Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In com., an allowance formerly made to purchasers of certain kinds of goods on account of their being obliged to transport their purchases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Com.) An allowance to purchasers, for waste or refuse matter, of four pounds on every 104 pounds of suttle weight, or weight after the tare deducted.
  • 3d pers. sing. pres. of tread, for treadeth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete An allowance to purchasers, for waste or refuse matter, of four pounds on every 104 pounds of suttle weight, or weight after the tare is deducted.
  • verb Yorkshire, colloquial Simple past tense and past participle of treat.

Etymologies

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Probably by analogy with Germanic verbs such as meet, met.

Examples

  • 'Cos Ah foun' me a man - a real man, a simple, no-'count ole farmer that tret me like a man, an 'talked with me like a man!

    THE NUMBERS

  • But you know, he had a young black slave boy, just my age, and bright as a brass button - and I tell you, the way he tret that child would ha 'broke your heart!

    THE NUMBERS

  • Bees berri muhch cayrful, des kitteh es a tret to nashonal securty wif itz levl of kyootz.

    crumpled under weight of own cuteness - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • It is a labor to task the faculties of a man — such problems of profit and loss, of interest, of tare and tret, and gauging of all kinds in it, as demand a universal knowledge.

    Walden

  • When it comes to a question of tare and tret, false sentiment must be excluded.

    Erema

  • A Jew, once purchasing oil from a poor Arab, carried his villainy so far as actually to make his tare and tret weigh more than the skin-bag when full of oil, and coolly told the amazed Arab he had no money to give him for the value received.

    Travels in Morocco

  • We wondered why, but were too busy to tret about it.

    Operation Luna

  • 'Cos Ah foun' me a man - a real man, a simple, no-'count ole farmer that tret me like a man, an 'talked with me like a man!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • But you know, he had a young black slave boy, just my age, and bright as a brass button - and I tell you, the way he tret that child would ha 'broke your heart!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • But you know, he had a young black slave boy, just my age, and bright as a brass button - and I tell you, the way he tret that child would ha 'broke your heart!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

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