Tabs



noun
1.
a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration.
2.
a tag or label.
3.
a small projection from a card, paper, or folder, used as an aid in filing.
4.
Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check.
5.
a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate.
6.
a small flap or tongue of material used to seal or close the opening of a container.
7.
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.
8.
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.
9.
Theater.

a small, often narrow, drop curtain, for masking part of the stage.
tableau curtain.

10.
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.
11.
to furnish or ornament with a tab or tabs.
12.
to name or designate.
verb (used without object), tabbed, tabbing.
13.
Also, tabulate. to operate the tab function on a typewriter or computer.
Idioms
14.
keep tabs / tab on, Informal. to keep an account of; check on; observe:
The police kept tabs on the suspect’s activities.
noun, Informal.
1.
tabloid (def 1).
2.
Slang. a tablet, as of a drug or medication.
noun
1.
a small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button
2.
any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification
3.
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
4.
(Brit, military) the insignia on the collar of a staff officer
5.
(mainly US & Canadian) a bill, esp one for a meal or drinks
6.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a cigarette
7.
(informal) keep tabs on, to keep a watchful eye on
verb tabs, tabbing, tabbed
8.
(transitive) to supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs
noun
1.
short for tabulator, tablet
2.
(slang) a portion of a drug, esp LSD or ecstasy
abbreviation
1.
typhoid-paratyphoid A and B (vaccine)
2.
(Austral & NZ) Totalizator Agency Board
table-hop
system
TA
tab 1
tab 2
tab
tablet
TAB
timing and acquisition bit
see: keep tabs on

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