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tissue engineering
▪ biology       scientific field concerned with the development of biological substitutes capable of replacing diseased or damaged tissue in humans. The term tissue ...
tissue paper
a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc. [1770-80] * * *
tissue plasminogen activator
Biochem. 1. an anticlotting enzyme, naturally occurring in small amounts in the blood. 2. Pharm. the same enzyme, produced in large amounts by genetic engineering techniques for ...
tissue typing
identification of specific genetically linked antigens in tissue in order to minimize antigenic differences between donor and recipient tissue in organ transplantation. Also ...
tissue culture n. 1. The technique or process of keeping tissue alive and growing in a culture medium. 2. A culture of tissue grown by this technique or process. * * *
tissue paper n. Thin, translucent paper used for packing, wrapping, or protecting delicate articles. * * *
tissueplasminogen activator
tissue plasminogen activator n. Abbr. TPA or tPA 1. A clot-dissolving enzyme that is produced naturally by cells in the walls of blood vessels and catalyzes the conversion of ...
See tissue. * * *
See tissuey. * * *
Tista River
▪ river, Asia       a tributary of the Jamuna River ( Brahmaputra River), flowing through India and Bangladesh. It rises in the Himalayas near Chunthang in Sikkim ...
/tiz ween"/, n. a fermented beverage made by the Apache Indians. Also, tizwin. [1875-80, Amer.; < Apache < MexSp tesgüino, perh. ult. < Nahuatl tecuini for a pot to flare up, ...
Hung. /ti"so/, n. a river in S central Europe, flowing from the Carpathian Mountains through E Hungary and NE Yugoslavia into the Danube N of Belgrade. 800 mi. (1290 km) long. ...
Tisza Kálmán
born Dec. 16, 1830, Geszt, Hung., Austrian Empire died March 23, 1902, Budapest Hungarian politician and premier (1875–90). A member of an old landowning family, he took part ...
Tisza River
or Tisa River River, western Ukraine, eastern Hungary, and northern Serbia and Montenegro. Rising in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine, it flows west, forming a ...
Tisza, István, Count
born April 22, 1861, Budapest, Hung., Austrian Empire died Oct. 31, 1918, Budapest Hungarian politician. He entered the Hungarian parliament in 1886 and joined his father, ...
Tisza, István, Gróf
▪ prime minister of Hungary born April 22, 1861, Budapest, Hungary, Austrian Empire died October 31, 1918, Budapest  Hungarian statesman who became prime minister of Hungary ...
Tisza, Kálmán
▪ Hungarian statesman born Dec. 16, 1830, Geszt, Hung., Austrian Empire died March 23, 1902, Budapest       Hungarian statesman and longtime premier who led the ...
tit1 /tit/, n. 1. a titmouse. 2. any of various other small birds. 3. Archaic. a girl or young woman; hussy. 4. Archaic. a small or poor horse; nag. [1540-50; repr. ME tite- (in ...
tit for tat
with an equivalent given in retaliation, as a blow for a blow, repartee, etc.: He answered their insults tit for tat. [1550-60; perh. var. of earlier tip for tap] * * *
▪ bird       any of a number of birds belonging to the babbler family Timaliidae (order Passeriformes). The 35 to 40 species are small and short-billed, rather like ...
/tit'tat toh"/, n. tick-tack-toe. * * *
Titus. * * *
title. * * *
▪ India also spelled  Tittagarh        city, southeastern West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just east of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Hugli River), about ...
/tuyt"n/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a. any of the sons of Uranus and Gaea, including Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Oceanus. b. Also, Titaness. any of the sisters of ...
Titan rocket
Any of a series of U.S. liquid-fueled rockets originally developed as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) but also used as space launch vehicles. Titan I missiles (used ...
/tuyt"n ayt'/, n. Chem. a salt of titanic acid. [1830-40; TITAN(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
/tuyt'n esk"/, adj. Titanlike; Titanic. [1880-85; < F; see TITAN, -ESQUE] * * *
Titaness [tīt′'n is] n. a female Titan * * * Ti·tan·ess (tītʹn-ĭs) n. Greek Mythology One of the daughters of Gaea and Uranus who sought to rule heaven and were ...
/tuy tay"nee euh/, n. synthetic rutile, TiO2, used as a gem. [1920-25; < NL; see TITANIUM, -A4] * * * ▪ astronomy  largest of the moons of Uranus. It was first detected ...
/ti tay"nee euh, tuy-/, n. 1. (in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream) the wife of Oberon and the queen of fairyland. 2. Astron. one of the moons of Uranus. * * * ▪ ...
titanic1 /tuy tan"ik, ti-/, adj. Chem. of or containing titanium, esp. in the tetravalent state. [1820-30; TITAN(IUM) + -IC] titanic2 —titanically, adv. /tuy tan"ik/, adj. 1. ...
/tuy tan"ik/, n. a British luxury liner that sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage in April, 1912, with a loss of 1517 lives. * * ...
titanic acid
/tuy tan"ik, ti-/, Chem. any of various acids derived from titanium dioxide, esp. H2TiO3 or Ti(OH)4. [1820-30] * * *
titanic acid (tī-tănʹĭk, -tāʹnĭk, tĭ-) n. A powdered white inorganic acid, H2TiO3, derived from an acid solution of titanates and used as a mordant. * * *
See titanic1. * * *
/tuyt'n if"euhr euhs/, adj. containing or yielding titanium. [1820-30; TITANI(UM) + -FEROUS] * * *
/tuyt"n iz'euhm/, n. (sometimes l.c.) revolt against tradition, convention, and established order. [1865-70; TITAN + -ISM] * * *
/tuyt"n uyt'/, n. Mineral. sphene. [1790-1800; < G Titanit. See TITANIUM, -ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral also called  sphene         titanium and calcium silicate mineral, ...
/tuy tay"nee euhm/, n. Chem. a dark-gray or silvery, lustrous, very hard, light, corrosion-resistant, metallic element, occurring combined in various minerals: used in metallurgy ...
Titanium aerospace alloys
▪ Table Titanium aerospace alloys composition (percent) type temperature of use (°C) tensile strength (MPa at 20 ...
titanium dioxide
Chem. a white, water-insoluble powder, TiO2, used chiefly in white pigments, plastics, ceramics, and for delustering synthetic fibers. Also called titanium oxide, titanic oxide ...
titanium processing
Introduction       preparation of the ore for use in various products.       Titanium (Ti) is a soft, ductile, silvery gray metal with a melting point of 1,675° C ...
titanium white
a pigment used in painting, consisting chiefly of titanium dioxide and noted for its brilliant white color, covering power, and permanence. [1920-25] * * *
titanium dioxide n. A white powder, TiO2, used as an exceptionally opaque white pigment. * * *
titanium white n. A durable white paint pigment consisting of titanium dioxide. * * *
Ti·ta·nom·a·chy (tī'tə-nŏmʹə-kē, tĭ-tănʹə-măk'ē) n. Greek Mythology The battle in which Zeus and his siblings defeated their father Cronus and the other ...
/tuy tan"euh sawr', tuyt"n euh-/, n. any amphibious plant-eating dinosaur of the genus Titanosaurus, from the Cretaceous Period, having a long, thin neck and a long, whiplike ...
/tuy tan"euh thear', tuyt"n euh-/, n. any member of the extinct mammalian family Brontotheriidae, large, horned relatives of the horse common in North America and Eurasia from ...
/tuy tan"euhs, ti-/, adj. Chem. containing trivalent titanium. [1865-70; TITAN(IUM) + -OUS] * * *
/tit"bit'/, n. Chiefly Brit. tidbit. * * *
Titchener, Edward Bradford
born Jan. 11, 1867, Chichester, Sussex, Eng. died Aug. 3, 1927, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S. British-U.S. psychologist. Trained in Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt, he later taught at Cornell ...
Titchmarsh, Edward Charles
▪ British mathematician born June 1, 1899, Newbury, Berkshire, England died January 18, 1963, Oxford, Oxfordshire       English mathematician whose contributions to ...
Titelouze, Jehan
▪ French musician Jehan also spelled  Jean   born 1562 or 1563, Saint-Omer, Fr. died Oct. 24, 1633, Rouen       French organist and composer whose improvisatory ...
/tuy"teuhr, tee"-/, n. Chem., Med. 1. the strength of a solution as determined by titration with a standard substance. 2. the concentration of a substance in a given sample as ...
/tit"feuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. hat. [1895-1900; rhyming slang, shortening of tit for tat] * * *
titfor tat
tit for tat n. Repayment in kind, as for an injury; retaliation.   [Probably alteration of tip for tap.] * * *
/tuy"dheuh beuhl/, adj. subject to the payment of tithes. [1400-50; late ME tythable. See TITHE, -ABLE] * * *
—titheless, adj. /tuydh/, n., v., tithed, tithing. n. 1. Sometimes, tithes. the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for ...
/tuy"dheuhr/, n. 1. a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church. 2. a person who advocates payment of tithes. 3. a person who collects tithes. [1350-1400; ME; see TITHE, ...
/tuy"dhing/, n. 1. a tithe. 2. a giving or an exacting of tithes. 3. a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman ...
/ti thoh"nee euh, -thohn"yeuh/, n. any of several tall composite plants of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers. Also ...
Tithonian Stage
▪ geology       uppermost of the three divisions of the Upper Jurassic Series, representing all rocks formed worldwide during the Tithonian Age, which occurred between ...
Tithonus [ti thō′nəs] n. 〚L < Gr Tithōnos〛 Gr. Myth. a son of Laomedon and a lover of Eos, who obtains immortality for him but not eternal youth: he continues to shrivel ...
titi1 /tee tee"/, n., pl. titis. any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America. [1820-30, Amer.; < AmerSp] titi2 /tee"tee, tuy"tuy/, ...
—Titianesque, adj. /tish"euhn/, n. 1. (Tiziano Vecellio) c1477-1576, Italian painter. 2. (l.c.) a reddish-brown or golden-brown color: hair of titian. adj. 3. (l.c.) having ...
See Titian. * * *
/tit'i kah"keuh/; Sp. /tee'tee kah"kah/, n. Lake, a lake on the boundary between S Peru and W Bolivia, in the Andes: the largest lake in the region; the highest large lake in the ...
Titicaca, Lake
South American lake, the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels. Located in the Altiplano, a high basin of the Andes Mountains, and on the border between Peru and ...
Ti·ti·ca·ca (tĭt'ĭ-käʹkə, tē'tē-käʹkä), Lake A freshwater lake of South America in the Andes on the Bolivia-Peru border. * * *
—titillatingly, adv. —titillation, n. —titillative, adj. /tit"l ayt'/, v.t., titillated, titillating. 1. to excite or arouse agreeably: to titillate the fancy. 2. to ...
See titillate. * * *
See titillater. * * *
See titillater. * * *
See titillater. * * *
Titius, Johann Daniel
▪ German astronomer Titius also spelled  Tietz   born Jan. 2, 1729, Konitz, Prussia [now Chojnice, Poland] died Dec. 11, 1796, Wittenberg, Saxony [now in ...
Titius-Bode law
/tish"euhs boh"deuh/, Astron. See Bode's law. * * *
titivate1 —titivation, n. —titivator, n. /tit"euh vayt'/, v., titivated, titivating. v.t. 1. to make smart or spruce: She titivated her old dress with a new belt. v.i. 2. to ...
See titivate. * * *
/tit"lahrk'/, n. any of several small, larklike birds, esp. a pipit. [1660-70; TIT1 + LARK1] * * *
/tuyt"l/, n., adj., v., titled, titling. n. 1. the distinguishing name of a book, poem, picture, piece of music, or the like. 2. a descriptive heading or caption, as of a ...
title catalog
Library Science. a catalog whose entries are listed by title only. [1930-35] * * *
title deed
a deed or document containing or constituting evidence of ownership. [1760-70] * * *
title entry
Library Science. a catalog entry of a book, document, etc., by title, usually arranged alphabetically by the first word other than an article. * * *
title insurance
insurance protecting the owner or mortgagee of real estate from lawsuits or claims arising from a defective title. * * *
Title IX
a clause in the 1972 Education Act stating that no one shall because of sex be denied the benefits of any educational program of activity that receives direct federal aid. * * ...
title lining
Print. a system for aligning type in which the baseline is established close to the edge of the body, used esp. for titles set in capitals that have no descenders. Cf. art ...
Title of Pericope
▪ Table Table 1: Jesus' healings in the Synoptic Gospels * title of pericope Matthew* Mark Luke 100 The leper 8:1-4 1:40-45 5:12-16 200 Centurion's ...
title page
the page at the beginning of a volume that indicates the title, author's or editor's name, and the publication information, usually the publisher and the place and date of ...
title role
(in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived: She sang the title role in Carmen. [1885-90] * * *
/tuyt"ld/, adj. having a title, esp. of nobility: the titled families of Europe. [1740-50; TITLE + -ED3] * * *
/tuyt"l hohl'deuhr/, n. 1. a person who holds a title. 2. Sports. a person who holds a championship; present champion. [1900-05; TITLE + HOLDER] * * *
title page n. A page at the front of a book giving the complete title, the names of the author and publisher, and the place of publication. * * *
➡ peerage * * *
/tuyt"l ship'/, n. lawful claim to title, esp. of property. [TITLE + -SHIP] * * *
/tuyt"list, -l ist/, n. Sports. a titleholder; champion. [1935-40; TITLE + -IST] * * *
tit·man (tĭtʹmən) n. New England & Upstate New York 1. A runt, especially one of a litter of pigs. 2. A small person. See Regional Note at tit1.   [tit1 + man.] * * *
/tit"mows'/, n., pl. titmice /-muys'/. any of numerous, widely distributed, small songbirds of the family Paridae, esp. of the genus Parus, having soft, thick plumage and a ...
/tee"toh/, n. 1. Marshal (Josip Broz), 1891-1980, president of Yugoslavia 1953-80. 2. a male given name. * * *
Tito, Josip Broz
orig. Josip Broz born May 7, 1892, Kumrovec, near Zagreb, Croatia, Austria-Hungary died May 4, 1980, Ljubljana, Yugos. Yugoslav politician, premier (1945–53), and president ...
Ti·to (tēʹtō), Marshal Originally Josip Broz (brōz, brôz) 1892-1980. Yugoslavian politician who led the resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II, established ...
/tee"toh grad', -grahd'/, n. former name (1945-92) of Podgorica. * * *
—Titoist, adj., n. /tee"toh iz'euhm/, n. a form of communism associated with Tito, characterized by the assertion by a satellite state of its national interests in opposition ...
/tee"tawf, -tof/; Russ. /tyi tawf"/, n. Herman or Gherman Stepanovich /gerr"meuhn steuh pah"neuh vich/; Russ. /gyerdd"meuhn styi pah"neuh vyich/, born 1935, Soviet cosmonaut. * * ...
Titov, Gherman Stepanovich
▪ 2001       Russian cosmonaut (b. Sept. 11, 1935, Verkhneye Zhilino, Russia, U.S.S.R.—d. Sept. 20, 2000, Moscow, Russia), as pilot of the Vostok 2 spacecraft on its ...
/tuy"treuhnt/, n. Chem. the reagent added in a titration. [1935-40; TIT(E)R + -ANT] * * *
See titrate. * * *
—titratable, titrable /tuy"treuh beuhl/, adj. —titration, n. /tuy"trayt/, v.t., v.i., titrated, titrating. Chem. to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a ...
titration [tī trā′shən] n. 〚
See titratable. * * *
/tuy"teuhr, tee"-/, n. Chiefly Brit. titer. * * *
—titrimetrically, adv. /tuy'treuh me"trik/, adj. Chem. using or obtained by titration. [TITR(ATION) or TIT(E)R + -I- + -METRIC] * * *
See titrimetric. * * *
tits and ass
Slang (vulgar). the presentation of women in titillating costumes or postures, esp. as a feature of an entertainment, as a musical revue. [1970-75] * * *
Tits, Jacques
▪ Belgian mathematician born Aug. 12, 1930, Uccle, Belg.       Belgian mathematician awarded the 2008 Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, ...
—titterer, n. —titteringly, adv. /tit"euhr/, v.i. 1. to laugh in a restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill-suppressed amusement. n. 2. a ...
See titter. * * *
See titterer. * * *
/tit"ee/, n. Scot. Informal. titty1. * * *
—tittivation, n. —tittivator, n. /tit"euh vayt'/, v.t., v.i., tittivated, tittivating. titivate1. * * *
/tit"l/, n. 1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc. 2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he ...
—tittle-tattler, n. /tit"l tat'l/, n., v., tittle-tattled, tittle-tattling. n. 1. gossip or foolish chatter. v.i. 2. to gossip or chatter. [1520-30; gradational compound based ...
—tittuppy, adj. /tit"euhp/, n., v., tittuped, tittuping or (esp. Brit.) tittupped, tittupping. Chiefly Brit. n. 1. an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of ...
titty1 /tit"ee/, n., pl. titties. Scot. Informal. sister. Also, tittie. [1715-25; perh. orig. form of SISTER in children's speech] titty2 /tit"ee/, n., pl. titties. Slang ...
—titubant /tich"oo beuhnt/, adj. /tich'oo bay"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. a disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling, esp. ...
—titularity /tich'euh lar"i tee, tit'yeuh-/, n. —titularly, adv. /tich"euh leuhr, tit"yeuh-/, adj. 1. existing or being such in title only; nominal; having the title but none ...
/tich"euh ler'ee, tit"yeuh-/, adj., n., pl. titularies. titular. [1595-1605; < L titul(us) TITLE + -ARY] * * *
Titulescu, Nicolae
▪ Romanian statesman born Oct. 4, 1883, Craiova, Romania died March 17, 1941, Cannes, Fr.       Romanian statesman who, as foreign minister (1927; 1932–36) for his ...
/tuy"teuhs/, n. 1. a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed an Epistle. 2. this New Testament Epistle. Abbr.: Tit. 3. (Flavius ...
Titus Andronicus
a play by William Shakespeare and possibly another writer, written about 1591. It is a tragedy that takes place in ancient Rome and there are many murders in it. * * * ▪ work ...
Titus Oates
➡ Oates (II) * * *
Titus Tatius
▪ king of Sabines       traditionally the Sabine king who ruled with Romulus (Romulus and Remus), the founder of Rome. It is unlikely that either Titus Tatius or Romulus ...
Titus, Saint
▪ bishop of Crete flourished 1st century AD died , traditionally Crete; Western feast day January 26 [with Timothy], Eastern feast day August 25       a disciple of St. ...
Titus, The Letter of Paul to
also called  The Epistle Of St. Paul The Apostle To Titus,        a New Testament writing addressed to one of Paul's close companions, Titus, who was the organizer of ...
Titus,Saint. First century A.D. Christian leader and companion of Saint Paul. An epistle of the New Testament, ascribed to Paul, is addressed to him. * * *
/tuy"teuhs vil'/, n. 1. a town in central Florida. 31,910. 2. a town in NW Pennsylvania: first oil well in U.S. drilled 1859. 6884. * * * ▪ Florida, United ...
/ti tuy"reuh/, n. any of several songbirds of the genus Tityra, of the American tropics, having gray, black, and white plumage and large swollen bills, and variously classified ...
/tee"ooh/, n. an English god of the sky and of war, the equivalent of Tyr in Scandinavian mythology. [var. of OE Tiw god of war. See TUESDAY] * * *
/tiv/, n., pl. Tivs, (esp. collectively) Tiv. 1. a member of an African people living N and S of the lower Benue River in E Nigeria. 2. the Benue-Congo language of the Tiv. * * ...
▪ Senegal       town, northwestern Senegal. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Dakar. Senegal's principal mineral exports, phosphates, are quarried near ...
/tiv"euhr tn/, n. a town in SE Rhode Island. 13,256. * * * ▪ Rhode Island, United States       town (township), Newport county, eastern Rhode Island, U.S. It lies ...
/tiv"euh lee/; for 1 also It. /tee"vaw lee/, n. 1. a town in central Italy, E of Rome: ruins of Roman villas. 41,733. Ancient, Tibur. 2. a park and entertainment center in ...
/tee"weuh/, n., pl. Tiwas, (esp. collectively) Tiwa for 1. n. 1. a member of a cluster of pueblo-dwelling North American Indian peoples of New Mexico. 2. the Tanoan language of ...
or Tiwanacu Spanish Tiahuanaco Major pre-Columbian Andean civilization known from the ruins of the same name near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The Tiwanaku ...
▪ Philippines       town, southeastern Luzon, west-central Philippines. It is situated along Lagonoy Gulf of the Philippine Sea. The town lies in a bed of volcanic vents ...
▪ queen of Egypt also spelled  Tiye   born c. 1400 BCE, Ipu, Egypt died c. 1340       one of the most illustrious queens of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient).  She was ...
ti·yin (tē-yĭnʹ) n. pl. tiyin See table at currency.   [Kazakh tyĭyn.] * * *
Tizi Ouzou
▪ Algeria       town, north-central Algeria, in the Great Kabylie. It lies in a narrow valley of the Wadi Tizi Ouzou, separated from the Wadi Sébaou Valley by Mount ...
▪ Morocco       town, southern Morocco. The town lies near the Atlantic coast and the Tachilla and Ouarzemimene mountains of the Anti-Atlas range. It was founded in ...
/tiz ween"/, n. tiswin. * * *
/tiz"ee/, n., pl. tizzies. 1. Slang. a. a dither. b. a nervous, excited, or distracted state. 2. Brit. Obs. a sixpence. [1795-1805; orig. uncert.] * * *
Tjapaltjarri, Clifford Possum
▪ 2003       Australian Aboriginal artist (b. 1932?, Napperby Station, outside Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia—d. June 21, 2002, Alice Springs), painted ...
Tjio, Joe Hin
▪ 2002       Indonesian-born American geneticist (b. Nov. 2, 1919, Java, Indon.—d. Nov. 27, 2001, Gaithersburg, Md.), dispelled a 50-year-held belief that the number ...
/chir"euh bawn'/, n. Cirebon. * * *
Tjokroaminoto, Omar Said
▪ Indonesian leader born Aug. 16, 1882, Desa Bakur, Madiun, Java died Dec. 17, 1934, Jogjakarta       highly influential Indonesian leader of the early Indonesian ...
Tjupurrula, Johnny Warrangkula
▪ 2002       Australian Aboriginal artist (b. 1925?, Minjilpiri, N.Terr., Australia—d. Feb. 12, 2001, Papunya, N.Terr.), was a pioneer of modern Aboriginal abstract ...
or churinga In native Australian religion, a ritual object that is a representation or manifestation of a mythical being. They are symbols of communication between humans and ...
1. tank. 2. truck. * * *
To settle, dwell, be home. Oldest form *tk̑ei-, becoming *tkei- in centum languages. Derivatives include home, hangar, and situate. 1. Suffixed o-grade form *(t)koi-mo-. a. ...
Boxing. See technical knockout. Also, T.K.O. * * *
tkt abbrev. ticket * * *
ticket. * * *
1. See target language. 2. See trade last. 3. truckload. * * *
Symbol, Chem. thallium. * * *
(in Turkey) lira; liras. * * *
Ball court or field used for the ritual ball game ollama, played throughout pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Some myths mention the game as a symbolic contest between day and night ...
Tlal·ne·pan·tla (tläl'nə-päntʹlä, -nĕ-) A city of south-central Mexico north of Mexico City. It is a communications and industrial center. Population: 778,173. * * ...
/tlah lohk"/, n. the Aztec god of rain. [ < MexSp Tláloc < Nahuatl Tlaloc, equiv. to tlal(li) earth, land + oc lies, is stretched out] * * * Aztec rain god, highly revered and ...
/tlahl pahn"/, n. a city in S Mexico: near site of Cuicuilco mound. 115,528. * * * ▪ district, Mexico       delegación (legation), central Distrito Federal (Federal ...
Tla·que·pa·que (tlä'kĕ-päʹkĕ) A city of west-central Mexico southeast of Guadalajara. Tlaquepaque is noted for its folklore and crafts. Population: 337,950. * * * ▪ ...
/tlahs kah"lah/, n. a state in SE central Mexico. 498,000; 1554 sq. mi. (4025 sq. km). Cap.: Tlaxcala. * * * I State (pop., 2000: 962,646), central Mexico. The smallest Mexican ...
Important and complex Aztec earth-mother goddess. She was known in four guises, each associated with a different stage in life. As a young woman, she was a carefree temptress. ...
tender loving care. Also, T.L.C., t.l.c. * * *
/tlem sen"/, n. a city in NW Algeria. 500,000. Also, Tlemsen. * * * ▪ Algeria also spelled (after 1981)  Tilimsen   town, northwestern Algeria, near the Moroccan border. ...
/tling"git/, n., pl. Tlingits, (esp. collectively) Tlingit. 1. a member of any of a number of American Indian peoples of the coastal regions of southern Alaska and northern ...
➡ Inuits * * *
/tling"kit/, n., pl. Tlinkits, (esp. collectively) Tlinkit. Tlingit. * * *
Common Semitic noun *till-, *tall-, mound, tell. 1. Tel Aviv, from Hebrew tēl ʾābîb, barley tell, from tēl, tell (ʾābîb, barley; see ʾbb). 2. tell2, from Arabic tall, ...
TLO abbr. total loss only. * * *
Photog. See twin-lens reflex camera. * * *
➡ Times Literary Supplement. * * *
T lymphocyte n. See T cell. * * *
1. trademark. 2. See transcendental meditation. * * *
Symbol, Chem. thulium. * * *
The Movie Channel (a cable television channel). * * *
/teuh mee"sis/, n. the interpolation of one or more words between the parts of a compound word, as be thou ware for beware. [1580-90; < LL tmesis < Gk tmésis a cutting, equiv. ...
See Three Mile Island. * * *
temporomandibular joint. * * *
TMJ syndrome.
See temporomandibular joint syndrome. * * *
Chem. tetramethyllead. * * *
Central Semitic, to be(come) complete, finished. Urim and Thummim, from Hebrew tummîm, plural of tōm, completion, integrity, from tam, to be(come) complete, finished. * * *
Common Semitic *ṯamāni-, eight. 1. Shemini Atzereth, from Hebrew šəmînî, eighth, from šəmōne, eight. 2. Heshvan, from Hebrew ḥešwān, a month name, short for ...
telegraph money order. * * *
Common Semitic noun *tam(a)r-, palm-tree, dates. 1. Tamar, from Hebrew tāmār, palm-tree. 2. tamarind, from Arabic tamr hindī, dates of India, from tamr, dates. * * *
tobacco mosaic virus. * * *
Tennessee (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
Symbol, Chem. thoron. * * *
1. ton. 2. town. 3. train. * * *
Chem. trinitrobenzene, esp. the 1,3,5- isomer. * * *
See tumor necrosis factor. * * *
tng abbrev. training * * *
training. * * *
turnpike. * * *
1. Chem. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble, flammable solid, C7H5N3O6, derived from toluene by nitration, a high explosive unaffected by ordinary friction or shock: used ...
/tooh/; unstressed /too, teuh/, prep. 1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from): They came ...
To a Skylark
one of the best-known short poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was inspired by the song of a bird he heard when in Italy and begins with the famous lines: Hail to thee, blithe ...
To Autumn
a poem (1819) by Keats that celebrates the autumn season. It is sometimes referred to as Ode to Autumn. It is one of Keats’s best-known poems, enjoyed by many people for the ...
To Huu
▪ 2003 Nguyen Kim Thanh        Vietnamese poet and politician (b. 1920, Hue, Vietnam, French Indochina—d. Dec. 9, 2002, Hanoi, Vietnam), was hailed as North Vietnam's ...
To Kill a Mockingbird
a novel (1960) by Harper Lee. * * *
To the Lighthouse
a novel (1927) by Virginia Woolf. * * *
to- [to͞o, too, tə] 〚ME < OE, akin to Ger zer-, L dis-: see DIS-〛 prefix Obs. completely, entirely, severely: used with verbs as an intensive [“to-broken” means ...
/tooh"euhn froh"/, adj., n., pl. to-and-fros. adj. 1. back-and-forth: to-and-fro motion. n. 2. a continuous or regular movement backward and forward; an alternating movement, ...
/teuh bee"/, adj. future; soon to be the thing specified (usually used in combination): bride-to-be. [1590-1600] * * *
/teuh dooh"/, n., pl. to-dos. Informal. bustle; fuss: They made a great to-do over the dinner. [bef. 900; ME, OE; n. use of infinitive phrase; see TO, DO1, ADO] Syn. See ado. * * ...
to-ing and fro-ing
to-ing and fro-ing [to͞o′iŋ ən frō′iŋ] n. movement to and fro, vacillation back and forth, etc. * * *
/tooh"naym'/, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. a nickname, esp. one to distinguish a person from others of the same name. 2. a surname. [bef. 950; ME; OE tonama. See TO, NAME] * * *
or Togtokhtör flourished 19th century Mongolian prince who opposed Manchu rule and supported Mongolia's independence from China. Concerned with education, he set up a primary ...
—toadish, toadlike, adj. —toadishness, n. —toadless, adj. /tohd/, n. 1. any of various tailless amphibians that are close relatives of the frogs in the order Anura and that ...
toad bug
any of several small broad aquatic insect-eating hemipterous insects of the family Gelastocoridae, having toadlike characteristics. [1900-05] * * * ▪ insect  any of some 100 ...
Toad of Toad Hall
a play (1929) by A A Milne, based on the children’s story The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It is still regularly performed in Britain. * * *
toad spit
toad spit or toad spittle n. CUCKOO SPIT (sense 1) * * *
/tohd"in dheuh hohl"/, n. Brit. Cookery. a dish consisting of beef or pork sausages baked in a coating of batter. [1780-90] * * *
/tohd"ee'teuhr/, n. a toady. [1565-75; TOAD + EATER] * * *
/tohd"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) toadfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) toadfishes. 1. any of several thick-headed, wide-mouthed fishes of the family ...
/tohd"flaks'/, n. 1. a common European plant, Linaria vulgaris, of the figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy yellow-and-orange flowers, naturalized as a weed in the ...
/tohd"shayd'/, n. a plant, Trillium sessile, of the lily family, native to the southeastern U.S., having broad, mottled leaves and a solitary purplish or greenish flower. [TOAD + ...
/tohd"stohn'/, n. any of various stones or stonelike objects, formerly supposed to have been formed in the head or body of a toad, worn as jewels or amulets. [1550-60; TOAD + ...
/tohd"stoohl'/, n. 1. any of various mushrooms having a stalk with an umbrellalike cap, esp. the agarics. 2. a poisonous mushroom, as distinguished from an edible one. 3. any of ...
—toadyish, adj. —toadyism, n. /toh"dee/, n., pl. toadies, v., toadied, toadying. n. 1. an obsequious flatterer; sycophant. v.t. 2. to be the toady to. v.i. 3. to be a ...
▪ Madagascar formerly  Tamatave,    town, eastern Madagascar. The town lies along the Indian Ocean. It was rebuilt after destruction by hurricane in 1927, with the modern ...
toand fro
to and fro adv. Back and forth. * * *
Toarcian Stage
▪ geology       uppermost of the four divisions of the Lower Jurassic Series, representing all rocks formed worldwide during the Toarcian Age, which occurred between 183 ...
toast1 /tohst/, n. 1. sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat. 2. be toast, Slang. to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble: If you're late to work again, you're toast! v.t. 3. ...
toaster1 /toh"steuhr/, n. 1. an instrument or appliance for toasting bread, muffins, etc. 2. a person who toasts something. [1575-85; TOAST1 + -ER1] toaster2 /toh"steuhr/, n. a ...
toaster oven
an electrical appliance that functions as both an oven and a toaster and is small enough to fit on a kitchen counter or table. Also, toaster-oven. [1975-80] * * *
toaster oven n. An electrical appliance that can be used as either a toaster or an oven. * * *
toasting fork
a long-handled fork used for cooking or toasting frankfurters, marshmallows, bread, etc., usually over an open fire. [1830-40] * * *
/tohst"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. 1. a person who presides at a dinner and introduces the after-dinner speakers. 2. a person who proposes or announces toasts. [1740-50; TOAST2 + ...
toastmaster's glass
▪ glassware  English glass about the size of an ordinary drinking glass but with only about one-quarter of its capacity; the glass creates the illusion of being full by means ...
/tohst"mis'treuhs/, n. a woman who presides at a dinner, introduces the after-dinner speakers, and often proposes toasts. [1920-25; TOAST2 + MISTRESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
—toastiness, n. /toh"stee/, adj., toastier, toastiest. 1. comfortably or cozily warm. 2. characteristic of or resembling toast: toasty aromas. [1890-95; TOAST1 + -Y1] * * *
/tohb/, n. tobe. * * *
Tobit. * * *
Toba Sōjō
▪ Japanese artist and priest byname  Abbot Of Toba,  also called  Kakuyū  born 1053, Japan died 1140, Japan       47th head priest of the Enryaku-ji, which is ...
Toba, Go-
▪ emperor of Japan in full  Go-Toba Tennō,  personal name  Takahira   born Aug. 6, 1180, Kyōto, Japan died March 28, 1239, Oki province, Japan       82nd emperor ...
Toba, Lake
▪ lake, Indonesia Indonesian  Danau Toba   lake in the Barisan Mountains, north-central Sumatra, Indonesia. It covers an area of about 440 square miles (1,140 square km), ...
—tobaccoless, adj. /teuh bak"oh/, n., pl. tobaccos, tobaccoes. 1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, esp. one of those species, ...
tobacco aphid.
See green peach aphid. * * *
tobacco beetle.
See cigarette beetle. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
tobacco budworm
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco. [1915-20] * * *
tobacco heart
Pathol. a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco. [1880-85] * * *
tobacco hornworm
the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca sexta, having a hornlike structure at its posterior end and feeding on the leaves of tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family. Also ...
tobacco mosaic
Plant Pathol. a disease of the nightshade family of plants, particularly tobacco and tomato, caused by the tobacco mosaic virus and characterized by mottled leaves and yellowed, ...
tobacco mosaic virus
a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family. Abbr.: TMV [1935-40] * * *
TOBACCO: Last puff postponed
▪ 1995       The World Health Organization (WHO), seeing smoking as the most preventable cause of ill health worldwide, edged in 1994 a little closer to its objective ...
tobacco budworm n. The destructive larva of a noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens) that feeds on tobacco plants in the southern United States and cotton plants in Peru. * * *
tobacco hornworm n. The destructive larva of a hawk moth (Manduca sexta) of the southern United States and the West Indies that feeds on the leaves of tobacco plants. Also called ...
tobacco mosaic n. Any of several diseases of tobacco and nightshade caused by the tobacco mosaic virus and characterized by mottled leaves. * * *
tobaccomosaic virus
tobacco mosaic virus n. A retrovirus causing mosaic disease in tobacco and some other plants that was a primary focus of study in early plant virology. * * *
/teuh bak"euh nist/, n. a dealer in tobacco, esp. the owner of a store that sells pipe tobaccos, cigarettes, and cigars. [1590-1600; TOBACCO + intrusive -n- + -IST] * * *
tobacco road n. A poverty-stricken rural community.   [After Tobacco Road, a novel by Erskine Caldwell.] * * *
tobacco worm n. See tobacco hornworm. * * *
➡ Trinidad and Tobago * * *
—Tobagonian /toh'beuh goh"nee euhn, -gohn"yeuhn/, n. /teuh bay"goh/, n. an island in the SE West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: formerly a British colony in the ...
➡ Trinidad and Tobago * * *

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