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tokomak
noun see tokamak
tokonoma
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1871 a niche or alcove in the wall of a Japanese house for the display of a decorative object
Tokorozawa
geographical name city Japan on Honshu, a suburb of Tokyo population 303,047
Tokugawa
biographical name Ieyasu 1543-1616 originally Matsudaira Takechiyo Japanese shogun (1603-05); founder of last Japanese shogunate (1603-1867)
Tokushima
geographical name city & port Japan on E coast of Shikoku Island population 264,503
Tokyo
or formerly Edo or Yedo geographical name city capital of Japan in SE Honshu on Tokyo Bay (inlet of the Pacific) population 11,854,987 • Tokyoite noun
Tokyoite
noun see Tokyo
Tol'yatti
or Togliatti or formerly Stavropol' geographical name city SE central Russia in Europe NW of Samara population 666,000
tol-
or tolu- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from toluene toluene
tola
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tolā, from Sanskrit tulā weight; akin to Latin tollere to lift up Date: 1614 a unit of weight of India equal to 180 grains troy or 0.375 ounce ...
tolar
noun (plural tolarjev or tolars) Etymology: Slovenian (nominative plural tolarji, genitive plural tolarjev), from German Taler taler Date: 1991 — see money table
tolbooth
noun Etymology: Middle English tolbothe, tollbothe tollbooth, town hall, jail Date: 15th century 1. Scottish a town or market hall 2. Scottish jail, prison
tolbutamide
noun Etymology: tol- + butyric + amide Date: 1956 a sulfonylurea C12H18N2O3S used in the treatment of diabetes
told
past and past participle of tell
tole
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French tôle, from Middle French dialect taule, from Latin tabula board, tablet Date: 1927 sheet metal and especially tinplate for ...
Toledan
adjective or noun see Toledo III
Toledo
I. noun (plural -dos) Date: 1596 a finely tempered sword of a kind made in Toledo, Spain II. biographical name Alejandro 1946- president of Peru (2001- ) III. geographical ...
Toledoan
adjective or noun see Toledo III
tolerability
noun see tolerable
tolerable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. capable of being borne or endured 2. moderately good or agreeable ; passable • tolerability noun • tolerably adverb
tolerably
adverb see tolerable
tolerance
noun Date: 15th century 1. capacity to endure pain or hardship ; endurance, fortitude, stamina 2. a. sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or ...
tolerant
adjective Date: 1776 1. inclined to tolerate; especially marked by forbearance or endurance 2. exhibiting tolerance (as for a drug or an environmental factor) • ...
tolerantly
adverb see tolerant
tolerate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare to endure, put up with; akin to Old English tholian to bear, Latin tollere to lift up, ...
toleration
noun Date: 1531 1. a. the act or practice of tolerating something b. a government policy of permitting forms of religious belief and worship not officially established ...
tolerative
adjective see tolerate
tolerator
noun see tolerate
tolidine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tol- + -idine Date: 1879 any of several isomeric aromatic diamines C14H16N2 that are homologues of benzidine and used ...
Tolima
geographical name dormant volcano W central Colombia 17,110 feet (5215 meters)
Tolkien
biographical name J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) 1892-1973 English author • Tolkienesque adjective
Tolkienesque
adjective see Tolkien
toll
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Vulgar Latin *tolonium, alteration of Late Latin telonium customhouse, from Greek tolōnion, from telōnēs collector ...
toll call
noun Date: 1912 a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
Toll House
trademark — used for cookies containing chocolate morsels
toll-free
adjective or adverb Date: 1970 having or using a direct telephone line or number (as an 800 number) for a long-distance call that is not charged to the caller
tollbooth
noun Etymology: Middle English tolbothe, tollbothe tollbooth, town hall, jail, from tol, toll toll + bothe booth Date: 14th century a booth (as on a highway or bridge) ...
Toller
biographical name Ernst 1893-1939 German dramatist & politician
tollgate
noun Date: 1773 a point where the driver of a vehicle must pay a toll
tollhouse
noun Date: 14th century a house or booth where tolls are taken
tollway
noun Date: 1949 turnpike 2a(1)
Tolstoian
adjective see Tolstoy
Tolstoy
biographical name Count Lev Nikolayevich 1828-1910 Russian novelist, philosopher, & mystic • Tolstoyan also Tolstoian adjective
Tolstoyan
adjective see Tolstoy
Toltec
noun Etymology: Spanish tolteca, from Nahuatl tōltēcah, plural of tōltēcatl, literally, person from Tōllān (now Tula de Allende, Mexico) Date: 1787 a member of a ...
Toltecan
adjective see Toltec
tolu-
combining form see tol-
Toluca
or Toluca de Lerdo geographical name city central Mexico capital of Mexico state population 487,630
Toluca de Lerdo
geographical name see Toluca
Toluca, Nevado de
geographical name extinct volcano 15,016 feet (4577 meters) S central Mexico in Mexico state
toluene
noun Etymology: French toluène, from tolu balsam from the tropical American tree Myroxylon balsamum, from Spanish tolú, from Santiago de Tolú, Colombia Date: 1855 a liquid ...
toluidine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1850 any of three isomeric amino derivatives of toluene C7H9N that are analogous to aniline and are used as dye ...
toluidine blue
noun Date: 1898 a basic thiazine dye that is related to methylene blue and is used as a biological stain
toluol
noun Date: circa 1848 toluene
tolyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1868 any of three monovalent radicals CH3C6H4 derived from toluene
tom
noun Etymology: Tom, nickname for Thomas Date: 1762 1. the male of various animals: as a. tomcat b. a male turkey 2. capitalized Uncle Tom 2
Tom and Jerry
noun Etymology: Corinthian Tom & Jerry Hawthorne, characters in Life in London (1821) by Pierce Egan died 1849 English sportswriter Date: 1845 a hot drink that is a ...
Tom Collins
noun Etymology: from the name Tom Collins Date: circa 1909 a collins with a base of gin
Tom Thumb
noun Date: 1579 1. a legendary English dwarf 2. a dwarf type, race, or individual
Tom'
geographical name river 450 miles (724 kilometers) S Russia in Asia rising in NW Altai Mountains & flowing into the Ob'
Tom, Dick, and Harry
noun (plural Toms, Dicks, and Harrys) Date: 1805 the common man ; anyone — often used with every
tom-tom
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam Date: 1693 1. a usually long and narrow small-headed drum commonly beaten with the hands 2. a monotonous beating, rhythm, or ...
tomahawk
I. noun Etymology: Virginia Algonquian tomahack Date: circa 1612 a light ax used as a missile and as a hand weapon especially by North American Indians II. transitive verb ...
tomalley
noun (plural -leys) Etymology: Carib tumali sauce of lobster livers Date: circa 1666 the liver of the lobster
tomatillo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of tomate Date: circa 1913 the small round yellow, purplish, and especially pale green edible sticky fruit of a Mexican ...
tomato
noun (plural -toes) Etymology: alteration of earlier tomate, from Spanish, from Nahuatl tomatl Date: 1604 1. the usually large rounded typically red or yellow pulpy berry of ...
tomato fruitworm
noun Date: circa 1891 corn earworm
tomato hornworm
noun Date: 1921 a North American hawk moth (Manduca quinquemaculata) whose green larva is a hornworm feeding on leaves of plants of the nightshade family and especially ...
tomatoey
adjective Date: 1972 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a tomato 2. richly flavored with tomatoes
tomb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tombe, from Anglo-French tumbe, from Late Latin tumba sepulchral mound, from Greek tymbos; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to be swollen — ...
tombac
noun Etymology: French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tĕmbaga copper Date: 1602 an alloy essentially of copper and zinc and sometimes tin or arsenic that is used especially ...
Tombaugh
biographical name Clyde William 1906-1997 American astronomer
Tombigbee
geographical name river NE Mississippi & W Alabama flowing S to Mobile & Tensaw rivers
tombless
adjective see tomb I
tombolo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Italian, from Latin tumulus mound, tumulus Date: 1899 a sand or gravel bar connecting an island with the mainland or another island
Tombouctou
or Timbuktu geographical name town W Africa in Mali near Niger River population 31,925
tomboy
noun Date: 1566 a girl who behaves in a manner usually considered boyish • tomboyish adjective • tomboyishness noun
tomboyish
adjective see tomboy
tomboyishness
noun see tomboy
tombstone
noun Date: 1565 gravestone
Tombstone
geographical name city SE corner of Arizona population 1504; site of gunfight at O.K. Corral in 1881
tomcat
I. noun Date: 1789 a male domestic cat II. intransitive verb Date: 1927 to seek sexual gratification promiscuously ; cat — often used with around
tomcod
noun Date: 1722 either of two small fishes (Microgadus tomcod of the Atlantic and M. proximus of the Pacific) of the cod family
tome
noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin tomus, from Greek tomos section, roll of papyrus, tome, from temnein to cut; akin to Middle Irish tamnaid he ...
tomentose
adjective Etymology: New Latin tomentosus, from tomentum Date: 1698 covered with densely matted woolly hairs
tomentum
noun (plural tomenta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, cushion stuffing Date: 1699 pubescence composed of densely matted woolly hairs
tomfool
I. noun Date: 1640 a great fool ; blockhead II. adjective Date: 1760 extremely foolish, stupid, or doltish
tomfoolery
noun Date: 1812 playful or foolish behavior
Tommy
noun (plural Tommies) Etymology: Thomas Atkins, name used as model in official army forms Date: 1884 a British soldier
Tommy Atkins
noun Date: 1883 Tommy
tommy gun
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1929 Thompson submachine gun; broadly submachine gun
tommy-gun
transitive verb Date: 1942 to shoot with a tommy gun
tommyrot
noun Etymology: English dialect tommy fool + English rot Date: 1884 utter foolishness or nonsense
tomogram
noun Date: 1936 an image (as a radiograph) generated by tomography
tomographic
adjective see tomography
tomography
noun Etymology: Greek tomos section + International Scientific Vocabulary -graphy — more at tome Date: 1935 a method of producing a three-dimensional image of the internal ...
tomorrow
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English to morgen, from Old English tō morgen, from tō to + morgen morrow, morning — more at morn Date: 13th century on or for the day after ...
tompion
variant of tampion
Tompkins
biographical name Daniel D. 1774-1825 American politician; vice president of the United States (1817-25)
Tomsk
geographical name city S central Russia in Asia on Tom' River near its junction with the Ob' population 505,000
tomtit
noun Etymology: probably short for tomtitmouse, from the name Tom + titmouse Date: 1700 any of various small active birds
ton
I. noun (plural tons; also ton) Etymology: Middle English tunne unit of weight or capacity — more at tun Date: 14th century 1. a. a unit of internal capacity for ships ...
tonal
adjective Date: 1776 1. of or relating to tone, tonality, or tonicity 2. having tonality • tonally adverb
tonality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1838 1. tonal quality 2. a. key 7 b. the organization of all the tones and harmonies of a piece of music in relation to a tonic 3. the ...
tonally
adverb see tonal
tondo
noun (plural tondi) Etymology: Italian, from tondo round, short for rotondo, from Latin rotundus — more at rotund Date: 1890 1. a circular painting 2. a sculptured ...
Tone
biographical name (Theobald) Wolfe 1763-1798 Irish revolutionary
tone
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French tun, ton, from Latin tonus tension, tone, from Greek tonos, literally, act of stretching; akin to Greek teinein to stretch ...
tone color
noun Date: 1881 timbre
tone deafness
noun see tone-deaf
tone language
noun Date: circa 1909 a language (as Chinese or Zulu) in which variations in tone distinguish words or phrases of different meaning that otherwise would sound alike
tone poem
noun Date: 1902 symphonic poem • tone poet noun
tone poet
noun see tone poem
tone row
noun Date: 1936 the chosen sequence of tones that serves as the basis for a work of serial music; specifically twelve-tone row
tone-deaf
adjective Date: 1894 relatively insensitive to differences in musical pitch • tone deafness noun
tonearm
noun Date: 1907 the movable part of a phonograph or record player that carries the pickup and permits the needle to follow the record groove
toned
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having tone or a specified tone ; characterized or distinguished by a tone 2. of paper having a slight tint
Tonegawa
biographical name Susumu 1939- American (Japanese-born) biologist
toneless
adjective Date: 1773 lacking in tone, modulation, or expression • tonelessly adverb • tonelessness noun
tonelessly
adverb see toneless
tonelessness
noun see toneless
toneme
noun Date: 1923 an intonation phoneme in a tone language • tonemic adjective
tonemic
adjective see toneme
toner
noun Date: 1888 one that tones or is a source of tones: as a. a solution used to impart color to a silver photographic image b. a substance (as a thermoplastic powder) ...
tonetic
adjective Date: 1922 1. relating to linguistic tones or to tone languages 2. of or relating to intonation • tonetically adverb
tonetically
adverb see tonetic
tonetics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1921 the use or study of linguistic tones
tonette
noun Etymology: 1tone + -ette Date: 1939 a simple fipple flute with a range somewhat larger than an octave that is often used in elementary music education
toney
variant of tony
tong
I. noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) tòhng, literally, hall Date: 1883 a secret society or fraternal organization especially of Chinese in the United States formerly ...
tonga
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tāṅgā Date: 1874 a light 2-wheeled vehicle for two or four persons drawn by one horse and common in India
Tonga
geographical name islands SW Pacific E of Fiji; a kingdom in the Commonwealth of Nations capital Nuku'alofa area 270 square miles (702 square kilometers), population 94,649
Tongan
noun Date: 1853 1. a member of a Polynesian people of Tonga 2. the Polynesian language of the Tongans • Tongan adjective
Tongareva
geographical name — see Penrhyn
Tongariro
geographical name volcano 6516 feet (1986 meters) New Zealand in central North Island in Tongariro National Park
tonger
noun see tong II
Tonghua
or T'ung-hua or Tunghwa geographical name city NE China in S Jilin population 158,000
Tongking
geographical name see Tonkin
Tongkingese
adjective or noun see Tonkin
tongs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English tonges, plural of tonge, from Old English tang; akin to Old High German zanga tongs and perhaps to ...
Tongue
geographical name river 246 miles (396 kilometers) N Wyoming & S Montana flowing N into Yellowstone River
tongue
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tunge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zunga tongue, Latin lingua Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fleshy movable muscular ...
tongue and groove
noun Date: 1860 a joint made by a tongue on one edge of a board fitting into a corresponding groove on the edge of another board • tongue-and-groove adjective
tongue in cheek
adverb Date: circa 1934 with insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration
tongue twister
noun Date: 1904 a word, phrase, or sentence difficult to articulate because of a succession of similar consonantal sounds (as in “twin-screw steel cruiser”)
tongue-and-groove
adjective see tongue and groove
tongue-in-cheek
adjective Date: 1933 characterized by insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration
tongue-lash
verb Etymology: back-formation from tongue-lashing Date: 1856 chide, scold • tongue-lashing noun
tongue-lashing
noun see tongue-lash
tongue-tie
I. transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from tongue-tied Date: 1555 to deprive of speech or the power of distinct articulation II. noun Date: circa 1852 limited ...
tongue-tied
adjective Date: 1529 1. unable or disinclined to speak freely (as from shyness) 2. affected with tongue-tie
tongued
adjective Date: 14th century having a tongue especially of a specified kind — often used in combination
tongueless
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having no tongue 2. lacking power of speech ; mute
tonguelike
adjective see tongue I
tonic
I. adjective Etymology: Greek tonikos, from tonos tension, tone Date: 1649 1. a. characterized by tonus ; also marked by prolonged muscular contraction b. ...
tonic accent
noun Date: 1867 1. relative phonetic prominence (as from greater stress or higher pitch) of a spoken syllable or word 2. accent depending on pitch rather than stress
tonic sol-fa
noun Date: 1852 a system of solmization based on key relationships that replaces the normal notation with sol-fa syllables or their initials
tonic water
noun Date: 1903 a carbonated beverage flavored with a small amount of quinine, lemon, and lime
tonically
adverb see tonic I
tonicity
noun Date: 1824 1. the property of possessing tone; especially healthy vigor of body or mind 2. muscular tonus
tonight
I. adverb Date: before 12th century on this present night or the night following this present day II. noun Date: 14th century the present night or the night following ...
tonka bean
noun Etymology: Dutch tonka(-boon) & Portuguese (fava-)tonca, perhaps of Cariban origin Date: 1796 the coumarin-containing seed of any of several tropical American leguminous ...
Tonkin
or Tongking geographical name region N Indochina bordering on China, since 1946 forming N part of Vietnam; chief city Hanoi • Tonkinese or Tongkingese adjective or noun
Tonkin, Gulf of
geographical name arm of South China Sea E of N Vietnam
Tonkinese
adjective or noun see Tonkin
Tonle Sap
or French Grand Lac geographical name lake 87 miles (140 kilometers) long SW Indochina in W Cambodia
tonnage
noun Etymology: in sense 1, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, from tonne tun; in other senses, from 1ton — more at tunnel Date: 15th century 1. a duty formerly levied ...
tonne
noun Etymology: French, from tonne tun, from Old French — more at tunnel Date: 1869 metric ton
tonneau
noun (plural tonneaus) Etymology: French, literally, tun, from Old French tonel — more at tunnel Date: 1901 1. the rear seating compartment of an automobile; also the ...
tonner
noun Date: 1851 an object (as a ship) having a specified tonnage — used in combination
tonometer
noun Etymology: Greek tonos tone + English -meter Date: 1725 1. an instrument or device for determining the exact pitch or the vibration rate of tones 2. an instrument for ...
tonometry
noun see tonometer
tonoplast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tono- (from Greek tonos tension) + -plast — more at tone Date: circa 1888 a semipermeable membrane surrounding a ...
tonsil
noun Etymology: Latin tonsillae, plural, tonsils Date: 1601 1. either of a pair of prominent masses of lymphoid tissue that lie one on each side of the throat between two ...
tonsill-
combining form Etymology: Latin tonsillae tonsil
tonsillar
adjective see tonsil
tonsillectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1899 the surgical removal of the tonsils
tonsillitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1801 inflammation of the tonsils
tonsorial
adjective Etymology: Latin tonsorius, from tondēre Date: 1813 of or relating to a barber or the work of a barber
tonsure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tonsura, from Latin, act of shearing, from tonsus, past participle of tondēre to shear — more at ...
tontine
noun Etymology: French, from Lorenzo Tonti died 1695 Italian banker Date: 1765 a joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize ...
Tonto National Monument
geographical name reservation S central Arizona E of Phoenix containing cliff-dweller ruins
tonus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, tension, tone Date: 1876 tone 9a; especially a state of partial contraction characteristic of normal muscle
tony
also toney adjective (tonier; -est) Date: 1877 marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style
Tony
noun (plural Tonys) Etymology: Tony, nickname of Antoinette Perry died 1946 American actress & producer Date: 1947 a medallion awarded annually by a professional organization ...
too
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tō to, too — more at to Date: before 12th century 1. besides, also 2. a. to an excessive degree ; excessively ...
too much
phrasal 1. wonderful, exciting 2. terrible, awful
too-too
adjective Date: 1881 1. going beyond the bounds of convention, good taste, or common sense ; extreme 2. la-di-da
Tooele
geographical name city NW central Utah S of Great Salt Lake population 22,502
took
past of take
Tooke
biographical name (John) Horne 1736-1812 English politician radical & philologist
tool
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tōl; akin to Old English tawian to prepare for use — more at taw Date: before 12th century 1. a. a handheld device ...
tool subject
noun Date: 1925 a subject studied to gain competence in a skill used in other subjects
toolbar
noun Date: 1983 a strip of icons on a computer display providing quick access to certain functions
toolbox
noun Date: 1832 a chest for tools
toolholder
noun Date: 1846 a short steel bar having a shank at one end by which it is clamped to a machine and a clamp at the other end to hold small interchangeable cutting bits
toolhouse
noun Date: 1809 toolshed
toolmaker
noun Date: 1844 one that makes tools; especially a machinist who specializes in the construction, repair, maintenance, and calibration of the tools, jigs, fixtures, and ...
toolmaking
noun Date: 1848 the action, process, or art of making tools; also the trade of a toolmaker
toolroom
noun Date: 1829 a room where tools are kept; especially a room in a machine shop in which tools are made, stored, and issued for use by workers
tools of ignorance
Etymology: from the notion that a smart athlete would not play such a grueling position Date: 1939 a baseball catcher's equipment
toolshed
noun Date: 1840 an outbuilding for storing tools
toom
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tōm — more at teem Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish empty
Toombs
biographical name Robert Augustus 1810-1885 American politician
toon
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tūn, from Sanskrit tunna Date: 1810 a southeast Asian and Australian tree (Toona ciliata syn. Cedrela toona) of the mahogany family with ...
toot
I. verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: circa 1510 intransitive verb 1. a. to sound a short blast b. to sound a note or call suggesting the short blast of a ...
tooter
noun see toot I
tooth
noun (plural teeth) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tōth; akin to Old High German zand tooth, Latin dent-, dens, Greek odont-, odous Date: before 12th century 1. ...
tooth and nail
adverb Date: 1550 with every available means ; all out
tooth fairy
noun Date: 1962 a fairy believed by children to leave money while they sleep in exchange for a tooth that has come out
tooth powder
noun Date: 1542 a powder for cleaning the teeth
tooth shell
noun Date: circa 1711 any of a class (Scaphopoda) of burrowing marine mollusks with a tapering tubular shell; also this shell
toothache
noun Date: 14th century pain in or about a tooth
toothbrush
noun Date: 1690 a brush for cleaning the teeth
toothbrushing
noun Date: 1920 the action of using a toothbrush to clean teeth
toothed
adjective Date: 14th century having teeth especially of a specified kind or number — often used in combination
toothed whale
noun Date: 1843 any of a suborder (Odontoceti) of cetaceans (as a dolphin, porpoise, or killer whale) bearing usually numerous simple conical teeth — compare baleen whale ...
toothily
adverb see toothy
toothless
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having no teeth 2. a. lacking in sharpness or bite b. lacking in means of enforcement or coercion ; ineffectual
toothlike
adjective see tooth
toothpaste
noun Date: 1832 a paste for cleaning the teeth
toothpick
noun Date: 15th century a pointed instrument (as a slender tapering piece of wood) for removing food particles lodged between the teeth
toothsome
adjective Date: 1551 1. a. agreeable, attractive b. sexually attractive 2. of palatable flavor and pleasing texture ; delicious Synonyms: see palatable • ...
toothsomely
adverb see toothsome
toothsomeness
noun see toothsome
toothwort
noun Date: 1597 1. a European parasitic plant (Lathraea squamaria) of the broomrape family having pink-tinged white flowers and tooth-shaped scaly leaves 2. any of several ...
toothy
adjective (toothier; -est) Date: 1530 1. having or showing prominent teeth 2. toothsome 2 • toothily adverb
tootle
verb (tootled; tootling) Etymology: frequentative of 1toot Date: 1820 intransitive verb 1. to toot gently, repeatedly, or continuously 2. to drive or move along in a ...
tootler
noun see tootle
tootsie
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1905 1. dear, sweetheart 2. prostitute
tootsy
also tootsie noun (plural tootsies) Etymology: baby-talk alteration of foot Date: 1854 foot
Toowoomba
geographical name city E Australia in SE Queensland population 81,043
top
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zopf tip, tuft of hair Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the highest point, level, or ...
Top 40
I. noun plural Date: 1965 the forty best-selling audio recordings for a given period II. adjective Date: 1965 constituting, playing, listing, or relating to the Top 40
top banana
noun Etymology: from a burlesque routine involving three comedians in which the one that gets the punch line also gets a banana Date: 1952 the leading comedian in a burlesque ...
top billing
noun Date: 1945 1. prominent emphasis, featuring, or advertising 2. the position at the top of a theatrical bill usually featuring the star's name
top boot
noun Date: 1768 a high boot often with light-colored leather bands around the upper part
top dog
noun Date: 1900 a person, group, or thing in a position of authority especially through victory in a hard-fought competition
top dollar
noun Date: 1970 the highest amount being paid for a commodity or service
top drawer
noun Date: 1905 the highest level of society, authority, or excellence • top-drawer adjective
top flight
noun see topflight
top gun
noun Date: 1974 one who is at the top (as in ability, rank, or prestige)
top hat
noun Date: 1879 a tall-crowned hat usually of beaver or silk
top milk
noun Date: 1891 the upper layer of milk in a container enriched by whatever cream has risen
top round
noun Date: 1903 meat from the inner part of a round of beef
top secret
adjective Date: 1944 1. protected by a high degree of secrecy 2. a. containing or being information whose unauthorized disclosure could result in exceptionally grave ...
top sergeant
noun Date: 1898 first sergeant 1
top up
verb Date: 1937 transitive verb British to make up to the full quantity, capacity, or amount intransitive verb British to replenish a supply • top-up noun, British
top-
or topo- combining form Etymology: Greek, from topos 1. place ; locality 2. topology
top-down
adjective Etymology: from the phrase from the top down Date: 1941 1. controlled, directed, or instituted from the top level 2. proceeding by breaking large general ...
top-drawer
adjective see top drawer
top-dress
transitive verb Date: 1733 to apply material to (as land or a road) without working it in; especially to scatter fertilizer over (land)
top-end
adjective Date: 1954 topflight
top-hamper
noun Date: 1791 1. matter or weight (as spars or rigging) in the upper part of a ship 2. unnecessary cumbersome matter
top-heavy
adjective Date: circa 1533 1. having the top part too heavy for the lower part 2. having too high a proportion of administrators 3. oversupplied with one element at the ...
top-hole
adjective Date: 1908 chiefly British excellent, first-class
top-notch
adjective Date: 1900 of the highest quality ; first-rate • topnotcher noun
top-of-the-line
adjective Date: 1963 top-notch; especially being or belonging to the highest or most expensive class
top-shelf
adjective Date: circa 1892 of the best quality
Top-Sider
trademark — used for a low casual shoe having a rubber sole
top-up
noun see top up
topaz
noun Etymology: Middle English topace, from Anglo-French, from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos Date: 13th century 1. a. a mineral that is essentially a silicate of ...
topcoat
noun Date: 1804 1. a lightweight overcoat 2. overcoat 2
topcross
noun Date: 1890 a cross between a superior or purebred male and inferior female stock to improve the average quality of the progeny; also the product of such a cross
topdressing
noun Date: 1744 a material used to top-dress soil

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