Tense vs Overstrung - What's the difference?

tense | overstrung |


As adjectives the difference between tense and overstrung

is that tense is showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed while overstrung is excessively tense or nervous.

As a noun tense

is (grammar) any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.

As a verb tense

is (grammar|transitive) to apply a tense to or tense can be to make or become tense.

tense

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) tens (modern French temps), from (etyl) tempus.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (grammar) Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.
  • The basic tenses in English are present, past and future.
    Derived terms
    * tensal

    Verb

    (tens)
  • (grammar) To apply a tense to.
  • tensing a verb

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tensus, past participle of .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
  • You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense .
  • Pulled taut, without any slack.
  • Derived terms
    * hypertense

    Verb

    (tens)
  • To make or become tense.
  • Anagrams

    * * * ----

    overstrung

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Excessively tense or nervous
  • Strung too tightly