Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Tautoousian, Tautoousious adjective [ Greek ...; ..., for ... ... the same + ... being, essence.] Having the same essence; being identically of the same nature. [ R.] Cudworth.
Tautophonical adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, tautophony; repeating the same sound.
Tautophony noun [ Greek ...; ..., for ... ... the same + ... voice.] Repetition of the same sound.
Tautozonal adjective [ Greek ...; ..., for ... ... the same + English zonal .] (Crystallog.) Belonging to the same zone; as, tautozonal planes.
[ Middle English taverne
, French taverne
, from Latin taberna
a hut, booth, tavern. Confer Table
.] A public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities.
Taverner noun [ French tavernier , Latin tabernarius .] One who keeps a tavern. Chaucer. Camden.
Taverning noun A feasting at taverns. [ Obsolete] "The misrule of our tavernings ." Bp. Hall.
; plural Tavernmen The keeper of a tavern; also, a tippler.
Taw noun Tow. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Taw transitive verb
[ Confer Tew
to tow, Tow
, transitive verb
] To push; to tug; to tow.
[ Obsolete] Drayton.
Taw transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tawed
; present participle & verbal noun Tawing
.] [ Middle English tawen
, Anglo-Saxon tāwian
to prepare; confer Dutch touwen
, Goth. tēwa
to do, and English tool
. √64. Confer 1st Tew
the coarse part of flax.] 1. To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 2. To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
Taw noun [ Confer Anglo-Saxon tāw instrument.]
1. A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles. 2. A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles. [ Colloq. U. S.]
Tawdrily adverb In a tawdry manner.
Tawdriness noun Quality or state of being tawdry.
A clumsy person makes his ungracefulness more ungraceful by tawdriness of dress. Richardson.
[ Compar. Tawdrier
; superl. Tawdriest
.] [ Said to be corrupted from Saint Audrey
, or Auldrey
, meaning Saint Ethelreda
, implying therefore, originally, bought at the fair of St. Audrey, where laces and gay toys of all sorts were sold. This fair was held in Isle Ely, and probably at other places, on the day of the saint, which was the 17th of October.] 1. Bought at the festival of St. Audrey.
And gird in your waist, Spenser. 2. Very fine and showy in colors, without taste or elegance; having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; cheap and gaudy; as, a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry colors.
For more fineness, with a tawdry lace.
He rails from morning to night at essenced fops and tawdry courtiers. Spectator.
; plural Tawdries A necklace of a rural fashion, bought at St. Audrey's fair; hence, a necklace in general.
Of which the Naiads and the blue Nereids make Drayton.
Them tawdries for their necks.
Tawer noun One who taws; a dresser of white leather.
Tawery noun A place where skins are tawed.
Tawniness noun The quality or state of being tawny.
[ Compar. Tawnier
; superl. Tawniest
.] [ French tanné
, past participle of tanner
to tan. See Tan
, transitive verb
.] Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion.
"A leopard's tawny
and spotted hide." Longfellow.
[ See Taw
to beat.] A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster.
[ Written also tawes
, and tawse
.] [ Scot.]
Never use the taws when a gloom can do the turn. Ramsay.
[ French taxe
, from taxer
to tax, Latin taxare
to touch, sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, from tangere
, to touch. See Tangent
, and confer Task
.] 1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
Specifically: -- (a) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors, proverbially the most rapacious. Macaulay. (b) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax ; a window tax ; a tax on carriages, and the like.
Taxes are annual
, etc. (c) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses. 2. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject. 3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health. 4. Charge; censure.
[ Obsolete] Clarendon. 5. A lesson to be learned; a task.
[ Obsolete] Johnson. Tax cart
, a spring cart subject to a low tax.
[ Eng.] Syn.
-- Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate; assessment; exaction; custom; demand.
Tax transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Taxed
; present participle & verbal noun Taxing
.] [ Confer French taxer
. See Tax
] 1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.
We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government. Franklin. 2. (Law) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court. 3. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with , rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.
I tax you, you elements, with unkindness. Shak.
Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes. Dryden.
Fear not now that men should tax thine honor. M. Arnold.
Tax certificate (Law) The certificate issued to the purchaser of land at a tax sale certifying to the sale and the payment of the consideration thereof, and entitling the purchaser upon certain conditions and at a certain time thereafter to a deed or instrument of conveyance (called a tax deed ) of the land, to be executed by the proper officer.
Taxability noun The quality or state of being taxable; taxableness.
1. Capable of being taxed; liable by law to the assessment of taxes; as, taxable estate; taxable commodities. 2. (Law) That may be legally charged by a court against the plaintiff of defendant in a suit; as, taxable costs. -- Tax"a*ble*ness , noun -- Tax"a*bly , adverb
Taxaspidean adjective [ Greek ta`xis an arrangement + ..., ..., shield.] (Zoology) Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; -- said of certain birds.
[ French taxation
, Latin taxatio
a valuing, estimation, from Latin taxare
. See Tax
.] 1. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue. 2. (Law) The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost. 3. Tax; sum imposed.
[ R.] Daniel. 4. Charge; accusation.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Taxel noun (Zoology) The American badger.
Taxeopoda noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... + -poda .] (Paleon.) An order of extinct Mammalia found in the Tertiary formations.
1. One who taxes. 2. One of two officers chosen yearly to regulate the assize of bread, and to see the true gauge of weights and measures is observed. [ Camb. Univ., Eng.] [ Written also taxor .]
Taxgatherer noun One who collects taxes or revenues. -- Tax"gath`er*ing , noun
Taxiarch noun [ Greek ... and ...; ... a division of an army, a brigade (from ... to arrange, array) + to rule.] (Gr. Antiq.) An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army. Milford.
Taxicorn noun [ Latin taxus a yew + cornu a horn: confer French taxicorne .] (Zoology) One of a family of beetles ( Taxicornes ) whose antennæ are largest at the tip. Also used adjectively.
Taxidermic adjective [ Confer French taxidermique .] Of or pertaining to the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals.
Taxidermist noun A person skilled in taxidermy.
[ Greek ta`xis
an arranging, arrangement (fr. ta`ssein
to arrange) + ... a skin, from ... to skin: confer French taxidermie
. See Tactics
, transitive verb
] The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.
Taxine noun [ Latin taxus a yew.] (Chemistry) A poisonous alkaloid of bitter taste extracted from the leaves and seeds of the European yew ( Taxus baccata ). Called also taxia .
Taxis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ta`xis a division or arrangement, from ta`ssein to arrange.] (Surg.) Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it. Dunglison.
Taxis noun In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance.
Taxless adjective Free from taxation.
[ Greek ta`xis
arrangement + -logy
.] (Biol.) Same as Taxonomy .
Taxonomic (tăks`ŏ*nŏm"ĭk) adjective Pertaining to, or involving, taxonomy, or the laws and principles of classification; classificatory.
Taxonomist (tăks*ŏn"o*mĭst) noun One skilled in taxonomy.
Taxonomy (-mȳ) noun [ Greek ta`xis an arrangement, order + no`mos a law.] That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.
[ New Latin ] Same as Taxer , noun , 2.
Taxpayer noun One who is assessed and pays a tax.
Taylor-White process (Metal.) A process (invented about 1899 by Frederick W. Taylor and Maunsel B. White) for giving toughness to self-hardening steels. The steel is heated almost to fusion, cooled to a temperature of from 700Â° to 850Â° C. in molten lead, further cooled in oil, reheated to between 370Â° and 670Â° C., and cooled in air.
Tayra noun [ From the native name.] (Zoology) 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. [ Written also taira .]
Tazel noun (Botany) The teasel. [ Obsolete]