What is tear?

  • (noun): An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart.
    Synonyms: rip, rent, snag, split
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tear, tears:

Tear - Songs
... Tears", a song by The Stone Roses on their 1994 album Second Coming "Tears" (Ken Dodd song), a UK number 1 in 1965 "Tears" (Rush song), 1976 "Tears" (X Japan song), 1993 "Tears" (Fayray song), 2000 "Tear ...

More definitions of "tear":

  • (verb): Fill with tears or shed tears.
    Example: "Her eyes were tearing"
  • (noun): A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands.
    Synonyms: teardrop
  • (noun): The act of tearing.
    Example: "He took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
  • (noun): An occasion for excessive eating or drinking.
    Synonyms: bust, binge, bout
  • (verb): Separate or cause to separate abruptly.
    Example: "Tear the paper"
    Synonyms: rupture, snap, bust
  • (verb): To separate or be separated by force.
    Example: "Planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

Famous quotes containing the word tear:

    I could see the thing
    with its black head
    but there wasn’t a tear left
    and the scar of my wound
    was hard.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The brown waves of fog toss up to me
    Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
    And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
    An aimless smile that hovers in the air
    And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
    Long has it waved on high,
    And many an eye has danced to see
    That banner in the sky;
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)