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  • English Word Tyrannous Definition Tyrannical; arbitrary; unjustly severe; despotic.
  • English Word Tyranny Definition The government or authority of a tyrant; a country governed by an absolute ruler; hence, arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purposes of government.
  • English Word Tyranny Definition Cruel government or discipline; as, the tyranny of a schoolmaster.
  • English Word Tyranny Definition Severity; rigor; inclemency.
  • English Word Tyrant Definition An absolute ruler; a sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty.
  • English Word Tyrant Definition Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor.
  • English Word Tyrant Definition Any one of numerous species of American clamatorial birds belonging to the family Tyrannidae; -- called also tyrant bird.
  • English Word Tyrant Definition To act like a tyrant; to play the tyrant; to tyrannical.
  • English Word Tyre Definition Curdled milk.
  • English Word Tyre Definition Attire. See 2d and 3d Tire.
  • English Word Tyre Definition To prey. See 4th Tire.
  • English Word Tyrian Definition Of or pertaining to Tyre or its people.
  • English Word Tyrian Definition Being of the color called Tyrian purple.
  • English Word Tyrian Definition A native of Tyre.
  • English Word Tyro Definition A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice.
  • English Word Tyrociny Definition The state of being a tyro, or beginner; apprenticeship.
  • English Word Tyrolite Definition A translucent mineral of a green color and pearly or vitreous luster. It is a hydrous arseniate of copper.
  • English Word Tyronism Definition The state of being a tyro, or beginner.
  • English Word Tyros Definition of Tyro
  • English Word Tyrosin Definition A white crystalline nitrogenous substance present in small amount in the pancreas and spleen, and formed in large quantity from the decomposition of proteid matter by various means, -- as by pancreatic digestion, by putrefaction as of cheese, by the action of boiling acids, etc. Chemically, it consists of oxyphenol and amidopropionic acid, and by decomposition yields oxybenzoic acid, or some other benzol derivative.
  • English Word Tyrotoxicon Definition A ptomaine discovered by Vaughan in putrid cheese and other dairy products, and producing symptoms similar to cholera infantum. Chemically, it appears to be related to, or identical with, diazobenzol.
  • English Word Tyrotoxine Definition Same as Tyrotoxicon.
  • English Word Tysonite Definition A fluoride of the cerium metals occurring in hexagonal crystals of a pale yellow color. Cf. Fluocerite.
  • English Word Tystie Definition The black guillemot.
  • English Word Tythe Definition See Tithe.
  • English Word Tything Definition See Tithing.
  • English Word Tzar Definition The emperor of Russia. See Czar.
  • English Word Tzarina Definition Alt. of Tzaritza
  • English Word Tzaritza Definition The empress of Russia. See Czarina.
  • English Word Tzetze Definition Same as Tsetse. U () the twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, is a cursive form of the letter V, with which it was formerly used interchangeably, both letters being then used both as vowels and consonants. U and V are now, however, differentiated, U being used only as a vowel or semivowel, and V only as a consonant. The true primary vowel sound of U, in Anglo-Saxon, was the sound which it still retains in most of the languages of Europe, that of long oo, as in tool, and short oo, as in wood, answering to the French ou in tour. Etymologically U is most closely related to o, y (vowel), w, and v; as in two, duet, dyad, twice; top, tuft; sop, sup; auspice, aviary. See V, also O and Y.