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toot

TOOT, v.i. [L. do, dedi.]

1. To stand out or be prominent. [Not in use.]

2. To make a particular noise with the tongue articulating with the root of the upper teeth, at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to sound a horn in a particular manner.

This writer should wear a tooting horn.

3. To peep; to look narrowly. [Not in use, and probably a mistaken interpretation.]

TOOT, v.t. To sound; as, to toot the horn.




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TOOT, v.i. [L. do, dedi.]

1. To stand out or be prominent. [Not in use.]

2. To make a particular noise with the tongue articulating with the root of the upper teeth, at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to sound a horn in a particular manner.

This writer should wear a tooting horn.

3. To peep; to look narrowly. [Not in use, and probably a mistaken interpretation.]

TOOT, v.t. To sound; as, to toot the horn.


TOOT, v.i. [Sax. totian, to shoot, to project; D. toeten, to blow the horn; toet-horn, a bugle-horn; G. düten; Sw. tiuta. This word corresponds in elements with Gr. τιθημι, and W. dodi, to put, set, lay, give; L. do, dedi. The Saxon expresses the primary sense.]

  1. To stand out or be prominent. [Not in use.] Howell.
  2. To make a particular noise with the tongue articulating with the root of the upper teeth, at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to sound a horn in a particular manner. This writer should wear a tooting horn. Howell.
  3. To peep; to look narrowly. [Not in use, and probably a mistaken interpretation.] Spenser.

TOOT, v.t.

To sound; as, to toot the horn.


Toot
  1. To stand out, or be prominent.

    [Obs.] Howell.
  2. To see; to spy.

    [Obs.] P. Plowman.
  3. To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown.

    "A tooting horn." Howell.

    Tooting horns and rattling teams of mail coaches. Thackeray.

  4. To cause to sound, as a horn, the note being modified at the beginning and end as if by pronouncing the letter t; to blow; to sound.
  5. To peep; to look narrowly.

    [Obs.] Latimer.

    For birds in bushes tooting. Spenser.

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Toot

TOOT, verb intransitive [Latin do, dedi.]

1. To stand out or be prominent. [Not in use.]

2. To make a particular noise with the tongue articulating with the root of the upper teeth, at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to sound a horn in a particular manner.

This writer should wear a tooting horn.

3. To peep; to look narrowly. [Not in use, and probably a mistaken interpretation.]

TOOT, verb transitive To sound; as, to toot the horn.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LIB'ERATE, v.t. [L. libero, from liber, free.]

1. To free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; as, to liberate one from duress or imprisonment; to liberate the mind from the shackles of prejudice.

2. To manumit; as, to liberate a slave.

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