Tuft

  • 1 Tuft — Tuft, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf. G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See {Top} summit.] 1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tuft — [tuft] n. [ME (with unhistoric t) < OFr tufe, prob. < L tufa, a kind of helmet crest] 1. a bunch of hairs, feathers, grass, etc. growing closely together or attached at the base 2. any similar cluster; specif., a) a clump of plants or trees …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Tuft — Tuft, v. i. To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Tuft — Tuft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tufted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tufting}.] 1. To separate into tufts. [1913 Webster] 2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Tuft — bezeichnet ein textiles Verfahren, siehe Tufting Tuft ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Svein Tuft (* 1977), kanadischer Radrennfahrer Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung m …

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  • 6 Tuft — es un apellido que puede hacer referencia a: Gabriel Tuft, luchador. Svein Tuft, ciclista profesional …

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  • 7 tuft — late 14c., perhaps from O.Fr. touffe tuft of hair, either from L.L. tufa a kind of crest on a helmet (also found in Late Gk. toupha), or from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. zopf, O.N. toppr tuft, summit; see TOP (Cf. top) (1)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 tuft — [tʌft] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tufe] a bunch of hair, feathers, grass etc growing or held closely together at their base tuft of ▪ tufts of grass …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 tuft — [ tʌft ] noun count several individual pieces of grass, hair, feathers, or fibers that are all growing or joined together at the bottom end: tufts of reddish hair …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 tuft — [n] clump of strands of something bunch, cluster, collection, cowlick, feathers, group, knot, plumage, ruff, shock, topknot, tussock; concepts 392,432,471 …

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  • 11 tuft — ► NOUN ▪ a bunch of threads, grass, or hair, held or growing together at the base. DERIVATIVES tufted adjective tufty adjective. ORIGIN probably from Old French tofe …

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  • 12 tuft — [[t]tʌft[/t]] n. 1) anat. bot a bunch or cluster of small, usu. upright but flexible parts, as hair, feathers, flowers, or leaves, that are attached or close together at the base 2) clo a cluster of cut threads used decoratively on garments,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 tuft — can·dy·tuft; tuft·er; tuft·i·ly; tuft·let; tuft; …

    English syllables

  • 14 tuft — /tʌft / (say tuft) noun 1. a bunch of small, usually soft and flexible things, as feathers, hairs, etc., fixed at the base with the upper part loose. 2. a small clump of bushes, trees, etc. 3. a cluster of short stalked flowers, leaves, etc.,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 tuft — tufter, n. /tuft/, n. 1. a bunch or cluster of small, usually soft and flexible parts, as feathers or hairs, attached or fixed closely together at the base and loose at the upper ends. 2. a cluster of short, fluffy threads, used to decorate cloth …

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  • 16 tuft — A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs. enamel t. a group of structures representing defects in tooth mineralization that extend from the dentino enamel junction into the enamel to about one half its thickness. malpighian t. SYN …

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  • 17 tuft — [[t]tʌ̱ft[/t]] tufts N COUNT: oft N of n A tuft of something such as hair or grass is a small amount of it which is growing together in one place or is held together at the bottom. He had a small tuft of hair on his chin. ...tufts of wool torn… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 tuft — UK [tʌft] / US noun [countable] Word forms tuft : singular tuft plural tufts several individual pieces of grass, hair, feathers, or fibres that are all growing or joined together at the bottom end tufts of reddish hair …

    English dictionary

  • 19 tuft — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Middle French touffe, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zopf tip more at top Date: 14th century 1. a. a small cluster of elongated flexible outgrowths attached or close… …

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  • 20 Tuft — A tuft is a strip of yarn or string of varying length taped or glued to a surface as a technique for flow visualization. Tufts have been commonly used in aeronautics to study air flow direction, strength, and boundary layer properties. The world… …

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