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tabard Tweet Definition of tabard Like Definition of tabard on Facebook
noun
  1. Silk banner attached to a bugle or trumpet.
  2. A woman's or girl's sleeveless jerkin or loose overgarment.
  3. (obsolete) A sleeveless garment made of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors by the common people.
  4. (obsolete) A cape or tunic worn by a knight, emblazoned with the coat of arms of his king or queen on the front.
  5. (obsolete) A similar garment officially worn by a herald and emblazoned with his sovereign's coat of arms.
taboret Tweet Definition of taboret Like Definition of taboret on Facebook
noun
  1. a low stool in the form of a drum
  2. a low stand or embroidery frame in the same shape
taille Tweet Definition of taille Like Definition of taille on Facebook
noun
  1. a form of direct taxation levied on the land of peasants in the France of the Ancien Régime
tailored Tweet Definition of tailored Like Definition of tailored on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, tailor)
adjective
  1. Adjusted by a tailor, fitted.
  2. Made by a tailor.
    His expensive shirts didn't look that much better than off-the-rack, but they lasted much longer.
tailoring Tweet Definition of tailoring Like Definition of tailoring on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, tailor)
tailor-made Tweet Definition of tailor-made Like Definition of tailor-made on Facebook
adjective
  1. made by a tailor, especially if made to order; bespoke
  2. perfectly appropriate to some specific occasion or purpose; made to one's specific requirements
tailor's chalk Tweet Definition of tailor Like Definition of tailor
noun
  1. A chalk-like material used for marking alterations on fabric in tailoring and dressmaking. The marks are brushed or washed off the material when no longer needed.
tails Tweet Definition of tails Like Definition of tails on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, tail)
  2. (slang) Short for tailcoat.
    • So I'm puting on my top hat, tying on my white tie, brushing off my tails. - Chorus from TOP HAT, WHITE TIE AND TAILS (Irving Berlin)
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, tail)
taj Tweet Definition of taj Like Definition of taj on Facebook
noun
  • (rfv-inflection) tajes
  1. A tall brimless hat, usually conical or curved on top, worn in Muslim countries as a sign of distinction and prestige.
  2. (historical) A crown worn by Indian princes as a sign of high rank.
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.
tank Tweet Definition of tank Like Definition of tank on Facebook
noun
  1. A container for liquids or gases, typically with a volume of several cubic metres.
  2. A armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun and moving on caterpillar tracks. For details see the w:tank, Wikipedia article on "tank".
  3. (Australian and Indian English), a reservoir or dam.
  4. (American SouthWest? English, esp Texas), a large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field. By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
  5. (slang) a very muscular and physically intense person
  6. In USA scuba divers' usage, a compressed air or gas cylinder.
  7. In online and offline role-playing games, a character designed primarily around damage absorption with offensive power as a close secondary consideration.
  8. For uses as a name, see w:Tank, tank in Wikipedia.
verb
  1. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stockmarket); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
  2. (Online RPG) To attract the attacks of a monster, so that the other people in the group can defeat the monster in question more efficiently.
  3. To put fuel into a tank
tank top Tweet Definition of tank top Like Definition of tank top on Facebook
noun
  1. a casual item of clothing, a top with no sleeves
  2. the top of a ship's bilge tank, usually the lowest horizontal surface on board
tanning Tweet Definition of tanning Like Definition of tanning on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, tan)
tap Tweet Definition of tap Like Definition of tap on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to dispense liquids.
We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the .
  1. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)
We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper to match the valve's thread.
  1. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.
verb (tapp, ing)
  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a .
We have draft beer on tap.
  1. To access a resource or object.
When he ran out of money, he decided to into his trust fund.
  1. To draw off liquid from a vessel
He tapped a new barrel of beer.
  1. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
They can't the phone without a warrant.
  1. To intercept a communication without authority.
He was known to Cable TV and satellite dishes.
  1. (context, mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
  1. (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
tat Tweet Definition of tat Like Definition of tat on Facebook
noun
  1. cheap and vulgar tastelessness; sleaze
  2. a form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from a single thread; often used to refer to academic or liturgical dress
  3. (slang) A tattoo
verbto tat (transitive or intransitive)
  1. to make (something by) tatting
tatter Tweet Definition of tatter Like Definition of tatter on Facebook
noun
  1. A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
  2. A person engaged in tatting.
verb (tatters, tattering, tattered)
  1. To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.
tatting Tweet Definition of tatting Like Definition of tatting on Facebook
noun
  1. a form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from a single thread
  2. the art of making such lace
Teddy Tweet Definition of Teddy Like Definition of Teddy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Diminutive of the male given name Edward.
  2. Diminutive of the male given name Theodore.
tee Tweet Definition of tee Like Definition of tee on Facebook
noun
  1. (golf) A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole
  2. (golf) Golf: a wooden or plastic peg from which a golf ball is hit on the first shot on a golf hole
  3. (curling) sports Curling: The target area of a curling rink
  4. Something shaped like the letter T
terai Tweet Definition of terai Like Definition of terai on Facebook
noun
  1. A wide-brimmed double felt sun hat worn especially in subtropical regions
thermal Tweet Definition of thermal Like Definition of thermal on Facebook
noun (plural:thermals)
  1. A rise, rising column of air.
adjective
  1. pertaining to heat or temperature.
  2. (of fabric) providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.
thong Tweet Definition of thong Like Definition of thong on Facebook
noun
  1. A strip of leather.
  2. (context, british, US, NZ) An undergarment or swimwear consisting of very narrow strips designed to cover just the genitals and nothing more.
  3. (context, Australian, US) An item of footwear, usually of rubber, secured by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour.
tiara Tweet Definition of tiara Like Definition of tiara on Facebook
noun
  1. the papal crown
tie Tweet Definition of tie Like Definition of tie on Facebook
noun
  1. An item of clothing consisting of a strip of cloth tied around the neck, often under the collar of a shirt. See also bow tie, black tie.
  2. The situation in which one or more participants in a competition are placed equally. (Synonym: draw).
  3. (cricket) The situation at the end of all four innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).
  4. (statistics) One or more equal values or sets of equal values in the data set.
  5. (surveying) A bearing and distance between a lot corner or point and a benchmark or iron off site.
  6. A piece of wire embedded in paper, strip of plastic with ratchets, or similar object which is wound around something and tightened.
  7. (context, rail transport, US) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together railway lines.
verb (ties, tying, tied)
  1. (transitive) To twist (a string, rope, or the like) around itself securely.
Tie this rope in a knot for me, please.
Tie the rope to this tree.
  1. (transitive) To form (a knot or the like) by tying a string or the like.
Tie a knot in this rope for me, please.
  1. (transitive) To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by tying a string or the like.
Tie him to the tree.
  1. (transitive) To secure (something) by tying a string or the like.
''Tie your shoes.
  1. (intransitive) To have the same score or position as another in a competition or ordering.
They tied for third place.
  1. (transitive) To have the same score or position as (another) in a competition or ordering.
He tied me for third place.
tights Tweet Definition of tights Like Definition of tights on Facebook
noun (pluralonly)
  1. A close-fitting, sheer garment worn by women that covers the body completely from the waist down.
  2. A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.
tippet Tweet Definition of tippet Like Definition of tippet on Facebook
noun
  1. a shoulder covering, typically the fur of a fox, with long ends that dangle in front
  2. a stole worn by Anglican ministers
toggle Tweet Definition of toggle Like Definition of toggle on Facebook
noun
  1. a switch that can assume either of two positions; an on/off switch.
  2. (nautical) A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar used for securing a loop in a rope or chain, etc. (often temporarily) to another, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat. (FM 55-501)
verbto toggle
  1. to alternate between two positions using a single switch or lever.
Clicking a button will alternately its light on OR off.
  1. to switch between alternate states.
to lower/upper case
You can quickly the case of selected text by pressing Shift+C
Tou can between available languages using this drop-down list.
top Tweet Definition of top Like Definition of top on Facebook
noun
  1. That part of an object furthest away in the opposite direction from that in which an unsupported object would fall.
His kite got caught at the of the tree.
  1. The part viewed, or intended to be viewed, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the uppermost visible objects.
Headings appear at the tops of pages. Or, Further weather information can be found at the of your television screen.
  1. A lid, cap or cover of a container.
  2. A garment worn to cover the torso.
  3. A child"s spinning toy; a spinning top
  4. (nautical) A framework at the top of a ship's mast to which rigging is attached
  5. (baseball) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.
  6. (sexual slang) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  7. (gay sexual slang) A gay man who likes take an active sexual role rather than a passive role (e.g. to penetrate in anal sex rather than be penetrated).
verb (top, p, ing)
  1. To cover on the top or with a top.
  2. To cut or remove the top (as of a tree)
  3. To excel, to beat.
  4. (slang) To kill, murder.
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  1. (sexual slang) To be the dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  2. (gay sexual slang) To be the partner who penetrates in anal sex.
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  1. (informal) best.
adverb
  1. Rated first.
She came in her French exam.
topper Tweet Definition of topper Like Definition of topper on Facebook
noun
  1. A single-handed dinghy, 11 foot (3.6 metres) in length, with only one sail
trouser Tweet Definition of trouser Like Definition of trouser on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to trousers.
    trouser leg
  2. (context, UK, in clothing retail and fashion) A pair of trousers.
    And this is our linen trouser, sir.
trousers Tweet Definition of trousers Like Definition of trousers on Facebook
noun (pluralonly)
  1. (context, UK,CA) An article of clothing that covers the part of the body between the waist and the ankles, and is divided into a separate part for each leg.
trousseau Tweet Definition of trousseau Like Definition of trousseau on Facebook
noun (pl2=trousseaux)
  1. (obsolete) A bundle.
  2. The clothes and linen etc. that a bride collects for her wedding and married life.
    • 1918: Consequently, having decided to divide her daughter's into two parts, a lesser and a larger, the Princess eventually consented to have the wedding before Advent. " Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 435)
T-shirt Tweet Definition of T-shirt Like Definition of T-shirt on Facebook
noun
  1. A lightweight shirt without buttons, with short sleeves and no collar. Often made of cotton and frequently bears a picture or slogan.
Many bands make more money from sales than from sale of tickets.
tube top Tweet Definition of tube top Like Definition of tube top on Facebook
noun
  1. A one-piece strapless tube-shaped top worn by women, leaving shoulders and belly-button exposed.
tuck Tweet Definition of tuck Like Definition of tuck on Facebook
noun
  1. (slang) snack food. Derived from the expression "to tuck in food" meaning "to eat up", "to guzzle".
  2. A curled position.
verb
  1. to push in one material under another - as in "tuck in your shirt" or "I tucked in my shirt" etc
  2. to eat food
  3. to curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.
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.
tuft Tweet Definition of tuft Like Definition of tuft on Facebook
noun
  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.
verb
  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.
tunic Tweet Definition of tunic Like Definition of tunic on Facebook
noun
  1. A garment worn over the torso.
tuque Tweet Definition of tuque Like Definition of tuque on Facebook
noun
  1. Variant spelling of toque.
turban Tweet Definition of turban Like Definition of turban on Facebook
noun
  1. Man"s head-dress made by winding a length of cloth round the head.
  2. Woman"s close-fitting hat with little or no brim.
tutu Tweet Definition of tutu Like Definition of tutu on Facebook
noun
  1. A ballet skirt made of layered stiff but light netting.
The ballet dancers representing the swans wore a white .
two-piece Tweet Definition of two-piece Like Definition of two-piece on Facebook
noun
  1. A garment consisting of two separate parts; especially such a swimsuit
adjective
  1. comprising two pieces
Tyrolean Tweet Definition of Tyrolean Like Definition of Tyrolean on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or relating to Tyrol

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