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ˈtɛr iTERRY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Terry, Dame Ellen Terry, Dame Alice Ellen Terrynoun

    English actress (1847-1928)

  2. terry, terry cloth, terryclothnoun

    a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes


  1. terrynoun

    A type of coarse cotton fabric covered in many small raised loops that is used to make towels, bathrobes and some types of nappy/diaper.

  2. Terrynoun

    from the medieval Norman given name Thierry, cognate of the English Derek.

  3. Terrynoun

    transferred back from the surname, or a diminutive of Terence or of any of its alternative forms.

  4. Terrynoun

    A female given name, diminutive of Teresa or any of its alternative forms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrynoun

    a kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings


  1. Terry

    Terry is a town in Hinds County, Mississippi. The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census. It is located near Interstate 55, about 15 miles southwest of Jackson and located in Supervisors District Five of Hinds County. The town is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terry

    ter′i, n. a pile fabric with uncut loops.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TERRY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4151

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TERRY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1666

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TERRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TERRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of TERRY in a Sentence

  1. Renzo Olivari:

    At the beginning of his time as governor, Terry McAuliffe faced a state budget prepared by his Republican predecessor that did not end up having enough revenue to cover the operating expenses. Not having enough revenues to cover expenses is the definition of a deficit, thanks to Terry's strong leadership, Virginia created 200,000 good-paying jobs, created 1,100 economic development projects, and increased personal income 14%. While Glenn Youngkin will deny hardworking Virginians a $15 [per] hour minimum wage, Terry will fight to increase it by 2024 and make sure our Commonwealth has the strongest post-COVID economy in the country.

  2. Glenn Youngkin:

    It’s pathetic to see Terry McAuliffe recycle the same old empty promises, failed policies, and dishonest attacks that he’s been repeating for 12 years, now, McAuliffe wants to suppress and silence parents so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think. Virginia parents are supporting Glenn Youngkin because he listens to them, respects them, and will restore excellence to our schools, raise teacher pay, and invest in the largest education budget in Virginia history.

  3. Josh Schwerin:

    In an off-year election, it is critical to make sure that your voters know that the election is going to be close, that their vote matters and that the stakes are high, for that reason, it is important to have Terry McAuliffe and Terry McAuliffe allies out there talking about the election and how close it will be and making sure we don't get complacent.

  4. Bill Cassara:

    When you got to know Terry, you could tell he had an interest in helping others and appreciated law enforcement, as for Doris, she was warm, gracious and just incredibly charming. I think they found peace here. The Carmel community was small enough that they could come and go as they pleased without being noticed.

  5. Shannon Symonds:

    I'm glad that The Nintendo Play Station is highlighting the need for video game preservation, and obviously I wish Terry Diebold and his son'd been able to have The Nintendo Play Station in the museum's collection, but Terry Diebold and his son've never had the goal of getting every single piece of gaming history. Not only would it be prohibitive in terms of money and space, it's also not necessary to tell the history of video games.

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    an impression that something might be the case
    • A. ternion
    • B. hunch
    • C. impurity
    • D. concoction

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