• A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  • Coal tar.
  • A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  • A sailor, because of the traditional tarpaulin clothes.
  • Black tar, a form of heroin.
  • A program for archiving files, common on Unix systems.
  • A file produced by such a program.
  • A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
  • A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.



Opposite words


  • From Middle English ter, terr, tarr, from Old English teoru, from Proto-West Germanic *teru, from Proto-Germanic *terwą (compare Saterland Frisian Taar, West Frisian tarre, tar, Dutch teer, German Teer), from Proto-Indo-European *derwo- (compare Welsh derw ("oaks"), Lithuanian dervà ("pinewood, resin"), Russian де́рево ("tree"), Bulgarian дърво́ ("tree")), from *dóru. More at tree.
  • Abbreviation of tape archive.
  • From Persian تار.
  • Image:Safavid-style portrait, female musician plays a tar.jpg|thumb|150px
  • From Arabic طار.

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