A box of tissues.
- All of the soft joints and ligaments in your neck are an example of neck tissue.
- A Kleenex is an example of a tissue.
- A thin piece of bright red paper used to wrap fragile gifts is an example of tissue paper.
- cloth; esp., light, thin cloth, as gauze
- an interwoven or intricate mass or series; mesh; network; web: a tissue of lies
- a piece of soft, absorbent paper, used as a disposable handkerchief, as toilet paper, etc.
- tissue paper
- a sheet of tissue paper
- the substance of an organic body or organ, consisting of cells and intercellular material
- any of the distinct structural materials of an organism, having a particular function: epithelial tissue
Origin of tissueMiddle English tissu, rich cloth from Old French from past participle of tistre, to weave from Classical Latin texere, to weave: see text
transitive verb-·sued, -·su·ing
- to cover with tissue
- Archaic to weave into tissue
- A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
- Tissue paper.
- A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
- An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network: “The text is a tissue of mocking echoes” ( Richard M. Kain )
- Biology An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform one or more specific functions in an organism. There are four basic types of tissue in many animals: muscle, nerve, epidermal, and connective.
Origin of tissueMiddle English tissu a rich kind of cloth from Old French from past participle of tistre to weave from Latin texere ; see teks- in Indo-European roots.
- Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
- A fine transparent silk material, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
- A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
- Absorbent paper as material.
- (biology) A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job
- Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series.
- a tissue of forgeries, or of lies
(third-person singular simple present tissues, present participle tissuing, simple past and past participle tissued)
- To form tissue of; to interweave.
- Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. "” Francis Bacon.
From Old French tissu, past participle of tistre, from Latin texere.