Word of the Day Archive
Monday February 25, 2013
1. quick; agile; lively.
2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3. Archaic. a. ready; prepared. b. nimble; quick.
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
Yare was used in Middle English before the year 900, but its Old English progenitor gearu meant "ready" or "prepared."