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[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
1480-1490
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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  • Test all new equipment, new high voltage lines and provide taring to staff of the proper operation of new equipment.
  • The same balance used for taring was used for weighing the samples.
British Dictionary definitions for taring

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 taring

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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