Words starting with t

Words and definitions

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: Confidence; reliance.

Meaning of Tacked

Tacked means: of Tack

Meaning of Tacking

Tacking means: of Tack

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: To fasten or attach.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoccolo

Zoccolo means: Same as Socle.

Meaning of Zocco

Zocco means: Alt. of Zoccolo

Meaning of Zocle

Zocle means: Same as Socle.

Meaning of Zobo

Zobo means: A kind of domestic cattle reared in Asia for its flesh and milk. It is supposed to be a hybrid between the zebu and the yak.

Meaning of Zoanthus

Zoanthus means: A genus of Actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright colored.

Meaning of Zoanthropy

Zoanthropy means: A kind of monomania in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals.

Meaning of Zoanthoid

Zoanthoid means: Of or pertaining to the Zoanthacea.

Meaning of Zoanthodeme

Zoanthodeme means: The zooids of a compound anthozoan, collectively.

Meaning of Zoantharian

Zoantharian means: One of the Anthozoa.

Meaning of Zoantharian

Zoantharian means: Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia.

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