Definitions for Tissueˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tis•sueˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yu(n.; v.)-sued, -su•ing.

  1. (n.)an aggregate of similar cells and cell products forming one of the structural materials of an organism.

    Category: Biology

  2. Ref: tissue paper.

  3. any of several kinds of soft gauzy papers used for various purposes:

    toilet tissue.

  4. an interconnected series or mass:

    a tissue of falsehoods.

  5. a piece of thin writing paper.

  6. a woven fabric, esp. one of light or gauzy texture.

    Category: Textiles

  7. (v.t.)to cover or clothe with tissue.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to remove with facial or other tissues.

  9. to weave, esp. with threads of gold and silver.

Origin of tissue:

1325–75; ME tissew, var. of tissu < MF, OF, n. use of ptp. of tistre to weave < L texere

tis′su•ey(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tissue(noun)

    part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

  2. tissue, tissue paper(verb)

    a soft thin (usually translucent) paper

  3. weave, tissue(verb)

    create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

    "tissue textiles"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tissue(noun)ˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yu

    a square of thin soft paper, often used for wiping your nose

    a pack of tissues

  2. tissueˈtɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈtɪs yu

    the substance animals and plants are made of

    patients needing tissue donations

Wiktionary

  1. tissue(Noun)

    Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.

  2. tissue(Noun)

    A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.

  3. tissue(Noun)

    Absorbent paper as material.

  4. tissue(Noun)

    A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job

  5. tissue(Verb)

    To form tissue of; to interweave.

    Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. uE00027296uE001 Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tissue(noun)

    a woven fabric

  2. Tissue(noun)

    a fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures

  3. Tissue(noun)

    one of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue

  4. Tissue(noun)

    fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood

  5. Tissue(verb)

    to form tissue of; to interweave

Freebase

  1. Tissue

    An anatomical structure consisting of similarly specialized cells and intercellular matrix, aggregated according to genetically determined spatial relationships, performing a specific function.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tissue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4431

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tissue' in Nouns Frequency: #1424

Anagrams of Tissue

  1. suites


Translations for Tissue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tissue(noun)

(one of the kinds of) substance of which the organs of the body are made

nervous tissue; the tissues of the body.

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