What does tartar mean?

Definitions for tartar
ˈtɑr tərtar·tar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cream of tartar, tartar, potassium bitartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate(noun)

    a salt used especially in baking powder

  2. dragon, tartar(noun)

    a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

  3. Tatar, Tartar, Mongol Tatar(noun)

    a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century

  4. tartar, calculus, tophus(noun)

    an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums


  1. tartar(Noun)

    A red compound deposited during wine making; mostly potassium hydrogen tartrate - a source of cream of tartar.

  2. tartar(Noun)

    A hard yellow deposit on the teeth.

  3. tartar(Noun)

    (sometimes capitalised) A fearsome or angrily violent person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tartar(noun)

    a reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol, wine stone, etc

  2. Tartar(noun)

    a correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime

  3. Tartar(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any one of numerous tribes, chiefly Moslem, of Turkish origin, inhabiting the Russian Europe; -- written also, more correctly but less usually, Tatar

  4. Tartar(noun)

    a person of a keen, irritable temper

  5. Tartar(adj)

    of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars

  6. Tartar(noun)

    see Tartarus

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tartar

    tär′tar, n. a mixture of bitartrate of potash and tartrate of lime, being a deposit formed from wine, and known in its crude form as argol: a concretion which sometimes forms on the teeth.—adjs. Tar-tā′reous, Tar′tarous, consisting of, or resembling, tartar; Tartar′ic, pertaining to, or obtained from, tartar.—v.t. Tar′tarise, to impregnate or treat with tartar.—adjs. Tartral′ic, Tartrel′ic, derived from tartar.—n. Tar′trāte, a salt of tartaric acid.—Tartar emetic, a compound of potassium and antimony.—Cream of tartar (see Cream). [Fr. tartre—Low L. tartarum—Ar. durd, dregs.]

  2. Tartar

    tär′tar, n. a native of Tartary in Asia: an irritable person, or one too strong for his assailant.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tartar

    A domineering commanding officer.--To catch a Tartar. Said of a vessel which mistakes her enemy's force, and is obliged to yield.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tartar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tartar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tartar in a Sentence

  1. Bill Beham:

    Teach a man to fish and he will eat forever. Give a man a fish and he will expect free tartar sauce.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Cuantos más mejor! aprender más que el mundo espera que lo haga. Tartar a las personas con más respeto que ellos mismos esperan. Arriesgar más de lo que crees que sea posible. Sonar más que incluso sus sueños más salvajes. Ampliar sus conocimientos más allá de sus limitaciones normales. Magnificar su vida con más y más - porque "cuantos más mejor" no es un cliché, sino una solución a la auto-mejora, y un mantra para meliorismo en el mundo real en mi humilde opinión.

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