Tonne to Top
(Tonne) n. A tun. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ton"ni*hood) n. (Zoöl.) The female of the bullfinch; called also tonyhoop. [Prov. Eng.]
(Ton"nish) a. In the ton; fashionable; modish. Ton"nish*ness, n.
(To*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. a stretching, a tone + -meter.]
1. (Physics.) An instrument for determining the rate of vibrations in tones.
2. (Physiol.) (a) An apparatus for studying and registering the action of various fluids and drugs on
the excised heart of lower animals. (b) An instrument for measuring tension, esp. that of the eyeball.
(To*nom"e*try) n. The act of measuring with a tonometer; specifically (Med.), measurement
of tension, esp. the tension of the eyeball.
(Ton"o*phant) n. [Gr. to`nos a tone + fai`nein to show.] (Physics.) A modification of the
kaleidophon, for showing composition of acoustic vibrations. It consists of two thin slips of steel welded
together, their length being adjystable by a screw socket.
(Ton"ous) a. Abounding in tone or sound.
(Ton"quin bean`) See Tonka bean.
(Ton"sil) n. [L. tonsill pl.: cf. F. tonsille. ] (Anat.) One of the two glandular organs situated in
the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the almonds, from their shape.
(Ton"sil*ar) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tonsils; tonsilitic. [Written also tonsillar.]
(Ton"sile) a. [L. tonsilis, fr. tondere, tonsum, to shear, clip. See Tonsure. ] Capable of
(Ton`sil*it"ic) a. (Anat.) Tonsilar. [Written also tonsillitic.]
(||Ton`sil*i"tis) n. [NL. See Tonsil, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the tonsil; quinsy. [Written
also, and more usually, tonsillitis.]
(Ton*sil"o*tome) n. [Tonsil + Gr. te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) An instrument for removing
(Ton`sil*ot"o*my) n. (Surg.) The operation of removing the tonsil, or a portion thereof.
(Ton"sor) n. [L.] A barber. Sir W. Scott.
(Ton*so"ri*al) a. [L. tonsorius, fr. tonsor a shearer, barber, fr. tondere, tonsum, to shear.
See Tonsure.] Of or pertaining to a barber, or shaving.
(Ton"sure) n. [F., fr. L. tonsura a shearing, clipping, from tondere, tonsum, to shear, shave; cf.
Gr. to gnaw; perhaps akin to Gr. to cut, and E. tome.]
1. The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.
2. (R. C. Ch.) (a) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the
first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair
from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission
into minor orders. (b) The shaven corona, or crown, which priests wear as a mark of their order and of