(noun, verb)


1. the bill in a restaurant

Similar word(s): check, chit

Definition categories: communication, account, bill, invoice

2. sensationalist journalism

Similar word(s): tabloid

Definition categories: communication, journalism

3. the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation

Definition categories: man–made, 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

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip

5. a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Similar word(s): lozenge, pill, tablet

Definition categories: man–made, dosage, dose

Sentences with tab as a noun:

- Put this round on my tab, will you, barman.


1. Mark with a tab.

2. (computing) To use the Tab key on a computer or typewriter to navigate the screen or page.

3. Short for tabulate.