1. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
Synonyms: pill tablet lozenge
Related terms: dose capsule sleeping_pill dragee vitamin_pill bolus
2. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: strip
3. [ noun ] (computer science) the key on an electric typewriter that causes a tabulation
Synonyms: tab_key
Related terms: key
4. [ noun ] (writing,news) sensationalist journalism
Synonyms: tabloid yellow_journalism
Related terms: journalism
5. [ noun ] (writing,business) the bill in a restaurant
Synonyms: check chit

"he asked the waiter for the check"

Related terms: bill
Similar spelling:   Taub