Definitions for: Tare

[n] counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used as a counterbalance to obtain net weight
[n] weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
[n] any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

Webster (1913) Definition: Tare, obs. imp. of Tear.

Tare, 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, or

Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From
whence then hath it tares? --Matt. xiii.

The ``darnel'' 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 V. sativa,
sometimes grown for fodder.

Tare, n. [F. tare; cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. tara; all fr.
Ar. tarah thrown away, removed, fr. taraha to reject,
remove.] (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.

Tare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tared; p. pr. & vb. n.
To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).

Synonyms: bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, Lolium temulentum

See Also: balance, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer, genus Vicia, hairy tare, hairy vetch, rye grass, ryegrass, vetch, Vicia, Vicia villosa

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