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TISSUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tissue mean? 

TISSUE (noun)
  The noun TISSUE has 2 senses:

1. part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
2. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper

  Familiarity information: TISSUE used as a noun is rare.


TISSUE (verb)
  The verb TISSUE has 1 sense:

1. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

  Familiarity information: TISSUE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TISSUE (noun)


Sense 1tissue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

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

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

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

band; isthmus (a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure)

animal tissue (the tissue in the bodies of animals)

Holonyms ("tissue" is a substance of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)


Sense 2tissue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soft thin (usually translucent) paper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

tissue paper; tissue

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

paper (a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses)

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

bathroom tissue; toilet paper; toilet tissue (a soft thin absorbent paper for use in toilets)

Kleenex (a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief)

facial tissue (tissue paper suitable for use on the face)

cigarette paper; rolling paper (a strong tissue paper that burns evenly and is sufficiently porous to control the burning of the tobacco in a cigarette)


TISSUE (verb)


Sense 1tissue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

tissue; weave

Context example:

tissue textiles

Hypernyms (to "tissue" is one way to...):

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tissue"):

net; web (construct or form a web, as if by weaving)

brocade (weave a design into (textiles))

lace (do lacework)

braid; lace; plait (make by braiding or interlacing)

twill (weave diagonal lines into (textiles))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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