Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Tisane noun [ French] (Medicine) See Ptisan .

Tisar noun [ French tisard .] (Glass Manuf.) The fireplace at the side of an annealing oven. Knight.

Tisic noun Consumption; phthisis. See Phthisis .

Tisic, Tisical adjective [ For phthisic , phthisical .] Consumptive, phthisical.

Tisicky adjective Consumptive, phthisical.

Tisri noun [ Hebrew tishrī , from Chald. sherā' to open, to begin.] The seventh month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to a part of September with a part of October.

Tissue noun [ French tissu , from tissu , past participle of tisser , tistre , to weave, from Latin texere . See Text .]
1. A woven fabric.

2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.

A robe of tissue , stiff with golden wire.
Dryden.

In their glittering tissues bear emblazed
Holy memorials.
Milton.

3. (Biol.) One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue ; connective tissue .

» The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue , tegumentary tissue , etc.

4. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.

Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion.
A. J. Balfour.

Tissue paper , very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.

Tissue transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tissued ; present participle & verbal noun Tissuing .] To form tissue of; to interweave.

Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue.
Bacon.

Tissued adjective Clothed in, or adorned with, tissue; also, variegated; as, tissued flowers. Cowper.

And crested chiefs and tissued dames
Assembled at the clarion's call.
T. Warton.

Tit noun
1. A small horse. Tusser.

2. A woman; -- used in contempt. Burton.

3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell.

4. [ Middle English ; confer Icelandic titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps the same as teat . Confer Titmouse , Tittle .] (Zoology) (a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families Paridæ and Leiotrichidæ ; a titmouse. (b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.

Ground tit . (Zoology) See Wren tit , under Wren . -- Hill tit (Zoology) , any one of numerous species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to Siva , Milna , and allied genera. -- Tit babbler (Zoology) , any one of several species of small East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus Trichastoma . -- Tit for tat . [ Probably for tip for tap . See Tip a slight blow.] An equivalent; retaliation. -- Tit thrush (Zoology) , any one of numerous species of Asiatic and East Indian birds belonging to Suthora and allied genera. In some respects they are intermediate between the thrushes and titmice.

Titan adjective Titanic.

The Titan physical difficulties of his enterprise.
I. Taylor.

Titan crane (Machinery) A massive crane with an overhanging counterbalanced arm carrying a traveler and lifting crab, the whole supported by a carriage mounted on track rails. It is used esp. for setting heavy masonry blocks for piers, breakwaters, etc.

Titanate noun (Chemistry) A salt of titanic acid.

Titanic adjective Of or relating to Titans, or fabled giants of ancient mythology; hence, enormous in size or strength; as, Titanic structures.

Titanic adjective [ Confer French titanique .] (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to titanium; derived from, or containing, titanium; specifically, designating those compounds of titanium in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with the titanous compounds.

Titanic acid (Chemistry) , a white amorphous powder, Ti.(OH) 4 , obtained by decomposing certain titanates; -- called also normal titanic acid . By extension, any one of a series of derived acids, called also metatitanic acid , polytitanic acid , etc. -- Titanic iron ore . (Min.) See Menaccanite .

Titaniferous adjective [ Titanium + -ferous : confer French titanifère .] Containing or affording titanium; as, titaniferous magnetite.

Titanite noun [ Confer French titanite ; - - so called from containing titanic acid.] (Min.) See Sphene .

Titanitic adjective Pertaining to, or containing, titanium; as, a titanitic mineral.

Titanium noun [ New Latin , from Latin Titani or Titanes , Greek ..., the sons of the earth.] (Chemistry) An elementary substance found combined in the minerals manaccanite, rutile, sphene, etc., and isolated as an infusible iron-gray amorphous powder, having a metallic luster. It burns when heated in the air. Symbol Ti. Atomic weight 48.1.

Titano- (Chemistry) A combining form (also used adjectively) designating certain double compounds of titanium with some other elements; as, titano -cyanide, titano -fluoride, titano -silicate, etc.

Titanotherium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a Titan + ..., dim. of ... a beast.] (Paleon.) A large American Miocene mammal, allied to the rhinoceros, and more nearly to the extinct Brontotherium.

Titanous adjective Designating certain compounds of titanium in which that element has a lower valence as contrasted with titanic compounds.

Titbit noun Same as Tidbit .

Tith adjective [ See Tight , adjective ] Tight; nimble. [ Obsolete]

Of a good stirring strain too, she goes tith .
Beau. & Fl.

Tithable adjective Subject to the payment of tithes; as, tithable lands.

Tithe noun [ Middle English tithe , tethe , properly an adj., tenth, Anglo-Saxon teó...a the tenth; akin to tién , t...n , tēn , ten, German zehnte , adj., tenth, noun , a tithe, Icelandic tīund the tenth; tithe, Goth. taíhunda tenth. See Ten , and confer Tenth , Teind .]
1. A tenth; the tenth part of anything; specifically, the tenthpart of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses. Almost all the tithes of England and Wales are commuted by law into rent charges.

The tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil.
Neh. xiii. 5.

» Tithes are called personal when accuring from labor, art, trade, and navigation; predial , when issuing from the earth, as hay, wood, and fruit; and mixed , when accuring from beaste fed from the ground. Blackstone.

2. Hence, a small part or proportion. Bacon.

Great tithes , tithes of corn, hay, and wood. -- Mixed tithes , tithes of wool, milk, pigs, etc. -- Small tithes , personal and mixed tithes. -- Tithe commissioner , one of a board of officers appointed by the government for arranging propositions for commuting, or compounding for, tithes. [ Eng.] Simmonds.

Tithe adjective Tenth. [ Obsolete]

Every tithe soul, 'mongst many thousand.
Shak.

Tithe transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tithed ; present participle & verbal noun Tithing .] [ As. teó...ian .] To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on.

Ye tithe mint and rue.
Luke xi. 42.

Tithe intransitive verb Tp pay tithes. [ R.] Tusser.

Tither noun
1. One who collects tithes. Milton.

2. One who pays tithes. [ R.] Chaucer.

Tithing noun [ Anglo-Saxon teó...ung .]
1. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.

To take tithing of their blood and sweat.
Motley.

2. (O. Eng. Law) A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary. Blackstone.

Tithingman noun ; plural Tithingmen
1. (O. Eng. Law) The chief man of a tithing; a headborough; one elected to preside over the tithing.

2. (Law) A peace officer; an under constable.

3. A parish officer elected annually to preserve good order in the church during divine service, to make complaint of any disorderly conduct, and to enforce the observance of the Sabbath. [ Local, U. S.]

Tithly adjective [ From Tith .] Tightly; nimbly. [ Obsolete] "I have seen him trip it tithly ." Beau. & Fl.

Tithonic adjective [ Latin Tithonius belonging to Tithonus , the consort of Aurora, Greek ....] Of, pertaining to, or denoting, those rays of light which produce chemical effects; actinic. [ R.]

Tithonicity noun (Chem. & Physics) The state or property of being tithonic; actinism. [ R.]

Tithonographic adjective [ Tithon ic + -graph + -ic .] Of, relating to, or produced by, the chemical action of rays of light; photographic.

Tithonometer noun [ Tithon ic + -meter .] An instrument or apparatus for measuring or detecting tithonicity; an actinometer. [ R.]

Tithymal noun [ Latin tithymalus a plant with a milklike sap, Greek ...: confer French tithymale .] (Botany) Any kind of spurge, esp. Euphorbia Cyparissias .

Titi noun (Zoology) Same as Teetee .

Titi noun [ Orig. uncert.]
1. A tree of the southern United States ( Cliftonia monophylla ) having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers succeeded by one-seeded drupes; -- called also black titi , buckwheat tree , and ironwood .

2. Any related tree of the genus Cyrilla , often disting. as white titi .

Titillate transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Titillated ; present participle & verbal noun Titillating .] [ Latin titillatus , past participle of titillare .] To tickle; as, to titillate the nose with a feather.

The pungent grains of titillating dust.
Pope.

Titillation noun [ Latin titillatio : confer French titillation .]
1. The act of tickling, or the state of being tickled; a tickling sensation. A. Tucker.

2. Any pleasurable sensation.

Those titillations that reach no higher than the senses.
Glanvill.

Titillative adjective Tending or serving to titillate, or tickle; tickling.

Titivate, Tittivate transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Titivated ; present participle & verbal noun Titivating .] [ Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in -ate from Latin ] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. -- Tit`i*va"tion , Tit`ti*va"tion noun [ Both Humorous]

"Come here, an' let me titivate you." He sat down beside her, and submitted to be dusted.
Quiller- Couch.

Titlark noun [ Tit a small bird + lark .] (Zoology) Any one of numerous small spring birds belonging to Anthus , Corydalla , and allied genera, which resemble the true larks in color and in having a very long hind claw; especially, the European meadow pipit ( Anthus pratensis ).

Title noun [ Old French title , French titre , Latin titulus an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Confer Tilde , Titrate , Titular .]
1. An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.

2. The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.

3. (Bookbindng) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.

4. A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. (Roman & Canon Laws) , a chapter or division of a law book.

5. An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preëminence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.

With his former title greet Macbeth.
Shak.

6. A name; an appellation; a designation.

7. (Law) (a) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title . (b) The instrument which is evidence of a right. (c) (Canon Law) That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.

8. (Anc. Church Records) A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.

Title deeds (Law) , the muniments or evidences of ownership; as, the title deeds to an estate.

Syn. -- Epithet; name; appellation; denomination. See epithet , and Name .

Title transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Titled ; present participle & verbal noun Titling .] [ Confer Latin titulare , French titrer . See Title , noun ] To call by a title; to name; to entitle.

Hadrian, having quieted the island, took it for honor to be titled on his coin, "The Restorer of Britain."
Milton.

Title-page noun The page of a book which contains it title.

The world's all title-page ; there's no contents.
Young.

Titled adjective Having or bearing a title.

Titleless adjective Not having a title or name; without legitimate title. "A titleless tyrant." Chaucer.