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


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


  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


  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


(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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