English dictionary

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ta |ˌtiː ˈeɪ| — a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite

tab |tæb| — the bill in a restaurant

tabard |ˈtæbərd| — a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald

tabby |ˈtæbi| — a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black

tabernacle |ˈtæbərnækl| — the Mormon temple

tabes |ˈteɪbiːz| — wasting of the body during a chronic disease

table |ˈteɪbl| — a set of data arranged in rows and columns

tableau |ˈtæbloʊ| — a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)

tablecloth |ˈteɪblklɔːθ| — a covering spread over a dining table

tableland |ˈteɪbllænd| — a relatively flat highland

tablespoon |ˈteɪblspuːn| — as much as a tablespoon will hold

tablet |ˈtæblət| — a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription

tabletop |ˈteɪbltɑːp| — the top horizontal work surface of a table

tableware |ˈteɪblwer| — articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)

tabloid |ˈtæblɔɪd| — sensationalist journalism

taboo |təˈbuː| — a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

tabor |ˈteɪbər| — a small drum with one head of soft calfskin

tabour  — a small drum with one head of soft calfskin

tabouret |ˈtæbʌriːt| — a low stool in the shape of a drum

tabu |təˈbuː| — a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

tabular |ˈtæbjələr| — flat; like a table in form

tabulate |ˈtæbjuleɪt| — arrange or enter in tabular form

tabulation |ˌtæbjəˈleɪʃən| — information set out in tabular form

tabulator |ˈtæbjuleɪtər| — a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

tachometer |tæˈkɑːmɪtər| — measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation

tachymeter |taˈkimitər tə-| — a theodolite designed for rapid measurements

tacit |ˈtæsɪt| — implied by or inferred from actions or statements

tacitly |ˈtæsətli| — in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement

taciturn |ˈtæsɪtɜːrn| — habitually reserved and uncommunicative

taciturnity |ˌtæsɪˈtɝːnɪti| — the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

tack |tæk| — the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

tackle |ˈtækl| — the person who plays that position on a football team

tacky |ˈtæki| — (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch

taco |ˈtɑːkoʊ| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent

tact |tækt| — consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

tactful |ˈtæktfl| — showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people

tactic |ˈtæktɪk| — a plan for attaining a particular goal

tactical |ˈtæktɪkl| — of or pertaining to tactic or tactics

tactician |tækˈtɪʃən| — a person who is skilled at planning tactics

tactics |ˈtæktɪks| — the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

tactile |ˈtæktl| — producing a sensation of touch

tactless |ˈtæktləs| — revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

tactual |ˈtæktʃʊəl| — producing a sensation of touch

tad |tæd| — a slight amount or degree of difference

Tadjik |ˈtɑːdʒɪk| — a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet

tadpole |ˈtædpoʊl| — a larval frog or toad

taenia |ˈtiːnɪə| — a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband

taffeta |ˈtæfɪtə| — a crisp smooth lustrous fabric

taffy |ˈtæfi| — chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy

tag |tæɡ| — a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.

tagged |ˈtæɡd| — bearing or marked with a label or tag

tagger |ˈtæɡər| — someone who assigns labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter

tail |teɪl| — the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

tailboard |ˈteɪlbɔːrd| — a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading

tailcoat |ˈteɪlkoʊt| — formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men

tailless |ˈteɪl ləs| — not having a tail

taillight  — lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle

tailor |ˈteɪlər| — a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

tailor-made |ˈteɪlə meɪd| — custom-made clothing

tailored |ˈteɪlərd| — severely simple in line or design

tailoring |ˈteɪlərɪŋ| — the occupation of a tailor

tailpiece |ˈteɪlpiːs| — appendage added to extend the length of something

tailplane |ˈteɪlpleɪn| — the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged

tails |ˈteɪlz| — formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men

tailspin |ˈteɪlspɪn| — loss of emotional control often resulting in emotional collapse

taint |teɪnt| — the state of being contaminated

tainted |ˈteɪntəd| — touched by rot or decay

Taiwanese |ˈtaɪwaˈniːz| — a native or inhabitant of Taiwan

Tajik |ˈtɑːdʒɪk| — a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China

take |teɪk| — the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

take away |ˈteɪk əˈweɪ| — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

take down |ˈteɪk ˈdaʊn| — move something or somebody to a lower position

take in |ˈteɪk ɪn| — provide with shelter

take off |ˈteɪk ˈɒf| — leave

take on |ˈteɪk ɑːn| — take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

take out |ˈteɪk ˈaʊt| — cause to leave

take over |ˈteɪk ˈoʊvr̩| — seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

take up |ˈteɪk ʌp| — pursue or resume

take-home |ˈteɪk hoʊm| — (of salary or wages) remaining after all deductions including taxes

take-in |ɪn| — the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone

takedown |ˈteɪkdaʊn| — (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position

taken |ˈteɪkən| — understood in a certain way; made sense of

takeoff |ˈteɪˌkɒf| — a departure; especially of airplanes

takeover |ˈteɪkoʊvər| — a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

taker |ˈteɪkər| — one who accepts an offer

taking |ˈteɪkɪŋ| — the act of someone who picks up or takes something

takings |ˈteɪkɪŋz| — the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

talc |talk| — a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder

talcum |ˈtalkəm| — a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder

tale |teɪl| — a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

talebearer |ˈteɪlˌberər| — someone who gossips indiscreetly

talent |ˈtælənt| — natural abilities or qualities

talented |ˈtæləntɪd| — endowed with talent or talents

talentless |ˈtæləntlɪs| — devoid of talent; not gifted

taleteller |ˈteɪlˌtelər| — someone who gossips indiscreetly

Taliban |ˈtaləˌban| — a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government

taliped |ˈtælʌˌped| — having a deformed foot

talipes |ˈtælʌˌpiːz| — congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes

talipot |ˈtælɪˌpɑːt| — tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper

talisman |ˈtælɪzmən| — a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

talk |tɔːk| — an exchange of ideas via conversation

talk down |ˈtɔːk ˈdaʊn| — belittle through talk

talk over |ˈtɔːk ˈoʊvr̩| — speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

talkative |ˈtɔːkətɪv| — full of trivial conversation

talkativeness  — the quality of being wordy and talkative

talker |ˈtɔkər| — someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

talkie |ˈtɔːki| — a movie with synchronized speech and singing

talking |ˈtɔːkɪŋ| — an exchange of ideas via conversation

tall |tɔːl| — a garment size for a tall person

tallboy |ˈtɔːlbɔɪ| — a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs

tallow |ˈtæloʊ| — obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

tally |ˈtæli| — a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

talon |ˈtælən| — a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

talus |ˈteɪləs| — a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff

tam-o'-shanter |ˌtæm ə ˈʃæntər| — a woolen cap of Scottish origin

tamable |ˈteɪməbəl| — capable of being tamed

tamarack |ˈtaməˌrak| — medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark

tamarind |ˈtæmərɪnd| — long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp

tamarisk |ˈtamərəsk| — any shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix having small scalelike or needle-shaped leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers; of mostly coastal areas with saline soil

tambour |ˈtæmbʊr| — a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering

tambourine |ˌtæmbəˈriːn| — a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides

tame |teɪm| — correct by punishment or discipline

tameable |ˈteɪməbəl| — capable of being tamed

tamed |ˈteɪmd| — brought from wildness

tameness |ˈteɪmnəs| — the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

tamer |ˈteɪmər| — an animal trainer who tames wild animals

Tamil |ˈtæmɪl| — a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka

Tammany |ˈtæməni| — a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism

tammy |ˈtæmi| — plain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains

tamoxifen |təˈmɑːksɪfen| — an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer

tamp |tæmp| — a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

tamper |ˈtæmpər| — a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

tampion |ˈtæmpiːən| — plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture

tampon |ˈtæmpɑːn| — plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)

tan |tæn| — a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

tandem |ˈtændəm| — an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another

tang |tæŋ| — a tart spicy quality

tangent |ˈtændʒənt| — a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point

tangential |tænˈdʒenʃl| — of superficial relevance if any

tangerine |ˈtændʒəriːn| — a variety of mandarin orange

tangibility |ˌtændʒəˈbɪlɪti| — the quality of being perceivable by touch

tangible |ˈtændʒəbl| — capable of being treated as fact

tangle |ˈtæŋɡl| — a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

tangled |ˈtæŋɡld| — highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

tango |ˈtæŋɡoʊ| — a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin

tank |tæŋk| — an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads

tankage |ˈtæŋkɪdʒ| — the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks

tankard |ˈtæŋkərd| — large drinking vessel with one handle

tanker |ˈtæŋkər| — a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk

tanner |ˈtænər| — a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970

tannery |ˈtænəri| — workplace where skins and hides are tanned

tannin |ˈtænɪn| — any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine

tansy |ˈtænzi| — common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally

tantalize |ˈtæntəlaɪz| — harass with persistent criticism or carping

tantalizing |ˈtæntəlˌɑɪzɪŋ| — arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach

tantalum |ˈtæntələm| — a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite

tantalus |ˈtan(t)ələs| — (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it

tantamount |ˈtæntəmaʊnt| — being essentially equal to something

tantrum |ˈtæntrəm| — a display of bad temper

tap |tæp| — the sound made by a gentle blow

tape |teɪp| — a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening

taped |ˈteɪpt| — secured or held in place by tape

taper |ˈteɪpər| — a convex shape that narrows toward a point

tapering |ˈteɪpərɪŋ| — the act of gradually lowering the size or amount

tapestry |ˈtæpəstrid| — something that resembles a tapestry in its intricacy

tapeworm |ˈteɪpwɜːrm| — ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates

taphouse |ˈtæphaʊs| — tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

taping |ˈteɪpɪŋ| — a recording made on magnetic tape

tapioca |ˌtæpiˈoʊkə| — granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings

tapir |ˈteɪpər| — large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout

tapis |ˈtæpiː| — a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery

tapper |ˈtæpər| — a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks

tappet |ˈtapət| — a lever that is moved in order to tap something else

tapping |tapɪŋ| — the sound of light blow or knock

taproom |ˈtæpruːm| — a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

taproot |ˈtæpruːt| — (botany) main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem

tapster |ˈtapstər| — a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks

tar |tɑːr| — any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

taradiddle |ˈterəˌdidl| — a trivial lie

tarantella |ˌterənˈtelə| — music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella

tarantula |təˈræntʃələ| — large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)

taraxacum |təˈraksəkəm| — an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions

tarboosh |tɑːrˈbuːʃ| — a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown

tardigrade |ˈtɑːrdəˌɡreɪd| — an arthropod of the division Tardigrada

tardiness |ˈtɑːrdinəs| — the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time

tardy |ˈtɑːrdi| — after the expected or usual time; delayed

tare |ter| — an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods

target |ˈtɑːrɡɪt| — a reference point to shoot at

Tarheel |ˈtɑːrˌhil| — a native or resident of North Carolina

tariff |ˈtærɪf| — a government tax on imports or exports

tarmac |ˈtɑːrmæk| — a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving

tarmacadam |ˈtɑːrmæk| — a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving

tarn |tɑːrn| — a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers)

tarnish |ˈtɑːrnɪʃ| — discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

tarpaulin |tɑːrˈpɔːlɪn| — waterproofed canvas

tarpon |ˈtɑːrpən| — large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida

tarragon |ˈtærəɡən| — aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia

tarry |ˈtæri| — be about

tarsus |ˈtɑːrsəs| — the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively

tart |tɑːrt| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

tartan |ˈtɑːrtn| — a cloth having a crisscross design

tartar |ˈtɑːrtər| — a salt used especially in baking powder

Tartarean |tɑːrˈteriːən| — of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus

Tartarus |ˈtɑːrtərəs| — a place where the wicked are punished after death

tartlet |ˈtɑːtlɪt| — a small tart usually used as a canape

tartly |ˈtɑːrtli| — in a tart manner

task |tæsk| — any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

taskmaster |ˈtæskmæstər| — someone who imposes hard or continuous work

tassel |ˈtæsl| — adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end

taste |teɪst| — the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

tasteful |ˈteɪstfl| — having or showing or conforming to good taste

tasteless |ˈteɪstləs| — lacking flavor

tastelessness |ˈteɪstləs| — the property of having no flavor

taster |ˈteɪstər| — someone who samples food or drink for its quality

tasting |ˈteɪstɪŋ| — a small amount (especially of food or wine)

tasty |ˈteɪsti| — pleasing to the sense of taste

tat |tæt| — tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar

Tatar |ˈtætər| — a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century

tater |ˈteɪtər| — an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

tatter |ˈtætər| — a small piece of cloth or paper

tatterdemalion |ˌtætədəˈmeɪlɪən| — a dirty shabbily clothed urchin

tattered |ˈtætərd| — worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing

tatting |ˈtætɪŋ| — needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle

tattle |ˈtætl| — disclosing information or giving evidence about another

tattler |ˈtatl-ər ˈtatlər| — someone who gossips indiscreetly

tattoo |tæˈtuː| — a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters

tatty |ˈtæti| — showing signs of wear and tear

tau |tɔː| — the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet

taunt |tɔːnt| — aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

tauromachy |tɔːˈrɑːməkiː| — the activity at a bullfight

Taurus |ˈtɔːrəs| — Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)

taut |tɔːt| — pulled or drawn tight

tauten |ˈtɔːtən| — become taut or tauter

tautology |tɔːˈtɑːlədʒi| — (logic) a statement that is necessarily true

tavern |ˈtævərn| — a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks

taw |tɔː| — the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

tawdriness |ˈtɔːrdrɪnəs| — tasteless showiness

tawdry |ˈtɔːdri| — tastelessly showy

tawny |ˈtɔːni| — of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather

tax |tæks| — charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

tax-exempt |ˈtæks ɪɡˌzempt| — a security that is not subject to taxation

tax-free |ˈtæks friː| — (of goods or funds) not taxed

taxability |ˌtæksəˈbɪləti| — liability to taxation

taxable |ˈtæksəbəl| — (of goods or funds) subject to taxation

taxation |tækˈseɪʃn| — charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

taxi |ˈtæksi| — a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

taxicab |ˈtæksiˌkæb| — a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

taxidermist |ˈtæksɪdɜːrmɪst| — a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display

taxidermy |ˈtæksɪdɜːrmi| — the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance

taximan  — someone who drives a taxi for a living

taximeter |ˈtæksɪmiːtər| — a meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length of the ride)

taxing |ˈtæksɪŋ| — not easily borne; wearing

taxis |ˈtaksəs| — a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

taxonomic |tækˈsɒnəmi| — of or relating to taxonomy

taxonomist |tækˈsɒnəmɪst| — a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior

taxonomy |tækˈsɑːnəmi| — a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc

taxpayer |ˈtækspeɪər| — someone who pays taxes