Tab - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tæb|  American pronunciation of the word tab
Brit.  |tæb|  British pronunciation of the word tab


- the bill in a restaurant (syn: check, chit)
- sensationalist journalism (syn: tabloid)
- the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation
- a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
pull the tab to open the can
files with a red tab will be stored separately
the collar has a tab with a button hole
the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs
- a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet (syn: lozenge, pill, tablet)

Extra examples

Insert the tab into this slot to close the box.

The tab on the zipper is broken.

He ran up a $200 bar tab.

He put the drinks on his tab.

The tab for the campaign was nearly $500 million.

I'll put it on your tab and you can pay tomorrow.

He ran up a $4000 tab in long-distance calls.

He had tabbed Jordan as a degenerate gambler. (M. Puzo)

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tab
he/she/it: tabs
present participle: tabbing
past tense: tabbed
past participle: tabbed
singular: tab
plural: tabs
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