Tiff meaning

tĭf
The definition of a tiff is a small argument.

An example of a tiff is a husband and wife arguing about the exact date when they started dating.

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A fit of irritation.
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A petty quarrel.
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To quarrel.
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A slight quarrel; spat.
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To be in or have a tiff.
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Liquor; esp., weak liquor.
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A little drink of weak liquor or punch.
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(Tagged Image File Format) A bitmapped graphics file format from Adobe. Originally developed by Aldus and Microsoft, TIFF handles monochrome, gray scale, 8-and 24-bit color. Widely used in book publishing and other print-related industries, TIFF allows for customization, and TIFF files retain their layers and transparency when saved in Photoshop. Over the years, several versions of TIFF have been created, which does not guarantee compatibility between all programs. Files use the .TIF and .TIFF extensions.TIFF file sizes are reduced using one of several compression methods. LZW provides ratios of about 1.5:1 to 2:1. Ratios of 10:1 to 20:1 are possible for documents with large amounts of white space using ITU Group III and IV compression methods (fax). See TIFF/EP, JPEG and graphics formats.
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The file extension identifying files in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) format. See also TIFF.
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A standard bitmapped file format commonly used for scanning, storage, and transfer of image files, including photographs and line art.The T.37 standard for Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) transmission, for example, specifies TIFF-F. TIFF files are identified by the .tif or .tiff file extension. See also FoIP.
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A small argument; a petty quarrel.

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Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.
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(intransitive) To quarrel.
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(obsolete) To deck out; to dress.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Tagged image file format.
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Origin of tiff

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English tiffen, Old French tiffer, tifer, to bedizen; compare D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, English tip (noun).
    From Wiktionary
  • Originally, a sniff, sniffing; compare Icelandic word for a smell.
    From Wiktionary