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turban
noun Etymology: Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Turkish tülbent, from Persian dulband Date: 1588 1. a headdress worn chiefly in countries of the eastern ...
turbaned
adjective see turban
turbanned
adjective see turban
turbellarian
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin turbellae (plural) bustle, stir, diminutive of turba confusion, crowd; from the tiny eddies created in water by the cilia Date: 1883 any ...
turbid
adjective Etymology: Latin turbidus confused, turbid, from turba confusion, crowd, probably from Greek tyrbē confusion Date: 1626 1. a. thick or opaque with or as if with ...
turbidimeter
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary turbidity + -meter Date: 1905 1. an instrument for measuring and comparing the turbidity of liquids by viewing light ...
turbidimetric
adjective see turbidimeter
turbidimetrically
adverb see turbidimeter
turbidimetry
noun see turbidimeter
turbidite
noun Etymology: turbidity current (a current flowing down a slope and spreading out on the ocean floor) + 1-ite Date: 1957 a sedimentary deposit consisting of material that ...
turbidity
noun see turbid
turbidly
adverb see turbid
turbidness
noun see turbid
turbinate
I. adjective also turbinated Etymology: Latin turbinatus, from turbin-, turbo Date: 1661 1. shaped like a top or an inverted cone 2. relating to or being a turbinate II. ...
turbinated
adjective see turbinate I
turbine
noun Etymology: French, from Latin turbin-, turbo top, whirlwind, whirl, from turba confusion — more at turbid Date: 1842 a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or ...
turbo
noun (plural turbos) Etymology: turbo- Date: 1904 1. turbine 2. [by shortening] turbocharger
turbo-
combining form Etymology: turbine 1. coupled directly to a driving turbine 2. consisting of or incorporating a turbine
turbocar
noun Date: 1950 an automotive vehicle propelled by a gas turbine
turbocharged
adjective Date: 1945 1. equipped with a turbocharger 2. supercharged especially with energy, vitality, or tension
turbocharger
noun Date: 1934 a centrifugal blower driven by exhaust gas turbines and used to supercharge an engine
turboelectric
adjective Date: 1904 using or being a turbine generator that produces electricity usually for motive power
turbofan
noun Date: 1911 1. a fan that is directly connected to and driven by a turbine and is used to supply air for cooling, ventilation, or combustion 2. a jet engine having a ...
turbogenerator
noun Date: 1898 an electric generator driven by a turbine
turbojet
noun Date: 1945 1. an airplane powered by turbojet engines 2. turbojet engine
turbojet engine
noun Date: 1944 a jet engine in which a turbine drives a compressor that supplies air to a burner and hot gases from the burner drive the turbine before being discharged ...
turbomachinery
noun Date: 1947 machinery consisting of, incorporating, or constituting a turbine
turboprop
noun Date: 1945 1. turboprop engine 2. an airplane powered by turboprop engines
turboprop engine
noun Date: 1947 a jet engine designed to produce thrust principally by means of a propeller driven by a turbine with additional thrust usually obtained by the rearward ...
turboshaft
noun Date: 1958 a gas turbine engine that is similar in operation to a turboprop engine but instead of being used to power a propeller is used through a transmission system ...
turbot
noun (plural turbot; also turbots) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French turbut Date: 14th century 1. a large European flatfish (Psetta maxima) that is a popular food ...
turbulence
noun Date: 1595 the quality or state of being turbulent: as a. great commotion or agitation b. irregular atmospheric motion especially when characterized by ...
turbulency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1607 archaic turbulence
turbulent
adjective Etymology: Latin turbulentus, from turba confusion, crowd — more at turbid Date: 1538 1. causing unrest, violence, or disturbance 2. a. characterized by ...
turbulent flow
noun Date: 1895 a fluid flow in which the velocity at a given point varies erratically in magnitude and direction — compare laminar flow
turbulently
adverb see turbulent
Turco-
or Turko- combining form Etymology: Turco- from Medieval Latin Turcus Turkish; Turko- from Turkish 1. Turkic ; Turkish ; Turk 2. Turkish and
Turcoman
I. noun see Turkoman II. adjective see Turkoman
turd
noun Etymology: Middle English tord, turd, from Old English tord; akin to Middle Dutch tort dung and probably to Old English teran to tear — more at tear Date: before 12th ...
tureen
noun Etymology: French terrine, from Middle French, from feminine of terrin of earth, from Vulgar Latin *terrinus, from Latin terra earth — more at terrace Date: circa 1706 ...
Turenne
biographical name Vicomte de 1611-1675 Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne marshal of France
turf
I. noun (plural turfs; also turves) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zurba turf, Sanskrit darbha tuft of grass Date: before 12th century 1. ...
turf accountant
noun Date: 1915 British bookmaker 2
turf toe
noun Etymology: from the occurrence of the injury among athletes who play on artificial turf Date: 1981 a minor but painful usually sports-related injury typically involving ...
turfgrass
noun Date: 1962 any of various grasses (as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass) grown to form turf
turfman
noun Date: 1818 a devotee of horse racing; especially a person who owns and races horses
turfski
noun Date: 1967 a short ski with rollers on the bottom that can be used to ski down a grassy slope • turfskiing noun
turfskiing
noun see turfski
turfy
adjective see turf I
Turgenev
biographical name Ivan Sergeyevich 1818-1883 Russian novelist
turgescence
noun see turgescent
turgescent
adjective Etymology: Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen Date: circa 1727 becoming turgid, ...
turgid
adjective Etymology: Latin turgidus, from turgēre to be swollen Date: 1620 1. being in a state of distension ; swollen, tumid ; especially exhibiting turgor 2. ...
turgidity
noun see turgid
turgidly
adverb see turgid
turgidness
noun see turgid
turgor
noun Etymology: Late Latin, turgidity, swelling, from Latin turgēre Date: 1876 the normal state of turgidity and tension in living cells; especially the distension of ...
Turgot
biographical name Anne-Robert-Jacques 1727-1781 Baron de l'Aulne French statesman & economist
Turin
or Italian Torino geographical name commune NW Italy on the Po capital of Piedmont population 961,916 • Turinese adjective or noun
Turinese
adjective or noun see Turin
Turing
biographical name Alan Mathison 1912-1954 British mathematician & logician
Turing machine
noun Etymology: A. M. Turing died 1954 English mathematician Date: 1937 a hypothetical computing machine that has an unlimited amount of information storage
turista
noun Etymology: Spanish, tourist Date: 1962 traveler's diarrhea
Turk
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Turkish; Anglo-French Turc, from Medieval Latin or Turkish; Medieval Latin Turcus, from Turkish Türk Date: 14th century ...
Turk's head
noun Date: 1833 a turban-shaped knot worked on a rope with a piece of small line — see knot illustration
Turkana, Lake
or Lake Rudolf geographical name lake N Kenya in Great Rift Valley area 2473 square miles (6405 square kilometers)
Turkestan
geographical name see Turkistan
turkey
noun (plural turkeys) Etymology: Turkey, country in western Asia and southeastern Europe; from confusion with the guinea fowl, supposed to be imported from Turkish territory ...
Turkey
geographical name country W Asia & SE Europe between Mediterranean & Black seas; formerly center of an empire (capital Constantinople), since 1923 a republic capital Ankara ...
turkey buzzard
noun see turkey vulture
turkey oak
noun Date: 1709 a small oak (Quercus laevis) of the southeastern United States; also a Eurasian oak (Q. cerris)
Turkey red
noun Etymology: Turkey Date: 1769 a brilliant durable red produced on cotton by means of alizarin in connection with an aluminum mordant and fatty matter
turkey shoot
noun Date: 1845 a marksmanship contest using a moving target with a turkey offered as a prize
turkey trot
noun Date: 1908 a ragtime dance danced with the feet well apart and with a characteristic rise on the ball of the foot followed by a drop upon the heel
turkey vulture
noun Date: 1823 an American vulture (Cathartes aura) with a red head and whitish bill — called also turkey buzzard
turkey-cock
noun Date: 1578 1. gobbler I 2. a strutting pompous person
Turkic
adjective Date: 1855 1. a. of, relating to, or constituting a family of Altaic languages including Turkish b. of or relating to the peoples speaking Turkic 2. Turkish ...
Turkish
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Turkey, the Turks, or Turkish 2. Turkic 1a II. noun Date: 1672 the Turkic language of the ...
Turkish bath
noun Date: 1644 a bath in which the bather passes through a series of steam rooms of increasing temperature and then receives a rubdown, massage, and cold shower
Turkish coffee
noun Date: 1854 a sweetened decoction of pulverized coffee
Turkish delight
noun Date: 1877 a jellylike or gummy confection usually cut in cubes and dusted with sugar — called also Turkish paste
Turkish paste
noun see Turkish delight
Turkish towel
noun Date: 1862 a towel made of cotton terry cloth
Turkism
noun Date: 1877 the customs, beliefs, institutions, and principles of the Turks
Turkistan
or Turkestan geographical name region central Asia between Iran & Siberia; now divided between Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, & ...
Turkman
noun see Turkmenistan
Turkmen
noun or adjective see Turkmenistan
Turkmenian
adjective see Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
geographical name country central Asia bordering on Afghanistan, Iran, & the Caspian Sea; a constituent republic ( Turkmen Republic ) of the Union of Soviet Socialist ...
Turko-
combining form see Turco-
Turkoman
or Turcoman noun (plural Turkomans or Turcomans) Etymology: Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian Turkmān, from turkmān resembling a Turkish, from Turkish Date: circa ...
Turks and Caicos
geographical name two groups of islands (Turks Islands & Caicos Islands) British West Indies at SE end of Bahamas; a British colony; seat of government on Grand Turk (7 miles ...
Turku
geographical name city & port SW Finland population 159,469
Turlock
geographical name city central California SE of Modesto population 55,810
turmeric
noun Etymology: Middle English turmeryte Date: 15th century 1. an Indian perennial herb (Curcuma longa syn. C. domestica) of the ginger family with a large aromatic yellow ...
turmoil
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1526 a state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion
turn
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; partly from Old English tyrnan & turnian to turn, from Medieval Latin tornare, from Latin, to turn on a lathe, from tornus lathe, from Greek ...
turn a blind eye
phrasal to refuse to see ; be oblivious
turn a deaf ear
phrasal to refuse to listen
turn a hair
phrasal to give a sign of distress or disturbance
turn a hand
phrasal see turn one's hand
turn around
verb Date: 1934 intransitive verb 1. to act in an abrupt, different, or surprising manner — used with and 2. to become changed for the better transitive verb to ...
turn away
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. deflect, avert 2. a. to send away ; reject, dismiss b. repel c. to refuse admittance or acceptance to intransitive ...
turn back
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go in the reverse direction b. to stop going forward 2. to refer to an earlier time or place transitive verb ...
turn back the clock
phrasal to revert to or remind of a condition existing in the past
turn color
phrasal 1. to become of a different color 2. a. blush, flush b. to grow pale
turn down
verb Date: 1601 transitive verb 1. to fold or double down 2. to turn (a card) face downward 3. to reduce the height or intensity of by turning a control 4. to ...
turn heads
phrasal to attract favorable attention
turn in
verb Date: 1535 intransitive verb 1. to make an entrance by turning from a road or path 2. to go to bed transitive verb 1. to deliver up ; hand over 2. a. ...
turn loose
phrasal 1. a. to set free b. to free from all restraints 2. to fire off ; discharge 3. to open fire
turn off
verb Date: 1564 transitive verb 1. a. dismiss, discharge b. to dispose of ; sell 2. deflect, evade 3. produce, accomplish 4. to stop the flow of or shut off ...
turn on
verb Date: 1833 transitive verb 1. to activate or cause to flow, operate, or function by or as if by turning a control 2. a. to cause to undergo an intense often ...
turn one's back on
phrasal 1. reject, deny
turn one's hand
or turn a hand phrasal to set to work ; apply oneself
turn one's head
phrasal to cause to become infatuated or conceited
turn one's stomach
phrasal to disgust completely ; sicken, nauseate
turn out
verb Date: 1546 transitive verb 1. a. expel, evict b. to put (as a horse) to pasture 2. a. to turn inside out b. to empty the contents of especially for ...
turn over
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to turn from an upright position ; overturn b. rotate ; also to cause (an internal combustion engine) to begin ...
turn over a new leaf
phrasal to make a change for the better especially in one's way of living
turn tail
phrasal to turn away so as to flee
turn the other cheek
phrasal to respond to injury or unkindness with patience ; forgo retaliation
turn the tables
phrasal to bring about a reversal of the relative conditions or fortunes of two contending parties
turn the trick
phrasal to bring about the desired result or effect
turn to
intransitive verb Date: 1813 to apply oneself to work ; act vigorously
turn turtle
phrasal capsize, overturn
turn up
verb Date: 1563 transitive verb 1. find, discover 2. to raise or increase by or as if by turning a control 3. British a. to look up (as a word or fact) in a ...
turn up one's nose
phrasal to show scorn or disdain
turn-in
noun Date: 1873 something that turns in or is turned in
turn-on
noun see turn on
turnable
adjective see turn I
turnabout
noun Date: 1789 1. merry-go-round 2. a. a change or reversal of direction, trend, policy, role, or character b. a changing from one allegiance to another c. ...
turnaround
noun Date: 1926 1. a. the process of readying a transport vehicle for departure after its arrival; also the time spent in this process b. the action of receiving, ...
turnbuckle
noun Date: circa 1877 a device that usually consists of a link with screw threads at both ends, that is turned to bring the ends closer together, and that is used for ...
turncoat
noun Date: 1557 one who switches to an opposing side or party; specifically traitor
turndown
I. adjective Date: 1763 capable of being turned down; especially worn turned down II. noun Date: 1849 1. something turned down; also an instance of turning something ...
turned-on
adjective Date: 1966 keenly aware of and responsive to what is new and fashionable ; hip
Turner
I. biographical name Frederick Jackson 1861-1932 American historian II. biographical name J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam) 1775-1851 English painter III. biographical name Nat ...
turner
I. noun Date: 13th century one that turns or is used for turning ; especially a person who forms articles with a lathe II. noun Etymology: German, from turnen to perform ...
Turner's syndrome
noun Etymology: Henry Hubert Turner died 1970 American physician Date: 1942 a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one ...
turnery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1644 the work, products, or shop of a turner
Turnhout
geographical name commune N Belgium population 38,100
turning
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or course of one that turns 2. a place of a change in direction 3. a. a forming by use of a lathe; broadly turnery b. plural ...
turning point
noun Date: 1817 a point at which a significant change occurs
turnip
noun Etymology: Middle English turnepe, probably from turnen to turn + nepe neep; from the well-rounded root Date: 1533 1. a. either of two biennial herbs of the mustard ...
turnkey
I. noun (plural turnkeys) Date: 1647 one who has charge of a prison's keys II. adjective Date: 1927 built, supplied, or installed complete and ready to operate ; also of ...
turnoff
noun Date: circa 1852 1. a turning off 2. a place where one turns off; especially exit 4 3. one that causes loss of interest or enthusiasm
turnout
noun Date: 1688 1. an act of turning out 2. chiefly British a. strike 3a b. striker 1d 3. the number of people who participate in or attend an event 4. a. a ...
turnover
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or result of turning over ; upset 2. a turning from one side, place, or direction to its opposite ; shift, reversal 3. a ...
turnpike
noun Etymology: Middle English turnepike revolving frame bearing spikes and serving as a barrier, from turnen to turn + pike Date: 1678 1. tollgate 2. a. (1) a road ...
turnspit
noun Date: 1570 1. a. one that turns a spit; specifically a small dog formerly used in a treadmill to turn a spit b. a roasting jack 2. a rotatable spit
turnstile
noun Date: 1643 a post with arms pivoted on the top set in a passageway so that persons can pass through only on foot one by one
turnstone
noun Etymology: from a habit of turning over stones to find food Date: circa 1674 either of two shorebirds (genus Arenaria) of the sandpiper family: a. a bird (A. ...
turntable
noun Date: 1835 a revolvable platform: as a. a platform with a track for turning wheeled vehicles (as locomotives) b. lazy Susan c. a rotating platform that carries ...
turnup
I. adjective Date: 1685 1. turned up 2. made or fitted to be turned up II. noun Date: 1688 something that is turned up
turnverein
noun Etymology: German, from turnen to perform gymnastic exercises + Verein club Date: 1852 an athletic club
turophile
noun Etymology: irregular from Greek tyros cheese + English -phile — more at butter Date: 1938 a connoisseur of cheese ; a cheese fancier
turpentine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English terbentyne, turpentyne, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French terebentine, from Medieval Latin terbentina, from Latin terebinthina, ...
turpitude
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin turpitudo, from turpis vile, base Date: 15th century inherent baseness ; depravity ; also a base act
turps
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: circa 1823 turpentine
turquois
noun see turquoise
turquoise
also turquois noun Etymology: Middle English turkeys, from Anglo-French turkeise, from feminine of turkeis Turkish, from Turc Turkish Date: 14th century 1. a mineral that is ...
turquoise blue
noun Date: 1799 a light greenish blue that is paler and slightly bluer than average turquoise
turquoise green
noun Date: 1856 a light bluish green
turret
noun Etymology: Middle English touret, from Anglo-French turette, tourette, diminutive of tur, tour tower — more at tower Date: 14th century 1. a little tower; ...
turreted
adjective Date: circa 1550 furnished with or as if with turrets
turtle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English turtla, from Latin turtur Date: before 12th century archaic turtledove II. noun (plural turtles; also turtle) Usage: ...
Turtle Bay
geographical name section of New York City in E central Manhattan on East River; site of United Nations headquarters
turtle bean
noun Date: 1923 black bean 1
turtle grass
noun Date: 1735 a submerged monocotyledonous marine plant (Thalassia testudinum of the family Hydrocharitaceae) of the coasts of Florida and the West Indies having long ...
turtle-backed
adjective see turtleback
turtleback
noun Date: 1872 a raised convex surface • turtleback or turtle-backed adjective
turtledove
noun Date: 14th century any of several small wild pigeons (genus Streptopelia and especially S. turtur) noted for plaintive cooing
turtlehead
noun Date: 1857 any of a genus (Chelone) of perennial North American herbs of the snapdragon family with spikes of showy white or purple flowers
turtleneck
noun Date: 1897 1. a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially for sweaters 2. a garment (as a sweater) with a turtleneck • turtlenecked adjective
turtlenecked
adjective see turtleneck
turtling
noun Date: 1669 the action or process of catching turtles
turves
plural of turf
Tuscaloosa
geographical name city W central Alabama on Black Warrior River SW of Birmingham population 77,906
Tuscan
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Toscayne, ultimately from Medieval Latin Tuscanus Tuscan, Etruscan, from Latin Tusci Etruscans Date: circa 1509 1. a native or inhabitant of ...
Tuscany
or Italian Toscana geographical name region NW central Italy bordering on Ligurian & Tyrrhenian seas capital Florence area 8876 square miles (22,989 square kilometers), ...
Tuscarora
noun (plural Tuscarora or Tuscaroras) Etymology: of Iroquoian origin; akin to Tuscarora skarò•rθʔ, a self-designation Date: 1713 1. a member of an American Indian people ...
tusche
noun Etymology: German, from tuschen to lay on color, from French toucher, literally, to touch, from Old French tuchier — more at touch Date: 1885 a black liquid used in ...
Tusculum
geographical name ancient town Italy in Lazio SE of Rome
tush
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tusch, from Old English tūsc; akin to Old Frisian tusk tooth, Old English tōth tooth Date: before 12th century a long pointed tooth; ...
tusk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of tux, from Old English tūx; akin to Old English tūsc tush Date: before 12th century 1. an elongated greatly enlarged tooth ...
tusk tenon
noun Date: circa 1825 a tenon strengthened by one or more smaller tenons underneath forming a steplike outline
tusked
adjective see tusk I
tusker
noun Date: 1846 an animal with tusks; especially a male elephant with two normally developed tusks
tusklike
adjective see tusk I
tussah
or tussore noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu tasar Date: 1590 silk or silk fabric from the brownish fiber produced by larvae of some saturniid moths (as Antheraea paphia)
tussive
adjective Etymology: Latin tussis cough Date: circa 1857 of, relating to, or involved in coughing
tussle
I. noun Date: 1629 1. a physical contest or struggle ; scuffle 2. an intense argument, controversy, or struggle II. intransitive verb (tussled; tussling) Etymology: ...
tussock
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1607 a compact tuft especially of grass or sedge; also an area of raised solid ground in a marsh or bog that is bound together by roots ...
tussock grass
noun Date: 1842 a grass or sedge that typically grows in tussocks
tussock moth
noun Date: 1826 any of numerous dull-colored moths (family Lymantriidae) that usually have wingless females and larvae with long tufts of hair
tussocky
adjective see tussock
tussore
noun see tussah
Tustin
geographical name city SW California E of Santa Ana population 67,504
tut
I. interjection Date: 15th century — used to express disapproval or disbelief II. intransitive verb (tutted; tutting) Date: 1849 tut-tut
tut-tut
I. interjection Date: 1566 tut II. intransitive verb (tut-tutted; tut-tutting) Date: 1873 to express disapproval or disbelief by or as if by uttering tut
Tutankhamen
or Tutankhaten biographical name circa 1370-1352 B.C. king of Egypt (1361-1352 B.C.)
Tutankhaten
biographical name see Tutankhamen
tutee
noun Etymology: tutor + -ee Date: circa 1927 one who is being tutored
tutelage
noun Etymology: Latin tutela protection, guardian (from tutari to protect, frequentative of tueri to look at, guard) + English -age Date: 1605 1. a. an act or process of ...
tutelar
adjective or noun Date: 1600 tutelary
tutelary
I. adjective Date: 1611 1. having the guardianship of a person or a thing 2. of or relating to a guardian II. noun (plural -laries) Date: 1652 a tutelary power (as a ...
tutor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tutour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin tutor, from tueri Date: 14th century a person charged with the instruction and ...
tutorage
noun Date: 1617 the function or work of a tutor
tutoress
noun Date: 1614 a woman or girl who is a tutor
tutorial
I. adjective Date: 1822 of, relating to, or involving a tutor or a tutorial II. noun Date: 1923 1. a class conducted by a tutor for one student or a small number of ...
tutorship
noun Date: 1581 1. the office, function, or work of a tutor 2. tutelage 3
tutoyer
transitive verb Etymology: French, to address with the familiar pronoun tu thou, from Middle French, from tu thou (from Latin) + toi thee, from Latin te (accusative of tu) — ...
Tutsi
noun (plural Tutsi or Tutsis) Date: 1950 a member of a people of Rwanda and Burundi probably of Nilotic origin
tutti
I. adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian, masculine plural of tutto all, from Vulgar Latin *tottus, alteration of Latin totus Date: circa 1724 with all voices or instruments ...
tutti-frutti
noun Etymology: Italian tutti frutti all fruits Date: circa 1834 a confection or ice cream containing chopped usually candied fruits
tutu
noun Etymology: French, from (baby talk) tutu backside Date: 1913 a short projecting skirt worn by a ballerina
Tutu
biographical name Desmond Mpilo 1931- South African clergyman & politician activist
Tutuila
geographical name island, chief of American Samoa group area 52 square miles (135 square kilometers) • Tutuilan adjective or noun
Tutuilan
adjective or noun see Tutuila
Tuva Republic
geographical name autonomous republic S Russia in Asia N of Mongolia capital Kyzyl area 65,380 square miles (169,334 square kilometers), population 306,000
Tuvalu
or formerly Ellice Islands geographical name islands W Pacific N of Fiji; a British territory 1976-78; became an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations 1978 capital ...
tux
noun Date: 1922 tuxedo
tuxedo
noun (plural -dos or -does) Etymology: Tuxedo Park, New York Date: 1889 1. a men's single-breasted or double-breasted usually black or blackish-blue jacket 2. a semiformal ...
tuxedoed
adjective see tuxedo
Tuxtla
or Tuxtla Gutiérrez geographical name city SE Mexico capital of Chiapas population 295,615
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
geographical name see Tuxtla
tuyere
noun Etymology: French tuyère, from Middle French, from tuyau pipe Date: 1781 a nozzle through which an air blast is delivered to a forge or blast furnace
Tuzigoot National Monument
geographical name reservation central Arizona SW of Flagstaff containing ruins of prehistoric pueblo
TV
I. noun Etymology: television Date: 1947 television II. abbreviation transvestite
TV dinner
noun Etymology: from its saving the television viewer from having to interrupt viewing to prepare and serve a meal Date: 1954 a quick-frozen packaged dinner (as of meat, ...
TVA
abbreviation Tennessee Valley Authority
Tver'
or 1932-90 Kalinin geographical name city W central Russia in Europe on the Volga population 456,000
TVP
trademark — used for textured vegetable protein
twa
or twae Scottish variant of two
Twachtman
biographical name John Henry 1853-1902 American painter
twaddle
I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect twattle idle talk Date: 1782 1. a. silly idle talk ; drivel b. something insignificant or worthless ; nonsense ...
twaddler
noun see twaddle II
twae
see twa
Twain
biographical name Mark — see Clemens
twain
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English twēgen — more at two Date: before 12th century archaic two II. pronoun Date: before 12th century two; ...
twang
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1553 1. a harsh quick ringing sound like that of a plucked banjo string 2. a. nasal speech or resonance b. the characteristic ...
twanger
noun see twang II
twangy
adjective see twang I
twat
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1656 usually vulgar vulva
twayblade
noun Etymology: English dialect tway two Date: 1578 any of various orchids (genera Listera and Liparis) often having two leaves
tweak
verb Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English twikken to pull sharply, from Old English twiccian to pluck — more at twitch Date: 1601 transitive verb 1. to pinch ...
twee
adjective Etymology: baby-talk alteration of sweet Date: 1905 chiefly British affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint
tweed
noun Etymology: probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling twilled cloth Date: 1841 1. a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used especially for suits ...
Tweed
I. biographical name William Marcy 1823-1878 Boss Tweed American politician II. geographical name river 97 miles (156 kilometers) SE Scotland & NE England flowing E into ...
Tweeddale
geographical name — see Peebles
tweediness
noun see tweedy
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
noun Etymology: English tweedle to chirp + dum (imitative of a low musical note) & dee (imitative of a high musical note) Date: 1725 two individuals or groups that are ...
Tweedsmuir
biographical name — see Buchan
tweedy
adjective (tweedier; -est) Date: 1912 1. of or resembling tweed 2. a. given to wearing tweeds b. informal or suggestive of the outdoors in taste or habits c. ...
tween
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English twene, short for betwene Date: 13th century between II. noun Etymology: blend of between and 2teen Date: 1967 preteen
tweener
noun Etymology: between + 2-er Date: 1978 a player who has some but not all of the necessary characteristics for each of two or more positions (as in football or basketball)
tweet
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1768 a chirping note • tweet intransitive verb
tweeter
noun Date: 1934 a small loudspeaker responsive only to the higher acoustic frequencies and reproducing sounds of high pitch — compare woofer
tweeze
transitive verb (tweezed; tweezing) Etymology: back-formation from tweezers Date: 1932 to pluck, remove, or handle with tweezers
tweezer
noun Date: 1904 tweezers
tweezers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: obsolete English tweeze, noun, etui, short for obsolete English etweese, from plural of obsolete English etwee, ...
twelfth
adjective or noun see twelve
Twelfth Day
noun Etymology: from its being the 12th day after Christmas Date: before 12th century epiphany 1
Twelfth Night
noun Date: before 12th century the evening or sometimes the eve of Epiphany
twelve
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English twelf; akin to Old High German zwelif twelve, Old English twā two, -leofan (as in endleofan eleven) — more at two, eleven ...

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