Definition of Tardis in English:


Line breaks: Tar¦dis
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːdɪs


  • 1A time machine.
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    • The Proclaimers were once asked where they would most like a Tardis to drop them in history, and expressed a wish to be flies on the studio wall while Van Morrison and the Chieftains recorded their Irish Heartbeat album.
    • He said: "The Tardis can travel anywhere through space and time, so it could be going anywhere, including Swindon."
    • Aunty screens the original series, when he introduced us to the joys of time travel in the Tardis.
  • 2A building or container that is larger inside than it appears to be from outside.
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    • The mind is like a Tardis, far bigger on the inside that it appears on the outside.
    • Though the building looks very spacious from the outside, the staff have dubbed it the Tardis in reverse, as the interior is more compact than you would imagine.
    • The experimental house has been compared to a Tardis.


the name (said to be an acronym of time and relative dimensions in space) of a time machine which had the exterior of a police telephone box in the British TV science fiction series Doctor Who, first broadcast in 1963.

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