Titanic Ti·tan"ic adjective Of or relating to Titans, or fabled giants of ancient mythology; hence, enormous in size or strength; as, Titanic structures.
Titanic Ti·tan"ic 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 Ti`tan·if"er·ous adjective [ Titanium + -ferous : confer French titanifère .] Containing or affording titanium; as, titaniferous magnetite.
Titanite Ti"tan·ite noun [ Confer French titanite ; - - so called from containing titanic acid.] (Min.) See Sphene .
Titanitic Ti`tan·it"ic adjective Pertaining to, or containing, titanium; as, a titanitic mineral.
Titanium Ti·ta"ni·um 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- Ti"tan·o- (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 Ti`tan·o·the"ri·um 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 Ti"tan·ous adjective Designating certain compounds of titanium in which that element has a lower valence as contrasted with titanic compounds.
Titbit Tit"bit` noun Same as Tidbit .
Tith Tith adjective
[ See Tight
] Tight; nimble.
Of a good stirring strain too, she goes tith . Beau. & Fl.
Tithable Tith"a·ble adjective Subject to the payment of tithes; as, tithable lands.
Tithe Tithe noun
[ Middle English tithe
, properly an adj., tenth, Anglo-Saxon teó...a
the tenth; akin to tién
, ten, German zehnte
, adj., tenth, noun , a tithe, Icelandic tīund
the tenth; tithe, Goth. taíhunda
tenth. See Ten
, and confer Tenth
.] 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.
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 Tithe adjective Tenth.
Every tithe soul, 'mongst many thousand. Shak.
Tithe 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 Tithe intransitive verb Tp pay tithes. [ R.] Tusser.
Tither Tith"er noun 1. One who collects tithes. Milton. 2. One who pays tithes. [ R.] Chaucer.
Tithing Tith"ing 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 Tith"ing·man 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 Tith"ly adjective [ From Tith .] Tightly; nimbly. [ Obsolete] "I have seen him trip it tithly ." Beau. & Fl.
Tithonic Ti·thon"ic 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 Tith`o·nic"i·ty noun (Chem. & Physics) The state or property of being tithonic; actinism. [ R.]
Tithonographic Ti·thon`o·graph"ic adjective [ Tithon ic + -graph + -ic .] Of, relating to, or produced by, the chemical action of rays of light; photographic.
Tithonometer Tith`o·nom"e·ter noun [ Tithon ic + -meter .] An instrument or apparatus for measuring or detecting tithonicity; an actinometer. [ R.]
Tithymal Tith"y·mal noun [ Latin tithymalus a plant with a milklike sap, Greek ...: confer French tithymale .] (Botany) Any kind of spurge, esp. Euphorbia Cyparissias .
Titi Ti"ti noun (Zoology) Same as Teetee .
Titi Ti"ti 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 Tit"il·late 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 Tit`il·la"tion 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 Tit"il·la·tive adjective Tending or serving to titillate, or tickle; tickling.
Titivate, Tittivate Tit"i·vate, Tit"ti·vate 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`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 Tit"lark` 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 Ti"tle noun
[ Old French title
, French titre
, Latin titulus
an inscription, label, title, sign, token. Confer Tilde
.] 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 Ti"tle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Titled
; present participle & verbal noun Titling
.] [ Confer Latin titulare
, French titrer
. See Title
] 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 Ti"tle-page` noun The page of a book which contains it title.
The world's all title-page ; there's no contents. Young.
Titled Ti"tled adjective Having or bearing a title.
Titleless Ti"tle·less adjective Not having a title or name; without legitimate title. "A titleless tyrant." Chaucer.
Titler Tit"ler noun A large truncated cone of refined sugar.
Titling Tit"ling noun
[ Icelandic titlingr
a tit sparrow. See Tit
a small bird.] 1. (Zoology) (a) The hedge sparrow; -- called also titlene . Its nest often chosen by the cuckoo as a place for depositing its own eggs.
The titling , . . . being thus deceived, hatcheth the egg, and bringeth up the chick of another bird. Holland. (b) The meadow pipit. 2. Stockfish; -- formerly so called in customhouses.
Titmal Tit"mal noun The blue titmouse. [ Prov. Eng.]
Titmouse Tit"mouse` noun
; plural Titmice
. [ Middle English titemose
small, or a small bird + Anglo-Saxon māse
a kind of small bird; akin to Dutch mees
a titmouse, German meise
, Old High German meisa
, Icelandic meisingr
. The English form has been influenced by the unrelated word mouse
. Confer Tit
a small bird.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing birds belonging to Parus and allied genera; -- called also tit , and tomtit .
» The blue titmouse ( Parus cœruleus
), the marsh titmouse ( P. palustris
), the crested titmouse ( P. cristatus
), the great titmouse ( P. major
), and the long tailed titmouse ( Ægithalos caudatus
), are the best-known European species. See Chickadee
Titrate Ti"trate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Titrated ; present participle & verbal noun Titrating .] [ French titrer , from titre standard, title. See Title , noun ] (Chemistry) To analyse, or determine the strength of, by means of standard solutions. Confer Standardized solution , under Solution .
Titrated Ti"tra·ted adjective (Chemistry) Standardized; determined or analyzed by titration; as, titrated solutions.
Titration Ti·tra"tion noun (Chemistry) The act or process of titrating; a substance obtained by titrating.
Titter Tit"ter transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tittered
; present participle & verbal noun Tittering
.] [ Probably of imitative origin.] To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle.
A group of tittering pages ran before. Longfellow.
Titter Tit"ter noun A restrained laugh. "There was a titter of . . . delight on his countenance." Coleridge.
Titter Tit"ter intransitive verb To seesaw. See Teeter .
Titter-totter Tit"ter-tot`ter intransitive verb See Teeter .
Titterel Tit"ter·el noun The whimbrel. [ Prov. Eng.]
Tittimouse Tit"ti·mouse` noun (Zoology) Titmouse. [ Prov. Eng.]
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