tart

  • 1 Tart — Tart, a. [AS. teart. [root]63. Cf. {Tear}, v. t.] 1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke. [1913 Webster] Why art thou tart, my brother?… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tart — tart·ish; tart·let; tart·ly; tart·ness; van·sit·tart·ism; tart; tart·ish·ly; …

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  • 3 tart — tart1 [tärt] adj. [ME < OE teart < PGmc * trat < IE base * der > TEAR1] 1. sharp in taste; sour; acid; acidulous 2. sharp in meaning or implication; cutting [a tart answer] SYN. SOUR tartly adv. tartness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 tart — Ⅰ. tart [1] ► NOUN ▪ an open pastry case containing a sweet or savoury filling. DERIVATIVES tartlet noun. ORIGIN Old French tarte. Ⅱ. tart [2] ► …

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  • 5 Tart — Solicita una imagen para este artículo. Título Tart Ficha técnica …

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  • 6 tart — [adj] bitter, sour in taste or effect acerb, acerbic, acetose, acid, acidulous, acrimonious, astringent, barbed, biting, caustic, cutting, dry, harsh, nasty, piquant, pungent, scathing, sharp, short, snappish, snappy, snippy, tangy, testy,… …

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  • 7 Tart — Tart, n. [OE. tarte, F. tarte; perhaps originally the same word as tourte, LL. torta, fr. L. tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally made of a twisted shape. Cf. {Torture}, n.] A species of small open pie, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 tart|y — «TAHR tee», adjective. Informal. of or like a tart; sharp; snippy …

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  • 9 tart — Abreviatura del anión tartrato carboxilado. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 10 tart — index astringent, bitter (acrid tasting), caustic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 târţ — interj. v. pârţ. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …

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  • 12 tart — adj *sour, acid, acidulous, dry Analogous words: piquant, *pungent: *sharp, keen: curt, brusque, blunt (see BLUFF): *irritable, snappish, waspish …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 tart — see pie …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 tart — Call a woman a tart and she ll take offence, and rightly so. There are two current meanings for a female tart, both derogatory: 1. a prostitute, or a promiscuous woman 2. an offensive slang term for a girl or woman. But it wasn t always the case …

    Australian idioms

  • 15 Tart — A tart is a pastry dish, usually sweet, that is a type of pie with an open top not covered with pastry. The Tarte Tatin is a particular kind of upside down tart, of apples, other fruit, or onions.Savoury varieties include German Zwiebelkuchen… …

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  • 16 tart — tart1 [ tart ] noun count 1. ) a PIE that has no top and is filled with fruit or something sweet: an apple/lemon tart 2. ) OFFENSIVE an offensive word for a woman who dresses or behaves as if she wants to attract men and have sex a ) INFORMAL an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 tart — [[t]tɑ͟ː(r)t[/t]] tarts, tarting, tarted 1) N VAR A tart is a shallow pastry case with a filling of food, especially sweet food. ...jam tarts. ...a slice of home made tart. 2) ADJ GRADED If something such as fruit is tart, it has a sharp taste.… …

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  • 18 tart — tart1 [ta:t US ta:rt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tarte;] [Sense: 2 3; Origin: probably partly from sweetheart] 1.) [U and C] a ↑pie without a top on it, containing something sweet apple/treacle/jam etc tart 2.) informal …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 tart — {{11}}tart (adj.) having a sharp taste, late 14c., perhaps from O.E. teart painful, sharp, severe (in ref. to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran to tear. Fig. use, with ref. to words, speech,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 tart — I UK [tɑː(r)t] / US [tɑrt] noun [countable] Word forms tart : singular tart plural tarts 1) a pie that has no top and is filled with vegetables, fruit etc a lemon/onion tart 2) a) offensive an offensive word for a woman who dresses or behaves as… …

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