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Monday, February 25, 2013

Definitions for yare

  1. quick; agile; lively.
  2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
  3. Archaic. a. ready; prepared. b. nimble; quick.

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Citations for yare
I reckon I was hopin' it would take us to the landin'. She looks yare to me. Jo Goodman, Crystal Passion
Faith, then, up foot! be yare, or, by the mass, I may forget that I am in some sort your captain and in some your debtor! Go! Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow
Origin of yare
Yare was used in Middle English before the year 900, but its Old English progenitor gearu meant "ready" or "prepared."