5 letter word starting with ta

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tabby noun A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering., A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock., A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat., An old maid or gossip., Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat., Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat., To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc.
taber verb i. Same as Tabor.
tabes noun Progressive emaciation of the body, accompained with hectic fever, with no well-marked logical symptoms.
tabid adjective Affected by tabes; tabetic.
table noun A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab., A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet, a memorandum book., Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced., Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a scheme; a schedule., A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed; an index; a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents., A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc., Any collection and arrangement in a condensed form of many particulars or values, for ready reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following some law, and expressing particular values corresponding to certain other numbers on which they depend, and by means of which they are taken out for use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines, tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables; interest tables; astronomical tables, etc., The arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand., An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board, or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in eating, writing, or working., Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table., The company assembled round a table., One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium., A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is required, so as to make it decorative. See Water table., The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played., One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table., The games of backgammon and of draughts., A circular plate of crown glass., The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles., A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; — called also perspective plane., The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened., To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines., To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture., To supply with food; to feed., To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf., To lay or place on a table, as money., In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely., To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one., To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope., To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.
taboo noun A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, — an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction., To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.
tabor noun A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person., To play on a tabor, or little drum., To strike lightly and frequently., To make (a sound) with a tabor.
tacet verbimpers. It is silent; — a direction for a vocal or instrumental part to be silent during a whole movement.
tache noun Something used for taking hold or holding; a catch; a loop; a button., A spot, stain, or blemish.
tacit adjective Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.
tacky adjective Sticky; adhesive; raw; — said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.
ta’en p. p. of Ta, to take, or a contraction of Taken.
taffy noun A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans., Flattery; soft phrases.
tafia noun A variety of rum.
taint noun A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect., An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner., To thrust ineffectually with a lance., To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner., To hit or touch lightly, in tilting., To imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air., Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish., To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting., To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather., Tincture; hue; color; tinge., Infection; corruption; deprivation., A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.
taira noun Same as Tayra.
tairn noun See Tarn.
taken p. p. of Take.
taker noun One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.
taled noun A kind of quadrangular piece of cloth put on by the Jews when repeating prayers in the synagogues.
tales noun Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such as, the latter., The writ by which such persons are summoned.
tally noun Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept., Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate., One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate., A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game., A tally shop. See Tally shop, below., To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit., To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard., To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match., To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game., Stoutly; with spirit.
talma noun A kind of large cape, or short, full cloak, forming part of the dress of ladies., A similar garment worn formerly by gentlemen.
talon noun The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey., One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant’s tooth., A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; — usually called an ogee., The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
taluk noun A large estate; esp., one constituting a revenue district or dependency the native proprietor of which is responsible for the collection and payment of the public revenue due from it.
talpa noun A genus of small insectivores including the common European mole.
talus noun The astragalus., A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes., A slope; the inclination of the face of a work., A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
tamed imp. & past participle of Tame
tamer noun One who tames or subdues.
tamil adjective Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language., One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India., The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a.
tamis noun A sieve, or strainer, made of a kind of woolen cloth., The cloth itself; tammy.
tammy noun A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, — used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc., A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.
tamul adjective & noun Tamil.
tanka noun A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia.
tansy noun Any plant of the composite genus Tanacetum. The common tansy (T. vulgare) has finely divided leaves, a strong aromatic odor, and a very bitter taste. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes., A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs, baked with butter in a shallow dish.
taper noun A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light., A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire., Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers., To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end., To make or cause to taper.
tapet noun Worked or figured stuff; tapestry.
tapir noun Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates belonging to Tapirus, Elasmognathus, and allied genera. They have a long prehensile upper lip, short ears, short and stout legs, a short, thick tail, and short, close hair. They have three toes on the hind feet, and four toes on the fore feet, but the outermost toe is of little use.
tapis noun Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table., To cover or work with figures like tapestry.
tardo adjective Slow; — a direction to perform a passage slowly., A sloth.
tardy superl. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift., Not being inseason; late; dilatory; — opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one’s payments., Unwary; unready., Criminal; guilty., To make tardy.
tared imp. & past participle of Tare, Weighed; determined; reduced to equal or standard weight; as, tared filter papers, used in weighing precipitates.
targe noun A shield or target.
tarin noun The siskin.
tarot noun A game of cards; — called also taroc.
tarre verb To set on, as a dog; to incite.
tarry noun Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar., To stay or remain behind; to wait., To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter., To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge., To delay; to defer; to put off., To wait for; to stay or stop for., Stay; stop; delay.
tarse noun The male falcon., tarsus.
tarsi noun pl. of Tarsus., of Tarsus
tasco noun A kind of clay for making melting pots.
tasse noun A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet.
taste verb t. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow., To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively., To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of., To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo., To partake of; to participate in; — usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure., To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine., To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic., To take sparingly., To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature’s bounty., The act of tasting; gustation., A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste., The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies (called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste., Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; — formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study., The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles-letters; critical judgment; discernment., Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste., Essay; trial; experience; experiment., A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit., A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
tasto noun A key or thing touched to produce a tone.
tasty superl. Having a good taste; — applied to persons; as, a tasty woman. See Taste, n., 5., Being in conformity to the principles of good taste; elegant; as, tasty furniture; a tasty dress.
tatch noun A spot or stain; also, a trick.
tatou noun The giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South America. It becomes nearly five feet long including the tail. It is noted for its burrowing powers, feeds largely upon dead animals, and sometimes invades human graves.
tatta noun A bamboo frame or trellis hung at a door or window of a house, over which water is suffered to trickle, in order to moisten and cool the air as it enters.
taunt adjective Very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts., To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout., Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.
tawed imp. & past participle of Taw
tawer noun One who taws; a dresser of white leather.
tawny noun Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion.
taxed imp. & past participle of Tax
taxel noun The American badger.
taxer noun One who taxes., One of two officers chosen yearly to regulate the assize of bread, and to see the true gauge of weights and measures is observed.
taxis noun Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it.
taxor noun Same as Taxer, n., 2.
tayra noun A South American carnivore (Galera barbara) allied to the grison. The tail is long and thick. The length, including the tail, is about three feet.
tazel noun The teasel.
tazza noun An ornamental cup or vase with a large, flat, shallow bowl, resting on a pedestal and often having handles.