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Webster 1913 Edition


Tart

Tart

,
Adj.
[AS.
teart
. √63. Cf.
Tear
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
Sharp to the taste; acid; sour;
as, a
tart
apple
.
2.
Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe;
as, a
tart
reply;
tart
language; a
tart
rebuke.
Why art thou
tart
, my brother?
Bunyan.

Tart

,
Noun.
[OE.
tarte
, F.
tarte
; perhaps originally the same word as
tourte
, LL.
torta
, fr. L.
tortus
, p. p. of
torquere
to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally made of a twisted shape. Cf.
Torture
,
Noun.
]
A species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tart

T`ART

, a.
1.
Acid; sharp to the taste; acidulous; as a tart apple.
2.
Sharp; keen; severe; as a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke.

T`ART

,
Noun.
[L. tortus, twisted; and this may be the primary sense of tar, acid, sharp, and hence this noun, something acid or made of acid fruit.] A species of pie or pastry, consisting of fruit baked on paste.

Definition 2022


tart

tart

English

Adjective

tart (comparative tarter, superlative tartest)

  1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
    I ate a very tart apple.
  2. (of wine) high or too high in acidity.
  3. (figuratively) Sharp; keen; severe.
    He gave me a very tart reply.
Derived terms
Synonyms
  • (of wine: high in acidity): green
Translations

Etymology 2

Old French tarte (flat pastry) (Modern French tarte), from tourte, from Vulgar Latin *torta, from torta (twisted) panis (bread), from feminine of Latin tortus (twisted, folded over). Cognate to torta.

Noun

tart (plural tarts)

  1. A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
Derived terms
  • treacle tart

Related terms

Translations

Etymology 3

From sweetheart or jam tart (attractive woman) by shortening

Noun

tart (plural tarts)

  1. (Britain, slang) A prostitute.
  2. (Britain, slang, derogatory) By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
Synonyms
  • (prostitute): See also Wikisaurus:prostitute
  • (prostitute): See also Wikisaurus:promiscuous woman
Translations

Verb

tart (third-person singular simple present tarts, present participle tarting, simple past and past participle tarted)

  1. To practice prostitution
  2. To practice promiscuous sex
  3. To dress garishly, ostentatiously, whorishly, or sluttily
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Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑrt

Verb

tart

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of tarten
  2. imperative of tarten

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒrt]

Verb

tart

  1. (transitive) to keep (many different senses overlapping with English, see examples)
    (somewhere): A fontos papírokat a fiókban tartom. - I keep the important documents in the drawer.
    (somehow): A hűtő hidegen tartja az ételt. - The refrigerator keeps the food cold.
    (pet): Kutyát tart. - S/he keeps a dog.
    (idiomatic): Tartja a szavát. - He keeps his word. (i.e. a promise)
  2. (transitive) to hold
    Könyvet tart a kezében. - He holds a book in his hand.
    A falak tartják a tetőt. - The walls hold the roof.
  3. to take up space or time, extend, to last (-tól/-től ... -ig)
    (in time): Az előadás délig tart. - The lecture goes on until noon. (The lecture ends at noon)
    (in space): A dugó a Petőfi utcától a Kossuth utcáig tart. - The traffic jam extends from the Petőfi Street up until the Kossuth Street.
  4. momentarily describing whether a process is still in progress, and if yes how far it has gone
    A könyv elején tartok. - I am at the beginning of the book.
    Tart még a film a tévében? - Is the film still playing on TV?
  5. to head into a direction
    Merre tartasz? - Where are you headed?
  6. to fear (of someone or something -tól/-től)
    Tartok a betörőktől. - I'm afraid of burglars.
    • 1990, Róbert Hámori, Egérderby, Budapest: Eötvös Kiadó, ISBN 9637820132, OCLC 908924874, page 8:
      A dzsip a lépcsőháztól nem messze parkol, balra, ide tessékelnek be, a feszültség azért már oldódik, a rendőrök is érzik, tudják, nincs mitől tartaniuk, épp eléggé elfoglal engem a magam baja, nemhogy szökésre gondoljak.
  7. (mathematics) to converge, have limit at (-hoz/-hez/-höz or -ba/-be)
    A sorozat 0-hoz tart. - The sequence converges to 0.

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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish tart, from Proto-Celtic *tartus, from Proto-Indo-European *térstus, from *ters- (dry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ˠaɾˠt̪ˠ/

Noun

tart m (genitive singular tarta)

  1. thirst
    tart orm. ― I am thirsty. (lit. "Thirst is on me.")
    Chuir an liamhás tart air. ― The ham made him thirsty. (lit. "The ham put thirst on him.")

Declension

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tart thart dtart
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • tart” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tart” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "tart" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Old French

Adjective

tart m (oblique and nominative feminine singular tarde)

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

Adverb

tart

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

Related terms

Descendants


Old Irish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *tartus, from Proto-Indo-European *térstus, from *ters- (dry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar͈t/

Noun

tart m (genitive tarta)

  1. thirst
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tart thart tart
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2

Non-lemma forms.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar͈d/

Verb

·tart

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·tart ·thart ·tart
pronounced with /-d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • tart” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.