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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tear, teardrop(noun)

    a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

    "his story brought tears to her eyes"

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  3. bust, tear, binge, bout(noun)

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

  4. tear(verb)

    the act of tearing

    "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

  5. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

  6. tear(verb)

    to separate or be separated by force

    "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

  7. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  8. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

  9. tear(verb)

    fill with tears or shed tears

    "Her eyes were tearing"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tear(noun)

    a drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids

  2. Tear(noun)

    something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins

  3. Tear(noun)

    that which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge

  4. Tear(verb)

    to separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh

  5. Tear(verb)

    hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions

  6. Tear(verb)

    to rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home

  7. Tear(verb)

    to pull with violence; as, to tear the hair

  8. Tear(verb)

    to move violently; to agitate

  9. Tear(verb)

    to divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily

  10. Tear(verb)

    to move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave

  11. Tear(noun)

    the act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEAR' in Nouns Frequency: #944

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEAR' in Verbs Frequency: #576

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