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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.]
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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)
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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.
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terry

A cotton fabric with an uncut pile on both sides, used for bathrobes and towels.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations

terry

[ˈterɪ] N (US) (also terry towelling, terry cloth) (Brit) → felpa f, toalla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

terry

[ˈtɛri]
n (also terry cloth, terry towelling) → éponge f, tissu-éponge m
modif [nappy, bathrobe] → en éponge, en tissu-éponge
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

terry

[ˈtɛrɪ] n (also terry towelling) → (tessuto di) spugna
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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So there are hundreds of Ellen Terries, all genuine in their way, for there was in this extraordinary rich and varied nature an abundance of material for their creation.