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tope
I. intransitive verb (toped; toping) Etymology: obsolete English tope, interjection used to wish good health before drinking Date: 1664 to drink liquor to excess II. noun ...
topee
or topi noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu ṭopī Date: 1835 a lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of pith or cork
Topeka
geographical name city capital of Kansas on Kansas River population 122,377
toper
noun Date: 1661 one that topes; especially drunkard
topflight
adjective Date: 1931 of, relating to, or being the highest level of achievement, excellence, or eminence • top flight noun
topful
or topfull adjective Date: 1553 brimful
topfull
adjective see topful
topgallant
I. adjective Etymology: 1top + 2gallant Date: 1514 of, relating to, or being a part next above the topmast and below the royal mast II. noun Date: 1581 1. archaic the ...
Tophet
noun Etymology: Middle English, shrine south of ancient Jerusalem where human sacrifices were performed to Moloch in Jeremiah 7:31, Gehenna, from Late Latin Topheth, from Hebrew ...
tophus
noun (plural tophi) Etymology: Latin, tufa Date: 1607 a deposit of urates in tissues (as cartilage) that is characteristic of gout
topi
noun (plural topi or topis) Etymology: perhaps from Swahili Date: 1894 a sub-Saharan antelope (Damaliscus lunatus syn. D. korrigum) having a glossy usually reddish-brown ...
topiary
I. adjective Etymology: Latin topiarius, from topia ornamental gardening, irregular from Greek topos place Date: 1592 of, relating to, or being the practice or art of ...
topic
noun Etymology: Latin Topica Topics (work by Aristotle), from Greek Topika, from topika, neuter plural of topikos of a place, of a topos, from topos place, topos Date: circa ...
topic sentence
noun Date: 1885 a sentence that states the main thought of a paragraph or of a larger unit of discourse and is usually placed at or near the beginning
topical
adjective Date: circa 1525 1. a. of, relating to, or arranged by topics b. referring to the topics of the day or place ; of local or temporary interest 2. ...
topicality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1904 1. the quality or state of being topical 2. an item of topical interest
topically
adverb see topical
topkick
noun Date: 1918 first sergeant 1
topknot
noun Date: circa 1688 1. an ornament (as a knot of ribbons or a pompom) forming a headdress or worn as part of a coiffure 2. a crest of feathers or tuft of hair on the top ...
topless
adjective Date: 1589 1. archaic so high as to reach up beyond sight 2. being without a top 3. a. wearing no clothing on the upper body b. featuring topless ...
toplessness
noun see topless
topline
noun Date: circa 1909 the outline of the top of the body of an animal (as a dog or horse)
toploftical
adjective see toplofty
toploftily
adverb see toplofty
toploftiness
noun see toplofty
toplofty
also toploftical adjective Etymology: probably from the phrase top loft Date: 1823 very superior in air or attitude • toploftily adverb • toploftiness noun
topmast
noun Date: 15th century the mast that is next above the lower mast and is topmost in a fore-and-aft rig
topminnow
noun Date: 1884 any of several live-bearers (family Poeciliidae) or killifish (family Cyprinodontidae)
topmost
adjective Date: 1697 highest of all ; uppermost
topnotcher
noun see top-notch
topo
abbreviation topographic; topographical
topo-
combining form see top-
topocentric
adjective Date: circa 1942 relating to, measured from, or as if observed from a particular point on the earth's surface ; having or relating to such a point as origin — ...
topographer
noun Date: 1603 a specialist in topography
topographic
adjective Date: 1632 of, relating to, or concerned with topography
topographical
adjective Date: 1571 1. topographic 2. of, relating to, or concerned with the artistic representation of a particular locality • topographically adverb
topographically
adverb see topographical
topography
noun Etymology: Middle English topographie, from Late Latin topographia, from Greek, from topographein to describe a place, from topos place + graphein to write — more at ...
topoisomerase
noun Etymology: top- + isomerase Date: 1980 any of a class of enzymes that reduce supercoiling in DNA by breaking and rejoining one or both strands of the DNA molecule
Topolobampo
geographical name town & port NW Mexico in Sinaloa on Gulf of California
topological
adjective Date: 1715 1. of or relating to topology 2. being or involving properties unaltered under a homeomorphism • topologically adverb
topological group
noun Date: 1946 a mathematical group which is also a topological space, whose multiplicative operation has the property that given any neighborhood of a product there exist ...
topological space
noun Date: 1926 a set with a collection of subsets satisfying the conditions that both the empty set and the set itself belong to the collection, the union of any number of ...
topological transformation
noun Date: 1946 homeomorphism
topologically
adverb see topological
topologically equivalent
adjective Date: 1915 related by a homeomorphism
topologist
noun see topology
topology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1850 1. topographic study of a particular place; specifically the history of a region as indicated ...
toponym
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from toponymy Date: 1899 place-name
toponymic
adjective Date: 1896 of or relating to toponyms or toponymy • toponymical adjective
toponymical
adjective see toponymic
toponymist
noun see toponymy
toponymy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from top- + Greek onyma, onoma name — more at name Date: 1876 the place-names of a region or language or especially the ...
topos
noun (plural topoi) Etymology: Greek, short for koinos topos, literally, common place Date: 1936 a traditional or conventional literary or rhetorical theme or topic
topped
adjective see top I
topper
noun Date: 1688 1. one that puts on or takes off tops 2. one that is at or on the top 3. a. silk hat b. opera hat 4. something (as a joke) that caps everything ...
topping
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. something that forms a top; especially a garnish (as a sauce, bread crumbs, or whipped cream) placed on top of a food for flavor or decoration ...
topple
verb (toppled; toppling) Etymology: frequentative of 2top Date: 1590 intransitive verb to fall from or as if from being top-heavy transitive verb 1. to cause to ...
tops
I. adjective Etymology: plural of 1top Date: 1935 topmost in quality, ability, popularity, or importance — used predicatively II. adverb Date: 1956 at the very most
tops'l
noun see topsail
topsail
also tops'l noun Date: 14th century 1. the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast in a square-rigged ship 2. the sail set above and sometimes on the gaff in a ...
topside
I. noun Date: 1815 1. plural the top portion of the outer surface of a ship on each side above the waterline 2. the highest level of authority 3. the upper portion of the ...
topsoil
noun Date: 1836 surface soil usually including the organic layer in which plants have most of their roots and which the farmer turns over in plowing
topspin
noun Etymology: 1top Date: 1902 a rotary motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward in the direction it is traveling
topstitch
transitive verb Date: 1934 to make a line of stitching on the outside of (a garment) close to a seam
topsy-turvily
adverb see topsy-turvy II
topsy-turviness
noun Date: 1842 the quality or state of being topsy-turvy
topsy-turvy
I. adverb Etymology: probably ultimately from tops (plural of 1top) + obsolete English terve to turn upside down Date: 1528 1. in utter confusion or disorder 2. with the ...
topsy-turvydom
noun see topsy-turvy II
topwork
transitive verb Date: 1882 to graft scions of another variety on the main branches of (as fruit trees) usually to obtain more desirable fruit
toque
noun Etymology: Middle French, soft hat with a narrow brim worn especially in the 16th century, from Old Spanish toca headdress Date: 1505 1. a woman's small hat without a ...
toque blanche
noun see toque
tor
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English torr Date: before 12th century a high craggy hill
Torah
noun Etymology: Hebrew tōrāh Date: 1577 1. the body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and other sacred literature and oral tradition 2. the five books of ...
Torbay
geographical name former county borough SW England in Devon on Tor Bay (inlet of English Channel)
torc
noun see torque I
Torcello
geographical name island Italy in Lagoon of Venice
torch
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English torche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Latin torqua something twisted, collar of ...
torch singer
noun Date: circa 1932 a singer of torch songs
torch song
noun Etymology: from the phrase to carry a torch for (to be in love) Date: 1930 a popular sentimental song of unrequited love
torchbearer
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that carries a torch 2. someone in the forefront of a campaign, crusade, or movement
torchère
noun Etymology: French, from torche torch Date: 1904 1. a tall ornamental stand for a candlestick or candelabra 2. also torchiere an electric floor lamp giving indirect ...
torchlight
noun Date: 15th century 1. light given by torches 2. torch
torchon
noun Etymology: French, dust cloth, from Old French, handful of straw for wiping, from torchier to wipe, rub, from torche bundle of twisted straw, from Vulgar Latin *torca ...
torchwood
noun Date: 1833 1. any of a genus (Amyris) of tropical American trees and shrubs of the rue family with hard heavy fragrant resinous streaky yellowish-brown wood 2. the ...
torchy
adjective (torchier; -est) Date: 1941 of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a torch song or torch singer
Tordesillas
geographical name village NW Spain SW of Valladolid
tore
past of tear
toreador
noun Etymology: Spanish, from torear to fight bulls, from toro bull, from Latin taurus — more at taurine Date: 1618 torero, bullfighter
torero
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish, from Latin taurarius bullfighter, from Latin taurus bull Date: 1728 a matador or a member of the attending cuadrilla
toreutic
adjective see toreutics
toreutics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek ...
Torfaen
geographical name administrative area of SE Wales area 49 square miles (126 square kilometers)
tori
plural of torus
toric
adjective Date: 1890 of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or segment of a torus
torii
noun (plural torii) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1727 a Japanese gateway of light construction commonly built at the approach to a Shinto shrine
Torino
geographical name — see Turin
torment
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French turment, torment, from Latin tormentum torture; akin to torquēre to twist — more at torture Date: 14th century 1. the ...
tormenter
noun see tormentor
tormentil
noun Etymology: Middle English turmentille, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tormentilla, from Latin tormentum; from its use in allaying pain Date: 14th century a ...
tormentor
also tormenter noun Date: 14th century 1. one that torments 2. a fixed curtain or flat on each side of a theater stage that prevents the audience from seeing into the wings
torn
past participle of tear
tornadic
adjective Date: 1884 relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a tornado
tornado
noun (plural -does or -dos) Etymology: modification of Spanish tronada thunderstorm, from tronar to thunder, from Latin tonare — more at thunder Date: 1556 1. archaic a ...
Torne
or Finn Tornio geographical name river 354 miles (570 kilometers) NE Sweden flowing S, forming part of Finnish-Swedish border, to head of Gulf of Bothnia
tornillo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Spanish, literally, small lathe, screw, diminutive of torno lathe, from Latin tornus — more at turn Date: circa 1844 screwbean 1
Tornio
geographical name see Torne
toroid
noun Etymology: New Latin torus Date: 1886 1. a surface generated by a closed plane curve rotated about a line that lies in the same plane as the curve but does not intersect ...
toroidal
adjective Date: 1881 of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or toroid ; doughnut-shaped • toroidally adverb
toroidally
adverb see toroidal
Toronto
geographical name city & port Canada capital of Ontario on Lake Ontario population 2,481,494 • Torontonian adjective or noun
Torontonian
adjective or noun see Toronto
Toros
geographical name — see Taurus
torpedo
I. noun (plural -does) Etymology: Latin, literally, stiffness, numbness, from torpēre to be sluggish or numb — more at torpid Date: circa 1520 1. electric ray 2. a ...
torpedo boat
noun Date: 1810 a boat designed for launching torpedoes; specifically a small very fast boat with one or more torpedo tubes
torpedo bomber
noun Date: 1930 a military airplane designed to carry torpedoes — called also torpedo plane
torpedo plane
noun see torpedo bomber
torpedo tube
noun Date: circa 1891 a tube from which torpedoes are fired
torpid
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be sluggish or numb; akin to Lithuanian tirpti to become numb Date: 15th century 1. a. having ...
torpidity
noun see torpid
torpor
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from torpēre Date: 13th century 1. a. a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility b. a state ...
torque
I. noun or torc Etymology: French, from Latin torques, from torquēre to twist — more at torture Date: 1695 a usually metal collar or neck chain worn by the ancient Gauls, ...
torque converter
noun Date: 1927 a device for transmitting and amplifying torque especially by hydraulic means
Torquemada
biographical name Tomás de 1420-1498 Spanish grand inquisitor
torquer
noun see torque III
torr
noun (plural torr) Etymology: Evangelista Torricelli Date: 1949 a unit of pressure equal to 1/760 of an atmosphere (about 133.3 pascals)
Torrance
geographical name city SW California SSW of Los Angeles population 137,946
Torre Annunziata
geographical name commune S Italy on Bay of Naples SE of Naples population 56,471
Torre de Cerredo
geographical name — see Cerredo
Torre del Greco
geographical name commune S Italy on Bay of Naples population 103,577
Torrens, Lake
geographical name salt lake Australia in E South Australia N of Spencer Gulf 92 feet (28 meters) above sea level
torrent
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin torrent-, torrens, from torrent-, torrens, adjective, burning, seething, rushing, from present participle of torrēre to parch, burn ...
torrential
adjective Date: 1849 1. a. relating to or having the character of a torrent b. caused by or resulting from action of rapid streams 2. resembling a torrent in ...
torrentially
adverb see torrential
Torreón
geographical name city N Mexico in Coahuila population 459,809
Torres Strait
geographical name strait 80 miles (129 kilometers) wide between island of New Guinea & N tip of Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Torres Vedras
geographical name town W Portugal N of Lisbon
Torricelli
biographical name Evangelista 1608-1647 Italian mathematician & physicist
torrid
adjective Etymology: Latin torridus, from torrēre Date: 1545 1. a. parched with heat especially of the sun ; hot b. giving off intense heat ; scorching 2. ardent, ...
torrid zone
noun Usage: often capitalized T&Z Date: 1586 the region of the earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
torridity
noun see torrid
torridly
adverb see torrid
torridness
noun see torrid
Torrington
geographical name city NW Connecticut population 35,202
torsade
noun Etymology: French, from tors twisted, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *torsus, alteration of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist Date: 1872 a ...
Tórshavn
geographical name town & port capital of the Faeroe Islands population 16,091
torsion
noun Etymology: Late Latin torsion-, torsio torment, alteration of Latin tortio, from torquēre to twist Date: 1543 1. the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion ...
torsion bar
noun Date: 1937 a long metal element in an automobile suspension that has one end held rigidly to the frame end and the other twisted and connected to the axle and that acts ...
torsional
adjective see torsion
torsionally
adverb see torsion
torso
noun (plural torsos or torsi) Etymology: Italian, literally, stalk, from Latin thyrsus stalk, thyrsus Date: 1722 1. a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human ...
tort
noun Etymology: Middle English, injury, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tortum, from Latin, neuter of tortus twisted, from past participle of torquēre Date: 1586 a ...
torte
noun (plural torten or tortes) Etymology: German, probably from Italian torta cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread Date: 1748 a cake made with many eggs and often ...
tortellini
noun (plural tortellini; also tortellinis) Etymology: Italian, plural of tortellino pasta round, diminutive of tortello, from torta cake Date: circa 1911 pasta in the form of ...
torticollis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted + -i- + collum neck — more at collar Date: circa 1811 a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal ...
tortilla
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of torta cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread Date: 1648 a thin round of unleavened cornmeal or wheat flour ...
tortious
adjective Date: 1544 implying or involving tort • tortiously adverb
tortiously
adverb see tortious
tortoise
noun Etymology: Middle English tortu, tortuse, from Anglo-French tortue — more at turtle Date: 14th century 1. any of a family (Testudinidae) of terrestrial turtles; ...
tortoise beetle
noun Date: circa 1711 any of various chrysomelid beetles (subfamily Cassidinae) with leaf-eating larvae
tortoiseshell
I. noun Date: 1632 1. the mottled horny substance of the shell of the hawksbill turtle used especially formerly in inlaying and in making various ornamental articles 2. any ...
Tortola
geographical name island British West Indies; chief of the British Virgin Islands; site of Road Town area 21 square miles (54 square kilometers), population 9730
tortoni
noun Etymology: probably from Tortoni 19th century Italian restaurateur in Paris Date: 1911 ice cream made of heavy cream often with minced almonds and chopped maraschino ...
tortricid
noun Etymology: New Latin Tortricidae, from Tortric-, Tortrix Date: circa 1891 any of a family (Tortricidae) of small stout-bodied moths many of whose larvae feed in fruits ...
tortrix
noun Etymology: New Latin Tortric-, Tortrix, genus of moths, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist; from the habit of twisting or rolling leaves to make a ...
Tortuga
geographical name island Haiti off N coast; a stronghold of pirates in 17th century population 13,723
tortuosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being tortuous 2. something winding or twisted ; bend
tortuous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French tortueux, from Latin tortuosus, from tortus twist, from torquēre to twist Date: 15th century 1. marked by repeated ...
tortuously
adverb see tortuous
tortuousness
noun see tortuous
torture
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old French, from Late Latin tortura, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist; probably akin to Old High German drāhsil ...
torturer
noun see torture II
torturous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. causing torture b. very unpleasant or painful 2. painfully difficult or slow • torturously adverb
torturously
adverb see torturous
torula
noun (plural torulae; also -las) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin torus protuberance Date: 1862 any of various fungi (genus Torula) and especially yeasts that lack sexual ...
torula yeast
noun see torula
Toruń
geographical name city N Poland on the Vistula population 200,822
torus
noun (plural tori) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, protuberance, bulge, torus molding Date: 1563 1. a large molding of convex profile commonly occurring as the lowest ...
Tory
noun (plural Tories) Etymology: Irish tóraidhe outlaw, robber, from Middle Irish tóir pursuit Date: 1646 1. a dispossessed Irishman subsisting as an outlaw chiefly in the ...
Tory Democracy
noun Date: 1867 a political philosophy advocating preservation of established institutions and traditional principles combined with political democracy and a social and ...
Toryism
noun Date: 1682 1. the principles and practices of or associated with Tories 2. the British Tory party or its members
Toscana
geographical name — see Tuscany
Toscanini
biographical name Arturo 1867-1957 Italian conductor
tosh
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1528 sheer nonsense ; bosh, twaddle
toss
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to fling or heave continuously about, to and fro, or up and down b. bandy 2 c. to ...
toss-up
noun Date: 1812 1. toss 2b 2. an even chance 3. something that offers no clear basis for choice
tosser
noun see toss I
tosspot
noun Date: 1568 drunkard, sot
tostada
also tostado noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish tostada, from Spanish, feminine of tostado, past participle of tostar to toast, roast, from Late Latin tostare — more at toast ...
tostado
noun see tostada
tot
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1725 1. a small child ; toddler 2. a small drink or allowance of liquor ; shot II. verb (totted; totting) Etymology: tot., ...
total
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin totalis, from Latin totus whole, entire Date: 14th century 1. comprising or constituting a ...
total depravity
noun Date: 1794 a state of corruption due to original sin held in Calvinism to infect every part of man's nature and to make the natural man unable to know or obey God
total eclipse
noun Date: 1671 an eclipse in which one celestial body is completely obscured by the shadow or body of another
total recall
noun Date: 1926 the faculty of remembering with complete clarity and in complete detail
totalisator
noun see totalizator
totalism
noun Date: 1941 totalitarianism • totalistic also totalist adjective
totalist
adjective see totalism
totalistic
adjective see totalism
totalitarian
I. adjective Etymology: Italian totalitario, from totalità totality Date: 1926 1. a. of or relating to centralized control by an autocratic leader or hierarchy ; ...
totalitarianism
noun Date: 1926 1. centralized control by an autocratic authority 2. the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority
totality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1598 1. an aggregate amount ; sum, whole 2. a. the quality or state of being total ; wholeness b. the phase of an eclipse during which it is ...
totalizator
or totalisator noun Date: 1879 pari-mutuel 2
totalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1818 1. to add up ; total 2. to express as a whole
totalizer
noun Date: 1887 one that totalizes: as a. pari-mutuel 2 b. a device (as a meter) that records a remaining total (as of fuel)
totally
adverb Date: 1509 in a total manner ; to a total or complete degree ; wholly, entirely
tote
I. transitive verb (toted; toting) Etymology: probably from an English-based creole; akin to Gullah & Krio tot to carry, of Bantu origin; akin to Kikongo -tota to pick up, ...
tote bag
noun Date: 1900 a large 2-handled open-topped bag (as of canvas)
tote board
noun Etymology: 4tote Date: circa 1949 an electrically operated board (as at a racetrack) on which pertinent information (as betting odds and race results) is posted
totem
noun Etymology: Ojibwa oto•te•man his totem Date: circa 1776 1. a. an object (as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder ...
totem pole
noun Date: 1880 1. a pole or pillar carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols representing family lineage and often mythical or historical incidents and erected by ...
totemic
adjective Date: 1846 1. of, relating to, suggestive of, or characteristic of a totem or totemism 2. based on or practicing totemism
totemism
noun Date: 1791 1. belief in kinship with or a mystical relationship between a group or an individual and a totem 2. a system of social organization based on totemic ...
totemistic
adjective Date: 1873 totemic
toter
noun see tote I
tother
or t'other pronoun or adjective Etymology: Middle English tother, alteration (resulting from misdivision of thet other the other, from thet the— from Old English thæt — + ...
totidem verbis
foreign term Etymology: Latin in so many words
totipotency
noun see totipotent
totipotent
adjective Etymology: Latin totus whole, entire + English -i- + potent Date: circa 1899 capable of developing into a complete organism or differentiating into any of its cells ...
totis viribus
foreign term Etymology: Latin with all one's might
toto caelo
or toto coelo foreign term Etymology: Latin by the whole extent of the heavens ; diametrically
toto coelo
foreign term see toto caelo
Tottenham
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Middlesex, now part of Haringey
totter
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English toteren Date: 15th century 1. a. to tremble or rock as if about to fall ; sway b. to become unstable ; threaten to ...
tottering
adjective Date: 1534 1. a. being in an unstable condition b. walking unsteadily 2. lacking firmness or stability ; insecure • totteringly adverb
totteringly
adverb see tottering
tottery
adjective Date: circa 1755 of an infirm or precarious nature
Touareg
variant of Tuareg
Toubkal, Jebel
geographical name mountain 13,665 feet (4165 meters) W central Morocco; highest in Atlas Mountains
toucan
noun Etymology: French, from Portuguese tucano, from Tupi tukána Date: 1568 any of a family (Ramphastidae) of chiefly fruit-eating birds of tropical America with brilliant ...
touch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French tucher, tuchier, from Vulgar Latin *toccare to knock, strike a bell, touch, probably of imitative origin Date: 14th ...
touch and go
adjective Date: 1815 unpredictable as to outcome ; uncertain
touch base
phrasal to come in contact or communication
touch down
verb Date: 1864 transitive verb to place (the ball in rugby) by hand on the ground on or over an opponent's goal line in scoring a try or behind one's own goal line as a ...
touch football
noun Date: 1933 football played informally and chiefly characterized by the substitution of touching for tackling
touch off
transitive verb Date: circa 1765 1. to describe or characterize with precision 2. a. to cause to explode by or as if by touching with fire b. to provoke or initiate ...
touch pad
noun Date: 1979 a keypad for an electronic device (as a microwave oven) that consists of a flat surface divided into several differently marked areas which are touched to ...
touch screen
noun Date: 1974 a display screen on which the user selects options (as from a menu) by touching the screen
touch system
noun Date: 1918 a method of typing that assigns a particular finger to each key and makes it possible to type without looking at the keyboard
touch typist
noun see touch-type
touch up
transitive verb Date: 1703 1. to improve or perfect by small additional strokes or alterations ; fix the minor and usually visible defects or damages of 2. to stimulate by ...
touch-and-go
noun Date: 1953 an airplane landing followed immediately by application of power and a takeoff and usually executed as one of a series for practice at landings
touch-me-not
noun Etymology: from the bursting of the ripe pods and scattering of their seeds when touched Date: 1659 either of two North American impatiens growing in moist areas: as ...
touch-tone
adjective Etymology: from Touch-Tone, a trademark Date: 1962 of, relating to, or being a telephone having push buttons that produce tones corresponding to numbers
touch-type
intransitive verb Date: 1943 to type by the touch system • touch typist noun
touch-up
noun Date: 1885 an act or instance of touching up
touchable
adjective see touch I
touchback
noun Date: circa 1890 a situation in football in which the ball is down behind the goal line after a kick or intercepted forward pass after which it is put in play by the team ...
touchdown
noun Date: 1876 1. the act of touching a football to the ground behind an opponent's goal; specifically the act of scoring six points in American football by being lawfully ...
touché
interjection Etymology: French, from past participle of toucher to touch, from Old French tuchier Date: 1904 — used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or ...
touched
adjective Date: 14th century 1. emotionally stirred (as with gratitude) 2. slightly unbalanced mentally
toucher
noun see touch I
touchhole
noun Date: 1501 the vent in muzzle-loading guns through which the charge is ignited
touchily
adverb see touchy
touchiness
noun see touchy
touching
I. preposition Date: 14th century in reference to ; concerning II. adjective Date: 1601 capable of arousing emotions of tenderness or compassion Synonyms: see moving • ...
touchingly
adverb see touching II
touchline
noun Date: 1868 either of the lines that bound the long sides of the field of play in rugby and soccer
touchmark
noun Date: 1904 an identifying maker's mark impressed on pewter
touchstone
noun Date: 1530 1. a black siliceous stone related to flint and formerly used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak left on the stone when rubbed by the metal ...
touchwood
noun Date: 1579 punk III
touchy
adjective (touchier; -est) Date: 1605 1. marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation
touchy-feely
adjective Date: 1968 characterized by or encouraging interpersonal touching especially in the free expression of emotions ; also openly or excessively emotional and ...
Touggourt
geographical name town & oasis NE Algeria S of Biskra population 70,645
tough
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tōh; akin to Old High German zāhi tough Date: before 12th century 1. a. strong or firm in texture but flexible ...

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