Taut meaning

tôt
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Tightly stretched.
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The definition of taut is pulled or stretched tight.

An example of taut is a strong wind pulling the sail tight on a boat.

An example of taut is a person's smile being pulled into a straight line.

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Showing strain; tense.

A taut smile.

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Trim, orderly, and characterized by strict enforcement of discipline.
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Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
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Experiencing stress or anxiety.
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Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
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Alternative form of tauto-.
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Origin of taut

  • Middle English tohte distended perhaps ultimately from Old English togian to drag tow1

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

  • From Middle English, past participle of tow

    From Wiktionary