Tang meaning

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A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
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The tongue of a buckle.
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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.

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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.

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A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
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A distinctive quality.
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A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock.
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To furnish with a tang.
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To give a tang to.
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A loud ringing sound; a clang or twang.
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To resound with a tang or cause to resound with a tang.
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A Chinese dynasty (618–907) known for its territorial expansion, prosperity, and encouragement of the arts and literature.
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A projecting point or prong on a chisel, file, knife, etc., that fits into a handle, shaft, etc.
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A strong and penetrating taste or odor.
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A touch or trace (of some quality)
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A special or characteristic flavor, quality, etc.
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To provide (a knife, etc.) with a tang.
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A loud, ringing sound; twang.
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To sound with a loud ringing.
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(proper) 618-906 a.d.; Chin. dynasty under which literature & art flourished & printing was developed.
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A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.

Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.

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(figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge.
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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.
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The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
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The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
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The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
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A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
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A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
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(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.
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To make a ringing sound; to ring.

Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. "” Shakespeare.

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(rare) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
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(vulgar slang) The vagina; intercourse with a woman.
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The imperial dynasty of China which reigned from 618 to 907.
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The Turkic dynasty of China which lasted from 923 to 936.
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A kingdom in China which existed between 937 and 975.
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Any of a number of places in China.
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Any of a number of places, including a village in Iran and a village in Afghanistan.
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Origin of tang

  • Middle English tange of Scandinavian origin Old Norse tangi point, sting

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Mandarin T´ng from Middle Chinese tfiaŋ to boast, great, Tang dynasty

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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")

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang (“seaweed"), Swedish tÃ¥ng, Icelandic þang

    From Wiktionary

  • From Persian تنگ (tang, “narrow, tight").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Mandarin (Táng).

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  • From poontang by shortening

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  • imitative

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