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I find this mortifying to admit, but I have one of those balls that helps my posture. They're hard to sit on, so it stops me from sitting too long... I also wear a pair of 3M(TM) PELTOR(TM) Optime(TM) II Ear Muffs. They're the same ones that people wear on the tarmac among the planes - noise blockers.
Claire Cameron

Meaning of "tarmac" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TARMAC

tarmac  [ˈtɑːmæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TARMAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tarmac 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 tarmac in English.

WHAT DOES TARMAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tarmac

Tarmac

Tarmac is a type of road surfacing material patented by Edgar Purnell Hooley in 1901. The term is also used, with varying degrees of correctness, for a variety of other materials, including tar-grouted macadam, bituminous surface treatments, and even modern asphalt concrete.

Definition of tarmac in the English dictionary

The definition of tarmac in the dictionary is to apply tarmac to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TARMAC

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tarmac
we let´s tarmac
you tarmac
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tarmac
Past participle
tarmaced
Present Participle
tarmacing
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 RHYME WITH TARMAC


Apurimac
ˌæpuːˈriːmæk
logomach
ˈlɒɡəˌmæk
mac
mæk
Mach
mæk
mack
mæk
McCormack
məˈkɔːmæk
Micmac
ˈmɪkmæk
smack
smæk
sumac
ˈsuːmæk
sumach
ˈsuːmæk
tokamak
ˈtɒkəˌmæk
yashmac
ˈjæʃmæk
yashmak
ˈjæʃmæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TARMAC

tariff line
tariff office
tariff reform
tariffication
tariffless
Tarim
Tarim Basin
Tarkington
Tarkovsky
tarlatan
tarmacadam
tarmacked
tarmacking
tarn
Tarn-et-Garonne
tarnal
tarnally
tarnation
tarnish
tarnishable

WORDS THAT END LIKE TARMAC

ac
almanac
bac
cardiac
Cognac
cul-de-sac
Isaac
Kerouac
lac
lilac
maniac
nymphomaniac
Potomac
sac
sign of the zodiac
Syriac
the tarmac
vac
whisky mac
zodiac

Synonyms and antonyms of tarmac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tarmac» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF TARMAC

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

Translator English - Chinese

沥青碎石路面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asfalto
570 millions of speakers

English

tarmac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डामर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طريق أَسْفَلْتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дегтебетон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asfalto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলকাতরা-মেশান নুড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

macadam
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tarmac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Asphalt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タールマカダム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

타맥
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tarmac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tarmac
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கீல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्रावरील लुटारु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asfalt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

asfalto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

asfalt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щебінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amestec asfaltic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλντερίμι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

asfalt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grovt asfaltdekke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tarmac

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TARMAC»

The term «tarmac» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.567 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TARMAC» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «TARMAC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tarmac.
1
Benigno Aquino III
When my father returned home on the twenty-first of August 1983, he had a speech prepared. Filipinos never got to hear it, because he was murdered right on the tarmac.
2
Claire Cameron
I find this mortifying to admit, but I have one of those balls that helps my posture. They're hard to sit on, so it stops me from sitting too long... I also wear a pair of 3M(TM) PELTOR(TM) Optime(TM) II Ear Muffs. They're the same ones that people wear on the tarmac among the planes - noise blockers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TARMAC»

Discover the use of tarmac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tarmac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tarmac
Investigating the murder of her best friend, airline executive Alex Shanahan inadvertently uncovers a black market for used airplane parts that are refurbished and sold as new.
Lynne Heitman, 2002
2
"Tales" From The Tarmac: An astonishing "behind the scenes" ...
Tales From The Tarmac...compelling, "behind the scenes" stories of the outlandish and bizarre interactions and incidents between passengers and ground staff at one of the world's most intimidating airports, New York's JFK and beyond.
Claudia Helena Oxee, 2011
3
The Meagre Tarmac: Stories
An Indo-American Canterbury Tales, by a North American master of short fiction.
Clark Blaise, 2011
4
TARMAC: Timing Analysis Resilient MAC Protocol
Timing analysis in Multi-hop Wireless Networks can be used to extract valuable information about the traffic pattern, which in turn can expose useful information about the users or the application.
Adnan Majeed, 2007
5
Tarmac Warrior: The Violent World of Extreme Fighting
Prepare yourself for harrowing descriptions of drug addiction, mindless violence and organised crime. Tarmac Warrior has it all. Billy Cribb was born into a Romani/Jew family and spent most of his childhood travelling.
Billy Cribb, 2002
6
Tarmac
Fred Valdes M.D.. inception, Castro's revolution followed the proven rule of disarming civilians, making the agents of the state the only ones with weapons. Many innocent civilians were incarcerated and served long sentences or were ...
Fred Valdes M.D., 2009
7
Deadly Tarmac
Whether the causes of a crash is as small as a loose rivet or as big as a fuselage, always remember; Death and disaster is imminent if you land on the Deadly tarmac or taxi down Disaster Runway.
Surya Varma Selvakumar
8
Good Roads Magazine
This material has been registered under the name of "tarmac," to keep it from being confused with the old-fashioned tarmacadam, and it is different from the latter inasmuch as in its use, the road surface is composed of a good wearing material ...
‎1909
9
Good Roads: Devoted to the Construction and Maintenance of ...
This material has been registered under the name of “tarmac," to keep it from being confused with the old-fashioned tarmacadam, and it is different from the latter inasmuch as in its use, the road surface is composed of a good wearing material ...
‎1909
10
Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
North Eastern is the only province that does not have a tarmac road. Actually, people from North Eastern Province do not know how a tarmac road looks like. They think it is found in Heaven. Having said that, could the Assistant Minister tell us ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TARMAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tarmac is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Plane Passengers Wait 6 Hours on Tarmac During Colorado …
What was expected to be a routine flight from Kansas City to Denver turned into an ordeal Friday, after passengers waited on the tarmac in Colorado Springs for ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
2
U.S. airline tarmac delays spike in February
Sixteen U.S. flights sat on the ground for more than three hours that month and eight international flights were stuck on the tarmac for more than four hours, ... «Dallas Morning News, Apr 15»
3
Passengers At Los Angeles International Airport Storm Tarmac After …
About 20 travelers at Los Angeles International Airport fled through the emergency doors of Terminal 2 and out onto the tarmac Monday after someone in the ... «International Business Times, Feb 15»
4
Airline tarmac delays drop to record low in 2014
Only 30 domestic flights in 2014 were stuck on airport tarmacs for more than three hours, a record low, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
5
DOT fines Southwest $1.6 million for Midway tarmac delays
Southwest Airlines was penalized up to $1.6 million Thursday for lengthy tarmac delays for 16 aircraft at Chicago's Midway airport in January 2014, the ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»
6
Irate passengers suffer 12-hour wait on tarmac
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»
7
300 United Airlines passengers stuck on tarmac all day
The plane was diverted to Canberra due to debris on the Sydney runway and since arriving at 9 a.m., spent all day stranded on the tarmac. «New York Post, Dec 14»
8
Official: Ebola not on board Vegas-bound flight
... held in quarantine on the McCarran International Airport tarmac out of Ebola ... after 11 a.m. described being stuck on the tarmac and reported the ordeal as an ... «KVVU Las Vegas, Oct 14»
9
Woman scales barbed-wire fence at Halifax airport, runs onto tarmac
HALIFAX -- No charges are expected against a woman who scaled a barbed-wire fence surrounding Halifax's airport and ran onto the tarmac Sunday in an ... «CTV News, Aug 14»
10
Lafarge Tarmac joint venture exit for Anglo American
FTSE100 miner Anglo American has agreed to sell a 50 per cent stake in UK joint venture Lafarge Tarmac to its French partner Lafarge for £885m, revisiting a ... «This is Money, Jul 14»

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