Home   Celebrating 25 years!   Reverse Dictionary / Thesaurus  Customize   Spruce   Help


Jump to: General, Art, Business, Computing, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Religion, Science, Slang, Sports, Tech, Phrases 

We found 42 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word tough:
Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "tough" is defined.

General dictionaries General (33 matching dictionaries)
  1. tough: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. tough: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. tough: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. tough: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. tough: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. tough, tough, tough, tough, tough: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Tough, tough: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. tough: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. tough: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. tough: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. tough: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. tough: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. tough: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. tough: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. tough: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. tough: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. tough: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. The Tough, Tough (John Mayall album), Tough (Kellie Pickler song), Tough (Kurtis Blow album), Tough (Lewis Capaldi song), Tough (Wishbone Ash album), Tough (film), Tough (manga), Tough: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Tough: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. tough: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. tough: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. tough: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. tough: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. Tough: E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
  25. tough: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  26. tough: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  27. tough: ESL Idiom Page [home, info]
  28. tough: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. tough: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. tough: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. tough: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Tough: Epicurus.com Wine Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tough: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tough: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. TOUGH: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. tough: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. tough: English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom [home, info]
  2. tough: The Folk File [home, info]
  3. tough: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Tough: Wine Taster's Glossary [home, info]

(Note: See toughs for more definitions.)

Quick definitions from Macmillan (
American English Definition British English Definition

Provided by

Quick definitions from WordNet (tough)

noun:  a cruel and brutal fellow
noun:  someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
noun:  an aggressive and violent young criminal
adjective:  tough to cut or chew
adjective:  physically toughened ("The tough bottoms of his feet")
adjective:  not given to gentleness or sentimentality ("A tough character")
adjective:  violent and lawless ("Tough street gangs")
adjective:  feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') ("He was feeling tough after a restless night")
adjective:  substantially made or constructed ("A tough all-weather fabric")
adjective:  very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution ("The competition was tough")
adjective:  unfortunate or hard to bear ("A tough break")

▸ Also see toughs
Word origin

Words similar to tough

Usage examples for tough

Popular adjectives describing tough

Popular nouns described by tough

Words that often appear near tough

Rhymes of tough

Invented words related to tough

Phrases that include tough:   a tough nut to crack, tough it out, a tough row to hoe, hangs tough, tough nut to crack, more...

Words similar to tough:   bad, bully, goon, hard, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, ruffianly, rugged, sturdy, thug, toughened, tougher, toughest, toughie, toughing, more...

Search for tough on Google or Wikipedia

Search completed in 0.025 seconds.

Home   Celebrating 25 years!   Reverse Dictionary / Thesaurus  Customize  Privacy   API   Spruce   Help