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Webster 1913 Edition


Tarn

Tarn

,
Noun.
[OE.
terne
, Icel.
tjörn
.]
A mountain lake or pool.
A lofty precipice in front,
A silent
tarn
below.
Wordsworth.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tarn

T`ARN

,
Noun.
A bog, a marsh; a fen.

Definition 2022


Tarn

Tarn

See also: tarn and tårn

English

Proper noun

Tarn

  1. One of the départements of Midi-Pyrénées, France (INSEE code 81)
  2. A river in southwest France.

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French

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Tarn m

  1. Tarn

Derived terms

tarn

tarn

See also: Tarn and tårn

English

Noun

A tarn in the Lake District

tarn (plural tarns)

  1. (Northern England) A small mountain lake, especially in Northern England.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher, Project Gutenberg (1997), 1,
      It was possible, I reflected, that a mere different arrangement of the particulars of the scene, of the details of the picture, would be sufficient to modify, or perhaps to annihilate its capacity for sorrowful impression; and, acting upon this idea, I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn that lay in unruffled lustre by the dwelling, and gazed down—but with a shudder even more thrilling than before—upon the remodelled and inverted images of the gray sedge, and the ghastly tree-stems, and the vacant and eye-like windows.

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References

  • tarn” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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