tang

1
[ tang ]
/ tæŋ /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a tang.

Nearby words

  1. tane,
  2. tanen taunggyi,
  3. taney,
  4. taney, roger brooke,
  5. taneyev,
  6. tanga,
  7. tanganyika,
  8. tanganyika and zanzibar,
  9. tanganyika, lake,
  10. tanganyikan

Origin of tang

1
1300–50; Middle English tange tongue of a snake, projection on a tool, perhaps < Old Norse tangi projection, headland

tang

2
[ tang ]
/ tæŋ /

noun

a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.

verb (used with or without object)

to ring or twang; clang.

Origin of tang

2
1550–60; imitative; see ting1

T'ang

or Tang

[ tahng ]
/ tɑŋ /

noun

a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
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British Dictionary definitions for tang

tang

/ (tæŋ) /

noun

a strong taste or flavourthe tang of the sea
a pungent or characteristic smellthe tang of peat fires
a trace, touch, or hint of somethinga tang of cloves in the apple pie
the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock

Word Origin for tang

C14: from Old Norse tangi point; related to Danish tange point, spit

Tang

/ (tæŋ) /

noun

the imperial dynasty of China from 618–907 ad
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Word Origin and History for tang

tang

n.

mid-14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade" (1680s), from Old Norse tangi "spit of land, pointed metal tool," perhaps related to tunga "tongue" (see tongue). Figurative sense of "a sharp taste" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "suggestion, trace" is from 1590s. The fish (1734) so called for their spines.

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