Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: tab  tab
  1. A short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
    "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab with a button hole"; "the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"
  2. [N. Amer, informal] The bill in a restaurant
    "he asked the waiter for the tab";
    - check [N. Amer], chit, bill [Brit]
  3. The key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation
    - tab key
  4. A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    - pill, lozenge, tablet
  5. (computing) a separate document page in a web browser, spreadsheet etc., usually switched between using a row of rectangular widgets with the names of each page
  6. [N. Amer] A metal ring that is pulled to open a can
    - ring pull [Brit], pull tab [N. Amer]
Verb: tab (tabbed,tabbing)  tab
  1. (computing) use the tab key on a computer to navigate the screen or page (e.g. to change the selected item on screen)
  2. Mark with a tab

Derived forms: tabs, tabbed, tabbing

Type of: account, bill, dosage, dose, invoice, key, slip, strip

Part of: typewriter keyboard

Encyclopedia: Tab, IN