- A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
- context|brewing A fermenting vat.
- An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.
#:* 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
- A weight of 2,240 pounds.
- An indefinite large quantity.
- A drunkard; so called humorously, or in contempt.
- zoology Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.
Category:English concrete nouns
From the MHG.|de term|tuon|langgmh, from the OHG.|de term|tuon|langgoh, akin to the Old Saxon term|dÃ´n|langosx; compare the Dutch term|doen|langnl.
infl|de|verb|third-person singular simple present|tut|past tense|tat|past participle|getan
- To do.
- To make.
- é£¢: hunger, starve|starving; hungry; a famine
- é¥£: eat, food; radical number 184
- A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tÅ«n, tÃºn, tÇ�n, or tÃ¹n.
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
From Ger. *tÅ«na- â��enclosureâ��. Cognate with Old Frisian term|tÅ«n|langofs, Old Saxon term|tÅ«n|langosx (Dutch term|tuin||garden|langnl), Old High German term|zun|zÅ«n|langgoh (German term|Zaun||fence|langde), Old Norse term|tÅ«n|langnon (Swedish term|tun||fence|lang=sv).
- An enclosed piece of ground, an enclosure or garden.
- The enclosed ground belonging to an individual dwelling.
- The group of houses on an area of enclosed land, a homestead.
- A large inhabited place, a town.
dun#Old English|dÅ«n "dune, hill, mountain"
don#Old English|dÅ�n "to place, put, set"