noun, plural til·ak, til·aks.

  1. a distinctive spot of colored powder or paste worn on the forehead by Hindu men and women as a religious symbol.

noun plural -ak or -aks

  1. a coloured spot or mark worn by Hindus, esp on the forehead, often indicating membership of a religious sect, caste, etc, or (in the case of a woman) marital status


  1. Bal Gangadhar (ˈbæl ˈɡæŋədɑː), also called Lokamanya. 1856–1920, Indian nationalist leader, educationalist, and scholar, who founded (1914) the Indian Home Rule League

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