a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration.
a tag or label.
a small projection from a card, paper, or folder, used as an aid in filing.
Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check.
a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate.
a small flap or tongue of material used to seal or close the opening of a container.
Also called tabulator. a stop on a typewriter, actuated by a key, that moves the carriage, typing element, etc., a predetermined number of spaces, used for typing material in columns, for fixed indentations, etc.
a programmed command on a computer, actuated by a key, that moves the cursor or printhead a predetermined number of spaces, used for keying material in columns, for fixed indentations, etc.
a small, often narrow, drop curtain, for masking part of the stage.
Aeronautics. a small airfoil hinged to the rear portion of a control surface, as to an elevator, aileron, or rudder.
Compare trim tab.
verb (used with object), tabbed, tabbing.
to furnish or ornament with a tab or tabs.
to name or designate.
verb (used without object), tabbed, tabbing.
Also, tabulate. to operate the tab function on a typewriter or computer.
keep tabs / tab on, Informal. to keep an account of; check on; observe:
The police kept tabs on the suspect’s activities.
a small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button
any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification
a small auxiliary aerofoil on the trailing edge of a rudder, aileron, or elevator, etc, to assist in the control of the aircraft in flight See also trim tab
(Brit, military) the insignia on the collar of a staff officer
(mainly US & Canadian) a bill, esp one for a meal or drinks
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a cigarette
(informal) keep tabs on, to keep a watchful eye on
verb tabs, tabbing, tabbed
(transitive) to supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs
short for tabulator, tablet
(slang) a portion of a drug, esp LSD or ecstasy
typhoid-paratyphoid A and B (vaccine)
(Austral & NZ) Totalizator Agency Board
timing and acquisition bit
see: keep tabs on
noun 1. tabinet. noun 1. a fabric resembling poplin, made of silk and wool and usually given a watered finish.
noun, Middle Eastern Cookery. 1. a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice. noun 1. a kind of Middle Eastern salad made with cracked wheat, mint, parsley, and usually cucumber
noun, plural tabbies. 1. a cat with a striped or brindled coat. 2. a domestic cat, especially a female one. 3. a spinster. 4. a spiteful female gossip or tattler. 5. plain weave. 6. a watered silk fabric, or any other watered material, as moreen. adjective 7. striped or brindled. 8. made of or resembling […]
goodness of God, the father of one whom the kings of Syria and Samaria in vain attempted to place on the throne of Ahaz (Isa. 7:6).