|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|
|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]|
tear 1 (târ)
A rip or rent in a material or structure.
tear 2 (tēr)
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.
|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.