Tab meaning

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The definition of a tab is the bill or total list of expenses.

An example of a tab is the check at the end of the meal.

An example of a tab is the total cost of a wedding.

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To press the tab on a typewriter or computer keyboard.

Tab over to the next column.

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To tab is to put small protruding stickers onto paper.

An example of to tab is to mark papers with colored stickers for filing.

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A tab is a part of a computer window that protrudes from the normal screen shape, allowing you to go to different parts of a program or to different open websites.

An example of a tab is the part of a browser windows that shows other websites which you are currently using.

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To tab means to use the "Tab" button on a computer keyboard to move from one field to another on a form or on a website.

An example of to tab is to fill out a line on a website form and then hit the "Tab" button to go to the next line.

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A tab is defined as a small piece of a folder or item of clothing that sticks out.

An example of a tab is the name label on a file folder.

An example of a tab is a flap of fabric on a pair of jeans.

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A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, handling, or identification.
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A small, usually decorative flap or tongue on a garment.
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A small auxiliary airfoil that is attached to a larger one and that helps stabilize an aircraft.
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A pull-tab.
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To supply with a tab or tabs.
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A tabulator on a typewriter.
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A tabloid.
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Table.
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A small, flat loop, strap, or metal ring fastened to something for pulling it, hanging it up, etc.
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A small, often ornamental, flap or piece fastened to the edge or surface as of a dress, coat, etc.
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An attached or projecting piece as of a file folder, often with a label, used in filing.
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An auxiliary airfoil set into the trailing edge of a larger control surface, such as an aileron.
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To provide with tabs.
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To choose or select.
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A bill or check, as for expenses.
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Total cost or expenses.
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To move a cursor with a tab key.
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Table(s)
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Tablet(s)
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(1) (TABlet) See tablet.
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A key on computer keyboards.
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keep tabs on
  • To observe carefully over time:.
    Let's keep tabs on expenditures.
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keep tabs on
  • To keep a check on; follow or watch every move of.
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pick up the tab
  • To pay the bill or total cost.
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Origin of tab

  • Short for tablet or tabulation Sense 2, short for tabulator

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition