Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Tim-whiskey noun A kind of carriage. See Whiskey . Southery.
1. A tabular statement of the time at which, or within which, several things are to take place, as the recitations in a school, the departure and arrival of railroad trains or other public conveyances, the rise and fall of the tides, etc. 2. (Railroad) A plane surface divided in one direction with lines representing hours and minutes, and in the other with lines representing miles, and having diagonals (usually movable strings) representing the speed and position of various trains. 3. (Mus.) A table showing the notation, length, or duration of the several notes.
[ Latin timidus
, from timere
to fear; confer Sanskrit tam
to become breathless, to become stupefief: confer French timide
.] Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.
Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. Thomson. Syn.
-- Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous; faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring. -- Tim"id*ly
Timidity noun [ Latin timiditas : confer French timidité .] The quality or state of being timid; timorousness; timidness.
Timidous adjective Timid. [ Obsolete] Hudibras.
Timist noun [ Written also timeist .]
1. (Mus.) A performer who keeps good time. 2. A timeserver. [ Obsolete] Overbury.
Timmer noun Same as 1st Timber .
Timocracy noun [ Greek ...; ... honor, worth (fr. ... to honor) + ... to govern: confer French timocratie .] (Gr. Antiq.) (a) A state in which the love of honor is the ruling motive. (b) A state in which honors are distributed according to a rating of property.
Timocratic adjective Belonging to, or constituted by, timocracy. Sir G. C. Lewis.
Timoneer noun [ French timonier , from timon a helm, from Latin temo , -onis , a pole.] A helmsman. [ R.]
[ Late Latin timorosus
, from Latin timor
fear; akin to timere
to fear. See Timid
.] 1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. Shak. 2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts.
apostasy of chuchmen." Milman.
Timorsome adjective Easily frightened; timorous. [ Written also timersome .] [ Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
Timothy noun , or Tim"o*thy grass` [ From Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.] (Botany) A kind of grass ( Phleum pratense ) with long cylindrical spikes; -- called also herd's grass , in England, cat's-tail grass , and meadow cat's-tail grass . It is much prized for fodder. See Illustration in Appendix.
[ Confer Timeous
.] Timely; seasonable.
[ Obsolete] Bacon.
; plural Timpani
. [ Italian ] (Mus.) See Tympano .
[ As. tin
; akin to Dutch tin
, German zinn
, Old High German zin
, Icelandic & Danish tin
, Swedish tenn
; of unknown origin.] 1. (Chemistry) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous , or stannic . Symbol Sn ( Stannum ). Atomic weight 117.4. 2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate. 3. Money.
[ Cant] Beaconsfield. Block tin (Metal.)
, commercial tin, cast into blocks, and partially refined, but containing small quantities of various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.; solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also bar tin .
-- Butter of tin
. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius , under Fuming .
-- Grain tin
. (Metal.) See under Grain .
-- Salt of tin (Dyeing)
, stannous chloride, especially so called when used as a mordant.
-- Stream tin
. See under Stream .
-- Tin cry (Chemistry)
, the peculiar creaking noise made when a bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the crystal granules on each other.
-- Tin foil
, tin reduced to a thin leaf.
-- Tin frame (Mining)
, a kind of buddle used in washing tin ore.
-- Tin liquor
, Tin mordant (Dyeing)
, stannous chloride, used as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
-- Tin penny
, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines.
[ Obsolete] Bailey.
-- Tin plate
, thin sheet iron coated with tin.
-- Tin pyrites
. See Stannite .
Tin transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tinned
; present participle & verbal noun Tinning
.] To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
Tinamides noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A division of struthious birds, including the tinamous.
Tinamou noun [ From the native name: confer French tinamous .] (Zoology) Any one of several species of South American birds belonging to Tinamus and allied genera. » In general appearance and habits they resemble grouse and partridges, but in anatomical characters they are allied to the ostriches and other struthious birds. Their wings are of moderate length, and they are able to fly a considerable distance.
[ Arabic , Persian & Hind. tinkār
; confer Malay tingkal
; all from Sanskrit ...a...ka...a
. Confer Altincar
.] (Chemistry) Crude native borax, formerly imported from Thibet. It was once the chief source of boric compounds. Confer Borax .
[ Written also tinchill
.] [ Gael. timchioll
a circuit, compass.] A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass.
We'll quell the savage mountaineer, Sir W. Scott.
As their tinchel cows the game!
[ Latin tinctus
, past participle of tingere
to tinge. See Tinge
.] Tined; tinged.
[ Archaic] Spenser.
[ See Tint
.] Color; tinge; tincture; tint.
[ Archaic] "Blue of heaven's own tinct
All the devices blazoned on the shield, Tennyson.
In their own tinct .
Tinct transitive verb
[ See Tinge
.] To color or stain; to imblue; to tint.
[ Archaic] Bacon.
[ Latin tinctorius
, from tinctor
a dyer, tingere
, to dye: confer French tinctorial
. See Tinge
.] Of or relating to color or colors; imparting a color; as, tinctorial matter. Ure.
[ Latin tinctura
a dyeing, from tingere
, to tinge, dye: confer Middle English tainture
, French teinture
, Latin tinctura
. See Tinge
.] 1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red. 2. (Her.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.
» There are two metals: gold, called or
, and represented in engraving by a white surface covered with small dots; and silver, called argent
, and represented by a plain white surface. The colors and their representations are as follows: red, called gules
, or a shading of vertical lines; blue, called azure
, or horizontal lines; black, called sable
, or horizontal and vertical lines crossing; green, called vert
, or diagonal lines from dexter chief corner; purple, called purpure
, or diagonal lines from sinister chief corner. The furs are ermine
, counter vair
, and counter potent
. See Illustration
in Appendix. 3. The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent. 4. (Medicine) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.
» According to the United States Pharmacopœia, the term tincture
(also called alcoholic tincture
, and spirituous tincture
) is reserved for the alcoholic solutions of nonvolatile substances, alcoholic solutions of volatile substances being called spirits
. Ethereal tincture
, a solution of medicinal substance in ether. 5. A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel. 6. A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.
All manners take a tincture from our own. Pope.
Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight tincture . Macaulay.
Tincture transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tinctured
; present participle & verbal noun Tincturing
.] 1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors. I. Watts. 2. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture all our soul. Barrow.
Tind transitive verb
[ Middle English tenden
, Anglo-Saxon tendan
; akin to German zünden
, Old High German zunten
, Icelandic tendra
, Swedish tända
, Danish tænde
, Goth. tandjan
to kindle, tundnan
to be kindled, to burn. Confer Tinder
.] To kindle.
[ Obsolete] Bp. Sanderson.
Tindal noun [ From the native name: confer Malayalam ta......al .]
1. A petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain. [ India] Malcom. 2. An attendant on an army. [ India] Simmonds.
[ Middle English tinder
, Anglo-Saxon tynder
; akin to tendan
to kindle, Dutch tonder
tinder, German zunder
, Old High German zuntara
, Icelandic tundr
, Swedish tunder
, Danish tönder
. See Tind
.] Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen. German tinder
. Same as Amadou .
-- Tinder box
, a box in which tinder is kept.
[ See Teen
affliction.] Trouble; distress; teen.
[ Obsolete] "Cruel winter's tine
Tine transitive verb
[ See Tind
.] To kindle; to set on fire.
[ Obsolete] See Tind
. "To tine
the cloven wood." Dryden.
Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind . Spenser.
Tine intransitive verb
[ Confer Tine
distress, or Tine
to kindle.] To kindle; to rage; to smart.
Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine Spenser.
That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine .
Tine transitive verb
[ Anglo-Saxon t...nan
, from t...n
an inclosure. See Town
.] To shut in, or inclose.
[ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
[ Middle English tind
, Anglo-Saxon tind
; akin to Middle High German zint
, Icelandic tindr
, Swedish tinne
, and probably to German zinne
a pinnacle, Old High German zinna
, and English tooth
. See Tooth
.] A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.
[ Latin , a worm, a moth.] 1. (Medicine) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See Ringworm , and Sycosis . 2. (Zoology) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.
Tinean noun (Zoology) Any species of Tinea, or of the family Tineidæ , which includes numerous small moths, many of which are injurious to woolen and fur goods and to cultivated plants. Also used adjectively.
Tined adjective Furnished with tines; as, a three- tined fork.
Tineid noun (Zoology) Same as Tinean .
; plural Tinemen
. [ Probably akin to tine
to shut or inclose.] (O. Eng. Forest Law) An officer of the forest who had the care of vert and venison by night.
[ From Tine
to shut in, inclose.] Brushwood and thorns for making and repairing hedges.
[ Obsolete Eng.]
[ An imitative word. Confer Tink
.] A sharp sound, as of a bell; a tinkling.
Ting intransitive verb To sound or ring, as a bell; to tinkle. [ R.] Holland.
Ting noun The apartment in a Chinese temple where the idol is kept.
Tinge transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tinged
; present participle & verbal noun Tingeing
.] [ Latin tingere
, to dye, stain, wet; akin to Greek ..., and perhaps to German tunken
to dip, Old High German tunchōn
. Confer Distain
a stain, to stain, Tincture
.] To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
His [ Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance. Addison. Syn.
-- To color; dye; stain.
Tinge noun A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.
His notions, too, respecting the government of the state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the government of the church. Macaulay.
[ Latin tingens
, present participle of tingere
to tinge. See Tinge
.] Having the power to tinge.
As for the white part, it appears much less enriched with the tingent property. Boyle.
Tinger noun One who, or that which, tinges.
Tingid adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the genus Tingis.
Tingis noun [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A genus of small hemipterous insects which injure trees by sucking the sap from the leaves. See Illustration in Appendix.