from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice. See Synonyms at taste.
- n. A distinctive quality that adds piquancy.
- n. A trace, hint, or smattering.
- n. A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
- n. A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
- n. A surgeonfish.
- transitive v. To furnish with a tang.
- transitive v. To give a tang to.
- n. A loud ringing sound; a twang.
- transitive v. To twang or cause to twang; ring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. tongue
- n. A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
- n. 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
- n. A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
- n. 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
- n. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
- n. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
- n. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
- n. The tongue of a buckle
- n. A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
- n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
- v. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
- n. A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
- n. The vagina; intercourse with a woman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
- n. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- n. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
- n. 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.
- n. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
- n. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
- n. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
- n. The tongue of a buckle.
- n. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
- intransitive v. To make a ringing sound; to ring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish belonging to the family Teuthididæ, Teuthis hepatus, of the West Indian fauna.
- n. A point; a projection; especially, a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong, forming part of an object and serving to hold or secure it to another.
- n. The sting of an insect or a reptile.
- n. A dagger.
- n. In the papier-mâché process of stereotyping, a piece of thin sheet-iron or cardboard used to overlap the tail-end of the matrix, and prevent the molten metal from flowing under the mold in the casting-box. Also called tail-piece.
- To furnish with a tang, or with something resembling one.
- To tie.
- To sting.
- n. A strong taste or flavor; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- n. A specific flavor or quality; a characteristic property; a distinctive tinge, taint, or tincture.
- n. A kind of seaweed; tangle. See tangle.
- To ring; twang; cause to sound loudly: as, to tang a bell; also, to utter loudly, or with a twang.
- To affect in some way by a twanging sound: as, to tang bees (to strike two pieces of metal together so as, by producing a loud sound, to induce a swarm of bees to settle).
- To ring; twang; sound loudly.
- n. Sound; tone; ring; especially, a twang, or sharp sound.
- n. Same as tenrec.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
- n. a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
- n. a tart spicy quality
- n. any of various coarse seaweeds
- n. any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
- n. brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
- n. the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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") (Wiktionary)
Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang ("seaweed"), Swedish tång, Icelandic þang (Wiktionary)
From poontang by shortening (Wiktionary)