from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of to.
  • One: as, the tae half or the tither (the one half or the other).
  • n. A Scotch form of toe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • As the sister-in-law says about Maggie's husband John: Ach, I'm no wantin tae hear whit John says aboot they bliddy capitalists.

    'Men Should Weep' marvels

  • He earned his black belt in tae kwon do before he turned to acting and discovered the television show while filming Millionaire.

    First Look: Actors put up a real fight in 'Airbender'

  • Brown, a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War and holder of a black belt in tae kwon do, was captured and endured 12 days as a prisoner of war.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • And when he's not analyzing a database of 1.2 million U.S. medical error records or working on a book chapter, he might be biking with the Johns Hopkins Cycling Team or working toward his purple belt in tae kwon do.

    Great heights: These undergrads set on solving problems

  • The lead actor, Yu Ji-tae, is hot and has an interesting presence, and the atmosphere of creepy menace is an interesting juxtaposition with manic Korean department store cheesiness.

    Mirrors: Not a Movie Review « Skid Roche

  • Wayne R. Cornell had earned a black belt in tae kwon do and he won many medals in martial arts tournaments.

    March glimpses

  • "He was funny, disciplined and excellent at martial arts," said Lisa Novak, who was in tae kwon do with Cornell.

    March glimpses

  • A large, strapping young man with a black belt in tae kwon do, he loved playing with his nieces and nephews.

    December 2006 glimpses

  • On the somber, seaweed-toned border dividing the two Koreas, amid the cries of egrets and Manchurian cranes, I observed South Korean soldiers standing frozen in tae kwon do ready positions, their fists clenched and forearms tightened, staring into the faces of their North Korean counterparts.

    When North Korea Falls

  • Wise, who holds a black belt in tae kwon do, is far better known for his clog dancing — a pursuit he once called "exhilarating, exhausting, and the best aerobic exercise around."

    Marathon Men


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • One of those words for which the Twitter fetcher is not going to help much.

    November 2, 2015

  • "One: as, the tae half or the tither (the one half or the other)."

    --from the Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    November 1, 2015

  • To.

    April 19, 2009