• WordNet 3.6
    • n tweed (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    • n tweed thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tweed A soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tweed A twilled fabric, principally for men's wear, having an unfinished surface, and two colors generally combined in the same yarn. The best quality is made wholly of wool, but in inferior kinds cotton, etc., are introduced. The manufacture is largely carried on in the south of Scotland. The word is sometimes used in the plural.
    • tweed Pertaining to or made of tweed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tweed twēd a kind of woollen twilled cloth of various patterns, much used for men's suits
    • adj Tweed made of tweed
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  • Peter De Vries
    “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably a corruption of twills,. See Twill


In literature:

The quiet man in the brown tweed suit had spoken; now he looked as though he were very much regretting it.
"The Edge of the Knife" by Henry Beam Piper
She laid trembling hands upon a grey tweed coat.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Otherwise she was clothed in tweeds; and at moments she beat upon her mule with a thick umbrella.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
Greene, Tweed & Co., 18 Park Place, N. Y.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
It was a bitter thought, for in a tweed suit he could not really feel a conquering hero after eight o'clock at night.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
A portion of the Scottish army laid siege to the castle of Wark, on the Tweed.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
Yes, it was a man in tweed-coat, trousers, and cap; and stay!
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
It was hard to be called upon to face a professional interview dressed thus, and having a big tweed cap pulled down over my eyes.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
The Blarney mills make a great "turn over" of tweed, and employ five hundred and fifty men, women, and girls.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Monk, he saw, had passed the Tweed at Coldstream, and was advancing upon him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume

In poetry:

They lighted on the banks of Tweed,
And blew their coals sae het,
And fired the Merse and Teviotdale,
All in an evening late.
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
That lady sat in mournful mood;
Look'd over hill and vale;
Over Tweed's fair flod, and Mertoun's wood,
And all down Teviotdale.
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
I heard the Tweed, but in its voice
That came to me another rang;
I lent myself to dreams by choice—
I knew the mighty minstrel sang.
"When First I Saw The Tweed" by Alexander Anderson
He sleeps beside the Tweed to-day,
Whose music mingles with his dream;
And this is why my footsteps stray,
And why I linger by the stream.
"When First I Saw The Tweed" by Alexander Anderson
"Where fair Tweed flows round holy Melrose,
And Eildon slopes to the plain,
Full three nights ago, by some secret foe,
That gay gallant was slain.
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
Ay, take your travellers, travellers indeed!
Give me my bonny Scot, that travels from the Tweed.
Where are the chiels? Ah! Ah, I well discern
The smiling looks of each bewitching bairn.
"Epilogue Intended To Have Been Spoken For 'She Stoops To Conquer'" by Oliver Goldsmith

In news:

How has Portland survived this long with so many steampunks, so many cyclists, and no tweed-themed bicycle ride.
Flickrer Boss Tweed sent in this perfectly captioned photo from yesterday: "Former Mayor Ed Koch not happy at the gay pride parade 2007".
This refined scent is just perfect for day (particularly when worn with a ladylike tweed blazer).
Cary Police responded to a call of a dead bat inside a home on Tweed Circle.
This hearty combination of rum, brandy, Scotch and bitters is named for William Tweed, an infamous 19th-century New York City politician known for blatant corruption and an enormous appetite for power.
Watch Video of New York's First Annual Tweed Run.
Everything You Need to Know About Tweed .
Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actress and model.
Tweed has been around since the 1900s and it coincided with the new self-sufficiency of women while the men were away at war.
Musicians in Big Tweed .
Upcoming Shows for Big Tweed .
Live performance on the WGN-TV Midday News Music Lounge from Tweed Funk.
The House that Tweed Built Volume 55 Number 4, July/August 2002.
Tweed Ride Gallery 400 Block I Street, NW.

In science:

Halos and sub-halos are identified and followed using the Most massive Sub-node Method (MSM) algorithm described in Tweed et al. (2009), which isolates bound substructures.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
To compute the stellar mass content, we use the same MSM algorithm (Tweed et al. 2009) as for the dark matter but with different parameters, since stars are more clustered than DM particles.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
Book Title: Basisboek wiskunde, Tweede editie/2nd edition.
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
Ten tweede laten ze een eenvoudige fysische interpretatie toe.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
De eerste vuurtoren produceert dan iedere keer een enkele flits, de tweede maakt steeds twee flitsen vlak na elkaar.
Radio Pulsars