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General dictionaries General (35 matching dictionaries)
  1. tense: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. tense, tense: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. tense, tense: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. tense: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. tense: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. tense, tense, tense: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Tense, tense: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. tense: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. tense: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. tense: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. tense: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. tense: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. tense: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. tense (adj.), tense (n.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. tense: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. tense: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Tense (album), Tense (artwork), Tense (grammar), Tense: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. tense: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  19. Tense: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. tense: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. tense: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. tense: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. tense: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. tense: MyWord.info [home, info]
  25. tense: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  26. tense: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  27. tense: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  28. tense: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. tense: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. tense: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. tense: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  32. Tense (T): UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]
  33. tense: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tense: Glossary of English Grammar Terms [home, info]
  2. tense: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  3. tense: Literary Criticism [home, info]
  4. -tense: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]
  5. Tense: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. TENSE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  2. Tense (disambiguation), Tense (phonetics), tense: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. tense: Financial dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. tense: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. Tense (disambiguation), tense: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. tense: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. tense: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tense: Idioms [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tense: Postmodern Bible Dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tense: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (tense)

noun:  a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
verb:  make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
verb:  become tense or tenser ("He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room")
verb:  increase the tension on ("Tense a rope")
verb:  stretch or force to the limit
adjective:  taut or rigid; stretched tight ("Tense piano strings")
adjective:  pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
adjective:  in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

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