taw

1 of 4

verb (1)

tawed; tawing; taws

transitive verb

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

taw

2 of 4

noun (1)

ˈtäf How to pronounce taw (audio)
ˈtȯf,
ˈtäv,
ˈtȯv How to pronounce taw (audio)
: the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet see Alphabet Table

taw

3 of 4

noun (2)

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

taw

4 of 4

verb (2)

tawed; tawing; taws

intransitive verb

: to shoot a marble

Examples of taw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Teanna Limpy, tribal historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne tribe, submitted the proposal to change it to Mestaa’ėhehe, which is pronounced mess-taw-HAY. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of taw was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Taw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taw. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

taw

noun
ˈtȯ
1
: a marble used as a shooter
2
: the line from which players shoot at marbles

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