(Ta*boo") n. A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or
thing under pain of death, an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands
of Polynesia; interdiction. [Written also tabu.]
(Ta*boo"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tabooed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tabooing.] To put under taboo; to
forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a
sanctuary for criminals. [Written also tabu.]
(Ta"bor) n. [OF. tabor, tabour, F. tambour; cf. Pr. tabor, tanbor, Sp. & Pg. tambor, atambor,
It. tamburo; all fr. Ar. & Per. tambr a kind of lute, or giutar, or Per. tabir a drum. Cf. Tabouret, Tambour.]
(Mus.) A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person.
[Written also tabour, and taber.]
(Ta"bor), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tabored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Taboring.] [Cf. OF. taborer.] [Written
1. To play on a tabor, or little drum.
2. To strike lightly and frequently.
(Ta"bor), v. t. To make (a sound) with a tabor.
(Ta"bor*er) n. One who plays on the tabor. Shak.
(Tab"o*ret) n. [Dim. of tabor. Cf. Tabret.] (Mus.) A small tabor. [Written also tabouret.]
(Tab"o*rine) n. [OF. tabourin, F. tambourin. See Tabor, and cf. Tambourine.] (Mus.) A
small, shallow drum; a tabor.
(Ta"bor*ite) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of certain Bohemian reformers who suffered persecution in
the fifteenth century; so called from Tabor, a hill or fortress where they encamped during a part of
(Ta"bour) n. & v. See Tabor.
(Tab"ou*ret) n. [F., dim. of OF. tabor, tabour, drum. See Tabor.]
1. Same as Taboret.
2. A seat without arms or back, cushioned and stuffed: a high stool; so called from its resemblance to
3. An embroidery frame. Knight.
Right of the tabouret, the privilege of sitting on a tabouret in the presence of the severeign, formerly
granted to certain ladies of high rank at the French court.