Definition of Terry

1. Noun. English actress (1847-1928).

Exact synonyms: Dame Alice Ellen Terry, Dame Ellen Terry
Generic synonyms: Actress



2. Noun. A pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes.
Exact synonyms: Terry Cloth, Terrycloth
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile, Toweling, Towelling

Definition of Terry

1. n. A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.

Definition of Terry

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names dot=) from the medieval Norman given name Thierry, cognate of the English Derek. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name) transferred back from the surname, or a diminutive of Terence or of any of its alternative forms. ¹

3. Proper noun. A female given name, diminutive of Teresa or any of its alternative forms. ¹

4. Noun. A type of coarse cotton fabric covered in many small raised loops that is used to make towels, bathrobes and some types of nappy/diaper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terry

1. an absorbent fabric [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Terry

terrorization
terrorizations
terrorize
terrorized
terrorizer
terrorizers
terrorizes
terrorizing
terrorless
terrors
terrorstricken
terrorstruck
terrour
terrours
terrs
terry (current term)
terry cloth
terry thomas sign
terry towel
terrycloth
terrycloths
tersanctus
terse
tersely
terseness
tersenesses
terser
tersest
tersion
tersions

Literary usage of Terry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"It was afterwards ascertained that Mrs. terry went to the car, and took from it a ... Before she returned to the eating-room, terry arose from his seat, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1898)
"In this part terry made his first appearance in London at the Haymarket, ... 1813, as Leon in 'Rule a Wife and have a Wife,' terry made his first appearance ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"terry Lute's art was indeed triumphant! A foreground, then, of slimy rock, an appalling ... terry LUTE was not quite shamelessly given to the practice of ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1851)
"And the merry mouse in the null, terry heigho ! for lang for ... What shall we have for the wedding supper Í ' terry heigho, &c. Heigho, &c. ..."

5. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1915)
"The William terry Touch Alphabet.—Mr. Harold T. Clark, whose address is 1201 ... Dr. terry, after being engaged in active practice as a physician and ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"whilst it was being read certain disorderly proceedings took place for which the defendants, David S. terry and his wife, were adjudged guilty of contempt ..."

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