- The definition of a tang is the blade of a knife that extends into the handle, a strong taste or odor or sound, or a Chinese dynasty from 618 to 906.
- An example of a tang is a blade on a chef's knife.
- An example of a tang is a sharp lemony taste.
- An example of Tang is a Chinese dynasty under which literature and art thrived.
- Tang is defined as to give a knife a sharp blade, or to make a loud noise.
- An example of tang is to give a knife a sharp blade.
- An example of tang is to ring a very loud bell.
Tang is the taste of a lemon.
- a projecting point or prong on a chisel, file, knife, etc., that fits into a handle, shaft, etc.
- a strong and penetrating taste or odor
- a touch or trace (of some quality)
- a special or characteristic flavor, quality, etc.
- ☆ surgeonfish
Origin of tangMiddle English tange ; from Old Norse tangi, a sting, point, dagger, nasalized form of base seen in tack
Origin of tangechoic
- A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
- A distinctive quality: “Underneath it all was the tang of genuine adventure” (Jan Clausen).
- A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
- A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
- See surgeonfish.
transitive verbtanged, tang·ing, tangs
- To furnish with a tang.
- To give a tang to.
Origin of tangMiddle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.
intr. & tr.v.tanged, tang·ing, tangs
Origin of tangImitative.
Origin of TangMandarin, T´ng, from Middle Chinese t&hhook;aŋ, to boast, great, Tang dynasty.
- A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
- A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
- (figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
- 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
- The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
- The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
- The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
- The tongue of a buckle
- A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
From Middle English tang (“serpent's tongue", "extension of blade”), from Old Norse tangi (“pointed metal tool”), perhaps related to tunga (“tongue”). But see also Old Dutch tanger (“sharp", "tart", "pinching”)
- A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
(third-person singular simple present tangs, present participle tanging, simple past and past participle tanged)
- (rare) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang (“seaweed”), Swedish tång, Icelandic þang
- (vulgar slang) The vagina; intercourse with a woman
From poontang by shortening
From Mandarin 唐 (Táng).
From Persian تنگ (tang, “narrow, tight”).