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8 definitions found
 for tang
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \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.
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     Tang sparrow (Zool.), the rock pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \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.
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     2. Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a
        twang.
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              Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
                                                    --Fuller.
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              A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party
              politics.                             --Jeffrey.
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     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: 
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        (a) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small
            instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
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        (b) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel,
            by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
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        (c) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is
            fastened.
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        (d) The tongue of a buckle. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \Tang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tanged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tanging.]
     To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
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           Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.  --Shak.
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     To tang bees, to cause a swarm of bees to settle, by
        beating metal to make a din.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tang \Tang\, v. i.
     To make a ringing sound; to ring.
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           Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.  --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tang
      n 1: a tart spicy quality [syn: nip, piquance, piquancy,
           piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest]
      2: the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907 [syn: Tang,
         Tang dynasty]
      3: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
         the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity,
         savor, savour, smack, nip, tang]
      4: a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure [syn:
         bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang,
         Fucus vesiculosus]
      5: brown algae seaweed with serrated edges [syn: serrated
         wrack, Fucus serratus, tang]
      6: any of various coarse seaweeds [syn: tang, sea tang]
      7: any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria [syn:
         sea tangle, tang]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "tang":
     aftertaste, aroma, attribute, badge, beesting, bite, bitter, brand,
     briskness, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, configuration,
     cut, dab, dart, differentia, differential, distinctive feature,
     earmark, edge, fang, feature, figure, flavor, ginger, gust, guts,
     hallmark, hint, hotness, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impress,
     impression, index, individualism, keynote, kick, lineaments,
     liveliness, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, nip, nippiness,
     odor, palate, particularity, peculiarity, pepperiness, pin,
     piquancy, poignancy, projection, prong, property, punch, pungency,
     quality, quirk, raciness, relish, salt, sapidity, sapor, savor,
     savoriness, seal, shank, shape, sharpness, singularity, smack,
     smattering, smell, snakebite, snap, snappiness, soupcon, sour,
     specialty, spice, spiciness, spike, stamp, sting, stinger, stomach,
     strip, suggestion, sweet, tab, taint, tanginess, taste, tine,
     tinge, token, tongue, tooth, touch, trace, trait, trick, twang,
     zest, zestfulness, zip
  
  

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