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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Tab \Tab\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     1. The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a
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     2. A tag. See {Tag}, 2.

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     3. A loop for pulling or lifting something.
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     4. A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner
        front edge of ladies' bonnets.
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     5. A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a
        series of pendent squares forming an edge or border.
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     6. a small projecting piece of a file folder, file card, or
        similar sheet used in a filing system, on which a notation
        is written to permit convenient search for the folder,
        card, etc.
     7. a bill or check for some purchase, as in a restaurant; as,
        the salesman will pick up the tab.
     8. a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard which advances
        the carriage or curser to the next (preset) tab position;
        -- used especially to type or print text or numbers in

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the
            check" [syn: {check}, {chit}]
       2: sensationalist journalism [syn: {yellow journalism}, {tabloid}]
       3: the key on an electric typewriter that causes a tabulation
          [syn: {tab key}]
       4: a short strip of material attached to or projecting from
          something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or
          handling it; "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a
          red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab
          with a button hole"
       5: a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn: {pill},
           {lozenge}, {tablet}]
       [also: {tabbing}, {tabbed}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "tab":
     a reckoning of, account, account of, act drop, afterpart,
     afterpiece, amount, appoint, asbestos, asbestos board, assign,
     backdrop, batten, bilge, bill, bill of account, bill of lading,
     blain, bleb, blister, blob, border, boss, bow, brand, bubble, bulb,
     bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, charge, check,
     check of, chine, cloth, clump, condyle, convex, cost, coulisse,
     count of, counterweight, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, damage,
     decor, designate, dowel, drop, drop curtain, dun, eagle eye, ear,
     earmark, expenditure, expense, eye, figure, fire curtain, flag,
     flange, flap, flat, flipper, gall, gnarl, hallmark, handle,
     hanging, hill, hump, hunch, invoice, itemized bill, jog, joggle,
     knob, knot, knur, knurl, label, lappet, lip, loop, lump, manifest,
     mole, mountain, name, nevus, nominate, nub, nubbin, nubble, ordain,
     ordinate, papilloma, peg, price, price tag, queue, rag, rate,
     reckoning, rib, ridge, ring, scene, scenery, score, screen,
     scrutiny, seal, select, shoulder, side scene, spine, stage screw,
     stamp, statement, sticker, strap, stud, style, surveillance,
     tableau, tabs of, tag, tail, tailpiece, tally of, tariff, teaser,
     ticket, tormentor, track of, trail, trailer, train, transformation,
     transformation scene, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, wake,
     wale, wart, watch, welt, wing, wingcut, woodcut

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:


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