Words starting with t

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Meaning of Tachylyte

Tachylyte means: A vitreous form of basalt; -- so called because decomposable by acids and readily fusible.

Meaning of Tacit

Tacit means: Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.

Meaning of Taciturn

Taciturn means: Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.

Meaning of Taciturnity

Taciturnity means: Habilual silence, or reserve in speaking.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A stain; a tache.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoilean

Zoilean means: Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.

Meaning of Zoide

Zoide means: See Meride.

Meaning of Zoic

Zoic means: Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.

Meaning of Zohar

Zohar means: A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.

Meaning of Zoetrope

Zoetrope means: An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.

Meaning of Zoea

Zoea means: A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.

Meaning of Zodiacal

Zodiacal means: Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A girdle; a belt.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16 or 18 broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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