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Meaning of TARTAN

Pronunciation:  'târtn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a cloth having a crisscross design

TARTAN is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: plaid
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tar"tan\, n. [F. tiretane linsey-woolsey, akin to Sp.
    tirita[~n]a a sort of thin silk; cf. Sp. tiritar to shiver or
    shake with cold.]
    Woolen cloth, checkered or crossbarred with narrow bands of
    various colors, much worn in the Highlands of Scotland;
    hence, any pattern of tartan; also, other material of a
    similar pattern.
          MacCullummore's heart will be as cold as death can make
          it, when it does not warm to the tartan. --Sir W.
          The sight of the tartan inflamed the populace of London
          with hatred.                             --Macaulay.
  2. \Tar"tan\, n. [F. tartane, or Sp., Pg., or It. tartana;
    all perhaps of Arabic origin.] (Naut.)
    A small coasting vessel, used in the Mediterranean, having
    one mast carrying large leteen sail, and a bowsprit with
    staysail or jib.
Computing Dictionary

A simple language proposed to meet the ironman requirements.

["TARTAN - Language Design for the Ironman Requirements: Reference Manual", Mary Shaw et al, SIGPLAN Notices 13(9):36-58 (Sep 1978)].

Easton Bible Dictionary

an Assyrian word, meaning "the commander-in-chief." (1.) One of Sennacherib's messengers to Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:17). (2.) One of Sargon's generals (Isa. 20:1).