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3 letters words from 'tar'

ART 3RAT 3
TAR 3 

2 letters words from 'tar'

AR 2AT 2
TA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tar

tar atr tra rta art rat

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

Definitions and meaning of tar

tar

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɑɹ/, [tʰɑɻ], [tʰɑɹ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English ter, terr, tarr, from Old English teoru, teru, from Proto-Germanic *terwą (compare West Frisian tarre, Dutch teer, German Teer), from Proto-Indo-European *derwo- (compare Welsh derw (oaks), Lithuanian dervà (pinewood, resin), Russian де́рево (dérevo, tree), Bulgarian дърво́ (dǎrvó, tree)), from *dóru (tree). More at tree.

Noun

tar (countable and uncountable, plural tars)

  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.
    Synonym: 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
  5. (uncountable) Black tar, a form of heroin.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (transitive) To coat with tar.
  2. (transitive) To besmirch.
    The allegations tarred his name, even though he was found innocent.
    • (Can we date this quote by Paul Robinson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?) 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.
Derived terms
  • tar and feather
  • tar with the same brush
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of tape archive.

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix systems.
  2. (computing) A file produced by such a program.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)

  1. (computing, transitive) To create a tar archive.
Antonyms
  • untar
Derived terms
  • untar

Etymology 3

From Persian تار‎(târ).

Alternative forms

  • tār

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
See also
  • Appendix:Glossary of chordophones

Etymology 4

From Arabic طار(ṭār).

Noun

tar (plural tars)

  1. A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.
See also
  • Appendix:Glossary of membranophones
References
  • 2001. Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion. Chalo Eduardo, Frank Kumor. Pg. 18.

Anagrams

  • 'art, 'rat, ART, ATR, Art, RAT, RTA, Rat, art, art., rat

Aromanian

Noun

tar m (plural tari)

  1. donkey

Synonyms

  • gumar/yumar, shonj/shonjiu, cãci, tãronj/tãroanji, uci, uricljat, dãnglãrã, dãngã

Derived terms

  • tãronj

Asturian

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō. Compare Spanish estar, Aragonese estar, Galician estar, Portuguese estar, Catalan estar.

Verb

tar

  1. to be (referring to geographical place)
  2. to be (referring to something temporary)
  3. to be (for use in constructing continuous verb forms)

Conjugation

  • Reference: http://www.academiadelallingua.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Gramatica_Llingua.pdf

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Persian تار(târ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tɑr]

Noun

tar (definite accusative tarı, plural tarlar)

  1. tar

Declension


Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowing from an Oghur language, before the times of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin (at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries), from Proto-Turkic *dāŕ (bald). Cognates include Turkish dazlak (bald), Karakhanid تازْ(tāz, bald), and Middle Mongolian [script needed] (tarasun, bald), the latter perhaps a Turkic borrowing too.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒr]
  • Rhymes: -ɒr

Adjective

tar (not comparable)

  1. bald
    Synonym: kopasz

Declension

Derived terms

  • tarol

References


Indonesian

Etymology 1

Unknown.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Hyphenation: tar

Noun

tar (plural, first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. Alternative spelling of tir (chess pieces).

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Hyphenation: tar

Noun

tar (plural, first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. (onomatopoeic) whipping sound.

Etymology 3

From Dutch taart, from Middle Dutch tāerte, from Old French tarte.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Hyphenation: tar

Noun

tar (plural, first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. (cooking) a type of cake.
    Synonym: kue tar

Etymology 4

From English tar, from Proto-Germanic *terwą, from Proto-Indo-European *derwo-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar/
  • Hyphenation: tar

Noun

tar (plural, first-person possessive tarku, second-person possessive tarmu, third-person possessive tarnya)

  1. tar, the solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.

Usage notes

Other definition of tar translated into ter or tir.

Further reading

  • “tar” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish do·icc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ˠaɾˠ/

Verb

tar (present analytic tagann, future analytic tiocfaidh, verbal noun teacht, past participle tagtha)

  1. to come
  2. to survive

Conjugation

Forms based on the stem tig- (e.g. tigim and tig/tigeann) are found in Ulster and parts of Munster; forms based on the stem teag- (e.g. teagaim and teagann) are found in parts of Connacht.

The present analytic tig is particularly common in tar le (be able).

The obsolete present subjunctive is now found only in the preposition go dtí (to, toward, up to, until).

Alternative forms of the second-person singular imperative include tair in Munster, teara in Connemara, and gabh in Ulster.

Derived terms

Mutation


Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic طَارَ(ṭāra, to fly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taːr/

Verb

tar (imperfect jtir)

  1. to fly

Conjugation


Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish do·icc.

Verb

tar (verbal noun çheet, simple past haink, future hig, conditional harragh)

  1. to come

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • tar er-ash (return)

Middle English

Determiner

tar

  1. (chiefly Northern dialectal) Alternative form of þeir

References

  • “their(e, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 June 2018.

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Verb

tar

  1. present of ta

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

tar

  1. present of ta

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • dar

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *terh₂-. Cognate with Welsh tra and Latin trāns and Breton treuz.

Preposition

tar (with accusative)

  1. over, across

Derived terms

  • tar cenn

Descendants

  • Irish: thar
  • Manx: har
  • Scottish Gaelic: thar

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tar/

Noun

tar f

  1. genitive plural of tara

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • (Brazil)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈtaɾ/

Verb

tar

  1. (Portugal) Nonstandard spelling of estar.
    • 1983, Manuel da Costa Fontes, Romanceiro da Ilha de São Jorge, Universidade de Coimbra, page 236:

Swedish

Verb

tar

  1. present tense of ta.

Anagrams

  • art

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TAPU, to forbid the use of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)