[syn: pill, lozenge, tablet, tab]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tab \Tab\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a
2. A tag. See Tag, 2.
3. A loop for pulling or lifting something.
4. A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner
front edge of ladies' bonnets.
5. A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a
series of pendent squares forming an edge or border.
6. a small projecting piece of a file folder, file card, or
similar sheet used in a filing system, on which a notation
is written to permit convenient search for the folder,
7. a bill or check for some purchase, as in a restaurant; as,
the salesman will pick up the tab.
8. a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard which advances
the carriage or curser to the next (preset) tab position;
-- used especially to type or print text or numbers in
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the
check" [syn: check, chit, tab]
2: sensationalist journalism [syn: yellow journalism,
3: the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a
tabulation [syn: tab key, tab]
4: a short strip of material attached to or projecting from
something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or
handling it; "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a
red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab
with a button hole"; "the filing cards were organized by
cards having indexed tabs"
5: a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn:
pill, lozenge, tablet, tab]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
158 Moby Thesaurus words for "tab":
a reckoning of, account, account of, act drop, afterpart,
afterpiece, amount, appoint, asbestos, asbestos board, assign,
backdrop, batten, bilge, bill, bill of account, bill of lading,
blain, bleb, blister, blob, border, boss, bow, brand, bubble, bulb,
bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, charge, check,
check of, chine, cloth, clump, condyle, convex, cost, coulisse,
count of, counterweight, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, damage,
decor, designate, dowel, drop, drop curtain, dun, eagle eye, ear,
earmark, expenditure, expense, eye, figure, fire curtain, flag,
flange, flap, flat, flipper, gall, gnarl, hallmark, handle,
hanging, hill, hump, hunch, invoice, itemized bill, jog, joggle,
knob, knot, knur, knurl, label, lappet, lip, loop, lump, manifest,
mole, mountain, name, nevus, nominate, nub, nubbin, nubble, ordain,
ordinate, papilloma, peg, price, price tag, queue, rag, rate,
reckoning, rib, ridge, ring, scene, scenery, score, screen,
scrutiny, seal, select, shoulder, side scene, spine, stage screw,
stamp, statement, sticker, strap, stud, style, surveillance,
tableau, tabs of, tag, tail, tailpiece, tally of, tariff, teaser,
ticket, tormentor, track of, trail, trailer, train, transformation,
transformation scene, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, wake,
wale, wart, watch, welt, wing, wingcut, woodcut
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(tab, Control-I, HT, ASCII 9) A character which
when displayed or printed causes the following character to be
placed at the next "tabstop" - the column whose number is a
multiple of the current tab width. Commonly (especially in
Unix(?)) the tab width is eight, so, counting from the left
margin (column zero), the tab stops are at columns 8, 16, 24,
up to the width of the screen or page.
A tab width of four or two is often preferred when indenting
program source code to conserve indentation.
Represented as "\t" in C, Unix, and derivatives.