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Meaning of "tab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAB

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAB

tab  [tæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tab is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tab in English.

WHAT DOES TAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tab

Tab or tabs may refer to: ▪ Servo tab, a mechanism for moving an airplane's control surface with a small input force ▪ Tab, a British Army term for a loaded march ▪ Tab, by US rock band Monster Magnet ▪ Tab, a small protective covering for the fingers ▪ Tab, the mechanism for opening a beverage can ▪ Tab, the invoice, bill, or account for a dinner or round of drinks ▪ Tâb, a board game played in Egypt and elsewhere ▪ Tab, the table of the results of a debating competition ▪ Tab, a Geordie word for a cigarette ▪ Tab, an affectionately derogative term for Cantabrigians used mainly by Oxonians ▪ Tab, a diet cola soft drink produced by the Coca-Cola company ▪ Tab, a part of the United State Army uniform designating a skill or marksmanship ▪ Tablature, a form of musical notation used particularly for guitars and other fretted instruments ▪ Tabs, in theatre, the term for the curtain at the front of the stage ▪ Trim tab, a mechanism for adjusting the hands-free position of an airplane's control surface ▪ Location...

Definition of tab in the English dictionary

The first definition of tab in the dictionary is a small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button. Other definition of tab is any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification. Tab is also the insignia on the collar of a staff officer.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAB

PRESENT

Present
I tab
you tab
he/she/it tabs
we tab
you tab
they tab
Present continuous
I am tabbing
you are tabbing
he/she/it is tabbing
we are tabbing
you are tabbing
they are tabbing
Present perfect
I have tabbed
you have tabbed
he/she/it has tabbed
we have tabbed
you have tabbed
they have tabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been tabbing
you have been tabbing
he/she/it has been tabbing
we have been tabbing
you have been tabbing
they have been tabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tabbed
you tabbed
he/she/it tabbed
we tabbed
you tabbed
they tabbed
Past continuous
I was tabbing
you were tabbing
he/she/it was tabbing
we were tabbing
you were tabbing
they were tabbing
Past perfect
I had tabbed
you had tabbed
he/she/it had tabbed
we had tabbed
you had tabbed
they had tabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been tabbing
you had been tabbing
he/she/it had been tabbing
we had been tabbing
you had been tabbing
they had been tabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tab
you will tab
he/she/it will tab
we will tab
you will tab
they will tab
Future continuous
I will be tabbing
you will be tabbing
he/she/it will be tabbing
we will be tabbing
you will be tabbing
they will be tabbing
Future perfect
I will have tabbed
you will have tabbed
he/she/it will have tabbed
we will have tabbed
you will have tabbed
they will have tabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tabbing
you will have been tabbing
he/she/it will have been tabbing
we will have been tabbing
you will have been tabbing
they will have been tabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tab
you would tab
he/she/it would tab
we would tab
you would tab
they would tab
Conditional continuous
I would be tabbing
you would be tabbing
he/she/it would be tabbing
we would be tabbing
you would be tabbing
they would be tabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have tab
you would have tab
he/she/it would have tab
we would have tab
you would have tab
they would have tab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tabbing
you would have been tabbing
he/she/it would have been tabbing
we would have been tabbing
you would have been tabbing
they would have been tabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tab
we let´s tab
you tab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tab
Past participle
tabbed
Present Participle
tabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAB

taal
taata
tab key
tab-hang
tab.
tabanid
tabard
tabarded
tabaret
Tabari
Tabasco
tabasheer
tabbed
tabbies
tabbing
tabbouleh
tabbouli
tabby
tabby cat
tabbyhood

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
hijab
jab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
nab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab

Synonyms and antonyms of tab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tab
flag · flap · label · marker · sticker · tag · ticket

Translation of «tab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAB

Find out the translation of tab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

标签
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

etiqueta
570 millions of speakers

English

tab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टैब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علامة التبويب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вкладка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

etiqueta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ট্যাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étiquette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Etikett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラベル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

색인표
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாவல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टॅब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkıntı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

etichetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zakładka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вкладка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρτέλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAB»

The term «tab» is very widely used and occupies the 2.273 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tab

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6 QUOTES WITH «TAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tab.
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Evan Daugherty
As a writer, you sit around a computer all day, and it's too easy to open another tab and keep Rotten Tomatoes there.
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Jeff Goodell
The biggest tab the public picks up for fossil fuels has to do with what economists call 'external costs,' like the health effects of air and water pollution.
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Chuck Grassley
Someone has to pick up the tab when people get out of repaying their own debts.
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Douglas Rushkoff
Part of an icon's power comes from its indivisibility. The swoosh cannot be further deconstructed into its component parts. Just as golden arches mean McDonald's, and the little red tab means Levi's, the swoosh is Nike. The product is its icon, inseparably and without exception. To buy a pair of Nike shoes is to buy the Nike swoosh.
5
John Spratt
What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion's share of it by simply adding it to the national debt.
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John Spratt
I am not disputing the need for this money. What I am disputing and calling attention to is the fact that we are taking the tab for defense in our time against terrorists in the Middle East and elsewhere and shoving this tab off onto our children.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAB»

Discover the use of tab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies
Everything from how-to topics to the most useful features to helpful tricks and techniques, this practical guide shows you how to get the most out of this cutting-edge device.
Sandra Geisler, 2012
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My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
The Tab 7.0 Plus is a sleeker version of the original Tab 7.0 that runs Honeycomb and has some more hardware and software features than the original Tab. Therefore, the Tab 7.0 Plus doesn't have the buttons below the screen like the ...
Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson, 2013
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The Classical Collection for Guitar Tab
The book includes standard notation and tablature to make these arrangements accessible to all guitarists and a CD with each piece performed by the arranger.
‎1993
4
Basix Greatest Hits Guitar Tab Classics
18 well-known pieces by 9 of the world's greatest composers arranged for guitar in standard music notation and TAB. The accompanying CD offers outstanding performances of each piece.
Alfred Publishing, Alfred Publishing Staff, 2003
5
Sams Teach Yourself Samsung GALAXY Tab in 10 Minutes
The Galaxy Tab offers the following features, all of which are covered in this book: " Integrated webcam " 3 megapixel camera " Built-in GPS " Expandable memory (up to 32GB) " Adobe Flash support " Android 2.2 operating system and the ...
James F. Kelly, 2011
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Basix J.S. Bach Guitar Tab Classics: Book & CD
17 well-known pieces by one of the world's greatest composers arranged for guitar in standard music notation and TAB. The accompanying CD offers outstanding performances of each piece.
‎2003
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21st Century Guitar Tab Manuscript Book
Professional quality manuscript paper featuring standard notation and tablature staves as well as separate chord frame pages. The pages are perforated for tear-out convenience.
Aaron Stang, Alfred Publishing, 1997
8
How to Do Everything Samsung Galaxy Tab
This hands-on guide shows you show to tap into your Galaxy Tab's full range of business productivity and entertainment features.
Guy Hart-Davis, 2012
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Guitar Tab- Easy Folk Songs from Around the World
The 48-page book also contains a review of music reading, tablature and chord diagrams. This handy songbook is the perfect tool for guitar teachers seeking fun musical activities to keep their students happy and involved with music making.
‎2002
10
Basix Guitar Tab Classical Favorites: Book & 2 CDs
Fifty well-known pieces from the classical repertoire, written in full standard notation with TAB and recorded on the included CD. This collection is invaluable for all guitarists looking to expand their classical guitar repertoire.
Alfred Publishing, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 is slimmer, smaller and squarer
Samsung has revealed its new 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 models, and they're considerably different from last year. As revealed by a leak yesterday, ... «Engadget, Jul 15»
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Hands-on with the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
The first device to result from this new approach is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. And, while it might sound a little glib, it's basically just the Galaxy Tab you already ... «Engadget, Aug 14»
3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S review
Which bring us to the Galaxy Tab S. Two of them actually, with 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch displays ($399 and $499, respectively). Each is designed around a core ... «The Verge, Jun 14»
4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs. iPad Air
A few days ago Samsung announced its first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Make no mistake: this slate is designed to eat into some of the iPad's market share ... «Gizmag, Jun 14»
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review | First Impressions
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the big brother to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 — it's what the iPad Air is to the iPad mini 2. It has the same basic design and features. «TrustedReviews, Jun 14»
6
Samsung to make Nook-branded Galaxy Tab for Barnes & Noble
The bookseller is partnering with Samsung to produce a co-branded tablet, dubbed the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. It'll have the same hardware as Samsung's Galaxy ... «TechHive, Jun 14»
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 arrives in 7, 8 and 10-inch sizes
Replacing the Galaxy Tab 3, the Tab4 slates join Samsung's current line-up of variously-sized Galaxy Tab devices, not to mention the assorted entries in the ... «CNET, Apr 14»
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Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Pro series comes in 12-, 10- and 8-inch …
Not stopping with its new productivity-centered Galaxy Note Pro, Samsung has three more tablets to launch this year. Say hello to the Galaxy Tab Pro, in 12.2-, ... «Engadget, Jan 14»
9
Ellen DeGeneres gives $10000 to New Hampshire waitress who …
A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid – more ... «Fox News, Oct 13»
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-inch
With the Galaxy Tab 3, $199 nets you a paltry 8GB of storage and a tablet screen with an unfortunately low 1,024x600-pixel resolution. That's a few hundred ... «CNET, Jun 13»

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