Pare

[p_ˈeə], [pˈe͡ə], [pˈe‍ə]

Definitions of pare:

  1.   remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; " pare one's fingernails"; " trim the photograph"; " trim lumber"
  2.   Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.
  3.   To cut or shave off the outside or ends of; as, to pare an apple; to cut away little by little; reduce.
  4.   To cut or shave off; to diminish by little and little.
  5.   To cut or shave off: to diminish by littles.
  6.   To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.
  7.   decrease gradually or bit by bit
  8.   cut small bits or pare shavings from; " whittle a piece of wood"
  9.   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.
  10.   To cut or shave off a covering skin or peel of; diminish by taking away a little at a time.
  11.   To slice or shave off from the surface; to diminish by little and little; to trim.
  12.   remove the edges from; " pare one's fingernails"; " trim the photograph"
  13.   To shave off; cut away the surface of.
  14.   strip the skin off; " pare apples"
  15.   Parer.

Antonyms for pare:

extend, lengthen, elongate.


Quotes for pare:

  1. Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that's not working. Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor. – Kurt Loder
  2. It was nice, though, to have the long term benefit to be able to pare away those things and eventually make the character my own and put my own unique stamp. – Michael Shanks
  3. I have learned to pare down what I do and still be effective and strong in a role. – Mira Sorvino

Usage examples for pare:

  1. Thine ears he'll lop, and pare the nose away From thy pale ghastly visage: dire to tell! ” – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  2. The Italians pare their oranges as we do apples; but I like best to open them first, and see the yellow meat in the white casket. ” – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. “ I'll come up and pare apples for two whole days if you'll let me have Lucy and Tom. ” – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  4. When they are to be dressed, wash them, but do not pare or cut them, unless they are very large. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  5. Pare and core twenty pippins, put them in a stewpan, with as little water as possible. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. Pare off the skin; cut them into slices; dust with salt and pepper. ” – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  7. Pineapple Salad: Pare and core a very ripe, sweet pineapple, cut in slices crosswise, lay the slices in a bowl, with a sprinkle of sugar, half a cup rum or sherry, all the juice shed in cutting up, and a grate of nutmeg. ” – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  8. Pare and core apples. ” – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  9. Austin was peeling an apple, intent on seeing how long a strip he could pare off without breaking it. ” – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  10. Pare the injured claw as short as it will bear. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  11. Another way is, to pare and quarter four large apples, boil them tender, with the rind of a lemon, in so little water that it may be exhausted in the boiling. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  12. It has become the fashion of recent years to break up the sward of the downs, to pare off the turf and burn it, and scatter the ashes over the soil newly turned up by the plough; the idea being mainly to keep more sheep by the aid of turnips and green crops than could be grazed upon the grass. ” – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  13. Adam is concerned to put the very best face on the matter, and he does not say, " the woman whom thou gavest to train up the vines, to pare the apples, to stone the raisins, to gather the currants, to press the grapes, to preserve the peaches," or for any other purposes of an Eden household. ” – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  14. That evening Morag said, " To- morrow I must pre- pare for my journey to the Queen of Senlabor. ” – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  15. We next place the two halves together, and chuck the block so formed in the three positions necessary to bore out the openings; or if preferred, we may pare them out. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  16. “ I do know a few Shetlanders that could pare the skin off thy teeth, but we Orcadeans are simple honest folk that just live, and let live." ” – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  17. Pare down the cold beef into thin shreds, season with pepper and salt, and mix it with the batter. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  18. Give the President the same authority that 43 Governors use in their States: the right to reach into massive appropriation bills, pare away the waste, and enforce budget discipline. ” – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  19. “ No, I can't tell stories and pare apples, too. ” – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  20. But if you are still in Paris, you have that beautiful Pare Monceau under your eyes where you are walking, I hope, since you have to. ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie

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