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tab - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tab' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tab [ n.]
- The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle.
- A tag. See Tag, 2.
- A loop for pulling or lifting something.
- A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets.
- A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border.

Meaning of 'tab' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . tab [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
Example in sentence:
  • files with a red tab will be stored separately;
  • pull the tab to open the can;
  • the collar has a tab with a button hole;
  • the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs
Meaning (2):
- the bill in a restaurant
Example in sentence:
  • he asked the waiter for the check