tart

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tart, from Old English teart (sharp, rough, severe), from Proto-Germanic *tartaz (rough, sharp, tearing), from Proto-Germanic *teraną (to tear), from Proto-Indo-European *der- (to flay, split, cleave). Related to Dutch tarten (to defy, challenge, mock), German trotzen (to defy, brave, mock), German zart (delicate, tender), Albanian thartë (sour, acid, sharp).

Adjective[edit]

tart (comparative tarter, superlative tartest)

  1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
    I ate a very tart apple.
  2. (of wine) high or too high in acidity.
  3. (figuratively) Sharp; keen; severe.
    He gave me a very tart reply.
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  • (of wine: high in acidity): green
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old French tarte (flat pastry).

Noun[edit]

tart (plural tarts)

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  1. A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From sweetheart or jam tart (attractive woman) by shortening

Noun[edit]

tart (plural tarts)

  1. (UK, slang) A prostitute.
  2. (UK, slang, derogatory) By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
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tart (third-person singular simple present tarts, present participle tarting, simple past and past participle tarted)

  1. To practice prostitution
  2. To practice promiscuous sex
  3. To dress garishly, ostentatiously, whorish,or slutty
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tart

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of tarten
  2. imperative of tarten

Hungarian[edit]

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tart

  1. to keep (many different senses overlapping with English, see examples)
    (somewhere): A fontos papírokat a fiókban tartom. - I keep the important documents in the drawer.
    (somehow): A hűtő hidegen tartja az ételt. - The refrigerator keeps the food cold.
    (pet): Kutyát tart. - S/he keeps a dog.
    (idiomatic): Tartja a szavát. - He keeps his word. (i.e. a promise)
  2. to hold
    Könyvet tart a kezében. - He holds a book in his hand.
    A falak tartják a tetőt. - The walls hold the roof.
  3. to take up space or time, extend, to last (-tól/-től ... -ig)
    (in time): Az előadás délig tart. - The lecture goes on until noon. (The lecture ends at noon)
    (in space): A dugó a Petőfi utcától a Kossuth utcáig tart. - The traffic jam extends from the Petőfi Street up until the Kossuth Street.
  4. momentarily describing whether a process is still in progress, and if yes how far it has gone
    A könyv elején tartok. - I am at the beginning of the book.
    Tart még a film a tévében? - Is the film still playing on TV?
  5. to head into a direction
    Merre tartasz? - Where are you headed?
  6. to fear (-tól/-től)
    Tartok a betörőktől. - I'm afraid of burglars.
  7. (mathematics) converge, have limit at (-hoz/-hez/-höz or -ba/-be)
    A sorozat 0-hoz tart. - The sequence converges to 0.

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Irish[edit]

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tart m (genitive tarta)

  1. thirst
    tart orm. — I am thirsty. (lit. "Thirst is on me.")
    Chuir an liamhás tart air. — The ham made him thirsty. (lit. "The ham put thirst on him.")

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tart thart dtart
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tart m (feminine tarde)

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

Adverb[edit]

tart

  1. late (after the end of a given period)

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Verb[edit]

·tart

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir