Definition of Tun

1. Noun. A large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals.

Generic synonyms: Barrel, Cask



Definition of Tun

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

2. v. i. To put into tuns, or casks.

Definition of Tun

1. Noun. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask. ¹

2. Noun. (context: brewing) A fermenting vat. ¹

3. Noun. An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes. ¹

4. Noun. A weight of 2,240 pounds. ¹

5. Noun. An indefinite large quantity. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic humorous or derogatory) A drunkard. ¹

7. Noun. (zoology) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To put into tuns, or casks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tun

1. to store in a large cask [v TUNNED, TUNNING, TUNS]

Medical Definition of Tun

1. 1. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask. 2. A fermenting vat. 3. 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. A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton. 5. An indefinite large quantity. "A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ." (Dryden) 6. A drunkard; so called humorously, or in contempt. 7. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell. Origin: AS. Tunne. See Ton a weight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tun

tumulting
tumults
tumultuarily
tumultuariness
tumultuary
tumultuation
tumultuations
tumultuos
tumultuous
tumultuous disturbance
tumultuously
tumultuousness
tumultus cordis
tumulus
tumuluses
tun (current term)
tuna
tuna-fish
tuna fish
tuna fish salad
tuna fishes
tuna melt
tuna oil
tuna salad
tunabilities
tunability
tunable
tunableness
tunablenesses
tunably

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