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tare1

[tair] /tɛər/
noun
1.
any of various vetches, especially Vicia sativa.
2.
the seed of a vetch.
3.
Bible. a noxious weed, probably the darnel.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English: vetch; akin to Dutch tarwe wheat

tare2

[tair] /tɛər/
noun
1.
the weight of the wrapping, receptacle, or conveyance containing goods.
2.
a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.
3.
the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.
4.
a counterweight used in chemical analysis to balance the weight of a container.
5.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter T.
verb (used with object), tared, taring.
6.
to ascertain, note, or allow for the tare of.
Origin
1480-90; < Middle French (equivalent to Medieval Latin, Italian, Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese tara, Spanish atara) ≪ Arabic ṭarḥah what one throws away, derivative of ṭaraḥa to throw away

tare3

[tair] /tɛər/
verb, Archaic.
1.
simple past tense and past participle of tear2 .
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British Dictionary definitions for tares

tare1

/tɛə/
noun
1.
any of various vetch plants, such as Vicia hirsuta (hairy tare) of Eurasia and N Africa
2.
the seed of any of these plants
3.
(Bible) a troublesome weed, thought to be the darnel
Word Origin
C14: of unknown origin

tare2

/tɛə/
noun
1.
the weight of the wrapping or container in which goods are packed
2.
a deduction from gross weight to compensate for this
3.
the weight of a vehicle without its cargo, passengers, etc
4.
an empty container used as a counterbalance in determining net weight
verb
5.
(transitive) to weigh (a package, etc) in order to calculate the amount of tare
Word Origin
C15: from Old French: waste, from Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarhah something discarded, from taraha to reject
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Word Origin and History for tares

tare

n.

"kind of fodder plant, vetch," early 14c., perhaps cognate with Middle Dutch tarwe "wheat," from Proto-Germanic *tarwo, cognate with Breton draok, Welsh drewg "darnel," Sanskrit durva "a kind of millet grass," Greek darata, daratos "bread," Lithuanian dirva "a wheat-field." Used in 2nd Wyclif version (1388) of Matt. xxiii:25 to render Greek zizania as a weed among corn (earlier darnel and cockle had been used in this place); hence figurative use for "something noxious sown among something good" (1711).

"difference between gross and net weight," late 15c., from Middle French tare "wastage in goods, deficiency, imperfection" (15c.), from Italian tara, from Arabic tarah, literally "thing deducted or rejected," from taraha "to reject."

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tares in the Bible

the bearded darnel, mentioned only in Matt. 13:25-30. It is the Lolium temulentum, a species of rye-grass, the seeds of which are a strong soporific poison. It bears the closest resemblance to wheat till the ear appears, and only then the difference is discovered. It grows plentifully in Syria and Palestine.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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