Sinhala Dictionary definitions for tun

tun 🔊

tun : ලේගරය

tun : ලොකු පීප්පය

tun definition


  1. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
  2. A fermenting vat.
  3. A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
  4. A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.
  5. An indefinite large quantity.
  6. A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.
  7. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell.

Intransitive verb. To put into tuns, or casks.