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Webster 1913 Edition


Tar

Tar

,
Noun.
[Abbrev. from
tarpaulin
.]
A sailor; a seaman.
[Colloq.]
Swift.

Tar

,
Noun.
[OE.
terre
,
tarre
, AS.
teru
,
teoru
; akin to D.
teer
, G.
teer
,
theer
, Icel.
tjara
, Sw.
tjära
, Dan.
tiære
, and to E.
tree
. √63. See
Tree
.]
A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.
Coal tar
.
See in the Vocabulary.
Mineral tar
(Min.)
,
a kind of soft native bitumen.
Tar board
,
a strong quality of millboard made from junk and old tarred rope.
Knight.
Tar water
.
(a)
A cold infusion of tar in water, used as a medicine.
(b)
The ammoniacal water of gas works.
Wood tar
,
tar obtained from wood. It is usually obtained by the distillation of the wood of the pine, spruce, or fir, and is used in varnishes, cements, and to render ropes, oakum, etc., impervious to water.

Tar

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tarred
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tarring
.]
To smear with tar, or as with tar;
as, to
tar
ropes; to
tar
cloth.
To tar and feather a person
.
See under
Feather
,
Verb.
T.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tar

T`AR

,
Noun.
[Eng. tare, in commerce.]
1.
A thick resinous substance of a dark brown or black color, obtained from pine and fir trees, by burning the wood with a close smothering heat.
Tar inspissated is called pitch, and is much used in ships and cordage.
2.
A sailor; so called form his tarred clothes.

T`AR

,
Verb.
T.
To smear with tar; as, to tar ropes.
1.
To tease; to provoke. [Not in use.]

Definition 2021


Tar

Tar

See also: tar, TAR, tár, tår, tar-, -tar, and -tär

English

Proper noun

Tar

  1. A village in Hungary.

tar

tar

See also: Tar, TAR, tár, tår, tar-, -tar, -tär, and Appendix:Variations of "tar"

English

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  2. Coal tar.
  3. (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  4. (slang, dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
  5. black tar, a form of heroin
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (transitive) To coat with tar.
  2. (transitive) To besmirch.
    Although he was found innocent, the allegations had tarred his name.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of tape archive.

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix.
  2. (computing) A file produced by such a program.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (computing, transitive) To create a tar archive.
Antonyms

Anagrams

Etymology 3

From Persian تار‎ (târ).

Alternative forms

  • tār

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (music) A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
See also
  • Appendix:Glossary of chordophones
Translations

Etymology 4

From Arabic طار

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (music) A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.
See also
  • Appendix:Glossary of membranophones
References

Aromanian

Noun

tar m (plural tari)

  1. donkey

Synonyms

Derived terms


Asturian

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō. Compare Spanish estar, Aragonese estar, Galician estar, Portuguese estar, Catalan estar.

Verb

tar

  1. to be (referring to geographical place)
  2. to be (referring to something temporary)
  3. to be (for use in constructing continuous verb forms)
    tas xugando
    you are playing

Conjugation

Impersonal forms
Infinitive tar
Gerund tando
Past participle tao
Personal forms
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Indicative Present to
toi
tas ta tamos táis tán
Imperfect preterite taba tabes taba tábamos~tábemos tabais~tabeis taben
Perfect preterite tuvi
tevi
tuvisti
tuviesti
tuvo
tevo
tuvimos
tuviemos
tuvistis
tuviestis
tuvieron
Pluperfect preterite tuviera~tuviere tuvieras~tuvieres tuviera~tuviere tuviéramos~tuviéremos tuvierais~tuviereis tuvieran~tuvieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Subjunctive Present tea teas tea teamos teáis tean
Imperfect preterite tuviera~tuviere tuvieras~tuvieres tuviera~tuviere tuviéramos~tuviéremos tuvierais~tuviereis tuvieran~tuvieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Potential Future taré tarás tará taremos taréis tarán
Conditional taría taríes taría taríamos~taríemos taríais~taríeis taríen
- tu vusté nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós vustedes
Imperative ta vamos tar tái

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒr]

Adjective

tar (not comparable)

  1. bald

Declension

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tar tarok
accusative tart tarokat
dative tarnak taroknak
instrumental tarral tarokkal
causal-final tarért tarokért
translative tarrá tarokká
terminative tarig tarokig
essive-formal tarként tarokként
essive-modal
inessive tarban tarokban
superessive taron tarokon
adessive tarnál taroknál
illative tarba tarokba
sublative tarra tarokra
allative tarhoz tarokhoz
elative tarból tarokból
delative tarról tarokról
ablative tartól taroktól

Synonyms


Irish

Etymology

Old Irish do·icc

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ˠaɾˠ/

Verb

tar (present analytic tagann, future analytic tiocfaidh, verbal noun teacht, past participle tagtha)

  1. to come
  2. to survive
    Bhí mo dheirfiúr ar leaba an bháis, ach tháinig sí.
    My sister was on her deathbed, but she survived.
    Bádh a hathair agus tháinig a máthair.
    Her father drowned and her mother survived.

Conjugation

Forms based on the stem tig- (e.g. tigim and tig/tigeann) are found in Ulster and parts of Munster; forms based on the stem teag- (e.g. teagaim and teagann) are found in parts of Connacht.

The present analytic tig is particularly common in tar le (be able).

The obsolete present subjunctive is now found only in the preposition go dtí (to, toward, up to, until).

Alternative forms of the second-person singular imperative include tair in Munster, teara in Connemara, and gabh in Ulster.

Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tar thar dtar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Lojban

Rafsi

tar

  1. rafsi of tarci.

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic طَارَ (ṭāra, to fly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taːr/

Verb

tar (imperfect itir, past participle mtajjar)

  1. to fly

Conjugation


Manx

Verb

tar (verbal noun çheet, simple past haink)

  1. come

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

tar

  1. present tense of ta

Old Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Cognate with Welsh tra and Latin trāns.

Preposition

tar (with accusative)

  1. over, across

Derived terms

Descendants


Portuguese

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Verb

tar

  1. (Portugal) Nonstandard spelling of estar.
    • 1983, Manuel da Costa Fontes, Romanceiro da Ilha de São Jorge, Universidade de Coimbra, page 236:
      Eu 'tou aqui nesta serra
      I'm here in this mountain chain

Swedish

Verb

tar

  1. present tense of ta.