Tare vs. Tear

Tare vs. Tear — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Tare and Tear

Tarenoun

Any of several vetches native to Europe.

Tearverb

To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.

Tarenoun

Any of several weedy plants that grow in grain fields.

Tearverb

To cause to be pulled apart unintentionally, as by accident

tore my pants on the barbed wire.

Tarenoun

tares An unwelcome or objectionable element.

Tearverb

To lacerate (the skin, for example).

Tarenoun

The weight of a container or wrapper that is deducted from the gross weight to obtain net weight.

Tearverb

To make (an opening) in something by pulling it apart or by accident

I tore a hole in my stocking.

Tarenoun

A deduction from gross weight made to allow for the weight of a container.

Tearverb

To separate forcefully; wrench

tore the pipe from the wall.

Tarenoun

(Chemistry) A counterbalance, especially an empty vessel used to counterbalance the weight of a similar container.

Tearverb

To divide or disrupt

was torn between opposing choices.a country that was torn by strife.

Tareverb

To determine or indicate the tare of, especially to weigh in order to find out the tare.

Tearverb

To become torn

The fabric does not tear easily.

Tarenoun

(rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch (genus Vicia, esp. Vicia sativa)

Tearverb

To move with heedless speed; rush headlong

tore off down the road.tore along the avenue.

Tarenoun

Any of the tufted grasses of genus Lolium; darnel.

Tearverb

To become filled with tears

The strong wind caused my eyes to tear.

Tarenoun

A damaging weed growing in fields of grain.

Tearnoun

The act of tearing.

Tarenoun

The empty weight of a container; the tare weight or unladen weight.

Tearnoun

The result of tearing; a rip or rent

The shirt has a small tear.

Tarenoun

Any of various dipping sauces served with Japanese food, typically based on soy sauce.

Tearnoun

A great rush; a hurry.

Tareverb

To take into account the weight of the container, wrapping etc. in weighting merchandise.

Tearnoun

(Slang) A carousal; a spree.

Tareverb

(sciences) To set a zero value on an instrument (usually a balance) that discounts the starting point.

Tearnoun

A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lachrymal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.

Tarenoun

any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

Tearnoun

tears A profusion of this liquid spilling from the eyes and wetting the cheeks, especially as an expression of emotion.

Tarenoun

weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

Tearnoun

tears The act of weeping

criticism that left me in tears.

Tarenoun

counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used as a counterbalance to obtain net weight

Tearnoun

A drop of a liquid or hardened fluid.

Tearverb

(transitive) To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate.

He tore his coat on the nail.

Tearverb

(transitive) To injure as if by pulling apart.

He has a torn ligament.He tore some muscles in a weight-lifting accident.

Tearverb

(transitive) To destroy or reduce abstract unity or coherence, such as social, political or emotional.

He was torn by conflicting emotions.

Tearverb

(transitive) To make (an opening) with force or energy.

A piece of debris tore a tiny straight channel through the satellite.His boss will tear him a new one when he finds out.The artillery tore a gap in the line.

Tearverb

To remove by tearing.

Tear the coupon out of the newspaper.

Tearverb

To demolish

The slums were torn down to make way for the new development.

Tearverb

(intransitive) To become torn, especially accidentally.

My dress has torn.

Tearverb

(intransitive) To move or act with great speed, energy, or violence.

He went tearing down the hill at 90 miles per hour.The tornado lingered, tearing through town, leaving nothing upright.He tore into the backlog of complaints.

Tearverb

(intransitive) To smash or enter something with great force.

The chain shot tore into the approaching line of infantry.

Tearverb

(intransitive) To produce tears.

Her eyes began to tear in the harsh wind.

Tearnoun

A hole or break caused by tearing.

A small tear is easy to mend, if it is on the seam.

Tearnoun

(slang) A rampage.

to go on a tear

Tearnoun

A drop of clear, salty liquid produced from the eyes by crying or irritation.

There were big tears rolling down Lisa's cheeks.Ryan wiped the tear from the paper he was crying on.

Tearnoun

Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.

Tearnoun

(glass manufacture) A partially vitrified bit of clay in glass.

Tearnoun

That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.

Tearnoun

a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands;

his story brought tears to her eyes

Tearnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

there was a rip in his pantsshe had snags in her stockings

Tearnoun

an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;

they went on a bust that lasted three days

Tearnoun

the act of tearing;

he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear

Tearverb

separate or cause to separate abruptly;

The rope snappedtear the paper

Tearverb

to separate or be separated by force;

planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars

Tearverb

move quickly and violently;

The car tore down the streetHe came charging into my office

Tearverb

strip of feathers;

pull a chickenpluck the capon

Tearverb

fill with tears or shed tears;

Her eyes were tearing