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To prepIn the direction of, for the purpose of, furthermore. In Old English, the preposition (go to town) leveled with the adverb (the door slammed to) except where the adverb retained its stress (tired and hungry too); there it came to be written with -oo (see too). The nearly universal use of to with infinitives (to sleep, to dream, etc.) arose in Middle English out of the Old English dative use of to, and it helped drive out the Old English inflectional endings (though in this use to itself is a mere sign, without meaning). Commonly used as a prefix in Middle English (to-hear "listen to," etc.), but few of these survive (to-do, together, and time references such as today, tonight, tomorrow. Phrase what's it to you "how does that concern you?" goes back a long way. Some 125 compound verbs with this element are recorded in Old English; their number declined rapidly in Middle English and disappeared by c.1500 except as conscious archaisms.to-do. Look up to-do at, from the verb phrase to do, from Old English to don "proper or necessary to be done" (see to). meaning "disturbance, fuss".
Toad nAny one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.
Toad vbTo act as a toady, to toady: to flatter or attend with servility from interested motives.
Toad-eat vbTo flatter, fawn upon a person; to toady.
Toad-eater nA flatterer, sycophant, parasite, toader. 2. a humble friend or dependant; spec. a female friend or attendant.
Toad-flax nThe European plant "Linaria vulgaris" - from the flax like appearance of it's foliage.
Toadish adjLike a toad; poisonous.
Toadless adjDevoid of toads.
Toadship nThe personality of a toad.
Toadstone nAny of various stones likene to a toad in colour or shape, or supposed to be likened to a toad; often worn as jewels or amulets, or set in rings. The most valuable kind was supposed to be found in the head of the toad. 2.
Toadstool nA poisonous inedible fungi, with a disc-like top, as distinct from an edible mushroom.
Toady nA servile dependeant; a sycophant.
Toady vbTo flatter or attend to with servility for interested motives. 2. to play the toady; to play the servile dependent. 3. to pay deference with interested motives.
Toady adjRepresentative of a toad, repulsive.
To-be nThat which is to be; that which or matters yet to be or to come; the future. 2. with kinship nouns, such as "wife-to-be." or "mother-to-be."
To-bear vbTo carry in different directions. 2. to carry off; take away. 3. fig. to separate (persons) in feeling, etc., to part, asunder. 4. set at variance.
To-beat vbTo beat severely; to thrash. 2. to destroy by beating.
To-blow vbTo blow or scatter in different directions.
To-braid vbTo wrench apart, pull to pieces; rend. 2. to tear or snatch away.
To-brede vbTo spread abroad; extend; make broad. 2. to spread, extend itself. 4. to be diffused.
To-brenn vbTo burn up; to consume or destroy by fire.
To-britten vbTo cut into pieces.
To-chine vbTo split asunder, to open, to become burst or cloven.
To-cleave vbTo cleave, to asunder, to split open. 2. to divide into pieces.
To-come nArrival, advent, as in: "the land of my first to-come (tocome)"
To-come vbTo happen, befall, approach, come to.
To-coming nThe future. 2. "Therefor for the To-coming, I shall have boldness to life joyfully."
To-day nOn the very day. 2. at the present day, in the present age. 3. in these times; nowadays.
Todayish adjPertaining to the modern times. 2. characteristic modern.
To-dighting nSeparation, division.
To-do nA disorderly outburst or tumult; disturbance, commotion, hurly-burly. 2. bustle, stir, outburst.
To-drese vbTo decay, fall apart, fade.
Toe nOne of the digits of the foot. 2. the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes. 3. forepart of a hoof. 4. (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft. 5. anything, or any part, corresponding to the toe of the

foot; as, the toe of a boot; the toe of a skate. 6. the journal, or pivot, at the lower end of a revolving shaft or spindle, which rests in a step. 7. a lateral projection at one end, or between the ends, of a piece, as a rod or bolt, by means of which it is moved. 8. a projection from the periphery of a revolving piece, acting as a cam to lift another piece.

ToevbWalk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction. 2. drive obliquely. 3. hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club. 4. drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club. 5. to touch or reach with the toes; to come fully up to; as, to toe the mark.
To-hield vbTo heald, (OE)- inclined. 2. to cause to incline, lean, bend, or fall-over. 3. to push or fall down. 4. to incline, heel over, bow down. 5. to bend one's course to. 6. turn to, to oppose.
Toe-hold nA hold in whichthe aggressor bends back his opponent's foot. 2. to take initial or first step in bringing about change, success etc.
Toe-rag nA tramp, vagrant. 2. despicable or worthless person.
To-fall nA lean-to; a penthouse. 2. the act of falling. 3. the to-fall of the day or night: the close of day - dusk, sunset, twilight.
Toey adjRestive, anxious, touchy.
To-fare vbTo disperse, go asunder.
To-faring nDispersion, diaspora.
To-fleet nTo float away; to be carried away by water.
To-foregoing nA foregoing, preceeding, antecedent.
Toft nOriginally a homestead site of a house and it's out-buildings.
Toft and croft nThe whole holding, the homestead and the attached arable land. 2. an eminence, knoll, hillock in a flat region: one suitable for a site of a house or tower. 3. a small grove of trees.
Toftman nOwner or occupier of a toft.
Toft-stead nA place of a toft.
Together advIn contact with each other or in proximity. 2. assembled in one place; gathered together in each other's company. 3. at the same time. 4. with cooperation and interchange; "we worked together on the project." unitedly. 5. with a common plan; to act in concert.
Together adjMentally and emotionally stable; "she's really together"
Togetherness nState or condition of being together or being united, union, association. 2. the fact of getting on together well-suited to one another. 3. a g of belonging together, fellowship.
To-go vbTo go in different directions. 2. go asunder. 3. to be divided into parts, separate, to pass away, disperse.
To-growing nAn excresence; a growth.
Token adj insignificantly small; a matter of form only `tokenish' is informal.
Token nAn individual instance of a type of symbol. 2. something serving as a sign of something else. 3. a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in

designated slot machines. 4. something of sentimental value, keepsake, souvenir, relic. 5. something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah. 6. a memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir. 7. something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith. 8. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death. 9. ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides;

Token vbTo betoken. [Obs.]
Token phr"By the same token" - for the same reason.
Token phr"To token up." - to put up in writing, write out.
Token vbTo be a token or sign of; to signify; to mean. 2. to typify, to symbolise.
Tokener nOne who or that which portends or prognosticates.
Tokening nThe action of the verb, to sign, signify, symbolises, presaging, representing.
Tokening phr"In tokening."- as a token of evidence.
Told ppRelated, narrated, recounted, about, tell of. 2. counted, reckoned. 3. esteemed. 4. in "oft-told" or "twice-told"
Told phr"By told takes." - as is said, as they say, by all accounts.
Tole nEvil speaken, calumny, blasphemy, reproach, blame.
To-lim vbTear limb from limb; to dismember.
Toll nA fee, custom, duty, impost levied for the use of roads or bridges, used for maintenance. 2. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something. 3. the sound of a bell being struck. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated. 4. tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like. 5. (Sax.& O. Eng. Law) a liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. 6. a portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
Toll vbTo ring slowly. 2. charge a fee for using a bridge, road etc. 3. to draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait. (written also tole.) 3. to pay toll or tallage. 4. to take toll; to raise a tax.To take away; to vacate; to annul. 5. to draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole: probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church. 6. to cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and

uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell. 7. to strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. 8. to call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing. 8. to take away, annul, vacate.

Toll phr"Toll and team" (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a market, and jurisdiction of villeins.
Toll bridgen a bridge where toll is paid for passing over it.
Toll-mere nThe boundary within which a local toll is payable.
Toll thorough nToll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost.
Tole-cotenThe house or building where a toll-collector lives. 2. a toll-house.
Toller nOne who collects tolls, a tax-gather, a toll-gather, a tollman, tolner.
Toller phr"Toller of the inn."- publician, hoteler.
Toll-free adjFree or exempt from paying tolls.
Tolling nThe taking or levying of tolls or taxes. 2. the action of taking or levying tolls or taxes. 3. the action of enticing, alluring, inciting ot instigating.
Tolne nTax, custom, duty, toll.
Tolner nToll-taker, tax-gatherer, tollman, toller.
Tolsel nTolbooth, custom-house, tole-cote. 2. publican.
To-morn nTommorrow.
Tomorrow nThe day after today or the present; "what are our tasks for tomorrow?" 2. the near future; "tomorrow's world"; "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"
Tomorrow adv}On the day after the present day; on the next day; on the morrow. 2. the next day, the day after, following the present day.
Tomorrowing nProcrastination, putting-off.
Tomorrowness nThe distinctive quality of being tomorrow.
Ton nA tun: a large cask.
Tongs nAn instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for things, especially hot coals or metals; -- often called a pair of tongs.
Tongue nThe mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity, lingua, glossa; the uvula. 2. a human written or spoken anguage used by a community. 3. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame." 4. a manner of speaking; as a "glib tongue" 5. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea, a spit. 6. the tongue of certain animals used as meat; 6. that which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form. 7. the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot. 8. metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side. 9. The power of articulate utterance; speech. 10.discourse; fluency of speech or expression; honorable discourse; eulogy. [Obs.] 11. language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue. 12. speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts or actions.
Tongue vbArticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments. 2. lick or explore with the tongue. 3. to talk; to prate, to speak; to utter, chide, scold. 4. In music, to use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments. 5. to join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
Tongue phr "Has the cat got your tongue." - a comment made when someone is unacustomingly or unusually quiet.
Tongue phr"To bite one's tongue" - fig. to struggle to say something that you really what to say.
Tongue phr"To find one's tongue."- fig. to be able to talk; to figure out what to say.
Tongue phr"To hold one's tongue."- to be silent.
Tongue phr"To (have)lost or to lose one's tongue" - to be too bashful or sulky to speak. 2. to lose thhe capacity to speak, as frm shock.
Tongue phr"To speak with tongue in cheek." to speak with irony, slyly, humourously, not taken to be serious.
Tongued adjHaving or furnished with a tongue or tongues. (in various senses)
Tongueless adjHaving no tongue, without a tongue. 2. without the faculty of voice or speech; dumb, mute; also without speaking, speechless, silence. 3. not spoken.
Tongues nForeign tongues, often the classical ones: Hebrew, greek, Latin. 2. tongues (or languages) collectively; the languages of the world. 3. all tongues, people of every tongue.
Tongue-tie nThat which ties the tongue or restrains speech, also the condition of being tongue-tied.
Tongue-shot nTalk or conversation within voice range.
Tongue-sore nEvil-speaking, calumny, gossip.
Tongue-tie vbTo deprive of speech. 2. impeded of the power of speech, or of distinct articulation motion of the tongue, because of the shortness of the fraenum, or of the adhesions of the margin of the gums.
Tongue-tied adjUnable to speak freely. 2. unable to express yourself clearly or fluently. 3. destitute of the power of distinct articulation. 4. having an impediment in the speech, esp. when caused by a short fraenum.
Tongue-work nPhilogical, linguistics matters or work (profession)
Tonguey adjFull of tongue or talk; loquacious. 2. of the nature of the tongue; produced or modified by the tongue; lingual.
To-night nThe present or immediately coming night. 2. the night after the present day.
Tonight advDuring the night of the present day; this evening, this night. 2. on this present or coming night. 3. on the last night past. 4. on this very night, (ie: the night now present). 5. on any night (as contrasted with the next day). 6. on the night following this day.
Too advTo a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; too big, excessively, overly, to a fault. 2. in addition; besides, also, likewise, as well. 3. over; more than enough; noting excess; as, a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high; too many; too much. 4. likewise; also; in addition. 5. "Too too", a duplication used to signify great excess.
Tool nThe means whereby some act is accomplished; instrument; hence, any instrument of use or service. 2. a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else; puppet, minion. 3. obscene terms for penis; cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker. 4. an instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or labourer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work. 5. machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called machine tool. 6. a weapon. [Obs.]
Tool vbDrive; as in "The hot-rod tooled down the street."; to drive a coach. 2. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; joyride. 3. furnish with tools. 4. work with a tool. 5. to shape, form, or finish with a tool.
Tooled adjCut, engraved, furrowed, grooved, incised, sculptured by a tool.
Tooling nThe act of shaping, forming or finishing something with a tool. 2. the driving of a coach or other motor vehicle.
Toom adjEmpty. 2. destitute of something.
Toom vbTo empty a vessel, etc. esp to drink off the content of. 2. to empty out a vessel of its contents.
Toomhead nEmptiness, vanity, useless of no purpose.
Toomly advIn a leisurely manner; somewhat slowly; without haste. 2. idly. without occupation, emptily, vainly, unpurposely. 2. with empty sadle.
Toomsome adjLiesurely , free from haste, idlesome.
Toot vbTo protrude, stick out, peep out, so as to be seen; to begin to appear above ground. 2. to peep, peer, look out, to gaze. 3. to look inquisitively. 4. to behold, view, see. tout.
Toot nAn isolated conspicuous hill, suitable as a place of observation. 2. a look-out hill. 3. an elevated structure, as part of one, used as a look-out.
Tooter nOne who gazes, a watchman, pryer, a peeper. 2. something that projects, like a prominent nose.
Tooting nThe act of peeping, looking out, peering. 2. gaze, inquire by looking. 3. a view.
Tooth nHard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense. 2. something resembling the tooth of an animal. 3. toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell. 4. a means of enforcement; "the law had no teeth in it." 5. one of a number of uniform projections on a gear. 6. Fig.: taste; palate. 7. any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, of the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card.
Tooth vbTo furnish with teeth. 2. to indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw. 3. to lock into each other.
Tooth phr"In the teeth", directly; in direct opposition; in front.
Tooth phrTo show the teeth, to threaten.
Tooth phr"To the teeth" - in open opposition; directly to one's face.
Toothache nAn ache or pain localized in or around a tooth or teeth; odontalgia.
Tooth and nail nAs if by biting and scratching; with one's utmost power; by all possible means.
Tooth-brush nA small brush, with a long handle, used to clean teeth.
Tooth-drawer nOne who "draws" or extracts teeth; dentist. 2. a dental instrument for extracting teeth.
Toothed adjHaving or furnished with teeth.
Tooth edge n the sensation excited in the teeth by grating sounds, and by the touch of certain substances, as keen acids.
Toothful adjToothsome.
Toothill nA natural or artificial hill, or mound used for a look-out place. 2. a prominent hill.
Toot-hole nA hole for spying.
Toothless adjHaving no teeth; destitute of teeth. 2. that is naturally without teeth. 3. that has no yet cut it's teeth. 4. having lost the teeth, as from old age. 4. destitute of teeth-like projection or formations; not jagged or serrated. 5. destitute of keenness or "edge"; not biting or corrosive.
Toothsome adjAcceptable to the taste of mid, palatable. 2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste, delectable, delicious, scrumptious.
Toothwort nName given to several different plants of Dentaria. A leafless parasitic found on the roots of hazel and other herbs, having a double row of flesh-coloured droopy flowers, and tooth-like scales upon the root stock. Species include: "Lathraea squaminia", "Capsella Bursapastoris" - Sherperds purse and "Plumbago europea."
Toothy adjHaving or showing prominent teeth; toothed.
Tooting nThe act of peeping, looking out, peering. 2. gaze, inquire by looking. 3. a view.
Tooting adjlooking-out, peeping, spying. prying, protruding, sprouting.
Top nA tuft, crest or brush of hair of the summit or crown of the head. 2. hair of the hair, crest or topping of the head. 3. crest or topping of a bird. 4.forelock of the horse. 5. tuft or handful of hair, wool, fibre, portion of flax. 6. a bundle of combed wool. 7. highest or uppermost part of things, peaked summit, mountain, hill tops. 8. parapet of a war-field trench. 9. uppermost division of the body. 10. uppermost of deer horns. 11. top plant of a plant. 12. smaller branches and twigs of a tree, as opposed to the branches.
Game phr"At the Top of One's Game" - an informal expression: at the height of one's powers.
Top phr"To put a top on." - to cover, crown, surmount. 2. to put the finishing touches on.
Top phr"Go over the top." - climb, as a soldier, over the top of a trench to encounter the enemy.
Top phr"To top." - to snuff out a candle. 2. to pare off the surface of something. 3. put to death by hanging; behead, execute. 4. simply kill someone. 5. to shorten the teeth of a cog. 6. to furnish with a top.
Top phr"To (or from) top and tail." - to wash a baby from head to foot. 2. to examine a matter from start to finish, completely.
Top phr"To top oneself." - to kill oneself, suicide.
Top-dog nThe dog who wins the fight. 2. the man in charge, the boss, commander.
Top-dress vbTo manure on the surface of land, grass or any crop.
Top-dressing nThe application of manure to the surface of the soil. 2. the dressing itself.
Top-ender nOne who lives in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Topful adjHigh, lofty, towering.
Top-hat nA man's silk or beaver hat with a high cylindrical crown. 2. a tall hat.
Top-heavy adjDisaportionately heavy at the top, having the upper part so heavy as to overbalance the lower; hence unstable and inclined to topple. 4. said of a drunk person: tipsy. 5. in business: overstaffed at management level.
Top-heaviness nThe quality or condition of being top-heavy or being dis-aportionately heavy at the top and having an upper part so heavy as to overbalance the lower; hence unstableness and inclination to topple. 2. in business an overstaffing at management level.
Top-heavyish adjInclined to be top-heavy in various ways.
Top-knot nHeaddress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair.

2. showy crest or knot of hair or feather. 3. crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an ornamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women.

Topless adjSeemingly having no top or summit. 2. immensely or immeasurably high; unbounded. 3. as a woman: bare-breasted; without a garment covering her breasts.
Toplessness nCondition of being topless: bare-breasted. 2. a summit-less or a summit immeasurably high.
Topline adjOutstanding, excellent, first-class.
Topliner nOne who or that which appears on the top line; or in the first or principal place. 2. an entertainer or sportsman who is top of his field.
Toploftiness nCharacterised by Loftiness in manner or behaviour; elevated in manners and ways , haughty, high and mighty of personality.
Toplofty adjLofty in manner or character; elevated, haughty, high and mighty.
Topman nA hangman; executioner. 2. a upper-management man, a boss, chief.
Topmost adjUppermost, highest, highest part, absolutely top.
Top-over-terve advTopsy-turvy
Top-of-the-line ncommercially superior product.
Topped adjHaving the top removed of the tree; polled.
Topper nA top thing or person; a person or thing surpassing or exceptionally good or excellent. 2. the best or one of the best of a kind. 2. a blow on the top of the head; a knock-out blow. 4. the largest and finest fruit or indeed anything. 5. a large wave with a curly or breaking summit.
Topping nThe formation, covering, layer on top of something. 2. the cutting off of a top on a tree or plant. 3. a method of cheating at dice.
Topping vbTo bring to completion or capacity.
Topping phr"Topping of the land." - sighting of the land from a ship's top. 2. the limit of a distance at which this is possible.
Topping adjExceedingly in height; very high. 2. very high and superior in position, rank, amount, estimation. 3. chief, principal, pre-eminent, towering. 4. ironically, fine, pretty, of high quality, very fine, excellent, tip-top,first-rate. 5. domineering, confident, boasting.
Toppingly advIn a happy manner, gallantly, splendidly. 2. in excellent condition or health.
Topping up vbTo bring to perfection. 2. filling up or bring to capacity.
Topple vbFall down, as if collapsing; to be liable or prone to collapsing 2. cause to topple or tumble by pushing. 3. to fall forward; to pitch or tumble down.
Toppy adjHaving the character of a top or tops; peaked. 2. showy, stylish. 3. of animals: of a superior quality.
Top-shelf nOf things, such as magazines displayed above the eyeline of children because they contain photos of naked or scantily-clad women. 2. things, products etc. of the highest or best quality.
Topside nThe upper side of anything. 2. the other side of a roll of beef; silverside. 3. "The Topside" - "The Establishment"- the ruling classes
Topside-down advTopside under: upside down; "unless the world turns topsides down or under, some day."
Topsides nUpper-deck. 2. first-class. 3. the higher echolons.
Topsman nA boss, manager, chief. 2. hangman, executioner, topsman.
Topsoil nThe layer of soil on the surface. 2. the upper layer of soil. surface soil.
Top-stone nA stone which is placed upon or forms the top of something; a capstone, chiefly fig. 2. also the upper-end stone or jewel in a chronometer.
Top-up nA refill to the top. 2. an add-on to bring something to a maximum. 3. an add-on which serves to complete an amount or a number. 4. filling to the top of something already partly filled.
Top-up vbTo refill to the top. 2. to add on to bring something to a full capacity.
Tor nHill of an abrupt conical form, a lofty hill, eminence, mould, grave, heap of ruins, a heap, a pile. 2. a high rock; a pile of rocks. 3. on the top of a hill; a rocky peak, a little hill.
Tor adjAdverbial particle meaning with difficulty, hardly, ill-used esp. with verbal adjective. 2. difficult, hard, toilsome. 3. irksome, tedious. 3. strong, sturdy, great. 4. in a vague, loose use: full, replete. 5. violent, great, excessive.
Tor-beget adjDifficult to get.
Tor-cyrre adjHard to turn or convert.
To-reave vbTo commit robbery or plunder.
To-same nTo-samen: concourse, assembly, gaatahering.
To-shed vbto separate, divide, pull apart. diffuse, scatter. 2. to discern, discriminate, discern, distinguish.
To-shend vbTo ruin or destroy utterly.
To-shene vbTo break, dash into pieces,disperse.
To-shete vbTo spring apart. 2. to burst asunder.
To-sheteness nThe state or quality of bursting asunder or springing apart.
Tother nThe other; tothers or t'others : the rest.
To-tight vbTo stretch or spread out; extend. 2. to pull or draw aside.
To-toll vbTo pull or drag thither and hither.
To-tread vbTo trample down or upon.
To-treading nA trampling.
To-tweme vbTo separate, divide, distinguish, dissent. nb: untweme.
Tough adjNot given to gentleness or sentimentality; 2. very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; rugged. 3. physically toughened; tough, toughened. 4. substantially made or constructed; sturdy. 5. prone to violent and lawless; tough; aggressive behaviour. 6. resistant to cutting or chewing. 7. unfortunate or hard to bear; hard. 8. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic. 9. having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; 10. not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong. 11. not easily sepa-rated; viscous; clammy; tenacious. 12. stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow. 12. severe; violent; as, a tough storm. 13. difficult to do, perform, or accomplish; as, a tough job.
Tough nA street ruffian. 2, someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing, street fighter. 2. an aggressive and violent young criminal, hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, toughie, strong-armer. 3. a cruel and brutal fellow, bully, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob.
Tough phr"Tough as old boots." - extremely tough
Tough phr"Tough it out."- to endure and cope during time of difficulty or danger.
Tough phr"Make it tough."-to make something hard and difficult; to show reluctance.
Tough-backed adjReady to stand and face issue of danger.
Toughen vbTo make tougher.
Tough-hide adjNot easily offended.
Toughie nA tough, robust person.
Toughish adjSomewhat tough.
Toughly advIn a manner tough.
Tough-minded adjFree from excessive sensitivity, realistic, unsqueamished.
Tough-mindness nThe state or condition of tough-minded; realistic.
Tough-necked adjTough-hided, tough-backed, tough-nutted
Toughness nEnduring strength and energy, stamina, staying power. 2. the property of being strong and rugged. 3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking.
Tough-nut nA person difficult or dangerous to deal with.
Touse vbTo pull roughly about. 2. to drag or push about, to handle roughly. 3. of a dog: to tear at, harry. 4. to pull out of joint; to rack. 5. to pull (a woman)about rudely, indelicately or in horse-play. 6. to disorder, dishevel the hair, dress; to tumble, disorder bed-clothes. 7. to abuse, maltreat. 8. to tease wool. 9. to rummage, disorder, tip up.
Tousle nTussle, struggle. 2. a rough romping with a woman. 3. tousled mass or lump. 4. a tousled beard or hair.
Tousled adjDishevelled, disarranged, tumbled, matted
Tousy adjdishevelled, tussled, unkempt, shaggy, rough.
Tout nOne who secretly watches race horses training, to get information about their capabilities for use in betting. 2. a spy for a smuggler.
Tout vbTo spy out the movement of race horses at their trails, or to get by stealth or improper means the secrets of the stables, for betting purposes. 2. to act as a tout; to give tips on a race horse.
Tow nThe act of hauling something (as a vehicle)by means of a hitch or rope.

2. a rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope. 3. the act of towing, or the state of being towed; -- chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow. 4. that which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

Tow vbTo draw by a rope.
TowardprepOf motion (or action figured as motion) in the direction of; so as to approach, but not necessarily reaching, but with implications of reaching to. 2. with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning. 3. tending to; in the direction of; in a fig senses. 4. of time, so as to approach; at the approach of, shortly. before, near. 5. nearly as much, nearly. 6. in the way of contributing to, as to help to.
Toward adjThat is to come, coming, future. 2. approaching, imminent, impending. 3. in progress, going on; being done. 3. of young persons, promising, hopeful, forward, making good progress. 4. willing, apt, ready to learn, docile. 5. of things, favourable, propitious; opposite of untoward. coming near. 6. compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable. 7. bold, valiant.
Towardliness nGood disposition towards something; willingness, spec., aptness to learn; forwardness in learning. 3. docility, tractableness, friendship. 4. promise, ingenuity, proficiency. 5. favourableness, friendliness, affability. 6. furtherance, advancement, promotion. 7. likelihood, likely condition or position, prospect.
Towardly adjLikely to lead to a desired result; promising success. 2. propitious, helpful, favourable, advantageous, befitting. 3. hopeful apt to learn, docile (chiefly of young persons and their disposition. 4. favourably disposed, friendly, affable. 5. of plants, promising fonds.
Towardness nCondition or quality of being toward. 2. inclination or disposition to do something; readiness, willingness. 3. willingness and aptness to learn. 4. by nature of good disposition; forwardness or leaning. 5. condition or appearance of approaching or being towards. 6. of a coming or impending, an imminence, likelihood, or prospect. 7. state of advancement, or towardness.
Towardness n"Good towardness." - indicating good prospect(s).
Towards advIn preparation, at hand, imminent. 2. in the direction of some person or thing indicated by the context.
To-warpvbTo throw about, throw down, overthrow, destroy.
To-wend vbTo turn over, overthrow. 2. demolish, turn upside down, disturb greatly. 3. to turn in different directions, disperse, separate, to go pieces, break asunder.
Tower nA structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building. 2. anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower, pillar. 3. a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships tug-boat, tug, towboat. 4. projection from a line of wall, as a fortification or stronghold, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher; a fortified movable structure, often used for storming a castle. 5. structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, as, a church tower, a railway signal box. 6. a citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense, stronghold. 7. headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century. 8. high flight; elevation. (obs) 9. in early religious use, often applied to heaven.
Tower vbTo soar into. [Obs.] 2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position; loom, tower, predominate, hulk. 3. to rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; to soar.
Tower-hill nA hill or near on which a tower is built.
Towered adjHaving a tower or towers, adorned or defended by towers. 2. raised or rising like towers. 3. immured in a tower.
Towering adjOf imposing height; esp. standing out above others. 2. eminent, lofty, soaring. 3. very high, elevated, rising aloft. 4. extreme, violent, surpassing.
Towery adjHaving towers. 2. adorned or defended by towers.
To-while advDuring that time, while.
To-whiles advWhilst.
To-whither vbTo whirl in pieces; to windwhirl.
Towing nThe action of dragging a boat, ship, vehicle etc. by rope or a tow.
Town nAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city. 2. the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; the whole town, townspeople,

townsfolk. 3. an administrative division of a county. 4. formerly, an inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs. 5. the whole of the land which constituted the domain. 6. collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls. 7. any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop. 8. any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities. 9. the body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways. 10. a township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country. 11. the court end of London; -- commonly with the. 12, the metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country. 13 a farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard. 14. village; hamlet, thorp.

Town vbTo furnish with towns; make into towns.
Town-bairn nA native of the town; town-fellow.
Town-cress nGarden cress (Lepidiun sativa).
Town-dweller nSomeone who lives in town; a town liver.
Town end nThe end part or area of a town. 2. The end of the main steet of a town or village; one of the extremities of a town.
Town-foot nThe end or area of a town.
Town-hall nA government building that houses administrative officers of a town government. 2. city hall.
Town-hithe nA haven, or landing place in a town
Town-house nA house in town, in distinction from a house in the country.
Townish adjOf or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like a town. 2. situated or existing in a town; urban; townly. 3. pertaining to the characteristics of town or town-life; esp. as distinguished fro a country one. 4. having the manners and habits of town-dwellers; urbane, oppidian, gentrification.
Townishness nThe state of being a town.
Town-like adjTownish.
Town-living nTown-life; also the ecclesiastical benefice in a town. 2. the state of living in a town, in distinction to a country person or country-folk.
Town-made adjMade or manufactured in a town; spec, in the town or district.
Town-meeting nA general assembly of the inhabitants of a town; spec in the US. a legal meeting of the qualified voters of a 'town" for the transaction of public business, having certain powers of local government.
Town-mouse nFig. a dweller in a town; esp as unfamiliar with country life (in allusion to Aesop's fables.)
Townred nA township, a cluster of homesteads.
Town-reeve nA bailiff or steward of a town.
Town-row nThe sequence of houses in a town, or of homesteads in a parish or manor; fig. the roll of town's people.
Townsfolk nPeople or inhabitants of a town.
Township nThe administrative division of a country. 2. the district or territory of a town. a burg, wapentake, a ward.
Town's husband nA borough official having the charge of accounts.
Townsman nOne who lives in a tun; a villager, a villain. 2. a man who lives in a town; a ciizen. 3. a man of one's own or same town; a fellow-townsman. 4. an ordinary citizen or resident of a university town as distint from a gownsman.
Town-talk nThe common talk of a place; the subject or topic of common conversation.
Town-twinning nThe establishment of regular contact between towns in different countries. 2. a sister city relationship.
Townward advTownards or in the direction of a town. 2. going or directed toward the town.
Town-weed nThe plant Dog's mercury.
Toze vbTo tease.
Tozer nA comber and cleaner of wool.
Tozing nThe action or practice of cleaning wool or ore.

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