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temporo-
a combining form representing temple2 in compound words: temporomandibular. [ < L tempor- (s. of tempus) TEMPLE2 + -O-] * * *
temporomandibular
/tem'peuh roh man dib"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or situated near the hinge joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone of the skull. [1885-90; TEMPORO- + ...
temporomandibular joint disorder
temporomandibular joint disorder n. a syndrome caused by a dislocation, injury, etc. of the temporomandibular joint, characterized variously by headache, facial pain, dizziness, ...
temporomandibular joint syndrome
Pathol. a condition attributed to tension in or faulty articulation of the temporomandibular joint, having a wide range of symptoms that include dizziness, ringing in the ears, ...
temporomandibularjoint syndrome
temporomandibular joint syndrome n. A disorder caused by faulty articulation of the temporomandibular joint and characterized by facial pain, headache, ringing ears, dizziness, ...
temps
Fr. /tahonn/, n., pl. temps Fr. /tahonn/. Ballet. part of a dance step in which there is no transfer of weight. [1885-90; < F: lit., time < L tempus] * * *
temps levé
Fr. /tahonn leuh vay"/, pl. temps levés Fr. /tahonn leuh vay"/. Ballet. a small hop on one foot, with the other foot raised off the floor. [ < F] * * *
temps lié
Fr. /tahonn lee ay"/, pl. temps liés Fr. /tahonn lee ay"/. Ballet. a series of systematized and connected arm and leg movements done for practice. [ < F] * * *
Tempskya
▪ paleontology       genus of fossil tree ferns of the Mesozoic Era (about 65 to 250 million years ago), constituting the family Tempskyaceae, order Polypodiales. It was ...
tempt
—temptable, adj. /tempt/, v.t. 1. to entice or allure to do something often regarded as unwise, wrong, or immoral. 2. to attract, appeal strongly to, or invite: The offer ...
temptable
See tempt. * * *
temptation
—temptational, adj. /temp tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of tempting; enticement or allurement. 2. something that tempts, entices, or allures. 3. the fact or state of being ...
Temptations, the
▪ American singing group  American vocal group noted for their smooth harmonies and intricate choreography. Recording primarily for Motown Records, they were among the most ...
tempter
/temp"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that tempts, esp. to evil. 2. the Tempter, Satan; the devil. [1350-1400; TEMPT + -ER1; r. ME temptour < OF temptere, temptëor < LL ...
tempting
—temptingly, adv. —temptingness, n. /temp"ting/, adj. that tempts; enticing or inviting. [1540-50; TEMPT + -ING2] Syn. attractive, alluring, seductive. Ant. repellent. * * *
temptingly
See tempting. * * *
temptingness
See temptingly. * * *
temptress
/temp"tris/, n. a woman who tempts, entices, or allures. [1585-95; TEMPT(E)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
tempura
/tem poor"euh/, n. Japanese Cookery. seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. [1935-40; < Japn tenpura, allegedly < Pg tempêro seasoning, taste (deriv. of temperar ...
tempus edax rerum
/tem"poos e"dahks rdday"rddoom/; Eng. /tem"peuhs ee"daks rear"euhm/, Latin. time, devourer of all things. * * *
tempus fugit
/tem"poos fooh"git/; Eng. /tem"peuhs fyooh"jit/, Latin. time flies. * * *
Tempyo
/tem"pyaw"/, adj. of or pertaining to the period of Japanese art history, A.D. 725-794, characterized by the flowering of Buddhist architecture and statuary: combined T'ang ...
Tempyō style
Japanese sculptural style of the Nara period (710–784), greatly influenced by the Chinese imperial style of the Tang dynasty (618–907). Many supreme sculptural achievements ...
Temuco
/te mooh"kaw/, n. a city in S Chile. 138,430. * * * ▪ Chile  city, southern Chile, lying on the Río Cautín. It was founded in 1881 as a frontier outpost after the area ...
Temür
▪ emperor of Yuan dynasty also called  Öljeitü  born 1265, China died 1307, China       grandson and successor of the great Kublai Khan; he ruled (1295–1307) as ...
temə-
See tem-. * * *
ten
/ten/, n. 1. a cardinal number, nine plus one. 2. a symbol for this number, as 10 or X. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. a playing card with ten pips. 5. Informal. a ...
ten code
Radio. a set of code numbers each beginning with the number ten and used as a code to describe different situations: originally used by the police, now used in CB and other radio ...
Ten Commandments
the precepts spoken by God to Israel, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai; the Decalogue. Ex. 20; 24:12,34; Deut. 5. Though the numbering of these commandments may differ in some ...
Ten Days of Penitence
Hebrew  Aseret Yeme Teshuva,         the first 10 days of the Jewish religious year. See yamim noraʾim. * * *
Ten Green Bottles
a traditional song, sung especially by children. It is about ten bottles falling off a wall one by one and many of the words are repeated many times. The song begins: Ten green ...
Ten Kingdoms
▪ Chinese history Chinese (Pinyin)  Shiguo , or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Shi-kuo        (907–960), period in Chinese history when southern China was ruled by ...
Ten Lost Tribes of Israel
      10 of the original 12 Hebrew tribes, which, under the leadership of Joshua, took possession of Canaan, the Promised Land, after the death of Moses. They were named ...
Ten Most Wanted list
➡ America’s Most Wanted * * *
ten percenter
Informal. an agent, esp. an actor's agent, whose fee is 10 percent of a client's salary. Also, ten-percenter. [1900-05; ten percent + -ER1] * * *
Ten Sleep
▪ Wyoming, United States       town, Washakie county, north-central Wyoming, U.S., situated in the Bighorn Basin, west of the Bighorn Mountains, 25 miles (40 km) east ...
Ten Thousand Immortals
▪ Persian history  in Persian history, core troops in the Achaemenian army, so named because their number of 10,000 was immediately reestablished after every loss. Under the ...
Ten Thousand Smokes, Valley of
Volcanic region, southwestern Alaska, U.S. Located in Katmai National Park, the valley covers 56 sq mi (145 sq km). It was created in 1912 when the eruption of the Novarupta and ...
Ten Years of Progress Toward a World Free of Land Mines
▪ 2008 Introduction by Jody Williams As those in the movement to ban antipersonnel land mines (the ban movement) celebrate this 10th anniversary year of the successful ...
Ten Years' War
a popular insurrection in Cuba (1868-78) against Spanish rule. * * *
ten's place
Math. ten (def. 6). [1935-40] * * *
Ten, The
▪ American artist group       group of 10 American painters who first exhibited together in 1898, in New York City, and continued to do so for the next 20 years. Most ...
ten-
ten- [ten] prefix combining form TENO-: used before a vowel * * * To stretch. Derivatives include tendon, pretend, hypotenuse, tenement, tenor, entertain, lieutenant, and tone. ...
ten-cent store
/ten"sent', -sent"/ five-and-ten (def. 1). [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
ten-centstore
ten-cent store (tĕnʹsĕntʹ) n. See five-and-ten. * * *
ten-four
/ten"fawr", -fohr"/, interj. CB Radio Slang. (used to express affirmation or confirmation). Cf. ten code. [1960-65] * * *
ten-gallon hat
/ten"gal'euhn/ a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, worn esp. in the western and southwestern U.S.; cowboy hat. Cf. sombrero. [1925-30; said to be < Sp galón braid, GALLOON ...
ten-gallonhat
ten-gal·lon hat (tĕnʹgăl'ən) n. See cowboy hat.   [Perhaps from Spanish galón, braid, galloon (wrapped in rows above the brim), from French galon. See galloon.] * * *
ten-speed
/ten"speed'/, n. 1. a system of gears having ten forward gear ratios, esp. on a bicycle. 2. a bicycle having such a system of gears. adj. 3. having ten forward gear ...
ten-spot
/ten"spot'/, n. 1. a playing card the face of which bears ten pips. 2. Slang. a ten-dollar bill. [1835-45] * * *
ten-strike
/ten"struyk'/, n. 1. Tenpins. a strike. 2. Informal. any stroke or act that is completely successful. [1830-40] * * *
ten-weeks stock
/ten"weeks"/ a stock, Matthiola incana annua, of the mustard family, having spikes of white, lilac, or crimson flowers. [1775-85] * * *
Ten-Wheeler
/ten"hwee"leuhr, -wee"-/, n. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck. See table under Whyte classification. [1900-05] * * *
ten.
1. tenor. 2. Music. tenuto. * * *
Tena
/ten"euh/, n. Koyukon. * * * ▪ Ecuador       town, eastern Ecuador, located in the Oriente region (tropical rainforest section of Ecuador, east of the Andean ...
tenability
See tenable. * * *
tenable
—tenability, tenableness, n. —tenably, adv. /ten"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute: a tenable theory. 2. ...
tenableness
See tenability. * * *
tenably
See tenability. * * *
tenace
/ten"ays'/, n. Whist, Bridge. a sequence of two high cards of the same suit that lack an intervening card to be in consecutive order, as the ace and queen. Cf. major tenace, ...
tenacious
—tenaciously, adv. —tenaciousness, n. /teuh nay"sheuhs/, adj. 1. holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often fol. by of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious ...
tenaciously
See tenacious. * * *
tenaciousness
See tenaciously. * * *
tenacity
/teuh nas"i tee/, n. the quality or property of being tenacious. [1520-30; < L tenacitas equiv. to tenac- (s. of tenax) holding fast, deriv. of tenere to hold + -itas -ITY2] Syn. ...
tenaculum
/teuh nak"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. tenacula /-leuh/. 1. Surg. a small sharp-pointed hook set in a handle, used for seizing and picking up parts in operations and dissections. 2. ...
Tenafly
/ten"euh fluy'/, n. a borough in NE New Jersey. 13,552. * * *
tenaille
tenaille or tenail [te nāl′] n. 〚Fr tenaille, lit., pincers, tongs < VL * tenacula, for LL tenaculum: see TENACULUM〛 an outwork before the curtain between two bastions * * ...
tenaim
Yiddish, Ashk. Heb., Eng. /teuh nah"yim, -naw"-/; Seph. Heb. /teuh nah eem"/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Judaism. the terms of a Jewish marriage, as the wedding date, ...
tenancy
/ten"euhn see/, n., pl. tenancies. 1. a holding, as of lands, by any kind of title; occupancy of land, a house, or the like, under a lease or on payment of rent; tenure. 2. the ...
tenancy in common
Law. a holding of property, usually real, by two or more persons with each owning an undivided share and with no right of survivorship. Cf. joint tenancy. [1760-70] * * *
tenant
—tenantable, adj. —tenantless, adj. —tenantlike, adj. /ten"euhnt/, n. 1. a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another for a ...
tenant farmer
a person who farms the land of another and pays rent with cash or with a portion of the produce. [1855-60] * * *
tenant farming
Agricultural system in which landowners rent their land to farmers and receive either cash or a share of the product in return. Landowners may also contribute operating capital ...
tenant in chief
a feudal vassal who holds land directly from the king. Also, tenant-in-chief. Also called tenant in capite /kap"i tee/. [1600-10] * * *
tenant in common
Law. one of two or more persons who hold property by tenancy in common. Cf. joint tenant. [1600-10] * * *
tenantfarmer
tenant farmer n. One who farms land owned by another and pays rent in cash or in kind. * * *
tenantry
/ten"euhn tree/, n. 1. tenants collectively; the body of tenants on an estate. 2. the state or condition of being a tenant. [1350-1400; ME; see TENANT, -RY] * * *
Tenasserim
▪ region, Myanmar Burmese  Tanintharyi        narrow coastal region, southeastern Myanmar (Burma), bordered to the east by Thailand and to the west by the Andaman ...
Tenby
▪ Wales, United Kingdom Welsh  Dinbych-y-pysgod        market town and resort, historic and present county of Pembrokeshire, Wales, on Carmarthen Bay. Though ...
tench
/tench/, n., pl. tenches, (esp. collectively) tench. a freshwater food fish, Tinca tinca, of Europe and Asia that can survive short periods out of water. [1350-1400; ME tenche < ...
Tench, Watkin
▪ British army officer born c. 1758, , England? died May 7, 1833, Devonport, Devonshire, Eng.       British army officer whose two books about early Australia have ...
Tencin, Claudine-Alexandrine Guérin de
▪ French author born April 27, 1682, Grenoble, Fr. died Dec. 4, 1749, Paris  French author and literary patroness whose associations with celebrated writers and political ...
Tencin, Pierre Guérin de
▪ French statesman born Aug. 22, 1679/80, Grenoble, Fr. died March 2, 1758, Lyon       French statesman, cardinal, and anti-Jansenist of the 18th ...
TenCommandments
Ten Commandments (tĕn) pl.n. Bible The ten injunctions given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, serving as the basis of Mosaic Law. * * *
tend
tend1 /tend/, v.i. 1. to be disposed or inclined in action, operation, or effect to do something: The particles tend to unite. 2. to be disposed toward an idea, emotion, way of ...
Tenda Pass
▪ mountain pass, Europe Italian  Colle Di Tenda,  French  Col De Tende,         pass (6,135 feet [1,870 m]) in the Maritime Alps, lying on the French-Italian border ...
tendance
/ten"deuhns/, n. 1. attention; care; ministration, as to the sick. 2. Archaic. servants or attendants. [1565-75; aph. var. of ATTENDANCE] * * *
tendency
/ten"deuhn see/, n., pl. tendencies. 1. a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result: the tendency of ...
tendency tone
a tone that is harmonically or melodically unstable and tends naturally to resolve itself either upward or downward. * * *
tendentious
—tendentiously, adv. —tendentiousness, n. /ten den"sheuhs/, adj. having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel. Also, tendencious, tendential ...
tendentiously
See tendentious. * * *
tendentiousness
See tendentiously. * * *
tender
tender1 —tenderly, adv. —tenderness, n. /ten"deuhr/, adj., tenderer, tenderest, v. adj. 1. soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak. 2. weak or ...
Tender Is the Night
a novel (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. * * *
tender offer
a public offer to purchase stock of a corporation from its shareholders at a certain price within a stated time limit, often in an effort to win control of the ...
tender-hearted
—tender-heartedly, adv. —tender-heartedness, n. /ten"deuhr hahr"tid/, adj. soft-hearted; sympathetic. [1530-40] Syn. compassionate. * * *
tender-minded
/ten"deuhr muyn"did/, adj. compassionate and idealistic. [1595-1605] * * *
tenderable
—tenderability, n. /ten"deuhr euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being tendered or offered in payment, as money or goods. [1880-85; TENDER2 + -ABLE] * * *
tenderer
See tender2. * * *
tenderfoot
/ten"deuhr foot'/, n., pl. tenderfoots, tenderfeet /-feet'/. 1. a raw, inexperienced person; novice. 2. a newcomer to the ranching and mining regions of the western U.S., unused ...
tenderhearted
tenderhearted [ten′dər härt΄id] adj. having a tender heart; quick to feel pity; sympathetic tenderheartedly adv. tenderheartedness n. * * * ten·der·heart·ed ...
tenderheartedly
See tenderhearted. * * *
tenderheartedness
See tenderheartedly. * * *
tenderization
See tenderize. * * *
tenderize
—tenderization, n. —tenderizer, n. /ten"deuh ruyz'/, v.t., tenderized, tenderizing. to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment. Also, esp. ...
tenderizer
ten·der·iz·er (tĕnʹdə-rī'zər) n. A substance, such as a plant enzyme, applied to meat to make it tender. * * *
tenderloin
/ten"deuhr loyn'/, n. 1. (in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs. 2. a cut of beef lying between the sirloin ...
tenderly
See tender1. * * *
tenderman
/ten"deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. tendermen. n. Canadian Fishery. any member of the crew of a vessel engaged in conveying fish from a trap or pound to the shore. [TENDER3 + -MAN] * * *
tenderness
See tenderly. * * *
tendinitis
/ten'deuh nuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of a tendon. Also, tendonitis, tenonitis. [1895-1900; < NL tendin- (see TENDINOUS) + -ITIS] * * * or tendonitis Inflammation of a ...
tendinous
/ten"deuh neuhs/, adj. 1. of the nature of or resembling a tendon. 2. consisting of tendons. [1650-60; < NL tendin- (r. ML tendon-), s. of tendo TENDON + -OUS] * * *
tendon
/ten"deuhn/, n. 1. Anat. a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew. 2. a reinforcing strand in ...
tendonitis
ten·do·ni·tis (tĕn'də-nīʹtĭs) n. Variant of tendinitis. * * *
tendonof Achilles
tendon of Achilles n. pl. tendons of Achilles Achilles tendon. * * *
tendresse
tendresse [tän dres′] n. 〚Fr〛 1. tenderness; delicacy 2. tender feeling; fondness * * *
tendril
—tendrillar, tendrilous, adj. —tendrilly, adj. /ten"dril/, n. Bot. a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or ...
Tendring
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Essex, England. It occupies the low-lying North Sea coastal tract between the ...
tendu
/tahn dooh"/; Fr. /tahonn dyuu"/, adj. Ballet. of or pertaining to a movement that is stretched or held. [1920-25; < F: stretched, ptp. of tendre to stretch, extend] * * *
Tendulkar, Sachin Ramesh
▪ 1997       India was long known for its habit of producing young cricket players who rose fast and faded with equal speed. It was a measure of the talent of Sachin ...
Tendulkar, Vijay Dhondopant
▪ 2009       Indian playwright and screenwriter born Jan. 6, 1928, Kohalpur, Maharashtra state, British India died May 19, 2008, Pune, India wrote more than 30 ...
Tenebrae
/ten"euh bray'/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Rom. Cath. Ch. the office of matins and lauds for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week, sung respectively on the ...
tenebrific
/ten'euh brif"ik/, adj. producing darkness. [1640-50; < L tenebr(ae) darkness + -I- + -FIC] * * *
tenebrionid
/teuh neb"ree euh nid/, n. See darkling beetle. [1900-05; < NL Tenebrionidae family name, equiv. to Tenebrion-, s. of Tenebrio type genus ( < L tenebrio, s. tenebrion- one who ...
tenebrism
▪ art  in the history of Western painting, the use of extreme contrasts of light and dark in figurative compositions to heighten their dramatic effect. (The term is derived ...
tenebrosity
See tenebrous. * * *
tenebrous
—tenebrousness, n. /ten"euh breuhs/, adj. dark; gloomy; obscure. Also, tenebrious /teuh neb"ree euhs/. [1375-1425; late ME < L tenebrosus. See TENEBRAE, -OUS] * * *
Tenedos
/ten"i dos', -dohs'/; Gk. /ten"e dhaws/, n. an island in the Aegean, near the entrance to the Dardanelles, belonging to Turkey. Also called Bozcaada. * * *
tenement
—tenemental /ten'euh men"tl/, tenementary /ten'euh men"teuh ree/, adj. —tenemented, adj. /ten"euh meuhnt/, n. 1. Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded ...
tenement house
☆ tenement house n. a building divided into tenements, or apartments, now specif. one in the slums that is run-down, overcrowded, etc. * * *
tenemental
See tenement. * * *
Tenentismo
▪ Brazilian rebel movement       (from Portuguese tenente, “lieutenant”), movement among young, idealistic Brazilian army officers, mostly from the lower-middle ...
Ténéré
▪ region, Africa       physiographic region of the Sahara extending from northeastern Niger into western Chad. Comprising the northwestern part of the Central Sudan ...
Tenerife
/ten'euh rif", -reef"/; Sp. /te'ne rddee"fe/, n. 1. the largest of the Canary Islands, off the NW Coast of Africa. 500,381; 794 sq. mi. (2055 sq. km). Cap.: Santa Cruz de ...
Tenerife airline disaster
▪ Canary Islands [1977]       runway collision of two Boeing 747 passenger airplanes in the Canary Islands on March 27, 1977, that killed more than 580 ...
Ténès
▪ Algeria also spelled  Tenez        town, northern Algeria. A small Mediterranean port, it is built on the site of the ancient Phoenician and Roman colonies of ...
tenesmus
/teuh nez"meuhs, -nes"-/, n. Pathol. a straining to urinate or defecate, without the ability to do so. [1520-30; < ML, var. of L tenesmos < Gk teinesmós, equiv. to teín(ein) to ...
tenet
/ten"it/; Brit. also /tee"nit/, n. any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., esp. one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement. [1590-1600; < L: he ...
tenfold
adj. /ten"fohld'/; adv. /ten"fohld"/, adj. 1. comprising ten parts or members. 2. ten times as great or as much. adv. 3. in tenfold measure: good deeds rewarded ...
Teng Hsiao-ping
Chin. /dung" shyow"ping"/, Wade-Giles. See Deng Xiaoping. Also, Teng Hsiao-p'ing. * * *
Teng, Teresa
▪ 1996       (TENG LI-CHÜN), Chinese singer (b. Jan. 29, 1953, Yün-lin county, Taiwan—d. May 8, 1995, Chiang Mai, Thailand), was a superstar throughout East Asia and ...
tenge
tenge [teŋ′gə] n. the basic monetary unit of Kazakhstan: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement * * * ten·ge (tĕn-gĕʹ) n. pl. tenge See table at ...
Tenggerese
▪ people       second smallest of the ethnic groups indigenous to the island of Java in Indonesia, living mainly on the high slopes of a large volcanic crater in the ...
TengHsiao-ping
Teng Hsiao-ping (tŭngʹ shyouʹpĭngʹ, dŭngʹ) See Deng Xiaoping. * * *
Tengiz, Lake
▪ lake, Kazakstan       salt lake in the northern part of the Saryarqa (Kazak Uplands). The largest lake in northern Kazakhstan, it has an area of 614 square miles ...
Tengnoupal
▪ India       village, southern Manipur state, far eastern India. It is located about 40 miles (65 km) south-southeast of Imphal, the state capital, at the highest ...
Tengri Khan
/teng"gree kahn", khahn"/ a mountain in central Asia, on the boundary between Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan) and China: highest peak of the Tien Shan Mountains. ab. 23,950 ft. (7300 ...
Tengri Nor
/teng"gree nawr", nohr"/ a salt lake in E Tibet, NW of Lhasa. ab. 700 sq. mi. (1813 sq. km); 15,186 ft. (4629 m) above sea level. * * *
tengu
▪ Japanese religion  in Japanese folklore, a type of mischievous supernatural being, sometimes considered the reincarnated spirit of one who was proud and arrogant in life. ...
tenia
/tee"nee euh/, n., pl. teniae /-nee ee'/. taenia. * * *
teniacide
—teniacidal, adj. /tee"nee euh suyd'/, n. Med. taeniacide. * * *
teniafuge
/tee"nee euh fyoohj'/, adj., n. Med. taeniafuge. * * *
teniasis
/tee nuy"euh sis/, n. Pathol. taeniasis. * * *
Teniers
/ten"yeuhrz, teuh nearz"/; Flem. /teuh neerdds"/; Fr. /te nyay"/, n. 1. David /day"vid/; Flem. /dah"vit/; Fr. /dah veed"/ ("the Elder"), 1582-1649, Flemish painter and ...
Teniers, David
(baptized Dec. 15, 1610, Antwerp, Belg. died April 25, 1690, Brussels) Flemish painter. His father, also named David Teniers (1582–1649), was a painter of primarily religious ...
Teniers, David, The Elder
▪ Flemish painter born 1582, Antwerp died July 29, 1649, Antwerp       Flemish Baroque painter of genre scenes, landscapes, and religious subjects.       Teniers ...
Teniers, David, The Younger
▪ Flemish painter baptized Dec. 15, 1610, Antwerp died April 25, 1690, Brussels  prolific Flemish painter of the Baroque period known for his genre scenes of peasant ...
Tenji
▪ emperor of Japan in full  Tenji Tennō , Tenji also spelled  Tenchi , original name  Nakano Ōe  born 625/626, Japan died Jan. 7, 672, Ōtsu, Ōmi ...
Tenjiku
▪ Japanese architectural style       (Japanese: “Indian Style”), one of the three main styles of Japanese Buddhist architecture in the Kamakura period (1192–1333). ...
Teṉkalai
▪ Hindu sect       one of two Hindu subsects of the Śrīvaiṣṇava, the other being the Vaḍakalai. Though the two sects use both Sanskrit and Tamil scriptures and ...
Tenn
Tenn abbrev. Tennessee * * *
Tenn.
Tennessee. * * *
Tennant
/ten"euhnt/, n. Smithson, 1761-1815, English chemist: discoverer of osmium and iridium. * * *
Tennant Creek
▪ Northern Territory, Australia       town, central Northern Territory, Australia, on Tennant Creek, which was explored in 1860 by the Scot John McDouall Stuart and ...
Tennant, Don
▪ 2002       American advertising agency executive (b. Nov. 23, 1922, Sterling, Ill.—d. Dec. 8, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.), served as copywriter, composer, director of ...
Tennant, Frederick Robert
▪ British philosopher and theologian born Sept. 1, 1866, Burslem, Staffordshire, Eng. died Sept. 9, 1957, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire       English philosophical ...
Tennant, Kylie
▪ Australian author married name Kylie Tennant Rodd, née Kylie Tennant born March 12, 1912, Manly, N.S.W., Australia died Feb. 28, 1988, Sydney       Australian ...
tennantite
/ten"euhn tuyt'/, n. a mineral, copper arsenic sulfide, approximately Cu3AsS3: a copper ore and an end member of a series of solid solutions into which antimony enters to form ...
Tenneco Inc.
▪ American corporation formerly  (1947–66) Tennessee Gas And Transmission Company,         diversified American industrial corporation, with major interests in ...
Tennent, Gilbert
▪ American Presbyterian clergyman born Feb. 5, 1703, County Armagh, Ire. died July 23, 1764, Philadelphia       Irish-born American Presbyterian clergyman, son and ...
tenner
/ten"euhr/, n. Informal. 1. a 10-dollar bill. 2. Brit. a 10-pound note. [1840-50; TEN + -ER1] * * *
Tennessean
/ten'euh see"euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the state of Tennessee or its inhabitants. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of the state of Tennessee. Also, ...
Tennessee
/ten'euh see"/, n. 1. a state in the SE United States. 4,590,750; 42,246 sq. mi. (109,415 sq. km). Cap.: Nashville. Abbr.: TN (for use with zip code), Tenn. 2. a river flowing ...
Tennessee River
Navigable river, Tennessee, northern Alabama, and western Kentucky, U.S. Formed by the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers in eastern Tennessee, it flows 652 mi ...
Tennessee State University
▪ school, Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., part of the State ...
Tennessee Valley Authority
☆ Tennessee Valley Authority n. a federal corporation organized in 1933 to provide cheap electric power, flood control, irrigation, etc. by developing the entire basin of the ...
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
U.S. government agency established in 1933 to control floods, improve navigation, and generate electrical power along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. The TVA is a ...
Tennessee walking horse
one of a breed of saddle horses developed largely from Standardbred and Morgan stock. Also called Plantation walking horse. [1940-45, Amer.] * * * or Plantation Walking ...
Tennessee warbler
a North American wood warbler, Vermivora peregrina, having a gray head, a greenish back, and white underparts. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
Tennessee Williams
➡ Williams (XI) * * *
Tennessee, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a red field (background) with a central white-bordered blue disk bearing three white stars; at the fly end are ...
Tennessee, University of
▪ university system, Tennessee, United States       state university system based in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. It is a comprehensive, land-grant (land-grant college) ...
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
▪ waterway, Alabama-Mississippi, United States       American waterway linking the Tennessee River in northeastern Mississippi with the Tombigbee River in western ...
TennesseeRiver
Tennessee River A river of the southeast United States rising in eastern Tennessee and flowing about 1,049 km (652 mi) through northern Alabama, western Tennessee, and western ...
Tennesseewalking horse
Tennessee walking horse n. Any of a breed of lightly built saddle horse developed in Tennessee from Morgan and standard bred stock and having an easy gait. Also called Tennessee ...
Tennesseewarbler
Tennessee warbler n. A small warbler (Vermivora peregrina) of North America, having greenish upper parts and a white underside. * * *
Tenniel
/ten"yeuhl/, n. Sir John, 1820-1914, English caricaturist and illustrator. * * *
Tenniel, Sir John
born Feb. 28, 1820, London, Eng. died Feb. 25, 1914, London British illustrator and satirical artist. After attracting attention with his mural decorations, he was invited to ...
Tenniel,Sir John
Ten·niel (tĕnʹyəl), Sir John. 1820-1914. British cartoonist and illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). * * *
tennies
tennies [ten′ēz΄] pl.n. Slang tennis shoes * * *
tennis
/ten"is/, n. a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that ...
tennis ball
a hollow ball used in tennis, made of rubber with a fuzzy covering of woven Dacron, nylon, or wool. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
tennis bracelet
tennis bracelet n. a bracelet consisting of a single strand of small stones, usually diamonds, in a plain setting * * *
Tennis Court Oath
(June 20, 1789) Oath taken by deputies of the Third Estate in the French Revolution. Believing that their newly formed National Assembly was to be disbanded, the deputies met at ...
tennis elbow
irritation of the synovial membrane, or joint rotary area, of the elbow, caused by immoderate motions while playing tennis or other sports; epicondylitis. [1880-85] * * *
tennis shoe
a sports shoe with a rubber sole (usually pebbled) and a stitched canvas upper that laces over the instep. [1890-95] * * *
Tennis, Table
▪ 2003       China dominated singles play at the 2001 table tennis Pro Tour grand finals, held Jan. 10–13, 2002, in Tianjin, China. Ma Lin won the men's title over ...
tennisbracelet
tennis bracelet n. A bracelet containing many small gemstones, such as diamonds, that are set and linked one after the other into a narrow chain. * * *
tenniselbow
tennis elbow n. A painful inflammation of the tissue surrounding the elbow, caused by strain from playing tennis and other sports. * * *
tennisshoe
tennis shoe n. See sneaker. * * *
tennō
▪ Japanese title       (Japanese: “heavenly emperor”), the title of Japan's chief of state, bestowed posthumously together with the reign name chosen by the emperor ...
Tennsift River
▪ river, Morocco also called  Wadi Tennsift  or  Oued Tennsift        river in west-central Morocco. The Tennsift River rises from several headstreams in the High ...
Tennstedt, Klaus
▪ 1999       German conductor (b. June 6, 1926, Merseburg, Ger.—d. Jan. 11, 1998, Kiel, Ger.), was known for uncommonly expressive performances of the Romantic and ...
Tennyson
/ten"euh seuhn/, n. Alfred, Lord (1st Baron), 1809-92, English poet: poet laureate 1850-92. * * *
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron
▪ English poet Introduction byname  Alfred, Lord Tennyson   born Aug. 6, 1809, Somersby, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Oct. 6, 1892, Aldworth, Surrey  English poet often regarded ...
Tennyson, Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson (of Aldworth and Freshwater)
known as Alfred, Lord Tennyson born Aug. 6, 1809, Somersby, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Oct. 6, 1892, Aldworth, Surrey English poet, the leading poet of the Victorian age. While ...
Tennyson,Alfred
Ten·ny·son (tĕnʹĭ-sən), Alfred. First Baron Tennyson. Known as Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1809-1892. British poet whose works, including In Memoriam (1850) and “The Charge ...
Tennysonian
/ten'euh soh"nee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Tennyson or his writings. [1835-45; TENNYSON + -IAN] * * *
teno-
a combining form meaning "tendon," used in the formation of compound words: tenotomy. [comb. form repr. Gk ténon] * * *
Tenochtitlán
/te nawch'tee tlahn"/, n. the capital of the Aztec empire: founded in 1325; destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521; now the site of Mexico City. * * * Ancient capital of the Aztec ...
tenon
—tenoner, n. /ten"euhn/, n. 1. a projection formed on the end of a timber or the like for insertion into a mortise of the same dimensions. See illus. under mortise. v.t. 2. to ...
tenon-
tenon- pref. Variant of teno-. * * *
tenonitis
/ten'euh nuy"tis/, n. Pathol. tendinitis. [1885-90; < Gk ténon TENDON + -ITIS] * * *
tenor
—tenorless, adj. /ten"euhr/, n. 1. the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift. 2. continuous course, progress, or ...
tenor and vehicle
▪ literature       the components of a metaphor, with the tenor referring to the concept, object, or person meant, and the vehicle being the image that carries the ...
tenor clef
Music. a sign locating middle C on the next to the top line of the staff. See illus. under C clef. [1800-10] * * *
tenor cor
mellophone. [1925-30] * * *
tenor drum
▪ musical instrument  cylindrical drum larger and deeper toned than the closely related snare drum and lacking snares. It is usually about 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter and ...
tenor horn
n. a musical brass wind instrument with valves; the tenor member of the cornet family. * * * ▪ musical instrument also called  Althorn, or Alto Horn,         brass ...
tenorclef
tenor clef n. The C clef positioned to indicate that the fourth line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of middle C. * * *
tenorist
/ten"euh rist/, n. 1. a person who sings tenor. 2. a person who plays a tenor instrument. [1715-25; TENOR + -IST] * * *
tenorite
/ten"euh ruyt'/, n. a mineral, cupric oxide, CuO, occurring in veins of copper in black, minute scales. [1860-65; named after G. Tenore (d. 1861), president of Naples Academy; ...
tenorrhaphy
/teuh nawr"euh fee, -nor"-/, n., pl. tenorrhaphies. Surg. suture of a tendon. [1885-90; TENO- + -RRHAPHY] * * *
Tenos
Te·nos (tēʹnŏs', -nôs') See Tínos. * * *
tenosynovitis
/ten'oh sin'euh vuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of a tendon sheath, as from trauma, repeated strain, or systemic disease. [1885-90; TENO- + SYNOVITIS] * * *
tenotomy
/teuh not"euh mee/, n., pl. tenotomies. Surg. the cutting of a tendon. [1835-45; TENO- + -TOMY] * * *
tenpenny
/ten"pen'ee, -peuh nee/, adj. 1. noting a nail 3 in. (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d. 2. worth or costing 10 cents. [1400-50; late ME; see TEN, PENNY] * * *
tenpennynail
ten·pen·ny nail (tĕnʹpĕn'ē, -pə-nē) n. A nail 3.0 inches (7.6 centimeters) long.   [From its original price per hundred.] * * *
tenpin
tenpin [tenpin΄] n. a pin used in the game of tenpins * * * ten·pin (tĕnʹpĭn') n. 1. One of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling. 2. tenpins (used with a sing. verb) See ...
tenpins
/ten"pinz'/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) a form of bowling, played with ten wooden pins at which a ball is bowled to knock them down. 2. tenpin, a pin used in this ...
tenpounder
/ten"pown"deuhr/, n. 1. ladyfish. 2. the machete, Elops affinis, a common food fish of warm seas. [1685-95; ten pound(s) + -ER1] * * *
tenrec
/ten"rek/, n. any of several insectivorous mammals of the family Tenrecidae, of Madagascar, having a long, pointed snout, certain species of which are spiny and tailless. Also, ...
Tenreiro, Francisco José
▪ São Toméan poet born January 20, 1921, São Tomé died December 31, 1963, Lisbon       African poet writing in Portuguese, whose verse expresses the sufferings ...
Tenri
▪ Japan       city, Nara ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies in the eastern part of the Nara basin. The area around the city contains many burial mounds and ...
Tenrikyo
Largest and most successful of the modern Shinto sects in Japan. Its founder, Nakayama Miki (1798–1887), was a charismatic peasant who, at age 40, claimed to be possessed by a ...
TENS
/tenz/, n. Med. a self-operated portable device used to treat chronic pain by sending electrical impulses through electrodes placed over the painful area. [t(ranscutaneous) ...
Tensas
Ten·sas (tĕnʹsô') A river, about 402 km (250 mi) long, of northeast Louisiana flowing south to the Ouachita River. * * *
Tensas River
▪ river, Louisiana, United States       river of northeastern and eastern Louisiana, U.S. It rises in East Carroll parish, as Tensas Bayou, and generally flows ...
tense
tense1 —tensely, adv. —tenseness, n. /tens/, adj., tenser, tensest, v., tensed, tensing. adj. 1. stretched tight, as a cord, fiber, etc.; drawn taut; rigid. 2. in a state of ...
tensegrity
/ten seg"ri tee/, n. Archit. 1. the property of skeleton structures that employ continuous tension members and discontinuous compression members in such a way that each member ...
tensely
See tense1. * * *
tenseness
See tensely. * * *
Tenshō Kōtai Jingū-kyō
▪ Japanese religion (Japanese: “Religion of the Shrine of the Heavenly Goddess”),also called  Odoru Shūkyō        (“Dancing Religion”), one of the “new ...
tensible
—tensibility, tensibleness, n. —tensibly, adv. /ten"seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being stretched; tensile. [1620-30; < NL tensibilis. See TENSE1, -IBLE] * * *
tensile
—tensility /ten sil"i tee/, tensileness, n. —tensilely, adv. /ten"seuhl, -sil/ or, esp. Brit., /-suyl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to tension: tensile strain. 2. capable of ...
tensile strength
the resistance of a material to longitudinal stress, measured by the minimum amount of longitudinal stress required to rupture the material. [1860-65] * * * Ratio of the maximum ...
tensilestrength
tensile strength n. Abbr. TS The resistance of a material to a force tending to tear it apart, measured as the maximum tension the material can withstand without tearing. * * *
tensility
See tensile. * * *
tensimeter
/ten sim"i teuhr/, n. manometer. [1900-05; TENSI(ON) (def. 5) + -METER] * * *
tensiometer
/ten'see om"i teuhr/, n. 1. an instrument for measuring longitudinal stress in wires, structural beams, etc. 2. an instrument for measuring the surface tension of a ...
tensiometric
See tensiometer. * * *
tensiometry
See tensiometric. * * *
tension
—tensional, adj. —tensionless, adj. /ten"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of stretching or straining. 2. the state of being stretched or strained. 3. mental or emotional strain; ...
tensional
See tension. * * *
tensity
/ten"si tee/, n. the state of being tense; tenseness. [1650-60; < ML tensitas. See TENSE1, -ITY] * * *
tensive
/ten"siv/, adj. stretching or straining. [1695-1705; TENS(ION) + -IVE; cf. F tensif] * * *
tenson
/ten sohn"/, n. a Provençal poem taking the form of a dialogue or debate between two rival troubadours. [1830-40; < F; OF tençon < Pr tensoun, tenso contest, dispute < L ...
tensor
—tensorial /ten sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-/, adj. /ten"seuhr, -sawr/, n. 1. Anat. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body. 2. Math. a mathematical entity with ...
tensor analysis
the branch of mathematics dealing with the calculus of tensors, esp. the study of properties that are unaffected by a change of coordinate system. * * * Branch of mathematics ...
tensorial
See tensor. * * *
tent
tent1 —tentless, adj. —tentlike, adj. /tent/, n. 1. a portable shelter of skins, canvas, plastic, or the like, supported by one or more poles or a frame and often secured by ...
tent bed
a field bed having a canopy in the form of a tent. [1745-55] * * *
tent caterpillar
1. any of the larvae of several moths of the genus Malacosoma, which feed on the leaves of orchard and shade trees and live colonially in a tentlike silken web. 2. the North ...


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