Tare

Noun

  • (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
  • Any of various dipping sauces served with Japanese food, typically based on soy sauce.
  • The empty weight of a container; the tare weight or unladen weight.
  • (rare) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain.

Verb

  • (chiefly business and law) To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weighting merchandise.
  • (obsolete) simple past tense of tear
  • (sciences) To set a zero value on an instrument (usually a balance) that discounts the starting point.

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