What does tar mean?

Definitions for tartɑr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitch, tar(noun)

    any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

  2. mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog(verb)

    a man who serves as a sailor

  3. tar(verb)

    coat with tar

    "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tar(noun)

    a sailor; a seaman

  2. Tar(noun)

    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

  3. Tar(verb)

    to smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth


  1. Tar

    Tar is a Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Azerbaijan, and other areas near the Caucasus region. The word tar itself means "string" in Persian, though it might have the same meaning in languages influenced by Persian or any other branches of Iranian languages like Kurdish. This has led some Iranian experts to hold that the Tar must be common among all the Iranian people as well as the territories that are boldly named as Iranian Cultural Continent by the Encyclopædia Iranica. This is claimed to be the root of the names of the Iranian setar and the guitar as well as less widespread instruments such as the dutar and the Indian sitar. Though it was certainly developed in the Persian Empire, the exact region in which it was first made and played in the Persian Empire cannot be confirmed. Tar is one of the most important musical instruments in Iran and the Caucasus. The formation, compilation, edition, and inheritance of the most authentic and most comprehensive versions of radif are all worked on tar. The general trends of Persian classical music have been deeply influenced by tar players. In 2012 art of Azerbaijani craftsmanship and performance art of the tar was added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tar

    tär, v.t. to set on, incite to fight. [M. E. tarien, to irritate—A.S. tergan, to provoke.]

  2. Tar

    tär, n. a viscous, liquid, resinous substance of a dark colour, obtained from pine-trees: a sailor, so called from his tarred clothes.—v.t. to smear with tar:—pr.p. tar′ring; pa.t. and pa.p. tarred.—ns. Tar′heel, a North Carolinian; Tar′hood, sailors collectively.—Tar and feather, to smear with tar and then cover with feathers.—Be tarred with the same brush, or stick, to have the same faults as another; Have a touch of the tar-brush, to have an infusion of negro blood in the veins. [A.S. teoro, teru; Dut. teer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tar

    A type of substance and product created and produced in various colors, materials and textures.

    Tar is used to make roads, driveways and footpaths.

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Anagrams for tar »

  1. Art

  2. Rat

  3. RTA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Suzanne Bissonnette:

    It really does look like somebody dripped tar on the leaf.

  2. Tesoro Corp:

    They have resumed the Turnaround (TAR) work and are making plans for the safe restart of the facility.

  3. Brandon Boldes:

    I have a new born that's eight months old and I felt that the school is safe for the fact that the school is built out of tar.

  4. Joshua Axelrod:

    TransCanada's revised application would see a massive amount of tar sands oil shipped daily through the most productive and biodiverse waters on the East Coast.

  5. Petty Officer Michael Anderson:

    We have been in regular contact to with NOAA. The agency is analyzing the trajectory of the Manhattan beach tar and the Refugio Spill to see if there is any possible way this could have come from the Refugio Spill.

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