• WordNet 3.6
    • n tare (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
    • n tare the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo
    • n tare weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    • n tare any of several weedy vetches grown for forage
    • n tare an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tare (Bot) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the Vicia sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.
    • Tare A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel. "Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares ?""The “darnel” is said to be the tares of Scripture, and is the only deleterious species belonging to the whole order."
    • n Tare (Com) 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.
    • v. t Tare To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).
    • imp Tare Tore.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tare The weight of a motor-vehicle without its load of cargo or passengers; also, the weight of the vehicle empty, without its fuel-supply or necessary equipment.
    • tare Eager; brisk.
    • n tare A plant of the genus Vicia, otherwise known as vetch; most often the common vetch, V. sativa, an annual or biennial herb widely cultivated in Europe as a forage-plant. It is a low spreading or erect or almost climbing plant with pinnate leaves of from four to seven pairs of leaflets, bearing purple peaflowers, commonly single in the axils. The tare is used as green fodder or sometimes cured for hay. There are a summer and a winter variety. The name applies also somewhat specifically to V. hirsuta, and is loosely bestowed on other vetches and species of Lathyrus. The tare of Mat. xiii. 25, 36 is supposed to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel. Also called tarvetch.
    • n tare An obsolete or archaic preterit of tear.
    • n tare In com., a deduction made from the gross weight of goods as equivalent to the real or approximate weight of the cask, box, pot, bag, or other package containing them. Tare is said to be real when the true weight of the package is known and allowed for, average when it is estimated from similar known cases, and customary when a uniform rate is deducted. See tret.
    • n tare In chem., an empty vessel similar to one in which a chemical operation is conducted, and placed beside it during the operation. The tare serves to detect or compensate for any change in the weight of the other vessel.
    • tare To note or mark the weight of, as a container of any kind, for subsequent allowance of tare.
    • n tare A small silver coin formerly current in India.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tare tār any one of several species of vetch:
    • n Tare tār the weight of the vessel or package in which goods are contained: an allowance made for it, the remainder being the net weight.
    • pa.p Tare tār of tear (2).
    • n Tare tār (B.) an unidentified weed, prob. darnel.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tare,; cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. tara,; all fr. Ar. tarah, thrown away, removed, fr. taraha, to reject, remove
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. tear.


In literature:

While men sleep, the enemy very soon sows tares among the wheat.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Fill your pockets with tares or hay and feed him from his back.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
What can one do when the enemy sows tares?
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
We can't sow tares and reap wheat in this world, Miss Ross.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
It needs only a glance at the photograph of the two bales side by side to see the possible saving in waste and "city crop," or tare.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
Let us not destroy the good grain with the tares.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
So pulpit and pew conspire to foster the growth of the tares.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Wheat and tares are all one to her.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
If you think that, when you have sown tares, wheat will come up, you are greatly mistaken.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
Tares in the fruit were seen as the trials and vicissitudes of this life, wormholes as their tears.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown

In poetry:

'Then all was wheat without a tare,
Then all was righteous, fair, and true;
And I am he whose thoughtful care
Shall plant the Old World in the New.
"The Sower" by James Russell Lowell
The tares are spared for various ends,
Some, for the sake of praying friends;
Others, the Lord, against their will,
Employs his counsels to fulfill.
"The Wheat And Tares" by John Newton
Deep in thy youthful bosom place
The seeds of ev'ry Christian grace;
Lest the fiend's tares therein shou'd breed,
As 'twas not sown with virtue's seed.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
Aye, with you love the red and gold
Goes from my life, and leaves it cold
And dull and bare,
Why should I strive to live and learn
And smile and jest, and daily try
You from my heart to tare?
"Farewell" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
O garland not the worthless weeds
Which shade the sweet flowers in the meads,
Neglecting the most bright and fair
Like undiscerning zealots do,
Who rather love the false than true,
And to the grain prefer the tare.
"Elevated Aims" by John Bowring
Grave eyes, brave eyes, wert thou fain to bear them?
Once my love in childbed lay, and cried for pain.
I, too, bore dreams with tears, and the four winds tare them.
"My children are thy dreams warm with life again."
"The Gate-Keeper" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

The 24-year-old is wearing round-framed glasses, his class ring from Eastern Washington University, and a T-shirt featuring Animal Collective's Avey Tare.
The band has been compared to Animal Collective, which is reductive to a fault, but live, one can see similarities between the vocal styles of Conveyor 's lead singer and Avey Tare.
EMPIRE — Margaret D Tare , 96, of Empire, passed away Nov 10, 2012, at Bortz Health Care.
On June 20, 1942, Margaret married the late Peter Tare .
) This is the season when the 'Wheat, and Tare ' can be harvested, and separated, one 'taken,' to the Barn, and the other, 'bundled,' for the Flame.
The first sound of Avey Tare 's set Wednesday night at U Street Music Hall was a horrible and grating squelch of noise.
Avey Tare 's songs made you feel as if you were being pounded into the ground.
Down There in Alligatorland With Avey Tare .
Animal Collective member Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is in town tonight promoting his swampy new album, Down There.
Avey Tare and vintage cocktails.
Beet Processor Ag Managers Outline Policies, Including 'Financial Incentive' Features for Upper Midwest Growers Everyone agrees "less is better" when it comes to tare dirt.
The steel body and low tare weight of Tealinc's 2,300-cu.-ft.
Simply tare the scale to zero with a net or bucket attached, place the fish inside the net and wait for the beep indicating the accurate weight.
The Alliance/Ohaus Trooper Count Series Scale provides up to 300 memory locations that can store average piece weights, tare weights, part numbers, accumulations, and other data for up to 60 items.

In science:

However, because gravity is geometry in general relativity, when the gravitational field becomes singular, the continuum tares and the space-time itself ends.
Singularity Resolution in Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Brief Overview