Found 2 items, similar to tare.
English → English
n 1: any of several weedy vetches grown for forage
2: weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other
cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
, bearded darnel
, Lolium temulentum
3: counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used
as a counterbalance to obtain net weight
English → English
, obs. imp. of Tear
, n. [Cf. Prov. E. tare brisk, eager, OE. tarefitch
the wild vetch.]
1. A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged
by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum
Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From
whence then hath it tares? --Matt. xiii.
is said to be the tares of Scripture,
and is the only deleterious species belonging to the
whole order. --Baird.
2. (Bot.) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous
herbs of the genus Vicia
; especially, the Vicia sativa
, sometimes grown for fodder.
, n. [F. tare; cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. tara; all fr.
Ar. tarah thrown away, removed, fr. taraha to reject,
Deficientcy in the weight or quantity of goods by reason of
the weight of the cask, bag, or whatever contains the
commodity, and is weighed with it; hence, the allowance or
abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller
makes to the buyer on account of the weight of such cask,
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tared
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).
(t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Tore
) (t[^a]r); p. p. Torn
(t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to
destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear,
zehren to consume, Icel. t[ae]ra, Goth. gata['i]ran to
destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear,
Gr. de`rein to flay, Skr. dar to burst. [root]63. Cf. Darn
1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend;
to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear
the skin or flesh.
Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak.
2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend;
as, a party or government torn by factions.
3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to
sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
The hand of fate
Hath torn thee from me. --Addison.
4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
5. To move violently; to agitate. “Once I loved torn ocean's
To tear a cat
, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially
applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak.
To tear down
, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.
To tear off
, to pull off by violence; to strip.
To tear out
, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear
out the eyes.
To tear up
, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by
violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the
foundation of government or order.