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yare

[yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr] /yɛər or especially for 1, 2, yɑr/
adjective, yarer, yarest.
1.
quick; agile; lively.
2.
(of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3.
Archaic.
  1. ready; prepared.
  2. nimble; quick.
Also, yar (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- y- + earu ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar done, dressed (as meat)
Related forms
yarely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for yarely

yare

/jɛə/
adjective yarer, yarest
1.
(archaic or dialect) ready, brisk, or eager
2.
(of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
adverb
3.
(obsolete) readily or eagerly
Derived Forms
yarely, adverb
Word Origin
Old English gearu ready; related to Old Saxon, Old High German garo ready, prepared, Old Norse gorr
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yare

adj.

"ready, prepared," Old English gearo "ready," related to gearwe "clothing, dress" (see gear (n.)). Cf. Dutch gaar "done, dressed;" Old High German garo "ready, prepared, complete."

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