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Valid words made from Tare

You can make 26 words from 'tare' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tare'

ARET 4RATE 4
TARE 4TEAR 4

3 letters words from 'tare'

ARE 3ART 3
ATE 3EAR 3
EAT 3ERA 3
ETA 3RAT 3
RET 3TAE 3
TAR 3TEA 3

2 letters words from 'tare'

AE 2AR 2
AT 2EA 2
ER 2ET 2
RE 2TA 2
TE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of tare

tare atre trae rtae arte rate taer ater tear etar aetr eatr trea rtea tera etra reta erta aret raet aert eart reat erat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tare. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tare.

Definitions and meaning of tare

tare

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /teː/, /teə/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɛː/, /tɛə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɛɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
  • Homophones: tear

Etymology 1

From Middle English tare (vetch), from Old English *taru, from Proto-West Germanic *taru (compare Dutch tarwe (wheat)), from Proto-Indo-European *der- (compare Lithuanian dirvà (field), Russian дере́вня (derévnja, village, thorp), Ancient Greek δάρατος (dáratos, bread), Sanskrit दूर्वा (dū́rvā, panic grass, millet), Welsh drewg (darnel)).

Noun

tare (plural tares)

  1. (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch (genus Vicia, esp. Vicia sativa)
  2. Any of the tufted grasses of genus Lolium; darnel.
  3. (rare, figurative) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain.
    • Matthew 13:25 (KJV)
      But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
    • 1985, John Fowles, A Maggot:
      I saw as I thought an uncle and guardian who has led a sober, industrious and Christian life and finds himself obliged to look on the tares of folly in his own close kin.
Derived terms
  • slender tare (Vicia parviflora)
  • hairy tare (Vicia hirsuta)
  • smooth tare (Vicia tetrasperma)

Etymology 2

Middle French tare, from Italian tara, from Arabic طَرْحَة(ṭarḥa, that which is thrown away), a derivative of طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, to throw (away)).

Noun

tare (plural tares)

  1. The empty weight of a container; the tare weight or unladen weight.
Translations
See also
  • cloff
  • gross
  • net
  • tret

Verb

tare (third-person singular simple present tares, present participle taring, simple past and past participle tared)

  1. (chiefly business and law) To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weighting merchandise.
    • 1886, Records of the History, Laws, Regulations, and Statistics of the Tobacco Trade of the United Kingdom, p. 86,
      he is [] to tare such number of bales as may be deemed necessary to settle the net weight for duty.
  2. (sciences) To set a zero value on an instrument (usually a balance) that discounts the starting point.
    • 2003, Dany Spencer Adams, Lab Math, CSHL Press, p. 63,
      Spectrometers, for example, must be zeroed before each reading; balances must be tared before each weighing.
Usage notes
  • In measuring instruments other than balances, this process is usually called zeroing.
Synonyms
  • (to set a zero value): zero
Translations

Etymology 3

Verb

tare

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of tear

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Japanese 垂れ.

Noun

tare (uncountable)

  1. Any of various dipping sauces served with Japanese food, typically based on soy sauce.

References

  • tare at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • tare in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Anagrams

  • 'eart, Ater, Reta, aret, rate, tear, tera-

French

Etymology

From Medieval Latin tara or Italian tara, from Arabic طَرْح(ṭarḥ, rubbish, refuse), from طَرَحَ(ṭaraḥa, reject, deduct).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taʁ/

Noun

tare f (plural tares)

  1. (archaic) deficiency
  2. defect, vice, flaw
  3. tare (empty weight)

Derived terms

  • tarer

Further reading

  • “tare” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • âtre, rate, raté

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -are

Noun

tare f

  1. plural of tara

Anagrams

  • arte, atre, erta, etra, rate, trae

Japanese

Romanization

tare

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たれ

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • thar, thare, taare

Etymology

From Old English *taru, from Proto-West Germanic *taru.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːr(ə)/

Noun

tare (plural tares or taren)

  1. Vetch or tare; a member of the genus Vicia.
  2. The seed of vetch, especially referring to something worthless.
  3. (rare) Lolium temulentum (poison darnel).

Descendants

  • English: tare
  • Scots: tare, teer, tere

References

  • “tā̆r(e (n.(1))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-12-22.

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin tālem, accusative of tālis. The sense of "distinguished" or "so great / excellent" in Latin probably eventually became "strong" in earlier Romanian, finally taking on the more literal meaning of "hard" or "tough". Compare also atare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.re]

Adjective

tare m or f or n (plural tari)

  1. (of a material) hard, tough, solid
    Pâinea este foarte tare.
    The bread is very hard.
  2. (of a person) strong
  3. (of a voice) loud, strong, powerful
  4. (of an alcoholic drink) strong, hard
  5. fierce, vehement, intense, vigorous
  6. mighty, durable, lasting, sturdy
  7. (colloquial) cool

Declension

Synonyms

  • (hard): dur
  • (strong): puternic

Derived terms

  • întări

Adverb

tare

  1. strongly
  2. quickly and well
  3. very
  4. out loud

Related terms

  • atare
  • cutare

Spanish

Verb

tare

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tarar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tarar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tarar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tarar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TARDY, (Shakespeare) to retard.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)