Definition of Tang

Pronunciation: tăng
n.1.(Bot.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
Tang sparrow
(Zool.) the rock pipit.
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 twang.
Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
- Fuller.
A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics.
- Jeffrey.
3.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.
4.The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
5.The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
6.The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
7.The tongue of a buckle.
1.A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
1.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.
v. t.1.To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
[imp. & p. p. Tanged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tanging.]
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.
v. i.1.To make a ringing sound; to ring.
Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.
- Shak.

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