- any of several sparoid fishes of the Pacific Ocean, as Pagrus major (red tai), a food fish of Japan.
Origin of tai
1615–25; < Japanese ta(w)i, earlier tafi
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Tai.
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Examples from the Web for tai
Last April, Kishinets invited every Donetsk lover of a healthy lifestyle, as he put it, to do Tai Bo exercises in Lenin Square.A Coffin Convoy to Russia
May 29, 2014
[Laughs] Man of Tai Chi also, of course, deals with fighting.Keanu Reeves Dishes On Kung Fu, Amazon Drones, Directing ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ And More
December 6, 2013
Tai chi is primarily used for stress management, and to achieve mental clarity.Keanu Reeves on ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ ‘Bill & Ted’ & ‘Point Break’
September 13, 2013
These days, when I go to Beijing, no matter how short the stay, I try to visit the Din Tai Fung near the embassies.Fresh Picks
April 20, 2011
The dancer Tai Lihua, who choreographed the dance of “Buddha with 1,000 hands.”China's Absurd U.S. Outreach
January 19, 2011
And 'tain't as if hushin' her up was something we couldn't well afford.
You know what you hold, and if 'tain't a hand to lay down, it must be a hand to raise on.
Tain't in natur' she'll have the feelin' for me she would for her own,' I says; but I b'lieve she has, an' more too.Meadow Grass
If I'm off enjoyin' myself 'tain't fair as you should be up here a-workin'.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Yet the Emperor Tai Dsung then offered a prayer of thanks to heaven.The Chinese Fairy Book
- a variant spelling of Thai
- International Atomic Time
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