Associations to the word «Tun»


TUN, noun. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
TUN, noun. (brewing) A fermenting vat.
TUN, noun. An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.
TUN, noun. A weight of 2,240 pounds.
TUN, noun. An indefinite large quantity.
TUN, noun. (archaic) (humorous or derogatory) A drunkard.
TUN, noun. (zoology) Any shell belonging to Tonna and allied genera; called also tun-shell.
TUN, noun. A part of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to 18 winal cycles or 360 days.
TUN, verb. (transitive) To put into tuns, or casks.
TUN, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Tunisia.

Dictionary definition

TUN, noun. A large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals.

Wise words

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.
William Butler Yeats