- a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check: That dinner went way over my budget, so I was relieved when she offered to pick up the tab.
- a list of accruing costs, as drinks ordered in a bar: Go ahead and order another round of beers—we’ve got a running tab.
- (in a web browser window or in a spreadsheet or other application) a page displayed by clicking on or selecting a user interface element that resembles a paper tab:The third tab in the spreadsheet list expenses.
- the display of this user interface element:I have too many tabs open in my browser right now.
- a small, often narrow, drop curtain, for masking part of the stage.
- tableau curtain.
verb (used with object), tabbed, tab·bing.
verb (used without object), tabbed, tab·bing.
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Example sentences from the Web for tab
The reach reduction will only affect political content appearing in people’s news feeds, though, not other areas within Facebook such as Facebook Watch or its news tab.Media Briefing: Facebook pivots away from politics –publishers say ‘we’re just along for the ride’|Tim Peterson|February 11, 2021|Digiday
If you do not automatically apply Ad Suggestions, you will still get them in your Recommendations tab.Google Ads Auto Applied Recommendations: Every setting, explained|Chris Boggs|February 4, 2021|Search Engine Land
Most cited networking and person-to-person connections at in-person shows, while others pointed out how easy it is to get distracted when an event is another open browser tab in Chrome.Marketers say COVID vaccines create hope for quick return of in-person events|Henry Powderly|February 1, 2021|Search Engine Land
To perform this, go to Page setting and check “Hide this page from search engine results” in the SEO tab.How to create an XML sitemap and submit it to Google|Jyoti Ray|January 27, 2021|Search Engine Watch
You can also select the reload button in DevTools under the Performance tab.
That victory for the tab became a bargaining chip in all future dealings with the superstar.
Runaway corporations benefited from those policies but want U.S. companies to pay their share of the tab.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King|Tim Mak|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They started the tab; as a country, we have simply, and certainly, continued it.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness|Kevin Bleyer|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Place your order and you are given a little tab of paper with the price marked on it.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken|Jane & Michael Stern|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Critics run that tab as high as $4 billion, calculating the lost tax revenues over 40 years.
He had his key ready in his hand, terra cotta-hued tab swinging loose.
Short hard radiation emitted from the tab neutralized the claws, put them out of commission.
Radiation tabs protected the UN troops, but if a man lost his tab he was fair game for the claws, no matter what his uniform.
In two little hours we came to Antab (An-tab), having crossed the Sejour at a bridge about three quarters of an hour before.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
It was a sedan with a neat little drive-yourself tab on the right-hand door.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
British Dictionary definitions for tab (1 of 4)
verb tabs, tabbing or tabbed
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Idioms and Phrases with tab
see keep tabs on.