Tar definitions

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Of or like tar.
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Covered with tar; tarred.
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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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Any of the solids in smoke, as from tobacco.
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A sailor.
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To cover or smear with or as with tar.
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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 sailor.
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To coat with or as if with tar.
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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 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 solid, sticky substance that remains when tobacco is burned. It accumulates in the lungs of smokers and is considered carcinogenic.
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(uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
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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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(slang, dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.

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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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Black tar, a form of heroin.
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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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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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Origin of tar

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.