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Meaning of tissue by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈtɪsju/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈtɪʃu/


    tissue ( plural: tissues )

    1. Thin, woven, gauze-like fabric .
    2. A sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief .
    3. Absorbent paper as material .
    4. ( biology ) A group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job


Explanation of tissue by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

    2. tissue textiles
    1. part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

    2. a soft thin ( usually translucent ) paper

    Definition of tissue by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Tissue n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See Text.]
      1. A woven fabric.

      2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.

      A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire. Dryden.

      In their glittering tissues bear emblazed

      Holy memorials. Milton.

      3. ( Biol. ) One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, “epithelial tissue; connective tissue”.

      ☞ The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing in structure and function, which go to make up an organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.

      4. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, “a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood”.

      Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious emotion. A. J. Balfour.

      Tissue paper, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.

    2. Tissue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tissued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tissuing.] To form tissue of; to interweave.

      Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. Bacon.