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Definition of TAB

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Tab \Tab\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     1. The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle. [1913 Webster]

     2. A tag. See {Tag}, 2.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. A loop for pulling or lifting something.
        [1913 Webster]

     4. A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets. [1913 Webster]

     5. A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border. [1913 Webster]

     6. a small projecting piece of a file folder, file card, or similar sheet used in a filing system, on which a notation is written to permit convenient search for the folder, card, etc. [PJC]

     7. a bill or check for some purchase, as in a restaurant; as, the salesman will pick up the tab. [PJC]

     8. a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard which advances the carriage or curser to the next (preset) tab position;
        -- used especially to type or print text or numbers in columns. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

158 Moby Thesaurus words for "tab":
     a reckoning of, account, account of, act drop, afterpart, afterpiece, amount, appoint, asbestos, asbestos board, assign, backdrop, batten, bilge, bill, bill of account, bill of lading, blain, bleb, blister, blob, border, boss, bow, brand, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, charge, check, check of, chine, cloth, clump, condyle, convex, cost, coulisse, count of, counterweight, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, damage, decor, designate, dowel, drop, drop curtain, dun, eagle eye, ear, earmark, expenditure, expense, eye, figure, fire curtain, flag, flange, flap, flat, flipper, gall, gnarl, hallmark, handle, hanging, hill, hump, hunch, invoice, itemized bill, jog, joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, label, lappet, lip, loop, lump, manifest, mole, mountain, name, nevus, nominate, nub, nubbin, nubble, ordain, ordinate, papilloma, peg, price, price tag, queue, rag, rate, reckoning, rib, ridge, ring, scene, scenery, score, screen, scrutiny, seal, select, shoulder, side scene, spine, stage screw, stamp, statement, sticker, strap, stud, style, surveillance, tableau, tabs of, tag, tail, tailpiece, tally of, tariff, teaser, ticket, tormentor, track of, trail, trailer, train, transformation, transformation scene, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, wake, wale, wart, watch, welt, wing, wingcut, woodcut


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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