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tack 1

 (tăk)
n.
1. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
2. Nautical
a. A rope for holding down the weather clew of a course.
b. A rope for hauling the outer lower corner of a studdingsail to the boom.
c. The part of a sail, such as the weather clew of a course, to which this rope is fastened.
d. The lower forward corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
3. Nautical
a. The position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails.
b. The act of changing from one position or direction to another.
c. The distance or leg sailed between changes of position or direction.
4. An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
5. A large, loose stitch made as a temporary binding or as a marker.
6. Stickiness, as that of a newly painted surface.
v. tacked, tack·ing, tacks
v.tr.
1. To fasten or attach with a tack or tacks: tacked the carpet down.
2. To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
3. To put together loosely and arbitrarily: tacked some stories together in an attempt to write a novel.
4. To add as an extra item; append: tacked two dollars onto the bill.
5. Nautical To bring (a vessel) into the wind in order to change course or direction.
v.intr.
1. Nautical
a. To change the direction of a sailing vessel, especially by turning the bow into and past the direction of the wind: Stand by to tack.
b. To sail a zigzag course upwind by repeatedly executing such a maneuver.
c. To change tack: The ship tacked to starboard.
2. To change one's course of action.

[Middle English tak, fastener, from Old North French taque, probably of Germanic origin.]

tack′er n.
tack′less adj.

tack 2

 (tăk)
n.
Food, especially coarse or inferior foodstuffs.

[Origin unknown.]

tack 3

 (tăk)
n.
The harness for a horse, including the bridle and saddle.

[Short for tackle.]

tack

(tæk)
n
1. (Tools) a short sharp-pointed nail, usually with a flat and comparatively large head
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Brit a long loose temporary stitch used in dressmaking, etc
3. (Knitting & Sewing) See tailor's-tack
4. a temporary fastening
5. stickiness, as of newly applied paint, varnish, etc
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical the heading of a vessel sailing to windward, stated in terms of the side of the sail against which the wind is pressing
7. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a course sailed by a sailing vessel with the wind blowing from forward of the beam
b. one such course or a zigzag pattern of such courses
8. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a sheet for controlling the weather clew of a course
b. the weather clew itself
9. (Nautical Terms) nautical the forward lower clew of a fore-and-aft sail
10. a course of action differing from some previous course: he went off on a fresh tack.
11. on the wrong tack under a false impression
vb
12. (tr) to secure by a tack or series of tacks
13. (Knitting & Sewing) Brit to sew (something) with long loose temporary stitches
14. (tr) to attach or append: tack this letter onto the other papers.
15. (Nautical Terms) nautical to change the heading of (a sailing vessel) to the opposite tack
16. (Nautical Terms) nautical to steer (a sailing vessel) on alternate tacks
17. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical (of a sailing vessel) to proceed on a different tack or to alternate tacks
18. (intr) to follow a zigzag route; keep changing one's course of action
[C14 tak fastening, nail; related to Middle Low German tacke pointed instrument]
ˈtackless adj

tack

(tæk)
n
(Cookery) informal food, esp when regarded as inferior or distasteful. See also hardtack
[C19: of unknown origin]

tack

(tæk)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
a. riding harness for horses, such as saddles, bridles, etc
b. (as modifier): the tack room.
[C20: shortened from tackle]

tack

(tæk)
n
1. a lease
2. an area of land held on a lease
[C15: from tak a Scots word for take]

tack1

(tæk)

n.
1. a short, sharp-pointed nail, usu. with a broad, flat head.
2. a course of action, esp. one differing from some preceding or other course: took the wrong tack.
3.
a. the heading of a sailing vessel, when sailing close-hauled, with reference to the wind direction.
b. a course run obliquely against the wind.
c. one of the series of straight runs that make up the zigzag course of a ship proceeding to windward.
4.
a. the lower forward corner of a course or fore-and-aft sail.
b. a rope for extending this.
5. one of the movements of a zigzag course on land.
6. a stitch, esp. a long stitch used in fastening seams, preparatory to a more thorough sewing.
7. a fastening, esp. of a slight or temporary kind.
8. stickiness, as of nearly dry paint or glue.
9. the gear used in equipping a horse.
v.t.
10. to fasten with tacks.
11. to secure by some slight or temporary fastening.
12. to join together.
13. to attach as something supplementary; append (often fol. by on).
14.
a. to change the course of (a sailing vessel) to the opposite tack.
b. to navigate (a sailing vessel) by a series of tacks.
15. to put a saddle, bridle, etc., on (a horse).
v.i.
16.
a. to tack a sailing vessel.
b. (of a sailing vessel) to change course in this way.
17. to take or follow a zigzag course or route.
18. to change one's course of action, ideas, etc.
19. to put a saddle, bridle, etc., on a horse (usu. fol. by up).
[1350–1400; Middle English tak buckle, clasp, nail, akin to Middle Dutch tacke, tac twig, Middle High German zacke point, peak]
tack′er, n.

tack2

(tæk)

n.
food; fare.
[1740–50; orig. uncertain]

tack


Past participle: tacked
Gerund: tacking

Imperative
tack
tack
Present
I tack
you tack
he/she/it tacks
we tack
you tack
they tack
Preterite
I tacked
you tacked
he/she/it tacked
we tacked
you tacked
they tacked
Present Continuous
I am tacking
you are tacking
he/she/it is tacking
we are tacking
you are tacking
they are tacking
Present Perfect
I have tacked
you have tacked
he/she/it has tacked
we have tacked
you have tacked
they have tacked
Past Continuous
I was tacking
you were tacking
he/she/it was tacking
we were tacking
you were tacking
they were tacking
Past Perfect
I had tacked
you had tacked
he/she/it had tacked
we had tacked
you had tacked
they had tacked
Future
I will tack
you will tack
he/she/it will tack
we will tack
you will tack
they will tack
Future Perfect
I will have tacked
you will have tacked
he/she/it will have tacked
we will have tacked
you will have tacked
they will have tacked
Future Continuous
I will be tacking
you will be tacking
he/she/it will be tacking
we will be tacking
you will be tacking
they will be tacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tacking
you have been tacking
he/she/it has been tacking
we have been tacking
you have been tacking
they have been tacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tacking
you will have been tacking
he/she/it will have been tacking
we will have been tacking
you will have been tacking
they will have been tacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tacking
you had been tacking
he/she/it had been tacking
we had been tacking
you had been tacking
they had been tacking
Conditional
I would tack
you would tack
he/she/it would tack
we would tack
you would tack
they would tack
Past Conditional
I would have tacked
you would have tacked
he/she/it would have tacked
we would have tacked
you would have tacked
they would have tacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
bearing, heading, aim - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
2.tack - a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
carpet tack - used to nail down carpets
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
drawing pin, pushpin, thumbtack - a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board
tintack - tack or small nail of tinned iron
3.tack - gear for a horse
bit - piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
caparison, trapping, housing - stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
cinch, girth - stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
hame - stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
martingale - a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head
horse blanket, saddle blanket, saddlecloth - stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle
yoke - stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
4.tack - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the windtack - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
futtock shroud - shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
5.tack - (nautical) the act of changing tack
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
change of course - a change in the direction that you are moving
6.tack - sailing a zigzag course
sailing - riding in a sailboat
Verb1.tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
thumbtack - fasten with thumbtacks; "The teacher thumbtacked the notice on the bulletin board"
hang on, tack on, tag on, append, tack - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
2.tack - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
3.tack - create by putting components or members togethertack - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
comfit, confection, confect - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
mix up, jumble, confuse - assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
reassemble - assemble once again, after taking something apart
configure - set up for a particular purpose; "configure my new computer"; "configure a plane for a combat mission"
compound - create by mixing or combining
rig up - erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure; "Can he rig up a P.A. system?"
4.tack - sew together loosely, with large stitchestack - sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
5.tack - fix totack - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
attach - cause to be attached
subjoin - add to the end
6.tack - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)tack - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

tack

noun
1. nail, pin, stud, staple, rivet, drawing pin, thumbtack (U.S.), tintack Use a staple gun or upholstery tacks.
2. course, approach, direction, tactic, way, plan, heading, line, bearing, method, path, procedure, tenor In desperation I changed tack.
3. (Sailing) direction, course, bearing, heading, line, track, path The forecast was bad. If only we'd kept on the other tack!
verb
1. fasten, fix, attach, pin, nail, staple, affix He had tacked this note to the door.
2. (Sailing) change course, swerve, change direction, go about, come about, zigzag, change heading, sail into the wind We were tacking fairly close inshore.
3. (Brit.) stitch, sew, hem, bind, baste Tack the cord around the cushion.
tack something on to something append, add, attach, tag, annex The child-care bill is to be tacked on to the budget plan.

tack

noun
1. A method used in dealing with something:
2. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend:
Translations
تَسير السَّفينَه عَكْس إتِّجاه الرّيححَرَكَه قُطْرِيَّه عَكْس إتِّجاه الرّيحدَبّوس خِياطَه أو دَرْزَهدَبُّوسٌ رَسْممِسْمار صَغير
dráhaklikatý kurskřižováníkřižovat proti větrunapínáček
krydsekrydsningretningririmpe
etukulmahalssikulmaharsiaharsintakursia
מכלב
čavlić za crtaću dasku
fércelésferdézirányhelyzetlavírozodaszögez
òaî aî sigla beitivindòræîingsaumursigla beitivindstefna
画鋲
압정
daigstymashalsasplaukti prieš vėją kaitaliojant kryptįsudaigstyti
diegšanas dūrienshalzekursslavierētlīnija
overstag gaanpunaise
kľukatý kurzkrižovaniekrižovať proti vetrunastehovaniepripichnúť
häftstift
เข็มหมุด
raptiyeraptiyelemekteyelyolgemi rotası
đinh ghim

tack

[tæk]
A. N
1. (= nail) → tachuela f (US) (also thumbtack) → chincheta f, chinche m or f
see also brass
2. (Naut) (= course) → bordada f; (= turn) → virada f
3. (fig) → rumbo m, dirección f
to change tackcambiar de rumbo or sentido
to try a different tackabordar un problema desde otro punto de partida
to be on the right tackir por buen camino
to be on the wrong tackestar equivocado
4. (Sew) → hilván m
5. (for horse) → arreos mpl
6. (= cheap shoddy objects) → baratijas fpl, chucherías fpl, horteradas fpl (Sp)
B. VT
1. (= nail) → clavar con tachuelas
2. (Sew) (also tack up) → hilvanar
C. VI (Naut) → dar bordadas; (= change course) → virar, cambiar de bordada
tack down VT + ADV (Carpentry, etc) to tack sth downafirmar algo con tachuelas, sujetar algo con tachuelas
tack on VT + ADV to tack sth on to a letterañadir algo a una carta
somehow it got tacked onde algún modo u otro llegó a ser añadido a la parte principal

tack

[ˈtæk]
n
(= nail) → punaise f
(= stitch) → point m de bâti
(NAUTICAL, NAVAL)bord m
(= approach) → approche f
to change tack → changer d'approche
to try a different tack → essayer une autre approche
to be on the wrong tack → être sur la mauvaise voie
vt
(= nail) → punaiser
(= stitch) → bâtir
vi (NAUTICAL, NAVAL)tirer des bords
tack on
vt (= add) → rajouter
to tack sth on to sth → rajouter qch à qch

tack

1
n
(= nail)kleiner Nagel; (esp with small head) → Stift m; (for shoes) → Tä(c)ks m; (esp US: = drawing pin) → Reiß- or Heftzwecke f, → Reißnagel m
(Brit, Sew) → Heftstich m
(Naut: = course) → Schlag m; (fig)Richtung f, → Weg m; to be on the port/starboard tackauf Backbord-/Steuerbordbug segeln; they are on a new/different tack (fig)sie haben eine neue/andere Richtung eingeschlagen; to be on the right/wrong tack (fig)auf der richtigen/falschen Spur sein, richtig-/falschliegen (inf); to try another tack (fig)es anders versuchen
(Naut: = zigzag) → Aufkreuzen nt; to make a tack toward(s) landlandwärts kreuzen
(for horse) → Sattel- und Zaumzeug nt
vt
(with nail) → annageln (→ to an +dat or acc); (with clip, pin) → feststecken (→ to an +dat)
(Brit Sew) → heften
vi
(Naut) → aufkreuzen; to tack to portmit Backbordbug kreuzen
(Brit Sew) → heften

tack

2
n (Naut: = biscuits) → Schiffszwieback m

tack

[tæk]
1. n
a. (nail) → bulletta; (for upholstery) → borchia (Am) (fam) (also thumbtack) → puntina da disegno
to get down to brass tacks → venire al sodo
b. (Naut) (course) → bordo
to be on the port/starboard tack → avere le mura a sinistra/dritta
to change tack → virare di bordo (fig) → cambiare linea di condotta
to be on the right/wrong tack (fig) → essere sulla buona strada/sulla strada sbagliata
to try a different tack (fig) → prendere le cose per un altro verso
c. (stitch) → punto d'imbastitura
d. (for horse) → selleria, equipaggiamento
2. vt
a. (nail) → imbullettare
b. (Sewing) → imbastire (fig) (add) to tack sth on to (the end of) sth (of letter, book) → aggiungere qc alla fine di qc
3. vi (Naut) (change direction) → virare di bordo (in prua); (go zigzag) → bordeggiare

tack

(tӕk) noun
1. a short nail with a broad flat head. a carpet-tack.
2. in sewing, a large, temporary stitch used to hold material together while it is being sewn together properly.
3. in sailing, a movement diagonally against the wind. We sailed on an easterly tack.
4. a direction or course. After they moved, their lives took a different tack.
verb
1. (with down, ~on etc) to fasten (with tacks). I tacked the carpet down; She tacked the material together.
2. (of sailing-boats) to move diagonally (backwards and forwards) against the wind. The boat tacked into harbour.

tack

دَبُّوسٌ رَسْم připínáček tegnestift Reißzwecke πινέζα chinche, chincheta nasta punaise čavlić za crtaću dasku puntina da disegno 画鋲 압정 punaise tegnestift pinezka pionés, tachinha para papel канцелярская кнопка häftstift เข็มหมุด raptiye đinh ghim 图钉
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Wall-to-wall carpet is generally fastened at the perimeter of the room with so called tackless strips.
Highly porous materials with low cost or replacement value, such as carpet cushion, carpet, cardboard, tackless strip, wicker, and straw, should be removed and discarded as soon as possible.
In fact," he added, "it's the first really new idea in carpet installation since tackless, which was more than 50 years ago.