What does tassel mean?

Definitions for tassel
ˈtæs əltas·sel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tasselnoun

    adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end


  1. tasselnoun

    A ball-shaped bunch of plaited or otherwise entangled threads from which at one end protrudes a cord on which the tassel is hung, and which may have loose, dangling threads at the other end. Tassels are normally decorative elements, and as such one often finds them attached, usually along the bottom hem, to garments, curtains or other hangings.

    Etymology: From tassel.

  2. tasselnoun

    The male inflorescence of maize, which consists of loose threads with anthers on them.

    Etymology: From tassel.

  3. tasselnoun

    The loose hairs at the end of a braid.

    Etymology: From tassel.

  4. tasselverb

    to adorn with tassels

    Etymology: From tassel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tasselnoun

    a male hawk. See Tercel

  2. Tasselnoun

    a kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel

  3. Tasselnoun

    a pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords

  4. Tasselnoun

    the flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent

  5. Tasselnoun

    a narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves

  6. Tasselnoun

    a piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; -- rarely used in the United States

  7. Tasselverb

    to put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels

  8. Tasselverb

    to adorn with tassels


  1. Tassel

    A tassel is a finishing feature in fabric decoration. It is a universal ornament that is seen in varying versions in many cultures around the globe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tassel

    tas′el, n. a hanging ornament consisting of a bunch of silk or other material: anything like a tassel: the silk or ribbon-marker of a book: a thin plate of gold on the back of a bishop's gloves.—v.t. to attach a tassel to, to ornament with tassels.—adj. Tass′elled, adorned with tassels. [O. Fr. tassel, an ornament of a square shape, attached to the dress—L. taxillus, dim. of talus, a die.]

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Anagrams for tassel »

  1. salets, slates, stales, steals, teslas

  2. Salets

  3. Slates

  4. Stales

  5. Steals

  6. Teslas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tassel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tassel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    • A. model
    • B. disguise
    • C. troop
    • D. rogue

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