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take Tweet Definition of take Like Definition of take on Facebook
  1. An act of taking.
  2. Something that is taken.
  3. A profit or reward.
He wants half of the if he helps with the job.
  1. An interpretation or view.
What"s your on this issue, Fred?
  1. (film) An attempt to record a scene.
It"s a .
Act seven, scene three, two.
  1. (rugby) A catch.
  2. (acting) A facial gesture in response to an event.
I did a when I saw the new car in the driveway.
  1. (cricket) a catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper
verb (takes, taking, took, taken)
  1. To grasp with the hands.
  2. To grab and move to oneself.
I"ll that plate off the table.
  1. To get into one's possession.
  2. (military) To gain a position by force.
After a bloody battle, they were able to the city.
  1. To have sex with forcefully, possibly without consent.
The rapist took his victims in dark alleys.
  1. To carry, particularly to a particular destination.
I'll the plate with me.
  1. To choose.
I'll the blue plates.
  1. To support or carry without failing or breaking.
That truck bed will only two tons.
  1. To endure or cope with.
I can the noise, but I can't take the smell.
  1. (baseball) To not swing at a pitch
He"ll probably this one.
  1. To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
I aspirin every day to thin my blood.
  1. (italbrac, Usually with "for") To assume or interpret to be.
Do you me for a fool?
I it you're not going?''
  1. To enroll (in a class, or a course of study)
I plan to math, physics, literature and flower arrangment this semester.
  1. To participate in, undergo (a test or exam).
Aren't you supposed to your math final today?
  1. (climbing) To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.
  1. To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)
Don't try to that guy. He's bigger than you.
  1. To stick, persist, thrive or remain.
I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't .
  1. (cricket) To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
  2. (impersonal) To require.
Looks like it's gonna a taller person to get that down.
It takes a village to raise a child.
  1. (transitive) To require.
You'll need to your textbook with you to every class.
  1. To last an amount of time.
I estimate the trip will about ten minutes.
taproot Tweet Definition of taproot Like Definition of taproot on Facebook
  1. a long tapering root possessed by many plants (such as carrots and dandelions)
tassel Tweet Definition of tassel Like Definition of tassel on Facebook
  1. A ball-shaped bunch of plaited or otherwise entangled threads from which at one end protrudes a cord on which the tassel is hung, and which may have loose, dangling threads at the other end. Tassels are normally decorative elements, and as such one often finds them attached, usually along the bottom hem, to garments, curtains or other hangings.
tender Tweet Definition of tender Like Definition of tender on Facebook
  1. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.
Your credit card has been declined. You need to provide some othersuch as cash.
  1. A formal offer of payment.
We will submit our to you within the week.
  1. A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel.
  2. (nautical) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.
submarine tender
destroyer tender
  1. (nautical) A boat used for transportation between a ship and shore.
  1. (formal) To offer, to give.
  • one's resignation
  1. 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
  2. : I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
    1. To offer a payment, as at sales or auctions
adjective (tenderer, tenderest)
  1. Sensitive or pain, painful to be touched.
Be careful, that area is . - Mike Meyers as the voice of the title character in the movie Shrek.
  1. Of food, soft and easily chewed.
The matrix is telling my brain this steak is , succulent and juicy. - Joey Pantolino in the movie ''The Matrix'.'
  1. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet
Suzanne was such a and sweet woman to her children.
tendril Tweet Definition of tendril Like Definition of tendril on Facebook
  1. A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
  2. A hair-like tentacle.
tentacle Tweet Definition of tentacle Like Definition of tentacle on Facebook
  1. An elongated, boneless, flexible organ or limb of some animals, such as the octopus and squid.
terminal Tweet Definition of terminal Like Definition of terminal on Facebook
  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).
  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.
terrarium Tweet Definition of terrarium Like Definition of terrarium on Facebook
noun (pl2=terraria)
  1. An enclosure where very small animals are displayed, often with some plants, in a naturalistic setting.
  2. A partially enclosed glass container for displaying plants, especially plants that need high humidity.
Test Tweet Definition of Test Like Definition of Test on Facebook
  1. (cricket) (sometimes test) a Test match
testa Tweet Definition of testa Like Definition of testa on Facebook
  1. the hard external coating of a seed.
testicular Tweet Definition of testicular Like Definition of testicular on Facebook
  1. (physiology) Pertaining to one or more testicle, testicles; of the testicle(s)
tetramerous Tweet Definition of tetramerous Like Definition of tetramerous on Facebook
adjective #(botany) in four parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has four flower parts.
thalamus Tweet Definition of thalamus Like Definition of thalamus on Facebook
noun (thalami or thalamuses)
  1. (anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
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
thicket Tweet Definition of thicket Like Definition of thicket on Facebook
  1. A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.
  2. (context, computing, figurative) The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.
thorn Tweet Definition of thorn Like Definition of thorn on Facebook
  1. A sharp protective spine of a plant.
  2. A letter of the Latin alphabet (capital: ž, small: ), borrowed by Old English from the futhark to represent a dental fricative, then not distinguished from eth, but in modern use (in Icelandic and other languages, but no longer in English) used only for the voiceless dental fricative found in English thigh
    • See also Etymology of ye (definite article).
thorny Tweet Definition of thorny Like Definition of thorny on Facebook
adjective (thorni, er, est)
  1. having thorns or spines
  2. troublesome or vexatious
thymic Tweet Definition of thymic Like Definition of thymic on Facebook
  1. of, or relating to the herb thyme
  2. of, or relating to the thymus gland
tiller Tweet Definition of tiller Like Definition of tiller on Facebook
  1. A person who tills; a farmer.
  2. A machine that mechanically tills the soil.
  1. (intransitive) To put forth new shoots.
tod Tweet Definition of tod Like Definition of tod on Facebook
  1. An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, containing two stone or 28 pounds.
  • 1882: Generally, however, the stone or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen stone. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209.
    1. a fox, by extension, a crafty person.
tripartite Tweet Definition of tripartite Like Definition of tripartite on Facebook
  1. In three parts
  2. Done by three parties (as an agreement)
trunk Tweet Definition of trunk Like Definition of trunk on Facebook
  1. The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches.
  2. A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
  3. torso, Torso.
  4. The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  6. (context, US, telecommunications) A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
truss Tweet Definition of truss Like Definition of truss on Facebook
noun (trusses)
  1. A bandage and belt used to hold a hernia in place.
  2. A framework of beams forming a rigid structure.
  3. A triangular bracket in architecture.
  4. An old English farming measurement. One truss of straw equalled 36 pounds, a truss of old hay equalled 56 pounds, a truss of new hay equalled 60 pounds, and 36 trusses equalled one load.
tuber Tweet Definition of tuber Like Definition of tuber on Facebook
noun (tubers)
  1. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot.
  2. (horticulture) A thickened "root-stock".
tubercle Tweet Definition of tubercle Like Definition of tubercle on Facebook
noun (pluraltubercles)
  1. (anatomy) A round nodule, small eminence, or warty outgrowth found on bones especially for the attachment of a muscle or ligament. A small elevation on the surface of a tooth.
  2. (botany) A small rounded wartlike protuberance of the roots of some leguminous plants; the lip of certain orchids, cactus, cacti.
  3. (pathology) A small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
tuft Tweet Definition of tuft Like Definition of tuft on Facebook
  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  3. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  4. (context, formerly) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
  1. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  2. (transitive) To form into tufts.
  3. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
tump Tweet Definition of tump Like Definition of tump on Facebook
  1. (context, regional, rare) A mound or hillock.
  • 1974, The island was two rocks grey as twilight between which a of iron loam ribbed with flint bore a stand of fir and spruce. " Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
tunic Tweet Definition of tunic Like Definition of tunic on Facebook
  1. A garment worn over the torso.
turgor Tweet Definition of turgor Like Definition of turgor on Facebook
  1. the pressure produced by a solution in a space that is enclosed by a differentially permeable membrane.
  2. the state of being turgid
tussock Tweet Definition of tussock Like Definition of tussock on Facebook
  1. A tuft or clump of green grass or similar verdure, forming a small hillock.
tussocky Tweet Definition of tussocky Like Definition of tussocky on Facebook
  1. Covered with tussocks.
twig Tweet Definition of twig Like Definition of twig on Facebook
  1. a small thin branch of a tree or bush
twiggy Tweet Definition of twiggy Like Definition of twiggy on Facebook
  1. (context, of ground or a plant) having many twigs
  2. (context, of a person) thin and angular
tylosis Tweet Definition of tylosis Like Definition of tylosis on Facebook
  1. a thickening of the skin, especially of the eyelids
  2. a balloonlike growth in a plant cavity; a tylose

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