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Definition of the noun tatter

What does tatter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tatters

  1. a small piece of cloth or paper

Alternative definition of the noun tatter


  1. A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
  2. A person engaged in tatting.

Definition of the verb tatter

What does tatter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tattered | tattering | tatters

  1. To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.


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Google previewThe theological, philosophical and miscellaneous works of the rev. William Jones. To which is prefixed, a short account of his life and writings [by W. Stevens]. (1801)

by William Jones

TATTER is that tang ible substance which — occupies space, and is subject to a variety of visible forms. It is either homogeneous or heterogeneous; that is, either simple or compound. There are, indeed, very few masses of matter that are ...

Google previewHouse Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents

13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session by United States. Congress. House

The tatter is the fact. Fuel and quarters were allowed to the Physician and Surgeon General. They were allowed by ...

Google previewA system of mechanics, (1785)

being the substance of lectures upon that branch of natural philosophy, by Thomas Parkinson

V TATTER is the substance employed in the formation x V X. of that part of the creation, whose existence is evidenced by the testimony of the fenses ; and the most characteristic and prominent marks of it seem to be extension and solidity.

Google previewThe Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature (1789)

'- If a polisti is wanted rather than a more perfect blanching, tatter is the best menstruum. Alum gives a very perfei* Kit ...

Google previewThe British Friend (1846)

The Tatter is an attempt to print our language in a consistent mnnuer, so that the spelling and pronunciation shall exactly agree. To effect this, all the useful letters of the, Roinuu alphabet, such as P, B, T, D, are retained. Such letters as C, G, ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes (1850)

With Copious Illustrations and Explanations : Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

the former is the general, the tatter is the specifick term: we always repress when we rest rain, but not rice versa. Repress is used mostly for pressing down, so as to keep ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

hader, a rag, tatter, worn-out clothes; Bav. hand- hadern, handkerchief; prang -hadern, frills ; hudel, huder, rag, tatter. Pl. D. hadder , tatter, verhaddern, verhiddern, to entangle, ravel. The designation of a rag is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

' " □ * TATTER, n. 1. [from the verb.] A rig; a fluttering rag. — This fable holds, from him that 'its upon the throne to the pr. >r devil that has scarce a tatter.

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

[Tatter, s.] To rend or tear into rags. (Only used now in the pa. par.) tat'-ter, *tot-ter, s. [Icel. tOturr, pi. t0trar= rags; Norw. totra, pi. totror: Low Ger. taitern= rugs, tatters; frtffriy=tatterea.] 1. A rag ; a piece torn and hanging:. (Generally in the plural.) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

TATTER, n. j. [from the verb.] A rag ; a jittering rag. — This fable holds, from him that papou the throne to the poor devj) that has bttf a utter. V Estrange. t* 7t Tattb*.

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

Second Edition with supplement by W.J. Kirwin, G. M. Story, J.D.A. Widdowson

tatter n Phr every tatter: every...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis


Google previewThe International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ... (1901)

[TATTER, s.] To rend or tear into rags. (Önly used now in the pa. par.) tät'—tér, *tot-ter, s... [Icel. toturr, pl. totrar= rags; Norw. totra, pl. totror: Low Ger. taltern= rugs, tatters; initrij tattered.j - 1. A rag; a piece torn and hanging. ( Generally ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

TATTER, sb.1, v.1 ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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