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talismanic
tal·is·man·ic (tăl'ĭs-mănʹĭk, -ĭz-) also tal·is·man·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj. 1. Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas. 2. Possessing or believed to possess ...
talk
—talkable, adj. —talkability, n. —talker, n. /tawk/, v.i. 1. to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry. 2. to consult or ...
talk between ships.
See TBS. * * *
talk radio
a radio format featuring talk shows and listener call-ins. [1985-90] * * *
talk show
a radio or television show in which a host interviews or chats with guests, esp. celebrity guests. [1960-65] * * * Radio or television program in which a well-known personality ...
talk, Table
▪ literature       informal conversation at or as if at a dining table; especially, the social talk of a celebrity recorded for publication. Collections of such ...
talk-back
/tawk"bak'/, n. Radio and Television. a communications system enabling those in the studio to hear control-room personnel through a loudspeaker or headphones. [n. use of v. ...
talkathon
/taw"keuh thon'/, n. an unusually long speech or discussion, esp. on a matter of public interest, as a Congressional filibuster or a televised question-and-answer session with a ...
talkative
—talkatively, adv. —talkativeness, n. /taw"keuh tiv/, adj. inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative. [1400-50; late ME; see TALK, -ATIVE] Syn. ...
talkatively
See talkative. * * *
talkativeness
See talkatively. * * *
talkback
talk·back (tôkʹbăk') n. A system of communications links in a television or radio studio that enables directions to be given while a program is being produced. * * *
talker
talk·er (tôʹkər) n. One who talks, especially a loquacious or garrulous person. * * *
talkfest
/tawk"fest/, n. a lengthy conversation, discussion, or debate. [1905-10, Amer.; TALK + -FEST] * * *
talkie
/taw"kee/, n. Older Use. See talking picture. [1910-15, Amer.; TALK + (MOV)IE] * * *
talkiness
See talky. * * *
talking
talking [tôk′iŋ] n. the act of a person who talks; discussion; conversation adj. that talks; talkative * * *
talking book
a phonograph record or tape recording of readings of a book, magazine, etc., made esp. for use by the blind. [1935-40] * * *
talking chief
a noble who serves as public spokesperson for the chief in some Polynesian tribes. * * *
talking drum
      any of various types of drums that, by imitating the rhythm and the rise and fall of words in languages, are used as communication devices. Such drums occur in East ...
talking head
1. Television Slang. a closeup picture of a person who is talking, esp. as a participant in a talk show. 2. Slang. a person whose talk is empty and pretentious. [1965-70] * * *
Talking Heads
a US pop group formed in 1975 and known for the unusual words of their songs. David Byrne was the group’s singer. Their albums included Fear of Music (1979), Remain in Light ...
talking machine
Older Use. a phonograph. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
talking picture
Older Use. a motion picture with accompanying synchronized speech, singing, etc. [1905-10] * * *
talking point
a fact or feature that aids or supports one side, as in an argument or competition. [1910-15] * * *
talking-to
/taw"king tooh'/, n., pl. talking-tos. a scolding. [1875-80] * * *
talkingbook
talk·ing book (tôʹkĭng) n. A recorded reading of a book, designed for use by the visually impaired. * * *
talkinghead
talking head n. Slang 1. The image of a person, as on a television documentary or news show, who talks at length directly to the camera and usually appears on the screen with ...
talkingpoint
talking point n. Something, such as an especially persuasive point, that helps to support an argument or a discussion. * * *
talkradio
talk radio n. Broadcast radio programming consisting of talk shows, often including telephone conversations with members of the audience. * * *
talkshow
talk show n. A television or radio show in which noted people, such as authorities in a particular field, participate in discussions or are interviewed and often answer questions ...
talky
—talkiness, n. /taw"kee/, adj., talkier, talkiest. 1. having or containing superfluous or purposeless talk, conversation, or dialogue, esp. so as to impede action or progress: ...
tall
—tallness, n. /tawl/, adj., taller, tallest, adv. adj. 1. having a relatively great height; of more than average stature: a tall woman; tall grass. 2. having stature or height ...
tall buttercup
a Eurasian buttercup, Ranunculus acris, naturalized in North American fields and meadows, having a tall stem and shiny yellow flowers. * * *
tall drink
a beverage consisting of liquor and a sparkling soda, fruit juice, or the like, to which may be added other ingredients, served in a tall glass, usually with ice. [1955-60] * * *
tall meadow rue
a meadow rue, Thalictrum polygamum. * * *
tall oil
/tahl/ a resinous secondary product resulting from the manufacture of chemical wood pulp: used in the manufacture of soaps, paints, etc. [1925-30; < Sw tallolja, equiv. to tall ...
tall one
Informal. a beverage, esp. an alcoholic drink, in a tall glass. Also called long one. * * *
tall ship
tall ship n. a large, typically square-rigged sailing ship with tall masts, as a clipper * * *
tall sunflower.
See giant sunflower. * * *
tall tale
▪ folk tale       narrative that depicts the wild adventures of extravagantly exaggerated folk heroes. The tall tale is essentially an oral form of entertainment; the ...
tall-case clock
/tawl"kays'/ a pendulum clock tall enough to stand on the floor; a grandfather's or grandmother's clock. Also called long-case clock. * * *
Tall-e Bakun
▪ archaeological site, Iran       prehistoric Iranian site located near Persepolis in south-central Iran. The site, continuously inhabited from c. 4200 to c. 3000 BC, is ...
Talladega
/tal'euh dee"geuh/, n. a city in central Alabama, E of Birmingham. 19,128. * * * ▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat (1834) of Talladega county, east-central ...
Talladega Mountain
▪ mountains, Alabama, United States       low-lying segment of the Appalachian Mountains, extending northeastward along the border of Clay and Talladega counties and ...
tallage
/tal"ij/, n. 1. Medieval Hist. a tax paid by peasants to the lord of their manor. 2. a compulsory tax levied by the Norman and early Angevin kings of England upon the demesne ...
Tallahassee
/tal'euh has"ee/, n. a city in and the capital of Florida, in the N part. 81,548. * * * City (pop., 2000 est.: 150,624), capital of Florida, U.S. Originally an Appalachee Indian ...
Tallahatchie
Tal·la·hatch·ie (tăl'ə-hăchʹē) A river, about 371 km (230 mi) long, rising in northern Mississippi and flowing generally southwest to the Yazoo River. * * *
Tallahatchie River
River, northern Mississippi, U.S. It rises in Tippah county and flows southwest 230 mi (370 km) to join the Yalobusha River and form the Yazoo River. The Tallahatchie is ...
Tallapoosa
Tal·la·poo·sa (tăl'ə-po͞oʹsə) A river rising in northwest Georgia and flowing about 431 km (268 mi) generally southwest to central Alabama, where it joins the Coosa ...
Tallapoosa River
River, Georgia and Alabama, U.S. Rising in northwestern Georgia, the Tallapoosa flows southwest for about 268 mi (431 km) before joining the larger Coosa River just north of ...
tallboy
/tawl"boy'/, n. 1. Eng. Furniture. a. a chest of drawers supported by a low stand. Cf. highboy. b. a chest-on-chest. 2. a tall chimney pot. 3. a tall-stemmed goblet. 4. (cap.) ...
Tallchief
/tawl"cheef'/, n. Maria born 1925, U.S. ballet dancer. * * *
Tallchief, Maria
born Jan. 24, 1925, Fairfax, Okla., U.S. U.S. ballet dancer of Native American descent. Tallchief studied with Bronislava Nijinska before joining the Ballet Russe de Monte ...
Tallchief, Marjorie
▪ American dancer born Oct. 19, 1927, Fairfax, Okla., U.S.       ballerina, dance teacher, and the first American ever to become the première danseuse étoile at the ...
Tallchief,Maria
Tall·chief (tôlʹchēf'), Maria. Born 1925. American ballerina who danced with the New York City Ballet (1948-1960 and 1963-1965) and founded the Chicago City Ballet in ...
talldrink
tall drink n. A drink served in a tall glass and consisting typically of a liquor base with any of various mixes and flavorings. * * *
Tallemant des Réaux, Gédéon
▪ French author born Oct. 2, 1619, La Rochelle, Fr. died Nov. 10, 1692, Paris  French writer of entertaining and informative Historiettes, or short ...
Tallensi
▪ people also spelled  Talensi,         a people of northern Ghana who speak a language of the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo language family. They grow millet and ...
Talleyrand
Talleyrand [tal′i rand΄; ] Fr [ tȧl rän′, tȧ lerän′] (born Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord) Prince of Benevento 1754-1838; Fr. statesman & diplomat * * *
Talleyrand (-Périgord), Charles-Maurice de
born Feb. 2, 1754, Paris, France died May 17, 1838, Paris French statesman. Ordained a priest, he became bishop of Autun in 1788. Elected to represent the clergy at the ...
Talleyrand, Charles-Maurice de, prince de Bénévent
▪ French statesman and diplomat Introduction in full  Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent  born Feb. 2, 1754, Paris, France died May 17, 1838, ...
Talleyrand-Périgord
/tal"euh rand'per"i gawr'/; Fr. /tann le rddahonn pay rddee gawrdd"/, n. Charles Maurice de /shannrddl moh rddees" deuh/, Prince de Bénévent /deuh bay nay vahonn"/, 1754-1838, ...
Talleyrand-Périgord,Charles Maurice de
Tal·ley·rand-Pé·ri·gord (tălʹē-rănd'pĕrʹĭ-gôr', tä-lĕ-räɴ-pā-rē-gôrʹ), Charles Maurice de. 1754-1838. French politician and diplomat known for his capacity ...
tallgrass
tallgrass [tôl′gras΄] n. any grass that grows to a height of five feet or more; esp., any such grass growing in the eastern region of the Great Plains * * *
Tallien, Jean-Lambert
▪ French revolutionary born Jan. 23, 1767, Paris died Nov. 16, 1820, Paris  French Revolutionary who became a leader of the moderates (Thermidorians) after he helped engineer ...
Tallinn
/tah"lin, tal"in/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland. 499,800. Also, Tallin. Formerly, Russian, Revel; German, Reval. * * * formerly (until ...
Tallis
/tal"is/, n. Thomas, c1505-85, English organist and composer, esp. of church music. Also, Tallys, Talys. * * *
Tallis, Thomas
born с 1505 died Nov. 23, 1585, Greenwich, London, Eng. British composer. An organist at abbeys and churches from 1532, by 1543 he was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, as both ...
tallish
/taw"lish/, adj. rather tall. [1740-50; TALL + -ISH1] * * *
tallit
tallit or tallith [tä lēt′, täl′is] n. 〚TalmudHeb talit, lit., cloak < ? root tll, to cover〛 Judaism the prayer shawl with fringes ( zizit) on each of its four ...
tallith
Ashk. Heb., Eng. /tah"lis/; Seph. Heb. /tah leet"/, n., pl. tallithim, tallitim, tallisim Ashk. Heb., Eng. /tah lee"sim, -lay"-, tah'leuh sim"/; Seph. Heb. /tah lee teem"/. ...
tallith katan
Seph. /tah leet" kah tahn"/; Ashk. /tah"lis kaw"tawn/, Hebrew. Seearba kanfoth. [talliith qatan lit., little tallith] * * *
Tallmadge
/tal"mij/, n. a city in NE Ohio. 15,269. * * *
tallness
See tallish. * * *
talloil
tall oil (täl, tôl) n. A resinous oily liquid composed of a mixture of rosin acids and fatty acids obtained as a byproduct in the treatment of pine pulp and used in soaps, ...
tallow
/tal"oh/, n. 1. the fatty tissue or suet of animals. 2. the harder fat of sheep, cattle, etc., separated by melting from the fibrous and membranous matter naturally mixed with ...
tallow tree
a small tree, Sapium sebiferum, of the spurge family, cultivated in China and the tropics, having popcorn-shaped seeds with a waxy coating that is used for soap, candles, and ...
tallowy
—tallowiness, n. /tal"oh ee/, adj. resembling tallow in consistency, color, etc.; fatty: a tallowy mass of moistened powder; tallowy skin. Also, tallowlike. [1400-50; late ME ...
Tallulah
/teuh looh"leuh/, n. 1. a town in NE Louisiana. 10,392. 2. a female given name. * * *
tally
—tallier, n. /tal"ee/, n., pl. tallies, v., tallied, tallying. n. 1. an account or reckoning; a record of debit and credit, of the score of a game, or the like. 2. Also called ...
tally sheet
a sheet for checking, counting, or scoring, as of cargo loaded or unloaded. Also called tally card. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
tallyho
/tal"ee hoh'/ for 1; /tal'ee hoh"/ for 2-5, n., pl. tallyhos, interj., v. tallyhoed or tallyho'd, tallyhoing. n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a mail coach or a four-in-hand pleasure ...
tallyman
/tal"ee meuhn/, n., pl. tallymen. 1. a person who tallies or keeps account of something. 2. Brit. a person who sells merchandise on the hire-purchase system. [1645-55; TALLY + ...
Tallys
/tal"is/, n. Thomas. See Tallis, Thomas. * * *
tallyshop
/tal"ee shop'/, n. Brit. a store specializing in selling merchandise on the hire-purchase system. [1850-55; TALLY + SHOP] * * *
Talma, François-Joseph
born Jan. 16, 1763, Paris, France died Oct. 19, 1826, Paris French actor and theatre manager. He made his debut at the Comédie-Française in 1787. Influenced by the painter ...
Talmadge, Herman Eugene
▪ 2003       American politician (b. Aug. 9, 1913, McRae, Ga.—d. March 21, 2002, Hampton, Ga.), as governor of Georgia from 1948 to 1955 and U.S. senator from 1957 to ...
Talmi gold
/tahl"mee/ a metal made by rolling gold on brass, used in making costume jewelry. Also called Abyssinian gold. [1865-70; < G Talmigold counterfeit gold, partial trans. of F Tal. ...
Talmigold
Tal·mi gold (tälʹmē) n. A composite metal made of gold and brass, used in making jewelry.   [German Talmigold, partial translation of French Tal. mi-or, contraction of ...
Talmud
—Talmudism, n. /tahl"mood, -meuhd, tal"-/, n. 1. the collection of Jewish law and tradition consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara and being either the edition produced in ...
Talmud and Midrash
▪ Judaism Introduction       commentative and interpretative writings that hold a place in the Jewish religious tradition second only to the Bible (Old ...
Talmud Torah
Seph. /tahl moohd" taw rddah"/; Ashk. /tahl"mood toh"rddeuh, -meuhd/; Eng. /tahl"meuhd tawr"euh, tohr"euh, tal"-/, Hebrew. 1. (in Europe) a community-supported Jewish elementary ...
Talmudic
/tahl mood"ik, tal-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Talmud. 2. characterized by or making extremely fine distinctions; overly detailed or subtle; hairsplitting. * * *
Talmudical
See Talmudic. * * *
Talmudist
/tahl"moo dist, -meuh-, tal"-/, n. 1. a person versed in the Talmud. 2. one of the writers or compilers of the Talmud. 3. a person who accepts or supports the doctrines of the ...
talon
—taloned, adj. /tal"euhn/, n. 1. a claw, esp. of a bird of prey. 2. the shoulder on the bolt of a lock against which the key presses in sliding the bolt. 3. Cards. the cards ...
Talon, Jean, count d'Orsainville
▪ French statesman in full  Jean-Baptiste Talon, count d'Orsainville  born c. 1625, Châlons-sur-Marne, France died November 1694, Paris       French statesman and ...
Talos
/tay"los/, n. Class. Myth. a man of brass made by Hephaestus for Minos as a guardian of Crete. * * *
Tālpur
▪ Baluchi tribe also spelled  Tālpura, or Tālpuri,         Baluchi tribe that furnished a number of Muslim amīrs in the Upper and Lower Sind, when the region was ...
taluk
/tah"look, tah look"/, n. (in India) 1. a hereditary estate. 2. a subdivision of a revenue district. Also, taluka, talooka /tah looh"keuh/. [1790-1800; < Urdu ta'alluq estate < ...
talus
talus1 /tay"leuhs/, n., pl. tali /-luy/. Anat. the uppermost bone of the proximal row of bones of the tarsus; anklebone. [1685-95; < L talus ankle, anklebone, die. See ...
Talwin
☆ Talwin [tal′win ] 〚arbitrary name chosen in a contest for naming the product〛 trademark for PENTAZOCINE * * *
Talys
/tal"is/, n. Thomas. See Tallis, Thomas. * * *
tam
/tam/, n. tam-o'-shanter. [by shortening] * * *
Tam o’ Shanter
a poem (1790) by Robert Burns. Tam o’ Shanter, a Scottish farmer, gets drunk one night, and when he is riding home he sees three witches and they begin to follow him. He rides ...
tam o’ shanter
➡ Tam o’ Shanter * * *
Tam, Jacob ben Meir
▪ French Judaic scholar born 1100, Ramerupt, France died June 9, 1171, Troyes       French Jew, an outstanding Talmudic authority of his time, who was responsible for a ...
Tam, Roman
▪ 2003 Tam Pak-sin        Chinese pop musician (b. 1949, Guangxi Zhuang, China—d. Oct. 18, 2002, Hong Kong), was a flamboyant showman with an androgynous persona and a ...
tam-o'-shanter
/tam"euh shan'teuhr, tam'euh shan"ter/, n. a cap of Scottish origin, usually made of wool, having a round, flat top that projects all around the head and has a pompon at its ...
tam-tam
/tum"tum', tam"tam'/, n. 1. a gong with indefinite pitch. 2. tom-tom. [1775-85; var. of TOM-TOM] * * *
tama
▪ Japanese spirit formally  mitama        in Japanese religion, a soul or a divine or semidivine spirit; also an aspect of a spirit. Several mitama are recognized in ...
tamable
—tamability, tamableness, n. /tay"meuh beuhl/, adj. able to be tamed. Also, tameable. [1545-55; TAME + -ABLE] * * *
Tamagotchi
/tam'euh goch"ee/ Trademark. a small electronic toy with a screen, programmed to behave as if it were a pet, requiring the owner to push buttons as if to feed it, clean it, ...
tamale
/teuh mah"lee/, n. a Mexican dish made of minced and seasoned meat packed in cornmeal dough, wrapped in corn husks, and steamed. [1605-15, Amer.; construed as sing. of MexSp ...
Tamale
/teuh mah"lee/, n. a city in N Ghana. 90,000. * * * ▪ Ghana       town, north-central Ghana. Surrounded by villages with high population densities, it lies 600 feet ...
Taman
Ta·man (tə-mänʹ) A peninsula of southwest Russia projecting westward between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. It is rich in petroleum deposits. * * *
Taman languages
      group of languages that form part of the Eastern Sudanic (Eastern Sudanic languages) branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family. Tama and Sungor (or Erenga) are ...
tamandua
/teuh man"dooh euh, teuh man'dooh ah"/, n. a tree-dwelling, tropical American anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla, having a prehensile tail, four-clawed forelimbs, and coarse, tan ...
Tamāng
▪ people also called  Mūrmī,         people of Nepal living in the mountains northwest, north, and east of the Kāthmāndu Valley. Their numbers were estimated to ...
Tamanghasset
▪ Algeria also called  (after 1981) Tamenghest,  formerly  Fort Laperrine,         town, southern Algeria. Located in the mountainous Ahaggar (Hoggar) region on ...
Tamano
▪ Japan       city, Okayama ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on a channel of the Inland Sea, opposite Takamatsu, on Shikoku. The city is composed of the former towns of ...
Tamaqua
▪ borough, Pennsylvania, United States       borough (town), Schuylkill county, east-central Pennsylvania, U.S., on the Little Schuylkill River. The area was settled in ...
Tamar
/tay"meuhr, tah"-/, n. the daughter of David and half-sister of Absalom. II Sam. 13. * * *
Tamar, River
▪ river, Australia       tidal estuary in northern Tasmania, Australia, formed by the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers. It extends 40 miles (65 km) ...
tamara
/teuh mahr"euh/, n. Italian Cookery. a powdered mixture of cinnamon, cloves, coriander, aniseed, and fennel seed. [orig. uncert.] * * *
Tamara
/tam"euhr euh, teuh mar"euh, -mahr"euh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Tamarac
/tam"euh rak'/, n. a city in SE Florida. 29,142. * * *
tamarack
/tam"euh rak'/, n. 1. an American larch, Larix laricina, of the pine family, having a reddish-brown bark and crowded clusters of blue-green needles and yielding a useful ...
tamarao
/tah'meuh row", tam'euh-/, n., pl. tamaraos. tamarau. * * *
tamarau
/tah'meuh row", tam'euh-/, n. a small wild buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) mindorensis, of Mindoro in the Philippines, having thick, brown hair and short, massive horns. Also, tamarao, ...
tamari
tamari [tə mä′rē] n. a Japanese soy sauce, made by natural methods and often aged: also tamari (soy) sauce * * * ta·ma·ri (tə-mäʹrē) n. Soy sauce made without ...
tamarillo
/tam'euh ril"oh, -ree"yoh/, n., pl. tamarillos. 1. the edible, plumlike fruit of a tree, Cyphomandra betacea, of the nightshade family, native to the Peruvian Andes. 2. the tree ...
tamarin
/tam"euh rin, -ran'/, n. any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus (Leontideus), having silky fur and a nonprehensile tail: several species are ...
tamarind
/tam"euh rind/, n. 1. the pod of a large, tropical tree, Tamarindus indica, of the legume family, containing seeds enclosed in a juicy acid pulp that is used in beverages and ...
tamarisk
/tam"euh risk/, n. 1. any Old World tropical plant of the genus Tamarix, esp. T. gallica, an ornamental Mediterranean shrub or small tree having slender, feathery branches. 2. a ...
tamarisk gerbil
gerbil (def. 2). * * *
tamas
—tamasic /teuh mas"ik/, adj. /tum"euhs/, n. Hinduism. See under guna. [ < Skt: darkness] * * *
tamasha
/teuh mah"sheuh/, n. (in the East Indies) a spectacle; entertainment. [1680-90; < Urdu < Pers tamasha a stroll < Ar] * * * ▪ Indian folk drama       erotic form of ...
Tamatave
/tah'mah tahv", -meuh-/, n. a seaport on E Madagascar. 59,503. * * *
Tamaulipas
/tah'mow lee"pahs/, n. a state in NE Mexico, bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. 1,901,000; 30,731 sq. mi. (79,595 sq. km). Cap.: Ciudad Victoria. * * * State (pop., 2000: ...
tamaya
▪ Shintō altar       in the Shintō religion of Japan, a memorial altar dedicated to the spirits of deceased ancestors. The tamaya is not found in all homes observing ...
Tamayo
/tah mah"yaw/, n. Rufino /rddooh fee"naw/, 1899-1991, Mexican painter. * * *
Tamayo y Baus, Manuel
▪ Spanish dramatist born Sept. 15, 1829, Madrid, Spain died June 20, 1898, Madrid       Spanish dramatist who, with Adelardo López de Ayala y Herrera, dominated the ...
Tamayo, Rufino
born Aug. 26, 1899/1900, Oaxaca, Mex. died June 24, 1991, Mexico City Mexican painter and graphic artist. He studied at Mexico City's School of Fine Arts and then taught at the ...
Tamayo,Rufino
Ta·ma·yo (tä-mäʹyō), Rufino. 1899-1991. Mexican artist whose bold, textured works were influenced by pre-Columbian symbols as well as cubism and expressionism. * * *
Tamazight
/tah"meuh zuyt', tam"euh-/, n. a Berber language spoken in Morocco. * * *
tambac
/tam"bak/, n. tombac. * * *
Tambacounda
▪ Senegal       town, southeastern Senegal. It is situated about 250 miles (400 km) east-southeast of Dakar. The town is in a tall-grass and acacia savanna area known ...
tambala
/tahm bah"leuh/, n. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Malawi, the 100th part of a kwacha. * * *
Tamberlik, Enrico
▪ Italian tenor Tamberlik also spelled  Tamberlick   born March 16, 1820, Rome died March 13, 1889, Paris       Italian tenor best known for his remarkable high ...
Tambo
/tam"boh/, n. See Mr. Tambo. * * *
Tambo, Adelaide
▪ 2008 Adelaide Frances Tshukudu        South African political activist born July 18, 1929 , near Vereeniging, S.Af. died Jan. 31, 2007 , Johannesburg, S.Af. was a ...
Tambo, Oliver
born Oct. 27, 1917, Bizana, near Johannesburg, S.Af. President (1969–91) of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC). In 1944, with Nelson Mandela and others, he ...
Tambo, Oliver Reginald
▪ 1994       South African political activist (b. Oct. 27, 1917, Bizana, South Africa—d. April 24, 1993, Johannesburg, South Africa), directed the activities of the ...
Tambora
/tahm"baw rah', -boh-, -beuh-/, n. an active volcano in Indonesia, on N Sumbawa: eruption 1815. 9042 ft. (2756 m). * * *
Tambora, Mount
▪ volcano, Indonesia Indonesian  Gunung Tambora         dormant volcanic mountain on the northern coast of Sumbawa island, Indonesia. Now 9,354 feet (2,851 m) high, ...
tambour
/tam"boor, tam boor"/, n. 1. Music. a drum. 2. a drum player. 3. Also called tabaret. a circular frame consisting of two hoops, one fitting within the other, in which cloth is ...
tamboura
tamboura [täm boor′ə] n. 〚Pers ṭambūra〛 a lutelike instrument of India, etc., usually with four strings, used to give a drone or ostinato accompaniment * * ...
tambourin
/tam"boo rin/; Fr. /tahonn boo rddaonn"/, n., pl. tambourins /-rinz/; Fr. /-rddaonn"/. 1. a long narrow drum of Provence. 2. an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied ...
tambourine
—tambourinist, n. /tam'beuh reen"/, n. a small drum consisting of a circular frame with a skin stretched over it and several pairs of metal jingles attached to the frame, ...
Tambov
/tahm bawf", -bawv"/; Russ. /tum bawf"/, n. a city, in the Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow. 305,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city and administrative centre of ...
tambura
/tam boor"euh/, n. an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck. Also, tamboura, tambur /tam boor"/, tampur, tanbur. [ < Hindi < Ar ...
Tamburini, Antonio
▪ Italian singer born March 28, 1800, Faenza, Papal States [Italy] died Nov. 8, 1876, Nice, Fr.       Italian operatic baritone, particularly noted for his starring ...
tamburitza
/tam boor"it seuh, tam'beuh rit"seuh/, n. one of a family of mandolinlike stringed instruments of southern Slavic regions. [1925-30; < Serbo-Croatian tàmburica, dim. of tàmbura ...
Tamburlaine
/tam"beuhr layn'/, n. Tamerlane. * * *
tame
—tamely, adv. —tameness, n. —tamer, n. /taym/, adj., tamer, tamest, v., tamed, taming. adj. 1. changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated: a tame bear. 2. without ...
tameable
/tay"meuh beuhl/, adj. tamable. * * *
tameless
—tamelessly, adv. —tamelessness, n. /taym"lis/, adj. untamed or untamable. [1590-1600; TAME + -LESS] * * *
tamely
See tamable. * * *
tameness
See tamable. * * *
tamer
See tamable. * * *
Tamerlane
/tam"euhr layn'/, n. (Timur Lenk) 1336?-1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369-1405. Also, Tamburlaine. Also called Timour, Timur. * * *
Tameside
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       metropolitan borough in the eastern part of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, England. The parts of the borough ...
Tami style
▪ carving       type of Oceanic carving originating on the Tami Islands, in Papua New Guinea. The style spread to the coastal areas along the Huon Gulf, to the islands ...
Tamiahua Lagoon
▪ lagoon, Mexico Spanish  Laguna de Tamiahua        long coastal lagoon in Veracruz state, eastern Mexico. An inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, it extends approximately ...
Tamil
/tam"euhl, tum"-, tah"meuhl/, n., pl. Tamils, (esp. collectively) Tamil, adj. n. 1. a member of a people of Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka. 2. the Dravidian language of ...
Tamil language
Dravidian language spoken by more than 63 million people. It is an official language of Tamil Nadu state in India and one of the official languages of Sri Lanka. Large ...
Tamil literature
      body of writings in Tamil, a Dravidian language of India and Sri Lanka. Apart from literature written in classical (Indo-Aryan) Sanskrit, Tamil is the oldest ...
Tamil Nadu
/nah"dooh/ a large state in S India: formerly a presidency; boundaries readjusted on a linguistic basis 1956. 41,200,000; 50,110 sq. mi. (129,785 sq. km). Formerly, Madras. * * ...
Tamil Tigers
▪ revolutionary organization, Sri Lanka byname of  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)        guerrilla organization that seeks to establish an independent Tamil ...
Tamilnad Plains
▪ region, India       eastern coastal lowlands of Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. Bounded by the Andhra plains to the north, the Bay of Bengal (Bengal, ...
Tamilnad Uplands
▪ region, India       hilly region in central Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. The uplands extend over an area of about 15,200 square miles (39,000 ...
Taming of the Shrew
a comedy play (c. 1594) by Shakespeare. It is about Petruchio, a young Italian man who wants to marry Katharina, a rich but unfriendly woman. (Shrew is an old-fashioned word for ...
Taming of the Shrew, The
a comedy (1594?) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare       comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written sometime in 1590–94 and ...
Tamiris, Helen
orig. Helen Becker born April 24, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 4, 1966, New York City U.S. choreographer, modern dancer, and teacher. In 1930 she founded her own ...
tamis
/tam"ee, -is/, n., pl. tamises /tam"eez, -euh siz/. a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer. Also, tammy. [1595-1605; ...
Tamluk
▪ India ancient  Tamralipti , also called  Tamralipta , Pali  Tamalitti        town, southern West Bengal state, northeastern India, lying just south of the ...
Tamm
/tahm/, n. Igor Evgenievich /ee"geuhrdd yiv gye"nyi vyich/, 1895-1971, Russian physicist: Nobel prize 1958. * * *
Tamm, Igor Yevgenyevich
▪ Soviet physicist born July 8 [June 26, Old Style], 1895, Vladivostok, Siberia, Russia died April 12, 1971, Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union  Soviet physicist who shared the ...
Tamm,Igor Yevgeneevich
Tamm (täm), Igor Yevgeneevich. 1895-1971. Russian physicist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for work leading to the development of a cosmic-ray counter. * * *
Tammann, Gustav
▪ Russian chemist born June 9, [May 28, old style] 1861, Jamburg, Russia died Dec. 17, 1938, Göttingen, Ger.       Russian chemist who helped to found the science of ...
Tammany
—Tammanyism, n. —Tammanyite, n. /tam"euh nee/, adj. 1. pertaining to, involving, or characteristic of the membership or methods of Tammany Hall. n. 2. See Tammany Hall. * * *
Tammany Hall
1. a Democratic political organization in New York City, founded in 1789 as a fraternal benevolent society (Tammany Society) and associated esp. in the late 1800s and early 1900s ...
Tammerfors
/tahm'meuhrdd fawrdds"/, n. Swedish name of Tampere. * * *
Tammuz
/tah"mooz/; for 1 also /tah moohz"/; for 2 also /tam"uz/, n. 1. the tenth month of the Jewish calendar. Cf. Jewish calendar. 2. a Sumerian and Babylonian shepherd god, originally ...
Tammuz, Fast of
▪ Judaism       a minor Jewish observance (on Tammuz 17) that inaugurates three weeks of mourning (see Three Weeks) that culminate in the 24-hour fast of Tisha be-Av. ...
tammy
tammy1 /tam"ee/, n. a fabric of mixed fibers, constructed in plain weave and often heavily glazed, used in the manufacture of linings and undergarments. Also, tammie. [1630-40; ...
Tammy
/tam"ee/, n. a female given name. * * *
Tammy Wynette
➡ Wynette * * *
tamo
/tah"moh/, n., pl. tamos. the light, yellowish-brown wood of a Japanese ash, Fraxinus mandschurica, used for making furniture. [ < Japn tamo(-no-ki), tamu-(no-ki) name of the ...
tamoxifen
/teuh mok"seuh feuhn, -fen'/, n. Pharm. an antineoplastic drug, C26H29NO, that blocks the estrogen receptors on cancer cells, used in the treatment of breast cancer. [1970-75; ...
tamp
/tamp/, v.t. 1. to force in or down by repeated, rather light, strokes: He tamped the tobacco in his pipe. 2. (in blasting) to fill (a drilled hole) with earth or the like after ...
Tampa
—Tampan, n., adj. /tam"peuh/, n. a seaport in W Florida, on Tampa Bay: fishing resort. 271,523. * * * City (pop., 2000: 303,447), west-central Florida, U.S. Located on the ...
Tampa Bay
an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, in W Florida. ab. 27 mi. (43 km) long. * * * Inlet, Gulf of Mexico, western Florida, U.S. The bay is 25 mi (40 km) long and 7–12 mi (11–19 ...
Tampa Bay Rays
▪ American baseball team  American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), Fla., that plays in the American League (AL). The Rays began play ...
tampala
/tam pal"euh/, n. a branching tropical plant, Amaranthus tricolor, of the amaranth family, cultivated in Asia as a green vegetable. Cf. Joseph's-coat. [perh. < Sinhalese] * * *
tamper
tamper1 —tamperer, n. /tam"peuhr/, v.i. 1. to meddle, esp. for the purpose of altering, damaging, or misusing (usually fol. by with): Someone has been tampering with the ...
tamper-resistant
/tam"peuhr ri zis'teuhnt/, adj. difficult to tamper with: a tamper-resistant cap on a medicine bottle. * * *
Tampere
/tahm"pe rdde/, n. a city in SW Finland. 167,000. Swedish, Tammerfors. * * * ▪ Finland Swedish  Tammerfors,         city, southwestern Finland. It is located on an ...
tamperer
See tamper1. * * *
tamperproof
/tam"peuhr proohf'/, adj. that cannot be tampered with; impervious to tampering: a tamper-proof lock. Also, tamper-proof. [1885-90; TAMPER1 + -PROOF] * * *
Tampico
—Tampican, n. /tam pee"koh/; Sp. /tahm pee"kaw/, n. a seaport in SE Tamaulipas, in E Mexico. 240,500. * * * Port and city (pop., 2000: 295,442), southeastern Tamaulipas state, ...
Tampico hemp
a stiff fiber obtained from the leaves of various species of Agave, as A. falcata or A. sisalana. Also called Tampico fiber. [1930-35] * * *
tampion
/tam"pee euhn/, n. a plug or stopper placed in the muzzle of a piece of ordnance when not in use, to keep out dampness and dust. Also, tompion. [1425-75; late ME tampyon, var. of ...
tampon
/tam"pon/, n. 1. a plug of cotton or the like for insertion into an orifice, wound, etc., chiefly for absorbing blood or stopping hemorrhages. 2. such a plug used for absorbing ...
tamponade
/tam'peuh nayd"/, n. 1. Med. the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage. 2. Also called cardiac tamponade, heart tamponade. Pathol. a condition in which the heart is compressed ...
tampur
/tahm poor"/, n. tambura. * * *
Tamworth
/tam"werrth'/, n. one of an English breed of red hogs, raised chiefly for bacon. [after Tamworth, in Staffordshire, England where the breed was developed] /tam"werrth'/, n. a ...
tan
tan1 —tannable, adj. /tan/, v., tanned, tanning, n., adj., tanner, tannest. v.t. 1. to convert (a hide) into leather, esp. by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from ...
Tan
/tan/, n. Amy, born 1952, U.S. novelist. * * * (as used in expressions) Black and Tan Tan Cheng Lock Tan Malaka Ibrahim Datuk * * *
TAN
/tan/, n. tax-anticipation note. * * * (as used in expressions) Black and Tan Tan Cheng Lock Tan Malaka Ibrahim Datuk * * *
Tan Cheng Lock
born April 5, 1883, Malacca, Straits Settlements died Dec. 8, 1960, Malacca Malaysian Chinese community leader and politician. Born to a wealthy Chinese family, he campaigned ...
Tan Malaka, Ibrahim Datuk
born 1894 died April 16, 1949, Blitar, Java, Indon. Indonesian communist leader. A schoolteacher, he became a communist after returning from Europe in 1919. He was exiled by ...
tan oak.
See tanbark oak. [1920-25] * * *
Tan, Amy
▪ American author in full  Amy Ruth Tan  born Feb. 19, 1952, Oakland, Calif., U.S.    American author of novels about Chinese American women and the immigrant ...
Tan, Lucio
▪ 1997       In 1996 reclusive Philippine businessman Lucio Tan found himself all but untouched by an ongoing government probe into the legitimacy of his operations. ...
tan-e
▪ Japanese art       Japanese wood-block prints hand-coloured with an orange-red tone. Tan-e were produced in the Edo period from the late 17th century through the first ...
Tan-shui
▪ Taiwan also spelled  Tamshui, or Tamsui        coastal chen (town) in western T'ai-pei hsien (county), northern Taiwan. It is located on the northern bank of the ...
Tan-Tan
▪ Morocco       town, southwestern Morocco. The town, about 16 miles (25 km) by road east of the Atlantic Ocean in the extreme northwestern reaches of the Sahara, is ...
Tan-tung
Tan-tung [tän tooŋ′, dän dooŋ′] a former transliteration of DANDONG * * * ▪ China formerly  (until 1965) An-tung,  Pinyin  Dandong,  or ...
tana
/tah"neuh/, n. thana. * * *
Tana
/tah"nah, -neuh/, n. 1. a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 mi. (800 km) long. 2. Lake. Also, Tsana. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue ...
Tana River
I River, Kenya. The country's longest river, it rises in the Aberdare Range and flows in a curve northeast, east, and south 440 mi (708 km) to the Indian Ocean. It is navigable ...
Tana, Lake
Lake, Ethiopia. The country's largest lake, it is 47 mi (76 km) long and 44 mi (71 km) wide. It is the source of the Blue Nile (see Nile River), which pours from it over a lava ...
Tana,Lake
Ta·na (täʹnə, -nä), Lake also Lake Tsa·na (tsäʹ-) A lake of northwest Ethiopia. It is the largest lake in the country and the source of the Blue Nile. * * *
Tanabe Hajime
▪ Japanese philosopher born Feb. 3, 1885, Tokyo, Japan died April 29, 1962, Maebashi, Gumma prefecture       Japanese philosopher of science who attempted to synthesize ...
Tanach
/tah nahkh"/, n. Hebrew. the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, comprising the Law or Torah, the Prophets or Neviim, and the Hagiographa or Ketuvim, taken as a ...
tanager
/tan"euh jeuhr/, n. any of numerous songbirds of the New World family Thraupidae, the males of which are usually brightly colored. [1605-15; < NL tanagra, metathetic var. of Tupi ...
Tanagra
/tan"euh greuh, teuh nag"reuh/, n. a town in ancient Greece, in Boeotia: Spartan victory over the Athenians 457 B.C. * * * Ancient town, Boeotia, eastern central Greece. First ...
Tanagra figure
Any of the small terra-cotta figures dating primarily from the 3rd century BC and named after the site in Boeotia, Greece, where they were found. The statuettes, mostly of ...
Tanagra figurine
a small terra-cotta statuette produced from the late 4th to the 3rd century B.C. in Tanagra, Boeotia, and found chiefly in tombs. Also, Tanagra figure. [1890-95] * * ...
tanagrine
/tan"euh grin/, adj. of or pertaining to the tanagers; belonging to the tanager family. [1885-90; < NL tanagr(a) TANAGER + -INE1] * * *
tanaid
▪ crustacean       any of more than 550 species of small, bottom-dwelling marine and brackish-water crustaceans constituting the order Tanaidacea (superorder Peracarida, ...
Tanaina
/teuh nuy"neuh/, n., pl. Tanainas, (esp. collectively) Tanaina for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people of the Cook Inlet area of Alaska. 2. the Athabaskan language ...
Tanaka
/teuh nah"keuh/; Japn. /tah"nah kah'/, n. Baron Giichi /gee ee"chee/, 1863-1929, Japanese military and political leader: prime minister 1927-29. * * *
Tanaka Giichi, Baron
▪ prime minister of Japan (Danshaku) born July 25, 1863/64, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan died Sept. 29, 1929, Tokyo       prime minister (1927–29) and author of ...
Tanaka Kakuei
▪ prime minister of Japan born May 4, 1918, Kariwa, Niigata prefecture, Japan died Dec. 16, 1993, Tokyo       politician who was prime minister of Japan from 1972 to ...
Tanaka Koichi
▪ Japanese scientist born August 3, 1959, Toyama City, Japan       Japanese scientist who, with John B. Fenn (Fenn, John B.) and Kurt Wüthrich (Wüthrich, Kurt), won ...
Tanaka Ōdō
▪ Japanese philosopher original name  Tanaka Kiichi   born 1867, Tomioka, Saitama prefecture, Japan died May 9, 1932, Tokyo       Japanese philosopher and critic who ...
Tanaka Tomoyuki
born April 16, 1910, Ōsaka, Japan died April 2, 1997, Tokyo Japanese film producer. Tanaka was associated for nearly 60 years with Japan's Toho Studios, for which he produced ...
Tanaka, Atsuko
▪ 2006       Japanese artist (b. Feb. 10, 1932, Osaka, Japan—d. Dec. 3, 2005, near Nara, Japan), was a leading avante-garde artist, best known for her experimental ...
Tanaka, Kakuei
born May 4, 1918, Kariwa, Niigata prefecture, Japan died Dec. 16, 1993, Tokyo Prime minister of Japan (1972–74). As prime minister, Tanaka pushed through many government ...
Tanaka, Makiko
▪ 2002       Dubbed “the Lady with the Big Mouth” by Time magazine, Japanese Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka made headlines in 2001 for her outspoken comments and her ...
Tanaka, Tomoyuki
▪ 1998       Japanese film producer who was best known for his series of motion pictures featuring the dragonlike monster Godzilla (b. April 26, 1910—d. April 2, ...
Tanaka, Toyoichi
▪ 2001       Japanese-born American biophysicist (b. Jan. 4, 1946, Nagaoka, Japan—d. May 20, 2000, Wellesley, Mass.), conducted experiments in 1978 with mixtures of ...
Tanakh
Ta·nakh or Ta·nach (tä-näKHʹ) n. The sacred book of Judaism, consisting of the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings; the Hebrew Scriptures. See table at Bible.   [Acronym ...
Tanala
▪ people also called  Antanala,         a Malagasy people living in southeastern Madagascar who are separated from the coast by the Antaimoro and other ethnic groups. ...
Tanana
/tan"euh nah', -naw'/, n., pl. Tananas, (esp. collectively) Tanana for 2. 1. a river flowing NW from E Alaska to the Yukon River. ab. 650 mi. (1045 km) long. 2. a member of a ...
Tanana River
River, east-central Alaska, U.S. Rising from two headstreams fed by glaciers high in the Wrangell Mountains, the Tanana flows northwest 550 mi (885 km) to join the Yukon River; ...
Tananarive
Fr. /tann nann nann rddeev"/; Eng. /teuh nan'euh reev"/, n. former name of Antananarivo. * * *
Tanaquil
/tan"euh kwil/, n. a legendary queen of Rome who prophesied the future greatness of Servius Tullius and helped him to gain the throne after the murder of her husband by a ...
TanaRiver
Tana River 1. A river, about 805 km (500 mi) long, of central Kenya flowing in an arc northeast and south to the Indian Ocean. 2. A river, about 322 km (200 mi) long, of ...
tanbark
/tan"bahrk'/ 1. the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used esp. in tanning hides. 2. a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, esp. a circus ...
tanbark oak
any oak that yields tanbark, esp. an evergreen oak, Lithocarpus densiflora, of the Pacific coast of North America. [1880-85, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant also called  tanoak ...


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