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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English teru, teoru, from Germanic *terwo-, probably a derivation of *trewo- ( > English tree), from Indo-European *drew ‘tree’. Cognate with Dutch teer, German Teer, Swedish tjära.

Noun

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Singular
tar

Plural
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tar ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  2. Coal tar.
  3. (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.
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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tar

Third person singular
tars

Simple past
tarred

Past participle
tarred

Present participle
tarring

to tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)
  1. To coat with tar.
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Etymology 2

Abbreviation of tape archive.

Noun

Singular
tar

Plural
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tar ({{{1}}})
  1. (computing) a program for archiving files, common on Unix
  2. (computing) a file produced by such a program

Verb

Infinitive
to tar

Third person singular
tars

Simple past
tarred

Past participle
tarred

Present participle
tarring

to tar (third-person singular simple present tars, present participle tarring, simple past and past participle tarred)
  1. (computing) To create a tar archive.

Anagrams


Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɒr/

Adjective

tar

  1. bald

Synonyms


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [t̪ˠaɾˠ]

Verb

tar

  1. to come

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tar thar dtar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic طار (ʈá:ra, to fly)

Verb

tar

  1. fly

Swedish

Verb

tar

  1. present tense of ta

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