tissue

tis|sue
W3 [ˈtıʃu:, -sju: US -ʃu:] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: tissu 'fine cloth', from tistre 'to weave', from Latin texere; TEXT]
1.)
a piece of soft thin paper, used especially for blowing your nose on
a box of tissues
2.) [U] also tissue paper
light thin paper used for wrapping, packing etc
3.) [U]
the material forming animal or plant cells
lung/brain etc tissue
4.) a tissue of lies
BrE a story or account that is completely untrue

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Tissue — Tis sue, n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See {Text}.] 1. A woven fabric. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tissue — [tish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [, tis′yo͞o] n. [ME tissu, rich cloth < OFr < pp. of tistre, to weave < L texere, to weave: see TEXT] 1. cloth; esp., light, thin cloth, as gauze 2. an interwoven or intricate mass or series; mesh; network; web… …   English World dictionary

  • Tissue — may refer to: * Aerial tissue, an acrobatic art form and one of the circus arts * Tissue (biology), a group of biological cells that perform a similar function * Tissue paper, a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning… …   Wikipedia

  • Tissue — Papier (auch Tissuepapier) ist ein saugfähiges, feingekrepptes Hygienepapier aus Zellstoff. Es wird meist mehrlagig für Toilettenpapier, Küchenwischtücher, Papierservietten und Papiertaschentücher verwendet.[1] Herstellung Tissue Papier wird auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tissue — General term for fine muslins or gauze fabrics used for window curtains. It originally denoted very fine silk fabrics used for veils. This had silver and gold thread ornament. Finely woven figured fabric in several colours, the design being made… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • tissue — ► NOUN 1) any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products. 2) tissue paper. 3) a piece of absorbent paper used as a disposable handkerchief. 4) delicate gauzy fabric.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tissue — Tis sue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tissued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tissuing}.] To form tissue of; to interweave. [1913 Webster] Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tissue —   [ tisjuː; englisch] das, (s), auf der Papiermaschine trocken gekrepptes Papier aus Zellstoff oder Holzschliff von niedrigem Flächengewicht (12 16 g/m2); mehrlagig verbunden für Servietten, Toilettenpapier, Gesichtstücher u. a. verwendet. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tissue — (n.) mid 14c., band or belt of rich material, from O.Fr. tissu a ribbon, headband, belt of woven material (c.1200), noun use of tissu woven, interlaced, pp. of tistre to weave, from L. texere weave (see TEXTURE (Cf. texture)). The biological… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tissue — (del inglés; pronunciamos tisú ) sustantivo masculino 1. Pragmática: afectado. Pañuelo de papel: ¿Tienes un tissue para limpiarme las gafas? …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • tissue — tissue. См. ткань. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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