tab
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /tæb/, [tʰæb̥]
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, opening etc.
    • 1993, Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting, p 333:
      He pulls off his belt, cursing as the studs catch in the tabs of his jeans.
  2. (slang) An ear.
  3. (by extension, graphical user interface) A navigational widget, resembling a physical tab, for switching between documents or sets of controls.
  4. (GUI) The page or form associated with such a navigational widget.
    How many tabs are open in your Web browser?
  5. (British Army, military slang) A fast march or run with full kit.
Verb

tab (tabs, present participle tabbing; past and past participle tabbed)

  1. To affix with tabs; to label.
Translations Translations Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (informal, chiefly, North American) A restaurant bill.
  2. (informal, chiefly, North American) Credit account, e.g., in a shop or bar; slate
    Put this round on my tab, will you, barman.
  3. (computing) A space character that extends to the next aligned column, traditionally used for tabulation.
Verb

tab (tabs, present participle tabbing; past and past participle tabbed)

  1. (computing) To use the Tab key on a computer to advance the cursor or move the input focus, or on a typewriter to advance the carriage.
    • 2010, Chris Anderson, Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4 (page 210)
      You can prevent a control from getting the focus when the user is tabbing between controls by settings its IsTabStop property to False.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: onglet
  • Russian: табуля́тор
Translations Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (UK, regional, Geordie and Mackem) A cigarette.
    Giv'is a tab man!
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, commonly used for stringed instruments.
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (British slang) A student of Cambridge University.
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (colloquial) A tabloid newspaper.
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (informal) A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.

Tab
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (computing) A key on a computer keyboard that typically inserts a tab or moves the input focus.
Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of tab (“student at Cambridge”)



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