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Tang definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TANG, n. [Gr. rancor; rancid.]
1. A strong taste; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
2. Relish; taste. [Not elegant.]
3. Something that leaves a sting or pain behind.
She had a tongue with a tang.
4. Sound; tone. [Not in use.]
TANG, v.i. To ring with. [Not in use.]
[This may be allied to ding, dong.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

or T'ang noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) Táng Date: 1669 a Chinese dynasty dated A.D. 618-907 and marked by wide contacts with other cultures and by the development of printing and the flourishing of poetry and art

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi point of land, tang Date: 15th century 1. a projecting shank, prong, fang, or tongue (as on a knife, file, or sword) to connect with the handle 2. a. a sharp distinctive often lingering flavor b. a pungent odor c. something having the effect of a tang (as in stimulation of the senses) <the tang of the autumn air> <add tang to your writing> 3. a. a faint suggestion ; trace <my comment held a tang of sarcasm> b. a distinguishing characteristic that sets apart or gives a special individuality 4. any of various surgeonfishes — compare blue tangtanged adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1566 1. to furnish with a tang 2. to affect with a tang III. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1556 clang, ring IV. noun Date: 1686 a sharp twanging sound

Merriam Webster's

noun see Tang

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a dynasty ruling China 618- c.906. 2 (attrib.) designating art and artefacts of this period. Etymology: Chin. táng

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 a strong taste or flavour or smell. 2 a characteristic quality. 3 the projection on the blade of a tool, esp. a knife, by which the blade is held firm in the handle. Etymology: ME f. ON tange point, tang of a knife 2. v. & n. --v.tr. & intr. ring, clang; sound loudly. --n. a tanging sound. Etymology: imit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tang Tang, v. i. To make a ringing sound; to ring. Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A tang is a strong, sharp smell or taste. She could smell the salty tang of the sea. N-SING

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Smack, taste, flavor, savor. 2. Sting. 3. Twang. 4. Tangle, sea-tang, oar-weed, sea-girdles, edible sea-weed (Laminaria digitata).

Moby Thesaurus

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


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