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tart definition

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This page has 34 definitions of tart with English translations in 6 languages. Tart is an adjective, noun, verb and adverb. Examples of how to use tart in a sentence are shown. Also define these 59 related words and terms: acidity, prostitute, derogatory, first person, second person, third person, singular, present tense, indicative mood, tarten, imperative mood, keep, őriz, megőriz, hold, fog, support, támaszt, take up, extend, last, -tól, -től, -ig, végződik, véget ér, esteem, deem, regard, think, -ra, -re, head, megy, fear, fél, attól, afraid, regretful, sorry, sajnál, mathematics, converge, limit, -hoz, -hez, -höz, -ba, -be, tar, thirst, tarte, zoology, small, salmon, svele, late, dobeir, and tarta.

See also: Tart and tárt

English tart definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English tart, from Old English teart (sharp, rough, severe), from Proto-Germanic *tartaz (rough, sharp, tearing), from Proto-Germanic *teraną (to tear), from Proto-Indo-European *der- (to flay, split, cleave). Related to Dutch tarten (to defy, challenge, mock), German trotzen (to defy, brave, mock), German zart (delicate, tender), perhaps Albanian thartë (sour, acid, sharp).

Adjective

tart (comparative tarter, superlative tartest)

  1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
    I ate a very tart apple.
  2. (of wine) high or too high in acidity.
  3. (figuratively) Sharp; keen; severe.
    He gave me a very tart reply.
Synonyms
  • (of wine: high in acidity): green
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Etymology 2

From Middle English tart, tarte, from Old French tarte, tartre (flat pastry) (compare Medieval Latin tarta), of unknown origin. Perhaps an alteration of Old French torte, tourte, from Vulgar Latin *torta, from torta (twisted) panis (bread), from feminine of Latin tortus (twisted, folded over). Cognate to torta.

Noun

tart (plural tarts)

  1. A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
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Etymology 3

From sweetheart or jam tart (attractive woman) by shortening

Noun

tart (plural tarts)

  1. (Britain, slang) A prostitute.
  2. (Britain, slang, derogatory) By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
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Verb

tart (third-person singular simple present tarts, present participle tarting, simple past and past participle tarted)

  1. To practice prostitution
  2. To practice promiscuous sex
  3. To dress garishly, ostentatiously, whorishly, or sluttily
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Dutch tart definition

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Verb

tart

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of tarten
    • Second Person definition
      In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to several people, are distinct. (1 of 2 second person definitions)
    • Third Person definition
      The words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience. (1 of 5 third person definitions)
    • Present Tense definition
      A grammatical tense whose principal function is to locate a situation or event in the present time.
  2. imperative of tarten

Hungarian tart definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

tart

  1. (transitive) to keep (many different senses overlapping with English, see examples)
    Synonyms: őriz, megőriz
    (somewhere): A fontos papírokat a fiókban tartom.I keep the important documents in the drawer.
    (somehow): A hűtő hidegen tartja az ételt.The refrigerator keeps the food cold.
    (pet): Kutyát tart.S/he keeps a dog.
    (idiomatic): Tartja a szavát.He keeps his word. (i.e. a promise)
    • Őriz definition
      to guard, herd, watch, keep safe
    • Megőriz definition
      to preserve, to retain, to keep, to safeguard
  2. (transitive) to hold
    Synonym: fog
    Könyvet tart a kezében.He holds a book in his hand.
  3. (transitive) to support (keep in the same place, withstanding its weight)
    Synonyms: támaszt, megtámaszt
    Antonym: elenged (to let go)
    A falak tartják a tetőt.The walls support the roof.
    • Támaszt definition
      to lean, to prop against (with -nak/-nek or -hoz/-hez/-höz) (1 of 4 támaszt definitions)
  4. (intransitive) to take up space or time, extend, to last (-tól/-től-ig)
    Antonyms: végződik, véget ér (to end)
    (in time): Az előadás délig tart.The lecture goes on until noon. (The lecture ends at noon)
    (in space): A dugó a Petőfi utcától a Kossuth utcáig tart.The traffic jam extends from Petőfi Street up to Kossuth Street.
    • Take Up definition
      Alternative form of take-up
    • -Tól definition
      used to form the ablative case. from (place) (1 of 3 -tól definitions)
    • -Től definition
      used to form the ablative case. from (place) (1 of 3 -től definitions)
    • -Ig definition
      -y; forms adjectives from nouns
    • Véget Ér definition
      to come to an end, finish
  5. (intransitive) momentarily describing whether a process is still in progress, and if yes how far it has gone
    A könyv elején tartok.I am at the beginning of the book.
    Tart még a film a tévében?Is the film still playing on TV?
  6. (intransitive) to esteem, deem, regard, think highly or poorly of (with -ra/-re)
    • -Ra definition
      forms the allative case.
    • -Re definition
      forms nouns, mostly from nominal stems.
  7. (intransitive) to head into a direction
    Synonym: megy
    Merre tartasz?Where are you headed?
    • Megy definition
      to go
  8. (intransitive) to fear (of someone or something -tól/-től)
    Synonym: fél
    Tartok a betörőktől.I'm afraid of burglars.
    • 1990, Róbert Hámori, Egérderby, Budapest: Eötvös Kiadó, →ISBN, OCLC 908924874, page 8:
      A dzsip a lépcsőháztól nem messze parkol, balra, ide tessékelnek be, a feszültség azért már oldódik, a rendőrök is érzik, tudják, nincs mitől tartaniuk, épp eléggé elfoglal engem a magam baja, nemhogy szökésre gondoljak.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • Fear definition
      A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion or feeling caused by actual or perceived danger or threat. (1 of 3 fear definitions)
    • Fél definition
      to fear, to be afraid of something (-tól/-től) (1 of 2 fél definitions)
  9. (intransitive, used with attól) to be afraid, to be regretful, to be sorry
    Synonym: sajnál
    Attól tartok, nem tudok ebben segíteni önnek/neked.I am afraid I cannot help you in this matter.
    • Attól definition
      ablative singular of az
    • Sajnál definition
      to regret (to feel sorry about some past thing) (1 of 3 sajnál definitions)
  10. (mathematics) to converge, have limit at (-hoz/-hez/-höz or -ba/-be)
    A sorozat 0-hoz tart.The sequence converges to 0.
    • Converge definition
      Of two or more entities, to approach each other; to get closer and closer. (1 of 3 converge definitions)
    • Limit definition
      A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go. (1 of 12 limit definitions)
    • -Hez definition
      unrounded front-vowel variant of -hoz. See details there.
    • -Höz definition
      rounded front-vowel variant of -hoz. See details there.
    • -Ba definition
    • -Be definition
      used only for the verb -li ndi (“to have”) to form the negative. (1 of 2 -be definitions)
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Expressions

Etymology 2

tar (bald) +‎ -t (accusative suffix)

Adjective

tart

  1. accusative singular of tar
    • Tar definition
      A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal. (1 of 5 tar definitions)

Further reading

  • tart in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Irish tart definition

Etymology

From Old Irish tart, from Proto-Celtic *tartus, from Proto-Indo-European *térstus, from *ters- (dry).

Pronunciation

Noun

tart m (genitive singular tarta)

  1. thirst
    tart orm.I am thirsty. (literally, “Thirst is on me.”)
    Chuir an liamhás tart air.The ham made him thirsty. (literally, “The ham put thirst on him.”)
    • Thirst definition
      A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (such as fear, excitement, etc.) which spots the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane (1 of 4 thirst definitions)

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Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tart thart dtart
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle English tart definition

Etymology 1

From Old English teart, from Proto-Germanic *tartaz.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Adjective

tart (rare)

  1. Sour, tart; having much acidity.
  2. (Early Middle English) Acute, keen; showing sharpness.
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Etymology 2

Noun

tart

  1. Alternative form of tarte

Norwegian Bokmål tart definition

Etymology

From Old Norse tartr. Doublet of tert.

Noun

tart m (definite singular tarten, indefinite plural tarter, definite plural tartene)

  1. (zoology) a small salmon
    Synonym: svele
    • Svele definition
      svele, a small pancake

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Norwegian Nynorsk tart definition

Etymology

From Old Norse tartr. Doublet of tert.

Noun

tart m (definite singular tarten, indefinite plural tartar, definite plural tartane)

  1. (zoology) a small salmon
    Synonyms: silung, svelung, svele

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Old French tart definition

Adjective

tart m (oblique and nominative feminine singular tarde)

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

Adverb

tart

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

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Old Irish tart definition

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *tartus, from Proto-Indo-European *térstus, from *ters- (dry).

Pronunciation

Noun

tart m (genitive tarta)

  1. thirst
Inflection
Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative tart tartL tartae
Vocative tart tartL tartu
Accusative tartN tartL tartu
Genitive tartoH, tartaH tarto, tarta tartaeN
Dative tartL tartaib tartaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tart thart tart
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

Verb

·tart

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·tart ·thart ·tart
pronounced with /-d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old Norse tart definition

Noun

tart

  1. accusative singular indefinite of tartr m

Polish tart definition

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Noun

tart

  1. genitive plural of tarta
    • Tarta definition
      tart, pie