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teller Tweet Definition of teller Like Definition of teller on Facebook
noun
  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
territorial Tweet Definition of territorial Like Definition of territorial on Facebook
noun (often Territorial)
  1. a non-professional member of a Territorial Army
adjective (sometimes Territorial)
  1. of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory
  1. (often capitalized) organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army
  2. (biology) displaying territoriality
terror Tweet Definition of terror Like Definition of terror on Facebook
noun
  1. Extreme or intense fear.
  2. Something that causes such fear.
terrorism Tweet Definition of terrorism Like Definition of terrorism on Facebook
noun
  1. The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create an emotional response from the victim in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.
  2. Violence against civilians to achieve military or political objectives.
  3. A psychological strategy of war for gaining political or religious ends by deliberately creating a climate of fear among the population of a state.
terrorist Tweet Definition of terrorist Like Definition of terrorist on Facebook
noun
  1. One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; originally applied to an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the w:Reign of Terror, Reign of Terror in France.
  2. Anyone who uses terror as a weapon in a political struggle, frequently in an attempt to coerce a more powerful opponent, such as a government.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to terrorism.
theocrat Tweet Definition of theocrat Like Definition of theocrat on Facebook
noun
  1. a theocratic ruler
  2. an advocate of theocracy
Thing Tweet Definition of Thing Like Definition of Thing on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, obsolete, Historical) A public assembly or council in a Scandinavian country
  • 1997, Before Thorstein left home, he and Asgerd decided to take Arinbjorn's gift, the silk cloak, out of Egil's chest, and Thorstein wore it to the . " "Egil's Saga", tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 168)
third party Tweet Definition of third party Like Definition of third party on Facebook
noun
  1. a political party in opposition to the main parties in a two-party system
  2. someone not directly involved in a transaction. A third entity in the Seller (first party) and Customer (second party) relationship. A Seller may employ a third party to perform specific services to augment the value of a product. For example, a manufacturer may employ a third party to pack and distribute a product. A computer manufacturer may augment their product with software from a third party supplier.
Third World Tweet Definition of Third World Like Definition of Third World on Facebook
noun
  1. Those countries not aligned with the west or the east during the Cold War.
  2. (pejorative): The developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  3. (rfv-sense) Minority groups as a whole.
timocracy Tweet Definition of timocracy Like Definition of timocracy on Facebook
noun (timocrac, ies)
  1. (Platonism) A form of government in which ambition for honor, power and military glory motivates the rulers.
  2. (Aristotelianism) A form of government in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns.
ting Tweet Definition of ting Like Definition of ting on Facebook
noun
  1. The sound of small metallic bell
verb
  1. To make a ting sound
When the food was ready, the bell tinged
township Tweet Definition of township Like Definition of township on Facebook
noun
  1. The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.
  2. (context, South African English, Pre 1994) An area set aside for non-white occupation.
  3. (context, South African English, Post 1994) A non-white (usually sub-economic) area attached to a city.
    • 1972, Daily Dispatch: "In addition, the council has completed the planning of a new Coloured on the site of the existing African "
adjective
  1. (context, South African English) Relating to a township.
Township life
Township music
    • 1970, Drum: The play is a departure from most musicals which treat township life as an unending song, one bout of drinking; one long knife fight.
transportation Tweet Definition of transportation Like Definition of transportation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.
We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of .
  1. (historical) Deportation to a penal colony.
Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to .
  1. A means of conveyance.
Nice , dude, but your brake lights are busted.
triumvir Tweet Definition of triumvir Like Definition of triumvir on Facebook
noun (pl=triumviri, pl2=triumvirs)
  1. One member of a triumvirate
triumvirate Tweet Definition of triumvirate Like Definition of triumvirate on Facebook
noun
  1. A group or association of three.
trotskyism Tweet Definition of trotskyism Like Definition of trotskyism on Facebook
noun
  1. The political philosophy named after w:Leon Trotsky, Leon Trotsky that is characterized by the theory of w:permanent revolution, permanent revolution and the theory of the w:vanguard party, vanguard party.
Trotskyite Tweet Definition of Trotskyite Like Definition of Trotskyite on Facebook
noun
  1. an advocate of the communist doctrines of w:Leon Trotsky, Leon Trotsky
trust territory Tweet Definition of trust territory Like Definition of trust territory on Facebook
noun
  1. any territory placed under the administration of a state by the United Nations
tsar Tweet Definition of tsar Like Definition of tsar on Facebook
noun
  1. A Slavic emperor (not necessarily a Russian emperor)
  2. A person with great power; an autocrat
  3. An appointed official tasked to regulate or oversee a specific area
Mr Hellawell, the former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, was appointed 'Drugs Tsar' by the Prime Minister in October, 1997. http://www.ias.org.uk/resources/publications/alcoholalert/alert199801/al199801_p23.html
tsardom Tweet Definition of tsardom Like Definition of tsardom on Facebook
noun
  1. the territory ruled by a tsar; a czardom
tsarevna Tweet Definition of tsarevna Like Definition of tsarevna on Facebook
noun
  1. the daughter of a tsar; a czarevna
tsarina Tweet Definition of tsarina Like Definition of tsarina on Facebook
noun
  1. an empress of several Eastern European countries, especially Russia.
tsarism Tweet Definition of tsarism Like Definition of tsarism on Facebook
noun
  1. a system of government ruled by a tsar; czarism
tsarist Tweet Definition of tsarist Like Definition of tsarist on Facebook
noun
  1. one who supports a tsar
adjective
  1. expressing support for a tsar
TVA Tweet Definition of TVA Like Definition of TVA on Facebook
initialism
  1. Tennessee Valley Authority
tzar Tweet Definition of tzar Like Definition of tzar on Facebook
noun
  1. A Slavic emperor (not necessarily a Russian emperor)
tzarina Tweet Definition of tzarina Like Definition of tzarina on Facebook
noun
  1. an empress of several Eastern European countries, especially Russia.

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