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Definition of " Tar " in English English Dictionary
Tar Hear the Pronunciation!
A sailor; a seaman.
Tar Hear the Pronunciation!
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.
Tar Hear the Pronunciation!
To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.
v. t.
Acetarious Used in salads; as, acetarious plants. a.
Acetary An acid pulp in certain fruits, as the pear. n.
Acrotarsium The instep or front of the tarsus. n.
Alimentariness The quality of being alimentary; nourishing quality. n.
Alimentary Hear the Pronunciation!
Pertaining to aliment or food, or to the function of nutrition; nutritious; alimental; as, alimentary substances.
Almacantar Same as Almucantar. n.
Almacantar A recently invented instrument for observing the heavenly bodies as they cross a given almacantar circle. See Almucantar. n.
Almucantar A small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; a circle or parallel of altitude. Two stars which have the same almucantar have the same altitude. See Almacantar. n.
Alphabetarian A learner of the alphabet; an abecedarian. n.
Altar Hear the Pronunciation!
A raised structure [as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood] on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.
Altar Hear the Pronunciation!
In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.
Altarage The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church. n.
Altarage The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes. n.
Altarist A chaplain. n.
Altarist A vicar of a church. n.
Altarpiece The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos. n.
Altarwise In the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south. adv.
Antarchism Opposition to government in general. n.
Antarchist One who opposes all government. n.
Antarchistic Alt. of Antarchistical a.
Antarchistical Opposed to all human government. a.
Antarctic Hear the Pronunciation! Hear the Pronunciation!
Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23ยก 28/. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.
Antares The principal star in Scorpio: -- called also the Scorpion's Heart. n.
Antarthritic Counteracting or alleviating gout. a.
Antarthritic A remedy against gout. n.
Anticatarrhal Efficacious against catarrh. a.
Anticatarrhal An anticatarrhal remedy. n.
Antidotary Antidotal. a.
Antiquitarian An admirer of antiquity. (Used by Milton in a disparaging sense.) n.
Antisabbatarian One of a sect which opposes the observance of the Christian Sabbath. n.
Aristarch A severe critic. n.