English dictionary


tub |tʌb| — a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body

tub-thumper |ˈtʌb θʌmpər| — a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

tuba |ˈtuːbə| — the lowest brass wind instrument

tubbing |ˈtʌbɪŋ| — Present participle of tub.

tubby |ˈtʌbɪ| — short and plump

tube |tuːb| — conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

tuber |ˈtuːbər| — a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

tubercle |ˈtuːbəkl| — a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis

tubercular |tuːˈbɜːrkjələr| — a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

tuberculin |tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn| — a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

tuberculosis |tuːˌbɜːrkjəˈləʊsɪs| — infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

tuberculous |tjuːˈbɜːkjʊləs| — constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus

tuberose |ˈtuːbəˌrəʊs| — a tuberous Mexican herb having grasslike leaves and cultivated for its spikes of highly fragrant lily-like waxy white flowers

tuberous |ˈtuːbərəs| — of or relating to or resembling a tuber

tubing |ˈtuːbɪŋ| — conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

tubthumping  — Present participle of tubthump.

tubular |ˈtuːbjələr| — constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)

tubulate |ˈtuːbjəˌleɪt| — tubular

tubule |ˈtuːbjuːl| — a small tube

tuck |tʌk| — eatables (especially sweets)

tuck in |ˈtəkˌɪn| — eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food

tuck-in |ˈtəkˌɪn| — (informal, slang) A big meal, especially one that people enjoy.

tuck-shop |ˈtʌk ʃɑːp| — Alternative spelling of tuck shop.

tucker |ˈtʌkər| — United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)

tucket |ˈtəkət| — (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

Tudor |ˈtuːdər| — an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)

Tuesday |ˈtuːzdeɪ| — the third day of the week; the second working day

tufa |ˈtuːfə| — a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime

tuff |təf| — hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash

tuffet |ˈtəfət| — a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person

tuft |tʌft| — a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

tufted |ˈtʌftɪd| — (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts

tufty |ˈtʌftiː| — (UK) the tufted duck.

tug |tʌɡ| — a sudden abrupt pull

tugboat |ˈtʌɡbəʊt| — a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

tuition |tʊˈɪʃn| — a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)

tulip |ˈtuːlɪp| — any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower

tulle |tuːl| — a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns

tulwar |ˈtʌlwɑːr| — A type of curved sword used in India and throughout South Asia.

tum |tʌm| — an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

tumble |ˈtʌmbl| — an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

tumble-down |ˈtʌmbl daʊn| — in deplorable condition

tumbledown |ˈtʌmbldaʊn| — in disrepair; poorly maintained

tumbler |ˈtʌmblər| — a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.

tumblerful |ˈtʌmbləfʊl| — As much as a tumbler will hold.

tumbleweed |ˈtʌmblwiːd| — any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass

tumbling |ˈtʌmbəlɪŋ| — the gymnastic moves of an acrobat

tumbrel |ˈtʌmbrəl| — a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution

tumbril |ˈtʌmbrəl| — a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution

tumefaction |ˌtuːməˈfækʃʌn| — the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it

tumefied  — simple past tense and past participle of tumefy

tumefy |ˈtuːməfaɪ| — cause to become very swollen

tumid |ˈtjuːmɪd| — ostentatiously lofty in style

tumidity |tjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ| — slight swelling of an organ or part

tummy |ˈtʌmɪ| — slang for a paunch

tumor |ˈtuːmər| — an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

tumour |ˈtuːmər| — an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

tump |təmp| — (UK, rare) A mound or hillock.

tumuli |ˈtjuːmjʊlaɪ| — Plural form of tumulus

tumult |ˈtuːmʌlt| — a state of commotion and noise and confusion

tumultuary |tdʒʊˈmʌltjʊəriː| — restless; agitated; unquiet

tumultuous |tuːˈmʌltʃʊəs| — characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

tumultuously |tjuːˈmʌltʃʊəslɪ| — in a tumultuous and riotous manner

tumulus |ˈtuːmjələs| — (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs

tun |tʌn| — a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

tuna |ˈtuːnə| — tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica

tunable |ˈtuːnəbəl| — (now rare) Harmonious, melodic, tuneful. [from 16th c.]

tundra |ˈtʌndrə| — a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen

tune |tuːn| — a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

tune in |ˈtuːn ɪn| — regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program

tune up |ˈtuːn ʌp| — adjust for (better) functioning

tune-up |ˈtuːˌnəp| — exercising in preparation for strenuous activity

tuneful |ˈtuːnfl| — having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

tuneless |ˈtuːnləs| — not having a musical sound or pleasing tune

tuner |ˈtuːnər| — someone who tunes pianos

tungsten |ˈtʌŋstən| — a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

tunic |ˈtuːnɪk| — an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

tunica |ˈtuːnɪkə| — an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

tunicate |ˈtuːnɪkət| — primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva

tuning |ˈtuːnɪŋ| — (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency

tuning-fork |ˈtjuːnɪŋ fɔːrk| — (music) A fork-shaped object which emits a tone of a specific frequency when struck.

Tunisian |ˌtuːˈniːʒən| — a native or inhabitant of Tunisia

tunnel |ˈtʌnl| — a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

tunny |ˈtʌnɪ| — important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks

tup |təp| — uncastrated adult male sheep

tuppence |ˈtʌpəns| — a former United Kingdom silver coin; United Kingdom bronze decimal coin worth two pennies

tuppenny |ˈtʌpənɪ| — (UK, becoming old-fashioned) Literally, worth tuppence (two pence); of little value or status.

tuque |tuːk| — (Canada) Alternative form of toque.

turban |ˈtɜːrbən| — a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head

turbary |ˈtɜːrbəriː| — A piece of peatland from which turf may be cut for fuel.

turbid |ˈtɜːrbɪd| — (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

turbidity |tərˈbɪdətɪ| — muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended

turbinate |ˈtɜːbɪnət| — any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates

turbine |ˈtɜːrbaɪn| — rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate

turbo |ˈtɜːbəʊ| — Turbocharger.

turbodrill |ˈtɜːbəʊˈdrɪl| — A drill used in oil wells etc in which the bit is rotated by a turbine motor within the well.

turbogenerator |ˈtɜːbəʊˈdʒenəreɪtə| — generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power

turbojet |ˈtɜːrbəʊdʒet| — an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine

turboprop |ˈtɜːrbəʊprɑːp| — an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine

turbot |ˈtɜːrbət| — flesh of a large European flatfish

turbulence |ˈtɜːrbjələns| — unstable flow of a liquid or gas

turbulent |ˈtɜːrbjələnt| — characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

turbulently |ˈtɜːbjʊləntlɪ| — in a turbulent manner; with turbulence

Turcoman |ˈtɜːrkəˌmen| — a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas

turd |tɜːrd| — obscene terms for feces

tureen |tjʊˈriːn| — large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

turf |tɜːrf| — surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

turfen  — Made of turf; covered with turf.

turfite |ˈtɜːrfaɪt| — (colloquial, dated) A votary of the turf, or racecourse.

turfman |ˈtərfmən| — A person who goes horse racing, or who owns race horses

turfy |ˈtɜːfɪ| — Of, pertaining to, or constructed of turf.

turgid |ˈtɜːrdʒɪd| — ostentatiously lofty in style

turgidity |tɜːˈdʒɪdɪtɪ| — pompously embellished language

Turk |tɜːrk| — a native or inhabitant of Turkey

turkey |ˈtɜːrkɪ| — large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food

turkey-cock |kɑːk| — A male turkey.

turkeycock  — A male turkey

Turkic |ˈtərkɪk| — a subfamily of Altaic languages

Turkish |ˈtɜːrkɪʃ| — a Turkic language spoken by the Turks

Turkoman |ˈtərkəmən| — a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas

turmeric |ˈtɜːrmərɪk| — widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye

turmoil |ˈtɜːrmɔɪl| — a violent disturbance

turn |tɜːrn| — a circular segment of a curve

turn around |ˈtɜːn əˈraʊnd| — turning in an opposite direction or position

turn away |ˈtɜːn əˈweɪ| — move so as not face somebody or something

turn back |ˈtɜːn ˈbæk| — retrace one's course

turn down |ˈtɜːn ˈdaʊn| — refuse to accept

turn in |ˈtɜːn ɪn| — make an entrance by turning from a road

turn off |ˈtɜːn ˈɒf| — cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

turn on |ˈtɜːn ɑːn| — cause to operate by flipping a switch

turn out |ˈtɜːn ˈaʊt| — be shown or be found to be

turn over |ˈtɜːn ˈəʊvər| — place into the hands or custody of

turn up |ˈtərn ˌəp| — appear or become visible; make a showing

turn-down |ˈtɜːndaʊn| — (idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.

turn-out |ˈtɜːn aʊt| — (intransitive, idiomatic) To result; end up.

turn-round |ˈtɜːn raʊnd| — (intransitive) To revolve or rotate around a centre.

turn-up |ˈtərn ˌəp| — (intransitive) To show up; to appear suddenly or unexpectedly.

turnable  — Capable of being turned.

turnabout |ˈtɜːrnəbaʊt| — a decision to reverse an earlier decision

turnaround |ˈtɜːrnəraʊnd| — time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip

turnback |ˈtɜːnbæk| — Used attributively to describe part of a garment that is turned back

turncoat |ˈtɜːrnkəʊt| — a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

turncock |ˈtɜːnkɑːk| — one employed to control water supply by turning water mains on and off

turned |ˈtɜːnd| — in an unpalatable state

turner |ˈtərnər| — United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)

turnery |ˈtɜːrnəriː| — workshop where objects are made on a lathe

turning |ˈtɜːrnɪŋ| — the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

turning-point |ˈtɜːnɪŋ pɔɪnt| — A decisive point at which a significant change or historical event occurs, or at which a decision must be made.

turnip |ˈtɜːrnɪp| — widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root

turnkey |ˈtɜːrnkiː| — someone who guards prisoners

turnout |ˈtɜːrnaʊt| — the group that gathers together for a particular occasion

turnover |ˈtɜːrnəʊvər| — the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers

turnpike |ˈtɜːrnpaɪk| — (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid

turnround |ˈtɜːrnraʊnd| — act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip

turnscrew  — A screwdriver

turnskin |ˈtɜːnskɪn| — (obsolete) Someone who can change their skin at will, especially into that of a wolf; a werewolf.

turnsole |ˈtɜːrnˌsəʊl| — The heliotrope; so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun.

turnspit |ˈtərnˌspɪt| — a roasting spit that can be turned

turnstile |ˈtɜːrnstaɪl| — a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering

turntable |ˈtɜːrnteɪbl| — a circular horizontal platform that rotates a phonograph record while it is being played

turpentine |ˈtɜːrpəntaɪn| — obtained from conifers (especially pines)

turpitude |ˈtɜːrpətuːd| — a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

turps |tərps| — volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally

turquoise |ˈtɜːrkwɔɪz| — a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate

turret |ˈtɜːrət| — a small tower extending above a building

turtle |ˈtɜːrtl| — a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar

turtle-dove |ˈtɜːtldʌv| — Alternative spelling of turtle dove.

turtledove |ˈtɜːtldʌv| — small Australian dove

Tuscan |ˈtəskən| — a resident of Tuscany

tush |ˈtʊʃ| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

tusk |tʌsk| — a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

tusker |ˈtəskər| — any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)

tussah |ˈtʌsə| — oriental moth that produces brownish silk

tusseh  — oriental moth that produces brownish silk

tusser  — oriental moth that produces brownish silk

tussive |ˈtəsɪv| — (medicine) Related to, caused by, or accompanied by a cough

tussle |ˈtʌsl| — disorderly fighting

tussock |ˈtʌsək| — a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

tussore |tʌsɔːr| — oriental moth that produces brownish silk

tut |tʌt| — utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval

tut-tut |ˌtətˈtət| — utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval

tutelage |ˈtuːtəlɪdʒ| — teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

tutelar |ˈtuːtlər| — providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

tutelary |ˈtjuːtɪlərɪ| — providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

tutor |ˈtuːtər| — a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)

tutorage |ˈtjuːtərɪdʒ| — The office of a tutor

tutoress |ˈtjuːtərɪs| — A female tutor.

tutorial |tuːˈtɔːrɪəl| — a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students

tutoring |ˈtuːtərɪŋ| — Present participle of tutor.

tutorize  — To teach; to instruct.

tutorship |ˈtjuːtəʃɪp| — teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

tutsan |ˈtʌtsən| — deciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain

tutti-frutti |ˌtuːtɪ ˈfruːtɪ| — ice cream containing chopped candied fruits

tutu |ˈtuːtuː| — South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)

tux |tʌks| — semiformal evening dress for men

tuxedo |tʌkˈsiːdəʊ| — semiformal evening dress for men

tuyere |twiːˈjer| — Alternative form of tuyere.

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