tinker

  • 1 Tinker — bezeichnet: als Fremdbezeichnung die Mitglieder des Volks der Pavee eine Pferderasse, die von den Pavee verwendet wurde, siehe Tinker (Pferd) den Luftwaffenstützpunkt Tinker Air Force Base der US Air Force (USAF) in Oklahoma City (OK), USA in… …

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  • 2 TINKER — is a computer software application for molecular dynamics simulation with a complete and general package for molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics, with some special features for biopolymers. The heart of the TINKER package is a modular set… …

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  • 3 tinker — ► NOUN 1) a travelling mender of pots, kettles, etc. 2) Brit., chiefly derogatory a gypsy or other person living in a travelling community. 3) Brit. informal a mischievous child. 4) an act of tinkering with something. ► VERB (tinker with) ▪… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 tinker — [tiŋ′kər] n. [ME tinkere < ? or akin to tinken, to make a tinkling sound] 1. a usually itinerant person who mends pots, pans, etc. 2. [sometimes T ] [Chiefly Irish & Scot.] Chiefly Irish Chiefly Scot. GYPSY (n. 1) 3. a person who can make all… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Tinker — Tink er, v. i. To busy one s self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Tinker — Tink er, n. [From {Tink}, because the tinker s way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson.] 1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware. Tailors and tinkers. Piers… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 TINKER — est un logiciel de simulation en dynamique moléculaire avec un paquet complet et général pour la mécanique moléculaire et des fonctions spéciales pour les biopolymères. Le cœur de TINKER est un ensemble modulaire de routines autorisant la… …

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  • 8 tinker — (n.) mender of kettles, pots, pans, etc., mid 13c. (as a surname), of uncertain origin. Some connect the word with the sound made by light hammering on metal. The verb meaning to keep busy in a useless way is first found 1650s. Tinker s damn… …

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  • 9 Tinker — Tink er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinkered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinkering}.] To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 tinker — index repair Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 tinker — meaning ‘to play about’, is now normally followed by with rather than (as formerly) by at: • Whatever moral doubts there may be about tinkering with nature, the biotechnology revolution will not be stopped in its tracks Oxfam News, 1990 …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 tinker — [v] fiddle with dabble, doodle*, fix, mess*, mess with*, monkey*, muck about*, niggle*, play, play with, puddle, putter, repair, take apart, toy, trifle with; concepts 87,212 Ant. leave alone …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 Tinker — A tinker was originally an itinerant tinsmith, who mended household utensils.Tinker, Tinker s, or Tinkers are proper nouns that may refer to any of several things:Airport*Michigan:*Wend Valley Airport also known as Tinkerville Airport in Eaton… …

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  • 14 tinker — I UK [ˈtɪŋkə(r)] / US [ˈtɪŋkər] verb [intransitive] Word forms tinker : present tense I/you/we/they tinker he/she/it tinkers present participle tinkering past tense tinkered past participle tinkered tinker or tinker around to make small changes… …

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  • 15 Tinker — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tinker peut désigner : Patronymes Gerald Tinker (1951 ), athlète américain spécialiste du sprint. Hugh Tinker (1921 2000), historien britannique.… …

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  • 16 tinker — /ˈtɪŋkə / (say tingkuh) noun 1. (formerly) a mender of pots, kettles, pans, etc., usually an itinerant. 2. an act or instance of tinkering: to have a tinker. 3. a small species of mackerel, Pneumatophorus grex, of the Atlantic coast of the US.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 Tinker — This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is occupational for a mender of pots and pans. The name is derived from the Middle English (1200 1500) tink(l)er , of uncertain origin. Travelling pedlars were also known by this… …

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  • 18 tinker — tin|ker1 [ˈtıŋkə US ər] v to make small changes to something in order to repair it or make it work better tinker with ▪ Congress has been tinkering with the legislation. tinker around with sth ▪ Dad was always tinkering around with engines.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 tinker — tin|ker1 [ tıŋkər ] verb intransitive tinker or tinker around to make small changes to something in order to improve or repair it: tinker with: He spends hours tinkering around with car engines. Problems can arise when management structures are… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 tinker — [[t]tɪ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] tinkers, tinkering, tinkered 1) VERB If you tinker with something, you make some small changes to it, in an attempt to improve it or repair it. [V with n] Instead of the Government admitting its error, it just tinkered with the …

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