Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tack

6 senses of tack

Sense 1
tack -- (the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails)
       => bearing, heading, aim -- (the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies)

Sense 2
tack -- (a short nail with a sharp point and a large head)
       => nail -- (a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener)

Sense 3
stable gear, saddlery, tack -- (gear for a horse)
       => gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance -- (equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.)

Sense 4
sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud -- ((nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind)
       => line -- (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line")

Sense 5
tack, tacking -- ((nautical) the act of changing tack)
       => change of course -- (a change in the direction that you are moving)

Sense 6
tack -- (sailing a zigzag course)
       => sailing -- (riding in a sailboat)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tack

6 senses of tack

Sense 1
tack -- (fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")
          Phrasal Verb-> tack on#1

Sense 2
tack, wear round -- (turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked")
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 3
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together -- (create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
baste, tack -- (sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem")
       => sew, run up, sew together, stitch -- (fasten by sewing; do needlework)

Sense 5
append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on -- (fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 6
interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop -- (reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action))
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

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