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To think, feel. 1. thank, from Old English thanc, thought, good will, and thancian, to thank, from Germanic *thankaz, thought, gratitude, and *thankōn, to think of, thank. 2. ...
/tong"geuh/, n. a light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used in India. [1870-75; < Hindi tanga] * * * Tonga Introduction Tonga ...
/tong"geuh/, n. a Polynesian kingdom consisting of three groups of islands in the S Pacific, NE of New Zealand: a former British protectorate. 100,105; ab. 270 sq. mi. (700 sq. ...
Tonga Trench
▪ submarine trench, South Pacific Ocean       submarine trench in the floor of the South Pacific Ocean, about 850 miles (1,375 km) in length, forming the eastern ...
Tonga, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a red field (background) with a white canton bearing a red cross. The flag's width-to-length ratio is 1 to ...
/tong"geuhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Tonga. 2. a Polynesian language, the language of the Tongans. adj. 3. of or pertaining to Tonga, its people, or their ...
Tongass National Forest
▪ forest, Alaska, United States       forest region and wilderness area in southeastern Alaska, U.S., on the Gulf of Alaska. Established in 1909 by a bill passed in ...
Tongatapu Group
▪ islands, Tonga also spelled  Tongataboo Group    southernmost island cluster of Tonga, in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1,400 miles (2,300 km) north-northeast of ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-ch'eng        city, southwestern Anhui sheng (province), eastern China. It stands on the edge of the Yangtze River (Chang ...
▪ Belgium (Flemish),French  Tongres,         municipality, Limburg province, northeastern Belgium. It lies along the Geer (Jaar) River, northwest of Liège. ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-kuan        town, eastern Shaanxi (Shensi) sheng (province), north-central China. It is situated on the south bank of the ...
Tonghak Uprising
(1894) Korean peasant rebellion that sparked the Sino-Japanese War. Despite being persecuted for it, impoverished peasants turned increasingly to Tonghak ("Eastern Learning"; ...
/tawng"hwah"/, n. Pinyin. a city in SE Jilin province, in NE China. 275,000. Also, T'unghua, Tunghwa. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-hua        city, ...
/tong"king"/, n. Tonkin. * * *
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-liao        city, eastern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northeastern China. It is situated on the east bank of the Xiliao ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-ling        city and industrial centre, southern Anhui sheng (province), eastern China. It is located on the southeast bank of ...
/tawng"meuhn, tong"-/, n., pl. tongmen. a member of a Chinese tong. [1880-85, Amer.; TONG2 + MAN1] * * *
/tawngz, tongz/, n. (usually used with a plural v.) any of various implements consisting of two arms hinged, pivoted, or otherwise fastened together, for seizing, holding, or ...
▪ Bhutan       town, fortress, and monastery, central Bhutan. It lies in the Himalayas on the Tongsa (or Mangde) River, about 5,500 feet (1,700 m) above sea level. It ...
Chin. /tawng"shahn"/, n. Pinyin. former name of Xuzhou. Also, Tungshan. * * *
—tongueless, adj. —tonguelike, adj. /tung/, n., v. tongued, tonguing. n. 1. Anat. the usually movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, ...
tongue cover
a loose-leaf binding having a flap of the cover concealing the binding posts. * * *
tongue depressor
a broad, thin piece of wood used by doctors to hold down the patient's tongue during an examination of the mouth and throat. Also called tongue blade. [1870-75] * * *
tongue graft.
See whip graft. [1700-10] * * *
Tongue River
▪ river, United States       river rising on the eastern slopes of the Bighorn Mountains just west of Sheridan, Wyo., U.S., and flowing northeastward for 246 miles (396 ...
tongue sole
tonguefish. * * *
tongue twister
a word or sequence of words difficult to pronounce, esp. rapidly, because of alliteration or a slight variation of consonant sounds, as "She sells seashells by the ...
tongue worm.
Also called pentastomid. any wormlike invertebrate of the phylum Pentastomida (or subphylum of Arthropoda), having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth: all are ...
tongue-and-groove joint
/tung"euhn groohv"/, Carpentry. a joint between two boards in which a raised area on the edge of one board fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of the other to produce a ...
tongue-in-cheek [tuŋ′'n chēk′] adj. humorously ironic, mocking, or insincere [a tongue-in-cheek series of commercials for deodorant] * * * tongue-in-cheek ...
—tongue-lashing, n. /tung"lash'/, v.t., v.i. to scold severely. [1880-85] * * *
tongue-lash·ing (tŭngʹlăsh'ĭng) n. Informal A scolding. * * *
/tung"tuy'/, n., v., tongue-tied, tongue-tying. n. 1. impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth. v.t. 2. to ...
/tung"tuyd'/, adj. 1. unable to speak, as from shyness, embarrassment, or surprise. 2. affected with tongue-tie. [1520-30; TONGUE + TIED] * * *
tongueand groove
tongue and groove n. A joint made by fitting a tongue on the edge of a board into a matching groove on another board. * * *
tongue depressor n. A thin blade for pressing down the tongue during a medical examination of the mouth and throat; a spatula. * * *
/tung"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) tonguefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) tonguefishes. any of several flatfishes of the family Cynoglossidae, having ...
tongueless [tuŋ′lis] adj. 1. having no tongue 2. speechless * * * tongue·less (tŭngʹlĭs) adj. 1. Having no tongue. 2. Lacking the faculty of speech; mute. 3. Speechless; ...
Tongue River (tŭng) A river, about 396 km (246 mi) long, rising in northern Wyoming and flowing generally northeast to the Yellowstone River in southeast Montana. * * *
tongues, gift of
▪ religion also called  glossolalia        (from Greek glōssa, “tongue,” and lalia, “talking”), utterances approximating words and speech, usually produced ...
tongues, speaking in
or glossolalia Utterances approximating words and speech that are nonetheless generally unintelligible, usually produced during states of trance or delirium. The religious ...
tongue twister n. 1. A word or group of words difficult to articulate rapidly, usually because of a succession of similar consonantal sounds, as in Shall she sell seashells? 2. ...
tongue worm n. Any of numerous tongue-shaped, soft-bodied, colorless invertebrates of the phylum Pentastoma that live embedded in the lungs, nostrils, or nasal sinuses of various ...
/tung"ing/, n. Music. the manipulation of the tongue in playing a wind instrument to interrupt the tone and produce a staccato effect. [1805-15; TONGUE + -ING1] * * *
tonguing-and-grooving plane
/tung"ing euhn grooh"ving/, Carpentry. a plane for cutting the edges of boards into tongues and grooves. [1890-95] * * *
▪ Chinese school Chinese“Interpreters College” Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-wen-kuan        first institution in China for the study of Western thought and ...
▪ emperor of Qing dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  T'ung-chih , personal name (xingming)  Zaichun , posthumous name (shi)  Yidi , temple name (miaohao)  (Qing) ...
Chin. /tawng"joh"/, n. Pinyin. former name of Nantong. Also, Tungchow. * * *
/toh"nee/, n. a female given name, form of Antoinette or Antonia. * * *
Toni Morrison
➡ Morrison (III) * * *
—tonically, adv. /ton"ik/, n. 1. a medicine that invigorates or strengthens: a tonic of sulphur and molasses. 2. anything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally: His ...
tonic accent
prominence given to a syllable in speaking, usually due to a change, esp. a rise, in pitch. [1865-70] * * *
tonic sol-fa
a system of singing characterized by emphasis upon tonality or key relationship, in which tones are indicated by the initial letters of the syllables of the sol-fa system rather ...
tonic spasm
Med. See under spasm (def. 1). [1825-35] * * *
tonic water.
See quinine water. * * *
tonic accent n. Linguistics A stress produced by a change, especially a rise, in pitch as distinguished from increased volume. Also called pitch accent. * * *
See tonic. * * *
/toh nis"i tee/, n. 1. tonic quality or condition. 2. the state of bodily tone. 3. Physiol. the normal elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc., by which the tone of the ...
tonic sol-fa n. Music A system of notation that is based on relationships between tones in a key and that replaces the usual staff notation with solmization syllables, such as ...
tonic water n. A carbonated beverage flavored with quinine. Also called quinine water, tonic. * * *
/teuh nuyt"/, n. 1. this present or coming night; the night of this present day. adv. 2. on this present night; on the night of this present day. 3. Obs. during last night. [bef. ...
Tonight Show
a popular US television chat show which has been running since 1954. Johnny Carson presented it for 30 years (1962–92). He was replaced by Jay Leno who has continued the ...
Tonight Show, The
▪ American television program       long-running American television late-night talk show. Airing since 1954 on the National Broadcasting Co (National Broadcasting Co., ...
Tönisson, Jaan
▪ Estonian statesman born December 22, 1868 died 1941 or after       Estonian statesman, lawyer, newspaper editor, and civic leader who opposed Russian (tsarist and ...
/tongk/, n. a form of rummy for two or more players with deuces wild. [1920-25; cf. Brit., Australian tonk (informal) to strike, beat, defeat] * * * ▪ India       city, ...
tonka bean
/tong"keuh/ 1. the fragrant, black almond-shaped seed of a tall tree belonging to the genus Dipteryx (or Coumarouna), of the legume family, esp. D. odorata, of tropical South ...
ton·ka bean (tŏngʹkə) n. 1. A tropical South American tree (Dipteryx odorata) having pulpy, egg-shaped, one-seeded pods and fragrant seeds used as a substitute for vanilla ...
▪ people       North American Indian tribe of what is now south-central Texas. Their language is considered by some to belong to the Coahuiltecan family and by others to ...
a product name for a range of toy lorries/trucks produced by the US company Hasbro, Inc. They have been made for more than 50 years, first in metal and later in plastic, and are ...
/ton"kin", tong"-/, n. 1. a former state in N French Indochina, now part of Vietnam. 2. Gulf of, an arm of the South China Sea, W of Hainan. 300 mi. (485 km) long. Also, ...
Tonkin, Gulf of
Arm of the South China Sea, between northern Vietnam and Hainan Island, China. It is 300 mi (500 km) long and 150 mi (250 km) wide. In 1964 the Vietnamese reportedly fired on ...
See Tonkin. * * *
Tonle Sap
/ton"lay sahp'/ a lake in W Cambodia, draining into the Mekong River. * * * Lake, western Cambodia. The largest freshwater body in mainland Southeast Asia, it receives several ...
Ton·le Sap (tŏnʹlā săpʹ, säpʹ) A lake of central Cambodia. It is the largest lake in southeast Asia. * * *
/tun"lit/, n. Armor. a skirt of plates. Also called lamboy. [ < F tonnelet keg, MF, prob. dim. of tonel cask (see TUNNEL) from its resemblance to staves] * * *
tonnage. * * *
/tun"ij/, n. 1. the capacity of a merchant vessel, expressed either in units of weight, as deadweight tons, or of volume, as gross tons. 2. ships collectively considered with ...
tonnage and poundage
▪ English history       customs duties granted since medieval times to the English crown by Parliament. Tonnage was a fixed subsidy on each tun (cask) of wine imported, ...
tonnage deck
Naut. 1. the upper deck in a vessel with only two decks. 2. the second deck above the inner bottom in a vessel with more than two decks. [1885-90] * * *
/tun/, n. See metric ton. [1900-05; < F; see TON1] * * *
/tu noh"/, n., pl. tonneaus, tonneaux /-nohz"/. 1. a rear part or compartment of an automobile body, containing seats for passengers. 2. a complete automobile body having such a ...
/tun"euhr/, n. something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination): The sailboat was a twelve-tonner. [1850-55; in parasynthetic compounds formed from TON1 and a ...
/tue"nees/, n. Ferdinand /ferdd"dee nahnt'/, 1855-1936, German sociologist. * * *
Tönnies, Ferdinand (Julius)
or Ferdinand (Julius) Toennies born July 26, 1855, near Oldenswort, Schleswig died April 9, 1936, Kiel, Ger. German sociologist. From 1881 he taught principally at the ...
a combining form with the meanings "stretching," "tension," "tone," used in the formation of compound words: tonometer. [ < Gk tón(os) (see TONE) + -O-] * * *
—tonometric /ton'euh me"trik, toh'neuh-/, adj. —tonometry, n. /toh nom"i teuhr/, n. 1. an instrument for measuring the frequencies of tones, as a tuning fork or a graduated ...
See tonometer. * * *
See tonometric. * * *
/ton"euh plast', toh"neuh-/, n. Bot. a membrane separating a vacuole from the surrounding cytoplasm in a plant cell. [1885-90; TONO- + -PLAST] * * *
(Greek: “tightening”),plural  Tonoi,         concept in ancient Greek music, pertaining to the placement of scale patterns at different pitches and closely ...
➡ imperial system * * *
—tonsillar, tonsilar, tonsillary /ton"seuh ler'ee/, adj. /ton"seuhl/, n. Anat. a prominent oval mass of lymphoid tissue on each side of the throat. [1595-1605; < L tonsillae ...
See tonsil. * * *
/ton'seuh lek"teuh mee/, n., pl. tonsillectomies. Surg. the operation of excising or removing one or both tonsils. [1900-05; < L tonsill(ae) tonsils + -ECTOMY] * * *
See tonsillitis. * * *
—tonsillitic /ton'seuh lit"ik/, adj. /ton'seuh luy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of a tonsil or the tonsils. [1795-1805; < L tonsill(ae) tonsils + -ITIS] * * * Inflammatory ...
tonsillo- or tonsill- pref. Tonsil: tonsillectomy.   [From Latin tōnsillae, tonsils. See tonsil.] * * *
/ton'seuh lot"euh mee/, n., pl. tonsillotomies. Surg. incision or excision of a portion of a tonsil. [1895-1900; < L tonsill(ae) tonsils + -O- + -TOMY] * * *
Tonson, Jacob
▪ British publisher born 1656? died April 2, 1736, Ledbury, Eng.       publisher in London who issued (1697) John Dryden (Dryden, John)'s translation of Virgil, ...
/ton sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-/, adj. of or pertaining to a barber or barbering: the tonsorial shop. [1805-15; < L tonsori(us) of shaving (tond(ere) to shave + -torius -TORY1, with ...
/ton"sheuhr/, n., v., tonsured, tonsuring. n. 1. the act of cutting the hair or shaving the head. 2. the shaving of the head or of some part of it as a religious practice or ...
/ton"teen, ton teen"/, n. 1. an annuity scheme in which subscribers share a common fund with the benefit of survivorship, the survivors' shares being increased as the subscribers ...
the Native-American friend of the Lone Ranger. * * * ▪ fictional character       twentieth-century American radio and television character, companion of the Lone ...
Tonto National Monument
▪ cliff dwellings, Arizona, United States       cliff dwellings located in the Tonto Basin of southeastern Arizona, U.S. They lie 110 miles (175 km) east of Phoenix, ...
Tonty, Henri de
▪ French explorer Tonty also spelled  Tonti   born 1650?, Gaeta [Italy] died September 1704, Fort Louis, Louisiana [now in Alabama, U.S.]       Italian-born explorer ...
/toh"neuhs/, n. Physiol. a normal state of continuous slight tension in muscle tissue that facilitates its response to stimulation. [1875-80; < NL, special use of L tonus < Gk ...
/toh"nee/, adj., tonier, toniest. Informal. high-toned; stylish: a tony nightclub. [1875-80, Amer.; TONE + -Y1] * * * (as used in expressions) Bennett Tony Blair Tony Curtis ...
/toh"nee/, n., pl. Tonys. one of a group of awards made annually by the American Theatre Wing, a professional school for the performing arts, for achievements in theatrical ...
Tony Awards
Annual awards for distinguished achievement in the U.S. theatre. Named for the actress-producer Antoinette (Tony) Perry (1888–1946), the annual awards were established in 1947 ...
Tony Benn
➡ Benn * * *
Tony Blair
➡ Blair * * *
Tony Blair: A 10-Year Retrospective
▪ 2008 by Tom Gallagher    On May 10, 2007—almost exactly 10 years after he became Britain's youngest prime minister since the Napoleonic wars—Tony Blair announced ...
Tony Curtis
➡ Curtis * * *
Tony Hancock
➡ Hancock (III) * * *
Tony Harrison
➡ Harrison (II) * * *
Tony McCoy
➡ McCoy * * *
Tonya [tän′yə, tōn′yə] n. a feminine name: dim. Toni; var. Tonia: see ANTONIA * * *
/tooh/, adv. 1. in addition; also; furthermore; moreover: young, clever, and rich too. 2. to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right: too sick ...
/tooh"tooh"/, Informal. adj. 1. excessively and tastelessly affected: The movie was simply too-too. adv. 2. in an excessively and tastelessly affected manner. [1890-95; orig. ...
/toohd'l ooh"/, interj. Informal. good-bye; so long. [1905-10; perh. toodle (var. of dial. tootle to TODDLE) + -oo interjection] * * *
/tooh el"euh/, n. a town in NW Utah. 14,335. * * * ▪ Utah, United States       city, seat of Tooele county, north-central Utah, U.S. It lies 32 miles (52 km) southwest ...
/took/, v. 1. pt. of take. 2. Nonstandard. a pp. of take. * * *
Took, Barry
▪ 2003       British stand-up comic and comedy writer (b. June 19, 1928, London, Eng.—d. March 31, 2002, London), wrote zany, anarchic comedy shows for BBC radio and ...
/took/, n. (John) Horne /hawrn/, 1736-1812, English politician and philologist. * * *
Tooke, John Horne
▪ British politician original name  John Horne   born June 25, 1736, London, Eng. died March 18, 1812, Wimbledon, Surrey  radical politician, one of the most effective ...
Tooke, Thomas
▪ British financier and economist born Feb. 29, 1774, Kronshtadt, near St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 26, 1858, London, Eng.       British financier and economist who ...
—tooler, n. —toolless, adj. /toohl/, n. 1. an implement, esp. one held in the hand, as a hammer, saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations. 2. any ...
tool and die making
Industrial art of manufacturing stamping dies, plastics molds, and jigs and fixtures to be used in the mass production of solid objects. The making of dies for punch presses ...
tool engineering
—tool engineer. the branch of engineering having to do with planning the tooling and processes required for manufacturing certain products, with the design and manufacture of ...
tool post
an upright for holding a lathe tool. [1860-65] * * *
tool steel
any of various high-carbon steels capable of being hardened and tempered to meet special requirements for machining, etc. * * * Specialty steels that are produced in small ...
tool subject
Educ. a subject that, when mastered, equips students with a skill useful in studying other subjects: Grammar is a tool subject for English composition. [1920-25] * * *
tool·bar (to͞olʹbär') n. A row of icons on a computer screen that activate commands or functions when clicked. * * *
/toohl"boks'/, n. 1. a box or case in which tools are kept. 2. an attached mechanism, as on planing machines or lathes, that carries the cutting tools. [1835-45; TOOL + BOX1] * * ...
/toohl"hed'/, n. Mach. a toolholder that is attached to a machine tool and can be adjusted to orient the tool in various positions. [TOOL + HEAD] * * *
/toohl"hohl'deuhr/, n. a device for holding a tool or tools. [1875-80; TOOL + HOLDER] * * *
/toohl"hows'/, n., pl. toolhouses /-how'ziz/. toolshed. [1810-20; TOOL + HOUSE] * * *
/tooh"ling/, n. 1. work done with a tool or tools; tooled ornamentation, as on wood, stone, or leather. 2. Mach. a. a number of tools, as in a particular factory. b. the planning ...
—toolmaking, n. /toohl"may'keuhr/, n. a machinist skilled in the building and reconditioning of tools, jigs, and related devices used in a machine shop. [1835-45; TOOL + ...
See toolmaker. * * *
/toohl"roohm', -room'/, n. a room, as in a machine shop, in which tools are stored, repaired, produced, etc. [1875-80; TOOL + ROOM] * * *
/toohl"shed'/, n. a small building where tools are stored, often in the backyard of a house. Also called toolhouse. [1830-40; TOOL + SHED1] * * *
/toohm/, Scot. and North Eng. adj. 1. empty; vacant. v.t. 2. to empty or drain (a vessel), esp. by drinking the contents. [bef. 900; ME tome (adj.), OE tom; c. ON tomr] * * *
/toohmz/, n. Robert, 1810-85, U.S. lawyer, orator, and Confederate statesman and army officer. * * *
Toombs, Robert A
▪ American politician born , July 2, 1810, Wilkes County, Ga., U.S. died Dec. 15, 1885, Washington, Ga.  American Southern antebellum politician who turned ardently ...
Toombs, Robert A(ugustus)
born , July 2, 1810, Wilkes county, Ga., U.S. died Dec. 15, 1885, Washington, Ga. U.S. politician. He was a plantation owner and a lawyer. He served in the U.S. House of ...
/tooh"meuhr/, n. Jean, 1894-1967, U.S. writer. * * *
Toomer, Jean
orig. Nathan Eugene Toomer born Dec. 26, 1894, Washington, D.C., U.S. died March 30, 1967, Doylestown, Pa. U.S. poet and novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. He taught briefly ...
toon1 /toohn/, n. 1. an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc. 2. the wood itself. [1800-10; < Hindi ...
Toonerville trolley
/tooh"neuhr vil'/ a dilapidated, outmoded trolley line or railway. [after the train in the comic strip Toonerville Trolley by U.S. cartoonist Fontaine T. Fox (1884-1964)] * * *
/tooh"nee/, n. twoonie. * * *
toot1 —tooter, n. /tooht/, v.i. 1. (of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound. 2. to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like. 3. to ...
See toot. * * *
—toothlike, adj. /toohth/, n., pl. teeth, v., toothed /toohtht, toohdhd/, toothing /tooh"thing, -dhing/. n. 1. (in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usually ...
tooth and nail
with all one's resources or energy; fiercely: We fought tooth and nail but lost. [1525-35] * * *
tooth ax
an ax for dressing stone, having two serrated edges. * * *
tooth chisel
Masonry. a stonecutter's chisel having a toothed edge. * * *
tooth decay.
See dental caries. * * *
tooth fairy
a fairy credited with leaving a child money or a small gift in exchange for a baby tooth that has fallen out and been placed under the child's pillow at night. * * *
tooth fungus
any of various mushrooms of the family Hydnaceae (and, in some classifications, allied families), having on the underside of the cap numerous conical spines rather than gills or ...
tooth powder
a dentifrice in the form of a powder. [1535-45] * * *
tooth rash
Pathol. strophulus. * * *
tooth shell
1. any marine mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, having a curved, tapering shell that is open at both ends. 2. the shell itself. Also called tusk shell. [1705-15] * * *
tooth squeeze
▪ pathology also called  Aerodontalgia,         pain caused by the expansion or contraction of air beneath the filling of a tooth when pressure within the mouth ...
—toothachy, adj. /toohth"ayk'/, n. a pain in or about a tooth. [bef. 1050; ME tothache, OE tothaece, tothece. See TOOTH, ACHE] * * *
toothache tree.
See prickly ash (def. 1). [1720-30, Amer.] * * *
toothache tree n. An aromatic North American shrub or tree (Zanthoxylum americanum) whose dried bark has medicinal uses. Also called Northern prickly ash. * * *
toothand nail
tooth and nail adv. With every available resource; with unrelenting effort: “Bureaucrats would correctly see this as a curb on their power and would fight tooth and nail ...
/toohth"brush'/, n. a small brush with a long handle, for cleaning the teeth. [1645-55; TOOTH + BRUSH1] * * *
/toohth"brush'ing/, n. the act or method of cleaning the teeth with a toothbrush. [1915-20; TOOTHBRUSH + -ING1] * * *
toothed [to͞otht, to͞othd] adj. 1. having (a specified kind or number of) teeth: often used in hyphenated compounds [big-toothed] 2. notched; indented * * * toothed ...
toothed whale
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc. Cf. whalebone whale. [1835-45] * * * Common term for members of ...
toothed whale n. Any of various whales of the suborder Odontoceti, having numerous conical teeth. * * *
tooth fairy n. A fairy supposed to leave money under a child's pillow in place of a baby tooth that has just fallen out. * * *
See toothy. * * *
—toothlessly, adv. —toothlessness, n. /toohth"lis/, adj. 1. lacking teeth. 2. without a serrated edge, as a saw. 3. lacking in force or sharpness; dull; ineffectual: a ...
See toothless. * * *
See toothlessly. * * *
/toohth"payst'/, n. a dentifrice in the form of paste. [1825-35, Amer.; TOOTH + PASTE] * * *
/toohth"pik'/, n. a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing substances, esp. food particles, from between the teeth. [1480-90; TOOTH + PICK2] * * *
tooth·pow·der (to͞othʹpou'dər) n. Powder for cleaning teeth. * * *
tooth shell n. Any of various burrowing marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda, having a long, tapering, slightly curved tubular shell. Also called scaphopod, tusk shell. * * *
—toothsomely, adv. —toothsomeness, n. /toohth"seuhm/, adj. 1. pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish. 2. pleasing or desirable, as fame or power. 3. voluptuous; ...
See toothsome. * * *
See toothsomely. * * *
/toohth"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. 1. a European plant, Lathraea squamaria, of the broomrape family, having a rootstock covered with toothlike scales. 2. Also called pepperroot. any of ...
—toothily, adv. —toothiness, n. /tooh"thee, -dhee/, adj., toothier, toothiest. 1. having or displaying conspicuous teeth: a toothy smile. 2. savory; appetizing; toothsome. 3. ...
—tootler, n. /tooht"l/, v., tootled, tootling, n. v.i. 1. to toot gently or repeatedly on a flute or the like. 2. to move or proceed in a leisurely way. n. 3. the sound made by ...
/toots/, n. Slang. an affectionate or familiar term of address; honey; baby (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., esp. by a male ...
Toots and the Maytals
▪ Jamaican music group also called  the Maytals        highly popular Jamaican vocal ensemble of the 1960s and '70s, one of the great reggae groups. The members were ...
tootsie1 /toot"see/, n. Slang. 1. a sweetheart; darling. 2. a prostitute. [1900-05; of uncert. orig.] tootsie2 /toot"see/, n. Slang. tootsy. * * *
Tootsie Roll{™}
n a US chocolate candy bar that takes several minutes to chew. It was created in 1896 by Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian who had settled in New York, and named after his daughter. ...
/toot"see/, n., pl. tootsies. Slang. a foot. [1850-55; appar. expressive var. of FOOTSY] * * *
/toot"see woot"see/, n., pl. tootsy-wootsies. Slang. tootsie1. [1895-1900; redupl. of TOOTSY] * * *
/teuh woom"beuh/, n. a city in SE Queensland, in E Australia. 63,401. * * * ▪ Queensland, Australia       city, southeastern Queensland, Australia, on the Great ...
top1 /top/, n., adj., v., topped, topping. n. 1. the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. 2. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything. 3. ...
Top 10 Species Landed, 1993, Table
▪ Table In order of tonnage Species Metric tons Anchoveta 8,299,944 Alaskan pollock ...
Top 20 Species Landed, 1995
▪ Table Top 20 Species Landed, 1995 In order of tonnage   Species Metric tons Anchoveta 8,644,576 Chilean jack mackerel 4,955,186 Alaska pollock 4,687,718 Silver ...
Top 40
1. (sometimes l.c.) the 40 most popular or best-selling recordings, songs, etc., within a stated time period. 2. pertaining to, designating, or being the Top 40. Also, Top Forty, ...
top banana
Slang. 1. a leading comedian in musical comedy, burlesque, vaudeville, etc.: For many years he was top banana on the circuit. 2. the chief person in a group or ...
top billing
Theat. the first or most prominent position in a list of actors or entertainers, as on a marquee or screen. [1940-45] * * *
top boot
a high boot, esp. one having a cuff of a different material, color, etc., from the rest of the boot. [1760-70] * * *
top brass
Informal. brass (def. 5). [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
top dog
—top-dog, adj. 1. a person, group, or nation that has acquired a position of highest authority. 2. the winner of a competition or rivalry; champion: He was determined to be top ...
top dollar
Informal. the maximum amount being or likely to be paid: to pay top dollar for the jewelry. * * *
top drawer
—top-drawer, adj. the highest level in rank, excellence, or importance: a musician strictly out of the top drawer. [1900-05] * * *
top dressing
—top dresser. 1. a dressing of manure on the surface of land. 2. the action of one who top-dresses. 3. a top layer of gravel, crushed rock, etc., on a roadway. [1755-65] * * *
top flight
—topflight, top-flight, adj. —topflighter, top-flighter, n. the highest or most outstanding level, as in achievement or development: students in the top flight of their ...
top grafting
Hort. grafting in the top, as of a tree, in order to replace existing branches with those of a more desired variety or form. [1895-1900] * * *
Top Gun
the US film (1986) that made Tom Cruise an international star. He plays the part of an aggressive student pilot at Top Gun, the US Navy Fighter Weapons School at San Diego, ...
top hat
a tall, cylindrical hat with a stiff brim usually slightly curved on the sides, worn by men esp. on formal occasions. Cf. beaver1 (def. 4), opera hat, silk hat. [1800-10] * * *
top kick
Mil. Slang. a first sergeant. [1925-30] * * *
top loader
a machine or appliance, as a washing machine, loaded and unloaded through an opening in the top (distinguished from front loader). Also top-loader. [1965-70] * * *
top moss
▪ plant also called  urn moss   a common species of urn moss formerly known as P. turbinatum. The common name derives from the top-shaped capsules, which open by a small ...
Top of the Pops
(abbr TOTP) a British pop music programme, shown every week on BBC television. Singers and groups that have made new records perform on the programme and videos are shown. The ...
top quark
Physics. a heavy quark having electric charge 2/3 times the elementary charge. Also called t quark, truth quark. [1975-80] * * *
top round
a cut of beef taken from inside the round, which is below the rump and above the upper leg. Cf. bottom round. [1900-05] * * *
top sergeant
Mil. Slang. a first sergeant. [1915-20] * * *
top shell
▪ gastropod family       any marine snail of the family Trochidae (subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda), characterized by a spiral, conical shell. Although top ...
top slicing
Mining. mining of thick orebodies in a series of stopes from top to bottom, the roof being caved with its timbers as each stope is exhausted. * * *
top ten
1. the ten most popular songs, records, movies, etc., during a specific period. 2. the ten best or highest ranked persons, places, or items in a group or category. 3. Also, ...
top timber
Naut. a timber forming the upper, straighter portion of a frame in a wooden hull. [1620-30] * * *
top yeast
yeast that rises to the surface as froth during fermentation. Also called surface yeast. * * *
var. of topo- before a vowel: toponym. * * *
☆ Top-40 or Top-Forty [täp′fôrt′ē ] adj. of or relating to the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent [Top-40 radio] * * *
See top dog. * * *
/top"down"/, adj. Computers. See under structured programming. [1960-65] * * *
top-drawer [täp′drôr′] adj. of first importance, privilege, etc. * * * top-drawer (tŏpʹdrôrʹ) adj. Of the highest importance, rank, privilege, or merit. * * *
/top"dres'/, v.t., top-dressed or top-drest, top-dressing. to manure (land) on the surface. [1725-35; TOP1 + DRESS] * * *
top-dressing [täp′dres΄iŋ] n. 1. material applied to a surface, as fertilizer on land or crops, or stones on a road 2. the applying of such material top-dress vt. * * *
top-flight [täp′flīt′] adj. Informal best; first-rate * * *
top-hamper [täp′ham΄pər] n. 1. the upper masts, spars, and rigging of a sailing ship, usually kept aloft 2. rigging, spars, etc. not needed immediately and an encumbrance ...
/top"hat"/, adj. of or pertaining to polite or fashionable society. [1890-95; adj. use of TOP HAT] * * *
See top-heavy. * * *
—top-heavily, adv. —top-heaviness, n. /top"hev'ee/, adj. 1. having the top disproportionately heavy; liable to fall from too great weight above. 2. relatively much heavier or ...
/top"hohl"/, adj. Brit. Slang. first-rate. [1895-1900; TOP1 + HOLE] * * *
/top"lev"euhl/, adj. at a high level: a top-level conference. * * *
☆ top-notch [täp′näch′ ] adj. Informal first-rate; excellent * * * top-notch or top·notch (tŏpʹnŏchʹ) adj. Informal First-rate; excellent. * * *
/top"euhv dheuh luyn"/, adj. being the best and usually the most expensive of its kind: The company previewed its top-of-the-line carpeting. * * *
/top"awf', -of'/, n. Australian Slang. a person who informs on another, often as if by accident or as a joke. [1940-45; n. use of v. phrase top off to inform (on someone)] * * *
/top"see"krit/, adj. (of information, a document, etc.) 1. bearing the classification top-secret, the highest level of classified information. 2. limited to persons authorized to ...
/top"suy'deuhr/, Trademark. a brand of casual shoe with a nonskid sole, designed esp. for wear on boats. * * *
—topazine /toh"peuh zeen', -zin/, adj. /toh"paz/, n. 1. a mineral, a fluosilicate of aluminum, usually occurring in prismatic orthorhombic crystals of various colors, and used ...
topaz quartz
citrine (def. 2). * * *
topazolite [tō paz′ə līt΄] n. 〚< Gr topazos, topaz + -LITE〛 a yellow to greenish variety of andradite garnet * * * to·paz·o·lite (tə-păzʹə-līt') n. A ...
top banana n. Slang 1. The main comic in a burlesque show. 2. The head person, as of a group or project.   [So called from the presentation of a banana to the comedian who has ...
top boot n. A high boot usually having its upper part made of a different material or with leather of a contrasting color or texture. * * *
/top"kas'euhl, -kah'seuhl/, n. a large fighting top used in medieval ships. [1300-50; ME top-castel. See TOP1, CASTLE] * * *
/top"koht'/, n. 1. a lightweight overcoat. 2. the coat of paint applied last to a surface. v.t. 3. to apply the topcoat to (a surface). [1810-20; TOP1 + COAT] * * *
top dog n. Slang One considered to have the dominant position or highest authority, especially as a result of a competitive victory.   topʹ-dogʹ (tŏpʹdôgʹ, -dŏgʹ) adj. * ...
top dollar n. The highest amount being paid for a commodity or service: paid top dollar for the tickets. * * *
top dressing n. 1. A covering of loose gravel on a road. 2. A covering of fertilizer spread on soil without being plowed under. * * *
tope1 /tohp/, v., toped, toping. v.i. 1. to drink alcoholic liquor habitually and to excess. v.t. 2. to drink (liquor) habitually and to excess. [1645-55; var. of obs. top to ...
/teuh pek"teuh mee/, n., pl. topectomies. Surg. excision of part of the cerebral cortex for the relief of unmanageable pain or esp. as a treatment for certain mental ...
/toh pee", toh"pee/, n. (in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant. Also, topi. [1825-35; < Hindi topi hat] * * *
/teuh pee"keuh/, n. a city in and the capital of Kansas, in the NE part, on the Kansas River. 115,266. * * * I City (pop., 2000: 122,377), capital of Kansas, U.S. Situated on ...
Topeka Constitution
(1855) Resolution to establish an antislavery territorial government in Kansas. To counter the proslavery government established after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, ...
/too pay"lee euhs/, n. Zakarias /sah'kah rddee"ahs/, 1818-98, Finnish poet and novelist. * * *
Topelius, Zacharias
▪ Finnish author born Jan. 14, 1818, Kuddnäs, Russian Finland died March 12, 1898, Helsinki  the father of the Finnish historical novel. His works, written in Swedish, are ...
/toh"peuhr/, n. a hard drinker or chronic drunkard. [1665-75; TOPE1 + -ER1] * * *
top·flight (tŏpʹflītʹ) adj. Informal First-rate; excellent. * * *
/top"fool"/, adj. full to the utmost; brimful. [1545-55; TOP1 + FULL1] * * *
topgallant [täp΄gal′ənt; ] naut. [ tə gal′ənt] adj. 1. designating or of a mast, sail, spar, etc. situated above the topmast and below the royal mast on a sailing ...
topgallant forecastle
/top'gal"euhnt/; Naut. /teuh gal"euhnt/, Naut. a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; forecastle deck. [1830-40] * * *
topgallant mast
Naut. a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel. [1505-15] * * *

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