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tare Tweet Definition of tare Like Definition of tare on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
  2. (rare) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain (with reference to Matthew 13:25: "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way." The King James Version (Authorized))
  • 1985, 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. " John Fowles, A Maggot
verb (tar, ing)
  1. To allow for the tare; to set a counter or meter to a valid zero (usually weight) value, discounting the weight of the empty container.
testament Tweet Definition of testament Like Definition of testament on Facebook
noun
  1. (Law) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his or her will as to disposal of his or her estate and effects after his or her death.
:Note: This is otherwise called a will, and sometimes a last will and testament. A testament, to be valid, must be made by a person of sound mind; and it must be executed and published in due form of law. A man or woman, in certain cases, may make a valid will by word of mouth only. See {Nuncupative will}, under {Nuncupative}.
  1. One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter.
He is the mediator of the new testament . . . for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament. --Heb. IX. 15.
testimony Tweet Definition of testimony Like Definition of testimony on Facebook
noun (plural: testimonies)
  1. Statements made by a witness in court.
  2. An account of first-hand experience.
  3. In a church service, a personal account, such as of one's conversion.
Thamar Tweet Definition of Thamar Like Definition of Thamar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, Tamar)
Thomas Tweet Definition of Thomas Like Definition of Thomas on Facebook
noun
  1. (derogatory) An infidel (used by Christians in reference to the Apostle mentioned above not believing that Jesus had risen from the dead).
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) of biblical origin.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.
Timothy Tweet Definition of Timothy Like Definition of Timothy on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Timothy)
  1. (biblical) Books in the New Testament of the Bible (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy), epistles to Timothy.
  2. (biblical character) A companion of Paul.
  3. (given name, male) of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.
Titus Tweet Definition of Titus Like Definition of Titus on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle to Titus)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) A book in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle to Titus.
Tobias Tweet Definition of Tobias Like Definition of Tobias on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The main character in the apocryphal Book of Tobit.
  2. (given name, male).

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