|Teachable Teach"a·ble adjective Capable of being taught; apt to learn; also, willing to receive instruction; docile.
We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable , to learn our religion from the Word of God. I. Watts.
Teachableness Teach"a·ble·ness noun Willingness to be taught.
Teache Teache noun [ Confer Ir. teaghaim , Gael. teasaich , to heat.] (Sugar Works) One of the series of boilers in which the cane juice is treated in making sugar; especially, the last boiler of the series. Ure.
Teache Teache noun [ Confer Amer. Spanish tacha , tacho .] (Sugar Manuf.) Any, esp. the last, of the series of boilers or evaporating pans.
Teacher Teach"er noun 1. One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor. 2. One who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination.
The teachers in all the churches assembled. Sir W. Raleigh.
Teaching Teach"ing noun The act or business of instructing; also, that which is taught; instruction. Syn. -- Education; instruction; breeding. See Education .
Teachless Teach"less adjective Not teachable. [ R.] Shelley.
Teacup Tea"cup` noun A small cup from which to drink tea.
Teacupful Tea"cup`ful noun
; plural Teacupfuls As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.
Tead, Teade Tead, Teade noun [ Latin taeda , teda .] A torch. [ Obsolete] "A burning teade ." Spenser.
Teagle Tea"gle noun [ Confer Tackle .] A hoisting apparatus; an elevator; a crane; a lift. [ Prov. Eng.]
Teague Teague noun [ Confer W. taeog , taeawg , adj., rustic, rude, noun , a vassal, villain, pleasant, clown, Ir. th...atach rural, boorish.] An Irishman; -- a term used in contempt. Johnson.
Teak Teak noun [ Malayalm tekku .] (Botany) A tree of East Indies ( Tectona grandis ) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree. [ Written also teek .] African teak , a tree ( Oldfieldia Africana ) of Sierra Leone; also, its very heavy and durable wood; -- called also African oak . -- New Zeland teak , a large tree ( Vitex littoralis ) of New Zeland; also, its hard, durable timber.
Teakettle Tea"ket`tle noun A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea, coffee, etc.
Teal Teal noun [ Middle English tele ; akin to Dutch teling a generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and English till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a brood or flock. See Till to cultivate.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion . The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings. » The common European teal ( Anas crecca ) and the European blue-winged teal, or garganey ( A. querquedula or A. circia ), are well-known species. In America the blue-winged teal ( A. discors ), the green-winged teal ( A. Carolinensis ), and the cinnamon teal ( A. cynaoptera ) are common species, valued as game birds. See Garganey . Goose teal , a goslet. See Goslet . -- Teal duck , the common European teal.
Team Team noun
[ Middle English tem
, Anglo-Saxon teám
, offspring, progeny, race of descendants, family; akin to Dutch toom
a bridle, LG. toom
progeny, team, bridle, German zaum
a bridle, zeugen
to beget, Icelandic taumr
to rein, bridle, Danish tömme
, Swedish töm
, and also to English tow
to drag, tug
to draw. √64. See Tug
, and confer Teem
to bear.] 1. A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.
A team of ducklings about her. Holland. 2. Hence, a number of animals moving together.
A long team of snowy swans on high. Dryden. 3. Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like.
of dolphins." Spenser.
To take his team and till the earth. Piers Plowman.
It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough. Macaulay. 4. A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc. 5. (Zoology) A flock of wild ducks. 6. (O. Eng. Law) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto. Burrill.
Team Team intransitive verb To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.
Team Team transitive verb To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber. [ R.] Thoreau.
Teamed Teamed adjective Yoked in, or as in, a team.
Let their teamed fishes softly swim. Spenser.
Teaming Team"ing noun 1. The act or occupation of driving a team, or of hauling or carrying, as logs, goods, or the like, with a team. 2. (Manuf.) Contract work. [ R.] Knight.
Teamster Team"ster noun One who drives a team.
Teamwork Team"work` noun Work done by a team, as distinguished from that done by personal labor.
Teamwork Team"work` noun Work done by a number of associates, usually each doing a clearly defined portion, but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole; as, the teamwork of a football eleven or a gun crew.
Is the teamwork system employed, or does one workman make the whole cigar? U. S. Consular Repts.
Teapot Tea"pot` noun A vessel with a spout, in which tea is made, and from which it is poured into teacups.
Teapoy Tea"poy noun [ Hind. tipāi ; Hind. tin there + Persian pāe foot.] An ornamental stand, usually with three legs, having caddies for holding tea.
[ Anglo-Saxon teár
; akin to German zärhe
, Old High German zahar
, OFries. & Icelandic tār
, Swedish tår
, Danish taare
, Goth. tagr
, OIr. dēr
, W. dagr
, OW. dacr
, Latin lacrima
, for older dacruma
, Greek da`kry
. √59. Confer Lachrymose
.] 1. (Physiol.) A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.
And yet for thee ne wept she never a tear . Chaucer. 2. Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.
Let Araby extol her happy coast, Dryden. 3. That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.
Her fragrant flowers, her trees with precious tears .
[ R.] "Some melodous tear
is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tear
- filled, tear
-stained, and the like.
(târ) transitive verb
[ imperfect Tore
(tōr), ((Obsolete Tare
) (târ); past participle Torn
(tōrn); present participle & verbal noun Tearing
.] [ Middle English teren
, Anglo-Saxon teran
; akin to Old Saxon far terian
to destroy, Dutch teren
to consume, German zerren
to pull, to tear, zehren
to consume, Icelandic tæra
, Goth. gataíran
to destroy, Lithuanian dirti
to flay, Russian drate
to pull, to tear, Greek de`rein
to flay, Sanskrit dar
to burst. √63. Confer Darn
.] 1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. Shak. 2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions. 3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
The hand of fate Addison. 4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair. 5. To move violently; to agitate.
Hath torn thee from me.
"Once I loved torn
ocean's roar." Byron. To tear a cat
, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially applied to theatrical ranting.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
-- To tear down
, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.
-- To tear off
, to pull off by violence; to strip.
-- To tear out
, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear out the eyes.
-- To tear up
, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the foundation of government or order.
Tear Tear intransitive verb 1. To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily. 2. To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.
Tear Tear noun The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure. Macaulay. Wear and tear . See under Wear , noun
Tear Tear noun (Glass Manuf.) A partially vitrified bit of clay in glass. -- Tears of St. Lawrence , the Perseid shower of meteors, seen every year on or about the eve of St. Lawrence, August 9th. -- T. of wine , drops which form and roll down a glass above the surface of strong wine. The phenomenon is due to the evaporation of alcohol from the surface layer, which, becoming more watery, increases in surface tension and creeps up the sides until its weight causes it to break.
Tear-falling Tear"-fall`ing adjective Shedding tears; tender. [ Poetic] " Tear-falling pity." Shak.
Tear-thumb Tear"-thumb` noun (Botany) A name given to several species of plants of the genus Polygonum, having angular stems beset with minute reflexed prickles.
Tearer Tear"er noun One who tears or rends anything; also, one who rages or raves with violence.
Tearful Tear"ful adjective Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful eyes. -- Tear"ful*ly , adverb -- Tear"ful*ness , noun
Tearless Tear"less adjective Shedding no tears; free from tears; unfeeling. -- Tear"less*ly , adverb -- Tear"less*ness , noun
Tearpit Tear"pit` noun (Anat.) A cavity or pouch beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope; the lachrymal sinus; larmier. It is capable of being opened at pleasure and secretes a waxy substance.
Teary Tear"y adjective 1. Wet with tears; tearful. 2. Consisting of tears, or drops like tears.
Tease Tease transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Teased
; present participle & verbal noun Teasing
.] [ Anglo-Saxon t...san
to pluck, tease; akin to OD. teesen
, Middle High German zeisen
, Danish tæse
. √58. Confer Touse
.] 1. To comb or card, as wool or flax.
matted wool." Wordsworth. 2. To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel. 3. (Anat.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments. 4. To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague. Cowper.
He . . . suffered them to tease him into acts directly opposed to his strongest inclinations. Macaulay. Syn.
-- To vex; harass: annoy; disturb; irritate; plague; torment; mortify; tantalize; chagrin. -- Tease
. To tease
is literally to pull or scratch, and implies a prolonged annoyance in respect to little things, which is often more irritating, and harder to bear, than severe pain. Vex
meant originally to seize and bear away hither and thither, and hence, to disturb; as, to vex
the ocean with storms. This sense of the term now rarely occurs; but vex
is still a stronger word than tease
, denoting the disturbance or anger created by minor provocations, losses, disappointments, etc. We are teased
by the buzzing of a fly in our eyes; we are vexed
by the carelessness or stupidity of our servants.
Not by the force of carnal reason, Hudibras.
But indefatigable teasing .
In disappointments, where the affections have been strongly placed, and the expectations sanguine, particularly where the agency of others is concerned, sorrow may degenerate into vexation and chagrin. Cogan. Tease tenon (Joinery)
, a long tenon at the top of a post to receive two beams crossing each other one above the other.
Tease Tease noun One who teases or plagues. [ Colloq.]
Teasel Tea"sel noun [ Middle English tesel , Anglo-Saxon t...sel , t...sl , the fuller's herb. See Tease .] [ Written also tassel , tazel , teasle , teazel , and teazle .] 1. (Botany) A plant of the genus Dipsacus , of which one species ( D. fullonum ) bears a large flower head covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen cloth. » Small teasel is Dipsacus pilosus , wild teasel is D. sylvestris . 2. A bur of this plant. 3. Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth. Teasel frame , a frame or set of iron bars in which teasel heads are fixed for raising the nap on woolen cloth.
Teasel Tea"sel transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Teaseled or Teaselled ; present participle & verbal noun Teaseling or Teaselling .] To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.
Teaseler Tea"sel·er noun One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth. [ Written also teaseller , teasler .]
Teaseling Tea"sel·ing noun The cutting and gathering of teasels; the use of teasels. [ Written also teaselling , teazling .]
Teaser Teas"er noun 1. One who teases or vexes. 2. (Zoology) A jager gull. [ Prov. Eng.]
Teaser Teas"er noun (Electricity) A shunt winding on field magnets for maintaining their magnetism when the main circuit is open.
Teasle Tea"sle noun & transitive verb See Teasel .
Teaspoon Tea"spoon` (tē"spōn`) noun A small spoon used in stirring and sipping tea, coffee, etc., and for other purposes.
Teaspoonful Tea"spoon`ful noun
; plural Teaspoonfuls As much as teaspoon will hold; enough to fill a teaspoon; -- usually reckoned at a fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoonful.
Teat Teat noun [ Middle English tete , titte , Anglo-Saxon tit , titt ; akin to LG. & OD. titte , Dutch tet , German zitze : confer French tette , probably of Teutonic origin.] 1. The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit. 2. (Machinery) A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.
Teated Teat"ed adjective Having protuberances resembling the teat of an animal.
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