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tavern table
a short table having a narrow, deep apron and legs connected by a box stretcher. * * *
/teuh verr"neuh, -vair"-/; Gk. /tah verdd"nah/, n. a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece. [1945-50; < ModGk tabérna (pron. taverna), MGk, LGk < L. See TAVERN] * * ...
/tav"euhr neuhr/, n. 1. the owner of a tavern. 2. Obs. a frequenter of taverns. [1300-50; ME < AF; OF tavernier. See TAVERN, -ER2] * * *
Taverner, John
▪ British composer born c. 1490, South Lincolnshire, England died October 15, 1545, Boston, Lincolnshire       English composer known primarily for his sacred works. ...
Tav·er·ner (tăvʹər-nər), John. 1490?-1545. British composer and organist best known for his Masses and motets. * * *
Taveuni Island
▪ island, Fiji       third largest island of Fiji, South Pacific Ocean. The island has an area of 168 square miles (435 square km). It lies off the southeast coast of ...
Taviani brothers
▪ Italian filmmakers       Italian brothers and filmmakers who combined the social concerns and documentary effects of Neorealism with modernist concerns for ...
Távoras, Conspiracy of the
▪ Portuguese history       (1758–59), event in Portuguese history that enabled the Marquis de Pombal (Pombal, Sebastião de Carvalho, marquês de), chief minister to ...
▪ Myanmar       town, southern Myanmar (Burma). It lies at the head of the Tavoy River estuary on the Andaman Sea. Tavoy is a weaving centre and is engaged in coastal ...
taw1 /taw/, n. 1. a choice or fancy marble used as a shooter. 2. a game in which marbles are arranged in the center of a circle drawn or scratched on the ground, the object being ...
▪ Malaysia       port, northeastern Sabah state, East Malaysia. It lies on the northeastern shore of Cowie Harbour, which is an inlet of the Celebes Sea. Once notorious ...
See tawdry. * * *
See tawdrily. * * *
—tawdrily, adv. —tawdriness, n. /taw"dree/, adj., tawdrier, tawdriest, n. adj. 1. (of finery, trappings, etc.) gaudy; showy and cheap. 2. low or mean; base: tawdry ...
See taw1. * * *
Tawfīq Pasha, Muḥammad
▪ khedive of Egypt also spelled  Mohammed Tewfik Pasha,  in full  Muḥammad Tawfīq Pasha ibn Ismāʿīl ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī  born April 30, 1852, Cairo, ...
▪ Islam also spelled  Tauhid,  Arabic  Tawḥīd        (“making one,” “asserting oneness”), in Islām, the oneness of God, in the sense that he is one and ...
/taw"ee/, adj. Scot. docile; easy to manage. [1780-90; TAW2 (in obs. sense "to mistreat, abuse") + -ie -Y1] * * *
▪ island, Philippines       island, southwestern Sulu Archipelago, Philippines. It lies between the Celebes Sea (southeast) and the Sulu Sea (northwest). Tawitawi ...
/taw"nee/, adj., tawnier, tawniest, n. tawny. * * *
/taw"nee, tay"-/, n. Richard Henry, 1880-1962, English historian, born in Calcutta. * * *
Tawney, Lenore
▪ 2008 Leonora Agnes Gallagher        American artist born May 10, 1907, Lorain, Ohio died Sept. 24, 2007, New York, N.Y. created compositions that helped transform ...
Tawney, Richard Henry
born Nov. 30, 1880, Calcutta, India died Jan. 16, 1962, London, Eng. English economic historian. He was educated at Rugby School and at the University of Oxford, where he wrote ...
See tawny. * * *
—tawnily, adv. —tawniness, n. /taw"nee/, adj., tawnier, tawniest, n. adj. 1. of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color. n. 2. a shade of brown tinged with yellow; ...
tawny owl n. A common owl (Strix aluco) of Eurasia and northern Africa, having tawny, wormlike markings. * * *
/taw"pee/, n. Scot. a foolish or thoughtless young person. [1720-30; tawp- ( < Scand; cf. Norw, tåpe, Sw tåp, Dan tåbe simpleton, fool) + -IE] * * *
/tawz, tahz/, n., pl. taws. Chiefly Scot. 1. a whip or leather thong used to drive a spinning top. 2. a leather whip having its tip divided into smaller strips, used to punish ...
tawse [tôz] n. pl. tawse 〚prob. pl. of obs. taw, thong, tawed leather
—taxer, n. —taxingly, adv. —taxless, adj. —taxlessly, adv. —taxlessness, n. /taks/, n. 1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific ...
tax certificate
a document issued to the purchaser of property sold for unpaid taxes attesting to the holder's right to eventual receipt of the title deed. Cf. tax deed. [1875-80] * * *
Tax Court
▪ American law       in the United States, a court that hears cases involving tax litigation. Originally, a Board of Tax Appeals was set up in 1924 to hear cases in ...
tax deduction
an expenditure that is deducted from taxable income. * * *
tax deed
—tax-deeded, adj. a title deed issued by a public authority to the purchaser of property sold for the nonpayment of taxes. Cf. tax certificate. [1860-65] * * *
tax disc
n (in Britain) a round piece of paper which must be displayed on the front window of a vehicle to show that the owner has paid their road tax (= a tax on all vehicles that use ...
tax duplicate
☆ tax duplicate n. 1. the certification of real-estate assessments to the taxing authorities 2. the basis upon which the tax collector prepares tax bills and for which the ...
tax evasion
the nonpayment of taxes, as through the failure to report taxable income. [1920-25] * * *
tax exile
a person who moves outside the jurisdiction of a country to avoid paying taxes. Also called tax expatriate. [1960-65] * * *
tax expenditure
any reduction in government revenue through preferential tax treatment, as deductions or credits. * * *
tax haven
a foreign country or corporation used to avoid or reduce income taxes, esp. by investors from another country. * * *
tax law
Introduction       body of rules under which a public authority has a claim on taxpayers, requiring them to transfer to the authority part of their income or property. ...
tax rate
the percentage of the value of a property to be paid as a tax. [1875-80] * * *
tax return
return (def. 24). [1885-90] * * *
tax sale
the sale of real property, as land, usually at auction by a public authority, in order to pay delinquent taxes assessed upon its owner. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
tax sharing.
See revenue sharing. * * *
tax shelter
—tax-sheltered, adj. any financial arrangement (as a certain kind of investment or allowance) that results in a reduction or elimination of taxes due. * * *
tax stamp
a stamp required to be affixed to certain products, documents, etc., before they change hands to indicate that a tax has been paid. * * *
tax title
Law. a title, acquired by the purchaser at a forced sale of property for nonpayment of taxes. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
tax year
➡ calendar * * *
Tax, Sol
▪ 1996       U.S. anthropologist (b. Oct. 30, 1907, Chicago, Ill.—d. Jan. 4, 1995, Chicago), was instrumental in establishing anthropology as a global discipline, ...
var. of taxo- before a vowel: taxeme. * * *
tax-bracket creep
/taks"brak'it/. See bracket creep. * * *
/taks"di duk'teuh beuhl/, adj. noting an item the value or cost of which is deductible from the gross amount on which a tax is calculated. * * *
/taks"di ferrd"/, adj. noting or providing income that is not taxed until a later time. * * *
tax-deferred annuity
/taks"di ferrd'/ an annuity that enables one to purchase an insurance product that will earn interest, with the tax obligation deferred until withdrawals begin, usually at ...
/taks"ig zempt'/, adj. 1. not subject or liable to taxation: tax-exempt imports. 2. providing income that is not taxable: tax-exempt municipal bonds. n. 3. a tax-exempt ...
/taks"free'/, adj. tax-exempt (def. 1). [1695-1705] * * *
See tax shelter. * * *
/tak"seuh/, n. pl. of taxon. * * *
See taxable. * * *
—taxability, taxableness, n. —taxably, adv. /tak"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being taxed; subject to tax: a taxable gain. n. 2. Usually, taxables. persons, items of ...
See taxability. * * *
See taxability. * * *
▪ plant family       the yew family, in the order Pinales, containing 6 genera and 30 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, distributed mainly in the Northern ...
/tak say"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Taxaceae, the yew family of plants. Cf. yew family. [1840-50; < NL Taxace(ae) name of the family (Tax(us) a genus (L: yew) + -aceae ...
—taxational, adj. /tak say"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of taxing. 2. the fact of being taxed. 3. a tax imposed. 4. the revenue raised by taxes. [1250-1300; < ML taxation- (s. of ...
taxation without representation
Amer. Hist. a phrase, generally attributed to James Otis about 1761, that reflected the resentment of American colonists at being taxed by a British Parliament to which they ...
Taxco [täs′kō] city in Guerrero state, S Mexico: resort & silver manufacturing center: pop. 87,000 * * * Tax·co (täsʹkō) A town of southern Mexico south-southwest of ...
—taxemic, adj. /tak"seem/, n. Ling. a feature of the arrangement of elements in a construction, as selection, order, phonetic modification, or modulation. [1930-35; TAX- + ...
See taxeme. * * *
See tax. * * *
tax·es (tăkʹsēz) n. A plural of taxis. * * *
tax evasion n. Intentional avoidance of tax payment usually by inaccurately declaring taxable income. * * *
/taks flay"sheuhn/, n. See bracket creep. [TAX + (IN)FLATION] * * *
—taxgathering, n. /taks"gadh'euhr euhr/, n. a person who collects taxes. [1545-55; TAX + GATHERER] * * *
/tak"see/, n., pl. taxis or taxies, v., taxied, taxiing or taxying. n. 1. a taxicab. v.i. 2. to ride or travel in a taxicab. 3. (of an airplane) to move over the surface of the ...
taxi dancer
a girl or woman employed, as by a dance hall, to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance or for a set period of time. [1925-30; so called because such a dancer, like a ...
Taxi Driver
a US film (1976) which was the first big success for Martin Scorsese, who directed it, and the actor Robert De Niro. It won the prize for the best film at the Cannes Film ...
taxi squad
—taxi-squad, adj. —taxi-squadder, n. Football. 1. (formerly) a group of players under contract to and practicing with a professional team who are not on the team's roster as ...
taxi stand
☆ taxi stand n. a place where taxicabs are stationed for hire * * *
taxi strip
Aeron. a narrow taxiway. * * *
var. of taxo-: taxidermy. * * *
/tak"see kab'/, n. a public passenger vehicle, esp. an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter. [1905-10; TAXI(METER) + CAB] * * * ▪ vehicle       chauffeur-driven ...
taxi dancer n. A woman employed, as by a dance hall or nightclub, to dance with the patrons for a fee.   [From the fact that the dancers are hired, like taxis, for a short ...
See taxidermy. * * *
See taxidermal. * * *
See taxidermal. * * *
—taxidermal, taxidermic, adj. —taxidermist, n. /tak"si derr'mee/, n. the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals and of stuffing and mounting them in lifelike ...
/tak"seuh leuh/, n. an archaeological site near Rawalpindi, Pakistan: ruins of three successive cities on the same site, dating from about the 7th century B.C. to about the 7th ...
/tak"see meuhn/, n., pl. taximen. Chiefly Brit. a taxi driver. [1920-25; TAXI + -MAN] * * *
/tak"see mee'teuhr/, n. a device fitted to a taxicab or other vehicle, for automatically computing and indicating the fare due. [1885-90; < F taximètre, equiv. to taxe TAX + -i- ...
tax·i·met·rics (tăk'sə-mĕtʹrĭks) n. (used with a sing. verb) See numerical taxonomy. * * * ▪ biological classification also called  Numerical Taxonomy, ...
—taxingly, adv. /tak"sing/, adj. wearingly burdensome: the day-to-day, taxing duties of a supervisor. [1790-1800; TAX + -ING2] * * *
See taxing. * * *
/tak"see playn'/, n. an airplane available for chartered or unscheduled trips. [1915-20; TAXI(CAB) + (AIR)PLANE] * * *
taxis1 /tak"sis/, n., pl. taxes /tak"seez/. 1. arrangement or order, as in one of the physical sciences. 2. Biol. oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an ...
taxi squad n. Football 1. A group of professional players who are under contract to and practice with a team but are ineligible to play in official games. 2. The four extra ...
taxi stand n. A reserved area where waiting taxicabs are parked. * * *
/tak"see way'/, n. any surface area of an airport used for taxiing airplanes to and from a runway, parking apron, terminal, etc. [1930-35; TAXI (V.) + WAY] * * *
tax·man (tăksʹmăn') n. One that is responsible for the collection of federal, state, or local taxes. * * *
a combining form representing taxis1 in compound words: taxonomy. Also, tax-, taxi-. * * *
/tak"sawl, -sohl/, Trademark. a chemical substance derived from a yew tree of the Pacific Coast: used experimentally as a drug in the treatment of cancer. * * * Organic compound ...
/tak"son/, n., pl. taxa /tak"seuh/. a taxonomic category, as a species or genus. [1945-50; < Gk táx(is) TAXIS1 + -on neut. n. ending; see -ON1] * * * ▪ biology plural ...
tax·o·nom·ic (tăk'sə-nŏmʹĭk) also tax·o·nom·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj. Of or relating to taxonomy: a taxonomic designation.   tax'o·nomʹi·cal·ly adv. * * *
taxonomic phoneme.
See autonomous phoneme. * * *
See taxonomic. * * *
See taxonomy. * * *
—taxonomic /tak'seuh nom"ik/, taxonomical, adj. —taxonomically, adv. —taxonomist, taxonomer, n. /tak son"euh mee/, n. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. ...
/taks"payd"/, adj. salaried or paid for by taxes: taxpaid teachers; taxpaid highways. [TAX + PAID] * * *
—taxpaying, n. /taks"pay'euhr/, n. 1. a person who pays a tax or is subject to taxation. 2. a temporary building that yields rent sufficient only to pay the taxes on the ...
See taxpayer. * * *
tax return n. See return. * * *
tax shelter n. A financial arrangement, such as the use of special depletion allowances, that reduces taxes on current earnings.   taxʹ-shel'tered (tăksʹshĕl'tərd) adj. * * ...
taxus [tak′səs] n. pl. taxus 〚ModL < L, akin ? to Gr toxon, a bow < Scythian * tachša: akin to Pers tachš, bow, arrow〛 YEW (n. 1) * * *
/tay/, n. 1. a river flowing through central Scotland into the Firth of Tay. 118 mi. (190 km) long. 2. Firth of, an estuary of the North Sea, off the coast of central Scotland. ...
Tay Bridge
1. a rail bridge over the River Tay near Dundee in Scotland. It was completed in 1878 and collapsed in 1879 when a train was crossing. It was one of Britain’s first serious ...
Tay Ninh
▪ Vietnam       town, southern Vietnam, situated on a tributary of the Vam Co Tay River, 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and 25 miles ...
Tay Son Brothers
▪ Vietnamese rebels collective name for Nguyen Hue born c. 1752 died 1792       Nguyen Nhac (b. c. 1752—d. Dec. 16, 1793), and Nguyen Lu (b. c. 1752—d. 1792); the ...
Tay, River
Longest river in Scotland. It rises on the northern slopes of Ben Lui and flows through Loch Tay to enter the North Sea below Dundee after a course of 120 mi (193 km). It drains ...
Tay-Sachs disease
/tay"saks"/, Pathol. a rare fatal hereditary disease, occurring chiefly in infants and children, esp. of eastern European Jewish origin, characterized by a red spot on the ...
Tay-Sachs disease (tāʹsăks') n. A hereditary disease that affects young children almost exclusively of eastern European Jewish descent, in which an enzyme deficiency leads to ...
Tayacian industry
      primitive flake-tool tradition of France and Israel, believed to be essentially a smaller edition of the Clactonian industry (q.v.). * * *
Tayama Katai
▪ Japanese novelist original name  Tayama Rokuya   born Jan. 22, 1872, Tatebayashi, Japan died May 13, 1930, Tokyo       novelist who was a central figure in the ...
Ta·yg·e·ta (tā-ĭjʹĭ-tə) n. 1. Greek Mythology. One of the Pleiades. 2. One of the six visible stars in the Pleiades cluster.   [Latin Tāygetē, from Greek ...
/tay"leuhr/, n. 1. A(lan) J(ohn) P(ercivale), 1906-90, English historian. 2. Bayard /buy"euhrd, bay"-/, (James Bayard), 1825-78, U.S. poet, novelist, and travel writer. 3. Brook, ...
Taylor of Gosforth, Peter Murray Taylor
▪ 1998       BARON, British jurist who was an eloquent critic of flaws in the British criminal justice system, even while he served as lord chief justice of the Court of ...
Taylor series
Math. an approximation of a given function f at a particular point x, in terms of values of the function and its derivatives at a neighboring point x0, by a power series in which ...
Taylor, A.J.P.
▪ British historian and journalist in full  Alan John Percivale Taylor   born March 25, 1906, Birkdale, Lancashire, Eng. died Sept. 7, 1990, London       British ...
Taylor, Albert Hoyt
▪ American physicist and radio engineer born January 1, 1874, Chicago, Illinois, United States died December 11, 1961, Claremont, California       American physicist ...
Taylor, Art
▪ 1996       U.S. jazz drummer and bandleader (b. April 6, 1929—d. Feb. 6, 1995). * * *
Taylor, Bayard
▪ American travel writer in full  James Bayard Taylor   born Jan. 11, 1825, Kennett Square, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 19, 1878, Berlin, Ger.  American author known primarily for ...
Taylor, Brook
▪ British mathematician born August 18, 1685, Edmonton, Middlesex, England died December 29, 1731, London  British mathematician, a proponent of Newtonian mechanics and ...
Taylor, Cecil
▪ American musician in full  Cecil Percival Taylor  born March 15, 1929, New York, N.Y., U.S.    American jazz musician and composer, the leading free-jazz ...
Taylor, Charles
▪ 2008 Charles Margrave Taylor  born Nov. 5, 1931, Montreal, Que.  In 2007 Charles Taylor became the first Canadian to receive the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward ...
Taylor, Charles Ghankay
▪ 1998       In an ironic twist of fate, in 1997 Liberians elected as president the very man who had sparked the civil war that ravaged the country for nearly a decade. ...
Taylor, Charles Plunket Bourchier
▪ 1998       Canadian journalist, author of five books, and horseman whose career with the Toronto-based Globe and Mail took him to East Asia, where he was responsible ...
Taylor, Dame Elizabeth
▪ American actress in full  Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  born Feb. 27, 1932, London, Eng.       American motion picture actress noted for her beauty and her portrayals ...
Taylor, Dame Elizabeth (Rosemond)
born Feb. 27, 1932, London, Eng. U.S. film actress. She left London for Los Angeles with her American parents at the outset of World War II. Noted for her exceptional beauty ...
Taylor, David Watson
▪ American naval architect born March 4, 1864, Louisa county, Va., U.S. died July 28, 1940, Washington, D.C.  American marine architect who built the first ship-model ...
Taylor, Edward
▪ American poet born 1645?, in or near Coventry, Warwickshire, Eng. died June 24, 1729, Westfield, Mass. [U.S.]       one of the foremost poets in colonial British ...
Taylor, Elizabeth
▪ British author née Coles born July 3, 1912, Reading, Berkshire, Eng. died Nov. 19, 1975, Penn, Buckinghamshire       British novelist noted for her precise use of ...
Taylor, Fred
▪ 2003       American basketball coach (b. Dec. 3, 1924, Zanesville, Ohio—d. Jan. 6, 2002, Hilliard, Ohio), was the longtime head basketball coach at Ohio State ...
Taylor, Frederick W(inslow)
born March 20, 1856, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died March 21, 1915, Philadelphia U.S. inventor and engineer. He worked at Midvale Steel Co. (1878–90), where he introduced ...
Taylor, Frederick W.
▪ American inventor and engineer in full  Frederick Winslow Taylor   born March 20, 1856, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died March 21, 1915, Philadelphia       American ...
Taylor, Henry
▪ British athlete born March 17, 1885, Oldham, Lancashire, England died February 28, 1951       British swimmer who won five Olympic medals and was the first man to ...
Taylor, James
▪ American musician born March 12, 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.       American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who defined the singer-songwriter ...
Taylor, Jeremy
▪ British author baptized Aug. 15, 1613, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Aug. 13, 1667, Lisburn, County Antrim, Ire.       Anglican clergyman and ...
Taylor, John
known as John Taylor of Caroline born Dec. 19?, 1753, Caroline county, Va. died Aug. 21, 1824, Caroline county, Va., U.S. U.S. politician. He served in the Continental Army ...
Taylor, John Henry
▪ British golfer born March 19, 1871 died Feb. 10, 1963, Northam, Devonshire, Eng.       British professional golfer, a member of the “Great Triumvirate” (with ...
Taylor, Joseph
▪ British actor born 1586?, England died Nov. 4, 1652, London       English actor mentioned in the First Folio of Shakespeare in 1623 as one of the 26 who took ...
Taylor, Joseph H(ooton), Jr.
born March 24, 1941, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. U.S. physicist. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. While teaching at the University of Massachusetts (1968–81), he ...
Taylor, Joseph H., Jr.
▪ American astronomer in full  Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.   born March 24, 1941, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       American radio astronomer and physicist who, with ...
Taylor, Joseph Hooton,Jr.
Taylor, Joseph Hooton, Jr. Born 1941. American physicist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize for the discovery of a new type of pulsar. * * *
Taylor, June
▪ 2005       American choreographer (b. Dec. 14, 1917, Chicago, Ill.—d. May 17, 2004, Miami, Fla.), began dancing professionally when she was 12, had her career ended ...
Taylor, Kenneth
▪ 2006       American publisher (b. May 8, 1917, Portland, Ore.—d. June 10, 2005, Wheaton, Ill.), founded (1962) Tyndale House Publishers, a prominent Christian ...
Taylor, Laurette
▪ American actress née Loretta Cooney born April 1, 1884, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 7, 1946, New York City       American actress whose stage career spanned more ...
Taylor, Lawrence
▪ American football player in full  Lawrence Julius Taylor , byname  L.T.  born February 4, 1959, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.    American collegiate and professional ...
Taylor, Lawrence (Julius)
born Feb. 4, 1959, Williamsburg, Va., U.S. U.S. football linebacker. He played for the University of North Carolina, making All-American in 1980. During his 13-year career with ...
Taylor, Lucy Hobbs
▪ American dentist née  Lucy Beaman Hobbs  born March 14, 1833, Franklin county?, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 3, 1910, Lawrence, Kan.       the first American woman to earn ...
Taylor, Margaret
▪ American first lady née  Margaret Mackall Smith  born September 21, 1788, Calvert County, Maryland, U.S. died August 14, 1852, East Pascagoula, Mississippi  American ...
Taylor, Maxwell (Davenport)
born Aug. 26, 1901, Keytesville, Mo., U.S. died April 19, 1987, Washington, D.C. U.S. army officer. He graduated from West Point and helped organize the army's first airborne ...
Taylor, Maxwell Davenport
▪ United States army officer born August 26, 1901, Keytesville, Missouri, U.S. died April 19, 1987, Washington, D.C.  U.S. Army officer who became a pioneer in airborne ...
Taylor, Myron C.
▪ American financier and diplomat in full  Myron Charles Taylor   born Jan. 18, 1874, Lyons, N.Y., U.S. died May 6, 1959, New York City       American financier and ...
Taylor, Paul
▪ American dancer and choreographer born July 29, 1930, Wilkinsburg, Pa., U.S.    American modern (modern dance) dancer and choreographer noted for the inventive, ...
Taylor, Paul (Belville)
born July 29, 1930, Wilkinsburg, Pa., U.S. U.S. modern dancer, choreographer, and director. In 1953 he joined Martha Graham's company, where he was a leading soloist until ...
Taylor, Peter
▪ American author in full  Peter Hillsman Taylor  born Jan. 8, 1917, Trenton, Tenn., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1994, Charlottesville, Va.       American short-story writer, ...
Taylor, Peter (Hillsman)
born Jan. 8, 1917, Trenton, Tenn., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1994, Charlottesville, Va. U.S. short-story writer, novelist, and playwright. Taylor studied in the 1930s under several ...
Taylor, Richard E.
▪ Canadian physicist in full  Richard Edward Taylor  born Nov. 2, 1929, Medicine Hat, Alta., Can.       Canadian physicist who in 1990 shared the Nobel Prize for ...
Taylor, Sir Geoffrey Ingram
born March 7, 1886, London, Eng. died June 27, 1975, Cambridge British physicist. He taught at Cambridge University from 1911 to 1952. He made important discoveries in fluid ...
Taylor, Telford
▪ 1999       American lawyer and writer (b. Feb. 24, 1908, Schenectady, N.Y.—d. May 23, 1998, New York, N.Y.), was best known for his role as the chief prosecutor ...
Taylor, Theodore Brewster
▪ 2005       American nuclear physicist and weapons designer (b. July 11, 1925, Mexico City, Mex.—d. Oct. 28, 2004, Silver Spring, Md.), devised the most powerful ...
Taylor, Zachary
born Nov. 24, 1784, Montebello, Va., U.S. died July 9, 1850, Washington, D.C. 12th president of the U.S. (1849–50). He fought in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War (1832), ...
Taylor, Zola
▪ 2008       American singer born March 17, 1934/38 , Los Angeles, Calif. died April 30, 2007, Riverside, Calif. was the only female member of the Platters, a vocal ...
Taylor,Cecil Percival
Taylor, Cecil Percival. Born 1929. American jazz pianist and composer who was a leader of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, which emphasized unrestrained, emotional play and ...
Taylor, Edward. 1645?-1729. English-born American Puritan cleric and poet. Although his works were unpublished until 1939, he is now recognized as one of colonial America's ...
Taylor, Elizabeth. Born 1932. British-born American actress. A childhood star after her appearance in National Velvet (1944), she later won an Academy Award for Butterfield 8 ...
Taylor,Frederick Winslow
Taylor, Frederick Winslow. 1856-1915. American inventor, engineer, and efficiency expert noted for his innovations in industrial engineering and management. * * *
Taylor, Paul. Born 1930. American choreographer whose avant-garde work includes Three Epitaphs (1956) and Orbs (1966). * * *
Taylor, Tom. 1817-1880. British playwright whose works include Our American Cousin (1858). * * *
Taylor, Zachary. Known as “Old Rough and Ready.” 1784-1850. The 12th President of the United States (1849-1850). An army officer in the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Second ...
—Taylorite /tay"leuh ruyt'/, n. /tay"leuh riz'euhm/, n. a modified form of Calvinism that maintains that every person has a free will, and that makes a distinction between ...
Tay·lors·ville (tāʹlərz-vĭl') A community of north-central Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Population: 52,351. * * *
/tay"leuhr vil'/, n. a town in central Illinois. 11,386. * * *
▪ district, Russia also spelled  Taimyr , or  Tajmyr , also called  Dolgano-Nenets        former autonomous okrug (district), northeastern central Russia. In ...
Taymyr Peninsula
Peninsula, north-central Siberia, northern Russia. It lies between the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, and the Vilkitsky Strait and includes Cape Chelyuskin, the northernmost point of ...
Tay·myr Peninsula or Tai·myr Peninsula (tī-mîrʹ) A peninsula of north-central Russia extending northward between the Laptev and Kara seas. * * *
/tuy"reuh/, n. a small animal, Eira barbara, of the weasel family, ranging from Mexico to tropical South America. [1850-55; < Pg, Sp, taira < Tupi] * * * ▪ mammal also ...
/tay"suyd'/, n. a region in E Scotland. 401,987; 1100 sq. mi. (2849 sq. km). * * *
▪ Morocco       city, north-central Morocco. Located south of the Rif Mountains (Rif), the city is composed of two formerly separate towns built on separate terraces ...
Tazieff, Haroun
▪ 1999       Polish-born French volcanologist whose fascination with volcanoes and knowledge of them, often obtained under extremely harrowing conditions, were ...
/taht"seuh/; It. /taht"tsah/, n., pl. tazzas, It. tazze /-tse/. a shallow, saucerlike, ornamental bowl, often having handles and usually on a high base or pedestal. [1835-45; < ...
Ṭāʾif, Al-
▪ Saudi Arabia also spelled  Tayif         city, western Saudi Arabia. Lying at an elevation of 6,165 feet (1,879 metres) on a tableland southeast of Mecca, it is the ...
▪ Yemen also spelled  Taiz,         city, southwestern Yemen, in the Yemen Highlands. It is one of the country's chief urban centres and a former national ...
taʿlīq script
▪ calligraphy       in Arabic calligraphy, cursive style of lettering developed in Iran in the 10th century. It is thought to have been the creation of Ḥasan ibn ...
Taʿmīm, Al-
▪ governorate, Iraq       muḥāfaẓah (governorate), in northeastern Iraq, created from the northern part of Kirkūk muḥāfaẓah. It encompasses the eastern part ...
1. tubercle bacillus. 2. tuberculosis. Also T.B. * * *
1. tubercle bacillus. 2. tuberculosis. Symbol, Chem. terbium. * * *
TBA or tba or t.b.a. abbrev. to be announced * * * TBA abbr. to be announced. * * *
to be determined. * * *
Auto. See throttle-body injection. * * *
/teuh beuh lee"see/; Russ. /tbyi lyee"syi/, n. a city in and the capital of the Georgian Republic, in the SE part, on the Kura. 1,194,000. Formerly, Tiflis. * * * formerly ...
TBM abbr. tactical ballistic missile. * * *
Naut. 1. talk between ships: a radiotelephone for short-range communication between vessels. 2. Trademark. Turner Broadcasting System (a cable television channel). * * *
tbs. abbr. 1. tablespoon. 2. tablespoonful. * * *
tbsp. abbr. 1. tablespoon. 2. tablespoonful. * * *
To sink. Tevet, from Hebrew ṭēbēt, a month name, from Akkadian ṭebētu, name of a month corresponding to parts of December and January, perhaps akin to ṭebû, to sink. * ...
1. Teachers College. 2. Trusteeship Council (of the United Nations). * * *
Symbol, Chem. technetium. * * *
Chem. See trichloroacetic acid. * * *
transcontinental ballistic missile. * * *
Pharm. dioxin. * * *
Chem. trichloroethylene. * * *
T cell n. Any of the lymphocytes that mature in the thymus and have the ability to recognize specific peptide antigens through the receptors on their cell surface. Also called T ...
Fr. /channd/, n. Chad. * * *
See Tchaikovskyan. * * *
/chuy kawf"skee, -kof"-, chi-/, n. Peter Ilyich /il"yich/ or Pëtr Ilich Russ. /pyawtrdd" ee lyeech"/, 1840-93, Russian composer. Russian, Chaikovski. Also, Tschaikovsky, ...
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
born May 7, 1840, Votkinsk, Russia died Nov. 6, 1893, St. Petersburg Russian composer. Sensitive and interested in music from his early childhood, Tchaikovsky turned to serious ...
Tchaikovsky,Peter Ilich
Tchai·kov·sky (chī-kôfʹskē), Peter Ilich. 1840-1893. Russian composer of often dramatic, richly expressive works, including the symphony Romeo and Juliet (1869), the ...
See Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich. * * *
/chahm booh"lee/, n., pl. Tchambulis, (esp. collectively) Tchambuli. a member of an indigenous people of Papua New Guinea. * * *
Tchebycheff equation
/cheuh beuh shawf"/, Math. a differential equation of the form (1 - x2) d2y/dx2 - x dy/dx + n2y = 0, where n is any nonnegative integer. Also called Chebyshev equation. [named ...
Tchebycheff polynomial
Math. a polynomial solution of the Tchebycheff equation, of the form Tn(x) = cos(n cos-1x), where n is an integer. Also called Chebyshev polynomial. [see TCHEBYCHEFF EQUATION] * ...
/chek"awf, -of/; Russ. /chye"kheuhf/, n. Anton Pavlovich /an"ton pav loh"vich/; Russ. /un tawn" pu vlaw"vyich/. See Chekhov, Anton. * * *
Tchekov [che′kôf΄] Anton alt. sp. of CHEKHOV Anton Pavlovich: also Tchekhov * * *
Tchelistcheff, Andre
▪ 1995       Russian-born U.S. enologist (b. 1901, Moscow, Russia—d. April 5, 1994, Napa, Calif.), was a pivotal figure in the revitalization of the California wine ...
/cheuh rep"nin/; Russ. /chyi rddyip nyeen"/, n. 1. Alexander (Aleksandr Nikolaevich), 1899-1977, Russian pianist and composer, in the U.S. 2. his father, Nicholas (Nikolai ...
Tcherepnin, Alexander
▪ American composer also spelled  Aleksandr Cherepnin   born Jan. 9 [Jan. 21, New Style], 1899, St. Petersburg, Russia died Sept. 29, 1977, Paris, ...
Tcherepnin, Nikolay
▪ Russian composer in full  Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin , also called  Nicolas  or  Nicholas Tcherepnin , Tcherepnin also spelled  Cherepnin  born May 3 [May 15, ...
Tcherina, Ludmila
▪ 2005 Monika [Monique] Avenirovna Tchemerzina        French ballet dancer, actress, artist, and writer (b. Oct. 10, 1924, Paris, France—d. March 21, 2004, Paris), was ...
Tchernichowsky, Saul
▪ Jewish poet Tchernichowsky also spelled  Chernikhovsky   born Aug. 20, 1875, Crimea, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Oct. 13, 1943, Jerusalem       prolific Hebrew ...
/cher"no zem'/, n. chernozem. * * *
/cheuhr voh"nits, -nets/; Russ. /chyirdd vaw"nyits/, n., pl. tchervontzi /-vohnt"see/; Russ. /-vawn"tsi/. chervonets. * * *
▪ Gabon       town, southwestern Gabon. It lies along the north bank of the Nyanga River and at the intersection of roads from Mouila, Ndendé, and Mayumba. It has ...
Tchicaya U Tam'si
▪ Congolese poet pseudonym of  Gérald Félix Tchicaya  born August 25, 1931, Mpili, near Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa [now in Congo] died April 21 or 22, 1988, ...
▪ Liberia also called  Zwedru,         town, southeastern Liberia. Tchien has expanded into an important administrative, marketing, and traffic centre. It is ...
/chahch"keuh/, n. Slang. an inexpensive souvenir, trinket, or ornament. Also, chotchke. [1965-70, Amer.; < Yiddish tshatshke < Pol czaczko bibelot, knickknack (now obs.; cf. mod. ...
teacher. * * *
TCP theorem
Physics. See CPT theorem. * * *
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol: a communications protocol for computer networks, the main protocol for the Internet. * * * in full Transmission Control ...
traffic control station. * * *
▪ Poland       city, Pomorskie województwo (province), north-central Poland. It lies along the Vistula River, 19 miles (30 km) above its mouth. Tczew is a major river ...
1. touchdown; touchdowns. 2. trust deed. * * *
tax-deferred annuity. * * *
telecommunications device for the deaf. * * *
TDE abbrev. DDD * * *
totally digestible nutrients. Also, t.d.n. * * *
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. * * *
TDS abbr. total dissolved solids. * * *
temporary duty. * * *
/tay/, n. Music. ti1. * * * ▪ Taoism       (Chinese: “virtue,” or “potentiality”), in Chinese Taoism (Daoism), the potentiality of the mysterious Tao, or Way, ...
/de/, n. (in philosophical Taoism) the virtue or power inherent in a person or thing existing in harmony with the Tao. Also, Teh. [ < Chin (Wade-Giles) te2, (pinyin) dé] Symbol, ...
Te Anau Lake
Lake, southwestern South Island, New Zealand. The largest of the Southern Lakes, it is 38 mi (61 km) long and 6 mi (10 km) wide, and a source of the Waiau River. In a superb ...
Te Anau, Lake
▪ lake, New Zealand       lake, the largest of the Southern Lakes, southwest South Island, New Zealand. About 38 miles (61 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) wide, the lake, ...
Te Aroha
▪ New Zealand       town, northern North Island, New Zealand, on the Waihou (Thames) River. The settlement, established in 1880 as a river port for a new gold find, was ...
Te Atairangikaahu, Dame
▪ 2007 Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu; Dame Te Ata        New Zealand Maori queen (b. July 23, 1931, Waahi Marae Huntly, N.Z.—d. Aug. 15, 2006, Ngaruawahia, near ...
Te Deum
/tay day"oom, -euhm, tee dee"euhm/ 1. (italics) an ancient Latin hymn of praise to God, in the form of a psalm, sung regularly at matins in the Roman Catholic Church and, ...
Te Deum laudamus
▪ hymn (Latin: “God, We Praise You”),also called  Te Deum,         Latin hymn to God the Father and Christ the Son, traditionally sung on occasions of public ...
Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri
▪ New Zealander opera singer original name in full  Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron  born March 6, 1944, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand       critically acclaimed ...
Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri (Janette)
born March 6, 1944, Gisborne, North Island, N.Z. New Zealand-born (half-Maori) soprano. After winning various singing competitions at home, she went to London for further study ...
Te Kanawa,Dame Kiri
Te Ka·na·wa (tĭ käʹnə-wə), Dame Kiri. Born 1944. New Zealand operatic soprano noted for her rich, lyric voice and her leading roles, such as Desdemona in Verdi's ...
Te Kooti
▪ Maori leader born c. 1830, Poverty Bay, North Island, N.Z. died 1893, Bay of Plenty       Maori guerrilla and founder of the Ringatu religious movement in New ...
/tee hee"/, interj., n., v., te-heed, te-heeing. interj. 1. (used as an exclamation or representation of laughter, as in expressing amusement or derision.) n. 2. a titter; ...
—tealess, adj. /tee/, n. 1. the dried and prepared leaves of a shrub, Camellia sinensis, from which a somewhat bitter, aromatic beverage is prepared by infusion in hot ...
Tea Act
Amer. Hist. an act of the British Parliament (1773) that created a monopoly unfair to American tea merchants: the chief cause of the Boston Tea Party. * * * (1773) British ...
tea and coffee service
      set of vessels and implements for making and serving tea and coffee, the items often of matched design. Elaborate 18th-century examples had tea and coffee pots, a ...

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