tare

2 [tair]
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

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tare

3 [tair]
verb Archaic.
simple past tense and past participle of tear2.
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tare1 (tɛə)
 
n
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
 
[C14: of unknown origin]

tare2 (tɛə)
 
n
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
 
vb
5.  (tr) to weigh (a package, etc) in order to calculate the amount of tare
 
[C15: from Old French: waste, from Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarhah something discarded, from taraha to reject]

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Word Origin & History

tare
"kind of fodder plant, vetch," early 14c., perhaps cognate with M.Du. tarwe "wheat," from P.Gmc. *tarwo, cognate with Bret. draok, Welsh drewg "darnel," Skt. durva "a kind of millet grass," Gk. darata, daratos "bread," Lith. dirva "a wheat-field." Used in 2nd Wycliffe version (1388) of Matt. xxiii:25
to render Gk. zizania as a weed among corn (earlier darnel and cockle had been used in this place); hence fig. use for "something noxious sown among something good" (1711).

tare
"difference between gross and net weight," 1486, from M.Fr. tare "wastage in goods, deficiency, imperfection" (15c.), from It. tara, from Arabic tarah, lit. "thing deducted or rejected," from taraha "to reject."
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Medical Dictionary

tear 1 (târ)
n.
A rip or rent in a material or structure.

tear 2 (tēr)
n.
A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lacrimal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.

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tear   (tîr)  Pronunciation Key 
A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
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Example sentences
More then likely they would have been called treasonous and tared and feathered.
Always wear gloves whenever handling the tared sample vials.
The balance is tared and the filter placed on the balance.
Ensure that the bag used to hold the bird for weighing is tared from the scale read weight prior to placing the bird into the bag.
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