Tarantulated to Tartar
(Ta*ran"tu*la`ted) a. Bitten by a tarantula; affected with tarantism.
(Tar*bog"an) n. & v. See Toboggan.
(Tar*boosh") n. [Ar. tarbsh; perhaps from Per. sar-posh headdress: cf. F. tarbouch.] A red
cap worn by Turks and other Eastern nations, sometimes alone and sometimes swathed with linen or
other stuff to make a turban. See Fez.
(Tar*da"tion) n. [L. tardatio, fr. tardare, tardatum, to retard, delay, fr. tardus slow.] The
act of retarding, or delaying; retardation. [Obs.]
(||Tar`di*gra"da) n. pl. [NL. See Tardigrade, a.]
1. (Zoöl.) A tribe of edentates comprising the sloths. They are noted for the slowness of their movements
when on the ground. See Sloth, 3.
2. (Zoöl.) An order of minute aquatic arachnids; called also bear animalcules, sloth animalcules, and
(Tar"di*grade) a. [L. tardigradus; tardus slow + gradi to step: cf. F. tardigrade.]
1. Moving or stepping slowly; slow-paced. [R.] G. Eliot.
2. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Tardigrada.
(Tar"di*grade), n. (Zoöl.) One of the Tardigrada.
(Tar"di*gra`dous) a. Moving slowly; slow-paced. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Tar"di*ly) adv. In a tardy manner; slowly.
(Tar"di*ness), n. The quality or state of being tardy.
(Tar`di*ta"tion) n. Tardiness. [Obs.]
To instruct them to avoid all snares of tarditation, in the Lord's affairs.Herrick.
(Tar"di*ty) n. [L. tarditas.] Slowness; tardiness. [R.] Sir K. Digby.
(||Tar"do) a. [It.] (Mus.) Slow; a direction to perform a passage slowly.
(||Tar"do), n. [Sp., slow, L. tardus.] (Zoöl.) A sloth.
(Tar"dy) a. [Compar. Tardier ; superl. Tardiest.] [F. tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L.
1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift.
And check the tardy flight of time.Sandys.
Tardy to vengeance, and with mercy brave.Prior.
2. Not being inseason; late; dilatory; opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments. Arbuthnot.
The tardy plants in our cold orchards placed.Waller.
3. Unwary; unready. [Obs.] Hudibras.