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took imp. of Take, imp. of Take.
tore imp. of Tear, imp. of Tear., The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring., Same as Torus., The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane., The solid inclosed by such a surface; — sometimes called an anchor ring.
torn past participle of Tear, p. p. of Tear.
told imp. & past participle of Tell, imp. & p. p. of Tell.
toad noun Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.
toat noun The handle of a joiner’s plane.
toco noun A toucan (Ramphastos toco) having a very large beak. See Illust. under Toucan.
tody noun Any one of several species of small insectivorous West Indian birds of the genus Todus. They are allied to the kingfishers.
toed imp. & past participle of Toe, Having (such or so many) toes; — chiefly used in composition; as, narrow-toed, four-toed., Having the end secured by nails driven obliquely, said of a board, plank, or joist serving as a brace, and in general of any part of a frame secured to other parts by diagonal nailing.
toft noun A knoll or hill., A grove of trees; also, a plain., A place where a messuage has once stood; the site of a burnt or decayed house.
toga noun The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga praetexta.
toil noun A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; — usually in the plural., To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work., To weary; to overlabor., To labor; to work; — often with out., Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.
tola noun A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.
tole verb t. To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.
toll verb t. To take away; to vacate; to annul., To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole., To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell., To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend., To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing., To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person., The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated., A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like., A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor., A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding., To pay toll or tallage., To take toll; to raise a tax., To collect, as a toll.
tolt noun A writ by which a cause pending in a court baron was removed into a country court.
tolu noun A fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See Balsam of Tolu, under Balsam.
tomb noun A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher., A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead., A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead., To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
tome noun As many writings as are bound in a volume, forming part of a larger work; a book; — usually applied to a ponderous volume.
tone noun Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone., Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion., A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone., A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones., The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone., The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone., A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones., That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor., Tonicity; as, arterial tone., State of mind; temper; mood., Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory., General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners., The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; — commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone., To utter with an affected tone., To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t., To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
tong noun Alt. of Tonge
tony noun A simpleton.
tool noun An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work., A machine for cutting or shaping materials; — also called machine tool., Hence, any instrument of use or service., A weapon., A person used as an instrument by another person; — a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes., To shape, form, or finish with a tool., To drive, as a coach.
toom adjective Empty., To empty.
toon pl. of Toe., The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree (Cedrela Toona) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself.
toot verb i. To stand out, or be prominent., To peep; to look narrowly., To see; to spy., To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown., To cause to sound, as a horn, the note being modified at the beginning and end as if by pronouncing the letter t; to blow; to sound.
tope noun A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic., A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope., A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, / Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; — called also toper, oil shark, miller’s dog, and penny dog., The wren., To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.
toph noun kind of sandstone.
torc noun Same as Torque, 1.
tort noun Mischief; injury; calamity., Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury., Stretched tight; taut.
tori plural of Torus
tory noun A member of the conservative party, as opposed to the progressive party which was formerly called the Whig, and is now called the Liberal, party; an earnest supporter of exsisting royal and ecclesiastical authority., One who, in the time of the Revolution, favored submitting tothe claims of Great Britain against the colonies; an adherent tothe crown., Of ro pertaining to the Tories.
tose verb t. To tease, or comb, as wool.
tosh adjective Neat; trim.
tost of Toss, imp. & p. p. of Toss.
toss verb t. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball., To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head., To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm., To agitate; to make restless., Hence, to try; to harass., To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar., To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling., To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean., A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball., A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.
tota noun The grivet.
tote verb t. To carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; — a colloquial word of the Southern States, and used esp. by negroes., The entire body, or all; as, the whole tote.
toty adjective Totty., A sailor or fisherman; — so called in some parts of the Pacific.
tour noun A tower., A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England., A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies., anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty., To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.
tout verb i. To act as a tout. See 2d Tout., To ply or seek for customers., One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting., To toot a horn., The anus.
town adverb & preposition Formerly: (a) An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs.] (b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [Obs.] (c) A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls., Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop., Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities., The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways., A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country., The court end of London;– commonly with the., The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country., A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
towy adjective Composed of, or like, tow.
toze verb t. To pull violently; to touse.
tozy adjective Soft, like wool that has been teased.