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meanings of tar


  1. A file produced by such a program.
  2. A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  3. Black tar, a form of heroin.
  4. A program for archiving files, common on Unix systems.
  5. A sailor, because of the traditional tarpaulin clothes.
  6. Coal tar.
  7. A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
  8. A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.
  9. A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.


  1. To create a tar archive.
  2. To besmirch.
  3. To coat with tar.


  1. Initialism of Tibet Autonomous Region, an administrative region of China.
  2. A village in Hungary.

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