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Definition 1: a man who serves as a sailor - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tar in the sense of this definition

(tar is a kind of ...) any member of a ship's crew

(... is a kind of tar ) a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills

(... is a kind of tar ) an argumentative and contentious seaman

(... is a kind of tar ) a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

(... is a kind of tar ) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

(... is a kind of tar ) someone who operates a barge

(... is a kind of tar ) the person who steers a ship

(... is a kind of tar ) a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor

(... is a kind of tar ) a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

(... is a kind of tar ) a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales

Definition 2: any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for tar in the sense of this definition

(tar is a kind of ...) any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

(... is a kind of tar ) a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds

Definition 3: coat with tar - [verb of contact]

Samples where tar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tar the roof
  • tar the roads

(tar is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

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