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tuft

 (tŭft)
n.
1. A short cluster of elongated strands, as of yarn, hair, or grass, attached at the base or growing close together.
2. A dense clump, especially of trees or bushes.
v. tuft·ed, tuft·ing, tufts
v.tr.
1. To furnish or ornament with tufts or a tuft.
2. To pass threads through the layers of (a quilt, mattress, or upholstery), securing the thread ends with a knot or button.
v.intr.
1. To separate or form into tufts.
2. To grow in a tuft.

[Middle English, probably alteration of Old French tofe, from Late Latin tufa, helmet crest, or of Germanic origin.]

tuft′er n.
tuft′y adj.

tuft

(tʌft)
n
1. a bunch of feathers, grass, hair, etc, held together at the base
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress, a quilt, etc, to secure and strengthen the padding
3. (Forestry) a small clump of trees or bushes
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities
5. (Historical Terms) a person entitled to wear such a tassel
vb
6. (tr) to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts
7. to form or be formed into tufts
8. (Knitting & Sewing) to secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc) with tufts
[C14: perhaps from Old French tufe, of Germanic origin; compare top1]
ˈtufter n
ˈtufty adj

tuft

(tʌft)

n.
1. a bunch or cluster of small, usu. upright but flexible parts, as hair, feathers, flowers, or leaves, that are attached or close together at the base.
2. a cluster of cut threads used decoratively on garments, upholstery, curtains, mattresses, etc.
3. a small clump of bushes, trees, etc.
v.t.
4. to furnish or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
5. to arrange in a tuft or tufts.
6. to draw together (a cushion, mattress, etc.) by passing a thread through at regular intervals, the depressions thus produced usu. being ornamented with tufts or buttons.
v.i.
7. to form into or grow in a tuft or tufts.
[1350–1400; Middle English, variant of toft(e) < Middle French tofe, toffe, of uncertain orig.; E parasitic t as in graft1]
tuft′er, n.
tuft′y, adj. tuft•i•er, tuft•i•est.

Tuft

 a small cluster; a small group of trees.

tuft


Past participle: tufted
Gerund: tufting

Imperative
tuft
tuft
Present
I tuft
you tuft
he/she/it tufts
we tuft
you tuft
they tuft
Preterite
I tufted
you tufted
he/she/it tufted
we tufted
you tufted
they tufted
Present Continuous
I am tufting
you are tufting
he/she/it is tufting
we are tufting
you are tufting
they are tufting
Present Perfect
I have tufted
you have tufted
he/she/it has tufted
we have tufted
you have tufted
they have tufted
Past Continuous
I was tufting
you were tufting
he/she/it was tufting
we were tufting
you were tufting
they were tufting
Past Perfect
I had tufted
you had tufted
he/she/it had tufted
we had tufted
you had tufted
they had tufted
Future
I will tuft
you will tuft
he/she/it will tuft
we will tuft
you will tuft
they will tuft
Future Perfect
I will have tufted
you will have tufted
he/she/it will have tufted
we will have tufted
you will have tufted
they will have tufted
Future Continuous
I will be tufting
you will be tufting
he/she/it will be tufting
we will be tufting
you will be tufting
they will be tufting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tufting
you have been tufting
he/she/it has been tufting
we have been tufting
you have been tufting
they have been tufting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tufting
you will have been tufting
he/she/it will have been tufting
we will have been tufting
you will have been tufting
they will have been tufting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tufting
you had been tufting
he/she/it had been tufting
we had been tufting
you had been tufting
they had been tufting
Conditional
I would tuft
you would tuft
he/she/it would tuft
we would tuft
you would tuft
they would tuft
Past Conditional
I would have tufted
you would have tufted
he/she/it would have tufted
we would have tufted
you would have tufted
they would have tufted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuft - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grasstuft - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
bunch, clump, cluster, clustering - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
wisp - a small tuft or lock; "wisps of hair"
hexenbesen, staghead, witch broom, witches' broom - an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance
coma - (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)
2.tuft - a bunch of feathers or hairtuft - a bunch of feathers or hair    
crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

tuft

noun clump, bunch, shock, collection, knot, cluster, tussock, topknot He had a small tuft of hair on his chin.
Translations
خُصْلَه
trs
tot
brúskur, skúfur, toppur
augantis kuokštaiskuokštuotas
kušķītis
šop

tuft

[tʌft] N [of hair] → copete m, mechón m; [of grass] → mata f; [of feathers] → cresta f; (on top of head) → copete m; (on helmet) → penacho m

tuft

[ˈtʌft] n [hair, wool, grass] → touffe f

tuft

nBüschel nt; a tuft of hairein Haarbüschel nt; a tuft of feathersein Federbusch m

tuft

[tʌft] n (of hair) → ciuffo, ciocca; (of grass) → ciuffo

tuft

(taft) noun
a small bunch or clump (of grass, hair, feathers etc). She sat down on a tuft of grass.
ˈtufted adjective
having or growing in tufts. a tufted carpet; tufted grass.

tuft

n. penacho, copete.
References in classic literature ?
Once I beheld him perched eighty feet from the ground, in the tuft of a cocoanut tree, smoking; and often I saw him standing up to the waist in water, engaged in plucking out the stray hairs of his beard, using a piece of muscle-shell for tweezers.
A tuft of green leaves waved upon his crest, a larger tuft of brakes made an umbrageous tail, and a shawl of many colours formed his flapping wings.
It was the great tuft of flowers,--weeds, you would have called them, only a week ago,--the tuft of crimson-spotted flowers, in the angle between the two front gables.
From the end of it a small wand planted here and there showed where the path zigzagged from tuft to tuft of rushes among those green-scummed pits and foul quagmires which barred the way to the stranger.
A whiff of warm breath, a little soft tuft on its paw--: and immediately wert thou ready to love and lure it.
The North American warrior caused the hair to be plucked from his whole body; a small tuft was left on the crown of his head, in order that his enemy might avail himself of it, in wrenching off the scalp in the event of his fall.
This bit of skull, with the tuft of blond hair, was his; this is his hat.
However, as he thought his court-suit necessary to the occasion, it was not for me tell him that he looked far better in his working dress; the rather, because I knew he made himself so dreadfully uncomfortable, entirely on my account, and that it was for me he pulled up his shirt-collar so very high behind, that it made the hair on the crown of his head stand up like a tuft of feathers.
Through the thin haze of my cigar-smoke I noted the details of a face which was already familiar to me from many photographs--the strongly-curved nose, the hollow, worn cheeks, the dark, ruddy hair, thin at the top, the crisp, virile moustaches, the small, aggressive tuft upon his projecting chin.
He could not, any more than a man who has been looking at a tuft of steppe grass through the mist and taking it for a tree can again take it for a tree after he has once recognized it to be a tuft of grass.
Beyond stretched the rugged rock, wet and shining, with a green tuft here and there thrusting out from it, but little sign of ridge or foothold.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks, porcelain vases containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.