11 Definitions of Tear

The meaning of the word tear, the definition of Tear:

n. - A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.

n. - Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.

n. - That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.

n. - The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.

v. t. - To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.

v. t. - Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.

v. t. - To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.

v. t. - To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.

v. t. - To move violently; to agitate.

v. i. - To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.

v. i. - To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.

The word "tear" uses 4 letters: A E R T

Direct anagrams of tear:

rate tare

Words formed by adding one letter before or after tear, or to tear in any order:

a - reata   b - taber   c - caret carte cater crate react recta trace   d - dater derat rated tared trade tread   e - arete eater   f - after   g - grate great retag targe terga   h - earth hater heart rathe   i - irate retia terai   k - taker   l - alert alter artel later ratel taler   m - armet mater ramet tamer   n - antre   o - oater orate   p - apter pater peart prate taper   r - rater tarre terra   s - aster rates stare tares tears teras   t - tater tetra treat   u - urate   v - avert trave   w - tawer water   x - extra retax taxer   y - teary  

Shorter words found within tear:

ae ar are art at ate ear eat er era et eta rat re ret ta tae tar te tea

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