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ter·ry

 (tĕr′ē)
n. pl. ter·ries
1. One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric.
2. A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on one or both sides, used for bath towels and robes. Also called terry cloth.

[Origin unknown.]

terry

(ˈtɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Textiles) an uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric
2. (Textiles)
a. a fabric with such a pile on both sides
b. (as modifier): a terry towel.
[C18: perhaps variant of terret]

Terry

(ˈtɛrɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Dame Ellen. 1847–1928, British actress, noted for her Shakespearean roles opposite Sir Henry Irving and for her correspondence with George Bernard Shaw
2. (Biography) (John) Quinlan (ˈkwɪnlən). born 1937, British architect, noted for his works in neoclassical style, such as the Richmond riverside project (1984)

ter•ry

(ˈtɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the loop formed by the pile of a fabric when left uncut.
2. Also called ter′ry cloth`. a pile fabric, usu. of cotton, with uncut loops often used for toweling.
[1775–85]

Ter•ry

(ˈtɛr i)

n.
Ellen (Alicia or Alice), 1848?–1928, English actress.

terry

A cotton fabric with an uncut pile on both sides, used for bathrobes and towels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terry - English actress (1847-1928)Terry - English actress (1847-1928)    
2.terry - a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
toweling, towelling - any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
Translations

terry

[ˈterɪ] N (US) (also terry towelling, terry cloth) (Brit) → felpa f, toalla f

terry

[ˈtɛri]
n (also terry cloth, terry towelling) → éponge f, tissu-éponge m
modif [nappy, bathrobe] → en éponge, en tissu-éponge

terry

:
terry cloth
n (US) → Frottee nt or m
terry towel
n (Brit) → Frotteetuch nt, → Frottier(hand)tuch nt
terry towelling
n (Brit) → Frottee nt or m

terry

[ˈtɛrɪ] n (also terry towelling) → (tessuto di) spugna
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Our correspondent naively says that even Ellen Terry could not be so winningly attractive as some of these grubby-faced little children pretend, and even imagine themselves, to be.
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It gave way, and in the instant that she entered her eye caught the scene--the Board standing about with open watches; Dempsey Donovan in his shirt sleeves dancing, light-footed, with the wary grace of the modern pugilist, within easy reach of his adversary; Terry O'Sullivan standing with arms folded and a murderous look in his dark eyes.
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CHELSEA and England soccer captain John Terry will go on trial in July after he pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to racially abusing opponent Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.
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