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Meaning of TUFT

Pronunciation:  tuft

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bunch of feathers or hair
  2. [n]  a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

TUFT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: tussock
 See Also: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering, crest, hexenbesen, staghead, wisp, witch broom, witches' broom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tuft\, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf.
    G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See {Top}
    1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot
       or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a
       tuft of flowers or feathers.
    2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.
             Under a tuft of shade.                --Milton.
             Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.
    3. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the
       English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold
       tassel, on the cap worn by them. [Cant, Eng.]
             Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.
                                                   --T. Hughes.
  2. \Tuft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tufted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To separate into tufts.
    2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. --Thomson.
  3. \Tuft\, v. i.
    To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.