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  1. a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A fermenting vat. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An indefinite large quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To put into tuns, or casks. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun-shell. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A large cask; a measure of wine formerly equal to 252 gallons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (orig.) A large cask: then a measure of capacity for liquids-2 pipes, 4 hogsheads, or 252 gallons. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A large cask; measure of four hogsheads. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A measure of weight, either 2,000 pounds (a short ton), or 2,240 pounds (a long ton). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To put into a tun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A large cask; fermenting-vat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A brew. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A varying measure of capacity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A large cask; a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, oil, &c.; a quantity of wine, consisting of 252 gallons; a ton weight of 2,240 lbs; a certain quantity of timber; a large quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To put into casks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A large cask; a measure consisting of 4 hhds. or two pipes; a drunkard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To put into large casks. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. A drunkard; so called humorously, or in contempt. dictgcide_fs
  26. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell. dictgcide_fs
  27. tun, n. a large cask: an obsolete liquid measure of capacity--in old ale and beer measure, 216 gallons; in old wine measure, 252 gallons.--v.t. to store in a tun.--ns. TUN'-BELL'Y, a big pot-belly; TUN'-DISH (Shak.), a wooden funnel; TUN'NAGE, a tax on imported wines; TUN'NING, the act of brewing, the amount brewed at one time. [A.S. tunne.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Large cask for wine, bear, &c., esp. formerly as measure of capacity (252 wine gallons); brewer\'s fermenting-vat; (v.t.) store (liquor) in t. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. [A.S.] A liquid measure of four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. A Tun of red Spanish wine is 210 gallons. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [A.S.] Formerly an inclosure with gates, within which a country house, with hall, chapel, bowers, i.e, ladies sleeping-chambers, outbuildings, etc., was guarded; whence Town (a. v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Irish & Gaelic, German] A large cask; –a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, consisting of two pipes or four hogsheads, or 252 gallons; –a large quantity–used proverbially. Cabinet Dictionary

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