tantivy

tantivy
tantivy [tan tiv′ē]
adv.
[prob. echoic of sound of a horse galloping]
at full gallop; headlong
n.
pl. tantivies
a gallop; rapid movement

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  • Tantivy — Tan*tiv y, adv. [Said to be from the note of a hunting horn.] Swiftly; speedily; rapidly; a fox hunting term; as, to ride tantivy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tantivy — Tan*tiv y, n. A rapid, violent gallop; an impetuous rush. Cleverland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tantivy — Tan*tiv y, v. i. To go away in haste. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tantivy — /tænˈtɪvi/ (say tan tivee) adverb 1. at full gallop or speed: to ride tantivy. –adjective 2. swift; rapid. –noun (plural tantivies) 3. a gallop; a rush. 4. a hunting cry; a cry of tantivy . –interjection 5. (a hunting cry when the chase is at… …  

  • tantivy — /tan tiv ee/, adv., adj., n., pl. tantivies, interj. adv. 1. at full gallop: to ride tantivy. adj. 2. swift; rapid. n. 3. a gallop; rush interj. 4. (used as a hunting cry when the chase is at full speed.) [1635 45; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tantivy Towers — is a three act light opera, written by A. P. Herbert and with music composed by Thomas Frederick Dunhill.It premiered on 16th January 1931 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, and later transferred to the New Theatre.… …   Wikipedia

  • tantivy — I. adverb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1641 at a gallop II. noun (plural tivies) Date: circa 1658 1. a rapid gallop or ride 2. tantara …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tantivy — noun The sound of a hunting horn in imitation of a galloping horse …   Wiktionary

  • tantivy — tan·tiv·y || tæn tɪvɪ adj. fast speedy adv. speedily, quickly; at full gallop n. fast movement; fast ride on a horse; hunting cry that a hunter shouts while riding a horse at full gallop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tantivy — [tan tɪvi] archaic noun (plural tantivies) a rapid gallop or ride. exclamation used as a hunting cry. Origin C17: prob. imitative of the sound of galloping …   English new terms dictionary

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