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tansy
noun (plural tansies) Etymology: Middle English tansey, from Anglo-French tanesie, from Late Latin tanacita Date: 13th century a common Old World composite herb (Tanacetum ...
tansy ragwort
noun Date: circa 1900 an Old World yellow-flowered senecio (Senecio jacobaea) that is naturalized in North America and is toxic to livestock
tant mieux
foreign term Etymology: French so much the better
tant pis
foreign term Etymology: French so much the worse ; too bad
Tanta
geographical name city N Egypt in central Nile Delta population 372,000
tantalate
noun Date: 1849 a salt containing tantalum in combination with oxygen
tantalise
British variant of tantalize
tantalising
British variant of tantalizing
tantalite
noun Date: 1805 a mineral consisting of a heavy dark lustrous oxide of tantalum and usually other metals (as iron or manganese)
tantalize
verb (-lized; -lizing) Etymology: Tantalus Date: 1597 transitive verb to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually ...
tantalizer
noun see tantalize
tantalizing
adjective Date: circa 1683 possessing a quality that arouses or stimulates desire or interest; also mockingly or teasingly out of reach • tantalizingly adverb
tantalizingly
adverb see tantalizing
tantalum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Tantalus; from its inability to absorb acid Date: 1809 a gray-white ductile acid-resisting metallic element found combined in rare ...
Tantalus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Tantalos Date: 14th century 1. a legendary king of Lydia condemned to stand up to the chin in a pool of water in Hades and beneath ...
tantamount
adjective Etymology: obsolete tantamount, noun, equivalent, from Anglo-French tant amunter to amount to as much Date: 1641 equivalent in value, significance, or effect
tantara
noun Etymology: Latin taratantara, of imitative origin Date: 1584 the blare of a trumpet or horn
tantivy
I. adverb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1641 at a gallop II. noun (plural -tivies) Date: circa 1658 1. a rapid gallop or ride 2. tantara
tantra
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit, literally, warp, from tanoti he stretches, weaves; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin Date: 1799 one of ...
tantric
adjective see tantra
Tantrism
noun see tantra
Tantrist
noun see tantra
tantrum
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1714 a fit of bad temper
tanuki
noun Etymology: Japanese, raccoon dog Date: circa 1929 the fur of a raccoon dog; also raccoon dog
tanyard
noun Date: 1666 the section or part of a tannery housing tanning vats
Tanzania
geographical name republic E Africa formed 1964 by union of Tanganyika & Zanzibar capital Dar es Salaam area 364,900 square miles (945,091 square kilometers), population ...
Tanzanian
adjective or noun see Tanzania
tanzanite
noun Etymology: Tanzania, Africa Date: 1968 a mineral that is a deep blue variety of zoisite and is used as a gemstone
Tao
noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) dào, literally, way Date: 1736 1. a. the unconditional and unknowable source and guiding principle of all reality as conceived by ...
Taoism
also Daoism noun Etymology: Tao Date: 1838 1. a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. that teaches conformity to the Tao by ...
Taoist
adjective or noun see Taoism
Taoistic
adjective see Taoism
Taormina
or ancient Tauromenium geographical name commune Italy in NE Sicily
tap
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tappe, from Old English tæppa; akin to Old High German zapho tap Date: before 12th century 1. a. a plug for a hole (as in a cask) ; ...
tap dance
noun Date: 1928 1. a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added 2. something suggesting a tap ...
tap dancer
noun see tap dance
tap dancing
noun see tap dance
tap into
phrasal to make a strong or advantageous connection with
tap out
intransitive verb Date: 1939 to run out of money by betting
tap pants
noun plural Date: 1977 a loose-fitting woman's undergarment of a style similar to shorts formerly worn for tap dancing
tap water
noun Date: 1881 water as it comes from a tap (as in a home)
tap-dance
intransitive verb see tap dance
tap-in
noun Date: 1948 1. tip-in 2. a very short easy putt in golf
tap-off
noun Date: circa 1932 tip-off II
tapa
I. noun Etymology: Marquesan & Tahitian Date: 1817 a coarse cloth made in the Pacific islands from the pounded bark especially of the paper mulberry and usually decorated ...
Tapajos
or Tapajoz geographical name river N Brazil flowing NE into the Amazon — see Juruena
Tapajoz
geographical name see Tapajos
tape
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tæppe Date: before 12th century 1. a narrow woven fabric 2. a string or ribbon stretched breast-high above the finish ...
tape deck
noun Date: 1949 a device used to play back and often to record on magnetic tape that usually has to be connected to an audio system
tape grass
noun Date: circa 1818 any of several submerged aquatic monocotyledonous plants (genus Vallisneria of the family Hydrocharitaceae) with long ribbonlike leaves — called also ...
tape measure
noun Date: 1845 a narrow strip (as of a limp cloth or steel tape) marked off in units (as inches or centimeters) for measuring
tape recorder
noun Date: 1932 a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tape
tape recording
noun Date: 1940 magnetic recording on magnetic tape; also a recording made by this process
tape-record
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from tape recording Date: 1950 to make a recording of on magnetic tape
tapenade
noun Etymology: French tapénade, from Occitan tapenado, from tapeno caper, ultimately from Latin capparis — more at caper Date: 1952 a seasoned spread made chiefly with ...
taper
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tapor candle, wick, perhaps modification of Latin papyrus papyrus Date: before 12th century 1. a. a slender candle b. ...
taper off
verb Date: 1848 taper
taperer
noun Date: 15th century one who bears a taper in a religious procession
taperstick
noun Date: 1546 a candlestick that holds tapers
tapestried
adjective Date: 1769 1. covered or decorated with or as if with tapestry 2. woven or depicted in tapestry
tapestry
noun (plural -tries) Etymology: Middle English, modification of Anglo-French tapicerie, from tapit, tapis carpet, hanging, from Greek tapētion, diminutive of tapēt-, tapēs ...
tapestry carpet
noun Date: 1852 a carpet in which the designs are printed in colors on the threads before the fabric is woven
tapetum
noun (plural tapeta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tapete carpet, tapestry, from Greek tapēt-, tapēs carpet Date: 1713 1. any of various reflective membranous layers or ...
tapeworm
noun Etymology: from its shape Date: 1706 any of a class (Cestoda) of bilaterally symmetrical flatworms parasitic especially in the intestines of vertebrates — called also ...
taphole
noun Date: 1594 a hole for a tap; specifically a hole at or near the bottom of a furnace or ladle through which molten metal, matte, or slag can be tapped
taphonomic
adjective see taphonomy
taphonomist
noun see taphonomy
taphonomy
noun Etymology: Greek taphē burial + English -nomy Date: 1940 the study of the processes (as burial, decay, and preservation) that affect animal and plant remains as they ...
Tapi
geographical name river 436 miles (702 kilometers) W India S of Satpura Range flowing W into Gulf of Khambhat
tapioca
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi tɨpɨʔóka Date: 1707 1. a usually granular preparation of cassava starch used especially in puddings and as a thickening in liquid ...
tapir
noun (plural tapirs; also tapir) Etymology: Portuguese tapir, tapira, from Tupi tapiʔíra Date: 1774 any of a genus (Tapirus) of herbivorous chiefly nocturnal perissodactyl ...
tapis
noun Etymology: Anglo-French — more at tapestry Date: 15th century archaic a small tapestry used for hangings and floor and table coverings
Tappan Zee
geographical name expansion of Hudson River SE New York
tapped out
adjective Date: 1950 1. out of money ; broke 2. spent, exhausted
tapper
I. noun see tap II II. noun see tap III
tappet
noun Etymology: irregular from 3tap Date: 1745 a lever or projection moved by some other piece (as a cam) or intended to tap or touch something else to cause a particular ...
tapping
noun Date: 15th century the act, process, or means by which something is tapped
tappit hen
noun Etymology: Scots tappit, alteration of English topped Date: 1721 Scottish a drinking vessel with a knob on the lid
Taprobane
geographical name — see Ceylon
taproom
noun Date: 1807 barroom
taproot
noun Etymology: 1tap Date: 1601 1. a primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots 2. the central element or position in a line of growth ...
taps
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: probably alteration of earlier taptoo tattoo — more at tattoo Date: 1824 the last bugle call at night blown ...
tapsal-teerie
adverb Etymology: by alteration Date: 1784 Scottish topsy-turvy
tapster
noun Date: before 12th century bartender
Taquari
geographical name river 350 miles (565 kilometers) S central Brazil rising in S central Mato Grosso & flowing WSW into Paraguay River
taqueria
also taquería noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from taco taco Date: 1982 a Mexican restaurant specializing especially in tacos and burritos
taquería
noun see taqueria
Tar
geographical name river 215 miles (346 kilometers) NE North Carolina — see Pamlico
tar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English terr, tarr, from Old English teoru; akin to Old English trēow tree — more at tree Date: before 12th century 1. a. a dark brown or ...
tar and feather
phrasal to smear (a person) with tar and cover with feathers as a punishment or indignity
tar baby
noun Etymology: from the tar baby that trapped Brer Rabbit in an Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris Date: circa 1910 something from which it is nearly impossible to ...
Tar Heel
noun Date: 1864 a native or resident of North Carolina — used as a nickname
tar paper
noun Date: 1891 a heavy paper coated or impregnated with tar for use especially in building
tar pit
noun Date: 1839 an area in which natural bitumens collect and are exposed at the earth's surface and which tends to trap animals and preserve their hard parts (as bones or ...
tar sand
noun Date: 1899 a natural impregnation of sand or sandstone with petroleum from which the lighter portions have escaped
tar with the same brush
phrasal to mark or stain with the same fault or characteristic
Tara
geographical name village Ireland in County Meath NW of Dublin near Hill of Tara (seat of ancient Irish kings)
Ṭarābulus
geographical name 1. — see tripoli 1 2. — see tripoli 2
taradiddle
or tarradiddle noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1796 1. fib 2. pretentious nonsense
Tarahumara
noun (plural Tarahumara or Tarahumaras) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1874 1. a member of an American Indian people living in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico 2. the Uto-Aztecan ...
Taranaki
geographical name — see egmont (Mount)
tarantella
noun Etymology: Italian, from Taranto, Italy Date: 1782 a lively folk dance of southern Italy in 6/8 time
tarantism
noun Etymology: New Latin tarantismus, from Taranto, Italy Date: circa 1656 a dancing mania or malady of late medieval Europe
Taranto
or ancient Tarentum geographical name city & port SE Italy on Gulf of Taranto (inlet of Ionian Sea) population 244,512
tarantula
noun (plural tarantulas; also tarantulae) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Old Italian tarantola, from Taranto Date: 1561 1. a European wolf spider (Lycosa tarentula) ...
Tarascan
noun Etymology: Spanish tarasco Date: 1922 1. a member of an American Indian people of the state of Michoacán, Mexico 2. the language of the Tarascan people
Tarawa
geographical name island W Pacific containing capital of Kiribati area 8 square miles (21 square kilometers), population 28,802
Tarbell
biographical name Ida Minerva 1857-1944 American author
Tarbes
geographical name city SW France ESE of Pau population 50,228
tarboosh
also tarbush noun Etymology: Arabic ṭarbūsh Date: 1702 a red hat similar to the fez worn especially by Muslim men
tarbush
noun see tarboosh
Tardieu
biographical name André (-Pierre-Gabriel-Amédée) 1876-1945 French statesman
tardigrade
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin tardigradus slow-moving, from tardus slow + gradi to step, go — more at grade Date: 1860 any of a phylum (Tardigrada) of microscopic ...
tardily
adverb Date: circa 1598 1. at a slow pace 2. late
tardiness
noun see tardy I
tardive dyskinesia
noun Etymology: tardive tending toward late development (from French, feminine of tardif, from Middle French) + dyskinesia Date: 1964 a neurological disorder characterized by ...
tardo
adjective Etymology: Italian, from Latin tardus Date: circa 1843 slow — used as a direction in music
tardy
I. adjective (tardier; -est) Etymology: alteration of earlier tardif, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus Date: 15th century 1. moving slowly ; ...
tare
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; probably akin to Middle Dutch tarwe wheat Date: 14th century 1. a. the seed of a vetch b. any of several vetches (especially Vicia ...
Tarentum
geographical name see Taranto
targe
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century a light shield used especially by the Scots
target
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French targette, targuete, diminutive of targe light shield, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin ...
target date
noun Date: 1945 the date set for an event or for the completion of a project, goal, or quota
target language
noun Date: 1953 1. a language into which another language is to be translated — compare source language 2. a language other than one's native language that is being learned
targetable
adjective Date: 1964 capable of being aimed at a target
Targum
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew targūm, from Aramaic, translation Date: 1587 an Aramaic translation or paraphrase of a portion of the Old Testament
Tarifa, Cape
geographical name cape S Spain; southernmost point of continental Europe, at 36°01′N
tariff
I. noun Etymology: Italian tariffa, from Arabic ta‘rīf notification Date: 1592 1. a. a schedule of duties imposed by a government on imported or in some countries ...
Tarim
geographical name river 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) W China in Xinjiang Uygur in the Taklimakan flowing E & SE into a marshy depression
Tarkington
biographical name (Newton) Booth 1869-1946 American novelist
Tarlac
geographical name city Philippines in central Luzon population 688,457
tarlatan
noun Etymology: French tarlatane Date: circa 1741 a sheer cotton fabric in open plain weave usually heavily sized for stiffness
tarmac
noun Etymology: from Tarmac, a trademark Date: 1919 a tarmacadam road, apron, or runway
Tarmac
trademark — used for a bituminous binder for roads
tarmacadam
noun Date: 1882 1. a pavement constructioncted by spraying or pouring a tar binder over layers of crushed stone and then rolling 2. a material of tar and aggregates mixed in ...
tarn
noun Etymology: Middle English terne, tarne, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tjǫrn small lake Date: 14th century a small steep-banked mountain lake or pool
Tarn
geographical name river 233 miles (375 kilometers) S France flowing W into the Garonne
tarnation
noun Etymology: alteration of darnation, euphemism for damnation Date: 1790 damnation — often used as an interjection or intensive; often used with in
tarnish
I. verb Etymology: Middle English ternysshen, from Middle French terniss-, stem of ternir, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tarnan to hide Date: 15th ...
tarnishable
adjective see tarnish I
tarnished plant bug
noun Date: 1902 a common hemipterous brownish bug (Lygus lineolaris) of eastern North America that causes injury to plants especially by sucking sap from buds, leaves, and ...
Tarnów
geographical name city S Poland E of Kraków population 120,385
taro
noun (plural taros) Etymology: Tahitian & Maori Date: 1769 a large-leaved tropical Asian plant (Colocasia esculenta) of the arum family grown throughout the tropics for its ...
tarot
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian tarocchi (plural) Date: circa 1623 any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 pictorial cards used for fortune-telling
tarp
noun Date: 1906 tarpaulin
tarpaulin
noun Etymology: probably from 1tar + -palling, -pauling (from pall) Date: 1605 1. a piece of material (as durable plastic) used for protecting exposed objects or areas 2. ...
tarpon
noun (plural tarpon or tarpons) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1685 a large silvery elongate bony fish (Megalops atlanticus of the family Elopidae) that occurs especially in ...
Tarquinia
or formerly Corneto or ancient Tarquinii geographical name town central Italy in N Lazio
Tarquinii
geographical name see Tarquinia
tarradiddle
noun see taradiddle
tarragon
noun Etymology: Middle French targon, from Medieval Latin tarchon, from Middle Greek, from Arabic ṭarkhūn Date: 1538 a small widely cultivated perennial artemisia ...
Tarragona
geographical name 1. province NE Spain on the Mediterranean area 2426 square miles (6283 square kilometers), population 542,004 2. commune & port, its capital, SW of ...
Tarrasa
geographical name — see Terrassa
tarre
variant of tar
tarriance
noun Date: 15th century the act or an instance of tarrying
tarry
I. intransitive verb (tarried; tarrying) Etymology: Middle English tarien Date: 14th century 1. a. to delay or be tardy in acting or doing b. to linger in expectation ...
tarsal
I. adjective Date: 1817 1. of or relating to the tarsus 2. being or relating to plates of dense connective tissue that serve to stiffen the eyelids II. noun Date: 1881 a ...
Tarshish
geographical name ancient maritime country referred to in the Bible, located by some in S Spain & identified with Tartessus
tarsier
noun Etymology: French, from tarse tarsus, from New Latin tarsus Date: circa 1774 any of a genus (Tarsius of the family Tarsiidae) of small chiefly nocturnal and arboreal ...
tarsometatarsus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from tarsus + -o- + metatarsus Date: 1854 the large compound bone of the tarsus of a bird; also the segment of the limb it supports
tarsus
noun (plural tarsi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek tarsos wickerwork mat, flat of the foot, ankle, edge of the eyelid; akin to Greek tersesthai to become dry — more at ...
Tarsus
geographical name city S Turkey near the Cilician Gates capital of ancient Cilicia population 187,508
tart
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English teart sharp, severe; akin to Middle High German traz spite Date: before 12th century 1. agreeably sharp or acid to ...
tart up
transitive verb Date: 1938 dress up, fancy up
tartan
noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French tiretaine linsey-woolsey Date: circa 1500 1. a plaid textile design of Scottish origin consisting of stripes of varying width and ...
tartar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tartarum Date: 14th century 1. a substance consisting essentially of cream of tartar that is ...
Tartar
adjective see tartar II
tartar emetic
noun Date: circa 1704 a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt C8H4K2O12Sb2{bull}3H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and especially formerly ...
tartar sauce
or tartare sauce noun Etymology: French sauce tartare Date: 1855 a sauce made principally of mayonnaise and chopped pickles
tartare sauce
noun see tartar sauce
Tartarean
adjective Etymology: Latin tartareus, from Greek tartareios, from Tartaros Tartarus Date: 1592 of, relating to, or resembling Tartarus ; infernal
Tartarian
adjective see tartar II
tartaric acid
noun Date: 1810 a strong dicarboxylic acid C4H6O6 of plant origin that occurs in various isomeric forms, is usually obtained from tartar, and is used especially in food and ...
Tartarus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Tartaros Date: 1513 a section of Hades reserved for punishment of the wicked
Tartary
or Tatary geographical name a vast historical region in Asia & E Europe roughly extending from the Sea of Japan to the Dnieper
tarte tatin
noun (plural tarte tatins; also tartes tatin) Usage: often capitalized 2d T Etymology: French, Tatin tart, after the Tatin sisters of Lamotte-Beuvron, France Date: 1979 a ...
Tartessos
geographical name see Tartessus
Tartessus
or Tartessos geographical name ancient kingdom on SW coast of Spanish peninsula — see Tarshish
tartish
adjective see tart I
tartlet
noun Date: 14th century a small tart
tartly
adverb see tart I
tartness
noun see tart I
tartrate
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from French tartre tartar, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tartarum Date: 1794 a salt or ester of tartaric acid ...
Tartu
or German Dorpat geographical name city E Estonia W of Lake Peipus population 113,410
Tartuffe
noun Etymology: French Tartufe Date: 1686 a religious hypocrite and protagonist in Molière's play Tartuffe
tarty
adjective (tartier; -est) Etymology: 2tart Date: 1918 resembling or suggestive of a prostitute (as in clothing or manner)
Taser
trademark — used for a gun that fires electrified darts to stun and immobilize a person
Tashkent
geographical name city capital of Uzbekistan E of the Syr Dar'ya population 2,073,000
task
I. noun Etymology: Middle English taske, from Middle French dialect (Picardy, Flanders) tasque, from Medieval Latin tasca tax or service imposed by a feudal superior, alteration ...
task force
noun Date: 1941 a temporary grouping under one leader for the purpose of accomplishing a definite objective
taskmaster
noun Date: 1530 one that imposes a task or burdens another with labor
taskmistress
noun Date: 1603 a woman who is a taskmaster
Tasman
biographical name Abel Janszoon 1603?-?1659 Dutch navigator & explorer
Tasman Sea
geographical name the part of the S Pacific between SE Australia & W New Zealand
Tasman, Mount
geographical name mountain 11,475 feet (3498 meters) New Zealand in South Island in Southern Alps NE of Mt. Cook
Tasmania
or formerly Van Diemen's Land geographical name island SE Australia S of Victoria; a state capital Hobart area 26,383 square miles (68,332 square kilometers), population ...
Tasmanian
adjective or noun see Tasmania
Tasmanian devil
noun Date: circa 1867 a heavily built carnivorous nocturnal Tasmanian marsupial (Sarcophilus harrisii) that is about the size of a badger and has powerful jaws and teeth and ...
Tasmanian tiger
noun Date: circa 1891 a somewhat doglike carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) that formerly inhabited Tasmania but is now considered extinct — called also ...
Tasmanian wolf
noun see Tasmanian tiger
tasse
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French dialect (Artois, Flanders) taisse, tasse purse, pouch Date: 15th century one of a series of overlapping metal plates in a ...
tassel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, clasp, tassel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tassellus, alteration of Latin taxillus small die; akin to Latin talus anklebone, die ...
Tasso
biographical name Torquato 1544-1595 Italian poet
taste
I. verb (tasted; tasting) Etymology: Middle English, to touch, test, taste, from Anglo-French taster, from Vulgar Latin *taxitare, frequentative of Latin taxare to touch, feel ...
taste bud
noun Date: 1879 an end organ mediating the sensation of taste and lying chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue
tasteful
adjective Date: 1611 1. tasty 1a 2. having, exhibiting, or conforming to good taste • tastefully adverb • tastefulness noun
tastefully
adverb see tasteful
tastefulness
noun see tasteful
tasteless
adjective Date: 1591 1. a. having no taste ; insipid b. arousing no interest ; dull 2. not having or exhibiting good taste • tastelessly adverb • ...
tastelessly
adverb see tasteless
tastelessness
noun see tasteless
tastemaker
noun Date: 1954 one who sets the standards of what is currently popular or fashionable
taster
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that tastes: as a. one that tests (as tea) for quality by tasting b. a person who is able to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide 2. a ...
tastily
adverb see tasty
tastiness
noun see tasty
tasty
adjective (tastier; -est) Date: 1603 1. a. having a marked and appetizing flavor b. strikingly attractive or interesting 2. tasteful Synonyms: see palatable • ...
TAT
abbreviation thematic apperception test
tat
I. verb (tatted; tatting) Etymology: back-formation from tatting Date: 1858 intransitive verb to work at tatting transitive verb to make by tatting II. noun ...
Tatabanya
geographical name city NW Hungary population 75,300
tatami
noun (plural -mi or -mis) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1614 straw matting used as a floor covering in a Japanese home
Tatar
noun Etymology: Persian Tātār, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish Tatar Tatar Date: 1842 1. a member of any of a group of Turkic peoples found mainly in the Tatar Republic ...
Tatar Strait
geographical name strait between Sakhalin Island & mainland of Asia
Tatarstan
geographical name autonomous republic E central Russia in Europe capital Kazan' area 26,255 square miles (68,000 square kilometers), population 3,696,000
Tatary
geographical name see Tartary
Tate
I. biographical name (John Orley) Allen 1899-1979 American poet & critic II. biographical name Nahum 1652-1715 British dramatist; poet laureate (1692-1715)
tater
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1759 1. dialect potato 2. home run 1
Tatra
geographical name see Tatry
Tatry
or Tatra geographical name mountain group N Slovakia & S Poland in central Carpathian Mountains — see Gerlachovsky
tatsoi
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) daat-choi, from daat- sink, fall flat + choi vegetable (or from a cognate compound in another Chinese dialect) Date: 1987 an Asian mustard ...
tatter
I. Date: 14th century transitive verb to make ragged intransitive verb to become ragged II. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ...
tatterdemalion
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1608 a person dressed in ragged clothing ; ragamuffin II. adjective Date: 1614 1. ragged or disreputable in appearance 2. being ...
tattered
adjective Date: 14th century 1. wearing ragged clothes 2. torn into shreds ; ragged 3. a. broken down ; dilapidated b. being in a shattered condition ; ...
tattersall
noun Etymology: Tattersall's horse market, London, England Date: 1891 1. a pattern of colored lines forming squares of solid background 2. a fabric woven or printed in a ...
tattie
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1788 Scottish potato
tattiness
noun see tatty
tatting
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1842 1. a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle 2. the act or ...
tattle
I. noun Date: circa 1529 1. idle talk ; chatter 2. gossip II. verb (tattled; tattling) Etymology: Middle Dutch tatelen; akin to Middle English tateren to tattle Date: ...
tattler
noun Date: 1550 1. tattletale 2. any of various slender long-legged shorebirds (as the willet, yellowlegs, and redshank) of the sandpiper family with a loud and frequent ...
tattletale
noun Date: 1888 one that tattles ; informer
tattoo
I. noun (plural tattoos) Etymology: alteration of earlier taptoo, from Dutch taptoe, from the phrase tap toe! taps shut! Date: circa 1627 1. a rapid rhythmic rapping 2. ...
tattooer
noun see tattoo III
tattooist
noun see tattoo III
tatty
adjective (tattier; -est) Etymology: perhaps akin to Old English tætteca rag — more at tatter Date: 1513 rather worn, frayed, or dilapidated ; shabby • tattiness noun
Tatung
geographical name — see Datong
tau
noun Etymology: Middle English taw, from Latin tau, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew tāw taw Date: 14th century 1. the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet — ...
tau cross
noun Date: 15th century a T-shaped cross sometimes having expanded ends and foot — see cross illustration
tau particle
noun see tau
Taube
biographical name Henry 1915- American (Canadian-born) chemist
Taughannock Falls
geographical name waterfall 215 feet (66 meters) S central New York NW of Ithaca
taught
past and past participle of teach
taunt
I. noun Date: circa 1527 a sarcastic challenge or insult II. transitive verb Etymology: perhaps from Middle French tenter to try, tempt — more at tempt Date: 1539 to ...
taunter
noun see taunt II
tauntingly
adverb see taunt II
Taunton
geographical name city SE Massachusetts population 55,976
Taunus
geographical name mountain range SW central Germany E of the Rhine & N of lower Main River; highest peak Grosser Feldberg 2886 feet (880 meters)
taupe
noun Etymology: French, literally, mole, from Old French, from Latin talpa Date: circa 1909 a brownish gray
Taurean
noun Date: 1911 Taurus 2b
Tauric Chersonese
geographical name — see Chersonese
taurine
I. adjective Etymology: Latin taurinus, from taurus bull; akin to Greek tauros bull, Middle Irish tarb Date: 1613 of or relating to a bull ; bovine II. noun Etymology: ...
taurocholic acid
noun Etymology: Latin taurus + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + cholic (acid) Date: 1857 a bile acid C26H45NO7S derived from cholic acid and taurine and occurring ...
Tauromenium
geographical name see Taormina
Taurus
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin (genitive Tauri), literally, bull Date: 14th century 1. a zodiacal constellation that contains the Pleiades and Hyades and is ...
taut
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English tought, perhaps from tought, toughth fierce, tough, alteration of tough tough Date: 14th century 1. a. having no give or slack ; ...
taut-
or tauto- combining form Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from tauto the same, contraction of to auto same
tauten
verb (tautened; tautening) Date: circa 1814 transitive verb to make taut intransitive verb to become taut

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