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turnip-rootedcelery
tur·nip-root·ed celery (tûrʹnĭp-ro͞o'tĭd, -ro͝ot'ĭd) n. See celeriac. * * *
turnipcabbage
turnip cabbage n. See kohlrabi. * * *
turnkey
/terrn"kee'/, n., pl. turnkeys., adj. - n. 1. a person who has charge of the keys of a prison; jailer. adj. 2. Also, turn-key. of, pertaining to, or resulting from an arrangement ...
turnkey system
Computers. a computer system purchased from hardware and software vendors, customized and put in working order by a firm that then sells the completed system to the client that ...
turnoff
/terrn"awf', -of'/, n. 1. a small road that branches off from a larger one, esp. a ramp or exit leading off a major highway: He took the wrong turnoff and it took him some 15 ...
turnon
/terrn"on', -awn'/, n. Slang. something that arouses one's interest or excitement. [1960-65, in sense "activation"; 1965-70, Amer. for current sense; n. use of v. phrase turn ...
turnout
/terrn"owt'/, n. 1. the gathering of persons who come to an exhibition, party, spectacle, or the like: They had a large turnout at the meeting. 2. quantity of production; ...
turnover
/terrn"oh'veuhr/, n. 1. an act or result of turning over; upset. 2. change or movement of people, as tenants or customers, in, out, or through a place: The restaurant did a ...
turnpike
/terrn"puyk'/, n. 1. a high-speed highway, esp. one maintained by tolls. 2. (formerly) a barrier set across such a highway to stop passage until a toll has been paid; ...
turnpikes
➡ roads and road signs * * *
turnsignal
turn signal n. See directional signal. * * *
turnsole
/terrn"sohl'/, n. 1. any of several plants regarded as turning with the movement of the sun. 2. heliotrope (def. 2). 3. a European plant, Chrozophora tinctoria, of the spurge ...
turnspit
/terrn"spit'/, n. 1. a spit that rotates or can be rotated. 2. a mechanically or manually operated device for turning a spit on which meat is roasted. 3. a person who turns a ...
turnstile
/terrn"stuyl'/, n. 1. a structure of four horizontally revolving arms pivoted atop a post and set in a gateway or opening in a fence to allow the controlled passage of people. 2. ...
turnstone
/terrn"stohn'/, n. 1. any shorebird of the genus Arenaria, characterized by the habit of turning over stones in search of food. 2. Brit. See ruddy turnstone. [1665-75; TURN + ...
turntable
/terrn"tay'beuhl/, n. 1. the rotating disk that spins the record on a phonograph. 2. Railroads. a rotating, track-bearing platform pivoted in the center, used for turning ...
turnup
/terrn"up'/, n. 1. something that is turned up or that turns up. 2. upturn (def. 6). 3. Brit. a cuff on a pair of trousers. 4. Chiefly Brit. fight; row; disturbance. adj. 5. that ...
Turnus
Tur·nus (tŭrʹnəs) n. Roman Mythology An Italic king who waged unsuccessful war against Aeneas, who killed him. * * * ▪ Roman mythology       legendary warrior and ...
turnverein
/terrn"veuh ruyn', toorn"-/; Ger. /toorddn"ferdd uyn'/, n. an athletic club, esp. of gymnasts. [1850-55, Amer.; < G: gymnastic club, equiv. to turn(en) to practice gymnastics ...
Turonian Stage
▪ geology       second of six main divisions (in ascending order) in the Upper Cretaceous Series, representing rocks deposited worldwide during the Turonian Age, which ...
turophile
tur·o·phile (to͝orʹə-fī', tyo͝orʹ-) n. A lover of cheese.   [Greek tūros, cheese; See teuə- in Indo-European Roots + -phile.] * * *
Turoszów Coal Basin
▪ coalfield, Poland       coalfield in Dolnośląskie province, southwestern Poland, at the border of Poland with the Czech Republic and Germany. The Turoszów Coal ...
Turow, Scott
▪ American author born April 12, 1949, Chicago, Ill., U.S.       best-selling American novelist, the creator of a genre of crime and suspense novels dealing with law ...
turpentine
—turpentinic /terr'peuhn tin"ik/, turpentinous /terr'peuhn tin"euhs, -tuy"neuhs/, turpentiny /terr"peuhn tuy'nee/, adj. /terr"peuhn tuyn'/, n., v., turpentined, ...
turpentinic
See turpentine. * * *
turpentinous
See turpentinic. * * *
turpeth
/terr"pith/, n. 1. the root of an East Indian plant, Merremia (or Operculina) turpethum, of the morning glory family, formerly used as a purgative. 2. the plant ...
Turpin
/terr"pin/, n. 1. Ben, 1874-1940, U.S. silent-film comedian. 2. Richard (Dick), 1706-39, English highwayman. * * *
Turpin, Dick
▪ English criminal byname of  Richard Turpin  baptized Sept. 25, 1705, Hempstead, Eng. died April 7, 1739, Knavesmire, near York       English robber who became ...
turpitude
/terr"pi toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. vile, shameful, or base character; depravity. 2. a vile or depraved act. [1480-90; < L turpitudo, equiv. to turpi(s) base, vile + -tudo ...
turps
turps [tʉrps] n. 〚
turquoise
/terr"koyz, -kwoyz/, n. 1. Also, turquois. an opaque mineral, a basic hydrous copper aluminum phosphate often containing a small amount of iron, sky-blue or greenish-blue in ...
turquoise green
a light bluish green. [1885-90] * * *
Turrentine, Stanley William
▪ 2001       American jazz musician (b. April 5, 1934, Pittsburgh, Pa.—d. Sept. 12, 2000, New York, N.Y.), played tenor saxophone with a rich, hearty sound and a flair ...
turret
—turretless, adj. /terr"it, tur"-/, n. 1. a small tower, usually one forming part of a larger structure. 2. a small tower at an angle of a building, as of a castle or fortress, ...
turret lathe
a lathe fitted with a turret. [1870-75] * * *
turreted
/terr"i tid, tur"-/, adj. 1. furnished with a turret or turrets. 2. having a turretlike part or parts. 3. Zool. having whorls in the form of a long or towering spiral, as certain ...
turrical
/terr"i keuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a turret. [ < L turr(is) TOWER + -ICAL] * * *
turriculate
/teuh rik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. furnished with or resembling a turret or turrets. Also, turriculated. [1835-45; < L turricula little tower (see TOWER, -CULE1) + -ATE1] * * *
turritellid
▪ paleontology       (genus Turritella), any of several species of gastropods (snails) abundantly represented in fossil and living form from the Cretaceous Period, which ...
Tursha
/terr"sheuh/, n. an ancient people of the Mediterranean region, variously identified with the Lydians, Etruscans, or Trojans. * * *
Tursunzade
▪ Tajikistan formerly  (until 1978) Regar,         city, Tajikistan. It lies in the west-central part of the republic, near the border with Uzbekistan. The city ...
turtle
turtle1 —turtler, n. /terr"tl/, n., pl. turtles, (esp. collectively) turtle, v., turtled, turtling. n. 1. any reptile of the order Testudines, comprising aquatic and ...
Turtle Wax{™}
n [U] a US make of wax polish for cars which is sold in many countries around the world. In 1983, the company also began to sell products to clean shoes and household items. * * *
turtleback
/terr"tl bak'/, n. 1. Archaeol. tortoise-core. 2. Furniture. an oval or elliptical boss. [1880-85; TURTLE1 + BACK1] * * *
turtlebacked
See turtleback. * * *
turtlebean
turtle bean n. See black bean. * * *
turtledove
/terr"tl duv'/, n. 1. any of several small to medium-sized Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, esp. S. turtur, of Europe, having a long, graduated tail: noted for its ...
turtlehead
/terr"tl hed'/, n. any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Chelone, of the figwort family, having opposite, serrated leaves and spikes of purple or white, ...
turtleneck
/terr"tl nek'/, n. 1. a high, close-fitting collar, often rolled or turned down, appearing esp. on pullover sweaters. 2. a sweater with such a collar. [1905-10; TURTLE1 + NECK] * ...
turtler
See turtle1. * * *
Turtles, the
▪ American music group       American band popular in the mid-1960s that specialized in vocally rich, craftily arranged pop music. The original members were Howard ...
turtlet
/terrt"lit/, n. a young or small turtle. [1825-35; TURTLE1 + -ET] * * *
turves
/terrvz/, n. Chiefly Brit. pl. of turf. * * *
turya
/terr"yeuh/, n. Yoga. turiya. * * *
Tuscaloosa
/tus'keuh looh"seuh/, n. a city in W Alabama. 75,143. * * * ▪ Alabama, United States  city, seat (1819) of Tuscaloosa county, western Alabama, U.S., on the Black Warrior ...
Tuscan
/tus"keuhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Tuscany, its people, or their dialect. 2. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders: developed ...
Tuscan order
      the simplest of the five orders (order) of Classical Roman architecture, which were codified in the Renaissance. It resembles the Doric order but has a simpler base ...
Tuscania
▪ Italy formerly  (until 1911) Toscanella,  Latin  Tuscania, or Tuscana,         town, Lazio (Latium) regione, central Italy, west of Viterbo. The ancient city was ...
Tuscanorder
Tuscan order Alan Witschonke n. Architecture A classical order similar to Roman Doric but having columns with an unfluted shaft and a simplified base, capital, and ...
Tuscany
/tus"keuh nee/, n. a region in W central Italy: formerly a grand duchy. 3,578,814; 8879 sq. mi. (22,995 sq. km). Italian, Toscana. * * * Italian Toscana Region (pop., 2001 ...
Tuscarawas River
▪ river, United States       river rising in Summit county, northeastern Ohio, U.S., near Akron and Barberton (there dammed to form the Portage Lakes). It flows south ...
Tuscarora
/tus'keuh rawr"euh, -rohr"euh/, n., pl. Tuscaroras, (esp. collectively) Tuscarora. 1. a member of an Indian people living originally in North Carolina and later, after their ...
tusche
/toosh/; Ger. /toosh"euh/, n. a greaselike liquid used in lithography as a medium receptive to lithographic ink, and in etching and silkscreen as a resist. [1905-10; < G Tusche, ...
Tusculum
—Tusculan, adj. /tus"kyeuh leuhm/, n. an ancient city of Latium, SE of Rome: Roman villas, esp. that of Cicero. * * * Ancient town, Latium, Italy. Located near Rome, it was a ...
Tuscumbia
▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat (1870) of Colbert county, northwestern Alabama, U.S. It is situated in the Muscle Shoals area on the Tennessee River, about ...
tush
tush1 /tush/, interj. 1. (used as an exclamation of impatience, disdain, contempt, etc.) n. 2. an exclamation of "tush!" [1400-50; late ME] tush2 —tushed, adj. /tush/, n. 1. ...
tushery
tushery [tush′ə rē] n. 〚
tushie
/toosh"ee/, n. Slang. the buttocks. Also, tushy. [1960-65, Amer.; appar. alter. of Yiddish tokhes TOKUS, with -sh- substituted for -kh-; see -Y2] * * *
tushy
/toosh"ee/, n., pl. tushies. tushie. * * *
Tusi
/tooh"see/, n., pl. Tusis, (esp. collectively) Tusi. Tutsi. * * *
Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn al-
▪ Persian scholar in full  Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī  born Feb. 18, 1201, Ṭūs, Khorāsān [now Iran] died June 26, 1274, Baghdad, ...
tusk
—tuskless, adj. —tusklike, adj. /tusk/, n. 1. (in certain animals) a tooth developed to great length, usually one of a pair, as in the elephant, walrus, and wild boar, but ...
tusk shell
▪ mollusk also called  elephant's tusk,  elephant's tooth , or  tooth shell        any of several marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda. There are four genera of ...
tusk shell.
See tooth shell. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
tusked
See tusk. * * *
Tuskegee
/tus kee"gee/, n. a city in E Alabama: location of Tuskegee Institute. 12,716. * * * ▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat of Macon county, east-central Alabama, ...
Tuskegee Airmen
Black servicemen of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field in World War II. They constituted the first African-American flying unit in ...
Tuskegee syphilis study
▪ American history official name  Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male         American medical research project that earned notoriety for its ...
Tuskegee University
a university in Tuskegee, Alabama, one of the first to provide education for African Americans. It was first established in 1881 by Booker T Washington to educate freed slaves. ...
tusker
/tus"keuhr/, n. an animal with tusks, as an elephant or a wild boar. [1855-60; TUSK + -ER1] * * *
tuskshell
tusk shell n. See tooth shell. * * *
tussah
/tus"euh/, n. 1. a tan silk from India. Cf. Shantung (def. 3). 2. the silkworm of an oriental moth of the genus Antheraea, as A. mylitta, that produces this silk. Also, tusseh, ...
tussal
/tus"euhl/, adj. Pathol. pertaining to tussis. [1885-90; < L tuss(is) cough + -AL1] * * *
Tussaud
/tooh soh", teuh-/; Fr. /tyuu soh"/, n. Marie Grosholtz /grohs"hohlts/, ("Madame Tussaud"), 1760-1850, Swiss wax modeler in France and England: wax museum founder. * * *
Tussaud, Marie
orig. Marie Grosholtz born Dec. 1, 1761, Strasbourg, France died April 16, 1850, London, Eng. French British founder of Madame Tussaud's museum of wax figures in London. From ...
Tussi
/tooh"see/, n., pl. Tussis, (esp. collectively) Tussi. Tutsi. * * *
tussiculation
/teuh sik'yeuh lay"sheuhn/ n. a hacking cough. [1885-90; < L tussi(s) cough + -CULE1 + -ATION] * * *
tussie-mussie
tus·sie-mus·sie (tŭsʹē-mŭsʹē) n. 1. A small bouquet of flowers; a nosegay. 2. A cone-shaped holder for such a bouquet.   [Middle English tussemose, perhaps ...
tussis
/tus"is/, n. Pathol. a cough. [ < L: a cough] * * *
tussive
/tus"iv/, adj. Pathol. of or pertaining to a cough. [1855-60; < L tuss(is) cough + -IVE] * * *
tussle
/tus"euhl/, v., tussled, tussling, n. v.i. 1. to struggle or fight roughly or vigorously; wrestle; scuffle. n. 2. a rough physical contest or struggle; scuffle. 3. any vigorous ...
tussock
—tussocked, adj. /tus"euhk/, n. a tuft or clump of growing grass or the like. [1540-50; appar. akin to MHG zusach thicket, deriv. of zuse lock (of hair), brushwood. See -OCK] * ...
tussock caterpillar
the larva of a tussock moth. * * *
tussock grass
any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps. [1835-45] * * *
tussock moth
any of several moths of the family Lymantriidae, the larvae of which have characteristic tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of various deciduous trees. [1820-30] * ...
tussockmoth
tussock moth n. Any of various dull-colored moths of the family Lymantriidae, the caterpillars of which have tufts of hair along the back and are often destructive to deciduous ...
tussocky
/tus"euh kee/, adj. 1. abounding in tussocks. 2. forming tussocks. [1655-65; TUSSOCK + -Y1] * * *
tussor
/tus"euhr/, n. tussah. * * *
tussore
/tus"awr, -ohr/, n. tussah. * * *
tussur
/tus"euhr/, n. tussah. * * *
Tustin
/tus"tin/, n. a city in SW California. 32,073. * * *
tut
pronounced as an alveolar click; spelling pron. /tut/, interj., n., v., tutted, tutting. interj. 1. (used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.) 2. for ...
tut-tut
pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pron. /tut"tut"/, interj., n., v.i., tut-tutted, tut-tutting. tut. [1585-95] * * *
Tutankhamen
/tooht'ahng kah"meuhn/, n. 14th century B.C., a king of Egypt of the 18th dynasty. Also, Tutankhamon, Tutankhamun, Tutenkhamon /tooht'eng kah"meuhn/. * * * orig. ...
tutee
/tooh tee", tyooh-/, n. a person who is being tutored; the pupil of a tutor. [1925-30; TUT(OR) + -EE] * * *
tutelage
/tooht"l ij, tyooht"-/, n. 1. the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship. 2. instruction; teaching; guidance: His knowledge of ...
tutelary
/tooht"l er'ee, tyooht"-/, adj., n., pl. tutelaries. adj. 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or pertaining to a ...
tutenag
/tooht"n ag', tyooht"-/, n. a nickel silver containing about 45 percent copper, with varying proportions of nickel and zinc and often smaller amounts of other metals. [1615-25; < ...
Tuticorin
▪ India       town, southern Tamil Nādu state, southern India. The town lies on the Gulf of Mannar, east of Tirunelveli, to which it is connected by road and rail. It ...
Tutin, Dame Dorothy
▪ 2002       British actress (b. April 8, 1931, London, Eng.—d. Aug. 6, 2001, London), was one of the British theatre's most accomplished leading ladies during a ...
tutor
—tutorless, adj. —tutorship, n. /tooh"teuhr, tyooh"-/, n. 1. a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, esp. a private instructor. 2. a ...
tutorage
/tooh"teuhr ij, tyooh"-/, n. 1. the office, authority, or care of a tutor. 2. the charge for instruction by a tutor. [1610-20; TUTOR + -AGE] * * *
tutoress
/tooh"teuhr is, tyooh"-/, n. a woman who is a tutor. [1605-15; TUTOR + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
tutorial
/tooh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-, tyooh-/, adj. 1. pertaining to or exercised by a tutor: tutorial functions or authority. n. 2. a class in which a tutor gives intensive instruction ...
tutorial system
a system of education, esp. in some colleges, in which instruction is given personally by tutors, who also act as general advisers of a small group of students in their ...
tutorials
➡ Open University * * *
tutoyer
/tooh'twah yay"/; Fr. /tyuu twann yay"/, v.t., tutoyered or tutoyed /-twah yayd"/, tutoyering /-twah yay"ing/. to address (someone), esp. in French, using the familiar forms of ...
Tutsi
/tooht"see/, n., pl. Tutsis, (esp. collectively) Tutsi. a member of a very tall, slender, cattle-raising people of Rwanda and Burundi. Also, Tusi, Tussi. Also called Watusi, ...
Tutte, William Thomas
▪ 2003       British-born Canadian mathematician (b. May 14, 1917, Newmarket, Suffolk, Eng.—d. May 2, 2002, Waterloo, Ont.), deciphered a crucial clue to the Nazis' ...
tutti
/tooh"tee/; It. /tooht"tee/, adj., n., pl. tuttis. Music. adj. 1. all; all the voices or instruments together. 2. intended for or performed by all (or most of) the voices or ...
tutti-frutti
/tooh"tee frooh"tee/, n. 1. a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup. 2. a confection, esp. ice cream, flavored with a variety of fruits, usually candied and ...
Tuttle, Elbert Parr
▪ 1997       U.S. lawyer and judge who supported the civil rights movement in the South while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (1954-81) and ...
Tuttle, William Julian
▪ 2008       American makeup artist born April 13, 1912, Jacksonville, Fla. died July 27, 2007 , Pacific Palisades, Calif. transformed the appearances of actors ...
tutto
/tooh"toh/; It. /tooht"taw/, adj. Music. all; entire. [ < It: all, whole < L totus] * * *
tutty
/tut"ee/, n. an impure oxide of zinc obtained from the flues of smelting furnaces, or a similar substance occurring as a native mineral, used chiefly as a polishing ...
tutu
/tooh"tooh/; Fr. /tyuu tyuu"/, n., pl. tutus /-toohz/; Fr. /-tyuu"/. a short, full skirt, usually made of several layers of tarlatan or tulle, worn by ballerinas. [1925-30; < ...
Tutu
/tooh"tooh/, n. Desmond (Mpilo) /euhm pee"loh/, born 1931, South African Anglican clergyman and civil-rights activist: Nobel peace prize 1984; archbishop of Cape Town since ...
Tutu, Desmond
▪ South African archbishop in full  Desmond Mpilo Tutu  born October 7, 1931, Klerksdorp, South Africa    South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel ...
Tutu, Sir Desmond (Mpilo)
born Oct. 7, 1931, Klerksdorp, S.Af. South African Anglican cleric. He studied theology at the University of South Africa and King's College, London. He became an Anglican ...
Tutu,Desmond
Tu·tu (to͞oʹto͞o), Desmond. Born 1931. South African prelate. A leader in the antiapartheid struggle, he became a prominent advocate of international economic sanctions ...
Tutub
modern Khafājī Ancient Sumerian city-state. Located east of present-day Baghdad, Iraq, it was of greatest significance during the Early Dynastic Period (с 2900–2334 BC). ...
Tutuila
—Tutuilan, adj., n. /tooh'tooh ee"leuh/, n. the largest of the islands of American Samoa: excellent harbor at Pago Pago. 27,000; 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, ...
Tutuila Island
▪ island, American Samoa  largest island in American Samoa, in the south-central Pacific Ocean, about 1,600 miles (2,600 km) northeast of New Zealand. Some 18 miles (30 km) ...
Tutuola, Amos
born 1920, Abeokuta, Nigeria died June 8, 1997, Ibadan Nigerian writer. He had only six years of formal schooling and wrote in English and outside the mainstream of Nigerian ...
Tutwiler, Julia Strudwick
▪ American educator and reformer born Aug. 15, 1841, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S. died March 24, 1916, Birmingham, Alabama       American educator and reformer who was ...
Tuva
/tooh"veuh/, n., pl. Tuvas, (esp. collectively) Tuva for 1. 1. a member of a people living in the Tuva AR and adjacent areas. 2. the Turkic language of the Tuva people. Also, ...
Tuva Autonomous Republic
/tooh"veuh/ an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Asia: formerly an independent republic in Mongolia. 309,000; 65,810 sq. mi. (170,500 sq. km). Cap.: Kyzyl. Also, ...
Tuvalu
—Tuvaluan, adj., n. /tooh"veuh looh', tooh vah"looh/, n. a parliamentary state consisting of a group of islands in the central Pacific, S of the equator: a former British ...
Tuvalu, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a light blue field (background) with nine yellow stars in the fly half and, in the canton, the Union Jack (United ...
Tuvaluan
➡ Tuvalu * * *
Tuvan
▪ people also called  Tuvinian, or Tannu-tuvan, Soyot, or Uryankhai,         any member of an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the autonomous republic of Tuva in ...
Tuve, Merle Antony
▪ American geophysicist born June 27, 1901, Canton, S.D., U.S. died May 20, 1982, Bethesda, Md.       American research physicist and geophysicist who developed the ...
Tuwhare, Hone
▪ 2009       Maori poet born Oct. 21, 1922 , Kaikohe, Northland, N.Z. died Jan. 16, 2008, Dunedin, N.Z. made an international impression and became the first widely ...
Tuwim, Julian
▪ Polish poet born September 13, 1894 , Łódz, Poland, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died December 27, 1953, Zakopane       lyric poet who was one of the leaders of ...
tux
/tuks/, n. Informal. tuxedo. Also, tuck. [1920-25; by shortening] * * *
tuxedo
—tuxedoed, adj. /tuk see"doh/, n., pl. tuxedos. 1. Also called dinner jacket. a man's jacket for semiformal evening dress, traditionally of black or dark-blue color and ...
tuxedo sofa
an overstuffed sofa with upholstered arms, either straight or curving slightly outward, at the same height as the back. Also called tuxedo couch. * * *
tuxedoed
See tuxedo. * * *
Tuxpan
▪ Veracruz, Mexico in full  Tuxpan de Rodríguez Cano        city, northern Veracruz estado (state), east-central Mexico. It lies along the Tuxpan River, 7.5 miles ...
Tuxtla
Tuxtla [go͞o tyer′āsto͞ost′lä΄] city in Chiapas state, SE Mexico: pop. 296,000: in full Tuxtla Gutiérrez [go͞o tyer′ās] * * * in full Tuxtla Gutiérrez City ...
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
/toohs"tlah gooh tyerdd"rddes/, n. a city in and the capital of Chiapas, in SE Mexico. 69,326. Also called Tuxtla. * * *
Tuy Hoa
▪ Vietnam       city, south-central Vietnam. An agricultural centre and fishing port on the South China Sea coast near the mouth of the Da Rang River, it is the focus of ...
tuyère
/twee yair", tooh-, twear/; Fr. /tyuu yerdd"/, n., pl. tuyères /twee yairz", tooh-, twearz/; Fr. /tyuu yerdd"/. Metall. an opening through which the blast of air enters a blast ...
Tuz
/toohz/, n. a saltwater lake, above sea level, in W central Turkey. ab. 625 sq. mi. (1620 sq. km). * * *
Tuz, Lake
▪ lake, Turkey Turkish  Tuz Gölü,         saline lake occupying a depression in the dry central plateau of Turkey, 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Konya. It lies at ...
Tuzigoot National Monument
National monument, central Arizona, U.S. Located in the Verde River valley, the 43-ac (17-ha) park was established in 1939. Its outstanding feature is the ruin of a 110-room ...
Tuzla
Tuz·la (to͞ozʹlä) A city of northeast Bosnia and Herzegovina northeast of Sarajevo. It is an industrial center with salt springs known since Roman times. Population: ...
TV
/tee"vee"/, n., pl. TVs. TELEVISION. [1948] * * *
TV dinner
a quick-frozen meal, typically consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, packaged in a tray for heating before serving. [1950-55] * * *
TV Guide
the most popular television magazine in the US. It began in 1953 and is published each week. It gives details of the times and channels for programmes but also has stories about ...
TV licence
➡ television licence. * * *
TV print
Motion Pictures, Television. a release print with a color balance and contrast range suitable for television broadcasting. * * *
TV table.
See snack table. * * *
TV Times
a British magazine that gives details of the week’s radio and television programmes, and also includes articles about television actors, etc. It first appeared in 1968 and is ...
TV-14
a television program rating advising parents that a program is unsuitable for children under the age of 14. [1997] * * *
TV-G
a television program rating advising parents that a program is suitable for all ages. [1997] * * *
TV-M
a television program rating advising parents that a program is for mature audiences only and unsuitable for those under the age of 17. [1997] * * *
TV-PG
a television program rating advising parents that some material in a program may be unsuitable for children. Compare PG. [1997] * * *
TV-Too Big a Dose of Reality?
▪ 2002       Strictly speaking, reality programming—unscripted and unrehearsed programs in the form of sporting events, talk shows, documentaries, Candid Camera, and ...
TV-Y
a television program rating advising parents that a program is appropriate for children of all ages. [1997] * * *
TV-Y7
a television program rating advising parents that a program is appropriate for children aged 7 and above. [1997] * * *
TVA
1. tax on value added: a sales tax imposed by member nations of the Common Market on imports from the U.S. and other countries. 2. U.S. Govt. Tennessee Valley Authority: a ...
TVdinner
TV dinner n. A frozen prepared meal, usually packaged in a disposable serving tray, that needs only to be heated before serving. * * *
Tver
/tvair/; Russ. /tvyerdd/, n. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NW of Moscow, on the Volga. 447,000. Formerly (1934-90) Kalinin. * * * ▪ Russia formerly ...
Tver'
Tver' (tvĕr) A city of west-central Russia on the Volga River northwest of Moscow. Settled around a fort established in the 12th century, it was a powerful principality in the ...
Tver, Principality of
Medieval principality, east-central Europe. It comprised the city of Tver and surrounding towns. Founded in 1246, it rivaled Moscow for supremacy in northeastern Russia during ...
TVP
Trademark. a brand of textured soy protein having various commercial uses as a meat substitute or extender. * * *
Tvrtko I
▪ ruler of Bosnia in full  Tvrtko Kotromanić   born c. 1338 died 1391       probably the greatest ruler of Bosnia, ruling as Bosnian ban (provincial lord, ...
TW3
➡ That Was The Week That Was * * *
twa
/twah, twaw/, n., adj. Scot. two. * * * ▪ people also called  Batwa,        one of the best-known of the many Pygmy groups scattered across equatorial Africa. Like ...
Twa
/twah/, n., pl. Twas, (esp. collectively) Twa. a member of a Pygmy people of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also called Batwa. * * * ▪ people ...
Twachtman, John Henry
▪ American painter born August 4, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. died August 8, 1902, Gloucester, Massachusetts       painter and etcher, one of the first American ...
twaddle
—twaddler, n. —twaddly, adj. /twod"l/, n., v., twaddled, twaddling. n. 1. trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing. v.i. 2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or ...
twaddler
See twaddle. * * *
twain
/twayn/, adj., n. two. [bef. 900; ME twayn orig., nom. and acc. masc., OE twegen (cf. TWO); c. obs. G zween] * * *
Twain
/twayn/, n. Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. * * *
Twain, Mark
orig. Samuel Langhorne Clemens born Nov. 30, 1835, Florida, Mo., U.S. died April 21, 1910, Redding, Conn. U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer. He grew up in Hannibal, Mo., on ...
Twain, Shania
▪ 2000       Canadian country-music singer Shania Twain played by her own rules—she wrote songs with an unmistakable pop-rock influence, her lyrics were sometimes ...
Twain,Mark
Twain (twān), Mark. See Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. * * *
twang
/twang/, v.i. 1. to give out a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument when plucked. 2. to produce such a sound by plucking a stringed musical ...
twangle
/twang"geuhl/, n., v.t., v.i., twangled, twangling. twang. [1805-15; TWANG + -LE] * * *
twangy
—twanginess, n. /twang"ee/, adj. 1. having the sharp, vibrating tone of a plucked string. 2. having a nasal voice quality. [1885-90; TWANG + -Y1] * * *
Twardowski, Samuel
▪ Polish author born c. 1600, Lutynia, Poland died 1661, Zalesie Wielkie, near Krotoszyn       Polish poet, diarist, and essayist who was very popular in his ...
twat
/twaht/, n. Slang (vulgar). vulva. [1650-60; perh. orig. dial. var. of *thwat, *thwot, presumed mod. E outcome of OE *thwat, akin to ON thveit cut, slit, forest clearing ( > E ...
twayblade
/tway"blayd'/, n. any of various orchids, esp. of the genera Listera and Liparis, characterized by two nearly opposite broad leaves. [1570-80; dial. tway (apocopated form of OE ...
tweak
/tweek/, v.t. 1. to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist: to tweak someone's ear; to tweak someone's nose. 2. to pull or pinch the nose of, esp. gently: He tweaked the baby on ...
tweaky
See tweak. * * *
twee
/twee/, adj. Chiefly Brit. affectedly dainty or quaint: twee writing about furry little creatures. [1900-05; appar. reduced from tweet (perh. via pron. twi), mimicking child's ...
tweed
/tweed/, n. 1. a coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, either hand-spun and handwoven in Scotland or reproduced, often by machine, elsewhere. 2. tweeds, garments ...
Tweed
/tweed/, n. 1. William Marcy /mahr"see/ ("Boss Tweed"), 1823-78, U.S. politician. 2. a river flowing E from S Scotland along part of the NE boundary of England into the North ...
Tweed River
▪ river, Australia       principal river of the North Coast district, New South Wales, Australia, usually associated with the Clarence and Richmond rivers. Of its three ...
Tweed, Blanche Oelrichs Thomas Barrymore
▪ American writer and performer née  Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs,  pseudonym  Michael Strange  born Oct. 1, 1890, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 5, 1950, Boston, ...
Tweed, River
River, southeastern Scotland and northeastern England. It rises in the Borders region of southeastern Scotland and flows east, forming a section of the border between Scotland ...
Tweed, William Magear
▪ American politician also (erroneously) called  William Marcy Tweed , byname  Boss Tweed   born April 3, 1823, New York, N.Y., U.S. died April 12, 1878, New York, ...
Tweed, William Marcy
known as Boss Tweed born April 3, 1823, New York, N.Y., U.S. died April 12, 1878, New York City U.S. politician. He worked as a bookkeeper and volunteer firefighter. As city ...
Tweed,William Marcy
Tweed, William Marcy. Known as “Boss Tweed.” 1823-1878. American politician. The Democratic boss of New York City in the 1860s, he defrauded the city of millions of dollars ...
Tweeddale
/tweed"dayl'/, n. Peebles. * * *
Tweeddale, John Hay, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of, Earl Of Gifford, Viscount Of Walden, Lord Hay Of Yester
▪ Scottish statesman born , c. Aug. 13, 1625, Yester, East Lothian, Scot. died Aug. 11, 1697, Edinburgh       British statesman and lord high chancellor of Scotland ...
Tweedie, Jill Sheila
▪ 1994       British journalist and author (b. May 22, 1936, Egypt—d. Nov. 12, 1993, London, England), was a columnist for The Guardian from 1969 to 1988 and on that ...
tweedle
/tweed"l/, v., tweedled, tweedling. v.i. 1. to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument. 2. to perform lightly upon a musical ...
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
/tweed'l dum" euhn tweed'l dee"/ two persons or things nominally different but practically the same; a nearly identical pair. [1715-25; humorous coinage, appar. first applied as ...
tweedledumand tweedledee
twee·dle·dum and twee·dle·dee (twēd'l-dŭmʹ ən twēd'l-dēʹ) n. Two people or two groups resembling each other so closely that they are practically ...
Tweedsmuir
/tweedz"myoor/, n. Baron. See Buchan, John. * * *
tweedy
—tweediness, n. /twee"dee/, adj., tweedier, tweediest. 1. made of or resembling tweed, as in texture, appearance, or the like. 2. wearing or favoring tweeds, esp. as a mark of ...
tween
tween (twēn) n. A child between middle childhood and adolesence, usually between 8 and 12 years old.   [Blend of teen1, and between.] * * *
tweeny
/twee"nee/, n., pl. tweenies. 1. 'tween (def. 2). 2. Brit. Informal. an auxiliary maid. [1885-90; (BE)TWEEN + -Y2] * * *
tweet
/tweet/, n. 1. a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird. v.i. 2. to make such a sound. [1835-45; imit.] * * *
tweeter
/twee"teuhr/, n. a small loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of high-frequency sounds. [1935-40; TWEET + -ER1] * * *
Tweety Pie
a canary (= a small yellow bird) in Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1940s to the 1960s. He first appeared in 1941 and was joined by his enemy Sylvester the cat in 1947. Tweety ...
tweeze
/tweez/, v.t., tweezed, tweezing. to pluck, as with tweezers. [1940-45; back formation from TWEEZERS] * * *
tweezer
/twee"zeuhr/, n. tweezers. * * *
tweezers
/twee"zeuhrz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) small pincers or nippers for plucking out hairs, extracting splinters, picking up small objects, etc. [1645-55; pl. of tweezer, ...
twelfth
/twelfth/, adj. 1. next after the eleventh; being the ordinal number for 12. 2. being one of 12 equal parts. n. 3. a twelfth part, esp. of one (1/12). 4. the twelfth member of a ...
Twelfth Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1804, providing for election of the president and vice president by the electoral college: should there be no majority vote for ...
Twelfth Day
the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities. [bef. 900; ME; OE] * ...
Twelfth Night
1. the evening before Twelfth Day, formerly observed with various festivities. 2. the evening of Twelfth Day itself. 3. (italics) a comedy (1602) by Shakespeare. [bef. 900; ME; ...
TwelfthDay
Twelfth Day (twĕlfth) n. Ecclesiastical Epiphany. * * *
TwelfthNight
Twelfth Night n. January 5, the eve of Epiphany, celebrated as a holiday in parts of Europe and the United States and marked by feasting, merrymaking, and the lighting of ...
Twelfthtide
/twelfth"tuyd'/, n. the season of Twelfth Night and Twelfth Day. [1520-30; TWELFTH (DAY or NIGHT) + TIDE1] * * *
twelve
/twelv/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 10 plus 2. 2. a symbol for this number, as 12 or XII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. the Twelve, the 12 apostles chosen by ...
Twelve Apostles
Twelve Apostles n. the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to go forth to teach the gospel: see APOSTLE (sense 2) * * *
Twelve Days of Christmas
a traditional song often sung at Christmas. It is about a person who receives a gift for each of the twelve days of Christmas. The song begins: ‘On the first day of Christmas, ...
Twelve Patriarchs, Testaments of the
▪ pseudepigrapha       pseudepigraphal work (not in any biblical canon) purporting to present the last words of the 12 sons of Jacob—founders of the 12 tribes of ...
twelve patriarchs.
See under patriarch (def. 5). * * *
Twelve Step
—12-stepper, n. of or based on a program for recovery from addiction originating with Alcoholics Anonymous and providing 12 progressive levels toward attainment. Also, ...
Twelve Tables, Law of the
Earliest codification of ancient Roman law, traditionally dated to 451–450 BC. They were purportedly written at the demand of the plebeians, who felt that their legal rights ...
Twelve Tribes of Israel
      in the Bible, the Hebrew people who, after the death of Moses, took possession of the Promised Land of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. Because the tribes were ...
Twelve, The
also called  The Twelve Prophets, or The Minor Prophets,         book of the Hebrew Bible that contains the books of 12 minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, ...
twelve-inch
/twelv"inch'/, n. a phonograph record twelve inches in diameter, esp. one with two or more remixes of the same song. Cf. seven-inch. * * *
twelve-mile limit
/twelv"muyl'/ the offshore boundary of a state, extending 12 miles (19 km) at sea. Cf. three-mile limit. * * *
twelve-step
twelve-step (twĕlvʹstĕpʹ) adj. Of or being a program designed to assist in the recovery from addiction or compulsive behavior, especially a spiritually-oriented program based ...
twelve-string guitar
/twelv"string'/ an acoustic guitar having twelve strings instead of six, with each pair tuned an octave apart, and more difficult to play than the standard guitar. * * *
twelve-tone
/twelv"tohn"/, adj. Music. 1. based on or incorporating the twelve-tone technique: twelve-tone music. 2. using or advocating the twelve-tone technique: a twelve-tone ...
twelve-tone row
/roh/. See tone row. Also, twelve-note row /twelv"noht roh"/. [1940-45] * * *
twelve-tone technique
Music. a modern system of tone relationships in which the 12 tones of an octave are not centered around any one tone, but are unified by a selected order of tones for a given ...
twelvefold
adj. /twelv"fohld'/; adv. /twelv"fohld"/, adj. 1. having twelve sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc. 2. being twelve times more, larger, greater, etc., as a given quantity ...
twelvemo
/twelv"moh/, n., pl. twelvemos, adj. duodecimo. [1810-20; TWELVE + -MO] * * *
twelvemonth
—twelvemonthly, adv. /twelv"munth'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a year. [bef. 1050; ME twelfmoneth. See TWELVE, MONTH] * * *
twelvepennynail
twelve·pen·ny nail (twĕlvʹpĕn'ē) n. A nail 3 1/4 inches (8.25 centimeters) long.   [From the original price per hundred.] * * *
Twelver
/twel"veuhr/, n. Islam. Imamite. [1585-95; TWELVE + -ER1; i.e., follower of the twelve Imams or prophets] * * *
Twenhofel, William Henry
▪ American geologist born April 16, 1875, Covington, Ky. died Jan. 4, 1957, Atlanta, Ga.       geologist noted for his investigations of sedimentation processes. He ...
twentieth
/twen"tee ith, twun"-/, adj. 1. next after the nineteenth; being the ordinal number for 20. 2. being one of 20 equal parts. n. 3. a twentieth part, esp. of one (1/20). 4. the ...
Twentieth Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, that abolished the December to March session of those Congressmen defeated for reelection in November. Also called Lame ...
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
U.S. movie studio. It was formed in 1935 by the merger of Twentieth Century Pictures (founded in 1933 by Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck) and the Fox Film Corp. (founded in ...
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
▪ American company       major American motion-picture studio, formed in 1935 by the merger of Twentieth Century Pictures and the Fox Film Corporation. The latter ...
Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
(Feb. 14–25, 1956) Meeting at which Nikita Khrushchev repudiated Joseph Stalin and Stalinism. Khrushchev's secret speech denouncing the former Soviet leader was accompanied by ...
twenty
/twen"tee, twun"-/, n., pl. twenties, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number, 10 times 2. 2. a symbol for this number, as 20 or XX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. Informal. a ...
twenty questions
an oral game in which one player selects a word or object whose identity the other players attempt to guess by asking up to twenty questions that can be answered with a yes or a ...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
a novel (1870) by Jules Verne. * * *
twenty-eight
/twen"tee ayt", twun"-/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 8. 2. a symbol for this number, as 28 or XXVIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 28 in ...
twenty-eighth
/twen"tee aytth", -ayth", twun"-/, adj. 1. next after the twenty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 28. 2. being one of 28 equal parts. n. 3. a twenty-eighth part, esp. of one ...
twenty-fifth
/twen"tee fifth", twun"-/, adj. 1. next after the twenty-fourth; being the ordinal number for 25. 2. being one of 25 equal parts. n. 3. a twenty-fifth part, esp. of one ...
Twenty-fifth Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1967, establishing the succession to the presidency in the event of the president's death, resignation, or incapacity. * * *
twenty-first
/twen"tee ferrst", twun"-/, adj. 1. next after the twentieth; being the ordinal number for 21. 2. being one of 21 equal parts. n. 3. a twenty-first part, esp. of one (1/21). 4. ...


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