taw

verb (1)
\ ˈtȯ How to pronounce taw (audio) \
tawed; tawing; taws

Definition of taw

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

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

taw

noun (1)
\ ˈtäf How to pronounce taw (audio) , ˈtȯf, ˈtäv, ˈtȯv How to pronounce taw (audio) \

Definition of taw (Entry 2 of 4)

: the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

taw

noun (2)
\ ˈtȯ How to pronounce taw (audio) \

Definition of taw (Entry 3 of 4)

1a : a marble used as a shooter
b : ringtaw
2 : the line from which players shoot at marbles
3 : a square-dance partner

taw

verb (2)
\ ˈtȯ How to pronounce taw (audio) \
tawed; tawing; taws

Definition of taw (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

: to shoot a marble

First Known Use of taw

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1701, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (2)

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taw

Verb (1)

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

Noun (1)

Hebrew tāw, literally, mark, cross

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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