from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
- n. Tissue paper.
- n. A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
- n. An interwoven or interrelated number of things; a web; a network: "The text is a tissue of mocking echoes” ( Richard M. Kain).
- n. Biology An aggregation of morphologically similar cells and associated intercellular matter acting together to perform one or more specific functions in the body. There are four basic types of tissue: muscle, nerve, epidermal, and connective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric.
- n. A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief.
- n. Absorbent paper as material.
- n. A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job
- v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woven fabric.
- n. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
- n. One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture.
- n. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series.
- transitive v. To form tissue of; to interweave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Figuratively, to weave; construct; elaborate.
- n. A woven or textile fabric; specifically, in former times, a fine stuff, richly colored or ornamented, and often shot with gold or silver threads, a variety of cloth of gold; now, any light gauzy texture, such as is used for veils, or, more indefinitely, any woven fabric of fine quality: a generic word, the specific sense of which in any use is determinable only by its connection or qualification.
- n. A ribbon, or a woven ligament of some kind.
- n. In biology, an aggregate of similar cells and cell-products in a definite fabric; a histological texture of any metazoic animal: as, muscular, nervous, cellular, fibrous, connective, or epithelial tissue; parenchymatous tissue.
- n. Specifically, in botany, the cellular fabric out of which plant-structures are built up, being composed of united cells that have had a common origin and have obeyed a common law of growth.
- n. Figuratively, an interwoven or interconnected series or sequence; an intimate conjunction, coördination, or concatenation.
- n. Same as tissue-paper. See paper.
- n. In photography, a film or very thin plate of gelatin compounded with a pigment, made on a continuous strip of paper, and used, after bichromate sensitization, for carbon-printing.
- n. In entomology, the geometrid moth Scotosia dubitata : an English collectors' name.
- n. In zoology, areolar tissue. See def. 3.
- n. In zoology, areolar tissue.
- Made of tissue.
- To weave with threads of silver or gold, as in the manufacture of tissue.
- To clothe in or adorn with tissue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
- v. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
- n. part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
Middle English tissu, a rich kind of cloth, from Old French, from past participle of tistre, to weave, from Latin texere; see teks- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French tissu, past participle of tistre, from Latin texere. (Wiktionary)