yare

[yair or especially for 1, 2, yahr]
adjective, yarer, yarest.
1.
quick; agile; lively.
2.
(of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3.
Archaic.
a.
ready; prepared.
b.
nimble; quick.
Also, yar (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- y- + earu ready; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar done, dressed (as meat)

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

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yare
"ready, prepared," O.E. gearo "ready," from P.Gmc. prefix *ga- + *arw-; related to gearwe "clothing, dress" (see gear). Cf. Du. gaar "done, dressed;" O.H.G. garo "ready, prepared, complete."
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Coarse textured soils have lower field capacity since the yare high in large pores subject to free drainage.
The yare part of a pilot project designed to remove pollutants from first flush storm water.
In healthy relationships, people respect each other for who the yare.
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