What does TUN mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tun(noun)

    a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

Wiktionary

  1. tun(Noun)

    A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

  2. tun(Noun)

    A fermenting vat.

  3. tun(Noun)

    An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.

  4. tun(Noun)

    A weight of 2,240 pounds.

  5. tun(Noun)

    An indefinite large quantity.

  6. tun(Noun)

    A drunkard.

  7. tun(Noun)

    Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.

  8. Origin: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tun(noun)

    a large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask

  2. Tun(noun)

    a fermenting vat

  3. Tun(noun)

    a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity

  4. Tun(noun)

    a weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton

  5. Tun(noun)

    an indefinite large quantity

  6. Tun(noun)

    a drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt

  7. Tun(noun)

    any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell

  8. Tun(verb)

    to put into tuns, or casks

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tun

    tun, n. a large cask: an obsolete liquid measure of capacity—in old ale and beer measure, 216 gallons; in old wine measure, 252 gallons.—v.t. to store in a tun.—ns. Tun′-bell′y, a big pot-belly; Tun′-dish (Shak.), a wooden funnel; Tun′nage, a tax on imported wines; Tun′ning, the act of brewing, the amount brewed at one time. [A.S. tunne.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TUN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TUN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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