—n. 1. the weight of the wrapping, receptacle, or conveyance containing goods.
2. a deduction from the gross weight to allow for this.
3. the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.
4. a counterweight used in chemical analysis to balance the weight of a container.
5. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter T.
—v.t. to ascertain, note, or allow for the tare of.
Pronunciation: (târ),[key] —v.Archaic. pt. and pp. of tear2.