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tantalus Tweet Definition of tantalus Like Definition of tantalus on Facebook
noun
  1. A stork of the genus Mycteria (formerly Tantalus), especially the American wood ibis, Mycteria americana.
  2. A stand in which to lock up drink decanters while keeping them visible.
  • 1904: Yes, there was a containing brandy and whisky on the sea-chest. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of Black Peter" (Norton 2005, p.984)
    1. Something of an evasive or retreating nature, something consistently out of reach; a tantalising thing.
  • 1953: Over all, there brooded the shadow of his injuries and the of their slow healing. " Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (Penguin Classics 2004, p.149)
  • tell Tweet Definition of tell Like Definition of tell on Facebook
    noun
    1. A give away sign, especially one used in the game of poker.
    verb (tells, telling, told)
    1. (context, transitive, or, ditransitive) To narrate.
    I want to a story.
    I want to you a story.
    1. (transitive) To pass information by speech.
    You should her that you love her.
    1. (transitive) To instruct or inform.
    Tell him to go away.
    Please me the time.
    1. (intransitive) To discern, notice, identify or distinguish.
    Can you whether those flowers are real or silk, from this distance?
    1. (intransitive) To have a marked effect
    The mace dealt a telling blow to his right shoulder.
    1. To count or enumerate (see teller)
    terminus Tweet Definition of terminus Like Definition of terminus on Facebook
    noun (termini or terminuses)
    1. The end or final point of something.
    2. The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.
    3. A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.
    Terpsichore Tweet Definition of Terpsichore Like Definition of Terpsichore on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. w:Greek mythology, Terpsichore ("delight of dancing") was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.
    terpsichorean Tweet Definition of terpsichorean Like Definition of terpsichorean on Facebook
    adjective
    1. of or relating to dancing.
    Quotations
    • 1865 This was such an entirely new view of the Terpsichorean art as socially practised, that Mrs Lammle looked at her young friend in some astonishment - Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
  • 1970 Oh, heaven forbid: I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse! - Monty Python, The Cheese Shop
  • Tethys Tweet Definition of Tethys Like Definition of Tethys on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (italbrac-colon, Greek mythology) Personification of fertile waters, she was a Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and with her brother Oceanus gave birth to all rivers and the Oceanids.
    Thalia Tweet Definition of Thalia Like Definition of Thalia on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry
    2. one of the three Graces
    Thanatos Tweet Definition of Thanatos Like Definition of Thanatos on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (greek mythology) Ancient Greek God of death.
    Thetis Tweet Definition of Thetis Like Definition of Thetis on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (Greek mythology) One of the Nereids; the mother of Achilles
    Thor Tweet Definition of Thor Like Definition of Thor on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (norse mythology) The god of thunder in Norse mythology.
    2. (given name, male) occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.
    Titan Tweet Definition of Titan Like Definition of Titan on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. One of the giant gods in Greek mythology who preceded the Olympian gods.
    2. The largest moon of the planet Saturn.
    Titanic Tweet Definition of Titanic Like Definition of Titanic on Facebook
    proper nounthe Titanic
    (
    wikipedia, RMS Titanic)
    1. A cruise liner that sink, sank on its maiden voyage on April 14, 1912; now a cautionary tale about overconfidence.
    adjective
    1. Of, or relating to the Titans, a race in ancient mythology.
    Titus Tweet Definition of Titus Like Definition of Titus on Facebook
    proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle to Titus)
    1. (given name, male)
    2. (biblical) A book in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle to Titus.
    Tiu Tweet Definition of Tiu Like Definition of Tiu on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. The ancient Germanic god of war identified with Tyr of Norse mythology. Possibly the god after whom Tuesday was named.
    Triton Tweet Definition of Triton Like Definition of Triton on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (Greek mythology) a god of the sea, son of Poseidon
    2. (astronomy) the seventh moon of Neptune
    Trivia Tweet Definition of Trivia Like Definition of Trivia on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (context, Roman mythology) The goddess of the night and crossroads,usually associated with witchcraft and sorcery as well as ghosts and childbirth, Roman equivalent of Greek Hecate
    Trojan horse Tweet Definition of Trojan horse Like Definition of Trojan horse on Facebook
    noun
    1. (Greek legend) a hollow wooden horse by which the Greeks gained access to Troy
    2. (context, by extension) a subversive person or device placed within the ranks of the enemy
    3. (computing) a malicious program that is disguised as legitimate software
    Trojan War Tweet Definition of Trojan War Like Definition of Trojan War on Facebook
    proper noun
    1. (Classical Mythology) Decade long war waged by Sparta, under king Agamemnon, against the Trojans, to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of king Menelaus, by Paris, son of Trojan king Priam; ended in the destruction Troy.

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