Associations to the word «Tar»


TAR, noun. (uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
TAR, noun. Coal tar.
TAR, noun. (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
TAR, noun. (slang) (dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.
TAR, noun. Black tar, a form of heroin
TAR, verb. (transitive) To coat with tar.
TAR, verb. (transitive) To besmirch.
TAR, noun. (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix.
TAR, noun. (computing) A file produced by such a program.
TAR, verb. (computing) To create a tar archive.
TAR, noun. (musical instruments) a Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus
TAR, proper noun. A village in Hungary.
TAR AND FEATHER, verb. To cover a person in sticky tar, then cover in feathers which stick to the tar; an archaic means of humiliating a person.
TAR BABIES, noun. Plural of tar baby
TAR BABY, noun. (chiefly US) A difficult, abstract problem that worsens as one attempts to handle it.
TAR BABY, noun. (derogatory) (ethnic slur) A black person.
TAR BOIL, noun. (roofing) A small bubble or blister in the flood coat of an aggregate-surfaced built-up membrane
TAR HEEL, noun. A native or resident of the American state of North Carolina.
TAR HEEL, noun. Someone associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for example as a student, alum, or sports team member, or as a fan.
TAR HEEL, proper noun. A town in Bladen County in North Carolina.
TAR HEEL STATE, proper noun. (US) North Carolina.
TAR HEELS, noun. Plural of Tar Heel
TAR PAPER, noun. Alternative spelling of tarpaper
TAR PAPERS, noun. Plural of tar paper
TAR PIT, noun. Alternative form of tarpit
TAR SAND, noun. Oil sand.
TAR SANDS, noun. Plural of tar sand
TAR WITH THE SAME BRUSH, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To characterize using the same undesirable attribute, especially unjustly.

Dictionary definition

TAR, noun. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue.
TAR, noun. A man who serves as a sailor.
TAR, verb. Coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads".

Wise words

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