tabs Definition

  • 1a small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold, fasten, or manipulate it
  • 2a facility in a word-processing program, etc. for holding several documents open simultaneously on a screen

Using tabs: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tabs" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I use tabs to organize my notebook.

  • Example

    She had multiple tabs open on her browser.

  • Example

    The file folder has tabs for each section.

tabs Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for tabs

Phrases with tabs

  • to monitor or keep track of someone or something


    I need to keep tabs on my expenses this month.

  • to pay for something, especially a meal or drinks


    Don't worry about paying for dinner, I'll pick up the tab.

  • a running list of websites or web pages that are currently open in a web browser


    I have too many open tabs on my browser and need to close some.


Summary: tabs in Brief

The term 'tabs' [tรฆbz] refers to small flaps or strips of material used to hold, fasten, or manipulate something, such as file folders or notebooks. It also refers to a feature in computer programs that allows users to view multiple documents or web pages simultaneously, as in 'She had multiple tabs open on her browser.' Phrases like 'keep tabs on' and 'pick up the tab' extend the meaning to monitoring and paying for things, respectively.