What does tab mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. check, chit, tab(noun)

    the bill in a restaurant

    "he asked the waiter for the check"

  2. yellow journalism, tabloid, tab(noun)

    sensationalist journalism

  3. tab key, tab(noun)

    the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation

  4. tab(noun)

    a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it

    "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab with a button hole"; "the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"

  5. pill, lozenge, tablet, tab(noun)

    a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tab(noun)

    the flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle

  2. Tab(noun)

    a tag. See Tag, 2

  3. Tab(noun)

    a loop for pulling or lifting something

  4. Tab(noun)

    a border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets

  5. Tab(noun)

    a loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border


  1. Tab

    Tab, stylized as TaB, is a diet cola soft drink produced by the Coca-Cola Company, first introduced in 1963, and was created by Coca-Cola after the successful sales and marketing of Diet Rite cola, owned by The Royal Crown Company; previously, Diet Rite had been the only sugarless soda on the market. Tab was "marketed to consumers who want to keep 'tabs' on their weight." The soda was fairly popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and the Coca-Cola Company made several variations of it, including Tab Clear and Tab X-Tra, as well as caffeine-free versions. The soda later garnered negative publicity when scientists speculated that its main sweetener, sodium saccharin, was a potential animal carcinogen. These studies, conducted on lab rats, resulted in mandatory warning labels on the soda throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In recent years, the studies asserting saccharin's carcinogenic effects have been largely debunked. Recent studies found the initial findings to be "flawed" and U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the mandatory health labels in 2000, deeming no correlation between saccharin and cancer in humans. Additionally, in December 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed saccharin from its list of hazardous substances.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tab

    tab, n. a small tag, flap, or strap, forming an appendage of something: reckoning, tally, check.

Suggested Resources

  1. TAB

    What does TAB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TAB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tab in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Javier Larios:

    I just said somebody already paid for your tab.

  2. Colin Boley:

    My hats off to them, i will be down there proud to say I was pinning the tab on the first female Ranger.

  3. Democratic Senator Richard Durbin:

    When corporations choose to invert and don't pay their fair share of taxes, they leave the rest of us to pick up the tab. That isn't right.

  4. Nathan Greenberg:

    We knew full well that in doing so, we would have to pick up the tab for the [high school] kids who got free and reduced-price lunches, we were okay with that.

  5. David Fivecoat:

    Ranger students and instructors are tough, 31 students will return to training tonight( Thursday) and continue with increased medical monitoring as The Ranger students and instructors try to earn The Ranger students and instructors Ranger tab.

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