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talent Tweet Definition of talent Like Definition of talent on Facebook
noun
  1. a unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East.
  2. a marked ability or skill.
He has the talent of touching his nose with his tongue.
  1. the potential or factual ability to perform a skill better than most people.
She has a talent to sing.
Also used jocularly, as: He has a talent for getting into trouble.
  1. (slang) attractive man or woman.
tare Tweet Definition of tare Like Definition of tare on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) A vetch, or the seed of a vetch.
  2. (rare) A damaging weed growing in fields of grain (with reference to Matthew 13:25: "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way." The King James Version (Authorized))
  • 1985, I saw as I thought an uncle and guardian who has led a sober, industrious and Christian life and finds himself obliged to look on the tares of folly in his own close kin. " John Fowles, A Maggot
verb (tar, ing)
  1. To allow for the tare; to set a counter or meter to a valid zero (usually weight) value, discounting the weight of the empty container.
thickness Tweet Definition of thickness Like Definition of thickness on Facebook
noun (uncountable and countable; pluralthicknesses)
  1. (uncountable) The property of being thick (in dimension).
When it comes to penis size, many women say they prefer thickness over length.
  1. (uncountable) A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
The thickness of the Earth's crust is varies from two to 70 kilometres.
  1. (countable) A layer.
We upholstered the seat with three thicknesses of cloth to make it more comfortable to sit on.
  1. (uncountable) The quality of being thick (in consistency).
Whip the cream until it reaches a good thickness.
  1. (context, uncountable, informal) The property of being thick (slow to understand).
tierce Tweet Definition of tierce Like Definition of tierce on Facebook
noun
  1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
Quotations
  • 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.
    1. A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment.
    2. (music) The third tone of the scale. See mediant.
    3. A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major.
    4. (fencing) The third defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword at head height.
    5. (heraldiccharge) An ordinary that covers the left or right third of the field of a shield or flag.
    6. (R. C. Ch.) The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for that hour.
toise Tweet Definition of toise Like Definition of toise on Facebook
noun
  1. a former French unit of length, corresponding to about 1.949 metres
  • 1997: the greater its speed, the less visible it grows, until at around a Thousand Toises per Minute, it vanishes entirely " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
Troy Tweet Definition of Troy Like Definition of Troy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ancient city in what is now Turkey.
  2. A surname derived from Troyes in France.
  3. (given name, male), originally transferred use of the surname, but today associated with the classical city.
troy weight Tweet Definition of troy weight Like Definition of troy weight on Facebook
noun
  1. a system of units of weight / mass, mostly used for precious metals and gemstones, in which the pound contains 12 ounces which each contain 480 grains
tun Tweet Definition of tun Like Definition of tun on Facebook
noun
  1. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
  2. (context, brewing) A fermenting vat.
  3. An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.
Quotations
  • 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.
    1. A weight of 2,240 pounds.
    2. An indefinite large quantity.
    3. A drunkard; so called humorously, or in contempt.
    4. (zoology) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.

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