tar

tar

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English Online Dictionary. What means tar‎? What does tar mean?

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɑɹ/, [tʰɑɻ], [tʰɑɹ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

From Middle English ter, terr, tarr, from Old English teoru, from Proto-West Germanic *teru, from Proto-Germanic *terwą (compare Saterland Frisian Taar, West Frisian tarre, tar, Dutch teer, German Teer), from Proto-Indo-European *derwo- (compare Welsh derw (oaks), Lithuanian dervà (pinewood, resin), Russian де́рево (dérevo, tree), Bulgarian дърво́ (dǎrvó, tree)), from *dóru (tree). More at tree.

tar (countable and uncountable, plural tars)

  1. (usually uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  2. Coal tar.
  3. (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  4. (slang, dated) A sailor, because of the traditional tarpaulin clothes.
    Synonym: Jack Tar
  5. (uncountable) Black tar, a form of heroin.

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (transitive) To coat with tar.
  2. (transitive) To besmirch.
    The allegations tarred his name, even though he was found innocent.
  • tar and feather
  • tar out
  • tar with the same brush, tar with the same stick (dated)

Abbreviation of tape archive.

tar (plural tars)

  1. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix systems.
  2. (computing) A file produced by such a program.

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (computing, transitive) To create a tar archive.
  • untar
  • untar

From Persian تار (târ).

  • tār

tar (plural tars)

  1. A Persian long-necked, waisted string instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
  • Appendix:Glossary of chordophones

From Arabic طار (ṭār).

tar (plural tars)

  1. A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.
  • Appendix:Glossary of membranophones
  • 2001. Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion. Chalo Eduardo, Frank Kumor. Pg. 18.

tar (plural tars)

  1. Alternative form of tara (Indian coin)
  • 'art, 'rat, ART, ATR, Art, RAT, RTA, Rat, art, art., rat, tra

tar m (plural tari)

  1. donkey
  • gumar/yumar, shonj/shonjiu, cãci, tãronj/tãroanji, uci, uricljat, dãnglãrã, dãngã
  • tãronj

Ultimately from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō. Compare Spanish estar, Aragonese estar, Galician estar, Portuguese estar, Catalan estar.

tar

  1. to be (referring to geographical place)
  2. to be (referring to something temporary)
  3. to be (for use in constructing continuous verb forms)
    tas xugandoyou are playing
  • Reference: http://www.academiadelallingua.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Gramatica_Llingua.pdf

Borrowed from Persian تار (târ).

  • IPA(key): [tɑr]

tar (definite accusative tarı, plural tarlar)

  1. tar

Borrowing from an Oghur language, before the times of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin (at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries), from Proto-Turkic *tāŕ (bald). Cognates include Turkish dazlak (bald), Karakhanid تازْ (tāz, bald), and Middle Mongol [script needed] (tarasun, bald), the latter perhaps a Turkic borrowing too.

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒr]
  • Rhymes: -ɒr

tar (not comparable)

  1. bald
    Synonym: kopasz
  • tarol
  • tar in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Hyphenation: tar
  • Rhymes: -tar, -ar, -r

Unknown.

tar (first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. Alternative spelling of tir (chess pieces).

Onomatopoeic.

tar (first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. (onomatopoeic) whipping sound.

From Dutch taart, from Middle Dutch tāerte, from Old French tarte.

tar (first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. (cooking) a type of cake.
    Synonym: kue tar
  • tart [tat] (Standard Malay)

From English tar, from Proto-Germanic *terwą, from Proto-Indo-European *derwo-. Doublet of ter and tir.

tar (first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. tar, the solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.

Other definition of tar translated into ter or tir.

tar (first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. (colloquial) aphetic form of sebentar.
  • “tar” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.

From Old Irish do·icc. The imperative is from a related verb, do·airicc.

  • IPA(key): /t̪ˠaɾˠ/

tar (present analytic tagann, future analytic tiocfaidh, verbal noun teacht, past participle tagtha)

  1. to come
  2. to survive, pull through

Forms based on the stem tig- (e.g. tigim and tig/tigeann) are found in Ulster, North Mayo and parts of Munster; in at least some of these varieties there may also be spontaneous lenition to thig etc. even in environments where no lenition is expected. Forms based on the stem teag- (e.g. teagaim, teagann) are found in parts of Connacht.

The present analytic tig is particularly common in tar le (be able).

The obsolete present subjunctive is now found only in the preposition go dtí (to, toward, up to, until).

Alternative forms of the second-person singular imperative include tair in Munster, teighre in Aran, teara in Connemara, and gabh in Ulster.

From Proto-Turkic *t(i)ār.

tar

  1. narrow
  • N. A. Baskakov, S.M. Šapšala, editor (1973), “tar”, in Karaimsko-Russko-Polʹskij Slovarʹ [Karaim-Russian-Polish Dictionary], Moscow: Moskva, →ISBN

From Proto-Turkic *t(i)ār.

tar

  1. narrow
  • N. A. Baskakov, editor (1958), “тар”, in Karakalpaksko-Russkij Slovarʹ [Karakalpak-Russian Dictionary], Moscow: Akademija Nauk Uzbekskoj SSR, →ISBN

From Arabic طَارَ (ṭāra).

  • IPA(key): /taːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

tar (imperfect jtir, verbal noun tajran)

  1. to fly
  2. to be quick

From Old Irish do·icc.

tar (verbal noun çheet, simple past haink, future hig, conditional harragh)

  1. to come
  • tar er-ash (return)

tar

  1. Alternative form of tare (vetch)

tar

  1. (chiefly Northern dialectal) Alternative form of þeir

tar

  1. present of ta

tar

  1. present of ta
  • dar

From Proto-Celtic *taras, from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥h₂és, from the root *terh₂- (to cross).

The voiced variant dar is the original one, since *t in proclitics regularly became d in Old Irish. Tar with a voiceless initial consonant is analogical after its conjugated forms.

tar (with accusative)

  1. over, across

Forms combined with the definite article:

  • tarsin (masculine/feminine singular)
  • tarsa (neuter singular)
  • tarsna (plural all genders)

Forms combined with a possessive determiner:

  • tarm(u), darm (first person singular)
  • t(a)ra, dara (third person)

Forms combined with a possessive pronoun:

  • tar(s)a·, dara·
  • tar cenn
  • Irish: thar
  • Manx: har, harrish
  • Scottish Gaelic: thar
  • Thurneysen, Rudolf (1940, reprinted 2017) D. A. Binchy and Osborn Bergin, transl., A Grammar of Old Irish, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, →ISBN, §§ 434, 854
  • Pedersen, Holger (1913) Vergleichende Grammatik der keltischen Sprachen (in German), volume II, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, →ISBN, page 150

Inherited from Sanskrit तॄ (tṝ).

tar (Pali name tara)

  1. to cross
  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Rhymes: -ar
  • Syllabification: tar

tar f

  1. genitive plural of tara
  • (Brazil)

  • Rhymes: -aɾ

tar

  1. (Portugal) Nonstandard spelling of estar.
    • 1983, Manuel da Costa Fontes, Romanceiro da Ilha de São Jorge, Universidade de Coimbra, page 236:

Borrowed from Hungarian tár.

tar m (plural taruri)

  1. unit of measurement for weights

tar

  1. Romanization of 𒋻 (tar)

tar

  1. present indicative of ta
  • art

From Middle English tar, from Old English teoru, from Proto-West Germanic *teru.

  • IPA(key): /tɔː/
  • Homophone: thar

tar

  1. tar
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 132

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