from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as a skin or peel, that has been pared off.
- n. The act of removing the outer covering or skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of pare.
- n. A fragment or shaving that has been pared.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
- n. That which is pared off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of trimming something, or of reducing it in size or thickness by cutting or shaving off small portions from the surface or extremity.
- n. That which is pared off; a thin piece cut, clipped, or shaved off; hence, a scrap: as, cheese-parings; the parings of grass-lands.
- n. The rind or outermost crust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
- n. (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel
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They eventually will begin paring down their list to a second group of finalists and conduct a second round of interviews, Jeff Wilpon, the franchise's chief operating officer, said in a conference call.
On the contrary, the problem I had was in paring down the incredible wealth of stories I found about gun-toting women on both sides of the law.
If I can't get the Menaje, I guess we will just need to be more ruthless in paring down stuff, and maybe be subject to customs duty on what we can't part with.
She peeled it carefully and slowly; there never was a peach so long in paring; for it was hardly more than finished when they rose from table.
The truth is that for Unionists the idea of paring the claws of the Irish Party offers a tempting prospect.
In Greenville, S.C., a different Republican freshman with tea party ties, Rep. Trey Gowdy, also suggested during last week's congressional break a paring back of social programs.
Take about fifty Pippins; quarter and core them, without paring them: for the paring is the Cordialest part of them.
I do have to admit, the idea of paring down to core services at a time of extreme budget stress is a pretty good one.
But they have to come up with an agenda that produces growth in the economy, such as paring back regulations, such as attacking the corporate income tax.
This kind of paring down underlies Was She Pretty?,