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Word of the Day 10/18/20 Yare

Yare (adjective)
yare [ yair or, especially for 1, 2, yahr ]


adjective, yar·er, yar·est.
1. quick; agile; lively.
2. (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
3. Archaic.
a. ready; prepared.
b. nimble; quick.

OTHER WORDS FROM YARE
yarely, adverb

Also yar [yahr, yair] (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin: First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English gearu, gearo, equivalent to ge- archaic prefix + earu “ready”; cognate with Dutch gaar, German gar “done, dressed (as meat)”; see y-

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR YARE
Hiere or Yare that drowneth the name of Wantsume, so soone as he meeteth withall.
CHRONICLES (1 OF 6): THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAINE|RAPHAELL HOLINSHED

Yare nere content, Crying nor laughingThe meaning is, of course: You are never content with us, whether we are crying or laughing.
THE FATAL DOWRY|PHILIP MASSINGER

Many thousands of fish were killed in the Yare by the ingress of salt water.
NORFOLK ANNALS|CHARLES MACKIE

That will do, for the present; let us yare a little, now, for a change.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?|MARK TWAIN

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