Tartan meaning

tär'tn
A plaid fabric.
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Any of numerous textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan.
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A twilled wool fabric or garment having such a pattern.
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A small, single-masted Mediterranean ship with a large lateen sail.
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Woolen cloth with a woven pattern of straight lines of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, esp. as traditionally worn in the Scottish Highlands, with each clan having its own pattern.
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Any plaid cloth like this.
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Any tartan pattern.
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A garment made of tartan.
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Of, like, or made of tartan.
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A small, single-masted Mediterranean ship with a large lateen sail and a jib.
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A kind of woven woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern of coloured stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans having their own distinctive patterns.
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The pattern associated with such material.
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An individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.
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Trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.
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Having a pattern like a tartan.
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(humorous) Scottish.
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To clothe in tartan.
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A type of one-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean.
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The commander-in-chief of ancient Assyria.
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Origin of tartan

Blend of Middle English tartaryn (“rich material"), from Middle French tartarin (“Tartar cloth"), and Middle French tiretaine (“cloth of mixed fibers"), from Old French tiret (“kind of cloth"), from tire (“oriental cloth of silk"), from Medieval Latin tyrius (“material from Tyre"), from Latin Tyrus (“Tyre").