Definition of "tab" [tab]

  • A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, handling, or identification. (noun)
  • A small, usually decorative flap or tongue on a garment. (noun)
  • A small auxiliary airfoil that is attached to a larger one and that helps stabilize an aircraft. (noun)
  • A pull-tab. (noun)
  • To supply with a tab or tabs. (verb-transitive)
  • A small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button (noun)

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  • Any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification (noun)
  • A small auxiliary aerofoil on the trailing edge of a rudder, aileron, or elevator, etc, to assist in the control of the aircraft in flight (noun)
  • The insignia on the collar of a staff officer (noun)
  • A bill, esp one for a meal or drinks (noun)
  • A cigarette (noun)
  • To supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs (verb)

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Use "tab" in a sentence
  • "There is also now an option to add a customized favicon to a user's site, which is an icon that sits in the title tab of a website when it is viewed inside a browser."
  • "So having the insurance pick up part of the tab is a big deal."
  • "There was cracks that were present in the welds, what we call the tab welds, of the bridge since the day it was built."