Meaning of tare

tare

Pronunciation: (târ), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various vetches, esp. Vicia sativa.
  2. the seed of a vetch.
  3. a noxious weed, probably the darnel.

tare

Pronunciation: (târ), [key]
— n., v., tared, tar•ing.
—n.
  1. the weight of the wrapping, receptacle, or conveyance containing goods.
  2. a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.
  3. the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.
  4. a counterweight used in chemical analysis to balance the weight of a container.
  5. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter T.
—v.t.
  1. to ascertain, note, or allow for the tare of.

tare

Pronunciation: (târ), [key]
— v. Archaic.
  1. pt. and pp. of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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