tar
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /tɑː/
  • (GA) IPA: /tɑɹ/, [tʰɑɻ], [tʰɑɹ]
Noun

tar

  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.
    Synonyms: Jack Tar
    • 1915, W. McMann, Our Picture Show, Western Evening Herald:
      If there's one man that I admire, that man's a British tar.
    • Jonathan Swift, "To Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough":
      Shines in all climates like a star; In senates bold, and fierce in war; A land commander, and a tar.
  5. (uncountable) Black tar, a form of heroin.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

tar (tars, present participle tarring; past tarred, past participle tarred)

  1. (transitive) To coat with tar.
  2. (transitive) To besmirch.
    The allegations tarred his name, even though he was found innocent.
    • Paul Robinson's "The Gate Contracts":
      Dr. Sign: In fact, maybe you think I should get credit, but if I do, Dr. Frendall will be scorned. You know why
      Dr. Ellsworth: Yes, I know. Your critics will tar him with the same brush as you.
Translations Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix systems.
  2. (computing) A file produced by such a program.
Translations
  • Portuguese: tar
Verb

tar (tars, present participle tarring; past tarred, past participle tarred)

  1. (computing, transitive) To create a tar archive.
Antonyms Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Translations
  • Russian: тар
Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.

Tar
Proper noun
  1. A village in Hungary.



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