a large state in S India: formerly a presidency; boundaries readjusted on a linguistic basis 1956. 50,110 sq. mi. (129,785 sq. km).
a state of SE India, on the Coromandel Coast: reorganized in 1956 and 1960 and made smaller; consists of a coastal plain backed by hills, including the Nilgiri Hills in the west Capital: Chennai (formerly called Madras). Pop: 62 110 839 (2001). Area: 130 058 sq km (50 216 sq miles) Former name (until 1968) Madras
- Tamil tigers
plural noun 1. the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan Tamil separatist movement founded in the early 1970s that seeks to establish an independent Tamil homeland (Tamil Eelam) in northern Sri Lanka
noun 1. a comedy (1594?) by Shakespeare.
noun, plural tamises [tam-eez, -uh-siz] /ˈtæm iz, -ə sɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer. noun (pl) -ises (-ɪz; -ɪsɪz) 1. a less common word for tammy3 (sense 1)
adjective 1. pertaining to, involving, or characteristic of the membership or methods of Tammany Hall. noun 2. Tammany Hall.