What does Tartan mean?

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ˈtɑr tnTar·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tartan, plaid(noun)

    a cloth having a crisscross design

Wiktionary

  1. Tartan(ProperNoun)

    The commander-in-chief of ancient Assyria.

    Etymology: From tartane, from tartana, of unceertain origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tartan(noun)

    woolen cloth, checkered or crossbarred with narrow bands of various colors, much worn in the Highlands of Scotland; hence, any pattern of tartan; also, other material of a similar pattern

  2. Tartan(noun)

    a small coasting vessel, used in the Mediterranean, having one mast carrying large leteen sail, and a bowsprit with staysail or jib

Freebase

  1. Tartan

    Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or in reality a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed. Tartan is made with alternating bands of coloured threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over – two under the warp, advancing one thread each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colours cross, which give the appearance of new colours blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett. The Dress Act of 1746 attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was repealed in 1782, it was no longer ordinary Highland dress, but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tartan

    tär′tan, n. a woollen or worsted stuff checked with various colours, once the distinctive dress of the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own pattern. [Fr. tiretaine, linsey-woolsey—Sp. tiritaña, a thin woollen stuff—tiritar, to shiver.]

  2. Tartan

    tär′tan, n. a Mediterranean vessel with lateen sail: a kind of long covered carriage [Fr.,—Ar. taridah, a small ship.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tartan

    A small coasting vessel of the Mediterranean, with one mast and a bowsprit, lateen-rigged.

Anagrams for Tartan »

  1. tantra

  2. rattan

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tartan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tartan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Tartan in a Sentence

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    One of the most difficult things in general was developing software that was good enough to do all of those things without falling down, especially as a walking robot, both Kaist and [Tartan Rescue’s] CHIMP relied on wheels and tracks most of the time to move around because it’s safer, and we walked everywhere. In general, the hardest thing is figuring out how to not fall down, especially with no safety lines.

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