from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric.
- n. A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on both sides, used for bath towels and robes. Also called terry cloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of coarse cotton fabric covered in many small raised loops that is used to make towels, bathrobes and some types of nappy/diaper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A textile fabric of wool or silk, woven like velvet, but with the loops uncut.
- n. In rope-making, an open reel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English actress (1847-1928)
- n. a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)