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English noun: tar

1. tar (substance) any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue


Broader (hypernym)bitumen

Narrower (hyponym)coal tar

2. tar (person) a man who serves as a sailor

Synonymsgob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman

Broader (hypernym)crewman, sailor

Narrower (hyponym)able seaman, able-bodied seaman, bargee, bargeman, bo's'n, bo'sun, boatswain, bos'n, bosun, deckhand, helmsman, lighterman, officer, pilot, roustabout, sea lawyer, ship's officer, steerer, steersman, whaler

English verb: tar

1. tar (contact) coat with tar

SamplesTar the roof.
Tar the roads.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

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