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taenia Tweet Definition of taenia Like Definition of taenia on Facebook
noun
  1. a ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece
  1. (architecture) a band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order
  2. (anatomy) any ribbon-like band of tissue
  3. (biology) a tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia
tatami Tweet Definition of tatami Like Definition of tatami on Facebook
noun
  1. straw matting, in a standard size, used as a floor covering in Japanese houses
terminal Tweet Definition of terminal Like Definition of terminal on Facebook
noun
  1. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  2. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  3. In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.
  4. An electric contact on a battery.
  5. In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  6. In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
  7. A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
adjective
  1. Fatal, resulting in death.
  2. Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object.
  3. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.
terrace Tweet Definition of terrace Like Definition of terrace on Facebook
noun
  1. A platform that extends outwards from a building.
  2. A raised, flat-topped bank of earth with sloping sides, especially one of a series for farming or leisure; a similar natural area of ground, often next to a river.
  3. A row of residential houses with no gaps between them; a group of row houses.
  4. (in plural, mostly, British) The standing area at a football ground.
verb (terrac, ing)
  1. To provide something with a terrace.
  2. To form something into a terrace.
thrust Tweet Definition of thrust Like Definition of thrust on Facebook
noun
  1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
  1. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his and yelled, "Thief!"
  1. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
  1. (figurative) The primary effort; the goal.
Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main was really sex education.
verb (inf=to thrust, thrusts, thrusting, thrust)
  1. (intransitive) To make advance with force
    1. Noun, force.
    We at the enemy with our forces.
    1. (transitive) To force
  2. Verb, force something upon someone.
I asked her not to the responsibility on me.
  1. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
He his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.
thumb Tweet Definition of thumb Like Definition of thumb on Facebook
noun
  1. The short thick digit of the human hand that has the most mobility and can be made to oppose (moved to touch) all of the other fingers.
  2. (computing) The part of a slider that may be moved up and down or along the slider.
verb
  1. (transitive) To touch with the .
  2. (transitive) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.
I thumbed through the book and decided not to bother reading it all.
tract house Tweet Definition of tract house Like Definition of tract house on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, tract housing)
  1. Any of many houses, of a similar (if not identical) plan and design, built on a tract of land
trefoil Tweet Definition of trefoil Like Definition of trefoil on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several plants of the pea family, having compound, trifoliate leaves; especially one of the genus Trifolium
  2. a symbol having the shape of such leaves, especially when used as an architectural ornament
triumphal arch Tweet Definition of triumphal arch Like Definition of triumphal arch on Facebook
noun
  1. a monumental arch that commemorates a victory
Tuscan Tweet Definition of Tuscan Like Definition of Tuscan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a person from or inhabitant of Tuscany
adjective
  1. Of or relating to Tuscany or its inhabitants.

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