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Meaning of TANG

Pronunciation:  tang, tang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
  2. [n]  any of various coarse seaweeds
  3. [n]  brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
  4. [n]  common black rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
  5. [n]  a tart spiciness
  6. [n]  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  7. [n]  the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907

TANG is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: black rockweed, bladder fucus, bladderwrack, flavor, flavour, Fucus serratus, Fucus vesiculosus, nip, piquance, piquancy, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, sea tang, sea tangle, serrated wrack, smack, Tang dynasty, tanginess, zest
 See Also: brown algae, dynasty, genus Fucus, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, kelp, lemon, rockweed, seaweed, spice, spicery, spiciness, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, vanilla



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.]
  3. \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
             Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
             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
       (d) The tongue of a buckle. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \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.
  5. \Tang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tanged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  6. \Tang\, v. i.
    To make a ringing sound; to ring.
          Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.  --Shak.