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TAB (tabbed, tabbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tab mean? 

TAB (noun)
  The noun TAB has 5 senses:

1. the bill in a restaurant
2. sensationalist journalism
3. the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation
4. a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
5. a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

  Familiarity information: TAB used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAB (noun)


Sense 1tab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The bill in a restaurant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

chit; tab; check

Context example:

he asked the waiter for the check

Hypernyms ("tab" is a kind of...):

account; bill; invoice (an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered)


Sense 2tab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sensationalist journalism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

tabloid; yellow journalism; tab

Hypernyms ("tab" is a kind of...):

fourth estate; journalism; news media (newspapers and magazines collectively)


Sense 3tab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tab key; tab

Hypernyms ("tab" is a kind of...):

key (a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed)

Holonyms ("tab" is a part of...):

typewriter keyboard (a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed)


Sense 4tab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("tab" is a kind of...):

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)


Sense 5tab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lozenge; pill; tablet; tab

Hypernyms ("tab" is a kind of...):

dose (a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tab"):

bolus (a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine)

capsule (a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside)

dragee (pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy)

sleeping capsule; sleeping draught; sleeping pill; sleeping tablet (a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule))

vitamin pill (a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement)


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