HyperDic: tack

English > 12 senses of the word tack:
VERBcontacttackfasten with tacks
motiontack, wear roundturn into the wind
creationtack, assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack togethercreate by putting components or members together
contacttack, bastesew together loosely, with large stitches
contacttack, append, tag on, tack on, hang onfix to
changetack, interchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
NOUNlocationtackthe heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
artifacttacka short nail with a sharp point and a large head
artifacttack, stable gear, saddlerygear for a horse
artifacttack, sheet, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
acttack, tacking(nautical) the act of changing tack
acttacksailing a zigzag course
tack > pronunciation
Soundstae'k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails.
Broaderbearing, heading, aimThe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Verbstackturn into the wind
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA short nail with a sharp point and a large head.
Narrowercarpet tackUsed to nail down carpets
thumbtack, drawing pin, pushpinA tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board
tintackTack or small nail of tinned iron
BroadernailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Spanishtachuela
Catalantatxa
Verbstackfasten with tacks
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaninggear for a horse.
Synonymsstable gear, saddlery
NarrowerbitPiece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
caparison, trapping, housingstable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
cinch, girthstable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
hamestable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces
harnessstable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgearstable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
martingaleA harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth
saddle blanket, saddlecloth, horse blanketstable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle
yokestable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
Broadergear, paraphernalia, appurtenanceequipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Spanishguarnicionería, jaeces, talabartería
Catalanguarnicioneria
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind.
Synonymssheet, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
Part ofshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Narrowerfuttock shroudshroud that is part of a ship's rigging
BroaderlineSomething (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
Spanishobenque
Verbstackturn into the wind
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(nautical) the act of changing tack.
Synonymtacking
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
Broaderchange of courseA change in the direction that you are moving
Spanishvirada
Catalanvirada
Verbstackreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
English > tack: 12 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningSailing a zigzag course.
Broadersailingriding in a sailboat
Spanishceñir
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten with tacks.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"tack the notice on the board"
NarrowerthumbtackFasten with thumbtacks
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
See alsotack onfix to
Nounstacka short nail with a sharp point and a large head
tackera hand-held machine for driving staples home
tackera sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
tackera worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTurn into the wind.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Examples
  • "The sailors decided to tack the boat"
  • "The boat tacked"
Synonymwear round
CategoryboatA small vessel for travel on water
navigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
BroadersailTravel on water propelled by wind
Spanishbordear
Catalanbordejar, vorejar
Nounstack(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
tackthe heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
tacking(nautical) the act of changing tack
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningCreate by putting components or members together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "He tacked together some verses"
Synonymsassemble, piece, put together, set up, tack together
Narrowercompoundcreate by mixing or combining
confect, confection, comfitmake into a confection
configureSet up for a particular purpose
jumble, confuse, mix upAssemble without order or sense
reassembleAssemble once again, after taking something apart
rig upErect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
make, createmake or cause to be or to become
Oppositedisassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break aparttake apart into its constituent pieces
Spanisharmar, concentrar, congregar, construir, ensamblar, juntar, montar
Catalanacoblar, ajuntar, armar, collar, concentrar, congregar, muntar
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningsew together loosely, with large stitches.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymbaste
Broadersew, run up, sew together, stitchFasten by sewing
Spanishembastar, hilvanar
Catalanembastar
Nounstackera sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningFix to; attach.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsappend, tag on, tack on, hang on
Narrowersubjoinadd to the end / end
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishadjuntar, agregar, añadir
Catalanadjuntar, afegir, agregar
English > tack: 12 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) .
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsinterchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop
Broaderchange by reversal, turn, reversechange to the contrary
Spanishalternar
Catalanalternar, canviar, intercanviar
Nounstack(nautical) the act of changing tack

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