- (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
- (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))
verb (tar, ing)
- 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
- 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.
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