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tabulate Tweet Definition of tabulate Like Definition of tabulate on Facebook
verb (tabulate, tabulates, tabulated, tabulating)
  1. Arrange in tabular form; arrange into a table
tail Tweet Definition of tail Like Definition of tail on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus.
  2. The tail-end of a creature (buttocks, even if tailless) or object, e.g. the rear of an aircraft's fuselage, containing the tailfin.
When a grumpy client of the frat's annual carwash complained the of his menure-soiled tractor wasn't completely cleaned, the poor pledges had to drop trou and bend over to get their own tails paddled in public
  1. An object or part thereof resembling a tail in shape, such as the thongs on a cat-o'-nine-tails or other multi-tail whip.
  2. Specifically, the visible stream of dust and gases blown from a comet by the solar wind.
  3. The latter part of a time period or event, or (collectively) persons or objects represented in this part.
  4. (statistics) The part of a distribution most distant from the mode; as, a long tail.
  5. One who surreptitiously follows another.
  6. (Cricket) The last four or five batsman, batsmen in the batting order, usually specialist bowlers.
  7. (Typography) The lower loop of the letters g, q, and y in the roman alphabet.
  8. (especially, in plural) The side of a coin not bearing the head; the reverse.
  9. (slang) male member of a person animal.
''After the burly macho nudists' polar bear dip, their tails were spectacularly shrunk, so they looked like an immature kid's innocent
  1. (slang) sexual intercourse, Sexual intercourse.
verb
  1. (transitive) To surreptitiously follow and observe.
tailed Tweet Definition of tailed Like Definition of tailed on Facebook
adjective
  1. (in combination) having the specified form of tail
taligrade Tweet Definition of taligrade Like Definition of taligrade on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, bird-watching, biology) walking on the edge of one's feet
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
teat Tweet Definition of teat Like Definition of teat on Facebook
noun
  1. The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
  2. An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.
temple Tweet Definition of temple Like Definition of temple on Facebook
noun
  1. The region of the skull on either side of the forehead.
  2. A building for worship.
"A temple of Zeus."
  1. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  2. (French), Sometimes used to describe a protestant church in French-speaking nations.
  3. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  4. Something of importance; something attended to.
My body is my temple.
  1. (Ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
  2. (obsolete) a body
tentacle Tweet Definition of tentacle Like Definition of tentacle on Facebook
noun
  1. An elongated, boneless, flexible organ or limb of some animals, such as the octopus and squid.
terrestrial Tweet Definition of terrestrial Like Definition of terrestrial on Facebook
noun
  1. An inhabitant of the Earth
  2. (botany) a ground-dwelling plant
adjective
  1. Of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants
  2. Of, relating to, or composed of land.
  3. Living or growing on land; not aquatic
a terrestrial plant
  1. Concerned with the world or worldly matters
Test Tweet Definition of Test Like Definition of Test on Facebook
noun
  1. (cricket) (sometimes test) a Test match
thigh Tweet Definition of thigh Like Definition of thigh on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The upper leg, between the hip and the knee.
thumb Tweet Definition of thumb Like Definition of thumb on Facebook
noun
  1. The short thick digit of the human hand that has the most mobility and can be made to oppose (moved to touch) all of the other fingers.
  2. (computing) The part of a slider that may be moved up and down or along the slider.
verb
  1. (transitive) To touch with the .
  2. (transitive) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.
I thumbed through the book and decided not to bother reading it all.
tit Tweet Definition of tit Like Definition of tit on Facebook
noun
  1. A mammary gland, teat.
  2. (context, slang, vulgar) A woman's breast.
She's got an amazing pair of tits.
  1. (context, UK, pejorative, slang) An idiot; a fool.
Look at that driving on the wrong side of the road!
trunk Tweet Definition of trunk Like Definition of trunk on Facebook
noun
  1. The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches.
  2. A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
  3. torso, Torso.
  4. The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  6. (context, US, telecommunications) A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
tunnel Tweet Definition of tunnel Like Definition of tunnel on Facebook
noun
  1. An underground or underwater passage.
  2. A passage through or under some obstacle.
  3. A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.
verb (tunnels, tunnelling or in American usage tunneling, tunnelled or in American usage tunneled)
  1. (transitive) To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow.
  2. (intransitive) To make a tunnel.
tusk Tweet Definition of tusk Like Definition of tusk on Facebook
noun
  1. One of a pair of elongated pointed tooth, teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar.
Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.
  1. A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
verb
  1. To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
tusker Tweet Definition of tusker Like Definition of tusker on Facebook
noun
  1. An elephant having large tusks.
  2. A tool used in peat cutting.

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