Tar meaning

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A sailor.
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A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
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A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
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To coat with or as if with tar.
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Tar is a dark, thick and sticky liquid with a sharp smell.

An example of tar is what is normally used to fill cracks in roads.

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A thick, sticky, brown to black liquid with a pungent odor, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood, coal, peat, shale, etc.: tars are composed of hydrocarbons and their derivatives, and are used for protecting and preserving surfaces, in making various organic compounds, etc.
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(loosely) Any of the solids in smoke, as from tobacco.
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To cover or smear with or as with tar.
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Of or like tar.
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Covered with tar; tarred.
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(informal, formal) A sailor.
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A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
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A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
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A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
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A solid, sticky substance that remains when tobacco is burned. It accumulates in the lungs of smokers and is considered carcinogenic.
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(Tape ARchive) A Unix utility that is used to archive files by combining several files into one. It is often used in conjunction with the "compress" or "gzip" commands to compress the data. The name came from the days when magnetic tape was the predominant storage medium rather than disk. Tar archives are often called "tarballs." See archive formats.
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Stands for tape archive. It is the most commonly used archiving tool on UNIX systems. Many free software packages are available on the Internet as a compressed tar archive.
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(uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
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(uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
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(slang, dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.

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Black tar, a form of heroin.
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To coat with tar.
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(computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix.
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(computing) A file produced by such a program.
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(computing) To create a tar archive.
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(music) A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
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tar and feather
  • To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
  • To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
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tarred with the same brush
  • Considered or described as having the same faults or bad qualities.
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tar and feather
  • to cover (a person) with tar and feathers as in punishment by mob action
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tarred with the same brush
  • having similar faults or obnoxious traits
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Origin of tar

  • Middle English from Old English teru deru- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Possibly short for tarpaulin

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

  • Middle English terr, tarr, from Old English teoru, teru, from Proto-Germanic *terwą (compare West Frisian tarre, Dutch teer), from Proto-Indo-European *deru̯o (compare Welsh derw (“oaks”), Lithuanian dervà (“pinewood, resin”), Russian дерево (dérevo, “tree”), Bulgarian дърво (dǎrvó, “tree”)), from *dóru (“tree”). More at tree.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of tape archive.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Persian تار‎ (târ).

    From Wiktionary