tang

1 [tang]
noun
1.
a strong taste or flavor.
2.
the distinctive flavor or quality of a thing.
3.
a pungent or distinctive odor.
4.
a touch or suggestion of something; slight trace.
5.
a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong forming part of an object, as a chisel, file, or knife, and serving as a means of attachment for another part, as a handle or stock.
6.
a surgeonfish.
verb (used with object)
7.
to furnish with a tang.

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


1. savor. 4. taste, hint.
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tang

2 [tang]
noun
1.
a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to ring or twang; clang.

Origin:
1550–60; imitative; see ting1

T'ang

[tahng]
noun
a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
Also, Tang.
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tang (tæŋ)
 
n
1.  a strong taste or flavour: the tang of the sea
2.  a pungent or characteristic smell: the tang of peat fires
3.  a trace, touch, or hint of something: a tang of cloves in the apple pie
4.  the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock
 
[C14: from Old Norse tangi point; related to Danish tange point, spit]

Tang (tæŋ)
 
n
the imperial dynasty of China from 618--907 ad

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tang
mid-14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade" (1680s), from O.N. 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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Example sentences for +tang
However, incidentally it was not the economic hub during the tang dynasty.
The tang dynasty also officially recognized various foreign religions.
During the tang dynasty, tea was synonymous with everything sophisticated in
  society.
Indeed, paper found many other uses besides writing and wrapping during the
  tang era.
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