Definitions for tartɑr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tartɑr(n.; v.; adj.)tarred, tar•ring
(n.)any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, as coal or wood.
smoke solids or components:
(v.t.)to smear or cover with or as if with tar.
(adj.)of or characteristic of tar.
covered or smeared with tar.
Idioms for tar:
beat, knock, or whale the tar out of,to beat mercilessly.
tar and feather, to coat (a person) with tar and feathers as a punishment or humiliation.
tar with the same brush, to regard as having the same unfavorable qualities as one whose shortcomings are known.
Origin of tar:
bef. 900; (n.) ME tarr(e), ter(re), OE teru, c. MD tar, ter(re), ON tjara; ME terren, OE tierwian
Origin of tar:
1740–50; perh. short for tarpaulin
any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog(verb)
a man who serves as a sailor
coat with tar
"tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick black substance used to make the surface of a road
a black substance produced when tobacco burns
a sailor; a seaman
a thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it
to smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth
Translations for tar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of several kinds of thick, black, sticky material obtained from wood, coal etc and used eg in roadmaking.
- alcatrãoPortuguese (BR)
- der TeerGerman
- alquitrán, brea, chapapoteSpanish
- смола; гудронRussian
- 柏油，焦油Chinese (Trad.)
- смола; дьоготьUkrainian
- nhựa đườngVietnamese
- 柏油，焦油，沥青Chinese (Simp.)
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