- 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
Arkansas, for instance, tabbed Stan Heath to replace Nolan Richardson in 2002.Black College Football Coaches Don’t Get Second Chances|Evin Demirel|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tabbed over each, picked out a pair of Simpsons boxers, and hit return.Makers|Cory Doctorow
He was that, it is true, but he was something else besides; something which tabbed him a mortal set apart from his fellow mortals.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
Bonner had him tabbed as a weakling with the bat; even his own team mates did not expect him to hit.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
They've got them tabbed as 'conservatives' opposed to the extremes of the Red Tabio regime.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
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verb tabs, tabbing or tabbed
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Idioms and Phrases with tab
see keep tabs on.