Definition of tare :
1. A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the V. sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.
2. A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; - alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel.
3. 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, bag, etc.
4. of Tear
5. To ascertain or mark the tare of ( goods).
- " Not so lout, I bray you," says the doctor; " I tare any ting vere life is concerned." - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
- Why, tare an' ouns, woman! - "Stories by English Authors: Ireland", Various.
- Think ye not that the thorns him spared, nor the briers, nay, not so, but tare his raiment, that scarce a knot might be tied with the soundest part thereof, and the blood spurted from his arms, and flanks, and legs, in forty places, or thirty, so that behind the Childe men might follow on the track of his blood in the grass. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.