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My favorite thing about 'Saturday Night's Main Event,' it was that one time where I could stay up late with my dad and four brothers, and we would all beat the tar out of each other while the show was on, and it was all okay because my dad was a wrestling fan.
John Cena

Meaning of "tar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAR

Old English teoru; related to Old Frisian tera, Old Norse tjara, Middle Low German tere tar, Gothic triu tree.
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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 TAR

tar  [tɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tar 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 tar in English.

WHAT DOES TAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tar

Tar

Tar is a substance obtained from a variety of organic materials through destructive distillation. Tar can be produced from coal, wood, petroleum, or peat. It is black, and a mixture of hydrocarbons and free carbon. Production and trade in pine-derived tar was a major contributor in the economies of Northern Europe and Colonial America. Its main use was in preserving wooden vessels against rot. The largest user was the Royal Navy. Demand for tar declined with the advent of iron and steel ships. Tar-like products can also be produced from other forms of organic matter such as peat. Mineral products resembling tar can be produced from fossil hydrocarbons including petroleum. Coal tar is produced from coal as a byproduct of coke production. Bitumen is a term used for natural deposits of oil "tar" – such as at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Definition of tar in the English dictionary

The definition of tar in the dictionary is any of various dark viscid substances obtained by the destructive distillation of organic matter such as coal, wood, or peat. Other definition of tar is to coat with tar.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAR

PRESENT

Present
I tar
you tar
he/she/it tars
we tar
you tar
they tar
Present continuous
I am tarring
you are tarring
he/she/it is tarring
we are tarring
you are tarring
they are tarring
Present perfect
I have tarred
you have tarred
he/she/it has tarred
we have tarred
you have tarred
they have tarred
Present perfect continuous
I have been tarring
you have been tarring
he/she/it has been tarring
we have been tarring
you have been tarring
they have been tarring
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 tarred
you tarred
he/she/it tarred
we tarred
you tarred
they tarred
Past continuous
I was tarring
you were tarring
he/she/it was tarring
we were tarring
you were tarring
they were tarring
Past perfect
I had tarred
you had tarred
he/she/it had tarred
we had tarred
you had tarred
they had tarred
Past perfect continuous
I had been tarring
you had been tarring
he/she/it had been tarring
we had been tarring
you had been tarring
they had been tarring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tar
we let´s tar
you tar
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tar
Past participle
tarred
Present Participle
tarring
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 TAR

taqueria
tar and feather
tar baby
tar boy
tar sand
tara
Taraba
Tarabulus el Gharb
Tarabulus esh Sham
taradiddle
taraire
tarakihi
tarama
taramasalata
taramea
Taranaki
Taranaki gate
Taranaki wind
tarand
tarantass

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAR

Amritsar
appear
ar
avatar
bar
bear
calendar
car
clear
dear
dollar
ear
familiar
far
fear
gear
Gibraltar
guitar
hear
Madagascar

Synonyms and antonyms of tar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAR

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

Translator English - Chinese

沥青
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alquitrán
570 millions of speakers

English

tar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القطران
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

piche
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলকাতরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

goudron
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Teer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

타르
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tar
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katran
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catrame
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gudron
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πίσσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tjära
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tjære
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tar

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAR»

The term «tar» is very widely used and occupies the 5.766 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tar» 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 tar

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10 QUOTES WITH «TAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tar.
1
Bono
Because I was suspicious of the traditional Christian church, I tended to tar them all with the same brush. That was a mistake, because there are righteous people working in a whole rainbow of belief systems - from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters to charismatic Catholics.
2
Bert Campaneris
Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
3
John Cena
My favorite thing about 'Saturday Night's Main Event,' it was that one time where I could stay up late with my dad and four brothers, and we would all beat the tar out of each other while the show was on, and it was all okay because my dad was a wrestling fan.
4
Sheri L. Dew
Being steadfast and immovable with our heels in tar on the Lord's side of the line is the only strategy that works long-term against Lucifer.
5
Josh Fox
We need policy change, and the most important thing people can do is to contribute and participate in the political process. We have to vote climate change deniers and people who will create subsidies for the fossil fuel industry out of office. We have to protest when bad decisions are being made about fracking or tar sands.
6
Theaster Gates
My first experience with the creative was mopping tar. If you let the tar sit, it can get cold pretty quickly. And because the mops are so heavy, you've got to dip it and then ride it really fast.
7
William E. Geist
Pressed caviar has the consistency of chilled tar.
8
Jeff Goodell
Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business.
9
Barry Hannah
Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
10
James Hansen
What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the end, per unit carbon dioxide, is poor. It's equivalent to burning coal in your automobile.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAR»

Discover the use of tar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD SCHREYER, FORMER MANITOBA PREMIER AND GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA, 2004 ALBERTA POLITICIANS AND many oil executives tout the tar sands as a global energy lifesaver.
Andrew Nikiforuk, 2010
2
Tar Baby
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
Toni Morrison, 2007
3
Tar Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus
Fifteen rhymes and eleven songs of Uncle Remus, including the Tar-Baby story in rhymed form.
Joel Chandler Harris, 2005
4
Tar Creek: A History of the Quapaw Indians, the World's ...
Organically encompassed in this tale are the first footsteps of the American Indian in the Western Hemisphere, the founding of the United States, and the transition of Indian Territories into statehood.
Larry G. Johnson, 2009
5
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl
In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.
‎2003
6
Tar Heel Ghosts
More than merely entertaining, Tar Heel Ghosts aims to?and does?capture the "spirit" of North Carolina's past. Tar Heel Ghosts, which is a volume of episodes of ghost lores.
John Harden, 1980
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Tar Heel Laughter
One of the few books concerned solely with the humor of a single state, this volume includes samples of what North Carolinians have laughed at -- and with -- from 1709 to the present.
Richard Walser, 1983
8
The Tar Baby Option: American Policy toward Southern Rhodesia
The book provides information essential to an understanding of the American approach to the current crisis in the region.
Anthony Lake, 2013
9
Revolt of the Tar Heels: The North Carolina Populist ...
The book closes with an analysis of the virulent campaign of white supremacy engineered by threatened Democrats and the ultimate downfall of already quarreling Populists and Republicans.
James M. Beeby, 2008
10
North Carolina Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?
Profiles of UNC basketball players from 1955 to 2001.
Scott Fowler, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tar is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Volunteers scour Long Beach shoreline for tar balls
The volunteers stood several feet apart, like a police line on the sand. Members of the Community Emergency Response Team, they were armed Thursday ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
2
Tar balls in South Bay: Beaches closed until further notice
South Bay beaches spotted with tar balls will remain closed until further notice due to ongoing efforts to clean the coastline and reduce the risk to public safety. «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
3
North Carolina Basketball: Final Grades for the Tar Heels' 2014-15 …
A wealth of talent, a deeper lineup than the year before and an abundance of size inside made it seem possible that the Tar Heels could go further, yet after all ... «Bleacher Report, Mar 15»
4
Badgers rally past Tar Heels into Elite Eight
Paige finished with 12 points — he averaged 17.0 points in the Tar Heels' first two tournament games — and made just 4 of 11 shots. Bronson Koenig fouled out ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar 15»
5
Wisconsin Badgers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Sweet 16 Betting …
The No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-0 SU and 6-3 ATS in nine trips to the Sweet 16 since 1996. UNC will be in the underdog role this Thursday going up ... «SB Nation, Mar 15»
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NCAA Tournament preview: No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No …
The Tar Heels are 110-43 all time, with five national championships and 18 Final ... The Tar Heels have not been to the Final Four since winning the national ... «SportingNews.com, Mar 15»
7
UNC Tar Heels lacking star power compared with rival Duke Blue …
The Tar Heels recruited well enough last season, at least. The team's three freshmen – Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson – were all ranked among the ... «Charlotte Observer, Mar 15»
8
UNC runs Dean Smith's Four Corners
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina honored late Tar Heels coach Dean Smith by running his Four Corners offense to open Saturday's 89-60 win over Georgia ... «ESPN, Feb 15»
9
MEN'S BASKETBALL: DUKE 92, NORTH CAROLINA 90 (OT)
With junior guard Marcus Paige guarded so tightly he fell, the Tar Heels scrambled to get a shot off, one that clanked off the rim moments after J.P. Tokoto's ... «The Daily Tar Heel, Feb 15»
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North Carolina basketball legend Dean Smith, who was 'loyal to a …
Both of her parents were Tar Heels, and Dean just made sense. But she didn't know her father would send Dean a copy of her essay — which was written with ... «The Daily Tar Heel, Feb 15»

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