What does tunic mean?

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ˈtu nɪk, ˈtyu-tu·nic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tunic, tunica, adventitia(noun)

    an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

  2. tunic(noun)

    any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees


  1. tunic(Noun)

    A garment worn over the torso, with or without sleeves, and of various lengths reaching from the hips to the ankles.

    Etymology: tunique, from tunica.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tunic(noun)

    an under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle

  2. Tunic(noun)

    any similar garment worm by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others

  3. Tunic(noun)

    same as Tunicle

  4. Tunic(noun)

    a membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye

  5. Tunic(noun)

    a natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed

  6. Tunic(noun)

    see Mantle, n., 3 (a)


  1. Tunic

    A tunic is any of several types of garment for the body, usually simple in style, reaching from the shoulders to a length somewhere between the hips and the ankles. The name derives from the Latin tunica, the basic garment worn by both men and women in Ancient Rome, which in turn was based on earlier Greek garments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tunic

    tū′nik, n. a loose frock worn by females and boys: an ecclesiastical short-sleeved vestment, worn over the alb at mass by the sub-deacon, very similar to the dalmatic, but smaller: a military surcoat: the ordinary fatigue-coat of a private soldier, also the coat of an officer: (anat.) a membrane that covers some organ: (bot.) a covering, as of a seed.—n. Tunicā′ta, a class of remarkable animals, many of which are popularly known as Ascidians or sea-squirts—now regarded as occupying a lowly place among vertebrate or chordate animals.—adjs. Tū′nicate, -d (bot.), covered with a tunic or with layers.—n. Tū′nicle, a little tunic: as an ecclesiastical vestment, the same as tunic. [Fr. tunique—L. tunica, an under-garment of both sexes.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tunic

    A close-fitting coat, with short sleeves, worn in ancient times by the Romans. This sort of clothing was prevalent among the French after their return from the Crusades to the Holy Land. They adopted it from the Saracens, and seemed ambitious of appearing in a garb which bore testimony to their feats of valor. These tunics, which were converted into a sort of uniform, obtained the name of saladines among the French, in compliment to the emperor Saladin.

Editors Contribution

  1. tunic

    A type of garment for the body created in various colors, designs, fabrics, length and styles for men, women and children.

    There are a wide range of Tunic available to buy online from various countries around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 5, 2015  

Anagrams for tunic »

  1. cutin, cut in

  2. Cut in

  3. Cutin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tunic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tunic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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