tear-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: salty secretion of the lacrimal glands

Commentary: TEAR[+artifact][+secretion][+saline][+of_gland][+lacrimal]

The stinging wind put tears in their eyes.
His stirring performance on stage moved the audience to tears.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a rip or split in some object

Commentary: TEAR[+shape][+rip][+in_object]

The cat's claw put a tear in Mary's nylon stockings.
The eye surgeon repaired the peripheral tear to the patient's retina.
The premise of the story is that there is a tear in the fabric of spacetime.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the act of ripping or renting something

Commentary: TEAR[+event][+damaging][+ripping]

With a sudden tear, the sidewalk opened up as the ground shook.
He took the manuscript into his hands and gave it a mighty tear.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: excessive behavior, a binge

Commentary: TEAR[+event_set][+behavior][+excessive][+binge]

The sailors went on a real tear through the red light district of the town.
Without medication, the man goes on tears where he digs up the plants in his backyard.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a sequence of successful performances

Commentary: TEAR[+event_set][+performance][+successful]

The card player was on a tear, winning three out of every four hands played.
Our team has been on a tear at the end of the season and is now in first place.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2