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tare (n.1)

"kind of fodder plant, vetch," c. 1300, perhaps cognate with or from Middle Dutch tarwe "wheat," from a Germanic source perhaps related to Breton draok, Welsh drewg "darnel," Sanskrit durva "a kind of millet grass," Greek darata, daratos "bread," Lithuanian dirva "a wheat-field." Used in 2nd Wyclif version (1388) of Matthew xiii.25 to render Greek zizania as a weed among corn (earlier darnel and cockle had been used in this place); hence figurative use for "something noxious sown among something good" (1711).

tare (n.2)

"allowable difference between gross and net weight, deduction made from gross weight of goods to account for approximate weight of packaging or container holding them," late 15c., from Anglo-French tare "wastage in goods, deficiency, imperfection" (15c.), from Italian tara, Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarah, literally "thing deducted or rejected, that which is thrown away," from taraha "to reject."

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Definitions of tare from WordNet

tare (n.)
an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods;
tare (n.)
any of several weedy vetches grown for forage;
tare (n.)
weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous;
Synonyms: darnel / bearded darnel / cheat / Lolium temulentum
tare (n.)
the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo;
tare (n.)
(chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals;
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