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Szent-Györgyi, Albert
born Sept. 16, 1893, Budapest, Hung., Austria-Hungary died Oct. 22, 1986, Woods Hole, Mass., U.S. Hungarian-born U.S. biochemist. His discoveries about the roles played by ...
Szent-Györ·gyi (sānt-jôrʹjē, sĕnt-dyœrʹdyĭ), Albert. 1893-1986. Hungarian-born American biochemist. He was the first to isolate vitamin C and won the 1937 Nobel Prize ...
Szentkuthy, Miklos
▪ Hungarian author original name  Miklos Pfisterer   born June 2, 1908, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary] died July 18, 1988, Budapest       Hungarian writer ...
Szeryng, Henryk
▪ Polish musician born Sept. 22, 1918, Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw [Poland] died March 3, 1988, Kassel, W.Ger.       Polish-born Mexican violinist noted for his ...
/sig"i tee, si get"ee/; Hung. /si"ge tee/, n. Joseph, 1892-1973, U.S. violinist, born in Hungary. * * *
Szi·ge·ti (sĭgʹĭ-tē, sĭ-gĕtʹē), Joseph. 1892-1973. Hungarian-born American violinist known especially for his interpretations of complex modern works, including ...
/sil"ahrd/, n. Leo, 1898-1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary. * * *
Szilard, Leo
born Feb. 11, 1898, Budapest, Hung., Austria-Hungary died May 30, 1964, La Jolla, Calif., U.S. Hungarian-born U.S. physicist. He taught at the University of Berlin (1922–33), ...
Szi·lard (zĭlʹərd, zə-lärdʹ), Leo. 1898-1964. Hungarian-born American physicist and biologist. A member of the Manhattan Engineering Project, he helped develop the first ...
/zohld/, n. Henrietta, 1860-1945, U.S. Zionist: founded Hadassah in 1912. * * *
Szold, Henrietta
▪ American Zionist leader born Dec. 21, 1860, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died Feb. 13, 1945, Jerusalem       American Jewish leader, who was a founder of Hadassah, the ...
Szold (zōld), Henrietta. 1860-1945. American Zionist leader who was a founder of Hadassah (1912), the Women's Zionist Organization of America. * * *
Szol·nok (sōlʹnōk') A city of central Hungary east-southeast of Budapest. It is an industrial and commercial center. Population: 79,619. * * * ▪ ...
/sawm"bot hay'/, n. a city in W Hungary: founded A.D. 48. 76,000. German, Steinamanger. * * * ▪ Hungary German  Steinamanger,         city of county status and seat ...
Szulc, Tadeusz Witold
▪ 2002 “Tad”        Polish-born American journalist and author (b. July 25, 1926, Warsaw, Pol.—d. May 21, 2001, Washington, D.C.), was working as a foreign ...
/shee'mah nawf"skee/, n. Karol /kah"rddawl/, 1882?-1937, Polish composer. * * *
Szymanowski, Karol
▪ Polish composer in full  Karol Maciej Szymanowski   born Oct. 6, 1882, Timoshovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 29, 1937, Lausanne, Switz.       the foremost ...
Szymanowski, Karol (Maciej)
born Oct. 6, 1882, Timoshovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 29, 1937, Lausanne, Switz. Polish composer. Born to a cultivated family, he studied music in Warsaw. Finding ...
/sim bawrs"kah/, n. Wislawa /vis lah"vah/, born 1923, Polish poet: Nobel prize 1996. * * *
Szymborska, Wisława
born July 2, 1923, Bnin, Pol. Polish poet. From 1953 to 1981 Szymborska was on the staff of the weekly Życie Literackie ("Literary Life"), gaining a reputation as a poet, book ...
Szym·bor·ska (shĭm-bôrʹskə), Wislawa. Born 1923. Polish poet noted for her metaphysical and witty poems concerning daily life and her many translations of French poetry ...
▪ Denmark       port and seaside resort, Denmark, lying on both sides of the narrow Als Sound. It was founded in the mid-13th century around Sønderborg Castle and ...
Sørensen, Rasmus Møller
▪ Danish politician born March 8, 1799, Jelling, Den. died May 23, 1865, Copenhagen       teacher and politician who was a leading agitator for agrarian reform and for ...
Sørensen, Villy
▪ Danish writer and critic born January 13, 1929, Copenhagen, Denmark died December 16, 2001, Copenhagen       influential writer of modernist short stories and a ...
▪ region, Norway       geographic region, southern Norway. Its base runs along the southern coast of the country, and it extends inland to the Bykle Hills. Like most of ...
Słonimski, Antoni
▪ Polish writer and translator born Nov. 15, 1895 , Warsaw, Pol., Russian Empire died July 4, 1976, Warsaw, Pol.       Polish poet, translator, and newspaper columnist ...
Słowacki, Juliusz
▪ Polish author born September 4, 1809, Krzemieniec, Poland died April 3, 1849, Paris, France       Polish poet and dramatic author, one of the most important poets of ...
▪ Poland German  Stolp        city, Pomorskie województwo (province), northern Poland. It lies along the Słupia River, 11 miles (18 km) from the Baltic coast. A ...
To ask. Saul, from Hebrew šāʾûl, asked, requested, passive participle of šāʾal, to ask. * * *
Arabic root, to gather, disperse. Sha'ban>>, from Arabic šaʿbān, a month name, perhaps “dispersal,” from šaʿaba, to gather, disperse. * * *
To wage war; Common Semitic noun *ṣ́ab(a)ʾ-, army, troop. Sabaoth, from Hebrew ṣəbāʾôt, plural of ṣābāʾ, army, from ṣābāʾ, to wage war. * * *
(or ṣḥq). To laugh. Isaac, from Hebrew yiṣḥāq, he laughed, archaic preterite of ṣāḥaq, to laugh. * * *
West Semitic, to strike, hit. drub, perhaps from dialectal Arabic ḍrab, to hit, from ḍaraba, to hit. * * *
Central Semitic *ṣ́arw-, *ṣ́urw-, an aromatic resin. storax, from Greek sturax, perhaps from a Semitic source akin to Ugaritic ẓurwu, Hebrew ṣŏrî, Sabaean ḍrw, ...
To be(come) narrow, constricted. souk, from Arabic sūq, market, from Aramaic šuqā, street, market, from Akkadian sūqu, street, from sâqu, to be(come) narrow, tight. * * *
/tee/, n. (sometimes l.c.) T-shirt. 1. tera-. 2. Elec. tesla; teslas. 3. Physics. temperature. Symbol. 1. the 20th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 19th. 2. ...
Statistics. 1. a random variable having Student's t distribution. 2. the statistic employed in Student's t-test. * * *
T and G
a short name for the TGWU. * * *
T cell
Immunol. any of several closely related lymphocytes, developed in the thymus, that circulate in the blood and lymph and orchestrate the immune system's response to infected or ...
t distribution.
See Student's t distribution. [1955-60] * * *
T E Lawrence
➡ Lawrence (II) * * *
T formation
Football. an offensive formation in which the quarterback lines up directly behind the center with the fullback about three yards behind the quarterback and the halfbacks on ...
T helper cell
Immunol. See helper T cell. * * *
T hinge
cross-garnet. [1835-45] * * *
T lymphocyte
Immunol. See T cell. * * *
T number
Photog. one of a series of calibrations of lens openings according to the intensity of the light actually transmitted by the lens. Symbol: T * * *
t quark
Physics. See top quark. * * *
T S Eliot
➡ Eliot (II) * * *
T square
a T-shaped ruler, used primarily in mechanical drawing, having a short crosspiece that slides along the edge of the drawing board as a guide to the perpendicular longer section ...
T suppressor cell
Immunol. See suppressor T cell. * * *
T Tauri star
Any of a class of very young stars with masses less than about twice the Sun's. Characterized by unpredictable changes in brightness, they represent an early stage in stellar ...
1. Slang. See tits and ass. 2. tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Also, T and A. * * *
travel and entertainment. Also, T and E. * * *
T'aebaek Mountains
▪ mountains, Korea Korean  T'aebaek-sanmaek   main ridge of the Korean Peninsula, stretching along the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea), north to Hwangnyong Mountain ...
(as used in expressions) T'ai yüan T'ai tsung T'ai tsu T'ai chung T'ai nan t'ai chi ch'üan T'ai Hsü T'ai Hu * * *
t'ai chi ch'uan
/tuy" jee" chwahn", chee"/ a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of ...
T'ai Hsü
▪ Chinese Buddhist philosopher Pinyin  Tai Xu,  original name  (Wade-Giles romanization) Lü P'ei-lin  born Jan. 8, 1890, Haining, Chekiang province, China died Mar. 17, ...
T'ai Tsu
/tuy" dzooh"/. See Chao K'uang-yin. Also, Pinyin, Tai Zu /tuy"zooh"/. * * *
T'ai Tsung
/tuy"dzoong"/, (Li Shih-min) A.D. 597-649, Chinese emperor of the T'ang dynasty 627-649. Also, Pinyin, Tai Zong /tuy" zawng"/. * * *
City (pop., 2002 est.: 990,041), west-central Taiwan. Most of the old town was torn down under the Japanese occupation (1895–1945) and replaced by a planned modern city. An ...
formerly Dainan City (pop., 2002 est.: 742,574), southwestern Taiwan. It is one of the oldest urban settlements on the island. The Han Chinese settled there as early as 1590. ...
▪ county, Taiwan       northernmost hsien (county), Taiwan, occupying an area of 792 square miles (2,051 square km). It is bordered by I-lan hsien (southeast), ...
▪ Taiwan formerly  P'i-nan,         coastal shih (municipality) and seat, T'ai-tung hsien (county), southeastern Taiwan, on the southern bank of the Pei-nan River, 58 ...
T'aigo Wangsa
▪ Korean Buddhist monk born 1301, Korea died 1382, Korea       Buddhist monk, founder of the T'aigo sect of Korean Buddhism.       T'aigo entered into Buddhism ...
/tahng/, n. a dynasty in China, A.D. 618-907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry. Also, Tang. * * * (as used in ...
t'ao t'ieh
/tow" tye"/ the face of a mythical animal with a gaping mouth appearing as a motif in ancient Chinese art. Also, Pinyin, tao tie /tow" tyue"/. [ < Chin taotiè] * * *
▪ Taiwan       shih (municipality) and seat of T'ao-yüan hsien (county), northern Taiwan, situated 13 mi (21 km) southwest of Taipei city, in the northern part of the ...
▪ Chinese religion Pinyin  Tian        (Chinese: “Heaven”), in indigenous Chinese religion, the supreme power reigning over lesser gods and men. The term T'ien ...
▪ South Korea       city and port, South Kyŏngsang do (province), southeastern South Korea. The city was created in 1995 when Ch'ungmu city was combined with T'ongyŏng ...
▪ Chinese deity Pinyin  Tudi        (Chinese: “Place God”), type of Chinese god whose deification and functions are determined by local residents. The chief ...
T, t
/tee/, n., pl. T's or Ts, t's or ts. 1. the 20th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter T or t, as in tub, but, or butter. 3. ...
U.S. Mil. (in designations of aircraft) trainer: T-11. * * *
Chem. tertiary. * * *
/tee"bawl'/, n. a modified form of baseball or softball in which the ball is batted off an adjustable pole or stand. [TEE2] * * *
/tee"bahr'/, n. Building Trades. a rolled metal bar or beam with a cross section resembling a T. Also called tee. See illus. under shape. * * *
T-bar lift
a ski lift having an upside-down T-shaped bar against which two skiers may lean while being pulled uphill. Also called T-bar. [1885-90] * * *
/tee"bil'/, n. a U.S. Treasury bill. [1970-75, Amer.] * * *
n ➡ Thunderbird. * * *
/tee"bond'/, n. a U.S. Treasury bond. * * *
T-bone (tēʹbōn') n. A thick porterhouse steak taken from the small end of the loin and containing a T-shaped bone. Also called T-bone steak. * * *
T-bone steak
/tee"bohn'/ a loin steak having some tenderloin, characterized by its T-shaped bone. [1920-25] * * *
/tee"groohp'/, n. See sensitivity group. [1960-65; T(raining) group] * * *
T-help·er cell (tēʹhĕlʹpər) n. See helper T cell. * * *
/tee"man'/, n., pl. T-men. a special investigator of the Department of the Treasury. [1935-40] * * *
/tee"mayz'/, n. Psychol. a pathway shaped like the letter T through which an animal runs during learning experiments. * * *
/tee"noht'/, n. Informal. Treasury note. * * *
/tee"roohl'/, n. Ling. See transformational rule. * * *
/tee"sherrt'/, n. a lightweight, usually knitted, pullover shirt, close-fitting and with a round neckline and short sleeves, worn as an undershirt or outer garment. Also, ...
T-square (tēʹskwâr') © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A rule having a short, sometimes sliding, perpendicular crosspiece at one end, used by drafters for ...
/tee"stop'/, n. Photog. a camera lens aperture setting calibrated to a T number. [1955-60] * * *
T-stop system
Photog. a system of stops calibrated by T numbers. Also called transmission stop system. [1955-60] * * *
/tee"strap'/, n. 1. a strap on the upper of a shoe that extends backward from the vamp and joins with a strap that crosses the upper part of the instep, forming a T. 2. a shoe ...
T-top (tēʹtŏp') n. An automobile roof with removable panels. * * *
/tee"yooh'nit/, n. a minimal unit constituting a complete sentence, consisting of one independent clause and any dependent clauses connected to it: used as a measure of the ...
1. tablespoon; tablespoonful. 2. Territory. 3. Township. 4. Tuesday. * * *
1. Football. tackle. 2. taken from. 3. tare. 4. teaspoon; teaspoonful. 5. temperature. 6. in the time of. [ < L tempore] 7. tenor. 8. Gram. tense. 9. territory. 10. time. 11. ...
1. trial balance. 2. tubercle bacillus. 3. tuberculosis. * * *
to be announced. Also, t.b.a. * * *
Theat. total blackout. * * *
1. Traffic Director. 2. Treasury Department. * * *
(in prescriptions) to be taken three times a day. [ < L ter die sumendum] * * *
Biol. type genus. * * *
Territory of Hawaii. * * *
temperature-humidity index. * * *
(in prescriptions) three times a day. [ < L ter in die] * * *
1. Also, t.l. See trade last. 2. trade list. * * *
Insurance. total loss only. * * *
true mean. * * *
telegraph office. Also, TO. * * *
1. turnover. 2. turn over. * * *
1. title page. 2. Survey. turning point. * * *
1. in the time of the king. [ < L tempore regis] 2. See Roosevelt, Theodore. 3. tons registered. 4. trust receipt. * * *
technical sergeant. * * *
1. toxic unit. 2. Trade Union. 3. Training Unit. * * *
trade union. * * *
to whom it may concern. * * *
transfer agent. Also, T. Agt. * * *
time deposit. * * *
time loan. * * *
☆ T1 [tē′wun′ ] n. a broadband, digital, data-transmission system for multiplexing signals over a telephone line, as for voice communication, at 1.54 million bps * * ...
T4 Program
▪ Nazi policy also called  T4 Euthanasia Program        Nazi (Nazi Party) German effort—framed as a euthanasia program—to kill incurably ill, physically or ...
triiodothyronine. * * *
thyroxine. * * *
/tah/, interj. Brit. Slang. thank you. [1765-75; by infantile shortening and alter.] /tah/, n. the third letter of the Arabic alphabet. [ < Ar] /tah/, n. the 16th letter of the ...
1. See transactional analysis. 2. transit authority. * * * (as used in expressions) Lü ta Ta lien Ta hsüeh Ta Yu Ta wen k'ou culture Li Ta chao Chang Ta ch'ien * * *
Symbol, Chem. tantalum. * * * (as used in expressions) Lü ta Ta lien Ta hsüeh Ta Yu Ta wen k'ou culture Li Ta chao Chang Ta ch'ien * * *
Ta ble IV. Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries
▪ Table Table IV. Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing ...
Ta Ch'ing
/dah" ching"/ Ch'ing. * * *
Ta Mok
▪ 2007       Cambodian guerrilla leader (b. c. 1926, Takeo province, Cambodia, French Indochina—d. July 21, 2006, Phnom Penh, Cambodia), as a senior leader of the ...
ta ta
/tah tah"/, Chiefly Brit. good-bye. [1830-40; orig. uncert.] * * *
Ta Yü
▪ Chinese mythological hero Pinyin  Da Yu        (Chinese: “Yü the Great”), in Chinese mythology, the Tamer of the Flood, one of China's saviour-heroes and ...
/tayn/, v. Archaic. taken. [ME ytan, tane, tain, contraction of TAKEN] * * *
/teuh zee"yeuh/, n. (in Shi'ite Islam) a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram, A.D. ...
/teuh dah"/, interj. (used as a jovial interjection in making an announcement, taking a bow, etc.). Also, ta-dah. * * *
ta-ta [tä tä′; ] Brit [ ta tä′, tətä] interj. [Brit. Informal] goodbye * * *
Taaffe, Eduard, count von
born Feb. 24, 1833, Vienna, Austria died Nov. 29, 1895, Ellischau, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary Austrian politician and prime minister (1868–70, 1879–93). A boyhood friend of ...
/tahl/, n. Afrikaans (usually prec. by the). [1895-1900; < Afrik < D taal language, speech; c. TALE] /tah ahl"/, n. an active volcano in the Philippines, on SW Luzon, on an ...
Taal Lake
▪ lake, Philippines       lake in southwestern Luzon, Philippines, occupying a volcanic crater with a maximum width of 15 miles (24 km), at less than 10 feet (3 m) above ...
Taal, Lake
formerly Lake Bombon Lake, southwestern Luzon, Philippines. It covers an area of 94 sq mi (244 sq km) and occupies a volcanic crater less than 10 ft (3 m) above sea level. ...
Taanith Esther
/tah"nit' es"teuhr, -nis/; Seph. Heb. /tah'ah neet" es terdd"/; Ashk. Heb. /tah"ah nis es"teuhrdd/ a Jewish fast day observed on the 13th day of the month of Adar in memory of ...
tab1 /tab/, n., v., tabbed, tabbing. n. 1. a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration. 2. a tag or label. 3. a ...
tab key
a key on a typewriter, computer terminal, or other keyboard, that is pressed in order to indent what will be typed next to a predetermined position. * * *
1. tables. 2. (in prescriptions) tablet. [ < L tabella] * * *
/tab"euh nid, teuh bay"nid, -ban"id/, n. 1. any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining ...
—tabarded, adj. /tab"euhrd/, n. 1. a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, esp. one worn by a knight over his armor and usually emblazoned with his arms. 2. an ...
/tab"euh rit/, n. 1. a durable silk or acetate fabric having alternating stripes of satin and moiré, for drapery and upholstery. 2. tambour (def. 3). [1850-55; perh. akin to ...
Ṭabarī, al-
in full Abū Jaʽfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī born с 839, Āmol, Iran died 923, Baghdad, Iraq Muslim scholar, Qurʾānic commentator, and historian. After studying ...
Ṭabarī, aṭ-
▪ Muslim scholar Introduction in full  Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Ibn Jarīr Aṭ-ṭabarī  born c. 839, , Āmol, Ṭabaristān [Iran] died 923, Baghdad, ...
Tabarly, Eric Marcel Guy
▪ 1999       French yachtsman who became a national hero when he won the 1964 Observer Single-Handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) in record time and, in a series of ...
/teuh bas"koh/; Sp. /tah vahs"kaw/, n. a state in SE Mexico, on the Gulf of Campeche. 1,054,000; 9783 sq. mi. (25,338 sq. km). Cap.: Villahermosa. /teuh bas"koh/, Trademark. a ...
Tabasco Plain
▪ region, Mexico  tropical lowland on the Gulf of Mexico, in Tabasco state, southeastern Mexico. Occupying the coastal lowlands south of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and ...
Tabasco sauce
➡ Tabasco * * *
ta·bas·co pepper (tə-băsʹkō) n. A very pungent pepper (Capsicum frutescens) grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for commercial production of hot sauces. * * *
(also Tabasco sauce) n [U] a very spicy sauce made from red peppers, vinegar and salt. It is used to flavour food and often Bloody Mary drinks. * * *
Tabatabaʾi, Sayyid Zia od-Din
▪ Iranian statesman born c. 1888 died Aug. 29, 1969, Tehrān       Iranian statesman who led the coup d'état of 1921 in which he was made prime ...
/tab"euh net'/, n. tabinet. * * *
/teuh booh"leuh, -lee/, n. Middle Eastern Cookery. a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice. Also, tabouli, tabouleh, ...
tabby1 /tab"ee/, n., pl. tabbies, adj., v., tabbied, tabbying. n. 1. a cat with a striped or brindled coat. 2. a domestic cat, esp. a female one. 3. a spinster. 4. a spiteful ...
/tay"beuhr/, n. Music. tabor. * * *
—tabernacular /tab'euhr nak"yeuh leuhr/, adj. /tab"euhr nak'euhl/, n., v., tabernacled, tabernacling. n. 1. any place or house of worship, esp. one designed for a large ...
tabernacle frame
a frame, esp. of the 18th century, around a doorway, niche, etc., that suggests a small building, characteristically one with a pediment and two pilasters on a base. * * *
tabernacle mirror
a mirror of c1800, having columns and a cornice, usually gilt, with a painted panel over the mirror. * * *
See tabernacle. * * *
/tay"beez/, n. Pathol. 1. a gradually progressive emaciation. 2. See tabes dorsalis. [1645-55; < L tabes wasting, decay, akin to tabere to waste away] * * *
tabes dorsalis
/dawr sal"is, -say"lis/, Pathol. syphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by ...
See tabescent. * * *
—tabescence, n. /teuh bes"euhnt/, adj. wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed. [1885-90; < L tabescent- (s. of tabescens), prp. of tabescere to waste away. See TABES, ...
tabes dor·sa·lis (dôr-sāʹlĭs, -sălʹĭs) n. A late form of syphilis resulting in a hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and marked by shooting pains, ...
/teuh bet"ik/, Pathol. adj. 1. Also, tabid /tab"id/. pertaining to or affected with tabes. n. 2. a person affected with tabes. [TABE(S) + -TIC] * * *
/tah"bee/, n., pl. tabi, tabis. a covering for the foot, similar to a sock, having a separate pouchlike stall for the large toe, worn esp. in Japan, often with zoris. [1890-95; < ...
/tab"euh net'/, n. a fabric resembling poplin, made of silk and wool and usually given a watered finish. Also, tabbinet. [1770-80; obs. tabine (perh. TABB(Y)1 + -INE2) + -ET] * * ...
▪ king of Burma born 1512, Toungoo, Myanmar [Burma] died 1550, Pegu       king who unified Myanmar (reigned 1531–50). He was the second monarch of the Toungoo ...
Tabitha [tab′i thə] n. 〚LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Tabeitha < Aram tavita, lit., roe, gazelle〛 a feminine name * * *
▪ musical instrument       any of a group of two-headed cylindrical drums (drum) used in Islamic music along the Mediterranean coast. They are the ancestors of European ...
/tah"bleuh, tub"leuh/, n. a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands. [1860-65; earlier tubla < Hindi tabla < Ar tabla, deriv. of ...
Tab·las (täʹbləs) An island of the central Philippines east of Mindoro. It is the largest of the Romblon Islands. * * *
Tablas de Daimiel National Park
▪ park, Spain       nature reserve and wetland ecosystem, located about 19 miles (30 km) northeast of the city of Ciudad Real, south-central Spain. The park, created in ...
/tab"leuh cheuhr, -choor'/, n. 1. Music. any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, or other signs to indicate the strings, frets, keys, etc., to be ...
—tableless, adj. /tay"beuhl/, n., v., tabled, tabling, adj. n. 1. an article of furniture consisting of a flat, slablike top supported on one or more legs or other supports: a ...
Table Bay
Inlet, Atlantic Ocean, forming the harbour of Cape Town, South Africa. It is 12 mi (19 km) long and 8 mi (12 km) wide. Although less sheltered than other bays along the coast, ...
table board
daily meals provided for pay. [1475-85] * * *
table corn
Chiefly Eastern U.S. sweet corn. * * *
table cut
Jewelry. 1. a variety of step cut in which a very large table is joined to the girdle with a bevel. 2. (formerly) a diamond cut in which the natural octahedral crystal of the ...
table d'hôte
/tah"beuhl doht", tab"euhl/; Fr. /tannbleu doht"/, pl. tables d'hôte /tah"beuhlz doht", tab"euhlz/; Fr. /tannbleu doht"/. a meal of preselected courses served at a fixed time ...
table linen
tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table. [1670-80] * * *
Table Mountain
a mountain in the Republic of South Africa, near Cape Town. 3550 ft. (1080 m). * * *
table salt
salt (def. 1). [1875-80] * * *
table saw
table saw n. a circular saw mounted on the underside of a table through which its blade projects: work to be sawed is placed on the table * * *
table stake
Poker. 1. a stake that a player places on the table at the beginning of a game that may not be changed once the deal begins. 2. table stakes, the limiting of a bet to the amount ...
table talk
1. informal conversation at meals. 2. a subject that is considered appropriate for conversation at meals. [1560-70] * * * ▪ literature       informal conversation at or ...
table tennis
a game resembling tennis, played on a table with small paddles and a hollow celluloid or plastic ball. See illus. under racket2. [1900-05] * * * or (trademark) Ping-Pong Game ...
table tripod
Motion Pictures, Television. a low mount or stand for a camera. * * *
table wine
a wine that contains not more than 14 percent alcohol and is usually served as an accompaniment to food. [1820-30] * * *
—table-hopper, n. /tay"beuhl hop'/, v.i., table-hopped, table-hopping. Informal. to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, or the like, chatting with people at various ...
See table-hop. * * *
/ta bloh", tab"loh/, n., pl. tableaux /ta blohz", tab"lohz/, tableaus. 1. a picture, as of a scene. 2. a picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene. 3. a ...
tableau curtain
Theat. a curtain, often used as an act curtain, designed to be drawn aside and up to give a festooned or draped effect. [1945-50] * * *
tableau vivant
/tann bloh vee vahonn"/, pl. tableaux vivants /tann bloh vee vahonn"/. French. tableau (def. 3). [lit., living picture] * * *
tableau vi·vant (vē-väɴʹ) n. pl. tab·leaux vi·vants (tă-blōʹ vē-väɴʹ) A scene presented on stage by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a ...
Ta·ble Bay (tāʹbəl) An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off southwest South Africa that forms the harbor of Cape Town. * * *
/tay"beuhl klawth', -kloth'/, n., pl. tablecloths /-klawdhz', -klodhz', -klawths', -kloths'/. a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp. during a meal. [1425-75; late ME; see ...
/tay"beuhl fool'/, n., pl. tablefuls. 1. the number of persons that can be seated at a table. 2. the amount of food, dishes, etc., that a table can hold. [1525-35; TABLE + ...
/tay"beuhl land'/, n. an elevated and generally level region of considerable extent; plateau. [1690-1700; TABLE + -LAND] * * *
ta·ble linen (tāʹbəl) n. Tablecloths and napkins. * * *
ta·ble·mate (tāʹbəl-māt') n. A person with whom one shares a table, as while dining. * * *
tablemount [tā′bəlmount΄] n. GUYOT * * *
table salt n. See salt. * * *
ta·ble·side (tāʹbəl-sīd') n. The area beside or around a table, especially in a restaurant. adv. & adj. Made or prepared alongside a table: lamb that was carved tableside; ...
/tay"beuhl spoohn'/, n. 1. a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes. 2. a ...
/tay"beuhl spoohn fool'/, n., pl. tablespoonfuls. 1. the amount a tablespoon can hold. 2. a volumetric measure equal to 1/2 fluid ounce (14.8 ml), or three teaspoonfuls. Abbr.: ...
table sugar n. See sugar. * * *
/tab"lit/, n., v., tableted, tableting or tabletted, tabletting. n. 1. a number of sheets of writing paper, business forms, etc., fastened together at the edge; pad. 2. a flat ...
tablet chair
a chair with one arm extending and expanding into a writing surface. * * *
table talk n. Casual mealtime conversation. * * *
table tennis n. A game similar to lawn tennis, played on a table with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball. * * *
/tay"beuhl top'/, n. 1. a surface forming or suggesting the top of a table. 2. a photograph of an arrangement of objects on top of a table. adj. 3. intended for use on the top of ...
/tay"beuhl wair'/, n. the dishes, utensils, etc., used at the table. [1825-35; TABLE + WARE1] * * *       utensils used at the table for holding, serving, and handling ...
table wine n. An unfortified wine considered suitable to be served with a meal. * * *
/ta bluy"neuhm/, n., pl. tablina /-neuh/. (in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance. [1820-30; < L tab(u)linum, ...
—tabloidism, n. /tab"loyd/, n. 1. a newspaper whose pages, usually five columns wide, are about one-half the size of a standard-sized newspaper page. 2. a newspaper this size ...
tabloid journalism
➡ tabloid * * *
tabloid press
➡ tabloid * * *
See tabloid. * * *
tabloid TV n. Television news programming that presents the news in a fast-paced, condensed form, usually with sensational material. * * *
Taboga Island
▪ island, Panama Spanish  Isla Taboga         island in the Bay of Panama, central Panama. Taboga and its small neighbour, Taboguilla Island, lie 11 miles (18 km) ...
/teuh booh", ta-/, adj., n., pl. taboos, v., tabooed, tabooing. adj. 1. proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable: taboo words. 2. (among the Polynesians and other ...
/teuh booh"lee/, n. tabbouleh. * * *
—taborer, tabourer, n. /tay"beuhr/, n. 1. a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife. v.i. 2. to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum. v.t. 3. to strike ...
/tay"beuhr/, n. Mount, a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1929 ft. (588 m). * * * ▪ Czech Republic       city, southern Czech Republic. It lies along a bend in the ...
Tabor, Mount
▪ mountain, Lower Galilee, Israel Hebrew  Har Tavor,  Arabic  Jabal Aṭ-ṭur,         historic elevation of northern Israel, in Lower Galilee near the edge of the ...
/teuh bawr"euh, -bohr"euh/, n. a city in NW Tanzania. 21,012. * * * ▪ Tanzania formerly  Kazeh,         town, west-central Tanzania. Lying on the Central Plateau at ...
/tab"euhr it, tab'euh ret", -ray"/, n. 1. a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool. 2. a frame for embroidery. 3. a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest ...
Tabori, George
▪ 2008 Gyorgy Tabori        Hungarian-born writer and theatre director born May 24, 1914, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary] died July 23, 2007, Berlin, ...
/tab"euhr in/, n. a small tabor. [1490-1500; < MF tabourin. See TABOR, -IN1] * * *
/tay"beuh ruyt'/, n. (in the 15th century) a member of the militant body of Hussites maintaining a strict literal interpretation of the Scriptures. [1640-50; named after Tabor, ...
/teuh booh"leuh, -lee/, n. tabbouleh. Also, tabouli. * * *
tabouli [tə bo͞o′lē] n. var. of TABBOULEH * * *
/tab"rit, tay"brit/, n. 1. a small tabor. 2. Obs. a person who plays upon this instrument. [1350-1400; ME taberett, equiv. to taber (var. of TABOR) + -ett -ET] * * *
/tah breez", teuh-/, n. a city in and the capital of Eastern Azerbaijan province, in NW Iran. 403,413. * * * City (pop., 1996: 1,191,043), northwestern Iran. Earthquakes and ...
Tabrīz carpet
 floor covering handmade in or around Tabrīz, the principal city of northwestern Iran and one of its best-known carpet-producing centres. The identification of the court ...
Tabriz school
School of miniaturist painting founded by the Mongol Il-Khans early in the 14th century. Reflecting the penetration of East Asian traditions into Islamic painting, early Tabriz ...
/teuh booh", ta-/, adj., n., v.t. taboo. * * *
Tabuaeran Atoll
▪ atoll, Kiribati formerly called  Fanning Atoll  or  Fanning Island   coral formation of the Northern Line Islands, part of Kiribati, in the west-central Pacific ...
▪ Saudi Arabia       oasis city, northwestern Saudi Arabia. The city is situated amid a grove of date palms. In former times it was a station on the Hejaz railway (now ...
tabula rasa
/tab"yeuh leuh rah"seuh, -zeuh, ray"-/; Lat. /tah"boo lah' rddah"sah/, pl. tabulae rasae /tab"yeuh lee' rah"see, -zee, ray"-/; Lat. /tah"boo luy' rddah"suy/. 1. a mind not yet ...
—tabularly, adv. /tab"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., as statistics. 2. ascertained from or ...
tab·u·la ra·sa (tăbʹyə-lə räʹsə, -zə) n. pl. tab·u·lae ra·sae (tăbʹyə-lē' räʹsē, -zē) 1. a. The mind before it receives the impressions gained from ...
See tabularize. * * *
—tabularization, n. /tab"yeuh leuh ruyz'/, v.t., tabularized, tabularizing. to tabulate. Also, esp. Brit., tabularise. [1850-55; TABULAR + -IZE] * * *
See tabular. * * *
▪ fossil animal       major division of extinct coral animals found as fossils in Ordovician to Jurassic marine rocks (488 million to 146 million years old). Tabulata is ...
—tabulable, adj. —tabulation, n. v. /tab"yeuh layt'/; adj. /tab"yeuh lit, -layt'/, v., tabulated, tabulating, adj. v.t. 1. to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or ...
See tabulate. * * *
/tab"yeuh lay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that tabulates. 2. tab1 (def. 7). [1880-85; TABULATE + -OR2] * * *
tabuli [tə bo͞o′lē] n. var. of TABBOULEH * * *
tabun [tä′boon] n. a highly toxic nerve gas, (CH3) 2NPO(C2H5O)CN * * * ta·bun (täʹbo͝on') n. A poisonous combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents, ...
▪ people also spelled  Taabwa,  also called  Rungu,         a people who live mainly on the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the high grassy plateaus of ...
TAC abbrev. Tactical Air Command * * * TAC abbr. Tactical Air Command. * * *
/tak"euh meuh hak'/, n. 1. any of several resinous substances, used in incenses, ointments, etc. 2. any tree, as of the genera Bursera and Populus, yielding such a product. 3. ...
/tas, tays/, n. Armor. tasset. [var. of tasse; see TASSET] * * *
/tah"ket, tas"it, tay"sit/, v. imperative. Music. be silent (directing an instrument or voice not to play or sing). [1715-25; < L: lit., (it) is silent] * * *
/tak/, n. Informal. tachometer. [1925-30; by shortening] * * *
/tach/, n. Archaic. a buckle; clasp. [1400-50; late ME < MF < Gmc. See TACK1] * * *
▪ Japan       city, Tokyo to (metropolis), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Chūō Line (railway), east of Tokyo city. In 1922 an army airfield was constructed nearby, ...
Tachikawa, Keiji
▪ 2004       After having endured months of disappointing sales, Japanese wireless provider NTT DoCoMo staged a spirited comeback in 2003 under the leadership of company ...

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