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NOUN (5)

1. an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods;

2. any of several weedy vetches grown for forage;

3. weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous;
[syn: darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum]

4. the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo;

5. (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tear \Tear\ (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Tore (t[=o]r), ((Obs. Tare) (t[^a]r); p. p. Torn (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. Tearing.] [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, Epidermis, Tarre, Tirade.] 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. [1913 Webster] Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions. [1913 Webster] 3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home. [1913 Webster] The hand of fate Hath torn thee from me. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair. [1913 Webster] 5. To move violently; to agitate. "Once I loved torn ocean's roar." --Byron. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tare \Tare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tared; p. pr. & vb. n. Taring.] To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tare \Tare\, obs. imp. of Tear. Tore. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tare \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 darnel. [1913 Webster] Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? --Matt. xiii. 27. [1913 Webster] The "darnel" is said to be the tares of Scripture, and is the only deleterious species belonging to the whole order. --Baird. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the Vicia sativa, sometimes grown for fodder. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tare \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tare n 1: an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods 2: any of several weedy vetches grown for forage 3: weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous [syn: darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum] 4: the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo 5: (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "tare": abatement, agio, allowance, bank discount, bones, breakage, cash discount, chaff, chain discount, charge-off, concession, culm, cut, deadwood, deduction, depreciation, discount, dishwater, draff, drawback, dregs, dust, filings, garbage, gash, hogwash, husks, kickback, leavings, lees, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, penalty, penalty clause, percentage, potsherds, premium, price reduction, price-cut, rags, raspings, rebate, rebatement, reduction, refund, refuse, rollback, salvage, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, scum, setoff, shards, shavings, slack, slag, slop, slops, stubble, sweepings, swill, tares, time discount, trade discount, tret, underselling, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds, write-off
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TARE, weights. An allowance in the purchase and sale of merchandise, for the weight of the box, bag, or cask, or other thing, in which the goods are packed. It is also an allowance made for tiny defect, waste, or diminution in the weight, quality or quantity of goods. It differs from tret. (q.v.)