What does tun mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tunnoun

    a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

Wiktionary

  1. tunnoun

    A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  2. tunnoun

    A fermenting vat.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  3. tunnoun

    An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  4. tunnoun

    A weight of 2,240 pounds.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  5. tunnoun

    An indefinite large quantity.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  6. tunnoun

    A drunkard.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

  7. tunnoun

    Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.

    Etymology: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tunnoun

    a large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask

  2. Tunnoun

    a fermenting vat

  3. Tunnoun

    a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity

  4. Tunnoun

    a weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton

  5. Tunnoun

    an indefinite large quantity

  6. Tunnoun

    a drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt

  7. Tunnoun

    any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell

  8. Tunverb

    to put into tuns, or casks

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tun

    tun, n. a large cask: an obsolete liquid measure of capacity—in old ale and beer measure, 216 gallons; in old wine measure, 252 gallons.—v.t. to store in a tun.—ns. Tun′-bell′y, a big pot-belly; Tun′-dish (Shak.), a wooden funnel; Tun′nage, a tax on imported wines; Tun′ning, the act of brewing, the amount brewed at one time. [A.S. tunne.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tun

    [from the Anglo-Saxon tunne]. In commerce, 20 cwt., or 2240 lbs., but in the cubical contents of a ship it is the weight of water equal to 2000 lbs., by the general standard for liquids. A tun of wine or oil contains 4 hogsheads. A ton or load of timber is a measure of 40 cubic feet in the rough, and of 50 when sawn: 42 cubic feet of articles equal one ton in shipment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tun in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tun in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Montag scheint der am meisten missverstandenen, unbeachtet und undankbare Tag, auch wenn Montag bedeutet den Beginn einer neuen Arbeitswoche, und bietet die beste Gelegenheit, einen Neuanfang 52 Mal pro Jahr. aus meiner Sicht, wenn Sie Leidenschaft für was auch immer, dass Sie in Ihrem Leben zu tun, dann ist jede und jeden Tag der Woche zu einem wundervollen Tag zu freuen. Jeden Montag wird dann magischen Montag, statt weltlichen Montag, nur mit Liebe und Leidenschaft für Ihre Arbeit. Machen einen magischen Montag!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Selbstwertgefühl kommt nicht von außen kommen. Lassen Sie die Meinungen von anderen ausgedrückt Einfluss auf Ihre eigene Meinung über sich selbst. glauben an Ihre Ziele, Träume, Werte und sich selbst; egal was andere sagen oder tun. weiß deine Selbstwert - immer!

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