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  Dictionary Definition of tar

tar [1]
noun, verb, tarred, tarring.

-- noun
1. any of various dark-coloured viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, such as coal, wood, etc.
2. coal-tar pitch.
-- adjective
3. made of or covered with tar.
-- verb (t)
4. to smear or cover with, or as with, tar.
-- phrase
5. tar and feather, to punish or have revenge on (someone) by covering with tar and feathers.
6. tarred with the same brush, having similar faults.
[ME terre, OE terw- (stem teru ), c. D teer, G Teer; akin to TREE ]