Tar vs Residue - What's the difference?

tar | residue |


As a proper noun tar

is a village in hungary.

As a noun residue is

whatever remains after something else has been removed.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tar

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at tree.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  • Coal tar.
  • (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  • (slang, dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • black tar, a form of heroin
  • Derived terms
    * coal tar * mineral tar * tar board * Tar Heel * tar water * tarmacadam, tarmac * tarpaulin * wood tar

    Verb

  • To coat with tar.
  • To besmirch.
  • Although he was found innocent, the allegations had tarred his name.
    Derived terms
    * tar and feather * tar with the same brush

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of tape archive .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix.
  • (computing) A file produced by such a program.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Verb

  • (computing) To create a tar archive.
  • Antonyms
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    Anagrams

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    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (musical instruments) a Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus
  • residue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
  • (chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
  • (legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
  • (mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
  • Derived terms

    * nonresidue * quadratic residue * residual * residuary

    Anagrams

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