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T'ai-chou
geographical name see Taizhou
T'ai-nan
geographical name city SW Taiwan population 702,237
T'ai-tsu
biographical name — see Chao K'uang-yin
T'ang
noun see Tang
T'ang T'ai Tsung
biographical name 600-649 originally Li Shih-min Chinese emperor
t'other
pronoun or adjective see tother
T'ung-hua
or Tunghwa geographical name — see Tonghua
T-3
noun see T3
T-ball
noun Etymology: 2tee Date: 1976 baseball modified for youngsters in which the ball is batted from a tee of adjustable height rather than being pitched
T-bar
noun Date: 1948 a ski lift having a series of T-shaped bars each of which pulls two skiers — called also T-bar lift
T-bar lift
noun see T-bar
T-bill
noun Etymology: Treasury Date: 1973 a United States treasury note
T-bone
I. noun Date: 1934 a small steak from the thin end of the short loin containing a T-shaped bone and a small piece of tenderloin; also this bone — see beef ...
T-group
noun Etymology: training group Date: 1950 a group of people under the leadership of a trainer who seek to develop self-awareness and sensitivity to others by verbalizing ...
T-helper cell
noun Date: 1980 helper T cell
T-man
noun Etymology: Treasury man Date: 1937 a special agent of the United States Treasury Department
T-shirt
noun Date: 1920 a collarless short-sleeved or sleeveless usually cotton undershirt; also an outer shirt of similar design • T-shirted adjective
T-shirted
adjective see T-shirt
t-test
noun Date: 1932 a statistical test involving confidence limits for the random variable t of a t distribution and used especially in testing hypotheses about means of normal ...
T. rex
noun Etymology: New Latin, short for Tyrannosaurus rex Date: 1982 tyrannosaur
T3
also T-3 noun Etymology: T, abbreviation for thyronine + 3, number of iodine atoms attached to the thyronine nucleus Date: 1956 triiodothyronine
T4
noun Etymology: probably from thyronine, the amino acid of which thyroxine is a derivative + 4, the number of iodine atoms it contains Date: 1974 thyroxine
T4 cell
noun Etymology: T cell + CD4 Date: 1983 any of the T cells (as a helper T cell) that display the CD4 molecule on their surface and become severely depleted in AIDS — ...
T4 lymphocyte
noun see T4 cell
ta
noun Etymology: baby talk Date: 1772 British thanks
Ta
symbol tantalum
TA
abbreviation 1. teaching assistant 2. transactional analysis
Ta-lien
geographical name — see Dalian
tab
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1607 1. a. a short projecting device: as (1) a small flap or loop by which something may be grasped ...
tabanid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin tabanus horsefly Date: circa 1891 horsefly
tabard
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: as a. a tunic worn by a knight over ...
Tabasco
I. trademark — used for a pungent condiment sauce made from hot peppers II. geographical name state SE Mexico on the Caribbean SW of Yucatán Peninsula capital ...
tabbouleh
also tabouleh or tabouli noun Etymology: Arabic tabbūla Date: 1939 a salad of Lebanese origin consisting chiefly of cracked wheat, tomatoes, parsley, mint, onions, lemon ...
tabby
I. noun (plural tabbies) Etymology: French tabis, from Middle French atabis, from Medieval Latin attabi, from Arabic ‘attābī, from Al-‘Attābīya, quarter in Baghdad ...
tabernacle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut Date: 13th century 1. a. often capitalized a tent ...
tabernacular
adjective see tabernacle I
tabes
noun (plural tabes) Etymology: Latin, wasting disease, decay, from tabēre to decay — more at thaw Date: 1651 wasting accompanying a chronic disease • tabetic ...
tabes dorsalis
noun Etymology: New Latin, dorsal tabes Date: circa 1681 a syphilitic disorder of the nervous system marked by wasting, pain, limb weakness, ataxia, and disorders of ...
tabetic
adjective or noun see tabes
tabla
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tablā, from Arabic ṭabla Date: 1865 a pair of small different-sized hand drums used especially in music of India
Tablas
geographical name island central Philippines in Romblon group
tablature
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin tabulatus tablet, from Latin tabula Date: 1574 an instrumental notation indicating the string, fret, key, or finger to be ...
table
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tabule & Anglo-French table; both from Latin tabula board, tablet, list Date: before 12th ...
Table Bay
geographical name harbor of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
table d'hôte
noun Etymology: French, literally, host's table Date: circa 1617 1. a meal served to all guests at a stated hour and fixed price 2. a complete meal of several courses ...
table linen
noun Date: 15th century linen (as tablecloths and napkins) for the table
Table Mountain
geographical name mountain 3563 feet (1086 meters) Republic of South Africa S of Cape Town
table of organization
Date: circa 1918 a table listing the number and duties of personnel and the major items of equipment authorized for a military unit
table salt
noun Date: 1763 salt suitable for use at the table and in cooking
table soccer
noun Date: 1948 foosball
table sugar
noun Date: 1964 sugar 1a; especially granulated white sugar
table talk
noun Date: circa 1569 informal conversation at or as if at a dining table; especially the social talk of a celebrity recorded for publication
table tennis
noun Date: 1887 a game resembling tennis that is played on a tabletop with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball
table wine
noun Date: 1673 an unfortified wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol by volume and usually suitable for serving with food
table-hop
intransitive verb Date: 1942 to move from table to table (as in a restaurant) in order to chat with friends • table-hopper noun
table-hopper
noun see table-hop
tableau
noun (plural tableaux; also tableaus) Etymology: French, from Middle French tablel, diminutive of table, from Old French Date: 1660 1. a graphic description or representation ...
tableau curtain
noun Date: 1881 a stage curtain that opens in the center and has its sections drawn upward as well as to the side
tablecloth
noun Date: 15th century a covering spread over a dining table before the tableware is set
tableful
noun Date: 1535 as much or as many as a table can hold or accommodate
tableland
noun Date: 1697 a broad level elevated area ; plateau
tablemate
noun Date: 1624 a dining companion
tablespoon
noun Date: 1761 1. a large spoon used especially for serving 2. a unit of measure used especially in cookery equal to 1/2 fluid ounce (15 milliliters)
tablespoonful
noun (plural tablespoonfuls; also tablespoonsful) Date: 1772 1. enough to fill a tablespoon 2. tablespoon 2
tablet
noun Etymology: Middle English tablett, from Anglo-French tablet, diminutive of table table Date: 14th century 1. a. a flat slab or plaque suited for or bearing an ...
tabletop
noun Date: 1751 1. the top of a table 2. a photograph of small objects or a miniature scene arranged on a table • tabletop adjective
tableware
noun Date: 1766 utensils (as of china, glass, or silver) for table use
tabloid
I. adjective Etymology: from Tabloid, a trademark Date: 1901 1. compressed or condensed into small scope 2. of, relating to, or resembling tabloids; especially featuring ...
tabloidism
noun see tabloid I
taboo
I. adjective also tabu Etymology: Tongan tabu Date: 1777 1. forbidden to profane use or contact because of what are held to be dangerous supernatural powers 2. a. ...
tabor
also tabour noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Persian tabīr drum Date: 14th century a small drum with one head of soft calfskin used to ...
Tabor, Mount
geographical name mountain 1929 feet (588 meters) N Israel E of Nazareth
Tabora
geographical name city W central Tanzania population 67,392
taborer
also tabourer noun Date: 15th century one that plays on the tabor
taboret
or tabouret noun Etymology: French tabouret, literally, small drum, from Middle French, diminutive of tabor, tabour drum, from Old French Date: 1630 1. a cylindrical seat or ...
tabouleh
or tabouli variant of tabbouleh
tabouli
I. noun see tabbouleh II. see tabouleh
tabour
noun see tabor
tabourer
noun see taborer
tabouret
noun see taboret
Tabriz
I. noun (plural Tabriz) Etymology: Tabriz, Iran Date: 1900 a Persian rug usually having a cotton warp, firm wool pile, and a medallion design II. geographical name city NW ...
tabu
I. adjective see taboo I II. noun see taboo II III. transitive verb see taboo III
Tabuaeran
or formerly Fanning Island geographical name island W Pacific in the Line Islands area 15 square miles (39 square kilometers), population 376
tabula rasa
noun (plural tabulae rasae) Etymology: Latin, smoothed or erased tablet Date: 1535 1. the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside ...
tabular
adjective Etymology: Latin tabularis of boards, from tabula board, tablet Date: circa 1656 1. having a flat surface ; laminar 2. a. of, relating to, or arranged in a ...
tabulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin tabula tablet Date: 1734 1. to put into tabular form 2. to count, record, or list systematically • tabulation noun ...
tabulation
noun see tabulate
tabulator
noun see tabulate
tabun
noun Etymology: German Date: 1948 an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C5H11N2O2P similar to sarin in action
TAC
abbreviation Tactical Air Command
tacamahac
noun Etymology: Spanish tacamahaca, from Nahuatl tecamac medicinal resin Date: 1739 balsam poplar
TACAN
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: tactical air navigation Date: 1955 a system of navigation that uses ultrahigh frequency signals to determine the distance and ...
tacet
Etymology: Latin, literally, (it) is silent, from tacēre to be silent — more at tacit Date: circa 1724 — used as a direction in music to indicate that an instrument is ...
tach
noun Date: circa 1930 tachometer
tachinid
noun Etymology: New Latin Tachinidae, from Tachina, genus of flies, from Greek tachinos fleet, from tachys swift Date: 1888 any of a family (Tachinidae) of bristly usually ...
tachism
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French tachisme, from tache stain, spot, blob, from Old French teche, tache, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon tēkan sign, Old ...
tachist
adjective or noun see tachism
tachiste
adjective or noun see tachism
tachistoscope
noun Etymology: Greek tachistos (superlative of tachys swift) + International Scientific Vocabulary -scope Date: circa 1890 an apparatus for the brief exposure of visual ...
tachistoscopic
adjective see tachistoscope
tachistoscopically
adverb see tachistoscope
tachometer
noun Etymology: Greek tachos speed + English -meter Date: 1810 a device for indicating speed of rotation
tachy-
combining form Etymology: Greek, from tachys rapid ; accelerated
tachyarrhythmia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1926 arrhythmia characterized by a rapid irregular heartbeat
tachycardia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1889 relatively rapid heart action whether physiological (as after exercise) or pathological — compare bradycardia
tachyon
noun Etymology: tachy- + 2-on Date: 1967 a hypothetical particle held to travel only faster than light
tacit
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French tacite, from Latin tacitus silent, from past participle of tacēre to be silent; akin to Old High German dagēn to be ...
Tacitean
adjective see Tacitus
tacitly
adverb see tacit
tacitness
noun see tacit
taciturn
adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French taciturne, from Middle French, from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus Date: 1734 temperamentally disinclined to talk Synonyms: see ...
taciturnity
noun see taciturn
Tacitus
biographical name Cornelius circa A.D. 56-circa 120 Roman historian • Tacitean adjective
tack
I. verb Etymology: Middle English takken, from tak Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. attach; especially to fasten or affix with tacks 2. to join in a slight or ...
tackboard
noun Date: circa 1927 a board (as of cork) for tacking up notices and display materials
tacker
noun see tack I
tackifier
noun see tackify
tackify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1942 to make (as a resin adhesive) tacky or more tacky • tackifier noun
tackily
adverb Date: 1903 in a tacky manner ; so as to be tacky
tackiness
noun Date: 1883 the quality or state of being tacky
tackle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English takel; akin to Middle Dutch takel ship's rigging Date: 13th century 1. a set of the equipment used in a particular activity ; gear 2. ...
tackler
noun see tackle II
tackling
noun Date: 15th century tackle, gear
tacky
I. adjective (tackier; -est) Etymology: 2tack Date: 1788 somewhat sticky to the touch ; also characterized by tack ; adhesive II. adjective (tackier; -est) Etymology: ...
Tacna
geographical name city S Peru near Chilean border population 150,200; in region ( Tacna-Arica ) occupied 1884-1930 by Chile & now divided between Chile & Peru
taco
noun (plural tacos) Etymology: Mexican Spanish Date: 1914 a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and ...
Tacoma
geographical name city & port W Washington on Puget Sound S of Seattle population 193,556
Tacoma, Mount
geographical name — see rainier (Mount)
Taconic Range
geographical name mountains along N part of Connecticut-New York boundary & entire Massachusetts-New York boundary & in SW Vermont; highest peak Mt. Equinox (in Vermont) 3816 ...
taconite
noun Etymology: Taconic Range Date: 1892 a flintlike rock high enough in iron content to constitute a low-grade iron ore
tacrine
noun Etymology: tetra- + acridine Date: 1965 an anticholinesterase C13H14N2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially for the palliative treatment of cognitive ...
tact
noun Etymology: French, sense of touch, from Latin tactus, from tangere to touch — more at tangent Date: 1797 1. sensitive mental or aesthetic perception 2. a keen ...
tactful
adjective Date: 1864 having or showing tact • tactfully adverb • tactfulness noun
tactfully
adverb see tactful
tactfulness
noun see tactful
tactic
I. noun Etymology: New Latin tactica, from Greek taktikē, from feminine of taktikos Date: 1640 1. a device for accomplishing an end 2. a method of employing forces in ...
tactical
adjective Date: 1570 1. of or relating to combat tactics: as a. (1) of or occurring at the battlefront (2) using or being weapons or forces employed at the ...
tactically
adverb see tactical
tactician
noun Date: 1798 one versed in tactics
tactics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: New Latin tactica, plural, from Greek taktika, from neuter plural of taktikos of order, of tactics, fit for ...
tactile
adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French, from Latin tactilis, from tangere to touch — more at tangent Date: 1615 1. perceptible by touch ; tangible 2. of, relating ...
tactilely
adverb see tactile
tactility
noun Date: 1659 1. the capability of being felt or touched 2. responsiveness to stimulation of the sense of touch
taction
noun Etymology: Latin taction-, tactio, from tangere Date: circa 1623 touch
tactless
adjective Date: circa 1847 marked by lack of tact • tactlessly adverb • tactlessness noun
tactlessly
adverb see tactless
tactlessness
noun see tactless
tactual
adjective Etymology: Latin tactus sense of touch — more at tact Date: 1642 tactile 2 • tactually adverb
tactually
adverb see tactual
tad
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect, toad, from Middle English tode — more at toad Date: circa 1877 1. a small child; especially boy 2. a small or ...
Tadjoura, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of Gulf of Aden in E Djibouti
Tadmor
geographical name — see palmyra
tadpole
noun Etymology: Middle English taddepol, from tode toad + polle head Date: 15th century a larval amphibian; specifically a frog or toad larva that has a rounded body with ...
Tadzhik
variant of Tajik
tae kwon do
noun Usage: often capitalized T&K&D Etymology: Korean t'aekwŏndo, from t'ae- to kick + kwŏn fist + to way Date: 1967 a Korean art of unarmed self-defense characterized ...
taedium vitae
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1759 weariness or loathing of life
Taedong
geographical name river central North Korea flowing SW into Korea Bay
Taegu
or Daegu geographical name city SE South Korea NNW of Pusan population 2,248,000
Taejon
or Daejeon geographical name city central South Korea NW of Taegu population 1,064,000
tael
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Malay tahil Date: 1588 1. any of various Chinese units of value based on the value of a tael weight of silver 2. any of various units of ...
taenia
also tenia noun (plural taeniae or -nias) Etymology: Latin, ribbon, fillet, from Greek tainia; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin Date: 1563 1. a band on a ...
taeniasis
also teniasis noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin taenia tapeworm Date: circa 1890 infestation with or disease caused by tapeworms
taffeta
noun Etymology: Middle English taffata, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian taffettà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah woven Date: 14th century a crisp plain-woven ...
taffetized
adjective Date: 1949 of cloth having a crisp finish
taffrail
noun Etymology: modification of Dutch tafereel, from Middle Dutch, panel, from Old French tablel — more at tableau Date: circa 1704 1. the upper part of the stern of a ...
taffy
noun (plural taffies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1817 1. a boiled candy usually of molasses or brown sugar that is pulled until porous and light-colored 2. ...
Taft
I. biographical name Lorado 1860-1936 American sculptor II. biographical name Robert Alphonso 1889-1953 son of W.H. American politician III. biographical name William ...
TAG
abbreviation the adjutant general
tag
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tagge; akin to Middle Low German tagge, tacke twig, spike Date: 14th century 1. a loose hanging piece of cloth ; tatter 2. a metal or ...
tag along
intransitive verb Date: 1900 to follow another's lead especially in going from one place to another
tag end
noun Date: 1807 1. the last part 2. a miscellaneous or random bit
tag question
noun Date: 1933 a question (as isn't it in “it's fine, isn't it?”) added to a statement or command (as to gain the assent of or challenge the person addressed); also a ...
tag sale
noun Etymology: from the price tag on each item Date: 1955 garage sale
tag team
noun Etymology: 4tag Date: 1952 1. a team of two or more professional wrestlers who spell each other during a match 2. two or more people working in association toward the ...
tag up
intransitive verb Date: 1942 to touch a base before running in baseball after a fly ball is caught
tag, rag, and bobtail
or tagrag and bobtail noun Date: 1645 rabble
Tagalog
noun (plural Tagalog or Tagalogs) Etymology: Tagalog Date: 1808 1. a member of a people of central Luzon 2. an Austronesian language of the Tagalog people — compare ...
tagalong
noun Date: 1935 one that persistently and often annoyingly follows the lead of another
Taganrog
geographical name city S Russia in Europe on Gulf of Taganrog (NE arm of Sea of Azov) population 293,000
tagboard
noun Date: 1904 strong cardboard used especially for making shipping tags
tagger
noun Date: 1648 one that tags; especially a person who marks surfaces with graffiti
tagliatelle
noun Etymology: Italian, from tagliare to cut, from Late Latin taliare — more at tailor Date: 1899 fettuccine
tagline
noun Date: 1926 1. a final line (as in a play or joke); especially one that serves to clarify a point or create a dramatic effect 2. a reiterated phrase identified with an ...
Tagore
biographical name Rabindranath 1861-1941 Indian poet
tagrag and bobtail
noun see tag, rag, and bobtail
Tagus
or Spanish Tajo or Portuguese Tejo geographical name river 626 miles (1007 kilometers) Spain & Portugal flowing W into the Atlantic
tahini
noun Etymology: Arabic dialect ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥana to grind Date: 1950 a smooth paste of sesame seeds
Tahiti
geographical name island S Pacific in Windward group of the Society Islands; chief town Papeete area 402 square miles (1045 square kilometers), population 131,309
Tahitian
noun Date: 1825 1. a native or inhabitant of Tahiti 2. the Polynesian language of the Tahitians • Tahitian adjective
Tahoe, Lake
geographical name lake 22 miles (35 kilometers) long on California-Nevada boundary
tahr
noun Etymology: Nepali thār Date: 1835 any of a genus (Hemitragus) of wild Asian goats; especially one (H. jemlahicus) of the Himalayas having a reddish-brown to dark brown ...
tahsil
noun Etymology: Hindi tahsīl & Urdu taḥṣīl, from Arabic taḥṣīl collection of revenue Date: 1846 a district administration or revenue subdivision in India
Tai
noun (plural Tai) Date: 1693 1. a widespread group of peoples in southeast Asia associated ethnically with valley paddy-rice culture 2. a family of languages including Thai ...
tai chi
also t'ai chi noun Usage: often capitalized T&C Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) tàijíquán, from tàijí the Absolute in Chinese cosmology + quán fist, boxing Date: 1954 an ...
tai chi chuan
noun see tai chi
Tai Hu
geographical name lake about 45 miles (72 kilometers) long E China in Jiangsu
Tai Shan
geographical name mountain 5000 feet (1524 meters) E China in W Shandong
Taichung
geographical name city W Taiwan population 779,370
taiga
noun Etymology: Russian taĭga Date: 1888 a moist subarctic forest dominated by conifers (as spruce and fir) that begins where the tundra ends
tail
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tægel; akin to Old High German zagal tail, Middle Irish dúal lock of hair Date: before 12th ...
tail covert
noun Date: 1815 one of the coverts of the tail quills
tail end
noun Date: 14th century 1. buttocks, rump 2. the hindmost end 3. the concluding period
tail fin
noun Date: 1681 1. the terminal fin of a fish or cetacean 2. fin 2b
tailback
noun Date: 1930 1. the offensive football back farthest from the line of scrimmage 2. British a line of vehicles caused by a traffic slowdown or stoppage
tailboard
noun Date: 1805 chiefly British tailgate 1
tailbone
noun Date: circa 1577 1. a caudal vertebra 2. coccyx
tailcoat
noun Date: 1847 a coat with tails; especially a man's full-dress coat with two long tapering skirts at the back • tailcoated adjective
tailcoated
adjective see tailcoat
tailed
adjective see tail I
tailender
noun Date: 1885 one positioned at the end or in last place
tailer
noun see tail II
tailgate
I. noun Date: 1868 1. a board or gate at the rear of a vehicle that can be removed or let down (as for loading) 2. [from the custom of seating trombonists at the rear of ...
tailgater
noun see tailgate II
tailing
noun Date: 1764 1. residue separated in the preparation of various products (as grain or ores) — usually used in plural 2. the part of a projecting stone or brick inserted ...
taillamp
noun see taillight
taille
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from taillier to cut, tax Date: circa 1533 a tax formerly levied by a French king or seigneur on his subjects or on lands held ...
tailless
adjective see tail I
taillight
noun Date: 1844 a usually red warning light mounted at the rear of a vehicle — called also taillamp
taillike
adjective see tail I
tailor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English taillour, from Anglo-French taillur, from tailler, taillier to cut, from Late Latin taliare, from Latin talea plant cutting, thin piece of ...
tailor-made
I. adjective Date: 1832 1. made by a tailor or with a tailor's care and style 2. made or fitted especially to a particular use or purpose 3. factory made rather than ...
tailorbird
noun Date: 1769 any of a genus (Orthotomus of the family Sylviidae) of chiefly Asian warblers that stitch leaves together to support and hide their nests
tailored
adjective Date: 1862 1. fashioned or fitted to resemble a tailor's work 2. custom-made 3. having the look of one fitted by a custom tailor
tailoring
noun Date: 1662 1. a. the business or occupation of a tailor b. the work or workmanship of a tailor 2. the making or adapting of something to suit a particular ...
tailpiece
noun Date: 1601 1. a piece added at the end 2. a device from which the strings of a stringed instrument are stretched to the pegs — see violin illustration 3. an ...
tailpipe
noun Date: 1922 an outlet by which engine exhaust gases are expelled from a vehicle (as an automobile or jet aircraft)
tailplane
noun Date: 1909 the horizontal tail surfaces of an airplane including the stabilizer and the elevator
tailrace
noun Date: 1776 a race for conveying water away from a point of industrial application (as a waterwheel or turbine) after use
tailslide
noun Date: 1916 an aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft that has been pulled into a steep climb stalls and then loses altitude by dropping backward
tailspin
noun Date: 1917 1. spin 2a 2. a mental or emotional letdown or collapse 3. a sustained and usually severe decline or downturn
tailwater
noun Date: 1759 1. water below a dam or waterpower development 2. excess surface water draining especially from a field under cultivation
tailwind
noun Date: 1897 a wind having the same general direction as a course of movement (as of an aircraft)
Taínaron
or Matapan geographical name cape S Greece at S tip of Peloponnese between Gulfs of Laconia & Messenia
Taine
biographical name Hippolyte-Adolphe 1828-1893 French philosopher & critic
Taino
noun (plural Taino or Tainos) Etymology: Taino nitaino, tayno noble, lesser chief Date: 1836 1. the language of the Taino people 2. a member of an aboriginal Arawakan ...
taint
I. verb Etymology: Middle English teynten to color & taynten to attaint; Middle English teynten, from Anglo-French teinter, from teint, past participle of teindre, from Latin ...
taintless
adjective see taint II
Taiohae
geographical name town Nuku Hiva Island capital of the Marquesas
taipan
I. noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) daaih-bāan, from daaih big + bāan class Date: 1834 a powerful businessman and especially formerly a foreigner living and operating in ...
Taipei
geographical name city capital of (Nationalist) Republic of China, on Taiwan population 2,651,419
Tait
biographical name Archibald Campbell 1811-1882 archbishop of Canterbury (1869-82)
Taiwan
or Formosa geographical name island China off SE coast E of Fujian; belonged to Japan 1895-1945; since 1949 seat of (Nationalist) Republic of China (capital Taipei) area ...
Taiwan Strait
or Formosa Strait geographical name strait between Taiwan & China mainland connecting East China & South China seas
Taiwanese
adjective or noun see Taiwan
Taiyuan
or formerly Yangku geographical name city N China capital of Shanxi population 1,533,884
Taizhou
or T'ai-chou geographical name city E China in central Jiangsu
Tajik
or Tadzhik noun Date: 1815 1. a member of a Persian-speaking ethnic group living in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and adjacent areas of central Asia 2. the form of Persian ...
Tajikistan
geographical name country W central Asia bordering on China & Afghanistan; a constituent republic ( Tadzhik Republic (or Tadzhikistan) ) of the Union of Soviet Socialist ...
Tajo
geographical name see Tagus
Tajumulco
geographical name mountain 13,845 feet (4220 meters) W Guatemala; highest in Central America
taka
noun Etymology: Bengali ṭākā rupee, taka, from Sanskrit ṭaṅka stamped coin Date: 1972 — see money table
takahe
noun Etymology: Maori Date: 1851 a flightless bird (Porphyrio mantelli syn. Notornis mantelli) of the rail family that occurs in New Zealand
Takamatsu
geographical name city & port Japan in NE Shikoku on Inland Sea population 329,695
Takatsuki
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu population 359,867
take
I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive ...
take a back seat
phrasal to have or assume a secondary position or status
take a bath
phrasal to suffer a heavy financial loss
take a hike
also take a walk phrasal to go away ; leave
take a powder
phrasal to leave hurriedly
take a walk
phrasal see take a hike
take account of
phrasal to take into account
take advantage of
phrasal 1. to use to advantage ; profit by 2. to impose on ; exploit; also to exploit sexually
take after
phrasal to resemble in features, build, character, or disposition
take aim at
phrasal target 1

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