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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
References in classic literature ?
If, as a stranger in our land, you should require the aid of other judgment to guide your own, we can only say that Alicia, the daughter of our gallant knight Waldemar Fitzurse, has at our court been long held the first in beauty as in place.
For the Disinherited Knight passed the gallery close to that of the Prince, in which the Lady Alicia was seated in the full pride of triumphant beauty, and, pacing forwards as slowly as he had hitherto rode swiftly around the lists, he seemed to exercise his right of examining the numerous fair faces which adorned that splendid circle.
The Prince paused a moment beneath the gallery of the Lady Alicia, to whom he paid his compliments, observing, at the same time, to those around him ``By my halidome, sirs
You were mistaken, my dear Alicia, in supposing me fixed at this place for the rest of the winter: it grieves me to say how greatly you were mistaken, for I have seldom spent three months more agreeably than those which have just flown away.
It might have been excessively absurd, but the lovely Alicia sat with her eyes on her work, looking as if it were excessively sad, and not giving her father the faintest answering smile when he glanced toward her and laughed, as he said his last words.
I should have stood on my head (if I could), and been amply rewarded for the graceful exertion, if the eyes of Alicia had looked kindly on my elevated heels!
I shall, at the very first opportunity; and if you had seen Miss Alicia, so would you.
You will wonder," said she, "what has been fixing my eye so long; but I was looking after some window-curtains, which Lady Alicia and Mrs Frankland were telling me of last night.
Assembled in a Geffen Playhouse reception room are Rebecca Pidgeon, Mary Steenburgen and Alicia Silverstone: the three stars - and only cast members - of Mamet's ``Boston Marriage,'' which opens Wednesday at the Geffen in its L.
Malaysian Alicia Loh travelled thousands of miles to share Deborah Tipping's big day.
THE OTHER DAY MY FRIEND ALICIA WAS TELLING ME how sad and angry she felt when Hurricane Jeanne hit the poorest country of the Western hemisphere, Haiti, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.