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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tai \Tai\ (t[aum]"[-e]), a. Designating, or pertaining to, the chief linguistic stock of Indo-China, including the peoples of Siamese and Shan speech. It includes the Thai language.


Tai \Tai\, n. A member of one of the tribes of the Tai stock.

The Tais first appeared in history in Yunnan, and from thence they migrated into Upper Burma. The earliest swarms appear to have entered that tract about two thousand years ago, and were small in number.
--Census of India, 1901.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

group of people of related ethnicity and language in Southeast Asia, including the Thai, Lao, and Shan, from tai, literally "free."


TAI may refer to:

  • IATA airport code for Ta'izz International Airport
  • ICAO code for TACA International Airlines
  • Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux, a now defunct French airline
  • International Atomic Time (French: Temps atomique international)
  • Thai Airways International
  • The Academy Is..., a rock band
  • The Australia Institute, a leftwing think tank
  • Toshiba America, Inc.
  • Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc (TUSAŞ Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi A.Ş.)
  • 5-Trifluoromethyl-2-aminoindan, a psychoactive drug and serotonin releasing agent
  • Technical analysis indicator
Tai (comics)

Tai is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. A Cambodian, Tai was something of a mentor for the New Warriors in the first 25 issues of their first series.

Tai (caste)

The Tai are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat in India. There is also a large diaspora in the city of Karachi in Pakistan.

Tai (city)

Tai ( Chinese: or , Tái) was a former settlement in China during the Xia dynasty. It was located at the site of present-day Wugong in Shaanxi.

It was the ancestral home of the Ji clan, the future dynasty of Zhou. The Xia director of agriculture Buzhu removed his clan from there when he left his office and moved to live among the nomadic Rong and Di tribes.

In the late Han, Dong Zhuo was said to have been created Marquis of Tai ( t , s , Táixiāng Hóu).

Tai (elephant)

Tai (born November 4, 1968) is an Asian elephant best known for playing Bo Tat in the film Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), Vera in Larger than Life (1996) and Rosie in Water for Elephants (2011). Tai is owned by Have Trunk Will Travel, Inc., a privately funded organization that generates income through elephant rides, shows and events, as well as film and commercial appearances.

Usage examples of "tai".

Chiao Tai had taken part in the previous campaign of 661 as a capTain over hundred.

Chiao Tai, because my real family name is well and honorably known in a cerTain part of the empire.

Chiao Tai pulled his neckcloth over his nose and mouth so as not to soil the blade with his breath.

WHEN the four men were approaching the west gate, Chiao Tai remarked on the low walls and the modest twostoried gatehouse.

He took his seat behind the high bench, and motioned Ma Joong and Chiao Tai to stand behind his chair.

Ma Joong and Chiao Tai would supervise the constables and the guards and be responsible for the discipline, and for the guardhouse and the jail.

Back in his private office judge Dee told Ma Joong and Chiao Tai to inspect the guardhouse and the jail.

He shook his head sadly, then quickly emptied the wine cup which Chiao Tai pushed over to him.

When they had finished their bowls to the last drop, Chiao Tai rose and groped in his sleeve.

The one-armed man protested energetically, but Chiao Tai clapped his shoulder and they left.

Having given his robes to Chiao Tai, he stepped out of his boots and lowered himself into the water.

Then he joined Chiao Tai under the porch and rubbed himself dry with his neckcloth.

He crawled under the low roofmat, and Ma Joong and Chiao Tai squatted down by his side.

Ma Joong motioned a plump girl with a pleasant round face to his side, and Chiao Tai started a conversation with the fourth.

The girl opened one of the doors that lined it and motioned Chiao Tai to go inside.