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Definition of "tare" [tare]

  • Any of various weedy plants of the genus Vicia, especially the common vetch. (noun)
  • Any of several weedy plants that grow in grain fields. (noun)
  • An unwelcome or objectionable element. (noun)
  • The weight of a container or wrapper that is deducted from the gross weight to obtain net weight. (noun)
  • A deduction from gross weight made to allow for the weight of a container. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tare" in a sentence
  • "Hold still, friend; we merchants always deduct a certain amount for the tare, which is to indemnify us against loss by the attachment of extraneous matter to the bales."
  • "[1] The tare is the weight of the container which is deducted from the gross weight to obtain the net weight of the product held in the container."
  • "A high speed, bi-directional USB link gives system designers the ability to communicate with sensors via PC-based software and monitor/control the functionality of features such as tare, peak, valley and selectable averaging, without having to manually change hardware settings."