Tab in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is tab a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tab is a Scrabble US word. The word tab is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

T1A1B3

Is tab a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tab is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

T1A1B3

Is tab a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word tab is a Words With Friends word. The word tab is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

T1A1B4

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Valid words made from Tab

You can make 6 words from 'tab' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'tab'

BAT 5TAB 5

2 letters words from 'tab'

AB 4AT 2
BA 4TA 2

All 3 letters words made out of tab

tab atb tba bta abt bat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tab. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tab.

Definitions and meaning of tab

tab

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tæb/, [tʰæb̥]
  • Rhymes: -æb

Etymology 1

First attested 1607, of uncertain origin.

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. (graphical user interface) 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 (third-person singular simple present tabs, present participle tabbing, simple past and past participle tabbed)

  1. To affix with tabs; to label.
Derived terms
  • keep tabs on
  • tabbed
Translations

Etymology 2

Apocopation (shortening) of (variously) tabulate, tabulator, or tabulation.

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (informal, chiefly Canada, US) A restaurant bill.
  2. (informal, chiefly Canada, US) Credit account, e.g., in a shop or bar; slate
  3. (computing) A space character that extends to the next aligned column, traditionally used for tabulation.

Verb

tab (third-person singular simple present tabs, present participle tabbing, simple 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.
Derived terms
  • pick up the tab
  • tabbed
Translations

Etymology 3

Likely to have been formed by clipping the Geordie pronunciation of the word tobacco or alternatively from the brand name Ogden's Tabs.

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (Britain, regional, Tyneside and Mackem) A cigarette.
    Giv'is a tab man!
Translations

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN

Etymology 4

Clipping of tablature

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

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

Etymology 5

Clipping of Cantab, from Cantabrigian, from Latin Cantabrigia (Cambridge).

Alternative forms

  • Tab

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

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

Etymology 6

Clipping of tabloid.

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

  1. (colloquial) A tabloid newspaper.
    • 1999, George H. Douglas, The Golden Age of the Newspaper, p. 229:
      By 1926 the tabloid mania was at full tilt, and the tabs in New York went at each other with hammer and tong.
    • 2010, Robert Lusetich, Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season:
      That is the attitude of the tabs: they cover the world's most important city.

Etymology 7

Clipping of tablet.

Noun

tab (plural tabs)

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

Derived terms

  • tabless

Anagrams

  • ABT, ATB, B.T.A., BAT, BTA, Bat-, TBA, abt, abt., bat

Danish

Etymology 1

Derived from the verb tabe (to lose).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢæˀb̥]

Noun

tab n (singular definite tabet, plural indefinite tab)

  1. loss
  2. casualty
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢæˀb̥], (colloquial) IPA(key): [ˈtˢæwˀ]

Verb

tab

  1. imperative of tabe

Kurdish

Noun

tab ?

  1. patience

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English table (table → tab; compare French: table, Latin: tabula, Interlingua: tabula, Esperanto: tablo, Ido: tablo).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tab]

Noun

tab (nominative plural tabs)

  1. table (item of furniture)

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

  • taib

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TAAL, the Afrikaans language.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)