Tine meaning

tīn
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A slender, projecting part that is pointed at the end; prong.

The tines of a fork.

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A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork.
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A spike or point on an implement or tool, especially a prong of a fork or a tooth of a comb.
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A small branch, especially on an antler or horn.
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(obsolete) Trouble; distress; teen.
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To kindle; to set on fire.
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To shut in, or enclose.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(obsolete) Plural form of tinea.
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A branch of a deer's antlers.
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Origin of tine

  • Middle English from Old English tind

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

  • From Old English tȳnan, from tÅ«n (“enclosure") (modern town).

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English tind. Cognate with German Zinne.

    From Wiktionary

  • See teen (“affliction").

    From Wiktionary

  • See tind.

    From Wiktionary