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taw

play
transitive verb \ˈtȯ\

Definition of taw

  1. :  to tan (skins) usually by a dry process (as with alum or salt)



Origin and Etymology of taw

Middle English, to prepare (soil), taw, from Old English tawian to prepare, make; akin to Old High German zawjan to hasten, Gothic taujan to do, make


First Known Use: before 12th century


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taw

play
noun \ˈtäf, ˈtȯf, ˈtäv, ˈtȯv\

Definition of taw

  1. :  the 23d letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table



Origin and Etymology of taw

Hebrew tāw, literally, mark, cross


First Known Use: 1701

Other Alphabet Terms


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taw

noun

Definition of taw

  1. 1a :  a marble used as a shooterb :  ringtaw

  2. 2 :  the line from which players shoot at marbles

  3. 3 :  a square-dance partner



Origin and Etymology of taw

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1709

Other Dance Terms


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taw

intransitive verb

Definition of taw

  1. :  to shoot a marble



1863

First Known Use of taw

1863


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