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Tuft definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TUFT, n.
1. A collection of small things in a knot or bunch; as a tuft of flowers; a tuft of feathers; a tuft of grass or hair. A tuft of feathers forms the crest of a bird..
2. A cluster, a clump; as a tuft of trees; a tuft of olives.
3. In botany, a head of flowers, each elevated on a partial stalk, and all forming together a dense roundish mass. The word is sometimes applied to other collections, as little bundles of leaves, hairs and the like.
TUFT, v.t. To separate into tufts.
1. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass [syn: tuft, tussock]
2: a bunch of feathers or hair

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Middle French touffe, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zopf tip more at top Date: 14th century 1. a. a small cluster of elongated flexible outgrowths attached or close together at the base and free at the opposite ends; especially a growing bunch of grasses or close-set plants b. a bunch of soft fluffy threads cut off short and used as ornament 2. clump, cluster 3. mound 4. any of the projections of yarns drawn through a fabric or making up a fabric so as to produce a surface of raised loops or cut pile tufted adjective tufty adjective II. verb Date: 1535 transitive verb 1. a. to provide or adorn with a tuft b. to make (a fabric) of or with tufts 2. to make (as a mattress) firm by stitching at intervals and sewing on tufts intransitive verb to form into or grow in tufts tufter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a bunch or collection of threads, grass, feathers, hair, etc., held or growing together at the base. 2 Anat. a bunch of small blood-vessels. --v. 1 tr. provide with a tuft or tufts. 2 tr. make depressions at regular intervals in (a mattress etc.) by passing a thread through. 3 intr. grow in tufts. Derivatives: tufty adj. Etymology: ME, prob. f. OF tofe, toffe, of unkn. orig.: for -t cf. GRAFT(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuft Tuft, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf. G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See Top summit.] 1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers. 2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants. Under a tuft of shade. --Milton. Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade. --Keble. 3. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them. [Cant, Eng.] Several young tufts, and others of the faster men. --T. Hughes.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuft Tuft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tufted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tufting.] 1. To separate into tufts. 2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. --Thomson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuft Tuft, v. i. To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tufts) A tuft of something such as hair or grass is a small amount of it which is growing together in one place or is held together at the bottom. He had a small tuft of hair on his chin. N-COUNT: oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Knot, bunch. 2. Cluster, group, clump. 3. Crest, plume. 4. (Bot.) Capitulum.

Moby Thesaurus

Vandyke, bang, bangs, batch, beard, beaver, bristles, bunch, clump, cluster, copse, crest, crop, down, feather, fetlock, fleck, flock, forelock, fringe, goatee, group, grouping, groupment, grove, growth, hackle, hassock, imperial, knot, lot, mess, panache, peach fuzz, pinion, plantation, planting, plume, plumule, quiff, quill, scapular, shock, side whiskers, slew, stand, stook, stubble, thicket, topknot, tussock, whiskers, wisp


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