Taut
Taut Taut, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See {Tight}.] 1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained. [1913 Webster]

2. Snug; close; firm; secure. [1913 Webster]

{Taut hand} (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline. [1913 Webster]


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  • taut — [to:t US to:t] adj [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Perhaps from tough] 1.) stretched tight ≠ ↑slack ▪ The rope was stretched taut. 2.) showing signs of worry, anger etc and not relaxed = ↑tense ▪ a taut smile ▪ Catherine looked upset, her face taut …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • taut — [ tɔt ] adjective 1. ) firm or stretched tight: Check that the rope is taut before climbing. taut muscles/legs 2. ) used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry: a taut reply ╾ taut|ly adverb ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Taut — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), deutscher Architekt Max Taut (1884–1967), deutscher Architekt Taut ist der Name folgender Orte: Tăut, Dorf im Kreis Bihor (Rumänien) Siehe auch Taute Thaut …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • taut — taut·en; taut; taut·ly; taut·ness; …   English syllables

  • taut — [tôt] adj. [ME toght, tight, firm, prob. < pp. of togen (< OE togian), to pull, TOW1] 1. tightly stretched: said as of a rope 2. showing strain; tense [a taut smile] 3. tidy, well disciplined, efficient, etc. [a taut ship] SYN. TIGHT …   English World dictionary

  • Taut — Taut,   1) Bruno, Architekt, * Königsberg (heute Kaliningrad) 4. 5. 1880, ✝ Ankara 24. 12. 1938, Bruder von 2); studierte bei T. Fischer in München, lebte ab 1908 in Berlin, Organisator der Gläsernen Kette, Mitglied der Novembergruppe und des… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • taut... — taut..., Taut... vgl. ↑tauto..., Tauto …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Taut — (izg. tàut), Bruno (1880 1938) DEFINICIJA njemački moderni arhitekt i urbanist; prvi primijenio staklo kao novi građevni materijal (staklene kocke) za stambene zgrade i vile (nadimak Glass) u okviru funkcionalizma i internacionalnog stila 1930… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Taut — Taut, so v.w. Tuisko …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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