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Meaning of TUFT

Pronunciation:  tuft

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a bunch of feathers or hair
  2. [n]  a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
 

TUFT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: tussock
 
 See Also: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering, crest, hexenbesen, staghead, wisp, witch broom, witches' broom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tuft\, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf.
    G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See {Top}
    summit.]
    1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot
       or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a
       tuft of flowers or feathers.
    
    2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.
    
             Under a tuft of shade.                --Milton.
    
             Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.
                                                   --Keble.
    
    3. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the
       English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold
       tassel, on the cap worn by them. [Cant, Eng.]
    
             Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.
                                                   --T. Hughes.
    
    
  2. \Tuft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tufted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tufting}.]
    1. To separate into tufts.
    
    2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. --Thomson.
    
    
  3. \Tuft\, v. i.
    To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.
    
    
 

 

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