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tableau Tweet Definition of tableau Like Definition of tableau on Facebook
noun (tableaux)
  1. a striking and vivid representation; a picture
  2. a vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting
tag Tweet Definition of tag Like Definition of tag on Facebook
noun
  1. A small label.
  2. A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".
  3. (also skin tag) An excrescence of skin.
  4. (also dung tag or dag) A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung.
  5. A type of cardboard.
  6. Graffiti in the form of a stylised signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.
  7. (baseball) An instance of touching the runner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
The was applied at second for the final out.
  1. (Chiefly US) a vehicle number plate.
  2. (computing) An element of HTML code which starts with "<...>" and ends "</...>".
<title> Hello </title> - title tag
takeout double Tweet Definition of takeout double Like Definition of takeout double on Facebook
noun
  1. (bridge) A double, usually indicating strength and a desire to play the hand; partner is expected to "take out" by making a bid.
talon Tweet Definition of talon Like Definition of talon on Facebook
noun
  1. the sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal
tarot Tweet Definition of tarot Like Definition of tarot on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, singular or plural) A card game played in various different variations.
  2. Any of the set of 78 playing-cards (divided into five suits, including one of permanent trumps).
ten Tweet Definition of ten Like Definition of ten on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The number following nine.
  2. (countable) (playing_cards, Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
  3. (countable) A monetary denomination worth ten units.
  4. (countable) (slang) A superb specimen.
  5. (countable) (Jamaican) (slang) A beautiful woman.
tenace Tweet Definition of tenace Like Definition of tenace on Facebook
noun
  1. From the card game Bridge: an interrupted sequence of high cards of the same suit - such as the King and Jack or the Ace and Queen.
tetherball Tweet Definition of tetherball Like Definition of tetherball on Facebook
noun
  1. A two-person sport where you hit a ball on the end of a tether attached to the top of a pole in opposte directions, and the winner is the one who manages to make the tether wrap all the way round the pole
three Tweet Definition of three Like Definition of three on Facebook
noun
  1. The digit/figure 3.
throw Tweet Definition of throw Like Definition of throw on Facebook
noun
  1. The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
  2. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
  3. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  4. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a .
verb (throws, throwing, threw, thrown)
  1. (transitive) To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  2. (transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.
    a shoe
    a rod
    the horse threw its rider
  3. (transitive) To move to another position; to displace.
    the switch
  4. (context, ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  5. (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  6. (context, transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
    If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
    <!--this is C++ or some other programming language; it's not English!
    <code>if(this.IsReadonly?)</code>
    :<code> new System.InvalidOperationException?("Cannot write to readonly file.");</code>-->
  7. (sports) to intentionally lose a game
    ''The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to the match.
tic-tac-toe Tweet Definition of tic-tac-toe Like Definition of tic-tac-toe on Facebook
noun
  1. a game in which two players take turns putting circles and crosses on a 3x3 grid and try to get three of the same symbols in a line
tiddlywinks Tweet Definition of tiddlywinks Like Definition of tiddlywinks on Facebook
noun
  1. A game in which the objective is to shoot winks into a cup or at a target by flicking them with a shooter (nowadays called a squidger) from a surface.
  2. A competitive partnership game in which the objective is to gain an advantage over opponents by squopping opponent winks and by squidging friendly winks into a pot.
Tonk Tweet Definition of Tonk Like Definition of Tonk on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. A Tonkinese cat
trifecta Tweet Definition of trifecta Like Definition of trifecta on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, US, Australian English, New Zealand English) A bet in which the winner, winners of the first three places (first, second, and third) are selected in the correct order
  2. (context, US, Australian English, New Zealand English) The situation of having three major accomplishment, accomplishments or achievement, achievements in a sport, profession, or pastime
trump Tweet Definition of trump Like Definition of trump on Facebook
noun
  1. (US, singular) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
  2. (UK, in plural) The suit, in a game of cards, that outranks all others.
Diamonds were declared trumps.
  1. A playing card of that suit.
He played an even higher .
  1. (figurative) Something that gives one an advantage, especially one held in reserve.
verb
  1. To play a trump, or to take a trick with a trump; to ruff.
  2. To get the better of, or finesse, a competitor.
  3. To supersede
In this election, it would seem issues of national security trumped economic issues.
twenty-one Tweet Definition of twenty-one Like Definition of twenty-one on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Card games): Another name for blackjack.
two Tweet Definition of two Like Definition of two on Facebook
noun
  1. The digit/figure 2.
The number 2202 contains three twos.
  1. (US informal) A two-dollar bill.
  2. A child aged two.
This toy is suitable for the s and threes.
adjective
  1. (rfd-sense) Two years of age; two years old.
two-up Tweet Definition of two-up Like Definition of two-up on Facebook
noun
  1. (Australia) A game of chance, played by betting on the outcome of two penny, pennies thrown in the air.
adverb
  1. having two people riding on a motorcycle.

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