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tontine an annuity or life insurance plan in which subscribers contribute to and share equally in a common fund, with all benefits going to the last survivor or those surviving past a specified time. [2 definitions]
tonus the slight, continuous tension of relaxed muscles that enables them to respond to stimulation.
too in addition; as well; also. [4 definitions]
took past tense of take.
tool an instrument, such as a hammer, drill, or other hand-held device, used for doing work. [8 definitions]
toolbox a portable, usu. compartmentalized container for hand tools.
toolmaker a skilled machinist who makes and maintains tools, dies, parts, and the like.
toolroom a room in which tools are stored or, in a machine shop, where they are made and repaired.
toolshed a small building, often behind a house, in which tools and equipment are stored; tool house.
to one's name belonging to one.
toot to make a quick, short sound on a horn or whistle. [9 definitions]
tooth one of the hard, white, bonelike objects rooted in rows in the jaws of vertebrates, used for biting and chewing. [5 definitions]
toothache a pain in or close to a tooth.
toothbrush a brush with a short narrow head and a long handle, used to clean the teeth.
toothed having teeth or projections like teeth, usu. of a specified kind or quantity (often used in combination).
toothed whale any of various whales, such as the sperm whale, that have conical teeth in either or both jaws and a foreshortened, asymmetrical skull. (Cf. whalebone whale.)
tooth fairy a make-believe creature who leaves money under children's pillows in exchange for lost teeth placed there for her.
toothless combined form of tooth.
toothpaste a paste used to clean the teeth.
toothpick a short, thin sliver of wood, plastic, or metal, pointed at one or both ends and used to dislodge food particles from between the teeth.
tooth powder a powder used to brush the teeth.