Associations to the word «Tuft»
TUFT, noun. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
TUFT, noun. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
TUFT, noun. A small clump of trees or bushes.
TUFT, noun. (historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
TUFT, noun. (historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
TUFT, verb. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
TUFT, verb. (transitive) To form into tufts.
TUFT, verb. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
TUFT, verb. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
TUFT, noun. A bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass.
TUFT, noun. A bunch of feathers or hair.
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.