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tuft

tuft

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cluster or clump of long strands that are attached at one end and loose at the other, as of yarn, hair, or grass.
synonyms:
wisp
similar words:
bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, crest, lock, mop, sheaf, shock, tassel
definition 2: a small bunch of cut threads, used as a decoration.
synonyms:
pompom, tassel
similar words:
plume
definition 3: a thick cluster or clump of outgrowth, as of trees or shrubs.
synonyms:
clump, thicket
similar words:
bosk, brake, cluster, copse
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tufted, tufting, tufts
definition 1: to decorate or provide with a tuft or tufts.
similar words:
decorate
definition 2: to shape or arrange in a tuft or tufts.
similar words:
bunch, clump, cluster, gather, wisp
definition 3: to fasten (a quilt cover, upholstery, or the like) by stitching through to the inside material at points, leaving a clump of thread secured by a knot or button.
similar words:
fasten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form into a tuft or tufts.
similar words:
bunch, clump, cluster, gather, wisp
definition 2: to grow in a tuft or tufts.
similar words:
bunch, clump, cluster
derivation: tufter (n.)
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