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Talbot Tweet Definition of Talbot Like Definition of Talbot on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname thought to be of Germanic origin
  2. An earldom in the British peerage
  3. A brand of English motor car
Tan Tweet Definition of Tan Like Definition of Tan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.
Tanner Tweet Definition of Tanner Like Definition of Tanner on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An occupational surname for a tanner.
  2. (given name, male), modern transferred use of the surname.
Taylor Tweet Definition of Taylor Like Definition of Taylor on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
  3. (given name, female) popular in the 1990s and 2000s.
Teach Tweet Definition of Teach Like Definition of Teach on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Schoolchild's ill-advised nickname for a teacher.
I'm not in trouble again, am I Teach?
tedder Tweet Definition of tedder Like Definition of tedder on Facebook
  1. A machine for stirring and spreading hay, to expedite its drying.
teller Tweet Definition of teller Like Definition of teller on Facebook
  1. A person who tells stories
  2. (context, chiefly, US) a bank clerk who receives and pays out money
  3. An automated teller machine
  4. A person who counts the votes in an election
temple Tweet Definition of temple Like Definition of temple on Facebook
  1. The region of the skull on either side of the forehead.
  2. A building for worship.
"A temple of Zeus."
  1. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  2. (French), Sometimes used to describe a protestant church in French-speaking nations.
  3. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  4. Something of importance; something attended to.
My body is my temple.
  1. (Ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
  2. (obsolete) a body
Tennyson Tweet Definition of Tennyson Like Definition of Tennyson on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson)
  1. An English surname
  2. Alfred Tennyson, English poet and playwright
Terence Tweet Definition of Terence Like Definition of Terence on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ), popular in the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century.
Teresa Tweet Definition of Teresa Like Definition of Teresa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ), borrowed from the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa. Diminutives: Terri, Terry, Tess, Tessa.
Terry Tweet Definition of Terry Like Definition of Terry on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname from the medieval Norman given name Thierry, cognate of Derek.
  1. (given name, male, ), from the surname, or a diminutive of Terence or of any of its alternative forms.
  2. (given name, female, from Greek, ), diminutive of Teresa or any of its alternative forms.
tesla Tweet Definition of tesla Like Definition of tesla on Facebook
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of magnetic flux density or magnetic inductivity. Symbol: T
Thackeray Tweet Definition of Thackeray Like Definition of Thackeray on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English habitational surname from a place in Yorkshire
  2. w:William Makepeace Thackeray, William Makepeace Thackeray English novelist
thatch Tweet Definition of thatch Like Definition of thatch on Facebook
  1. Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
  2. A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
  3. A buildup of cut grass, stolons or other material on the soil in a lawn.
verb (thatch, es)
  1. cover the roof with straw, reed, leaves, etc.
Thatcher Tweet Definition of Thatcher Like Definition of Thatcher on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English occupational surname for someone who covered roofs in straw
  2. w:Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher British Prime Minister
Thomas Tweet Definition of Thomas Like Definition of Thomas on Facebook
  1. (derogatory) An infidel (used by Christians in reference to the Apostle mentioned above not believing that Jesus had risen from the dead).
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) of biblical origin.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.
Thompson Tweet Definition of Thompson Like Definition of Thompson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a British surname, variant of Thomson, originally meaning son of Thomas
Thomson Tweet Definition of Thomson Like Definition of Thomson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a British surname, variant of Thompson, originally meaning son of Thomas. Being derived from Thomas ultimately gives this surname an Aramaic derivation - teoma 'twin'.
Thornton Tweet Definition of Thornton Like Definition of Thornton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several placenames in England and Scotland
  2. An English and Scottish habitational surname from these places
Thorpe Tweet Definition of Thorpe Like Definition of Thorpe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A common surname.
Tiffany Tweet Definition of Tiffany Like Definition of Tiffany on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A northern English surname.
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ),of modern usage, associated with Tiffany jewelry store.
Tilly Tweet Definition of Tilly Like Definition of Tilly on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), pet form of Matilda.
ting Tweet Definition of ting Like Definition of ting on Facebook
  1. The sound of small metallic bell
  1. To make a ting sound
When the food was ready, the bell tinged
titian Tweet Definition of titian Like Definition of titian on Facebook
  1. (colour) a bright auburn colour, tinted with gold.
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  1. (colour) of a bright auburn colour, tinted with gold.
Todd Tweet Definition of Todd Like Definition of Todd on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname
  2. (given name, male)
Togo Tweet Definition of Togo Like Definition of Togo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Togolese Republic.
Tolkien Tweet Definition of Tolkien Like Definition of Tolkien on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname
town Tweet Definition of town Like Definition of town on Facebook
  1. a settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government.
Travers Tweet Definition of Travers Like Definition of Travers on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname, possibly of Irish origin
tree Tweet Definition of tree Like Definition of tree on Facebook
  1. A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
  2. any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
  3. An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hook, hooks or storage platform, platforms.
He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
  1. A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
  1. The structural frame of a saddle.
  2. (graphtheory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
  3. (comptheory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
  4. A display or listing of entries or element, elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.
We"ll show it as a tree list.
  1. Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
  2. The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
verb (tree, d)
  1. (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
The dog treed the cat.
trench Tweet Definition of trench Like Definition of trench on Facebook
  1. A long, narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground, especially in warfare.
  2. (archaeology) an area within a site excavated for archaeological investigation.
  1. (informal) A trench coat.
    • 1999 April 22, daSage <[email protected]>, "Re: holy mother of god! WTF??",, Usenet,
    • :I don't think that they should ban the coats, but I do feel that it would be fairly insensitive for one to wear a to (Denver) schools, at least for the remainder of the school year.
    • 1999 April 24, Xiphias Gladius <[email protected]>, "Re: trenchcoat mafia", ne.general.selected, Usenet,
    • :I was the first person in my high school to wear a and fedora constantly, and Ben was one of the first to wear a black .
    • 2007, Nina Garcia, The Little Black Book of Style, HarperCollins?, as excerpted in w:Elle, Elle, October 2007, page 138,
    • :A classic can work in any kind of weather and goes well with almost anything....
verb (trench, es)
  1. Usually with 'upon', to invade, usually regarding the rights or the exclusive authority of another.
1640: w:Ben Jonson, Ben Jonson, Underwoods, page 68:
  • Shee is the Judge, Thou Executioner, Or if thou needs would'st upon her power, Thou mightst have yet enjoy'd thy crueltie, With some more thrift, and more varietie.
1949: w:Charles Austin Beard, Charles Austin Beard, American Government and Politics, page 16:
  • He could make what laws he pleased, as long as those laws did not upon property rights.
  • 2005: Carl von Clausewitz, J. J. Graham, On War, page 261:
  • ... our ideas, therefore, must upon the province of tactics.
    Trollope Tweet Definition of Trollope Like Definition of Trollope on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. w:Anthony Trollope, Anthony Trollope 1815-1882, English novelist.
    2. w:Frances Trollope, Frances Trollope 1780-1863, English writer.
    3. w:Joanna Trollope, Joanna Trollope 1943-, English novelist.
    truth Tweet Definition of truth Like Definition of truth on Facebook
    1. (archaic) The state or quality of being true to someone or something; faithfulness, fidelity.
    Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.
    1. (obsolete) A pledge of loyalty or faith.
    2. Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.
    There was some in his statement that he had no other choice.
    1. True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.
    The is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.
    1. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or "genuine" reality.
    Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to .
      • 1820: Beauty is , truth beauty, - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. " John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
        1. Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.
        Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.
      • 1813: It is a universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. " Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
    Tucker Tweet Definition of Tucker Like Definition of Tucker on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A south-western English occupational surname; equivalent to Fuller.
    2. (given name, male), modern transferred use of the surname.
    Tudor Tweet Definition of Tudor Like Definition of Tudor on Facebook
    1. A monarch of the British royal family during the sixteenth century. Specifically, King Henry VII and Henry VIII or one of his three children who ascended the throne
    2. A style of dress popular in Britain during the sixteenth century
    1. Pertaining to the British monarchs of the sixteenth century
    2. Pertaining to the period of British history ruled by King Henry VII, Henry VIII and the children of Henry VIII
    3. (architecture) In the style of English buildings of the sixteenth century; using exposed wooden beams on the exterior
    Turner Tweet Definition of Turner Like Definition of Turner on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English and Scottish occupational surname
    tutu Tweet Definition of tutu Like Definition of tutu on Facebook
    1. A ballet skirt made of layered stiff but light netting.
    The ballet dancers representing the swans wore a white .
    tweed Tweet Definition of tweed Like Definition of tweed on Facebook
    noun (plural tweeds)
    1. a coarse woolen fabric used for clothing
    Tyler Tweet Definition of Tyler Like Definition of Tyler on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An occupational surname for a tiler.
    2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.

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