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Taut Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    taut adj
  1. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope" [syn: tight]
  2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow" [syn: drawn]
Taut Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.]
  1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
  2. Snug; close; firm; secure. Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Taut'


  • Taut: A taut object is one under tension . Taut is also a surname, and may refer to: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), prolific German architect, urban ...
  • TAUT: TAUT is an acronym or initialism and may refer to: Tramways & Urban Transit , a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom ...
  • Bruno Taut: Bruno Julius Florian Taut (4 May 1880, Königsberg , Germany – 24 December 1938, Istanbul ), was a prolific German architect , urban planner ...
  • Max Taut: Max Taut (15 May 1884 in Königsberg — 26 February 1967 in Berlin ) was a German Architect . Max Taut was the younger brother of Bruno Taut ...
  • Taut-line hitch: The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension . It is useful when the length of a line will need to be ...
  • Taut foliation: In mathematics , a taut foliation is a codimension 1 foliation of a 3-manifold with the property that there is a single transverse circle ...
  • Taut submanifold: In mathematics , a (compact) taut submanifold N of a space form M is a compact submanifold with the property that every distance function ...

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* My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life. - Stan Getz


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  • Review: Tom Hardy gives taut, compelling one-man show in ultra-minimalist 'Locke'
    Think "Buried," in which Ryan Reynolds spent 94 minutes stuck in a coffin, with a waning cellphone. Or "All is Lost," in which Robert Redford spent 106 minutes adrift on a stricken sailboat, with waning options. And now there's "Locke," in which Tom Hardy spends 85 minutes in his car, just driving south on a British motorway, towa Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • Privacy review Taut drama short-circuits the crucial debate
    Donmar Warehouse, London James Graham's new play under the direction of Josie Rourke is rich and adrenaline-fuelled but lacks a real intellectual tussle Ewan MacAskill: Fear, then relief, at my portrayal in new play Privacy James Graham's new play deals with the big issue of our day: the power of the surveillance state and the ability of the internet to de Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • Forex: Ukraine Crisis, Weakened Yuan Elicits Yawns
    Though tensions in Ukraine remain taut and global central banks continue to toy with investor sentiment – the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) weakened the yuan to its lowest level in 14 months yesterday – investors appear to be little concerned. Did they consume too much turkey during the four-day Easter holiday weekend? Read more on this news related to 'Taut'

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