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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
adjective Date: 1907 realistic or unsentimental in temper or outlook • tough-mindedness noun
noun see tough-minded
verb (toughened; toughening) Date: 1582 transitive verb to make tough intransitive verb to become tough
also toughy noun (plural toughies) Date: 1921 one that is tough: as a. a loud rough rowdy person b. a difficult problem or question
adverb see tough I
noun see tough I
noun see toughie
toujours perdrix
foreign term Etymology: French always partridge ; too much of a good thing
geographical name commune & port SE France on the Mediterranean population 170,167
geographical name city SW France on the Garonne population 365,933
Toulouse-Lautrec (-Monfa)
biographical name Henri (-Marie-Raymond) de 1864-1901 French painter
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. ...
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
variant of turaco
geographical name region & former province NW central France capital Tours
geographical name — see Da Nang
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 ...
noun see tourbillion
geographical name city N France NE of Lille population 94,425
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 ...
noun Date: 1985 a person affected with Tourette's syndrome
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 ...
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 ...
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
adjective Date: 1949 frequented by tourists
adjective Date: 1848 of or relating to a tour, tourism, or tourists • touristically adverb
adverb see touristic
adjective Date: 1906 1. characteristic of or relating to tourists 2. patronized by or appealing to tourists
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
or Tournay or Flemish Doornik geographical name commune SW Belgium on the Schelde population 67,732
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 ...
geographical name see Tournai
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
biographical name Cyril circa 1575-1626 English dramatist
I. intransitive verb (tourneyed; tourneying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French torneier, to twist, whirl around, fight, tourney, from tur, tourn turning, circuit ...
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 ...
geographical name city NW central France population 133,403
tous frais faits
foreign term Etymology: French all expenses defrayed
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 ...
I. transitive verb (tousled; tousling) Etymology: Middle English touselen, frequentative of -tousen Date: 15th century dishevel, rumple II. noun Date: 1788 1. Scottish ...
biographical name circa 1743-1803 originally François-Dominique Toussaint Haitian general & liberator
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
noun Date: circa 1754 one that touts
or tovarish noun Etymology: Russian tovarishch Date: circa 1917 comrade
noun see tovarich
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
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of towing 2. a charge for towing
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English toward, from Old English tōweard facing, imminent, from tō, preposition, to + -weard -ward Date: before 12th century 1. (also ...
noun Date: 1566 archaic the quality or state of being toward or towardly
adjective Date: 15th century archaic 1. pleasant, affable 2. favorable, propitious 3. developing favorably ; promising • towardly adverb
I. adjective see toward I, 1 II. preposition see toward II
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
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: ...
noun Date: 1902 a small usually premoistened piece of material used for personal cleansing (as of the hands)
or towelling noun Date: 1583 a cotton or linen fabric often used for making towels
noun see toweling
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
adjective see tower I
adjective Date: 1592 1. impressively high or great ; imposing 2. reaching a high point of intensity ; overwhelming 3. going beyond proper bounds ; excessive • ...
adverb see towering
adjective see tower I
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 ...
adjective see towhead
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
noun Date: 1719 towrope
noun Etymology: Middle English towlmonyth, from Old English twelf mōnath, from twelf twelve + mōnath month Date: 15th century Scottish year, twelvemonth
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
noun Date: 1897 chiefly British townie
noun Date: 1975 town house 2
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)
noun Date: circa 1552 a very small town
noun Date: 1880 1. a representation of an urban scene 2. a town or city viewed as a scene
noun plural Date: 1682 townspeople
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 ...
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
noun plural Date: 1648 1. the inhabitants of a town or city ; townsmen 2. town-dwelling or town-bred persons
geographical name city & port NE Australia in NE Queensland population 101,398
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
noun see townie
noun Date: 1788 a path (as along a canal) traveled especially by draft animals towing boats — called also towing path
noun Date: 1940 an airplane that tows gliders
noun Date: 1743 a line used in towing something (as a boat)
or toxi- or toxo- combining form Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin toxicum poison poisonous ; poison
chiefly British variant of toxemia
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 ...
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
adjective see toxemia
combining form see tox-
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 ...
or toxico- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Latin toxicum poison
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin toxicant-, toxicans, present participle of toxicare to poison, from Latin toxicum Date: 1879 a toxic agent; especially pesticide
noun see toxic I
combining form see toxic-
adjective see toxicological
also toxicologic adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to toxicology or toxins • toxicologically adverb
adverb see toxicological
noun see 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
noun (plural toxicoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1857 a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin
adjective Date: circa 1923 producing toxin • toxigenicity noun
noun see toxigenic
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 ...
combining form see tox-
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 ...
noun Etymology: Greek toxon bow, arrow + philos dear, loving Date: 1794 a person fond of or expert at archery • toxophilite adjective • toxophily noun
noun see toxophilite
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1926 any of a genus (Toxoplasma) of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates • toxoplasmic adjective
adjective see toxoplasma
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 ...
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 ...
geographical name city Japan in central Honshu near Toyama Bay (inlet of Sea of Japan) population 321,259
noun see toy II
adjective see toy I
biographical name Arnold Joseph 1889-1975 English historian
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu SE of Nagoya population 337,988
noun Etymology: American Spanish tollon Date: 1848 a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers ...
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu population 409,843
geographical name city Japan in S Honshu population 332,336
abbreviation 1. title page 2. township
abbreviation triple play
abbreviation tissue plasminogen activator
or tpke abbreviation turnpike
abbreviation see tpk
noun Etymology: triphosphopyridine nucleotide Date: 1938 NADP
abbreviation 1. translated; translation; translator 2. transpose
adjective see trabeated
also trabeate adjective Etymology: Latin trabs, trabes beam — more at thorp Date: 1843 designed or constructioncted with horizontal beams or lintels • trabeation noun
noun see trabeated
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 ...
adjective see trabecula
adjective see trabecula
or Trebizond or ancient Trapezus geographical name city & port NE Turkey on Black Sea population 143,941
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
noun see trace II
adjective see trace II
adjective see trace I
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. ...
adjective see 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 ...
or tracheo- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin trachea 1. trachea 2. tracheal and
noun (plural tracheae; also -cheas or -chea) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin trachia, from Greek tracheia (artēria) rough (artery), from ...
adjective see trachea
adjective Date: 1885 of, relating to, or being plant tracheae
or tracheated adjective Date: 1877 having tracheae as breathing organs
adjective see tracheate
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 ...
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1859 inflammation of the trachea
combining form see trache-
adjective Date: 1896 of or relating to both trachea and bronchi
adjective see 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
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) ...
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
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1726 the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea especially through the skin
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek trachōma, from trachys rough Date: circa 1693 a chronic contagious bacterial conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the ...
noun Etymology: French, from Greek trachys rough Date: 1821 a usually light-colored volcanic rock consisting chiefly of potash feldspar
adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to a texture of igneous rocks in which lath-shaped feldspar crystals are in almost parallel lines
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
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
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 ...
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
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
adjective Date: 1926 1. traveling on endless metal belts instead of wheels 2. moving along a rail
noun see track II
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
noun Date: 1853 1. a worker engaged in tracklaying 2. a tracklaying vehicle
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 ...
adjective see track I
trackless trolley
noun Date: 1921 trolleybus
noun Date: 1922 a runner on a track team
adjective Date: 1886 of, relating to, or situated in the area immediately adjacent to a track • trackside noun
noun Date: 1922 a suit of clothing consisting usually of a jacket and pants that is often worn by athletes when working out
noun Date: 1872 a worker employed to walk over and inspect a section of railroad tracks
noun Date: 1818 1. a beaten or trodden path 2. a series of fossil footprints (as of a dinosaur)
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
noun see 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, ...
noun see tractable
adverb see tractable
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
noun Date: 1840 a system of High Church principles set forth in a series of tracts at Oxford (1833-41)
noun Etymology: Latin tractatus, from tractare to draw out, handle, treat — more at treat Date: 15th century treatise, dissertation
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 ...
adjective see traction
adjective Etymology: Latin tractus, past participle Date: 1615 1. serving to draw 2. of or relating to traction ; tractional
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 ...
geographical name city central California SSW of Stockton population 56,929
adjective Date: 1958 chiefly British traditional
adjective see trade II
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 ...
noun Date: 1917 an item of merchandise (as an automobile or refrigerator) taken as payment or part payment for a purchase
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 ...
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 ...
adjective see trade II
noun Date: 1961 the techniques and procedures of espionage

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