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Vare \Vare\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A weasel. [Prov. Eng.]

Vare widgeon (Zo["o]l.), a female or young male of the smew; a weasel duck; -- so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a vare, or weasel. [Prov. Eng.]


Vare \Vare\, n. [Sp. vara staff, wand, L. vara forked pole.] A wand or staff of authority or justice. [Obs.]

His hand a vare of justice did uphold.


Etymology 1 n. (context UK dialect English) A weasel. Etymology 2

n. A wand or staff of authority or justice.


Vare is the surname of:

  • William Scott Vare (1867–1934), American construction contractor and Republican Party politician
  • Glenna Collett-Vare (1903–1989), American Hall of Fame golfing champion
  • Jack Vare (born 1986), Papua New Guinean cricketer
  • Marjaana Vare (born 1967), Paralympian athlete from Finland
  • Ethlie Ann Vare, (born 1953), journalist and screenwriter

Usage examples of "vare".

At that moment the long goatlike head of Elder Vare broke the surface, mouth open in a strangled yelp for aid.

Shortly after that, Ned Vare and a local lawyer named Shellman savaged the State Highway Department so badly that all plans to bring the four-lane highway through town were completely de-funded.