Tantivy \Tan*tiv"y\, v. i. To go away in haste. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Tantivy — Tan*tiv y, adv. [Said to be from the note of a hunting horn.] Swiftly; speedily; rapidly; a fox hunting term; as, to ride tantivy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tantivy — Tan*tiv y, n. A rapid, violent gallop; an impetuous rush. Cleverland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tantivy — [tan tiv′ē] adv. [prob. echoic of sound of a horse galloping] at full gallop; headlong n. pl. tantivies a gallop; rapid movement …   English World dictionary

  • tantivy — /tænˈtɪvi/ (say tan tivee) adverb 1. at full gallop or speed: to ride tantivy. –adjective 2. swift; rapid. –noun (plural tantivies) 3. a gallop; a rush. 4. a hunting cry; a cry of tantivy . –interjection 5. (a hunting cry when the chase is at… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tantivy — /tan tiv ee/, adv., adj., n., pl. tantivies, interj. adv. 1. at full gallop: to ride tantivy. adj. 2. swift; rapid. n. 3. a gallop; rush interj. 4. (used as a hunting cry when the chase is at full speed.) [1635 45; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tantivy — I. adverb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1641 at a gallop II. noun (plural tivies) Date: circa 1658 1. a rapid gallop or ride 2. tantara …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tantivy — noun The sound of a hunting horn in imitation of a galloping horse …   Wiktionary

  • tantivy — tan·tiv·y || tæn tɪvɪ adj. fast speedy adv. speedily, quickly; at full gallop n. fast movement; fast ride on a horse; hunting cry that a hunter shouts while riding a horse at full gallop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tantivy — [tan tɪvi] archaic noun (plural tantivies) a rapid gallop or ride. exclamation used as a hunting cry. Origin C17: prob. imitative of the sound of galloping …   English new terms dictionary

  • tantivy — tan·tivy …   English syllables

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