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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.
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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
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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.
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Tuft

 a small cluster; a small group of trees.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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tuft

noun clump, bunch, shock, collection, knot, cluster, tussock, topknot He had a small tuft of hair on his chin.
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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
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

tuft

[ˈtʌft] n [hair, wool, grass] → touffe f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tuft

nBüschel nt; a tuft of hairein Haarbüschel nt; a tuft of feathersein Federbusch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tuft

[tʌft] n (of hair) → ciuffo, ciocca; (of grass) → ciuffo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tuft

n. penacho, copete.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012