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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tuntʌn(n.; v.)tunned, tun•ning.

  1. (n.)a large cask for holding liquids, esp. wine, ale, or beer.

  2. a measure of liquid capacity, usu. equivalent to 252 gallons.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. (v.t.)to put into or store in a tun or tuns.

Origin of tun:

bef. 900; ME tunne, OE, c. OFris, MD, MLG tunne, tonne, late ON tunna, perh. all ult. < early ML tunna cask, of uncert. orig.

Tun.

  1. Tunisia.

    Category: Geography (places)

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tuna(-fish)(noun)

a kind of large sea-fish of the mackerel family.

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