How Do You Spell TARE?

Pronunciation: [tˈe͡ə] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "tare" can be confusing due to its different meanings and pronunciations. When referring to the weight of a container, it is pronounced /teɪr/ and spelled "tare". However, when referring to a weed or vetch, it is pronounced /tɛər/ and spelled "tear". The difference in pronunciation is due to the vowel sound in the first syllable. It is important to consider context when using and spelling the word "tare" to avoid misunderstandings.

TARE Meaning and Definition

  1. Tare, as a noun, can have different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. Generally, it refers to the weight of a container, packaging, or any other material that is excluded when calculating the weight of the goods contained within it. In this sense, tare is deducted or zeroed out from the total weight in order to accurately determine the net weight of the contents.

    Tare can also refer to any unwanted matter or impurities that are present in a product or substance. For instance, in farming or gardening, tare could be the presence of weed seeds or other foreign matter in a batch of seeds or grain.

    As a verb, tare is used to describe the action of adjusting or zeroing out the weight of a container or packaging material before weighing the contents. This is often done in order to determine the net weight of the goods or substances without including the weight of the container.

    Moreover, tare is a term used in the field of chemistry to represent the weight of the empty vessel or container that holds a substance being weighed. By subtracting this tare weight from the overall weight of the container with the substance, the net weight of the substance itself can be obtained.

    In summary, tare can refer to the weight of a container or packaging material that is excluded when determining the net weight of the contents within it. It can also denote unwanted matter or impurities present in a product, or in chemistry, it represents the weight of the empty container. As a verb, tare describes the action of adjusting or excluding the weight of the container.

  2. In commerce, an allowance made for the weight of a box or other vessel containing the goods; hence, in chemistry, a control vessel kept by the side of, and exposed to the same influences as, the vessel holding the compounds under examination or treatment, used as a basis of comparison in weighing the crucible or other vessel containing the compound.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. • The allowance among merchants for the weight of the package; in Scrip., a plant or weed destructive to grains; a leguminous plant cultivated as food for horses and cattle; the vetch.
    • To ascertain the allowance for the weight of the package.
    • Did tear.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of TARE

The word "tare" has multiple origins and meanings depending on the context.

1. As a noun referring to a plant seed or a weed, "tare" originated in Middle English from the Old English word "tǣre", which denotes a type of vetch or weed.

2. As a noun representing the weight of an empty container or the weight of packaging material that is subtracted from the gross weight to calculate the net weight of goods, "tare" comes from the Middle English word "tare", which is derived from the Old French word "tare" or "tarre". This Old French term is ultimately rooted in the Latin word "tara", meaning "something subtracted or taken away".

3. As a verb meaning to set a digital weighing scale back to zero to eliminate the weight of a container or packaging material, the word "tare" has an uncertain etymology.

Similar spelling words for TARE

Plural form of TARE is TARES

Conjugate verb Tare


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