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To prepIn the direction of, for the purpose of, furthermore. In Old English, the preposition (go to town) leveled with the adverb (the door slammed to) except where the adverb retained its stress (tired and hungry too); there it came to be written with -oo (see too). The nearly universal use of to with infinitives (to sleep, to dream, etc.) arose in Middle English out of the Old English dative use of to, and it helped drive out the Old English inflectional endings (though in this use to itself is a mere sign, without meaning). Commonly used as a prefix in Middle English (to-hear "listen to," etc.), but few of these survive (to-do, together, and time references such as today, tonight, tomorrow. Phrase what's it to you "how does that concern you?" goes back a long way. Some 125 compound verbs with this element are recorded in Old English; their number declined rapidly in Middle English and disappeared by c.1500 except as conscious Look up to-do at, from the verb phrase to do, from Old English to don "proper or necessary to be done" (see to). meaning "disturbance, fuss".
To phr"To a Man" - including each single person of a group specified.
To phr"To Boot/Bote" - moreover, on top of that, besides; also.
To phr"To Each His Own" - every person is free to his or her own personal preferences and tastes.
To phr"To Hell With" - to show displeasure or disregard to somebody.
To phr"To Him that Shall be Given" - to those who already have wealth, power, happiness etc who tend to have further good fortune - and not those who most need , or who like to have it.
To phr"To My Mind" - as I understand and react to something. 2. in somebody's book.
To phr"To One's Liking" - that what somebody's liking.
To phr"To Somebody's Way of Thinking" - according to somebody's opinion, view, line of reasoning in somebody's book.
To phr"To that End" - with the intention; in order to achieve that purpose.
To phr"To that Day" - to the degree of accuracy measured in units of days etc.
To phr"To the Bitter End" - to the very end. 2. until further action or involvement becomes impossible. 3. till death or final defeat.
To phr"(Fight)To the Death" - (lit & fig.) take part in a battle in which the winner is the sole survivor
To phr"To the Fore" - in, into, or towards a prominent position
To phr"To the Good" - making up a gain to somebody
To phr'To the Full" - completely, thoroughly, or extensively as possible.
To phr"To the Hilt" - completely, fully, to one's limits.
To phr"To the Last" - continuously, repeatedly or consistently till the last possible moment (esp. death).
To phr"To the Life" - exactly like the real type/kind of person, thing or situation.
To phr"To the Moon" - to a very distant and unreachable place.
To phr"To the Quick" - very deeply, at one's most sensitive level of feeling.
To phr"To This End" - from this time something happened right up to, including te present.
Toad nAny one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.
Toad vbTo act as a toady, to toady: to flatter or attend with servility from interested motives.
Toad phr"Toad in the Hole" - sausages or other meat baked in batter.
Toad-eat vbTo flatter, fawn upon a person; to toady.
Toad-eater nA flatterer, sycophant, parasite, toady. 2. a humble friend or dependant; spec. a female friend or attendant.
Toad-eating nSycophancy.
Toadfish nAny marine fish of the Batrachoididae with a large, scaleless skin. head and a wide, scaleless mouth, making grunting noises by vibrating the walls of its swim bladder.
Toad-flax nThe European plant "Linaria vulgaris" - from the flax like appearance of it's foliage.
Toadish adjLike a toad; poisonous.
Toadless adjDevoid of toads.
Toadlike adjSimilar to, or resembling, a toad.
Toadship nThe personality of a toad.
Toadskin nThe skin of a toad or the leather made from it.
Toadsticker nA large knife.
Toadstone nAny of various stones likened to a toad in color or shape, or supposed to be likened to a toad; often worn as jewels or amulets, or set in rings. The most valuable kind was supposed to be found in the head of the toad. 2. a natural or artificial stone resembling a toad in color and form, and believed to be formed in a toad; and worn asa talisman.
Toadstool nA poisonous inedible fungi, with a disc-like top, as distinct from an edible mushroom.
Toady nA servile dependent; a sycophant.
Toady vbTo flatter or attend to with servility for interested motives. 2. to play the toady; to play the servile dependent. 3. to pay deference with interested motives.
Toady adjRepresentative of a toad, repulsive.
Toadyish adjResembling or characteristic of a toad.
To-a-fare-thee-well advTo the most extreme degree, especially a condition of perfection. For example, We've cleaned the house to a fare-thee-well, or He played the part of martyr to a fare-thee-well
To-be nThat which is to be; that which or matters yet to be or to come; the future. 2. with kinship nouns, such as "wife-to-be." or "mother-to-be."
To-bear vbTo carry in different directions. 2. to carry off; take away. 3. fig. to separate (persons) in feeling, etc., to part, asunder. 4. set at variance.
To-beat vbTo beat severely; to thrash. 2. to destroy by beating.
To-blow vbTo blow or scatter in different directions.
To-braid vbTo wrench apart, pull to pieces; rend. 2. to tear or snatch away.
To-brede vbTo spread abroad; extend; make broad. 2. to spread, extend itself. 4. to be diffused.
To-brenn vbTo burn up; to consume or destroy by fire.
To-britten vbTo cut into pieces.
To-chine vbTo split asunder, to open, to become burst or cloven.
To-cleave vbTo cleave, to asunder, to split open. 2. to divide into pieces.
To-come nArrival, advent, as in: "the land of my first to-come (tocome)"
To-come vbTo happen, befall, approach, come to.
To-coming nThe future. 2. "Therefor for the To-coming, I shall have boldness to life joyfully."
Today advOn this day; at the present time.
To-day nOn the very day. 2. at the present day, in the present age. 3. in these times; nowadays.
Today phr"Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - ephemeral; present for only a short time.
Today phr"To Day We Are All" - An US expression indicating that the speaker empathizes with members of an identifiable group that was the subject of a disaster, and projects that others empathize as well
Today fortnight nTwo weeks from today.
Todayish adjPertaining to the modern times. 2. characteristic modern.
Today week nA weak from today.
To-dighting n>Separation, division.
To-do nA disorderly outburst or tumult; disturbance, commotion, fuss, hurly-burly. 2. bustle, stir, outburst.
To-drese vb>To decay, fall apart, fade.
Toe nOne of the digits of the foot. 2. the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes. 3. forepart of a hoof. 4. (golf) the part of a club head farthest from the shaft. 5. anything, or any part, corresponding to the toe of the

foot; as, the toe of a boot; the toe of a skate. 6. the journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step. 7. a lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved. 8. a projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.

ToevbWalk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction. 2. drive obliquely. 3. hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club. 4. drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club. 5. to touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to; as, to toe the mark.
Toe phr"Dip One's Toes in the Water" - to gently explore an opportunity.
Toe phr"Keep Somebody on Their Toes" - to induce a person to be efficient.
Toe phr"On One's Toes" - alert, eager, ready, wide-awake.
Toe phr"Ride Toeside" - to turn, jump, or trick achieved by shifting the rider's weight onto the side of the board under the toes or forefoot. Also as in "to turn toeside", etc.
Toe phr"Toe the Mark" - to touch a certain line or mark with the toes preparatory to starring a race; hence to abide by the rule. 2. confirm to discipline, or a standard.
Toe phr"Toe the Line" - conform to a general policy or principle, especially unwilling or under pressure..
Toe phr"Toe to Toe" - positioned facing another with toes touching against, in opposition.
Toe phr"Toes Up" - dead, passed away, deceased.
Toe phr"Tread On Someone's Toes" - to hurt a person's feeling by interfering in hisa area of responsibility.
Toe phr"Turn Up One's Toes" - die.
Toeboard nA scaffold board standing on edge, as a protection. 2. the front end of a plane. 3. the foot of a strut.
Toed adjHaving toes; chiefly in competition; pigeon-toed. 2. fastened or fastening by obliquely driven nails. 2. driven as obliquely, as a nail.
Toe-hold nA hold in which the aggressor bends back his opponent's foot. 2. to take initial or first step in bringing about change, success etc.
Toeless nWithout toes.
Toe-like adjResembling or similar to a toe or toes.
Toe-nail nThe thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of the toe.
Toe-rag nA tramp, vagrant. 2. despicable or worthless person.
Toe-shoe na ballet shoe worn for the pointed work.
Toeside adjDesignating a turn, jump, or trick achieved by shifting the rider's weight onto the side of the board under the toes or forefoot. Also "to turn toeside", "turn toeside", etc.
Toe-stop nAn attachment placed underneath the front of a roller skate which can be used to brake or for stability.
Toes-up nDead, passed away, deceased.
Toey adjRestive, anxious, touchy.
To-fall nA lean-to; a penthouse. 2. the act of falling. 3. the to-fall of the day or night: the close of day - dusk, sunset, twilight.
To-fare vbTo disperse, go asunder.
To-faring nDispersion, diaspora.
To-fleet nTo float away; to be carried away by water.
To-foregoing nA foregoing, preceding, antecedent.
Toft nOriginally a homestead site of a house and it's out-buildings.
Toft and croft nThe whole holding, the homestead and the attached arable land. 2. an eminence, knoll, hillock in a flat region: one suitable for a site of a house or tower. 3. a small grove of trees.
Toftman nOwner or occupier of a toft.
Toft-stead nA place of a toft.
Together advIn contact with each other or in proximity. 2. assembled in one place; gathered together in each other's company. 3. at the same time. 4. with cooperation and interchange; "we worked together on the project." unitedly. 5. with a common plan; to act in concert.
Together phr"Together With" - as well as; or also; and. 2. in the company of.
Together adjMentally and emotionally stable; "she's really together"
Togetherness nState or condition of being together or being united, union, association. 2. the fact of getting on together well-suited to one another. 3. a gathering of, or belonging together, fellowship.
To-go vbTo go in different directions. 2. go asunder. 3. to be divided into parts, separate, to pass away, disperse.
To-growing nAn excresence; a growth.
To-hield vbTo heald, (OE)- inclined. 2. to cause to incline, lean, bend, or fall-over. 3. to push or fall down. 4. to incline, heel over, bow down. 5. to bend one's course to. 6. turn to, to oppose.
Token adj insignificantly small; a matter of form only `tokenish' is informal.
Token nAn individual instance of a type of symbol. 2. something serving as a sign of something else. 3. a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in

designated slot machines. 4. something of sentimental value, keepsake, souvenir, relic. 5. something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah. 6. a memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir. 7. something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith. 8. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death. 9. ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides;

Token vbTo betoken. [Obs.]
Token phr"By the Same Token" - for the same reason. 2. by way of corroboration. 3.similarly, moreover.
Token phr"To token up." - to put up in writing, write out.
Token vbTo be a token or sign of; to signify; to mean. 2. to typify, to symbolise.
Tokener nOne who or that which portends or prognosticates.
Tokening nThe action of the verb, to sign, signify, symbolises, presaging, representing.
Tokening phr"In tokening."- as a token of evidence.
Tokenless nWithout a token.
Token-like adjResembling or similar to a token.
Told ppRelated, narrated, recounted, about, tell of. 2. counted, reckoned. 3. esteemed. 4. in "oft-told" or "twice-told"
Told phr"All Told" - in total.
Told phr"By Told Takes." - as is said, as they say, by all accounts.
Tole nEvil speech, calumny, blasphemy, reproach, blame.
To-lim vbTear limb from limb; to dismember.
Toll nA fee, custom, duty, impost levied for the use of roads or bridges, used for maintenance. 2. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something. 3. the sound of a bell being struck; the sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated. 4. tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like. 5. (Sax.& O. Eng. Law) a liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. 6. a portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
Toll vbTo ring slowly. 2. charge a fee for using a bridge, road etc. 3. to draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait. (written also tole.) 3. to pay toll or tallage. 4. to take toll; to raise a tax.To take away; to vacate; to annul. 5. to draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole: probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church. 6. to cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and

uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell. 7. to strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. 8. to call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing. 8. to take away, annul, vacate.

Toll phr"Take its Toll" - accompanied by loss or injury. 2. be very harmful.
Toll phr"Toll and Team" - (Old. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a market, and jurisdiction of villeins.
Toll bridgenA bridge where toll is paid for passing over it.
Toll call nA long-distance telephone call, charged for at more than local rates.
Tole-cotenThe house or building where a toll-collector lives. 2. a toll-house.
Toll-gate nA gate preventing passage until a toll is paid.
Toller nOne who collects tolls, a tax-gather, a toll-gather, a toll-man, toll man, tolner.
Toller phr"Toll-man of the Inn."- publican, hotelier.
Toll-free adjFree or exempt from paying tolls.
Tollhouse nA house at a toll-gate or toll-bridge used by the toll collector.
Tolling nThe taking or levying of tolls or taxes. 2. the action of taking or levying tolls or taxes. 3. the action of enticing, alluring, inciting ot instigating.
Toll line nA telephone line or channel, s between two central lines in different exchanges, for use which a toll is charged; a long-distance circuit.
Tollman nA toll collector
Toll-mere nThe boundary within which a local toll is payable.
Tollroad nA road maintained by the tolls collected on it.
Toll thorough nToll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost.
Tolne nTax, custom, duty, toll.
Tolner nToll-taker, tax-gatherer, tollman, toller.
Tolsel nTolbooth, custom-house, tole-cote. 2. publican.
To-morn nTomorrow.
Tomorrow nThe day after today or the present; "what are our tasks for tomorrow?" 2. the near future; "tomorrow's world"; "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"
Tomorrow adv}On the day after the present day; on the next day; on the morrow. 2. the next day, the day after, following the present day.
Tomorrow phr"As If there's No Tomorrow" - as if this is the last opportunity to do something.
Tomorrow phr"Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - ephemeral; present for only a short time.
Tomorrow n"Tomorrow is Another Day" - what will happen, or what one will do, tomorrow or in the future is not something to be concerned about. 2. there will be another opportunity (said in consolationfor a disappointment).
Tomorrow phr"Tomorrow Never Comes" - what is not done now is unlikely to be done at all.
Tomorrow phr"Tomorrow Will Take Care of Itself" - the future will take its own shape, will bring problems and solutions that can be predicted and prearranged.
Tomorrowing nProcrastination, putting-off.
Tomorrow afternoon nIn the afternoon of tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning nIn the morning of tomorrow.
Tomorrowness nThe distinctive quality of being tomorrow.
Tomorrow-night nIn the night of tomorrow.
Tomorrow week nA week from tomorrow.
Ton nA tun: a large cask.
To-name nA name added to a regular name; an nickname, a by-name.
To-ness nThe things that happen to you. 2. personal experience.
Tongs nAn instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for things, especially hot coals or metals; -- often called a pair of tongs.
Tongs phr"Go Hammer and Tongs" - to do with great energy.
Tongue nThe mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity, lingua, glossa; the uvula. 2. a human written or spoken language used by a community. 3. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame." 4. a manner of speaking; as a "glib tongue" 5. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea, a spit. 6. the tongue of certain animals used as meat; 6. that which is considered as resembling an animal's tongue, in position or form. 7. the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot. 8. metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side. 9. The power of articulate utterance; speech. 10.discourse; fluency of speech or expression; honorable discourse; eulogy. [Obs.] 11. language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue. 12. speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts or actions.
Tongue vbArticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments. 2. lick or explore with the tongue. 3. to talk; to prate, to speak; to utter, chide, scold. 4. in music, to use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments. 5. to join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
Tongue phr"Anything Else While You Tongue Warms" - have you anything else to say.
Tongue phr"Be Long in the Tooth" - to be old.
Tongue phr"Bite One's Tongue" - fig. to struggle to say something that you really what to say.
Tongue phr"Feel the Rough Side of One's Tongue" - talk to some in a harsh, scolding manner.
Tongue phr"Find One's Tongue."- fig. to be able to talk; to figure out what to say. 2. begin talking (after being nervous, shy)
Tongue phr"Give Someone the Length of One's Tongue" - tell someone in a severe and lengthy scolding what you think of them.
Tongue phr"Give Tongue to" - to utter vehemently. 2. of hounds, to bark loudly on picking up the scent.
Tongue phr "Has the Cat Got Your Tongue." - a comment made when someone is unaccustomed or unusually quiet.
Tongue phr"Have a Long Tongue" - to be talkative and indiscreet in one's speech.
Tongue phr"Have a Ready Tongue" - to speak fluently. 2. to excel in repartee.
Tongue phr"Have a Sharp Tongue" - to speak one's mind in a forceful manner. 2. talk angrily, sarcastically.
Tongue phr"Have a Silver Tongue" - to be eloquent.
Tongue phr"Have a Tongue in One's Head" - be able to speak.
Tongue phr"Hold One's Tongue."- to be or remain quiet or silent.
Tongue phr"I Could Have Bitten My Tongue off" - I wish I had not made such a hurtful remark.
Tongue phr"Lose One's Tongue" - to be too bashful or sulky to speak. 2. to lose the capacity to speak, as firm shock.
Tongue phr"One's Mather Tongue" - one's native tongue.
Tongue phr"Speak with Forked Tongue" - to utter-half-truths with the intention of misleading the listener; lie.
Tongue phr"Speak with Tongue in Cheek." to speak with irony, slyly, humorously, not taken to be serious.
Tongue phr"Still Tongue Makes a Wise Head" - Someone who politely and seldom interupts, does not talk much, but listens carefully to other people, probably has experience, knowledge, good judgement and wisdom.
Tongue phr"Tongue in Cheek" - insincerely or ironical. 2. not meant seriously.
Tongue phr"Wag One's Tongue" - to give away secrets. 2. talk excessively, indiscreetly.
Tongue phr"With One's Tongue Hanging Out" - eagerly or unexpectedly. 2. very thirsty.
Tongue-bone nThe tongue-bone isn't in the tongue. It is the hyloid bone, and the base of the tongue is attached to it.
Tongue-boring nan ancient punishment whereby a hole or boring was made in the tongue.
Tongued adjHaving or furnished with a tongue or tongues. (in various senses)
Tongue-fish nA flatfish in the family Cynoglossidae. They are distinguished by the presence of a long hook on the snout overhanging the mouth, and the absence of pectoral fins. Their eyes are both on the left side of their bodies, which also lack a pelvic fin.
Tongued-grass nPepper grass.
Tongue-in-cheek adjIronic, slyly, humorously.
Tongue-in-cheek advInsincerely or ironically.
Tongue-kiss nA kiss in which contact occurs between the tongues of the kissers.
Tongueless adjHaving no tongue, without a tongue. 2. without the faculty of voice or speech; dumb, mute; also without speaking, speechless, silence. 3. not spoken.
Tongue-like adjResembling or characteristic a tongue in some aspect.
Tongue root nThe part at the far back and bottom of the tongue, forming the front wall of the pharynx. It can really only do a couple of interesting things: push forwards, thereby expanding the pharynx.
Tongues nForeign tongues, often the classical ones: Hebrew, Greek, Latin. 2. tongues (or languages) collectively; the languages of the world. 3. all tongues, people of every tongue.
Tongue-searing adjVituperative, scathing, caustic.
Tongue-shaped adjFormed like a tongue; as the frond of a fern.
Tongue-shot nTalk or conversation within voice range.
Tongue-sore nEvil-speaking, calumny, gossip.
Tongue-thrum nThe frenum.
Tongue-tie nThat which ties the tongue or restrains speech, also the condition of being tongue-tied.
Tongue-tie vbTo deprive of speech. 2. impeded of the power of speech, or of distinct articulation motion of the tongue, because of the shortness of the frenum, or of the adhesion of the margin of the gums.
Tongue-tied adjUnable to speak freely. 2. unable to express yourself clearly or fluently. 3. destitute of the power of distinct articulation. 4. having an impediment in the speech, esp. when caused by a short fraenum.
Tongue-twister nA word or phrase difficult to articulate quickly.
Tongue-work nPhilology or linguistics matters or work (profession)
Tonguey adjFull of tongue or talk; loquacious. 2. of the nature of the tongue; produced or modified by the tongue; lingual.
To-night nThe present or immediately coming night. 2. the night after the present day.
Tonight advDuring the night of the present day; this evening, this night. 2. on this present or coming night. 3. on the last night past. 4. on this very night, (i.e. : the night now present). 5. on any night (as contrasted with the next day). 6. on the night following this day.
Too advTo a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; too big, excessively, overly, to a fault. 2. in addition; besides, also, likewise, as well. 3. over; more than enough; noting excess; as, a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high; too many; too much. 4. likewise; also; in addition. 5. "Too too", a duplication used to signify great excess.
Too phr"To Hot to Hold" - a place that has too much police activity to harbor a fugitive unnoticed.
Too phr"Too Little too Late" - not enough of something that should have been provided earlier.
Too phr"Too Much for" - more than a match for.
Too phr"Too Much of a Good Thing" - something enjoyable or beneficial which, nevertheless, becomes bothersome or harmful in large quantities or over an extended period of time
Too phr"Too Right" - an expression of agreement.
Tool nThe means whereby some act is accomplished; instrument; hence, any instrument of use or service. 2. a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else; puppet, minion. 3. obscene terms for penis; cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker. 4. an instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or labourer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work. 5. machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called machine tool. 6. a weapon. [Obs.]
Tool vbDrive; as in "The hot-rod tooled down the street."; to drive a coach. 2. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; joyride. 3. furnish with tools. 4. work with a tool. 5. to shape, form, or finish with a tool.
Tool phr"Down Tools" - stop working.
Tool phr"Tool Up" - arm oneself (with a weapon). 2. equip oneself with tools.
Tool belt nA belt for carrying tools; a utility belt. 2. (figuratively) a skill set; one's accumulated capabilities
Tool box nA box or container for keeping tools.
Tool chest nA wooden box containing a set of tools.
Tooled adjCut, engraved, furrowed, grooved, incised, sculptured by a tool.
Tooling nThe act of shaping, forming or finishing something with a tool. 2. the driving of a coach or other motor vehicle.
Toolishness nThe nature of being a tool.
Toolless adjNot having or requiring a tool.
Toolmaker nA person who makes precision tools, especially used in a press.
Tool path nThe pat through space the tip of a cutting the tip of a cutting tool follows on its way to producing the desired geometry of the workpierce.
Tool rest nThat part of the machine, such as a lathe that supports the cutting tool.
Tool shed nA shed in which tools are stored.
Toolsmith nA person who makes tools. 2. in computing; a person who creates utility programs.
Toom adjEmpty, void, futile. 2. destitute of something.
Toom vbTo empty a vessel, etc. esp to drink off the content of. 2. to empty out a vessel of its contents.
Toomhead nEmptiness, vanity, useless of no purpose.
Toomly advIn a leisurely manner; somewhat slowly; without haste. 2. idly. without occupation, emptily, vainly, unpurposely. 2. with empty sadle.
Toomsome adjLiesurely , free from haste, idlesome.
Toot vbTo protrude, stick out, peep out, so as to be seen; to begin to appear above ground. 2. to peep, peer, look out, to gaze. 3. to look inquisitively. 4. to behold, view, see. tout.
Toot nAn isolated conspicuous hill, suitable as a place of observation. 2. a look-out hill. 3. an elevated structure, as part of one, used as a look-out.
Tooter nOne who gazes, a watchman, pryer, a peeper. 2. something that projects, like a prominent nose
Tooth nHard bone-like structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense. 2. something resembling the tooth of an animal. 3. toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell. 4. a means of enforcement; "the law had no teeth in it." 5. one of a number of uniform projections on a gear. 6. Fig.: taste; palate. 7. any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, of the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card.
Tooth vbTo furnish with teeth. 2. to indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw. 3. to lock into each other.
Tooth phr"Armed to the Teeth" - carry many weapons.
Tooth phr"A Tooth for a Tooth" - retaliation.
Tooth phr"Bare One's Teeth" - to imply threat.
Tooth phr"Fed up to One's Back Teeth" - very disgusted.
Tooth phr"Cast Into One's Teeth" - to reproach; throw back at someone.
Tooth phr"Draw One's Eye Teeth" - to deflate a conceited person. 2. fleece a person without mercy.
Tooth phr"Fight Tooth and Nail - as if by biting and scratching; with one's utmost power; by all possible means.
Tooth phr"From the Teeth Outwards" - merely talk, not sincerely, not from the heart.
Tooth phr"Get One's Teeth Into" - devote oneself seriously to. 2. to tackle a task with enthusiasm.
Tooth phr"Give One's Tooth for" - a person would like to achieve some objective.
Tooth phr"Grit One's Teeth" - be ready to suffer pain.
Tooth phr"Hang On by the Skin of One's teeth" - to only just survive.
Tooth phr"Have Teeth" - to be effective.
Tooth phr"Have a Sweet Tooth" - a fondness to eat sweet foods, as cakes and confectionery.
Tooth phr"Hang On by the Skin of One's teeth" - to only just survive.
Tooth phr"His Teeth are Drawn" - his mischief-making is taken from him.
Tooth phr"In the Teeth of " - directly; in direct opposition; in front. 2. in spite of opposition or difficulty. 3. contrary to instructions.
Tooth phr"In the Teeth of the Wind" - with a strong wind in front of you.
Tooth phr"Lie Through One's Teeth" - to tell blatant untruths.
Tooth phr"Long in the Tooth" - old.
Tooth phr"Put Teeth Into" - to provide something with strength or power.
Tooth phr"Set Somebody's Teeth on Edge" - to cause a person to feel unhappy at a situation.
Tooth phr"Show One's Teeth" - to threaten.
Tooth phr"Take the Bit Between One's Teeth" - to face up to a problem
Tooth phr"Throw in One's Teeth" - to fling at one, as a challenge or taut.
Tooth phr"To the Teeth" - in open opposition; directly to one's face.
Toothache nAn ache or pain localized in or around a tooth or teeth; odontalgia.
ToothachingadjSuffering from an ache or pain localized in or around a tooth or teeth.
Tooth-brush nA small brush, with a long handle, used to clean teeth.
Toothcare nThe care and treatment of the teeth.
Tooth-comb nA comb with specially-set teeth.
Tooth-combing nTo comb with a specially-set teeth.
Tooth-drawer nOne who "draws" or extracts teeth; dentist. 2. a dental instrument for extracting teeth.
Tooth-drawing nThe extraction of teeth
Toothed adjHaving or furnished with teeth. 2. having, teeth, notches, cogs or jags. 3. a coarse or irregular of surface, said of paper or painting grounds.
Tooth edge n the sensation excited in the teeth by grating sounds, and by the touch of certain substances, as keen acids.
Toothedness nThe state or quality of having a particular type of tooth or teeth.
Toothed-whale nA whale, including sperm whales,beaked whales, dolphins and others (Odontoceci).
Toothful adjToothsome.
Toothglass nA glass for holding dentures, toothbrushes, etc., or for use as a tumbler for mouthwash.
Toothill nA natural or artificial hill, or mound used for a look-out place. 2. a prominent hill.
Toothing nProjecting bricks or stones left at the end of the wall to allow its continuation.
Toot-hole nA hole for spying.
Tooting nThe act of peeping, looking out, peering. 2. gaze, inquire by looking. 3. a view.
Toothless adjHaving no teeth; destitute of teeth. 2. that is naturally without teeth. 3. that has no yet cut it's teeth. 4. having lost the teeth, as from old age. 4. destitute of teeth-like projection or formations; not jagged or serrated. 5. destitute of keenness or "edge"; not biting or corrosive.
Tooth-like adjResembling a tooth or some aspect of one.
Toothly advOf or pertaining to teeth; dental.
Toot-hole nA hole for spying.
Tooth-puller nA dentist.
Tooth-shell nA tusk shell.
Toothsome adjAcceptable to the taste of mid, palatable. 2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste, delectable, delicious, scrumptious.
Toothsomely advDelicious.
Toothwash nA liquid dentifrice.
Toothwort nName given to several different plants of Dentaria. A leafless parasitic found on the roots of hazel and other herbs, having a double row of flesh-coloured droopy flowers, and tooth-like scales upon the root stock. Species include: "Lathraea squaminia", "Capsella Bursapastoris" - Sherperds purse and "Plumbago europea."
Toothy adjHaving or showing prominent teeth; toothed.
Tooting nThe act of peeping, looking out, peering. 2. gaze, inquire by looking. 3. a view.
Tooting adjlooking-out, peeping, spying. prying, protruding, sprouting.
Top nA tuft, crest or brush of hair of the summit or crown of the head. 2. hair of the hair, crest or topping of the head. 3. crest or topping of a bird. 4.forelock of the horse. 5. tuft or handful of hair, wool, fibre, portion of flax. 6. a bundle of combed wool. 7. highest or uppermost part of things, peaked summit, mountain, hill tops. 8. parapet of a war-field trench. 9. uppermost division of the body. 10. uppermost of deer horns. 11. top plant of a plant. 12. smaller branches and twigs of a tree, as opposed to the branches. 12. a woody or metal toy, usually conical or spherical spinning on on a point when set in motion by hand, string etc.
Top phr"At the Top of One's Game" - an informal expression: at the height of one's powers.
Top phr"At the Top of the Tree" - at the highest rank, or a leading member, of one's profession.
Top phr"Be the Icing on the Top" - to be a further benefit in an existing beneficial situation.
Top phr"Be Tops" - be the best.
Top phr"Blow One's Top" - lose one's temper; become very angry.
Top phr"Can You Top That" - can you beat or do better, especially in the telling of outlandish tales.
Top phr"Come to the Top" - win distinction. 2. on the upper part of the head.
Top phr"Come Out on Top" - succeed - eventually.
Top phr"From Top to Bottom" - thoroughly; completely, start to finish.
Top phr"From Top to Tail." - to wash a baby from head to foot. 2. to examine a matter from start to finish, completely.
Top phr"From Top to Toe" - from head to toe completely.
Top phr"Get On Top Of" - dominate; overcome.
Top phr"Go Over the Top." - climb, as a soldier, over the top of a trench to encounter the enemy.
Top phr"Off the Top of One's Head" - based on experience, without careful investigation or thought.
Top phr"On Top" - in a superior position.
Top phr"On Top of" - fully in command. 2. in close proximity.
Top phr"On Top of That" - in addition to that.
Top phr"On Top of the World" - be very happy or exuberant.
Top phr"Over the Top" - over the parapet of a trench into the action of battle. 2, to excess beyond reasonable limits; excessive, outrageous.
Top phr"Sleep Like a Top" - sleep deeply, soundly.
Top phr"Take It from the Top" - start again at the beginning.
Top phr"Thin on Top" - balding.
Top phr"Top and Tail" - mark, take away from, add to, otherwise deal with, the top and bottom, beginning and end, both ends etc of somebody.
Top phr"Top Off" - put an end or finishing touch to.
Top phr"Top of the Ladder" - highest position in a career.
Top phr"Top of the Line" - the best, fanciest or high quality, especially, among selections in a product line; (bottom-of-the-line).
Top phr"Top of the Morning to You" - good morning; a cheery greeting in Ireland
Top phr"Top of the Tree" - highest position in a career.
Top phr"Top Oneself." - to kill oneself, suicide.
Top phr"Top Out" - put the highest stone on building. 2. perform a ceremony (with speeches, drinks etc) to mark the completion of a very high building.
Top phr"To Put a Top On." - to cover, crown, surmount. 2. to put the finishing touches on.
Top phr"Top Somebody Up" - overcharge.
Top phr"Top Something Up" - complete an amount or number. 2. fill up a glass or partly filled container. 3. fill a petrol tank .which is partially emptied.
Top phr"To Top." - to snuff out a candle. 2. to pare off the surface of something. 3. put to death by hanging; behead, execute. 4. simply kill someone. 5. to shorten the teeth of a cog. 6. to furnish with a top.
Top-beam nA collar beam or the 'tie beam' of a roof truss when at a higher level than the feet of the rafters, or abobe a wall-plate level.
Top-bin nEither of the top corners of a goal-net. 2. a goal scored by kicking the ball into either of the top corners.
Top-cloth nA cloth used to cover the top of anything, such as a table or a person's torso.
Top-dog nThe dog who wins the fight; the victor. 2. the man in charge, the boss, commander, master.
Top-down advPreceding from the general to the particular or from the top downwards. 2. hierarchical.
Top-drawn adjDrawn from the top.
Top-drawer nThe upper drawer in a chest of drawer. 2. high social position or origin.
Top-drawer adjOf the highest quality or especially social order.
Top-ender nOne who lives in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Top-flight nOf the highest quality; outstanding, superior.
Top-free adjFree from wearing a top in public, (esp. of women) to go or appear topless.
Top-freedom nFreedom from wearing a top in public, (esp. of women) to appear topless.
Topful adjHigh, lofty, towering; brimful.
Top-hat nA man's silk or beaver hat with a high cylindrical crown. 2. a tall hat.
Top-heavy adjDisproportionately heavy at the top, having the upper part so heavy as to overbalance the lower; hence unstable and inclined to topple. 4. said of a drunk person: tipsy. 5. in business: overstaffed at management level.
Top-heavily advIn a top-heavy manner.
Top-heaviness nThe quality or condition of being top-heavy or being disproportionately heavy at the top and having an upper part so heavy as to overbalance the lower; hence unstable and with an inclination to topple. 2. in business an over-staffing at management level.
Top-heavyish adjInclined to be top-heavy in various ways.
Top-hole adjTop rate.
Top-knot nHeaddress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair. 2. showy crest or knot of hair or feather. 3. crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an ornamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women.
Top-knotted adjHaving a top knot.
Topless adjSeemingly having no top or summit. 2. immensely or immeasurably high; unbounded. 3. as a woman: bare-breasted; without a garment covering her breasts.
Toplessness nCondition of being topless: bare-breasted. 2. a summit-less or a summit immeasurably high.
Toplight nA light on a ship's topmast. 2. a skylight window.
Top-lightning nAny form of lighting from ahead, as a lantern, skylight.
Topline adjOutstanding, excellent, first-class; top-line.
Topliner nOne who or that which appears on the top line; or in the first or principal place. 2. an entertainer or sportsman who is top of his field.
Top-loading nLoaded by inserting items at the top.
Toploftiness ?nCharacterized by loftiness in manner or behavior; elevated in manners and ways , haughty, high and mighty of personality.
Toplofty?? adjLofty in manner or character; elevated, haughty, high and mighty.
Topman nA hangman; executioner. 2. a upper-management man, a boss, chief.
Topmost adjUppermost, highest, highest part, absolutely top.
Topness nA quantum number of quarks and hadrons, determined by the number of top quarks and anti-quarks present.
Top-off nThe filling completely to fill or refill the final portions of something not empty. 2. to complete or put finishing touches to.
Top-of-Mind Awareness nIn advertising, the percent of respondents who, without prompting, name a specific brand or product first when asked to list all the advertisements they recall seeing in a general product category over the past 30 days.
Top-of-the-line nCommercially superior product.
Top-over-terve advTopsy-turvy
Topped adjHaving the top removed of the tree; polled.
Topper nA top thing or person; a person or thing surpassing or exceptionally good or excellent. 2. the best or one of the best of a kind. 2. a blow on the top of the head; a knock-out blow. 4. the largest and finest fruit or indeed anything. 5. a large wave with a curly or breaking summit.
Topping nThe act of of one in any sense. 2. the formation, covering, layer on top of something. 3. that which forms the top of anything. 4. the cutting off of a top on a tree or plant. 5. sharpening the tops of teeth of a circular saw by hand filing. 6. a method of cheating at dice.
Topping vbTo bring to completion or capacity.
Topping adjTowering high above; eminent. distinguished; excellent; first-rate. 2. making great pretensions, arrogant, domineering.
Topping phr"Topping of the land." - sighting of the land from a ship's top. 2. the limit of a distance at which this is possible.
Topping adjExceedingly in height; very high. 2. very high and superior in position, rank, amount, estimation. 3. chief, principal, preeminent, towering. 4. ironically, fine, pretty, of high quality, very fine, excellent, tip-top,first-rate. 5. domineering, confident, boasting.
Toppingly advIn a happy manner, gallantly, splendidly. 2. in excellent condition or health.
Topping up vbTo bring to perfection. 2. filling up or bring to capacity.
Toppings nThat which comes from in the process of hatchelings.
Topple vbFall down, as if collapsing; to be liable or prone to collapsing 2. cause to topple or tumble by pushing. 3. to fall forward; to pitch or tumble down.
Topple phr"Topple Over" - fall over.
Toppy adjHaving the character of a top or tops; peaked. 2. showy, stylish. 3. of animals: of a superior quality.
Tops nThe arrangement of the top of a main mast to recieve the foot of the topmast. 2. the head of a felled tree useless for timber.
Tops adjExcellent; first-rate.
Top-sail nIn a squared-rigged vessel a square sail next above the lowest sail of a mast. 2. in a fore-and-aft rigged vessel, a square or triangular sail carried above the gaff of a lower sail.
Top-sheet nA bed sheet used between a bottom sheet and a blanket.
Top-shell nMarine gastropod mollusc of the family, Trochidae with a short conical shell.
Top-shelf nOf things, such as magazines displayed above the eye-line of children because they contain photos of naked or scantily-clad women. 2. things, products etc. of the highest or best quality.
Topside nThe upper side of anything. 2. the other side of a roll of beef; silver side. 3. "The Topside" : the establishment; the ruling classes.
TopsidenThe part of the ship above water; upper-deck. 2. first-class. 3. the higher echelon.
Topside advTo or on the upper part of a ship. 2. a position of authority. 3. the top or surface of something.
Topside-down advTopside under: upside down; "unless the world turns topsides down or under, some day."
Topsman nA boss, manager, chief. 2. hangman, executioner, topsman.
Topsoil nThe layer of soil on the surface. 2. the upper layer of soil. surface soil.
Top-stitch nMake a row of neat esp decorative stitches on the rigt side of a garment.
Top-stitching nThe making a row of neat esp decorative stitches on the rigt side of a garment.
Top-stone nA stone which is placed upon or forms the top of something; a capstone, chiefly fig. 2. also the upper-end stone or jewel in a chronometer.
Top-twenty nThe top twenty records on the chart; also the top-forty.
Top-up nA refill to the top. 2. an add-on to bring something to a maximum. 3. an add-on which serves to complete an amount or a number. 4. filling to the top of something already partly filled.
Top-up vbTo refill to the top. 2. to add on to bring something to a full capacity.
Topwater nDescribing an angling lure orb at that floats near or on the surface of the water.
Tor nHill of an abrupt conical form, a lofty hill, eminence, mold, grave, heap of ruins, a heap, a pile. 2. a high rock; a pile of rocks. 3. on the top of a hill; a rocky peak, a little hill.
Tor adjAdverbial particle meaning with difficulty, hardly, ill-used esp. with verbal adjective. 2. difficult, hard, toilsome. 3. irksome, tedious. 3. strong, sturdy, great. 4. in a vague, loose use: full, replete. 5. violent, great, excessive.
Tor-beget adjDifficult to get.
Tor-cyrre adjHard to turn or convert.
To-reave vbTo commit robbery or plunder.
Torn phr"That's Torn It" - that has ruined the idea or plan.
Torn phr"Torn Between" - mentally or emotionally divided by conflicting thoughts, feeling etc. 2. in a dilemma.
Torn phr"Torn Between Two Lovers" - loving two people romantically at the same time, by realizing the dissonance that it is likely to cause.
To-same nTo-samen: concourse, assembly, gathering.
To-shear vbTo tear off.
To-shed vbTo separate, divide, pull apart; diffuse, scatter. 2. to discern, discriminate, discern, distinguish.
To-shend vbTo ruin or destroy utterly.
To-shene vbTo break, dash into pieces,disperse.
To-shete vbTo spring apart. 2. to burst asunder.
To-sheteness nThe state or quality of bursting asunder or springing apart.
Tother nThe other; tothers or t'others : the rest.
To-tight vbTo stretch or spread out; extend. 2. to pull or draw aside.
To-toll vbTo pull or drag thither and hither.
To-tread vbTo trample down or upon.
To-treading nA trampling.
Totter vbTo walk with faltering steps; to sway, to shake, to reel.
Tottering adjShaky, insecure.
Totteringly advIn a shaky or insecure manner.
To-tweme vbTo separate, divide, distinguish, dissent. nb: untweme.
Tough adjNot given to gentleness or sentimentality; 2. very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; rugged. 3. physically toughened; tough, toughened. 4. substantially made or constructed; sturdy. 5. prone to violent and lawless; tough; aggressive behaviour. 6. resistant to cutting or chewing. 7. unfortunate or hard to bear; hard. 8. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic. 9. having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; 10. not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong. 11. not easily sepa-rated; viscous; clammy; tenacious. 12. stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow. 12. severe; violent; as, a tough storm. 13. difficult to do, perform, or accomplish; as, a tough job.
Tough nA street ruffian. 2, someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing, street fighter. 2. an aggressive and violent young criminal, hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, toughie, strong-armer. 3. a cruel and brutal fellow, bully, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob.
Tough phr"Make it Tough."-to make something hard and difficult; to show reluctance.
Tough phr"Tough as Nails" - unfeeling, unsympathetic.
Tough phr"Tough It Out."- to endure and cope during time of difficulty or danger.
Tough phr"Tough Nut to Crack" - a very difficult problem to solve.
Tough phr"Toughen Up" - to make or become mentally tough.
Tough-backed adjReady to stand and face issue of danger.
Tough call nA choice or judgement which is difficult to make, especially one only involving two alternatives.
Toughen vbTo make tougher.
Toughen phr"Toughen Up" - to become tougher after n adverse or a number of adverse situations.
Tough-hide adjNot easily offended. 2. tough-skinned.
Toughie nA tough, robust person.
Toughish adjSomewhat tough.
Tough-love nThe compassionate use of stringent discplinary measures to attempt to impose someone behavior.
Toughly advIn a manner tough.
Tough-minded adjFree from excessive sensitivity, not sentimental, realistic, unsqueamished.
Tough-mindness nThe state or condition of tough-minded; realistic.
Tough-necked adjTough-hided, tough-backed, tough-nutted
Toughness nEnduring strength and energy, stamina, staying power. 2. the property of being strong and rugged. 3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking.
Tough-nut nA person difficult or dangerous to deal with.
Touse vbTo pull roughly about. 2. to drag or push about, to handle roughly. 3. of a dog: to tear at, harry. 4. to pull out of joint; to rack. 5. to pull (a woman)about rudely, indelicately or in horse-play. 6. to disorder, dishevel the hair, dress; to tumble, disorder bed-clothes. 7. to abuse, maltreat. 8. to tease wool. 9. to rummage, disorder, tip up.
Tousle nTussle, struggle. 2. a rough romping with a woman. 3. tousled mass or lump. 4. a tousled beard or hair.
Tousled adjDisheveled, disarranged, tumbled, matted
Tousy adjdisheveled, tussled, unkempt, shaggy, rough.
Tout nOne who secretly watches race horses training, to get information about their capabilities for use in betting. 2. a spy for a smuggler.
Tout vbTo spy out the movement of race horses at their trails, or to get by stealth or improper means the secrets of the stables, for betting purposes. 2. to act as a tout; to give tips on a race horse.
Tow nThe act of hauling something (as a vehicle)by means of a hitch or rope.2. a rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope. 3. the act of towing, or the state of being towed; -- chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow. 4. that which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, etc.
Tow nA coarse and broken part of flax prepared for spinning. 2. a loose brunch of rayon strands.
Tow vbTo draw by a rope.
Tow phr"Have In Tow" - be towing. 2. be accompanied by or often in charge of a person.
Tow phr"Take in Tow" - to pull along. 2. fig. to take charge of.
TowardprepOf motion (or action figured as motion) in the direction of; so as to approach, but not necessarily reaching, but with implications of reaching to. 2. with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning. 3. tending to; in the direction of; in a fig senses. 4. of time, so as to approach; at the approach of, shortly. before, near. 5. nearly as much, nearly. 6. in the way of contributing to, as to help to.
Toward adjThat is to come, coming, future. 2. approaching, imminent, impending. 3. in progress, going on; being done. 3. of young persons, promising, hopeful, forward, making good progress. 4. willing, apt, ready to learn, docile. 5. of things, favourable, propitious; opposite of untoward. coming near. 6. compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable. 7. bold, valiant.
Towardliness nGood disposition towards something; willingness, spec., aptness to learn; forwardness in learning. 3. docility, tractableness, friendship. 4. promise, ingenuity, proficiency. 5. favourableness, friendliness, affability. 6. furtherance, advancement, promotion. 7. likelihood, likely condition or position, prospect.
Towardly adjLikely to lead to a desired result; promising success. 2. propitious, helpful, favourable, advantageous, befitting. 3. hopeful apt to learn, docile (chiefly of young persons and their disposition. 4. favorably disposed, friendly, affable. 5. of plants, promising fonds.
Towardness nCondition or quality of being toward. 2. inclination or disposition to do something; readiness, willingness. 3. willingness and aptness to learn. 4. by nature of good disposition; forwardness or leaning. 5. condition or appearance of approaching or being towards. 6. of a coming or impending, an imminence, likelihood, or prospect. 7. state of advancement, or towardness.
Towardness phr"Good Towardness." - indicating good prospect(s).
Towards advIn preparation, at hand, imminent. 2. in the direction of some person or thing indicated by the context.
Tow-a-way nThe act of towing away a vehicle; especially illegally parked.
Tow-a-way adjOf or pertaining to towing away an illegally parked vehicles.
Tow-boat nA boat which tows or is towed.
To-warpvbTo throw about, throw down, overthrow, destroy.
To-wend vbTo turn over, overthrow. 2. demolish, turn upside down, disturb greatly. 3. to turn in different directions, disperse, separate, to go pieces, break asunder.
Tower nA structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building. 2. anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower, pillar. 3. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships tug-boat, tug, towboat. 4. projection from a line of wall, as a fortification or stronghold, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher; a fortified movable structure, often used for storming a castle. 5. structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, as, a church tower, a railway signal box. 6. a citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense, stronghold. 7. headdress of a high or tower-like form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century. 8. high flight; elevation. (obs) 9. in early religious use, often applied to heaven.
Tower vbTo soar into. [Obs.] 2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position; loom, tower, predominate, hulk. 3. to rise and over top other objects; to be lofty or very high; to soar.
Tower phr"Tower of Strength" - a person who gives strong and reliable support. 2. an unfailing support in time of trouble.
Tower phr"Tower Over" - stand much taller or higher than somebody or something. 2. be of greater mental stature.
Tower-hill nA hill or near on which a tower is built.
Towered adjHaving a tower or towers, adorned or defended by towers. 2. raised or rising like towers. 3. immured in a tower.
Towering adjOf imposing height; esp. standing out above others. 2. eminent, lofty, soaring. 3. very high, elevated, rising aloft. 4. raising or increasing in high pitch of (extreme) violence, or intensity, furious. 5. surpassing.
Tower of London nThe Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England.
Towery adjHaving towers. 2. adorned or defended by towers.
Tow-head nOne having very-light-colored or unkempt head.
Tow-headed adjHaving very light-colored or unkempt head.
To-while advDuring that time, while.
To-whiles advWhilst.
To-whither vbTo whirl in pieces; to windwhirl.
Towing nThe action of dragging a boat, ship, vehicle etc. by rope or a tow.
To-wisse advFor certain; most assuredly.
To-wit vbNamely, in particular, videlicet, id est, following, subsequent, etc.
Tow-line nA tow-rope; a rope, chain or hawser used in towing.
Town nAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city. 2. the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; the whole town, townspeople,

townsfolk. 3. an administrative division of a county. 4. formerly, an inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs. 5. the whole of the land which constituted the domain. 6. collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls. 7. any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop. 8. any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities. 9. the body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways. 10. a township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country. 11. the court end of London; -- commonly with the. 12, the metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country. 13 a farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard. 14. village; hamlet, thorp.

Town vbTo furnish with towns; make into towns.
Town phr"Go to Town" - act or work with energy or enthusiasm. 2. be extravagant, thoroughly.
Town phr"The Only Game in Town" - the only opportunity, activity, or resource available.
Town phr"On the Town" - enjoying the entertainments,esp. the nightlife of a town. 2. to celebrate.
Town phr"Talk Of the Town" - something everyone is discussing.
Town-bairn nA native of the town; town-fellow.
Town-born adjBorn in a particular town. 2. born in a town or urban area.
Town-bred adjBorn or raised in a town.
Town-bridge nA bridge in a township.
Town-cress nGarden cress (Lepidiun sativa).
Town-dweller nSomeone who lives in town; a town liver.
Town-dwelling nA residence in a township.
Towned adjA region having towns.
Town end nThe end part or area of a town. 2. The end of the main street of a town or village; one of the extremities of a town.
Tow-net nA net (towing-net) dragged through water to collect specimens.
Town-goer nOne who frequently goes to a town.
Town-going adjThe going to a town.
Town-foot nThe end or area of a town.
Town-hall nA government building that houses administrative officers of a town government. 2. city hall.
Town-hating adjAn intense dislike for towns and life in a town. 2. agoraphobia.
Town-hithe nA haven, or landing place in a town
Town-home nA home locating within a town.
Town-house nA house in town, in distinction from a house in the country.
Townish adjOf or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like a town. 2. situated or existing in a town; urban; townly. 3. pertaining to the characteristics of town or town-life; esp. as distinguished fro a country one. 4. having the manners and habits of town-dwellers; urbane, oppidian, gentrification.
Townishness nThe state of being a town.
Town-land nA township.
Townless adjOf (a country or region) without a town or town.
Town-life nThe life or lifestyle characteristic of a town or an urban area, especially as contrasted with rural or country life.
Town-like adjTownish or resembling a town in some aspect..
Town-living nTown-life; also the ecclesiastical benefice in a town. 2. the state of living in a town, in distinction to a country person or country-folk.
Town-lot nA subdivision of a town site or an urban subdivision. 2. a block of land in a town.
Town-loving adjAn intense liking for life and living in a town.
Town-made adjMade or manufactured in a town; spec, in the town or district.
Town-meeting nA general assembly of the inhabitants of a town; spec in the US. a legal meeting of the qualified voters of a 'town" for the transaction of public business, having certain powers of local government.
Town-mouse nFig. a dweller in a town; esp as unfamiliar with country life (in allusion to Aesop's fables.)
Townred nA township, a cluster of homesteads.
Town-reeve nA bailiff or steward of a town.
Town-row nThe sequence of houses in a town, or of homesteads in a parish or manor; fig. the roll of town's people.
Townsfolk nPeople or inhabitants of a town.
Township nThe administrative division of a country. 2. the district or territory of a town. a burg, wapentake, a ward.
Town's husband nA borough official having the charge of accounts.
Townsman nOne who lives in a tun; a villager, a villain. 2. a man who lives in a town; a citizen. 3. a man of one's own or same town; a fellow-townsman. 4. an ordinary citizen or resident of a university town as distant from a gownsman. 5. townswoman.
Town-talk nThe common talk of a place; the subject or topic of common conversation.
Town-twinning nThe establishment of regular contact between towns in different countries. 2. a sister city relationship.
Town walls nThe walls surrounding a town. 2. a wall within a town.
Townwards advTowards or in the direction of a town. 2. going or directed toward the town.
Townswear nEveryday clothing suitable for wearing in a town (as opposed to those worn in a country area).
Town-weary adjTired of liing in, or of the lifestyle in a town.
Town-weed nThe plant Dog's mercury.
Town-wide adjExtending throughout a town.
Tow-path nA path (towing-path) beside a river or canal, originally used for towing barges by horse.
Tow-rope nA rope or cable usedfor towing heavy objects.
Towy adjRelating to the coarse and broken part of flax prepared for spinning. 2. of a loose brunch of rayon strands.
Toze vbTo tease.
Tozer nA comber and cleaner of wool.
Tozing nThe action or practice of cleaning wool or ore.
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