TAB

pill, lozenge, tablet, tab

(noun) a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

tab

(noun) a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it; “pull the tab to open the can”; “files with a red tab will be stored separately”; “the collar has a tab with a button hole”; “the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs”

check, chit, tab

(noun) the bill in a restaurant; “he asked the waiter for the check”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

Tab (plural Tabs)

(computing) A key on a computer keyboard that typically inserts a tab or moves the input focus.

Etymology 2

Noun

Tab (plural Tabs)

Alternative letter-case form of tab (“student at Cambridge”)

Anagrams

• .bat, ABT, ATB, B.T.A., BAT, BTA, Bat-, TBA, abt, abt., bat

Etymology 1

First attested 1607, of uncertain origin.

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, opening etc.

(slang) An ear.

(by extension, graphical user interface) A navigational widget, resembling a physical tab, for switching between documents or sets of controls.

(GUI) The page or form associated with such a navigational widget.

(British Army, military slang) A fast march or run with full kit.

Verb

tab (third-person singular simple present tabs, present participle tabbing, simple past and past participle tabbed)

To affix with tabs; to label.

Etymology 2

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(informal, chiefly, North American) A restaurant bill.

(informal, chiefly, North American) Credit account, e.g, in a shop or bar; slate

(computing) A space character that extends to the next aligned column, traditionally used for tabulation.

Verb

tab (third-person singular simple present tabs, present participle tabbing, simple past and past participle tabbed)

(computing) To use the Tab key on a computer to advance the cursor or move the input focus, or on a typewriter to advance the carriage.

Etymology 3

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(UK, regional, Geordie and Mackem) A cigarette.

Etymology 4

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, commonly used for stringed instruments.

Etymology 5

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(British slang) A student of Cambridge University.

Etymology 6

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(colloquial) A tabloid newspaper.

Etymology 7

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(informal) A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.

Etymology 8

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

(informal, theatre) A tableau curtain.

Anagrams

• .bat, ABT, ATB, B.T.A., BAT, BTA, Bat-, TBA, abt, abt., bat

Source: Wiktionary


Tab, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

1. The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle.

2. A tag. See Tag, 2.

3. A loop for pulling or lifting something.

4. A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets.

5. A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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25 July 2024

FORFEIT

(noun) a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something; “the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time”


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Coffee Trivia

Coffee starts as a yellow berry, changes into a red berry, and then is picked by hand to harvest. The red berry is de-shelled through a water soaking process and what’s left inside is the green coffee bean. This bean then dries in the sun for 3-5 days, where it is then packed and ready for sale.

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