From (etyl) tens (modern French temps), from (etyl) tempus.
(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.
(grammar) To apply a tense to.
- tensing a verb
From (etyl) tensus, past participle of .
Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
Pulled taut, without any slack.
- You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense .
To make or become tense.
* (l) (archaic)
Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; steven; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice'; a pleasant '''voice'''; a low ' voice .
- He with a manly voice saith his message. — (Geoffrey Chaucer)
- Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman. — Shakespeare, King Lear, V-iii
- Thy voice is music. — Shakespeare, Henry V, V-ii
- Join thy voice unto the angel choir. — (John Milton)
, date=April 10
, author=Alistair Magowan
, title=Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner had backed manager Houllier during the week and asked for the fans to get behind their team as they looked to steer themselves away from the relegation zone.
To that end, the home supporters were in good voice
to begin with, but it was Newcastle who started the game in the ascendancy, with Barton putting a diving header over the top from Jose Enrique's cross.}}
(phonetics) Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b'', ''v'', ''d'', etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; — distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in (f), (s), ''sh'', etc., and also ''whisper .
The tone or sound emitted by anything
- After the fire a still small voice . — 1 Kings 19:12
- Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? — Job 40:9
- The floods have lifted up their voice . — ''Psalms 93:3
The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice
Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion
- O Marcus, I am warm’d; my heart Leaps at the trumpet’s voice . — (Joseph Addison)
- I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice ; for I stand in doubt of you. — ''Galatians 4:20
- My voice is in my sword. — Shakespeare, Macbeth, V-vii
Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
- Let us call on God in the voice of his church. —
- Sicinius''. How now, my masters! have you chose this man? / ''1st Citizen''. He has our voices , sir. — Shakespeare, ''Coriolanus, II-iii
Command; precept; — now chiefly used in scriptural language.
- Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice / Of holy senates, and elect by voice . — (John Dryden)
One who speaks; a speaker.
- So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God. — Deuteronomy 8:20
(grammar) A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.
(music) In harmony, an independent vocal or instrumental part in a piece of composition.
- A potent voice of Parliament. — (Alfred Tennyson)
(Internet, IRC) A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.
- The theme of this piece constantly migrates between the three voice parts.
* (sound of human speech) (l), (l)
* (opinion) (l), (l), (l)
* active voice
* chest voice
* head voice
* middle voice
* passive voice
* tone of voice
* voiced stop
* voice glide
* voice of the toothless one
* voice recognition
* with one voice
To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
- Rather assume thy right in silence and . . . then voice it with claims and challenges. —
(phonology) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
(obsolete) To vote; to elect; to appoint — Shakespeare
(obsolete) To clamor; to cry out, to steven — South
(Internet) To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.
(television, film) To act as a voice actor to portray a character.
- It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet. —
, date=April 26
, author=Tasha Robinson
, title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced
by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek.}}