What does tessera mean?

Definitions for tesseraˈtɛs ər ə; ˈtɛs əˌri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tessera(noun)

    a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics


  1. tessera(Noun)

    A small square piece of stone, wood, ivory or glass used for making a mosaic.

  2. tessera(Noun)

    complex-ridged surface feature seen on plateau highlands of Venus and perhaps on Triton

  3. Origin: From tessera, from τέσσαρες.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tessera(noun)

    a small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for ornamenting walls, and like purposes; also, a similar piece of ivory, bone, wood, etc., used as a ticket of admission to theaters, or as a certificate for successful gladiators, and as a token for various other purposes


  1. Tessera

    A tessera is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube, used in creating a mosaic. It is also known as an abaciscus or abaculus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tessera

    tes′e-ra, n. one of the small square tiles or cut stones used in forming tessellated pavements:—pl. Tess′eræ—also Tessel′la:—pl. Tessel′læ.—adjs. Tess′ellar, composed of, or like, tessellæ; Tess′ellar, Tesserā′ic, Tess′eral, made up of tesseræ.—v.t. Tess′ellate, to form into squares or lay with chequered work.—adj. Tess′ellated.—n. Tessellā′tion, tessellated or mosaic work: the operation of making it. [L. tessella, dim. of tessera, a square piece.]

Anagrams for tessera »

  1. Easters, erastes, reseats, saeters, seaters, starees, teasers


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tessera in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tessera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of tessera

  1. tesseratesseratessera

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