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tab 1

 (tăb)
n.
1. A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, handling, or identification.
2. A small, usually decorative flap or tongue on a garment.
3. A small auxiliary airfoil that is attached to a larger one and that helps stabilize an aircraft.
4. A pull-tab.
tr.v. tabbed, tab·bing, tabs
To supply with a tab or tabs.

[Origin unknown.]

tab 2

 (tăb)
n.
1. Informal
a. A bill or check, such as one for a meal in a restaurant.
b. Cost; price: The tab for upgrading the computers would be high.
2. A tabulator on a typewriter.
3. Computers
a. A key on a computer keyboard that, when pressed, inserts a special ASCII character used for formatting text, as in indenting a line or block of text.
b. This special ASCII character.
intr.v. tabbed, tab·bing, tabs
To press the tab on a typewriter or computer keyboard: Tab over to the next column.
Idiom:
keep tabs on Informal
To observe carefully over time: Let's keep tabs on expenditures.

[Short for tablet or tabulation. Sense 2, short for tabulator.]

tab 3

 (tăb) Informal
n.
A tabloid.

tab

(tæb)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) 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. (Aeronautics) 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 trimtab
4. (Military) military Brit the insignia on the collar of a staff officer
5. chiefly US and Canadian a bill, esp one for a meal or drinks
6. (Recreational Drugs) dialect Scot and Northern English a cigarette
7. keep tabs on informal to keep a watchful eye on
vb, tabs, tabbing or tabbed
(tr) to supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs
[C17: of unknown origin]

tab

(tæb)
n
1. (Computer Science) short for tabulator, tablet
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang a portion of a drug, esp LSD or ecstasy

TAB

abbreviation for
1. (Medicine) typhoid-paratyphoid A and B (vaccine)
2. (Gambling, except Cards) Austral and NZ Totalizator Agency Board

tab1

(tæb)

n., v. tabbed, tab•bing. n.
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; check.
5. a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate.
6.
a. a typewriter stop or computer command that moves the carriage, cursor, or printing element a predetermined number of spaces.
b. the key that activates such a stop or command.
7. a small airfoil hinged to the rear portion of a control surface, as to an elevator, aileron, or rudder.
v.t.
8. to furnish or ornament with tabs.
9. to name or designate.
v.i.
10. to operate the tab function on a typewriter or computer.
Idioms:
keep tab(s) on, to maintain a watch over; record the activities of.
[1600–10; of uncertain orig.]

tab2

(tæb)

n. Informal.
2. a tablet, as of a drug.
[1960–65; by shortening]

tab.

1. table.
2. (in prescriptions) tablet.
[< Latin tabella]

tab


Past participle: tabbed
Gerund: tabbing

Imperative
tab
tab
Present
I tab
you tab
he/she/it tabs
we tab
you tab
they tab
Preterite
I tabbed
you tabbed
he/she/it tabbed
we tabbed
you tabbed
they tabbed
Present Continuous
I am tabbing
you are tabbing
he/she/it is tabbing
we are tabbing
you are tabbing
they are tabbing
Present Perfect
I have tabbed
you have tabbed
he/she/it has tabbed
we have tabbed
you have tabbed
they have tabbed
Past Continuous
I was tabbing
you were tabbing
he/she/it was tabbing
we were tabbing
you were tabbing
they were tabbing
Past Perfect
I had tabbed
you had tabbed
he/she/it had tabbed
we had tabbed
you had tabbed
they had tabbed
Future
I will tab
you will tab
he/she/it will tab
we will tab
you will tab
they will tab
Future Perfect
I will have tabbed
you will have tabbed
he/she/it will have tabbed
we will have tabbed
you will have tabbed
they will have tabbed
Future Continuous
I will be tabbing
you will be tabbing
he/she/it will be tabbing
we will be tabbing
you will be tabbing
they will be tabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tabbing
you have been tabbing
he/she/it has been tabbing
we have been tabbing
you have been tabbing
they have been tabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tabbing
you will have been tabbing
he/she/it will have been tabbing
we will have been tabbing
you will have been tabbing
they will have been tabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tabbing
you had been tabbing
he/she/it had been tabbing
we had been tabbing
you had been tabbing
they had been tabbing
Conditional
I would tab
you would tab
he/she/it would tab
we would tab
you would tab
they would tab
Past Conditional
I would have tabbed
you would have tabbed
he/she/it would have tabbed
we would have tabbed
you would have tabbed
they would have tabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tab - the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
invoice, bill, account - an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
2.tab - sensationalist journalism
journalism, news media - newspapers and magazines collectively
3.tab - the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulationtab - the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
4.tab - a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it; "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab with a button hole"; "the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
5.tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
dragee - pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)

tab

noun flap, tag, label, ticket, flag, marker, sticker a small red tab sewn on to the side of the pocket

tab

noun
1. Informal. A precise list of fees or charges:
2. Informal. An amount paid or to be paid for a purchase:
Translations
بِطاقَهعُرْوَهلِسان، أُذْن
jazýčekkartaouškopoutkoproužek
mærkatringskiltstroptap
arvekaartlipikratastabeldi
nappipiikkitabuvälilehti
lykkja, hankimerkimiîitunga, flipi
kilpelė
astītecilpiņagaliņšuzlīmeuzšuve
rúčka

tab

[tæb]
A. N
1. (on garment) (= flap) → oreja f, lengüeta f; (= loop) → presilla f; (= label) → etiqueta f; (= marker) (on file) → ceja f; [of cheque] → resguardo m
to keep tabs on sbvigilar a algn
to keep tabs on [+ situation] → seguir de cerca
2. (US) → cuenta f
to pick up the tabpagar la cuenta (fig) → asumir la responsabilidad
3. (also tabulator) → tabulador m
B. CPD tab key Ntecla f de tabulación

tab

[ˈtæb]
n
(on garment) (= loop) → attache f (= label) → étiquette f
(on file)étiquette f
(on can) (= ring pull) → anneau m
(mainly US) (= bill) → addition f
to pick up the tab → payer l'addition
to keep tabs on sb (= keep an eye on) → surveiller qn
(in word processing) (= key) → touche f tabulation tab key

tab

1
n
(= loop on coat etc)Aufhänger m; (on back of boot, book) → Schlaufe f; (= fastener on coat etc)Riegel m; (= name tab, of owner) → Namensschild nt; (of maker)Etikett nt; (on collar) → Verschluss(riegel) m; (Mil) → Spiegel m; (on shoulder, pocket) → Klappe f, → Patte f; (on filing cards) → Tab m, → Reiter m; to keep tabs on somebody/something (inf)jdn/etw genau im Auge behalten
(Aviat) → Klappe f
(esp US inf: = bill) → Rechnung f; to pick up the tab (also Brit) → die Rechnung übernehmen
(Drugs inf) → Pappe f (sl), → Paper nt (sl), → Ticket nt (sl)

tab

2 (Comput etc)
nTab(ulator) m; (in dialog box) → Registerkarte f; (on typewriter) → Tabulator m; to set the tabstabulieren
vt columnstabulieren

tab

[tæb]
1. n abbr = tabulator
2. n (label) → etichetta; (flap on garment) → linguetta (Am) (fam) (bill) → conto
to keep tabs on sb/sth (fig) (fam) → tenere d'occhio qn/qc
to pick up the tab (Am) (fam) → pagare il conto

tab

(tӕb) noun
1. a small flat piece of some material attached to, or part of, something larger, which stands up so that it can be seen, held, pulled etc. You open the packet by pulling the tab.
2. a strip of material attached to a piece of clothing by which it can be hung up. Hang your jacket up by the tab.
3. a piece of material with a person's name or some other mark on it, attached to a piece of clothing so that its owner can be identified.
References in classic literature ?
The admiral is a gentleman, the house is noble, the tab le is excellent.
His name was written upon a tab within it--Maple White, Lake Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
The tailor's tab is on the neck--'Neal, Outfitter, Vermissa, U.
Students and young professionals have used Tab for a Cause to raise over $100,000 for charities including Water.
A Samsung Galaxy Tab S owner from Russia has reported the overheating problem.
Jason Zickerman, CEO and President of TAB Boards International, Inc.
8220;Every HR professional knows that given the realities of today's high turnover rates and increasingly stringent federal and state regulations, employee records keeping can be a nightmare,” says Ross Nepean, vice president global marketing, TAB.
It was with astonishment that the current interview featured with Tab Hunter could take such a nosedive in the wrong direction.
Denice was watching the game from her home in the San Jose suburb of Milpitas, and Tab Sr.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro uses Super clear LCD, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S uses Super AMOLED display.