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Tartary
/tahr"teuh ree/, n. the historical name of a region of indefinite extent in E Europe and Asia: designates the area overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages, from the Dnieper ...
Tartessus
▪ ancient region and town, Spain       ancient region and town of the Guadalquivir River valley in southwestern Spain, probably identical with the Tarshish mentioned in ...
Tartikoff, Brandon
born Jan. 13, 1949, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 27, 1997, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. television executive. He successfully promoted local ABC television stations before being ...
tartily
See tarty. * * *
tartine
tar·tine (tär-tēnʹ) n. A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread.   [French, from Old French, diminutive of tarte, tart. See tart2.] * * *
tartiness
See tartily. * * *
Tartini
/tahrdd tee"nee/, n. Giuseppe /jooh zep"pe/, 1692-1770, Italian violinist and composer. * * *
Tartini, Giuseppe
▪ Italian musician born April 8, 1692, Pirano, Istria, Republic of Venice [now Piran, Slovenia] died February 26, 1770, Padua, Republic of Venice       Italian ...
Tartini,Giuseppe
Tar·ti·ni (tär-tēʹnē), Giuseppe. 1692-1770. Italian violinist and composer who is best known for improving the design of the violin bow, establishing a violin school in ...
tartish
I. tart·ish1 (tärʹtĭsh) adj. Somewhat tart: a tartish apple.   II. tart·ish2 (tärʹtĭsh) adj. Of or suggesting a prostitute: tartish attire. * * *
tartlet
/tahrt"lit/, n. a small pie. [1375-1425; late ME tartlote. See TART2, -LET] * * *
tartly
See tart1. * * *
tartness
See tartly. * * *
tartrate
/tahr"trayt/, n. Chem. a salt or ester of tartaric acid. [1785-95; tartr- (comb. form repr. TARTAR) + -ATE2] * * *
tartrated
/tahr"tray tid/, adj. Chem. formed into a tartrate; combined with tartaric acid. Also, tartarated. [1875-80; TARTRATE + -ED3] * * *
tartrazine
/tahr"treuh zeen', -zin/, n. See Yellow No. 5. [1890-95; tartr- (comb. form repr. TARTAR) + AZINE] * * *
Tartu
/tahr"tooh/, n. a city in SE Estonia. 115,000. Formerly, German, Dorpat; Russian, Yurev. * * * ▪ Estonia German and Swedish  Dorpat , formerly (until 1893)  Derpt  and ...
Tartuffe
/tahr toof", -toohf"/; Fr. /tannrdd tyuuf"/, n., pl. Tartuffes /-toofs", -toohfs"/; Fr. /-tyuuf"/ for 2. 1. (italics) a comedy (1664-69) by Molière. 2. Also, Tartufe. (often ...
Tartuffery
/tahr toof"euh ree, -tooh"feuh-/, n. behavior or character of a Tartuffe, esp. hypocritical piety. [1850-55; < F tartufferie. See TARTUFFE, -RY] * * *
Ṭarṭūs
▪ Syria also spelled  Tartous,         town, western Syria, situated on the Mediterranean coast opposite Arwād Island. It was founded in antiquity as Antaradus, a ...
tarty
tarty1 /tahr"tee/, adj., tartier, tartiest. tart; somewhat sour. [TART1 + -Y1] tarty2 /tahr"tee/, adj., tartier, tartiest. of, pertaining to, or suggesting a ...
Taruc, Luis
▪ 2006       Philippine freedom fighter and social reformer (b. June 21, 1913, San Luis, Phil.—d. May 4, 2005, Quezon City, Phil.), was the leader (1948–54) of the ...
Tarumanegara
▪ Indonesian kingdom also called  Taruma,         the oldest recorded kingdom in western Java. It was established about the 5th century AD, but little is recorded ...
Taruntius
/teuh run"sheuhs/, n. a crater in the first quadrant of the face of the moon: about 38 miles (61 km) in diameter. * * *
Tarvia
/tahr"vee euh/, Trademark. a brand of road-surfacing material made with asphalt. * * *
tarweed
/tahr"weed'/, n. any of several resinous or gummy, composite plants of the genus Grindelia, having solitary flower heads. [1865-70, Amer.; TAR1 + WEED1] * * * ▪ plant  any ...
Tarzan
/tahr"zeuhn, -zan/, n. 1. the hero of a series of jungle stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 2. a person of superior or superhuman physical strength, agility, and prowess. * * ...
TAS
TAS abbr. 1. telephone answering system. 2. true airspeed. * * *
Tas.
Tas. abbr. 1. Tasmania. 2. Tasmanian. * * *
Tasaday
/tah"seuh duy'/, n., pl. Tasadays, (esp. collectively) Tasaday. a member of a very small group of forest-dwelling people of southern Mindanao. * * * ▪ Asian ...
tasajillo
/tah'seuh hee"oh/, n., pl. tasajillos. a bushy or treelike cactus, Opuntia leptocaulis, of the southwestern U.S., having slender, spiny branches, greenish-yellow flowers, and red ...
Taser
/tay"zeuhr/, Trademark. a small gunlike device that fires electric darts to incapacitate a person temporarily. * * *
Tasermiut
▪ fjord, Greenland       fjord in southern Greenland, extending northeasterly from its mouth and the nearby town of Nanortalik on the Atlantic Ocean to the inland ice ...
Tashauz
▪ Turkmenistan also spelled  Tašauz,         city, northern Turkmenistan, in the western Khorezm oasis. The Shavat Canal, which gets its water from the nearby Amu ...
tashbīh
In Islam, the comparison of God to created things. The practice of attributing human characteristics to the deity is regarded as a sin in Islamic theology, as is its opposite, ...
Tashi Lama
/tah"shee lah"meuh/ any of a succession of Tibetan monks and spiritual leaders, second in importance only to the Dalai Lama. Also called Bainquen Lama, Panchen Lama, Panchen ...
Tashkent
/tahsh kent", tash-/; Russ. /tu shkyent"/, n. a city in and the capital of Uzbekistan, in the NE part. 2,073,000. * * * or Toshkent City (pop., 1998 est.: 2,124,000), capital ...
Tashkent Agreement
▪ India-Pakistan [1966]       (Jan. 10, 1966), accord signed by India's prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri (who died the next day) and Pakistan's president Ayub Khan, ...
tashlik
▪ Judaism also spelled  Tashlikh, or Tashlich        (Hebrew: “you will cast”), traditional Jewish religious ceremony, still observed by Orthodox Jews, that ...
Tashlikh
Seph. /tahsh leekh"/; Ashk. /tahsh"likh/, n. Hebrew. a Jewish rite, performed on the afternoon usually of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, in which the participants symbolically ...
Tasian
Tasian [tä′sē ən] adj. 〚after Deir Tasa, village in upper Egypt, where artifacts were found〛 designating or of the earliest known Neolithic farming culture of Egypt, ...
Tasian culture
▪ Egyptian history       possibly the oldest-known cultural phase in Upper Egypt (c. 4500 BC).       The Tasian culture is best known from evidence found on the ...
Tasiilaq
▪ Greenland formerly  Ammassalik  or  Angmagssalik,        town, southeastern Greenland, on the south coast of Ammassalik Island. The island is 25 miles (40 km) ...
Tasikmalaya
▪ Indonesia also spelled  Tasikmalaja        city, southeastern Jawa Barat provinsi (West Java province), western Java, west-central Indonesia. The city is located in ...
TASIS
(in full the American School in England) a private school in Surrey, England based on US ideas about education. It prepares students, many of whom come from US families, for the ...
task
—taskless, adj. /task, tahsk/, n. 1. a definite piece of work assigned to, falling to, or expected of a person; duty. 2. any piece of work. 3. a matter of considerable labor or ...
task force
1. Navy, Mil. a temporary grouping of units under one commander, formed for the purpose of carrying out a specific operation or mission. 2. a group or committee, usually of ...
taskbar
task·bar (tăskʹbär') n. A row of buttons or graphical controls on a computer screen that represent open programs, among which the user can switch back and forth by clicking ...
taskforce
task force n. 1. A temporary grouping of military units or forces under one commander for the performance of a specific operation or assignment. 2. A temporary grouping of ...
taskmaster
—taskmastership, n. /task"mas'teuhr, tahsk"mah'steuhr/, n. 1. a person whose function it is to assign tasks, esp. burdensome ones, to others. 2. a person who supervises ...
taskmistress
/task"mis'tris, tahsk"-/, n. 1. a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, esp. burdensome ones, to others. 2. a woman who supervises others' work rigorously. [1595-1605; TASK ...
taskwork
/task"werrk', tahsk"-/, n. 1. work assigned or imposed as a task. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable work. 3. work paid for by the job; piecework. [1480-90; TASK + WORK] * * *
Tasm.
Tasmania. * * *
Tasman
/taz"meuhn/; Du. /tahs"mahn'/, n. Abel Janszoon /ah"beuhl yahn"sohn/, 1602?-59, Dutch navigator and explorer. * * * (as used in expressions) Tasman Peninsula Tasman Sea Tasman ...
Tasman Peninsula
Peninsula, southeastern Tasmania, Australia. About 26 mi (42 km) long by 20 mi (32 km) wide, it has sea cliffs and unusual rock formations. First explored in 1642, it was not ...
Tasman Sea
/taz"meuhn/ a part of the Pacific Ocean between SE Australia and New Zealand. * * * Part of the South Pacific Ocean, between southeastern Australia and western New ...
Tasman, Abel Janszoon
born 1603?, Lutjegast, Neth. died probably before Oct. 22, 1659, certainly before Feb. 5, 1661 Dutch explorer. In the service of the Dutch East India Company, he made ...
Tasman,Abel Janszoon
Tas·man (tăzʹmən, täsʹmän), Abel Janszoon. 1603?-1659. Dutch navigator and explorer who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1642). * * *
Tasmania
—Tasmanian, adj., n. /taz may"nee euh, -mayn"yeuh/, n. an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 418,957; 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Cap.: ...
Tasmania, flag of
▪ Flag History       Australian flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the) in the canton and, at the fly end, ...
Tasmanian
See Tasmania. * * * I Any member of a now-extinct population of Tasmania. An isolate population of Australian Aboriginals who entered Tasmania 25,000–40,000 years ago, they ...
Tasmanian cedar
▪ plant       any of three species of evergreen conifers of the genus Athrotaxis, of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to the temperate rain forests of Tasmania. ...
Tasmanian devil
a small, predacious marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisii, of Tasmania, having a black coat with white patches: its dwindling population is now confined to isolated areas. [1885-90] * ...
Tasmanian languages
      extinct languages spoken before 1877 by the indigenous people of Tasmania, who are also now extinct. No relationship between the Tasmanian languages and any other ...
Tasmanian Wilderness
▪ region, Australia   area of remarkable natural beauty and ecological diversity in southwestern, western, and central Tasmania, Australia. Designated a World Heritage ...
Tasmanian wolf
thylacine. Also called Tasmanian tiger. [1885-90] * * * or Tasmanian tiger or thylacine Extinct, slender, fox-faced marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus,family Thylacinidae), ...
Tasmaniandevil
Tasmanian devil n. A burrowing nocturnal carnivorous marsupial (Sarcophilus harrisii) of Tasmania, having a predominantly blackish coat and a long, almost hairless tail. * * *
Tasmanianwolf
Tasmanian wolf n. A large wolflike carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) of Tasmania, having a pointed head and dark transverse stripes across its back. It is believed ...
TasmanSea
Tas·man Sea (tăzʹmən) An arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeast Australia and western New Zealand. * * *
tass
/tas/, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. a cup or small goblet, esp. an ornamental one. 2. the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor. Also, tassie. [1475-85; earlier tasse ...
Tass
/tas, tahs/, n. a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency). Also, ...
tasse
tasse [tas] n. 〚MFr, purse, pouch〛 any of a series of jointed, metal plates forming a skirtlike protection of armor for the lower trunk and thighs: see ARMOR: also tasset ...
tassel
—tasseler; esp. Brit., tasseller, n. —tasselly; esp. Brit., tasselly, adj. /tas"euhl/, n., v., tasseled, tasseling or (esp. Brit.) tasselled, tasselling. n. 1. a pendent ...
tassel flower
love-lies-bleeding. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
tasset
/tas"it/, n. Armor. either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs. Also, tace, tasse /tas/. [1825-35; < F tassette, MF ...
tassie
/tas"ee/, n. Chiefly Scot. tass. [TASS + -IE] * * *
Tassie, James
▪ Scottish artist born July 15, 1735, Pollokshaws, near Glasgow, Scot. died June 1, 1799, London, Eng.       Scottish gem engraver and modeler known for reproductions ...
Tassili-n-Ajjer
▪ archaeological site, Algeria  area in southern Algeria where prehistoric rock paintings (and many engravings) were discovered first in 1910 and subsequently in the 1930s ...
Tasso
/tas"oh/; It. /tahs"saw/, n. Torquato /tawrdd kwah"taw/, 1544-95, Italian poet. * * *
Tasso, Bernardo
▪ Italian courtier and poet born Nov. 11, 1493, Bergamo, republic of Venice [Italy] died Sept. 5, 1569, Ostiglia, duchy of Mantua [Italy]       Italian courtier and ...
Tasso, Torquato
born March 11, 1544, Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples died April 25, 1595, Rome Italian poet. The son of a poet and courtier, Tasso became a courtier of Duke Alfonso II d'Este at ...
Tasso,Torquato
Tas·so (tăsʹō, täʹsō), Torquato. 1544-1595. Italian poet who wrote the epic Jerusalem Delivered (1581), an account of the capture of the city during the First Crusade. * ...
Tassoni, Alessandro
▪ Italian author born Sept. 28, 1565, Modena [Italy] died April 25, 1635, Modena       Italian political writer, literary critic, and poet, remembered for his ...
tastable
See taste. * * *
taste
—tastable, tasteable, adj. /tayst/, v., tasted, tasting, n. v.t. 1. to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth: to taste food. 2. to eat ...
taste bud
one of numerous small, flask-shaped bodies, chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue, which are the end organs for the sense of taste. [1885-90] * * * ▪ anatomy  small organ ...
tastebud
taste bud n. Any of numerous spherical or ovoid clusters of receptor cells found mainly in the epithelium of the tongue and constituting the end organs of the sense of taste. * * ...
tasteful
—tastefully, adv. —tastefulness, n. /tayst"feuhl/, adj. having, displaying, or in accordance with good taste: tasteful clothing; a tasteful room. [1605-15; TASTE + -FUL] Syn. ...
tastefully
See tasteful. * * *
tastefulness
See tastefully. * * *
tasteless
—tastelessly, adv. —tastelessness, n. /tayst"lis/, adj. 1. having no taste or flavor; insipid. 2. dull; uninteresting. 3. lacking in aesthetic quality or capacity; devoid of ...
tastelessly
See tasteless. * * *
tastelessness
See tastelessly. * * *
tastemaker
/tayst"may'keuhr/, n. a person or thing that establishes or strongly influences what is considered to be stylish, acceptable, or worthwhile in a given sphere of interest, as the ...
taster
/tay"steuhr/, n. 1. a person who tastes, esp. one skilled in distinguishing the qualities of liquors, tea, etc., by the taste. 2. a container for taking samples or tasting. 3. a ...
tastily
See tasty. * * *
tastiness
See tastily. * * *
tasty
—tastily, adv. —tastiness, n. /tay"stee/, adj., tastier, tastiest. 1. good-tasting; savory: a tasty canapé. 2. Informal. having or showing good taste; tasteful. [1610-20; ...
tat
/tat/, v.i., v.t., tatted, tatting. to do, or make by, tatting. [1900-05; back formation from TATTING] * * *
TAT
See Thematic Apperception Test. * * *
tat tvam asi
/tat" tvam" as"ee, tut" twum" us"ee/, Sanskrit. Thou art That (the statement, in the Upanishads, that Atman is identical with Brahman). * * * ▪ Hindu ...
Tata
▪ oasis, Morocco       oasis, southwestern Morocco. Situated in an arid region at the extreme northwestern edge of the Sahara, Tata oasis is located in a canyon watered ...
Tata Family
▪ Indian family       family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists who founded ironworks and steelworks, cotton mills, and hydroelectric-power plants that proved ...
Tata, J R D
▪ 1994       Indian industrialist (b. July 29, 1904, Paris, France—d. Nov. 29, 1993, Geneva, Switz.), for more than 50 years controlled what under his leadership ...
Tata, Ratan
▪ 2009 Ratan Naval Tata  born Dec. 28, 1937, Bombay [now Mumbai], India  Indian business mogul Ratan Tata, chairman of the privately owned Tata Group, a Mumbai-based ...
Tatabánya
Ta·ta·bán·ya (tŏ'tŏ-bänʹyə) A city of northwest Hungary west of Budapest. It is an industrial center. Population: 76,823. * * * ▪ Hungary       city of ...
tatami
/teuh tah"mee/, n., pl. tatami, tatamis. (in Japanese houses) any of a number of thick, woven straw mats of uniform dimensions, about three feet by six feet (91 cm by 183 cm), ...
Tatar
—Tatarian /tah tair"ee euhn/, Tataric /tah tar"ik/, adj. /tah"teuhr/, n. 1. a member of a modern Turkic people living in the Tatar Autonomous Republic and adjacent regions of ...
Tatar Autonomous Republic
an autonomus republic in the E Russian Federation in Europe. 3,640,000; ab. 26,255 sq. mi. (68,000 sq. km). Cap. Kazan. Also, Tartar Autonomous Republic. * * *
Tatar language
formerly Volga Tatar language Turkic language with some eight million speakers. Its speakers include less than half the population of Tatarstan in Russia, with the remainder ...
Tatar Strait
Tatar Strait strait between Sakhalin Island & the Asia mainland: c. 350 mi (563 km) long * * * Wide passage in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, connecting the Sea of Japan and ...
Tătărescu, Gheorghe
▪ premier of Romania born 1886, Târgu Jiu?, Rom. died March 28, 1957, Bucharest       Romanian diplomat and politician who, as premier of Romania (1934–37, ...
Tatarstan
Ta·tar·stan (täʹtər-stăn') An autonomous republic of west-central Russia. The site of a powerful Bulgar state after the 8th century, the region was conquered by Mongols ...
TatarStrait
Tatar Strait A channel of southeast Russia between Sakhalin Island and the mainland. It connects the Sea of Japan on the south with the Sea of Okhotsk on the north. * * *
Tatary
/tah"teuh ree/, n. Tartary. * * *
Tate
/tayt/, n. 1. Sir Henry, 1819-99, English merchant and philanthropist: founder of an art gallery (Tate Gallery) in London, England. 2. (John Orley) Allen /awr"lee/, 1899-1979, ...
Tate and Lyle
a large British company that makes sugar. In the 19th century it was one of the first companies to produce sugar in cubes, and became very successful as a result. One of its ...
Tate Britain
an important art gallery on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It contains the main national collections of British art from 1500 to the present. It is ...
Tate Collection
a large collection of British and international art that is divided between the four Tate galleries. Two of these galleries are in London: Tate Britain and Tate Modern, which ...
Tate galleries
▪ museums, United Kingdom  art museums in the United Kingdom that house the national collection of British art from the 16th century and the national collection of modern ...
Tate Gallery
➡ Tate Britain * * * Art museum in London housing the national collection of British painting and sculpture and of modern British and European art since с 1870. It is named ...
Tate Modern
an art gallery on the south bank of the River Thames in London that contains a collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present. It has been extremely popular ...
Tate, (John Orley) Allen
born Nov. 19, 1899, Winchester, Ky., U.S. died Feb. 9, 1979, Nashville, Tenn. U.S. poet and novelist. While attending Vanderbilt University Tate helped found The Fugitive ...
Tate, (John Orley)Allen
Tate (tāt), (John Orley) Allen. 1899-1979. American writer and editor. A leading exponent of New Criticism, he edited the Sewanee Review (1944-1946) and is known especially for ...
Tate, Allen
▪ American author in full  John Orley Allen Tate  born November 19, 1899, Winchester, Kentucky, U.S. died February 9, 1979, Nashville, Tennessee  American poet, teacher, ...
Tate, Buddy
▪ 2002 George Holmes Tate        American tenor saxophonist (b. Feb. 22, 1915, Sherman, Texas—d. Feb. 10, 2001, Chandler, Ariz.), played with a big, rich tone and ...
Tate, James
▪ American poet in full  James Vincent Tate  born December 8, 1943, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.       American poet noted for the surreal imagery and ironic stance of ...
Tate, Nahum
born 1652, Dublin, Ire. died July 30, 1715, London, Eng. Irish-English poet and playwright. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Tate moved to London. Though he wrote ...
Tate,Nahum
Tate, Nahum. 1652-1715. English poet and playwright who wrote a popular adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear in 1687 and was appointed poet laureate in 1692. * * *
Tatebayashi
▪ Japan       city, Gumma ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies in the northern Kantō Plain along the Isesaki line of the Tōbu railway, north of Tokyo. Founded in ...
tater
/tay"teuhr/, n. Dial. potato. [1750-60; by aphesis, and dial. substitution of -er for final -o; see FELLER1] * * *
Tathagata
/teuh tah"geuh teuh/, n. one of the names of Buddha. [ < Skt, Pali tathagata] * * * Epithet of the Buddha that he employed primarily when referring to himself. He also used it ...
Tathata
/tut"euh tah'/, n. Buddhism. the absoluteness of Sunya. Also called Bhutatathata. [ < Pali tathata, n. deriv of tatha thus < Skt] * * *
Tati, Jacques
orig. Jacques Tatischeff born Oct. 9, 1908, Le Pecq, France died Nov. 5, 1982, Paris French film actor and director. He became a popular music-hall entertainer in the 1930s ...
Tatian
▪ Syrian biblical writer Greek  Tatianos   born AD 120, , Syria died April 173       Syrian compiler of the Diatessaron (Greek: “From Four,” or “Out of ...
Tatiana
/tah tyah"neuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Tatin
/tah taonn"/, adj. caramelized and baked in the manner of an upside-down cake: an apple tart Tatin. [ < F (tarte) tatin, à la Tatin, des desmoiselles Tatin; said to be after two ...
Tatishchev, Vasily Nikitich
▪ Russian historian born April 19 [April 29, New Style], 1686, Pskov, Russia died July 15 [July 26], 1750, Boldino, near Moscow       Russian economic administrator and ...
Tatius
/tay"sheuhs/, n. Rom. Legend. a Sabine king who, following the rape of the Sabine women, attacked Rome and eventually ruled with Romulus. Also, Titus. * * *
Tatler
1. a British magazine, published once a month and containing articles about upper-class and upper-middle-class social events, fashion and the arts. It was first published in ...
Tatler, The
/tat"leuhr/ a triweekly periodical (1709-11) written, edited, and published by Richard Steele with the collaboration of Joseph Addison. * * * ▪ English ...
Tatlin, Vladimir (Yevgrafovich)
born Dec. 16, 1885, Kharkov, Russian Empire died May 31, 1953, Moscow, U.S.S.R. Ukrainian sculptor and painter. After a visit to Paris (1914), he became the leader of a group ...
Tatlin, Vladimir Yevgrafovich
▪ Russian sculptor born Dec. 16 [Dec. 28, New Style], 1885, Kharkov, Russian Empire [now in Ukraine] died May 31, 1953, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.  Ukrainian painter, ...
tatouay
/tat"ooh ay', tah'tooh uy"/, n. a naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous unicintus, of tropical South America. [1825-35; < Sp tatuay < Pg < Guarani tatu-ai, equiv. to tatu armadillo + ...
tatpurusha
/tat poor"euh sheuh, tut-/, n. Ling. a compound of two words in which the first is an attributive noun and the second a substantive, as bookcase, aircraft, or flowerpot. [ < Skt ...
Tatra Mountains
/tah"treuh/ a mountain range in N Slovakia and S Poland: a part of the central Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 ft. (2663 m). Also called High Tatra. * * ...
TatraMountains
Ta·tra Mountains (täʹtrə) A range of the Carpathian Mountains in east-central Europe along the Slovak-Polish border. The Tatras are a popular resort area. * * *
Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park
▪ park, Canada-United States wilderness park, extreme northwestern British Columbia, Canada, sandwiched between Yukon Territory (Yukon) to the north and the Alaskan ...
Tattenai
▪ Persian governor also called  Sisinnes        (c. 6th–5th century BC), Persian governor of the province west of the Euphrates River (eber nāri, “beyond the ...
tatter
tatter1 /tat"euhr/, n. 1. a torn piece hanging loose from the main part, as of a garment or flag. 2. a separate torn piece; shred. 3. tatters, torn or ragged clothing: dressed in ...
tatterdemalion
/tat'euhr di mayl"yeuhn, -mal"-/, n. 1. a person in tattered clothing; a shabby person. adj. 2. ragged; unkempt or dilapidated. [1600-10; first written tatter-de-mallian and ...
tattered
/tat"euhrd/, adj. 1. torn to tatters; ragged: a tattered flag. 2. wearing ragged clothing: a tattered old man. [1300-50; ME; see TATTER1 (n.), -ED3] * * *
tattersall
/tat"euhr sawl', -seuhl/, n. 1. a pattern of squares formed by colored crossbars on a solid-color, usually light background. 2. a fabric with this pattern. adj. 3. having this ...
Tattersalls
▪ British company       horse auction mart, founded in London by Richard Tattersall (1724–95). The first premises occupied were near Hyde Park Corner, then in the ...
Tattersall’s
a well-known British company of racehorse auctioneers. Tattersall’s organizes important auctions once a year at Newmarket. * * *
tattie
/tat"ee/, n. tatty2. * * *
tatting
/tat"ing/, n. 1. the act or process of making a kind of knotted lace of cotton or linen thread with a shuttle. 2. such lace. [1835-45; orig. uncert.] * * * ▪ decorative ...
tattle
—tattlingly, adv. /tat"l/, v., tattled, tattling, n. v.i. 1. to let out secrets. 2. to chatter, prate, or gossip. v.t. 3. to utter idly; disclose by gossiping. n. 4. the act of ...
tattler
/tat"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who tattles; telltale. 2. either of two shorebirds of the genus Heteroscelus, having a loud, whistling cry. 3. any of various related shorebirds ...
tattletale
/tat"l tayl'/, n. 1. a talebearer or informer, esp. among children. adj. 2. telltale; revealing: a tattletale smear of lipstick on his collar. [1885-90, Amer.; TATTLE + TALE] * * ...
tattletale gray
a dirty or grayish white. [1940-45] * * *
tattletalegray
tattletale gray n. White tinged with gray; grayish white. * * *
tattlingly
See tattle. * * *
tattoo
tattoo1 /ta tooh"/, n., pl. tattoos. 1. a signal on a drum, bugle, or trumpet at night, for soldiers or sailors to go to their quarters. 2. a knocking or strong pulsation: My ...
tattooer
See tattoo2. * * *
tattooist
See tattooer. * * *
tattva
/tut"veuh/, n. (in Hindu philosophy) essence. [ < Skt] * * *
tatty
tatty1 —tattily, adv. —tattiness, n. /tat"ee/, adj., tattier, tattiest. 1. cheap or tawdry; vulgar: a tatty production of a Shakespearean play. 2. shabby or ill-kempt; ...
Tatum
/tay"teuhm/, n. 1. Art, 1910-56, U.S. jazz pianist. 2. Edward Lawrie /lawr"ee/, 1909-75, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1958. * * *
Tatum, Art
▪ American musician byname of  Arthur Tatum   born Oct. 13, 1910, Toledo, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 5, 1956, Los Angeles, Calif.  blind, self-taught American pianist, considered ...
Tatum, Art(hur)
born Oct. 13, 1909, Toledo, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 5, 1956, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. jazz pianist. Tatum was blind from birth. Influenced by Fats Waller and Earl Hines, his ...
Tatum, Edward L(awrie)
born Dec. 14, 1909, Boulder, Colo., U.S. died Nov. 5, 1975, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. biochemist. He worked with George Wells Beadle at Stanford University, where they ...
Tatum, Edward L.
▪ American biochemist in full  Edward Lawrie Tatum   born Dec. 14, 1909, Boulder, Colo., U.S. died Nov. 5, 1975, New York, N.Y.       American biochemist who helped ...
Tatum,Arthur
Ta·tum (tāʹtəm), Arthur. Known as “Art.” 1910-1956. American jazz pianist whose harmonic and rhythmic innovations influenced many other jazz musicians. * * *
Tatum,Edward Lawrie
Tatum, Edward Lawrie. 1909-1975. American biochemist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for discovering how genes transmit hereditary characteristics. * * *
Tatung
Chin. /dah"toong"/, n. Wade-Giles. Datong. * * *
tau
/tow, taw/ for 1, 2, 4; /tahv, tawv/ for 3, n. 1. the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (T). 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. 3. tav. 4. Also, tauon. Physics. ...
tau cross
a T-shaped cross. Also called St. Anthony's cross. See illus. under cross. [1425-75; late ME] * * *
tau lepton
Physics. an unstable lepton with a mass approximately 3500 times that of the electron. Symbol: T Also called tau, tauon. [1975-80] * * *
tau neutrino
Physics. a hypothetical type of neutrino that would obey a conservation law together with the tau lepton, with the total number of tau leptons and tau neutrinos minus the total ...
tau particle
tau particle n. Particle Physics an unstable, negatively charged lepton with a mass of c. 1,777 MeV/c2 (or c. 3,490 times that of an electron) and a mean lifetime of 2.2 ×10-13 ...
Tau Sug
▪ people       one of the largest of the Muslim cultural-linguistic groups of the Philippines. Numbering about 500,000 in the late 20th century, they live in the Sulu ...
Taubaté
Tau·ba·té (tou'bä-tĕʹ) A city of southeast Brazil northeast of São Paulo. Founded in 1645, it is a commercial center with an important textile industry. Population: ...
Taube, Henry
▪ 2006       Canadian-born American chemist (b. Nov. 30, 1915, Neudorf, Sask.—d. Nov. 16, 2005, Stanford, Calif.), revealed how electrons move between molecules during ...
Tauber
/tow"beuhr/, n. Richard, 1892-1948, Austrian tenor, in England after 1940. * * *
Tauber, Richard
▪ Austrian-British opera singer original name  Richard Denemy,  also called  Ernst Seiffert  born May 16, 1892, Linz, Austria died Jan. 8, 1948, London, ...
Tauchnitz
/towkh"nits/, n. Karl Christoph Traugott /kahrddl" krddis"tawf trddow"gawt/, 1761-1836, and his son, Karl Christian Philipp /krddis"tee ahn' fee"lip, fil"ip/, 1798-1884, German ...
taucross
tau cross n. A cross in the form of a T. Also called Saint Anthony's cross. * * *
Taughannock Falls
▪ waterfalls, New York, United States       waterfalls and the central feature of Taughannock Falls State Park, near the western shore of Cayuga Lake, in the Finger ...
taught
/tawt/, v. pt. and pp. of teach. * * *
Tauler, Johann
▪ German mystic born c. 1300, Strassburg, Bishopric of Strassburg [now Strasbourg, France] died June 16, 1361, Strassburg       Dominican, who, with Meister Eckehart ...
Taum Sauk Mountain
▪ mountain, Missouri, United States       mountain in Iron county, southeastern Missouri, U.S., highest point (1,772 feet [540 m]) of the St. Francois Mountains and of ...
tauneutrino
tau neutrino n. A probably stable elementary particle in the lepton family having a mass less than 60 times that of the electron and no charge. * * *
Taung
▪ anthropological and archaeological site, South Africa  a former mine in South Africa in which the first fossil of Australopithecus africanus (Australopithecus) was ...
Taunggyi
▪ Myanmar  city, east-central Myanmar (Burma). It lies on the Thazi-Keng Tung road at an elevation of 4,712 feet (1,436 metres), just north of Shwenyaung and Inle Lake. Its ...
taunt
taunt1 —taunter, n. —tauntingly, adv. /tawnt, tahnt/, v.t. 1. to reproach in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner; mock. 2. to provoke by taunts; twit. n. 3. an ...
taunter
See taunt1. * * *
tauntingly
See taunter. * * *
Taunton
/tawn"tn, tahn"-/, n. 1. a city in SE Massachusetts. 45,001. 2. former name of Taunton Deane. * * * Town (pop., 1995 est.: 55,000), county seat of Somerset, England. An ...
Taunton Deane
/deen/ a city in Somersetshire, in SW England. 82,600. Formerly, Taunton. * * * ▪ district, England, United Kingdom       borough (district), administrative and ...
Taunus
▪ highland, Germany       wooded highland of Germany, extending across parts of the Länder (states) of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The range is 50 miles (80 km) ...
TaunusMountains
Tau·nus Mountains (touʹnəs, -no͝os') A range of western Germany extending northeast from the Rhine River. The range includes notable vineyards and popular resort areas. * * ...
tauon
/taw"on, tow"-/, n. Physics. See tau lepton. [TAU + -ON1] * * *
taupe
/tohp/, n. a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green. [1910-15; < F < L talpa mole] * * *
Taupo
/tow"poh/, n. Lake, a lake in N New Zealand, in the central part of North Island: largest lake in New Zealand. ab. 234 sq. mi. (605 sq. km). * * *
Taupo, Lake
Lake, North Island, New Zealand. The largest lake in New Zealand, it is 234 sq mi (606 sq km) in area and covers the remains of several volcanic craters. The Waikato River flows ...
taur-
var. of tauro- before a vowel: taurine. * * *
Tauranga
/tow rahng"euh/, n. a city on the N coast of North Island, in N New Zealand. 48,153. * * * ▪ New Zealand       city, district, and port, north-central North Island, New ...
Taurean
Taurean [tôr′ē ən] n. var. of TAURUS (sense 3) * * * Tau·re·an (tôrʹē-ən) n. One born under sign of Taurus.   Tauʹre·an adj. * * *
Tauri
▪ people       earliest known inhabitants of the mountainous south coast of what is now the Crimea, which itself was known in ancient times as the Tauric Chersonese. The ...
tauri-
var. of tauro-. * * *
Taurids
/tawr"idz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron. a collection of meteors constituting a meteor shower (Taurid meteor shower) visible during the period of October 26 to November 16 and ...
tauriform
/tawr"euh fawrm'/, adj. shaped like a bull or the head or horns of a bull. [1715-25; < L tauriformis. See TAURI-, -FORM] * * *
taurine
taurine1 /tawr"uyn, -in/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a bull. 2. pertaining to the zodiacal sign Taurus. [1605-15; < L taurinus. See TAUR-, ...
tauro-
a combining form meaning "bull," used in the formation of compound words: taurocholic. Also, taur-, tauri-. [comb. form repr. L taurus, Gk taûros] * * *
taurobolium
/tawr'euh boh"lee euhm/, n., pl. taurobolia /-lee euh/. 1. the sacrifice of a bull, followed by the baptism of neophytes in the blood, as practiced in the ancient rites of ...
taurocholic
/tawr'euh koh"lik, -kol"ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from taurocholic acid. [1855-60; TAURO- + CHOLIC] * * *
taurocholic acid
Chem. an acid, C26H45NO7S, occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of carnivorous animals, which on hydrolysis yields taurine and cholic acid. [1855-60] * * *
taurocholicacid
tau·ro·cho·lic acid (tôr'ō-kōʹlĭk, -kŏlʹĭk) n. A crystalline acid, C26H45NO7S, involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of ...
tauromachy
—tauromachian /tawr'euh may"kee euhn/, adj. /taw rom"euh kee/, n. the art or technique of bullfighting. [1840-50; ( < Sp tauromaquia) < Gk tauromachía. See TAURO-, -MACHY] * * ...
Taurt
▪ Egyptian goddess also called  Taweret  or  Thoueris        goddess of ancient Egypt, the benevolent protectress of fertility and childbirth, associated also with ...
Taurus
/tawr"euhs/, n., gen. Tauri /tawr"uy/ for 1. 1. Astron. the Bull, a zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Aries, containing the bright star Aldebaran. 2. Astrol. a. the ...
Taurus Mountains
Taurus Mountains mountain range along the S coast of Asia Minor, Turkey: highest peak, c. 12,250 ft (3,734 m) * * * Mountain chain, southern Turkey, running parallel with the ...
Taurus-Littrow Valley
▪ lunar region  region on the Moon selected as the landing site of the Apollo (Apollo program) 17 manned lunar mission. Located at 22° N, 31° E, it is named for the ...
TaurusMountains
Taurus Mountains A range of southern Turkey extending about 563 km (350 mi) parallel to the Mediterranean coast. It rises to 3,736.6 m (12,251 ft) and has important mineral ...
Tausen, Hans
▪ Danish religious reformer born 1494, Birkende, Island of Fyn, Den. died Nov. 11, 1561, Ribe       religious Reformer known as “the Danish Luther” for his major ...
Tausig, Karl
▪ Polish pianist born Nov. 4, 1841, Warsaw died July 17, 1871, Leipzig       Polish pianist and composer, probably Liszt's greatest pupil.       After four years ...
Taussig
/tow"sig/, n. Frank William, 1859-1940, U.S. economist. * * *
Taussig, Frank William
▪ American economist born Dec. 28, 1859, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Nov. 11, 1940, Cambridge, Mass.       American economist whose contributions to trade theory have ...
Taussig, Helen Brooke
born May 24, 1898, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died May 20, 1986, Kennett Square, Pa. U.S. physician. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1927. As head of a ...
Tausug
Tau·sug (tôʹso͝ogʹ) n. An Austronesian language spoken in the Sulu Archipelago.   [Tausug : ta'u, people + sūg, current.] * * *
taut
—tautly, adv. —tautness, n. /tawt/, adj., tauter, tautest. 1. tightly drawn; tense; not slack. 2. emotionally or mentally strained or tense: taut nerves. 3. in good order or ...
Tautavel man
/taw"teuh vel'/. See Arago man. [after Tautavel, village in the E French Pyrenees] * * *
tauted
/tah"tid/, adj. Scot. (esp. of wood or hair) tangled or matted together. [1775-85; taut (var. of dial. tate small tuft of wool, hair, or grass) + -ED3] * * *
tauten
/tawt"n/, v.t., v.i. to make or become taut. [1805-15; TAUT + -EN1] * * *
tautly
See taut. * * *
tautness
See tautly. * * *
tauto-
a combining form meaning "same," used in the formation of compound words: tautomerism. [ < Gk, comb. form of tautó, contr. of tò autó the same] * * *
tautog
/taw tog", -tawg"/, n. a black food and game fish, Tautoga onitis, inhabiting waters along the North Atlantic coast of the U.S. [1635-45, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) tautauog, ...
tautologic
See tautological. * * *
tautological
tautological [tôt΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. of, involving, or using tautology tautologically adv. * * * See tautology. * * *
tautologically
See tautological. * * *
tautologism
/taw tol"euh jiz'euhm/, n. 1. the use of tautology. 2. a tautology. [1805-15; TAUTOLOG(Y) + -ISM] * * *
tautologist
See tautologize. * * *
tautologize
/taw tol"euh juyz'/, v.i., tautologized, tautologizing. to use tautology. Also, esp. Brit., tautologise. [1600-10; TAUTOLOG(Y) + -IZE] * * *
tautologous
tautologous [tô täl′ə gəs] adj. 1. TAUTOLOGICAL 2. ANALYTIC (sense 5) tautologously adv. * * *
tautology
—tautological /tawt'l oj"i keuhl/, tautologic, tautologous /taw tol"euh geuhs/, adj. —tautologically, tautologously, adv. —tautologist, n. /taw tol"euh jee/, n., pl. ...
tautomer
/taw"teuh meuhr/, n. Chem. a compound that exhibits tautomerism. [1900-05; back formation from TAUTOMERISM] * * *
tautomeric
See tautomer. * * *
tautomerism
—tautomeric /taw'teuh mer"ik/, adj. /taw tom"euh riz'euhm/, n. Chem. the ability of certain organic compounds to react in isomeric structures that differ from each other in the ...
tautomerize
—tautomerizable, adj. —tautomerization, n. /taw tom"euh ruyz'/, v., tautomerized, tautomerizing. v.i. 1. to undergo tautomerism. v.t. 2. to cause to undergo ...
tautonym
—tautonymic, tautonymous /taw ton"euh meuhs/, adj. —tautonymy, n. /taw"teuh nim/, n. Biol. a scientific name in which the generic and the specific names are the same, as ...
tautonymic
See tautonym. * * *
tautonymous
See tautonymic. * * *
tautonymy
See tautonymic. * * *
tautosyllabic
/taw'toh si lab"ik/, adj. Phonet. occurring within the same syllable: The /s/ and /t/ are tautosyllabic in the word disturb, but not in distaste. [TAUTO- + SYLLABIC] * * *
Tautou, Audrey
▪ 2007       In 2006 French actress Audrey Tautou made her Hollywood debut, costarring in one of the year's most highly anticipated movies. Already an international ...
tav
/tahv, tawv, tahf, tawf/, n. 1. the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. Also, tau, taw. [ < Heb taw lit., mark] * * *
Tavares, Eugénio
▪ Cape Verdean poet born May 11, 1867, Brava Island, Cape Verde Islands died Jan. 6, 1930, Brava Island       Cape Verdean poet who was one of the first Cape Verdeans ...
Tavda
▪ Russia       city and port, Sverdlovsk oblast (province), western Russia, on the Tavda River. Its main industries are locomotive repair, sawmilling, and woodworking. ...
Tavel
/tah vel"/, n. a dry rosé wine from the Rhone region of France. * * *
Tavener
(1944– ) an English composer. He became well known after writing The Whale (1968), an unusual piece of music for singers, orchestra, people speaking and recorded sounds. His ...
Tavener, Sir John
▪ 2001       As thousands ushered in the year 2000 under London's Millennium Dome, John Tavener's choral composition A New Beginning was premiered. The piece set the ...
tavern
—tavernless, adj. /tav"euhrn/, n. 1. a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises. 2. a public house for travelers and others; inn. [1250-1300; ME taverne < OF ...
tavern nuts
shelled peanuts with the skins left on and lightly salted and sugared. * * *


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