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TUFT, n.

1. A collection of small things in a knot or bunch; as a tuft of flowers; a tuft of feathers; a tuft of grass or hair. A tuft of feathers forms the crest of a bird..

2. A cluster, a clump; as a tuft of trees; a tuft of olives.

3. In botany, a head of flowers, each elevated on a partial stalk, and all forming together a dense roundish mass. The word is sometimes applied to other collections, as little bundles of leaves, hairs and the like.

TUFT, v.t. To separate into tufts.

1. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.



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TUFT, n.

1. A collection of small things in a knot or bunch; as a tuft of flowers; a tuft of feathers; a tuft of grass or hair. A tuft of feathers forms the crest of a bird..

2. A cluster, a clump; as a tuft of trees; a tuft of olives.

3. In botany, a head of flowers, each elevated on a partial stalk, and all forming together a dense roundish mass. The word is sometimes applied to other collections, as little bundles of leaves, hairs and the like.

TUFT, v.t. To separate into tufts.

1. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.

TUFT, n. [W. twf; Fr. touffe, toupet; Sw. tofs; Sp. tupe, a tuft; tupir, to press together; tupa, satiety.]

  1. A collection of small things in a knot or bunch; as, a tuft of flowers; a tuft of feathers; a tuft of grass or hair. A tuft of feathers forms the crest of a bird. Dryden. Addison.
  2. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of trees; a tuft of olives. Shak.
  3. In botany, a head of flowers, each elevated on a partial stalk, and all forming together a dense roundish mass. The word is sometimes applied to other collections, as little bundles of leaves, hairs and the like. Cyc.

TUFT, v.t.

  1. To separate into tufts.
  2. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft. Thomson.

Tuft
  1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.
  2. To separate into tufts.
  3. To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.
  4. A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.

    Under a tuft of shade. Milton.

    Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade. Keble.

  5. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.

    Thomson.
  6. A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them.

    [Cant, Eng.]

    Several young tufts, and others of the faster men. T. Hughes.

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Tuft

TUFT, noun

1. A collection of small things in a knot or bunch; as a tuft of flowers; a tuft of feathers; a tuft of grass or hair. A tuft of feathers forms the crest of a bird..

2. A cluster, a clump; as a tuft of trees; a tuft of olives.

3. In botany, a head of flowers, each elevated on a partial stalk, and all forming together a dense roundish mass. The word is sometimes applied to other collections, as little bundles of leaves, hairs and the like.

TUFT, verb transitive To separate into tufts.

1. To adorn with tufts or with a tuft

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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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