American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A branch of a deer's antlers.
- n. A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To close.
- To shut in; inclose, as with a hedge; hence, to make or repair for inclosure, as a hedge.
- To lose.
- To destroy.
- To be lost; hence, to be destroyed; perish.
- n. A wild vetch or tare, as Vicia hirsuta, which clasps other plants with its tendrils. Tine-grass, tine-tare, and tine-weed are applied to the same or similar plants.
- A dialectal form of teen.
- n. A dialectal form of teen.
- An obsolete form of tiny.
- Same as tind.
- n. One of a set of two or more pointed projecting prongs or spikes; specifically, a slender projection adapted for thrusting or piercing, as one of those of a fork of any kind, or of a deer's antler: locally used also of projections more properly called teeth, as of a harrow. See cuts under antler, palmate, 1, and Rusa.
- n. A spike or point on an implement or tool, especially a prong of a fork or a tooth of a comb
- n. A small branch, especially on an antler or horn
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Trouble; distress; teen.
- v. obsolete To kindle; to set on fire.
- v. obsolete To kindle; to rage; to smart.
- v. Prov. Eng. To shut in, or inclose.
- n. A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.
- n. prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
- Old English tind. Cognate with German Zinne. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English tind. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His tallest tine is 10.5 inches and his left main beam is slightly palmated.”
“The bottom right deer's rack's right side is not tangled at all, and the left side only has a single tine from the other deer in between two of his tines.”
“The bottom tine is "accountability," a word Karen Murton uses so frequently it deserves a ceremonial flag of its own, and she considers herself as accountable for her performance as anyone else.”
“The treaty, perhaps better known as the Pact of Paris, is at least a gesture toward a forward step in tine direction of peace among nations.”
“Who would have suggested that in tine of peace we can sing "God Save the King" and boast of our British citizenship and send our trade across the seas under the protection of the British navy and do nothing in time of war?”
“He affirmed that he had performed a magical ceremony, termed tine egan, by which he evoked a fiend, from whom he extorted a confession that Conachar, now called Eachin, or Hector, MacIan, was the only man in the approaching combat between the two hostile clans who should come off without blood or blemish.”
“He affirmed that he had performed a magical ceremony, termed tine egan, by which he evoked a fiend, from whom he extorted a confession that”
“Keep learning English, in "tine" you might sound as though you aren't here to clean houses.”
“But like somefeller pointed out, making the statement that because she has an accent "Keep learning English, in "tine" you might sound as though you aren't here to clean houses" speaks for itself.”
“Rosett reported that according to consultant and former journalist Youssef Ibrahim, Gadhafi "has used the 'tine' suffix before, attaching it as a dismissive insult to various other words ( 'socialism-tine,' 'capitalism-tine').”
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Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
word groups collected around pointing
And all things pertaining.
Apr 11 - 14
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