Definition of Pare

1. Verb. Decrease gradually or bit by bit.

Exact synonyms: Pare Down
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify



2. Verb. Cut small bits or pare shavings from. "Whittle a piece of wood"
Exact synonyms: Whittle
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Paring, Whittler

3. Verb. Strip the skin off. "The chefs pare the vegetables"; "Pare apples"
Exact synonyms: Peel, Skin
Specialized synonyms: Peel Off, Flay
Generic synonyms: Strip
Derivative terms: Parer, Paring, Peel, Peeler, Peeler, Skin, Skinner

4. Verb. Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size. "Trim lumber"
Exact synonyms: Trim
Specialized synonyms: Dress
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Parer, Trimmer

Definition of Pare

1. v. t. To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.

Definition of Pare

1. Verb. (transitive) To remove the outer covering or skin of something with a cutting device, typically a knife. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To reduce, diminish or trim gradually something as if by cutting off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pare

1. to cut off the outer covering of [v PARED, PARING, PARES]

Medical Definition of Pare

1. 1. To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof. 2. To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies. 3. To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen. "The king began to pare a little the privilege of clergy." (Bacon) Origin: F. Parer to pare, as a horse's hoofs, to dress or curry, as, leather, to clear, as anchors or cables, to parry, ward off, fr. L. Parare to prepare. Cf. Empire, Parade, Pardon, Parry, Prepare. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pare

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pardon
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pardon my French
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pardonless
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parecon
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pareidolia
pareidolias

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