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tang Explained

tang at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[tæŋ]

tang at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade," from O.N. tangi "spit of land, pointed metal tool," perhaps related to tunga "tongue." Sense of "a sharp taste" is first recorded 1440; that of "suggestion, trace" is from 1593. The fish (1734) so called for their spines. ///

tang at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

-tang [Chinese]n [occurring in compounds] -tang (= party)

tang at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular] [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: tang 'sharp point' (14-20 centuries), from a Scandinavian language]// a taste or smell that is pleasantly strong or sharp// --The beer had a sharp, bitter tang.// tang of// --the salty tang of the sea// --the tang of fresh lemons// -- tangy adj // --tangy orange cake//

tang at Danish => English Of Explained:

ion,

tang at Danish => English Of Explained:

tongs

tang at German => English Of Explained:

seaweed

tang at German => English Of Explained:

seaweed

tang at German => English Of Explained:

seaweed

tang at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

tweezer

tång at Swedish => English Of Explained:

a pair of tongs, seaweed

tång at Swedish => english Of Explained:

a pair of tongs, pliers, saweed, tongs

tang at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "tang":
aftertaste, aroma, attribute, badge, beesting, bite, bitter, brand,
briskness, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, configuration,
cut, dab, dart, differentia, differential, distinctive feature,
earmark, edge, fang, feature, figure, flavor, ginger, gust, guts,
hallmark, hint, hotness, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impress,
impression, index, individualism, keynote, kick, lineaments,
liveliness, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, nip, nippiness,
odor, palate, particularity, peculiarity, pepperiness, pin,
piquancy, poignancy, projection, prong, property, punch, pungency,
quality, quirk, raciness, relish, salt, sapidity, sapor, savor,
savoriness, seal, shank, shape, sharpness, singularity, smack,
smattering, smell, snakebite, snap, snappiness, soupcon, sour,
specialty, spice, spiciness, spike, stamp, sting, stinger, stomach,
strip, suggestion, sweet, tab, taint, tanginess, taste, tine,
tinge, token, tongue, tooth, touch, trace, trait, trick, twang,
zest, zestfulness, zip

tang at Danish => English Of Explained:

tongs

Tang at German => English Of Explained:

Tang [taŋ]nsm
seaweed

tang at Dutch => English Of Explained:

tang [tɑŋ]
shrew, vixen, Xanthippe

tang at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Taste): taste, flavor, gust, savor, gout, relish, smack, aftertaste, tang, degustation.

tang at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[usually sing.] a strong sharp taste or smell:
the tang of lemons
tangy adjective:
a refreshing tangy lemon flavour * She breathed in the crisp, tangy air and realized that it was almost autumn.

Tang at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Tang \Tang\ (t[aum]ng), n. [Chin. T'ang.]
A dynasty in Chinese history, from a. d. 618 to 905,
distinguished by the founding of the Imperial Academy (the
Hanlin), by the invention of printing, and as marking a
golden age of literature.

Tang \Tang\, v. i.
To make a ringing sound; to ring.

Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. --Shak.

Tang \Tang\, n. [Probably fr. OD. tanger sharp, tart, literally,
pinching; akin to E. tongs. [root]59. See {Tong}.]
1. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of
something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or
cider has a tang of the cask.

2. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. {Tang} a
twang.

Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
--Fuller.

A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party
politics. --Jeffrey.

3. [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. tangi a projecting
point; akin to E. tongs. See {Tongs}.] A projecting part
of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle,
or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in
form or position. Specifically:
(a) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small
instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
(b) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel,
by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
(c) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is
fastened.
(d) The tongue of a buckle. [Prov. Eng.]

Tang \Tang\, n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Twang}. This word has
become confused with tang tatse, flavor.]
A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.

Tang \Tang\ (t[a^]ng), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. tang
seaweed, Sw. t[*a]ng, Icel. [thorn]ang. Cf. {Tangle}.] (Bot.)
A coarse blackish seaweed ({Fuscus nodosus}). --Dr. Prior.

{Tang sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit. [Prov. Eng.]

Tang \Tang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tanged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Tanging}.]
To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.

Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. --Shak.

{To tang bees}, to cause a swarm of bees to settle, by
beating metal to make a din.

tang at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

tang
n 1: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
the mouth [syn: {relish}, {flavor}, {flavour}, {sapidity},
{savor}, {savour}, {smack}]
2: a tart spiciness [syn: {nip}, {piquance}, {piquancy}, {tanginess},
{zest}]
3: the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907 [syn: {Tang
dynasty}]
4: common black rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
[syn: {bladderwrack}, {black rockweed}, {bladder fucus}, {Fucus
vesiculosus}]
5: brown algae seaweed with serrated edges [syn: {serrated
wrack}, {Fucus serratus}]
6: any of various coarse seaweeds [syn: {sea tang}]
7: any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria [syn:
{sea tangle}]

tang at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Tang|tāng|táng|tǎng|tàng|tăng|tång

English

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /tæŋ/|lang=en
  • Inter: rhymes » æŋ

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » tang||lang=enm|serpent's tongue", "extension of blade, from Inter: etyl » non|en Inter: term » tangi||lang=non|pointed metal tool, perhaps related to Inter: term » tunga||lang=non|tongue. But see also Old Dutch Inter: term » tanger||lang=odt|sharp", "tart", "pinching

  • Inter: etystub » Does this need another split between taste and metal bit? Also eye-dialect for tongue???

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: obsolet » e tongue
    1. 1667, Category: wikipedia - :John Lacy (playwright)|John Lacy, Sauny the Scot: Or, the Taming of the Shrew, Act V,
    2. : Sauny Hear ye, sir; could not ye mistake, and pull her tang out instead of her teeth?
    3. A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
    4. 1904, Category: w - :O._Henry|O. Henry, Category: s - :The_Missing_Chord|"The Missing Chord"
    5. : The miraculous air, heady with ozone and made memorably sweet by leagues of wild flowerets, gave tang and savour to the breath.
    6. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask
    7. Inter: figurativel » y A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
    8. 1913, Category: w - :Paul_Laurence_Dunbar|Paul Laurence Dunbar, Category: s - :At_Sunset_Time|"At Sunset Time"
    9. : What, was it I who bared my heart / Through unrelenting years, / And knew the sting of misery's dart, / The tang of sorrow's tears?
    10. A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position
    11. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
    12. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
    13. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
    14. The tongue of a buckle
    15. A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
      Synonyms
      * bite

  • piquancy
  • spiciness
    Antonyms
    * blandness
  • dullness
    Derived terms
    Inter: rel-top » terms derived from tang (noun)
  • tangy
  • clown tang
  • purple tang
  • Red Sea sailfin tang

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • sohal tang
    • spotted unicorn tang
    • yellow tang


    Inter: rel-botto » m
    See also
    * Inter: pedialite » Tang (fish)
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » part of blade insterted into handle
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|codolo|m
  • Korean: 슴베 (seumbe)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|хвостовик|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Spanish: sabor fuerte; acidez {{f}}, sabor ácido; olor penetrante


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    imitative

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: dated » beekeeping To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.Eva Crane, The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, Taylor & Francis (1999), ISBN 0415924677, page 239.Hilda M. Ransome, The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore, Courier Dover Publications (2004), ISBN 048643494X, page 225.
    1. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
    2. : Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. — Shakespeare.

      Etymology 3

      Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish Inter: term » tang||lang=da|seaweed, Swedish Inter: term » tång|lang=sv, Icelandic Inter: term » þang|lang=is

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: rar » e A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)

    Etymology 4

    From Inter: term » poontang|lang=en by shortening

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: vulgar » _|slang The vagina; intercourse with a woman
    1. 2002, Lynn Breedlove, Godspeed, St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 0-312-31363-2, page 9,
    2. : The guys like to look at her tang, because that's how they are Inter: .. » .

      References

      Anagrams

      * gnat, Gnat


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    Danish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=da

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » non|da Inter: term » tǫng|lang=non.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /tanɡ/|tˢɑŋˀ|lang=da

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|tænger
  • tongs
    1. forceps
      Inflection
      Inter: da-noun-infl » en|tænger|tængerne

      Etymology 2

      From Inter: etyl » non|da Inter: term » þang|lang=non.

      Pronunciation

      * Inter: IPA » /tanɡ/|tˢɑŋˀ|lang=da

      Noun

      Inter: da-noun » en|-


  • seaweed

  • Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » dum|nl Inter: term » tanghe|lang=dum, from Inter: etyl » odt|nl Inter: term » tanga|lang=odt, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|nl Inter: recons » tangō|lang=gem-pro.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: rhymes » ɑŋ|lang=nl

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » f|tangen|tangetje
  • pliers
    1. tongs
    2. Inter: context » especially the diminutive|lang=nl pincers, tweezers
    3. Inter: context » metaphorical|lang=nl shrew, bitch

      Derived terms

      * krultang

  • nijptang

  • Estonian

    Noun

    Inter: et-nou » n
  • groat

    Declension

    Inter: rfinfl » et|noun

  • Kriol

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » en|rop Inter: term » lang=en|tongue

    Noun

    Inter: head » rop|noun
  • tongue

  • Kurdish

    Noun

    Inter: ku-nou » n
  • side

  • Kusunda

    Noun

    Inter: head » kgg|noun
  • water

  • Mandarin

    Romanization

    tang
  • Inter: nonstandard spelling of » lang=cmn|sc=Latn|tāng
    1. Inter: nonstandard spelling of » lang=cmn|sc=Latn|táng
    2. Inter: nonstandard spelling of » lang=cmn|sc=Latn|tǎng
    3. Inter: nonstandard spelling of » lang=cmn|sc=Latn|tàng

      Usage notes

      English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


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    Tok Pisin

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|tpi Inter: term » tongue|lang=en.

    Noun

    Inter: head » tpi|noun
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=tpi tongue

  • Torres Strait Creole

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|tcs Inter: term » tongue|lang=en.

    Noun

    Inter: head » tcs|noun
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=tcs tongue

  • Translation: et » tang
    Translation: el » tang
    Translation: fa » tang
    Translation: fr » tang
    Translation: ko » tang
    Translation: io » tang
    Translation: id » tang
    Translation: kn » tang
    Translation: lt » tang
    Translation: li » tang
    Translation: mg » tang
    Translation: ml » tang
    Translation: nl » tang
    Translation: no » tang
    Translation: pl » tang
    Translation: pt » tang
    Translation: ru » tang
    Translation: sm » tang
    Translation: fi » tang
    Translation: ta » tang
    Translation: te » tang
    Translation: tr » tang
    Translation: vi » tang
    Translation: zh » tang

    Tang at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tang

    English

    Inter: wikipedi » a

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Tang dynasty

    See also

    * Inter: pedia » Tang Dynasty

    Anagrams

    * Gnat, gnat

  • German

    Noun

    Tang m
  • sea-weed

  • Category: Category:German nouns -
    Translation: de » Tang
    Translation: et » Tang
    Translation: es » Tang
    Translation: io » Tang
    Translation: id » Tang
    Translation: it » Tang
    Translation: ru » Tang
    Translation: tr » Tang
    Translation: zh » Tang

    tàng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tāng|táng|tǎng

    Mandarin

    Romanization

    Inter: cmn-alt-pinyin » tàng|tang4
  • Inter: pinyin reading of » 摥
    1. Inter: pinyin reading of » 汤|湯 hot water; soup, gravy, broth
    2. Inter: pinyin reading of » 烫|燙 scald, heat; wash; iron clothes
    3. Inter: pinyin reading of » 蕣 hibiscus
    4. Inter: pinyin reading of » 趟 time, occasion; take journey
    5. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鐋|铴 gong


    Translation: fr » tàng
    Translation: mg » tàng
    Translation: vi » tàng
    Translation: wo » tàng
    Translation: zh » tàng

  • táng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tāng|tǎng|tàng

    Mandarin

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Zh-táng.ogg|audio

    Romanization

    Inter: cmn-alt-pinyin » táng|tang2
  • Inter: pinyin reading of » 傏 to ward off; to parry; to keep out, as wind, rain, or cold
    1. Inter: pinyin reading of » 唐 Tang dynasty; Chinese
    2. Inter: pinyin reading of » 啺
    3. Inter: pinyin reading of » 堂 hall; government office
    4. Inter: pinyin reading of » 塘 pond; tank; dike, embankment
    5. Inter: pinyin reading of » 搪 ward off, evade; parry; block
    6. Inter: pinyin reading of » 摚
    7. Inter: pinyin reading of » 棠 crabapple tree; wild plum, wild plums
    8. Inter: pinyin reading of » 㭻 crabapple, wild plum
    9. Inter: pinyin reading of » 榶
    10. Inter: pinyin reading of » 樘
    11. Inter: pinyin reading of » 橖
    12. Inter: pinyin reading of » 溏 pool; not hardened, semi-soft
    13. Inter: pinyin reading of » 漟
    14. Inter: pinyin reading of » 煻 to warm; to toast
    15. Inter: pinyin reading of » 瑭 a kind of jade
    16. Inter: pinyin reading of » 磄
    17. Inter: pinyin reading of » 禟
    18. Inter: pinyin reading of » 篖
    19. Inter: pinyin reading of » 糃
    20. Inter: pinyin reading of » 糖 sugar; candy; sweets
    21. Inter: pinyin reading of » 糛
    22. Inter: pinyin reading of » 膅
    23. Inter: pinyin reading of » 膛 chest; hollow space, cavity
    24. Inter: pinyin reading of » 蓎
    25. Inter: pinyin reading of » 薚
    26. Inter: pinyin reading of » 螗 a kind of cicada
    27. Inter: pinyin reading of » 螳 mantis
    28. Inter: pinyin reading of » 赯
    29. Inter: pinyin reading of » 踼 to fall flat; to fall on the face
    30. Inter: pinyin reading of » 逿
    31. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鄌
    32. Inter: pinyin reading of » 醣 carbohydrates
    33. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鎕
    34. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鏛 to polish; iron rim on a wagon wheel
    35. Inter: pinyin reading of » 闛
    36. Inter: pinyin reading of » 隚
    37. Inter: pinyin reading of » 餳 sugar, syrup; malt sugar; sticky
    38. Inter: pinyin reading of » 餹 sugar; sugared; candy; crystallized sweetmeats
    39. Inter: pinyin reading of » 饄
    40. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鶶
    41. Inter: pinyin reading of » 㑽 (same as 傏) to ward off; to parry; to keep out, as wind, rain, or cold


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    Translation: th » táng
    Translation: vi » táng
    Translation: zh » táng

  • tāng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » táng|tǎng|tàng

    Mandarin

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Zh-tāng.ogg|audio

    Romanization

    Inter: cmn-alt-pinyin » tāng|tang1
  • Inter: pinyin reading of » 劏 to butcher
    1. Inter: pinyin reading of » 嘡
    2. Inter: pinyin reading of » 坣
    3. Inter: pinyin reading of » 汤|湯 hot water; soup, gravy, broth
    4. Inter: pinyin reading of » 羰
    5. Inter: pinyin reading of » 膙 callous skin on the feet
    6. Inter: pinyin reading of » 蕣 hibiscus
    7. Inter: pinyin reading of » 蝪
    8. Inter: pinyin reading of » 趚
    9. Inter: pinyin reading of » 蹚 tread through mud and water
    10. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鏜 boring tool
    11. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鐄 bell
    12. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鐶 metal ring; measure of currency
    13. Inter: pinyin reading of » 镗 boring tool
    14. Inter: pinyin reading of » 閭 village of twenty-five families
    15. Inter: pinyin reading of » 闛
    16. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鼞
    17. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鞺


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  • tǎng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tāng|táng|tàng

    Mandarin

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Zh-tǎng.ogg|audio

    Romanization

    Inter: cmn-alt-pinyin » tǎng|tang3
  • Inter: pinyin reading of » 伖
    1. Inter: pinyin reading of » 倘 if, supposing, in event of
    2. Inter: pinyin reading of » 偒
    3. Inter: pinyin reading of » 傥 if
    4. Inter: pinyin reading of » 儻 if
    5. Inter: pinyin reading of » 帑 a treasury; public funds
    6. Inter: pinyin reading of » 惝
    7. Inter: pinyin reading of » 戃
    8. Inter: pinyin reading of » 挠 scratch; disturb, bother; submit
    9. Inter: pinyin reading of » 擋 obstruct, impede; stop; resist
    10. Inter: pinyin reading of » 攨
    11. Inter: pinyin reading of » 曭
    12. Inter: pinyin reading of » 淌 trickle; flow down; drip
    13. Inter: pinyin reading of » 爣
    14. Inter: pinyin reading of » 矘
    15. Inter: pinyin reading of » 耥 farm tool
    16. Inter: pinyin reading of » 躺 lie down, recline
    17. Inter: pinyin reading of » 鎲
    18. Inter: pinyin reading of » 钂
    19. Inter: pinyin reading of » 镋
    20. Inter: pinyin reading of » 㒉 (same as 惝) alarmed; agitated


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  • tặng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Vietnamese==

    Etymology

    Inter: vi-etym-sino » 贈

    Verb

    tặng
  • present, give

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese verbs -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » tặng
    Translation: mg » tặng
    Translation: vi » tặng
    Translation: zh » tặng

    tảng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Vietnamese==

    Noun

    tảng
  • slab, block

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese nouns -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » tảng
    Translation: ko » tảng
    Translation: mg » tảng
    Translation: vi » tảng
    Translation: zh » tảng

    tạng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Vietnamese==

    Etymology

    Inter: vi-etym-sino » 臟

    Noun

    tạng
  • innards, viscera

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese nouns -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » tạng
    Translation: ko » tạng
    Translation: vi » tạng
    Translation: zh » tạng

    tăng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tang|Tang|tāng|táng|tǎng|tàng|tång

    Vietnamese

    Verb

    tăng
  • to increase

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese verbs -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » tăng
    Translation: ko » tăng
    Translation: mg » tăng
    Translation: ja » tăng
    Translation: vi » tăng
    Translation: zh » tăng

    tâng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Vietnamese==

    Verb

    tâng
  • to raise (moral value)

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese verbs -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Category: zh-min-nan:tâng -
    Translation: vi » tâng
    Translation: zh » tâng

    tång at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Tang|tāng|táng|tǎng|tàng|tang

    Swedish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=sv

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » non|sv Inter: term » tǫng|lang=non.

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • pliers
    1. Inter: uncountable » lang=sv seaweed

      Declension

      Inter: sv-noun-irreg-c » 3=tänger


    Translation: it » tång
    Translation: sv » tång