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tough love
noun Date: 1968 love or affectionate concern expressed in a stern or unsentimental manner (as through discipline) especially to promote responsible behavior
tough-minded
adjective Date: 1907 realistic or unsentimental in temper or outlook • tough-mindedness noun
tough-mindedness
noun see tough-minded
toughen
verb (toughened; toughening) Date: 1582 transitive verb to make tough intransitive verb to become tough
toughie
also toughy noun (plural toughies) Date: 1921 one that is tough: as a. a loud rough rowdy person b. a difficult problem or question
toughly
adverb see tough I
toughness
noun see tough I
toughy
noun see toughie
toujours perdrix
foreign term Etymology: French always partridge ; too much of a good thing
Toulon
geographical name commune & port SE France on the Mediterranean population 170,167
Toulouse
geographical name city SW France on the Garonne population 365,933
Toulouse-Lautrec (-Monfa)
biographical name Henri (-Marie-Raymond) de 1864-1901 French painter
toupee
noun Etymology: French toupet forelock, from Old French, diminutive of top, toup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zopf tuft of hair — more at top Date: 1728 1. ...
tour
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French tur, tourn turning, circuit, journey — more at turn Date: 14th century 1. a. one's turn in an orderly schedule ; ...
tour d'horizon
foreign term Etymology: French circuit of the horizon ; general survey
tour de force
noun (plural tours de force) Etymology: French Date: 1802 a feat or display of strength, skill, or ingenuity
touraco
variant of turaco
Touraine
geographical name region & former province NW central France capital Tours
Tourane
geographical name — see Da Nang
tourbillion
or tourbillon noun Etymology: Anglo-French turbeillun, ultimately from Latin turbin-, turbo — more at turbine Date: 15th century 1. whirlwind 1 2. a vortex especially ...
tourbillon
noun see tourbillion
Tourcoing
geographical name city N France NE of Lille population 94,425
tourer
noun Date: 1924 1. touring car 2. one that tours
Tourette syndrome
noun see Tourette's syndrome
Tourette's syndrome
noun Etymology: Georges Gille de la Tourette died 1904 French physician Date: 1970 a familial neurological disorder of variable expression that is characterized by recurrent ...
Touretter
noun Date: 1985 a person affected with Tourette's syndrome
touring
noun Date: 1794 1. participation in a tour 2. cross-country skiing for pleasure
touring car
noun Date: 1903 an automobile suitable for distance driving: as a. a vintage automobile with two cross seats, usually four doors, and a folding top ; phaeton 2 b. a ...
tourism
noun Date: 1811 1. the practice of traveling for recreation 2. the guidance or management of tourists 3. a. the promotion or encouragement of touring b. the ...
tourist
noun Date: 1780 1. one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture 2. tourist class • tourist adjective or adverb
tourist card
noun Date: 1948 a citizenship identity card issued to a tourist usually for a stated period of time in lieu of a passport or a visa
tourist class
noun Date: 1935 economy accommodations (as on a ship)
tourist court
noun Date: 1937 motel
tourist trap
noun Date: 1939 a place that attracts and exploits tourists
touristed
adjective Date: 1949 frequented by tourists
touristic
adjective Date: 1848 of or relating to a tour, tourism, or tourists • touristically adverb
touristically
adverb see touristic
touristy
adjective Date: 1906 1. characteristic of or relating to tourists 2. patronized by or appealing to tourists
tourmaline
noun Etymology: Sinhalese toramalli carnelian Date: 1759 a mineral of variable color that consists of a complex borosilicate and is valued as a gem when transparent and cut
Tournai
or Tournay or Flemish Doornik geographical name commune SW Belgium on the Schelde population 67,732
tournament
noun Etymology: Middle English tornement, from Anglo-French turneiement, from turneier Date: 13th century 1. a. a knightly sport of the Middle Ages between mounted ...
Tournay
geographical name see Tournai
tournedos
noun (plural tournedos) Etymology: French, from tourner to turn + dos back Date: 1877 a small fillet of beef usually cut from the tip of the tenderloin
Tourneur
biographical name Cyril circa 1575-1626 English dramatist
tourney
I. intransitive verb (tourneyed; tourneying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French torneier, to twist, whirl around, fight, tourney, from tur, tourn turning, circuit ...
tourniquet
noun Etymology: French, turnstile, tourniquet, from tourner to turn, from Old French — more at turn Date: 1695 a device (as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood ...
Tours
geographical name city NW central France population 133,403
tous frais faits
foreign term Etymology: French all expenses defrayed
touse
I. transitive verb (toused; tousing) Etymology: Middle English -tousen; akin to Old High German zirzūsōn to pull to pieces Date: 1598 rumple, tousle II. noun Date: 1795 ...
tousle
I. transitive verb (tousled; tousling) Etymology: Middle English touselen, frequentative of -tousen Date: 15th century dishevel, rumple II. noun Date: 1788 1. Scottish ...
Toussaint-Louverture
biographical name circa 1743-1803 originally François-Dominique Toussaint Haitian general & liberator
tout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English tuten to protrude, peer; probably akin to Old English tōtian to stick out, Norwegian tyte Date: circa 1700 transitive verb 1. to spy on ...
tout à fait
foreign term Etymology: French altogether ; quite
tout à vous
foreign term Etymology: French wholly yours ; at your service
tout au contraire
foreign term Etymology: French quite the contrary
tout bien ou rien
foreign term Etymology: French everything well (done) or nothing (attempted)
tout comprendre c'est tout pardonner
foreign term Etymology: French to understand all is to forgive all
tout court
foreign term Etymology: French quite short ; and nothing else ; simply ; just; also brusquely
tout de même
foreign term Etymology: French all the same ; nevertheless
tout de suite
foreign term Etymology: French immediately; also all at once ; consecutively
tout ensemble
foreign term Etymology: French all together ; general effect
tout est perdu fors l'honneur
or tout est perdu hors l'honneur foreign term Etymology: French all is lost save honor
tout est perdu hors l'honneur
foreign term see tout est perdu fors l'honneur
tout le monde
foreign term Etymology: French all the world ; everybody
touter
noun Date: circa 1754 one that touts
tovarich
or tovarish noun Etymology: Russian tovarishch Date: circa 1917 comrade
tovarish
noun see tovarich
tow
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English togian; akin to Old English tēon to draw, pull, Old High German ziohan to draw, pull, Latin ducere to draw, lead Date: ...
tow sack
noun Etymology: 3tow Date: 1926 Midland & Southern gunnysack
tow truck
noun Date: 1944 a truck with winches and hoist mechanisms for freeing stuck vehicles and towing wrecked or disabled vehicles
towage
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of towing 2. a charge for towing
toward
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English toward, from Old English tōweard facing, imminent, from tō, preposition, to + -weard -ward Date: before 12th century 1. (also ...
towardliness
noun Date: 1566 archaic the quality or state of being toward or towardly
towardly
adjective Date: 15th century archaic 1. pleasant, affable 2. favorable, propitious 3. developing favorably ; promising • towardly adverb
towards
I. adjective see toward I, 1 II. preposition see toward II
towboat
noun Date: 1815 1. tugboat 2. a compact shallow-draft boat with a squared bow designed and fitted for pushing tows of barges on inland waterways
towel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English towaille, from Anglo-French tuaille, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German dwahila towel; akin to Old High German dwahan to wash Date: ...
towelette
noun Date: 1902 a small usually premoistened piece of material used for personal cleansing (as of the hands)
toweling
or towelling noun Date: 1583 a cotton or linen fabric often used for making towels
towelling
noun see toweling
tower
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tour, tor, from Old English torr & Anglo-French tur, tour, both from Latin turris, from Greek tyrris, tyrsis Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
tower block
noun Date: 1966 chiefly British a tall building (as a high-rise apartment building)
Tower Hamlets
geographical name borough of E Greater London, England population 153,500
tower house
noun Date: 1687 a medieval fortified castle (as in Scotland)
Tower of Babel
Date: 1718 Babel 2
towered
adjective see tower I
towering
adjective Date: 1592 1. impressively high or great ; imposing 2. reaching a high point of intensity ; overwhelming 3. going beyond proper bounds ; excessive • ...
toweringly
adverb see towering
towerlike
adjective see tower I
towhead
noun Date: 1829 1. a low alluvial island or shoal in a river ; sandbar 2. a head of hair resembling tow especially in being flaxen or tousled; also a person having such a ...
towheaded
adjective see towhead
towhee
noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1729 1. a common finch (Pipilo erythrophthalmus of the family Emberizidae) of eastern North America with the male having reddish sides, ...
towing path
noun see towpath
towline
noun Date: 1719 towrope
towmond
noun Etymology: Middle English towlmonyth, from Old English twelf mōnath, from twelf twelve + mōnath month Date: 15th century Scottish year, twelvemonth
town
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tūn enclosure, village, town; akin to Old High German zūn enclosure, Old Irish dún fortress Date: before 12th century 1. ...
town car
noun Date: 1907 a 4-door automobile with a usually open driver's compartment and a separate enclosed passenger compartment
town clerk
noun Date: 14th century a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town
town crier
noun Date: 1602 a town officer who makes public proclamations
town hall
noun Date: 15th century a public building used for town-government offices and meetings
town house
noun Date: 1586 1. a house in town; specifically the city residence of one having a countryseat or having a chief residence elsewhere 2. a usually single-family house of ...
town manager
noun Date: 1922 an official appointed to direct the administration of a town government
town meeting
noun Date: 1636 a meeting of inhabitants or taxpayers constituting the legislative authority of a town
townee
noun Date: 1897 chiefly British townie
townhome
noun Date: 1975 town house 2
townie
or towny noun (plural townies) Date: 1852 townsman; especially a permanent inhabitant of a town as distinguished from a member of another group (as the academic community)
townlet
noun Date: circa 1552 a very small town
townscape
noun Date: 1880 1. a representation of an urban scene 2. a town or city viewed as a scene
townsfolk
noun plural Date: 1682 townspeople
township
noun Date: 12th century 1. an ancient unit of administration in England identical in area with or a division of a parish 2. a. town 6 b. a unit of local government in ...
townsman
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. a native or resident of a town or city b. an urban or urbane person 2. a fellow citizen of a town
townspeople
noun plural Date: 1648 1. the inhabitants of a town or city ; townsmen 2. town-dwelling or town-bred persons
Townsville
geographical name city & port NE Australia in NE Queensland population 101,398
townswoman
noun Date: 1684 1. a woman who is a native or resident of a town or city 2. a woman born or residing in the same town or city as another
towny
noun see townie
towpath
noun Date: 1788 a path (as along a canal) traveled especially by draft animals towing boats — called also towing path
towplane
noun Date: 1940 an airplane that tows gliders
towrope
noun Date: 1743 a line used in towing something (as a boat)
tox-
or toxi- or toxo- combining form Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin toxicum poison poisonous ; poison
toxaemia
chiefly British variant of toxemia
toxaphene
noun Etymology: from Toxaphene, a trademark Date: 1947 a persistent chlorinated insecticide mixture with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is now banned in the ...
toxemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1860 1. an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood 2. preeclampsia • toxemic adjective
toxemic
adjective see toxemia
toxi-
combining form see tox-
toxic
I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin toxicus, from Latin toxicum poison, from Greek toxikon arrow poison, from neuter of toxikos of a bow, from toxon bow, arrow Date: 1664 1. ...
toxic shock
noun see toxic shock syndrome
toxic shock syndrome
noun Date: 1978 an acute disease that is characterized by fever, diarrhea, nausea, diffuse erythema, and shock, that is associated especially with the presence of a bacterium ...
toxic-
or toxico- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Latin toxicum poison
toxicant
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin toxicant-, toxicans, present participle of toxicare to poison, from Latin toxicum Date: 1879 a toxic agent; especially pesticide
toxicity
noun see toxic I
toxico-
combining form see toxic-
toxicologic
adjective see toxicological
toxicological
also toxicologic adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to toxicology or toxins • toxicologically adverb
toxicologically
adverb see toxicological
toxicologist
noun see toxicology
toxicology
noun Date: circa 1799 a science that deals with poisons and their effect and with the problems involved (as clinical, industrial, or legal) • toxicologist noun
toxicosis
noun (plural toxicoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1857 a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin
toxigenic
adjective Date: circa 1923 producing toxin • toxigenicity noun
toxigenicity
noun see toxigenic
toxin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is ...
toxo-
combining form see tox-
toxoid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1894 a toxin of a pathogenic organism treated so as to destroy its toxicity but leave it capable of inducing ...
toxophilite
noun Etymology: Greek toxon bow, arrow + philos dear, loving Date: 1794 a person fond of or expert at archery • toxophilite adjective • toxophily noun
toxophily
noun see toxophilite
toxoplasma
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1926 any of a genus (Toxoplasma) of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates • toxoplasmic adjective
toxoplasmic
adjective see toxoplasma
toxoplasmosis
noun (plural toxoplasmoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1926 infection of humans, other mammals, or birds with disease caused by a toxoplasma (Toxoplasma gondii) that invades ...
toy
I. noun Etymology: Middle English toye Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a. flirtatious or seductive behavior b. pastime; also a sportive or amusing act ; antic 2. ...
toy Manchester
noun see toy Manchester terrier
toy Manchester terrier
noun Date: 1935 any of a breed of toy dogs developed from the Manchester terrier that have erect ears of moderate size and weigh not more than 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) — ...
toy poodle
noun Date: 1935 a poodle developed from the standard poodle that is not more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) high at the withers and that is often considered to constitute a ...
Toyama
geographical name city Japan in central Honshu near Toyama Bay (inlet of Sea of Japan) population 321,259
toyer
noun see toy II
toylike
adjective see toy I
Toynbee
biographical name Arnold Joseph 1889-1975 English historian
Toyohashi
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu SE of Nagoya population 337,988
toyon
noun Etymology: American Spanish tollon Date: 1848 a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers ...
Toyonaka
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu population 409,843
Toyota
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu population 332,336
tp
abbreviation 1. title page 2. township
TP
abbreviation triple play
TPA
abbreviation tissue plasminogen activator
tpk
or tpke abbreviation turnpike
tpke
abbreviation see tpk
TPN
noun Etymology: triphosphopyridine nucleotide Date: 1938 NADP
tr
abbreviation 1. translated; translation; translator 2. transpose
trabeate
adjective see trabeated
trabeated
also trabeate adjective Etymology: Latin trabs, trabes beam — more at thorp Date: 1843 designed or constructioncted with horizontal beams or lintels • trabeation noun
trabeation
noun see trabeated
trabecula
noun (plural trabeculae; also -las) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, little beam, diminutive of trabs, trabes beam Date: circa 1866 1. a small bar, rod, bundle of fibers, or ...
trabecular
adjective see trabecula
trabeculate
adjective see trabecula
Trabzon
or Trebizond or ancient Trapezus geographical name city & port NE Turkey on Black Sea population 143,941
trace
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from tracer to trace Date: 14th century 1. archaic a course or path that one follows 2. a. a mark or line left by ...
trace element
noun Date: 1932 a chemical element present in minute quantities; especially one used by organisms and held essential to their physiology
trace fossil
noun Date: 1956 a fossil (as of a dinosaur footprint) that shows the activity of an animal or plant but is not formed from the organism itself
traceability
noun see trace II
traceable
adjective see trace II
traceless
adjective see trace I
tracer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that traces, tracks down, or searches out: as a. a person who traces missing persons or property and especially goods lost in transit b. ...
traceried
adjective see tracery
tracery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1669 1. architectural ornamental work with branching lines; especially decorative openwork in the head of a Gothic window 2. a decorative ...
trache-
or tracheo- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin trachea 1. trachea 2. tracheal and
trachea
noun (plural tracheae; also -cheas or -chea) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin trachia, from Greek tracheia (artēria) rough (artery), from ...
tracheal
adjective see trachea
tracheary
adjective Date: 1885 of, relating to, or being plant tracheae
tracheate
or tracheated adjective Date: 1877 having tracheae as breathing organs
tracheated
adjective see tracheate
tracheid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1875 a long tubular pitted cell that is peculiar to xylem, functions in conduction and support, and has tapering ...
tracheitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1859 inflammation of the trachea
tracheo-
combining form see trache-
tracheobronchial
adjective Date: 1896 of or relating to both trachea and bronchi
tracheolar
adjective see tracheole
tracheole
noun Etymology: New Latin tracheola, diminutive of trachea Date: 1901 one of the minute delicate endings of a branched trachea of an insect • tracheolar adjective
tracheophyte
noun Etymology: New Latin Tracheophyta, from trache- + Greek phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be Date: 1937 any of a division (Tracheophyta) ...
tracheostomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1923 the surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck especially to allow the passage of air
tracheotomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1726 the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin
trachoma
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek trachōma, from trachys rough Date: circa 1693 a chronic contagious bacterial conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the ...
trachyte
noun Etymology: French, from Greek trachys rough Date: 1821 a usually light-colored volcanic rock consisting chiefly of potash feldspar
trachytic
adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to a texture of igneous rocks in which lath-shaped feldspar crystals are in almost parallel lines
tracing
noun Date: 14th century 1. something that is traced: as a. a copy made on a superimposed transparent sheet b. a graphic record made by an instrument (as a seismograph) ...
tracing paper
noun Date: 1824 a semitransparent paper for tracing drawings; also a thin paper containing a clothing pattern to be transferred to fabric (as through carbon paper) by ...
tracing wheel
noun Date: circa 1891 a usually toothed wheel with a handle that is used on tracing paper to trace a pattern
track
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trak, from Middle French trac Date: 15th century 1. a. detectable evidence (as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a wheel rut) ...
track lighting
noun Date: 1972 adjustable lamps mounted along an electrified metal track
track record
noun Etymology: 1track (track-and-field sports) Date: 1952 a record of past performance often taken as an indicator of likely future performance
track-and-field
adjective Date: 1905 of, relating to, or being any of various competitive athletic events (as running, jumping, and weight throwing) performed on a running track and on the ...
trackage
noun Date: 1880 1. lines of railway track 2. a. a right to use the tracks of another railroad line b. the charge for such right
trackball
noun Date: 1967 a ball that is mounted usually in a computer console so as to be only partially exposed and that is rotated to control the movement of a cursor on a display
tracked
adjective Date: 1926 1. traveling on endless metal belts instead of wheels 2. moving along a rail
tracker
noun see track II
tracking
noun Date: circa 1929 the assigning of students to a curricular track
tracking shot
noun Date: circa 1940 a scene photographed from a moving dolly
tracking stock
noun Date: 1989 a stock the value of which is linked to the performance of a company division but which does not confer ownership in the company or the division
tracklayer
noun Date: 1853 1. a worker engaged in tracklaying 2. a tracklaying vehicle
tracklaying
I. noun Date: 1852 the laying of tracks on a railway line II. adjective Date: 1884 of, relating to, or being a vehicle that travels on two or more endless usually metal ...
trackless
adjective see track I
trackless trolley
noun Date: 1921 trolleybus
trackman
noun Date: 1922 a runner on a track team
trackside
adjective Date: 1886 of, relating to, or situated in the area immediately adjacent to a track • trackside noun
tracksuit
noun Date: 1922 a suit of clothing consisting usually of a jacket and pants that is often worn by athletes when working out
trackwalker
noun Date: 1872 a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of railroad tracks
trackway
noun Date: 1818 1. a beaten or trodden path 2. a series of fossil footprints (as of a dinosaur)
tract
I. noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English tracte, from Medieval Latin tractus, from Latin, action of drawing, extension; perhaps from its being sung without a ...
tract house
noun Date: 1956 any of many similarly designed houses built on a tract of land
tractability
noun see tractable
tractable
adjective Etymology: Latin tractabilis, from tractare to handle, treat Date: 1502 1. capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled ; docile 2. easily handled, ...
tractableness
noun see tractable
tractably
adverb see tractable
Tractarian
noun Etymology: from Tracts for the Times, series of pamphlets expounding the Oxford movement Date: circa 1839 a promoter or supporter of the Oxford movement
Tractarianism
noun Date: 1840 a system of High Church principles set forth in a series of tracts at Oxford (1833-41)
tractate
noun Etymology: Latin tractatus, from tractare to draw out, handle, treat — more at treat Date: 15th century treatise, dissertation
traction
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin traction-, tractio, from Latin trahere Date: 1608 1. the act of drawing ; the state of being drawn; also the force exerted in drawing 2. the ...
tractional
adjective see traction
tractive
adjective Etymology: Latin tractus, past participle Date: 1615 1. serving to draw 2. of or relating to traction ; tractional
tractor
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin trahere Date: 1900 1. a. a 4-wheeled or tracklaying automotive vehicle used especially for drawing farm equipment b. a smaller ...
Tracy
geographical name city central California SSW of Stockton population 56,929
trad
adjective Date: 1958 chiefly British traditional
tradable
adjective see trade II
trade
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Low German; akin to Old High German trata track, course, Old English tredan to tread Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete a ...
trade acceptance
noun Date: 1916 a time draft or bill of exchange for the amount of a specific purchase drawn by the seller on the buyer, bearing the buyer's acceptance, and often noting the ...
trade agreement
noun Date: circa 1921 1. an international agreement on conditions of trade in goods and services 2. an agreement resulting from collective bargaining
trade book
noun Date: 1928 1. a book intended for general readership 2. trade edition
trade discount
noun Date: 1898 a deduction from the list price of goods allowed by a manufacturer or wholesaler to a retailer
trade dollar
noun Date: 1873 a United States silver dollar weighing 420 grains .900 fine issued 1873-85 for use in east Asian trade
trade down
intransitive verb Date: 1942 1. to trade something in (as an automobile) for something less expensive or valuable of its kind 2. to stock or purchase lower-priced items ; ...
trade edition
noun Date: 1930 an edition of a book intended for general distribution — compare text edition
trade in
transitive verb Date: 1923 1. to turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase or bill 2. exchange 2
trade language
noun Date: 1662 a restructured language (as a lingua franca or pidgin) used especially in commercial communication
trade name
I. noun Date: 1860 1. a. the name used for an article among traders b. brand name 2. the name or style under which a concern does business II. transitive verb Date: ...
trade off
transitive verb see trade-off
trade on
phrasal to take often unscrupulous advantage of ; exploit
trade route
noun Date: 1857 1. one of the sea-lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships 2. a route followed by traders (as in caravans)
trade school
noun Date: 1853 a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
trade secret
noun Date: 1862 something (as a formula) which has economic value to a business because it is not generally known or easily discoverable by observation and for which efforts ...
trade union
noun Date: 1835 labor union • trade unionism noun • trade unionist noun
trade unionism
noun see trade union
trade unionist
noun see trade union
trade up
intransitive verb Date: 1926 1. to trade something in (as an automobile) for something more expensive or valuable of its kind 2. to stock or purchase higher-priced items
trade wind
noun Date: 1650 a wind blowing almost constantly in one direction; especially a wind blowing almost continually toward the equator from the northeast in the belt between the ...
trade-in
noun Date: 1917 an item of merchandise (as an automobile or refrigerator) taken as payment or part payment for a purchase
trade-last
noun Date: 1891 a complimentary remark by a third person that a hearer offers to repeat to the person complimented if he or she will first report a compliment made about the ...
trade-off
noun Date: 1961 1. a balancing of factors all of which are not attainable at the same time 2. a giving up of one thing in return for another ; exchange • trade off ...
tradeable
adjective see trade II
tradecraft
noun Date: 1961 the techniques and procedures of espionage

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