tun


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tun

 (tŭn)
n.
1. A large cask for liquids, especially wine.
2. A measure of liquid capacity, especially one equivalent to approximately 252 gallons (954 liters).

[Middle English, from Old English tunne, possibly of Celtic origin.]

tun

(tʌn)
n
1. a large beer cask
2. (Units) a measure of capacity, usually equal to 252 wine gallons
3. (Brewing) a cask used during the manufacture of beer
vb, tuns, tunning or tunned
(Brewing) (tr) to put into or keep in tuns
[Old English tunne; related to Old High German, Old Norse tunna, Medieval Latin tunna]

tun

(tʌn)

n., v. tunned, tun•ning. n.
1. a large cask for holding liquids, esp. wine, ale, or beer.
2. a measure of liquid capacity, usu. equivalent to 252 gallons.
v.t.
3. to put into or store in a tun or tuns.
[before 900; Middle English tunne, Old English, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German tunne, tonne, late Old Norse tunna, perhaps all ultimately < early Medieval Latin tunna cask, of uncertain orig.]

Tun.

Tunisia.

Tun

 a large quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: tun of bliss, 1603; of gold, 1603; of gracious health, 1447.

tun


Past participle: tunned
Gerund: tunning

Imperative
tun
tun
Present
I tun
you tun
he/she/it tuns
we tun
you tun
they tun
Preterite
I tunned
you tunned
he/she/it tunned
we tunned
you tunned
they tunned
Present Continuous
I am tunning
you are tunning
he/she/it is tunning
we are tunning
you are tunning
they are tunning
Present Perfect
I have tunned
you have tunned
he/she/it has tunned
we have tunned
you have tunned
they have tunned
Past Continuous
I was tunning
you were tunning
he/she/it was tunning
we were tunning
you were tunning
they were tunning
Past Perfect
I had tunned
you had tunned
he/she/it had tunned
we had tunned
you had tunned
they had tunned
Future
I will tun
you will tun
he/she/it will tun
we will tun
you will tun
they will tun
Future Perfect
I will have tunned
you will have tunned
he/she/it will have tunned
we will have tunned
you will have tunned
they will have tunned
Future Continuous
I will be tunning
you will be tunning
he/she/it will be tunning
we will be tunning
you will be tunning
they will be tunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tunning
you have been tunning
he/she/it has been tunning
we have been tunning
you have been tunning
they have been tunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tunning
you will have been tunning
he/she/it will have been tunning
we will have been tunning
you will have been tunning
they will have been tunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tunning
you had been tunning
he/she/it had been tunning
we had been tunning
you had been tunning
they had been tunning
Conditional
I would tun
you would tun
he/she/it would tun
we would tun
you would tun
they would tun
Past Conditional
I would have tunned
you would have tunned
he/she/it would have tunned
we would have tunned
you would have tunned
they would have tunned

Tun

A unit of liquid capacity. One definition gives eight thirty-five-and-a-half-gallon barrels (252 gallons) per tun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tun - a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 galstun - a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
Translations

tun

[tʌn] Ntonel m

tun

n (= cask)Fass nt
References in classic literature ?
We had a charming time poking about the ruins, the vaults where the monster tun is, and the beautiful gardens made by the elector long ago for his English wife.
The upper part, known as the Case, may be regarded as the great Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale.
A profound and scholarly Englishman--a specialist--who had made the great Heidelberg Tun his sole study for fifteen years, told me he had at last satisfied himself that the ancients built it to make German cream in.
Beyond the fortifications through which Athos had made a breach in order to get out, and which were composed of fagots, planks, and empty casks, heaped up according to all the rules of the strategic art, they found, swimming in puddles of oil and wine, the bones and fragments of all the hams they had eaten; while a heap of broken bottles filled the whole left-hand corner of the cellar, and a tun, the cock of which was left running, was yielding, by this means, the last drop of its blood.
Know that Monsieur de Bracieux is rich enough to drink a tun of port wine, even if obliged to pay a pistole for every drop.
And shud ye be wantin' to diskiver who is the pink of purliteness quite, and the laider of the hot tun in the houl city o' Lonon -- why it's jist mesilf.
This huge tower, resembling a tun standing on one end, beside which the famous Heidelberg tun would have seemed but a very ordinary barrel, served as a fortification, and on its platform were stationed Belootchees, armed with lances.
At such times it had been the custom to offer a half score of marks or a tun of ale, so this year he proclaimed that a prize of two fat steers should be given to the best bowman.
Whilst Chandos had been conversing with the two knights a continuous stream of suitors had been ushered in, adventurers seeking to sell their swords and merchants clamoring over some grievance, a ship detained for the carriage of troops, or a tun of sweet wine which had the bottom knocked out by a troop of thirsty archers.
Though refusing, from conscientious scruples, to bear arms against land invaders, yet himself had illimitably invaded the Atlantic and Pacific; and though a sworn foe to human bloodshed, yet had he in his straight-bodied coat, spilled tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore.
Neither did they at all scruple, while I was by, to discharge what they had drank, to the quantity of at least two hogsheads, in a vessel that held above three tuns.
Moreover, if the King's companies keep these prizes, the winning companies shall have, first, two tuns of Rhenish wine; second, two tuns of English beer; and, third, five of the fattest harts that run on Dallom Lea.