[ tas ]
/ tæs /
noun Chiefly Scot.
a cup or small goblet, especially an ornamental one.
the contents of a cup or goblet; a small draught, as of liquor.
Origin of tass
1475–85; earlier tasse < Middle French < Arabic ṭass, ṭassah basin < Persian tasht; see tazza
Definition for tass (2 of 2)
[ tas, tahs ]
/ tæs, tɑs /
a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).
Origin of Tass
< Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
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Examples from the Web for tass
Taslet, tas′let, n. a tass or piece of armour for the thigh—prob.
All of our information comes from Tass, and you can imagine how inadequate that is.Combat|Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for tass (1 of 2)
/ (tæs) /
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
a cup, goblet, or glass
the contents of such a vessel
Word Origin for tass
C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast
British Dictionary definitions for tass (2 of 2)
/ (tæs) /
(formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
Word Origin for Tass
T (elegrafnoye) A (genstvo) S (ovetskovo) S (oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union
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