Definition of Tar

1. Noun. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue.

Exact synonyms: Pitch
Generic synonyms: Bitumen
Specialized synonyms: Coal Tar
Derivative terms: Pitchy, Pitchy



2. Verb. Coat with tar. "Tar the roads"
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

3. Noun. A man who serves as a sailor.

Definition of Tar

1. n. A sailor; a seaman.

2. n. A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.

3. v. t. To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.

Definition of Tar

1. Noun. A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal. ¹

2. Noun. Coal tar. ¹

3. Noun. A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke. ¹

4. Noun. (slang dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To coat with tar. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) A file produced by such a program. ¹

8. Verb. (computing) To create a tar archive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tar

1. to cover with tar (a black viscous liquid) [v TARRED, TARRING, TARS]

Medical Definition of Tar

1. A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc, and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it. Coal tar. Mineral tar, a kind of soft native bitumen. Tar board, a strong quality of millboard made from junk and old tarred rope. Tar water. A cold infusion of tar in water, used as a medicine. The ammoniacal water of gas works. Wood tar, tar obtained from wood. It is usually obtained by the distillation of the wood of the pine, spruce, or fir, and is used in varnishes, cements, and to render ropes, oakum, etc, impervious to water. Origin: OE. Terre, tarre, AS. Teru, teoru; akin to D. Teer, G. Teer, theer, Icel. Tjara, Sw. Tjara, Dan. Tiaere, and to E. Tree. 63. See Tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tar

tapu
tapued
tapuing
tapus
taqiyya
taqlid
taqua-nut
taqua nut
taqua nuts
taqueria
taquerias
taquito
taquitos
taqwa
taqwacore
tar (current term)
tar-and-feather
tar-boil
tar-brush
tar-brushes
tar-water
tar-wood
tar acne
tar and feather
tar boil
tar camphor
tar paper
tar papers
tar pit

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