English dictionary


tiara |tɪˈɑːrə| — a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions

Tibetan |təˈbetn| — Himalayish language spoken in Tibet

tibia |ˈtɪbɪə| — the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

tibiae |ˈtɪbɪiː| — plural form of tibia

tibial |ˈtɪbɪəl| — relating to or located near a tibia

tic |tɪk| — a local and habitual twitching especially in the face

tic-tac-toe |ˈtəʊ| — a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does

tick |tɪk| — a metallic tapping sound

tick off |ˈtɪk ˈɒf| — put a check mark on or near or next to

tick over |ˈtɪk ˈəʊvər| — run disconnected or idle

tick-tack |ˈtɪkˈtæk| — (UK) Alternative form of tic-tac.

tick-tack-toe |ˈtəʊ| — a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does

ticker |ˈtɪkər| — the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

ticker-tape |ˈtɪkə teɪp| — (trading, finance) Paper tape on which a stock ticker, news ticker or similar device would print incoming information.

ticket |ˈtɪkɪt| — a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)

ticket-of-leave |ˈtɪkɪtəvˈliːv| — a permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions

ticking |ˈtɪkɪŋ| — a metallic tapping sound

tickle |ˈtɪkl| — a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking

tickler |ˈtɪk(ə)lər| — a file of memoranda or notices that remind of things to be done

tickling |ˈtɪkəlɪŋ| — the act of tickling

ticklish |ˈtɪklɪʃ| — difficult to handle; requiring great tact

ticktock  — steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock

ticky-tacky |ˌtɪkɪ ˈtækɪ| — Alternative spelling of ticky-tacky. (Shoddy construction material).

tidal |ˈtaɪdl| — of or relating to or caused by tides

tidbit |ˈtɪdˌbɪt| — a small tasty bit of food

tiddler |ˈtɪdlər| — a young person of either sex

tiddly |ˈtɪdlɪ| — slightly intoxicated

tiddlywinks |ˈtɪdləwɪŋks| — a game in which players try to flip plastic disks into a cup by pressing them on the side sharply with a larger disk

tide |taɪd| — the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon

tide-gauge |ˈtaɪdɡeɪdʒ| — A gauge for showing the height of the tide, particularly one continuously updated.

tide-waiter |ˈtaɪdˌweɪtə| — formerly, a customs inspector at a seaport

tidewater |ˈtaɪdwɔːtər| — low-lying coastal land drained by tidal streams

tideway |ˈtaɪdweɪ| — a channel in which a tidal current runs

tidily |ˈtaɪdɪlɪ| — in a tidy manner

tidiness |ˈtaɪdɪnəs| — the habit of being tidy

tidings |ˈtaɪdɪŋz| — information about recent and important events

tidy |ˈtaɪdɪ| — receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

tie |taɪ| — neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front

tie down |ˈtaɪ ˈdaʊn| — secure with or as if with ropes

tie in |ˈtaɪ ɪn| — be in connection with something relevant

tie up |ˈtaɪ ʌp| — secure with or as if with ropes

tie-in |ɪn| — a fastener that serves to join or connect

tie-up |ˈtaɪ ʌp| — a social or business relationship

tied |taɪd| — bound or secured closely

tier |tɪr| — a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

tierce |ˈtɪrs| — the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m.

tiercel |ˈtiːrsəl| — male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon

ties |ˈtaɪz| — plural form of tie

tiewig  — A wig having a tie or ties, or one having some of the curls tied up.

tiff |tɪf| — a quarrel about petty points

tiffany |ˈtɪfənɪ| — United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)

tiffin |ˈtɪfɪn| — a midday meal

tig |tɪɡ| — (Ireland) tag, the children's game.

tiger |ˈtaɪɡər| — a fierce or audacious person

tiger-moth |ˈtaɪɡəmɒθ| — (zoology) A stout-bodied moth (species) of the family Arctiidae

tigerish |ˈtaɪɡərɪʃ| — resembling a tiger in fierceness and lack of mercy

tight |taɪt| — pulled or drawn tight

tight-fisted |ˈtɑɪt ˈfɪstɪd| — reluctant to spend money; miserly or stingy

tight-fitting  — fitting snugly

tight-lipped |taɪt ˈlɪpt| — Alternative spelling of tight-lipped.

tighten |ˈtaɪtn| — make tight or tighter

tightener |ˈtaɪtnə| — Something used to tighten.

tightening |ˈtaɪtənɪŋ| — the act of making something tighter

tightly |ˈtɑɪtlɪ| — in a tight or constricted manner

tightness |ˈtaɪtnəs| — a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit

tightrope |ˈtaɪtrəʊp| — tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground

tights |taɪts| — skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls

tightwad |ˈtaɪtwɑːd| — a miserly person

tigress |ˈtaɪɡrəs| — a female tiger

tigrish |ˈtaɪɡrɪʃ| — (figuratively, poetic, rare) Of or pertaining to tigers; tigerish

tike |ˈtaɪk| — a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

til |ˈtɪl| — (nonstandard) until, till2010 May, James Parker, “Revenge of the Wimps", The Atlantic Monthly, volume 305, number 4, page 38:"Š

tilbury |ˈtɪlˌberɪ| — (historical) A small open two-wheeled carriage.

tilde |ˈtɪldə| — a diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization

tile |taɪl| — a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces

tiler |ˈtaɪlər| — a worker who lays tile

tilery |ˈtaɪləriː| — A place where tiles are manufactured or fired.

tiling |ˈtaɪlɪŋ| — the application of tiles to cover a surface

till |tɪl| — unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together

tillable |ˈtɪləbəl| — (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

tillage |ˈtɪlɪdʒ| — arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops

tiller |ˈtɪlər| — a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass

tilt |tɪlt| — a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

tilt-hammer |ˈtɪltˌhæmə| — A tilted hammer; a heavy hammer, used in ironworking, lifted or tilted by projections or wipers on a revolving shaft; a trip hammer.

tilt-yard |ˈtɪltjɑːd| — A yard or place for tilting.

tilth |ˈtɪlθ| — the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth

tilting |ˈtɪltɪŋ| — Present participle of tilt.

timber |ˈtɪmbər| — the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

timber-line |ˈtɪmbəlaɪn| — Alternative spelling of timberline.

timber-yard |ˈtɪmbəjɑːd| — a place where wood is stored, and cut to size

timbered |ˈtɪmbərd| — covered with growing timber

timbering |ˈtɪmbərɪŋ| — Any structure, partial structure, or other item made from timber.

timberline |ˈtɪmbərˌlaɪn| — line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes

timberman |ˈtɪmbərmən| — an owner or manager of a company that is engaged in lumbering

timbre |ˈtæmbər| — (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

timbrel |ˈtɪmbrəl| — small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers

time |taɪm| — an instance or single occasion for some event

time-and-a-half  — a rate of pay 50% greater than normal; especially for overtime

time-bill |ˈtaɪmbɪl| — a bill of exchange that is to be paid at some future date

time-book |ˈtaɪmbʊk| — Alternative form of timebook.

time-clock |ˈtaɪmklɒk| — A device that records, on timecards, the times that employees start and finish work.

time-consuming |ˈtaɪmkənˌsuːmɪŋ| — of a task that takes time and patience

time-exposure |ˈtaɪm ɪkˌspəʊʒər| — (photography) An exposure made by leaving a camera's shutter open for a period greater than a fraction of a second; an image so obtained.

time-honored  — acceptable for a long time

time-honoured |ˈtaɪm ɒnəd| — acceptable for a long time

time-limit |ˈtaɪm lɪmɪt| — a time by which something must finish

time-out |ˌtaɪmˈaʊt| — a brief suspension of play

time-saving |ˈtaɪmˌseɪvɪŋ| — Improving time-efficiency; reducing time needed to perform a task.

time-series  — (statistics) A set of data points, each of which represents the value of the same variable at different times, normally at uniform intervals

time-signal |ˈtaɪm sɪɡnəl| — Alternative form of time signal.

time-study |ˈtaɪmˌstʌdɪ| — time and motion study

time-table |ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl| — Alternative spelling of timetable.

time-tested |ˈtaɪmˌtestɪd| — tested and proved to be reliable

time-work |ˈtaɪmwɜːk| — Alternative form of timework.

time-worn |ˈtaɪmwɔːn| — no longer novel

timed |ˈtaɪmd| — regularly spaced in time

timekeeper |ˈtaɪmkiːpər| — (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed

timeless |ˈtaɪmləs| — unaffected by time

timeline |ˈtaɪmlaɪn| — a sequence of related events arranged in chronological order and displayed along a line (usually drawn left to right or top to bottom)

timeliness |ˈtaɪmlɪnəs| — being at the right time

timely |ˈtaɪmlɪ| — at an opportune time

timepiece |ˈtaɪmpiːs| — a measuring instrument or device for keeping time

timer |ˈtaɪmər| — a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end

timesaving |ˈtaɪmˌseɪvɪŋ| — that saves time, especially by using a shorter route or a more efficient method

timeserver |ˈtaɪmsɜːvər| — one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage

timeserving |ˈtaɪmsɜːvɪŋ| — taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

timetable |ˈtaɪmteɪbl| — a schedule listing events and the times at which they will take place

timework |ˈtaɪmwɜːk| — work paid for at a rate per unit of time

timeworn |ˈtaɪmwɔːn| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

timid |ˈtɪmɪd| — people who are fearful and cautious

timidity |təˈmɪdətɪ| — fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

timidly |ˈtɪmədlɪ| — in a shy or timid or bashful manner

timing |ˈtaɪmɪŋ| — the time when something happens

timorous |ˈtɪmərəs| — timid by nature or revealing timidity

timorously |ˈtɪmərəslɪ| — in a timorous and trepid manner

timorousness  — fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

timothy |ˈtɪməθɪ| — grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay

timpani |ˈtɪmpənɪ| — a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

timpanist |ˈtɪmpənɪst| — a person who plays the kettledrums

tin |tɪn| — a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide

tin-foil |fɔɪl| — Alternative spelling of tinfoil.

tin-opener |ˈtɪn əʊpənər| — Alternative form of tin opener; can opener

tin-plate |ˈtɪn pleɪt| — A thin sheet of steel coated with tin to prevent rusting; used to make cans etc.

tinctorial |tɪŋkˈtɔːriːəl| — Of or relating to tincture (dye or colour)

tincture |ˈtɪŋktʃər| — a substance that colors or dyes

tinder |ˈtɪndər| — material for starting a fire

tinder-box |ˈtɪndəbɒks| — Alternative spelling of tinder box.

tinderbox |ˈtɪndərbɑːks| — a dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence

tindery |ˈtɪndəriː| — Resembling or characteristic of tinder.

tine |taɪn| — prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler

tinea |ˈtɪniːə| — infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

tinfoil |ˈtɪnfɔɪl| — foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead

ting |ˈtɪŋ| — a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell

tinge |tɪndʒ| — a slight but appreciable amount

tingle |ˈtɪŋɡl| — an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

tinhorn |tɪnhɔːrn| — (US) cheap, inferior; pretentious

tinker |ˈtɪŋkər| — a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

tinkering |ˈtɪŋkərɪŋ| — Present participle of tinker.

tinkle |ˈtɪŋkl| — a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell

tinkler |ˈtɪŋkələr| — (slang) penis

tinkling |ˈtɪŋkəlɪŋ| — like the short high ringing sound of a small bell

tinman |ˈtɪnˌmæn| — A maker of tinware.

tinned |tɪnd| — sealed in a can or jar

tinner |ˈtɪnər| — someone who makes or repairs tinware

tinnitus |ˈtɪnɪtəs| — a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease

tinny |ˈtɪnɪ| — of very poor quality; flimsy

tinplate |ˈtɪnpleɪt| — a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins

tinsel |ˈtɪnsl| — a showy decoration that is basically valueless

tinsmith |ˈtɪnsmɪθ| — someone who makes or repairs tinware

tinstone |ˈtɪnˌstəʊn| — The mineral cassiterite.

tint |tɪnt| — a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

tinted |ˈtɪntəd| — Slightly colored, having tint.

tintinnabulation |ˌtɪntɪnæbjʊˈleɪʃn| — the sound of a bell ringing

tintometer |tɪnˈtɑːmɪtər| — a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents

tintype |ˈtɪnˌtaɪp| — An early, remarkably durable form of photograph (technically a photographic negative), printed on a tin plate, then varnished.

tinware |ˈtɪnwer| — articles of commerce made of tin plate

tinwork  — Products manufactured using tin (the metal)

tiny |ˈtaɪnɪ| — very small

tip |tɪp| — the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

tip off |ˈtɪp ˈɒf| — give insider information or advise to

tip over |ˈtɪp ˈəʊvər| — cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

tip-and-run |ˌtɪp ən ˈrʌn| — designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape

tip-off |ˈtɪp ɒf| — inside information that something is going to happen

tip-over |ˈtɪpˌəʊvə| — (soccer) An action where the goalkeeper deflects the ball over the crossbar.

tip-up |ˈtɪp ˌəp| — constructed so as to tip up or out of the way

tipcart  — A cart constructed so that the body can be easily tipped, in order to dump the load.

tipcat |ˈtɪpkat| — An old game in which a small piece of wood, pointed at both ends, called a "cat", is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, to make it travel through the air as far as possible.

tipper |ˈtɪpər| — a person who leaves a tip

tippet |ˈtɪpɪt| — a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten

tipple |ˈtɪpl| — a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg

tippler |ˈtɪplər| — someone who drinks liquor repeatedly in small quantities

tippy |ˈtɪpɪ| — (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

tips |ˈtɪps| — plural form of tip

tipstaff |ˈtɪpstaf| — staff with a metal tip carried as a sign of office by e.g. a bailiff or constable

tipster |ˈtɪpstər| — one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)

tipsy |ˈtɪpsɪ| — slightly intoxicated

tiptoe |ˈtɪptəʊ| — the tip of a toe

tiptop |ˈtɪpˌtɑp| — the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

tirade |ˈtaɪreɪd| — a speech of violent denunciation

tirailleur |ˌtiːrɑːˈjɜːrr| — an infantry soldier

tire |ˈtaɪər| — hoop that covers a wheel

tired |ˈtaɪərd| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

tiredness |ˈtaɪərdnəs| — temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

tireless |ˈtaɪərləs| — showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

tirelessly |ˈtaɪrləslɪ| — with indefatigable energy

tiresome |ˈtaɪərsəm| — so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

tirewoman |ˈtaɪrwʊmən| — (archaic) A lady's maid.

tiring |ˈtaɪərɪŋ| — producing exhaustion

tiring-room |ˈtaɪərɪŋrʊm| — The room or place where actors dress for the stage.

tiro |ˈtaɪərəʊ| — someone new to a field or activity

tirocinium |ˌtaɪərəʊˈsɪnɪəm| — Schooling, apprenticeship; novitiate.

tisane |təˈzan| — infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves

tissue |ˈtɪʃuː| — part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

tissue-paper |ˈtɪʃuːˌpeɪpə| — Thin, translucent paper used for wrapping or for protecting delicate articles.

tit |tɪt| — either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

Titan |ˈtaɪtn| — a person of exceptional importance and reputation

titanic |taɪˈtænɪk| — of great force or power

titanium |tɪˈteɪnɪəm| — a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite

titbit |ˈtɪtbɪt| — a small tasty bit of food

titer  — the concentration of a solution as determined by titration

tithe |taɪð| — a levy of one tenth of something

Titian |ˈtɪʃən| — old master of the Venetian school (1490-1576)

titillate |ˈtɪtɪleɪt| — touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

titillation |ˌtɪtəˈleɪʃən| — a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)

titivate |ˈtɪtɪveɪt| — make neat, smart, or trim

titivation  — sprucing up; making decorative additions to

titlark |ˈtɪtlɑːrk| — a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage

title |ˈtaɪtl| — a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

title-deed |ˈtaɪtl diːd| — (law) a deed or similar document by which the title to property is conveyed between parties

title-holder |ˈtaɪtlˌhəʊldə| — someone who has won first place in a competition

title-page |ˈtaɪtl peɪdʒ| — the page, near the front of a book, that gives its title and, normally, its author and publisher

titled |ˈtaɪtld| — belonging to the peerage

titleholder |ˈtaɪtlhəʊldə| — The person who possesses a rank or title.

titmouse |ˈtɪtmaʊs| — small insectivorous birds

titrate |taɪˈtreɪt| — measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration

titre |tɪtre| — the concentration of a solution as determined by titration

titter |ˈtɪtər| — a nervous restrained laugh

tittivate |ˈtɪtɪveɪt| — make neat, smart, or trim

tittle |ˈtɪdl| — a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

tittle-tattle |ˈtɪtl tætl| — light informal conversation for social occasions

tittlebat |ˈtɪtlbæt| — (UK, dialect) The three-spined stickleback.

tittup |ˈtɪdəp| — to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

titubation |ˌtɪtjʊˈbeɪʃ(ə)n| — The act of stumbling, rocking, or rolling; a reeling.

titular |ˈtɪtʃələr| — existing in name only

titulary |ˈtɪtʃəˌleriː| — of or relating to a legal title to something

tizzy |ˈtɪzɪ| — an excited state of agitation

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