tongue

  • 1 tongue — [tuŋ] n. [ME tunge < OE, akin to Ger zunge < IE base * dṇĝhū , tongue > L lingua (OL dingua)] 1. the movable muscular structure attached to the floor of the mouth in most vertebrates: it is an important organ in the ingestion of food,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Tongue — Tongue, n. [OE. tunge, tonge, AS. tunge; akin to OFries. tunge, D. tong, OS. tunga, G. zunge, OHG. zunga, Icel. & Sw. tunga, Dan tunge, Goth. tugg[=o], OL. dingua, L. lingua. [root]243 Cf.{Language}, {Lingo}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) an organ… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Tongue —    TONGUE, a parish, in the county of Sutherland, 250 miles (N. by W.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the island of Roan, and the villages of Tongue, Skianid, and Torrisdale, 2041 inhabitants, of whom 1558 are in the rural districts. This place …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 4 tongue — ► NOUN 1) the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech. 2) the tongue of an ox or lamb as food. 3) a person s style or manner of speaking: a debater with a caustic tongue. 4) a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Tongue — (gaélico escocés, Tunga del antiguo escandinavo Tunga) es un pueblo costero en el noroeste de las Tierras Altas, Escocia (en la parte occidental del anterior condado de Sutherland. Queda en la costa este sobre la base del Kyle de Tongue y al… …

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  • 6 Tongue — Tongue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tongued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tonguing}.] 1. To speak; to utter. Such stuff as madmen tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To chide; to scold. [1913 Webster] How might she tongue me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) To modulate …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Tongue — bezeichnet: Tongue (Highlands), Ort in den schottischen Highlands Tongue (Mali), Ort in Mali auf Englisch die Zunge Tongue ist der Name folgender Personen: Nicholas Tongue (* 1973), ehemaliger neuseeländischer Schwimmer Thomas H. Tongue… …

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  • 8 Tongue — Tongue, v. i. 1. To talk; to prate. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 tongue|y — «TUHNG ee», adjective. 1. Informal. talkative; loquacious; garrulous. 2. of or like a tongue; produced by the tongue; lingual …

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  • 10 Tongué — Géographie Pays  Mali Région Ségou Cercle …

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  • 11 tongue in — ( ● tongue …

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  • 12 Tongue — (spr. Tongk), 1) Loch od. Landsee in Schottland; 2) T. River, Fluß im Territory Nebraska (Nordamerika), fällt nach einem Lauf von ungefähr 60 Meilen in den Yellowstone River …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 tongue — index language, speech Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 tongue — *language, dialect, speech, idiom …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 tongue — [n] language argot, articulation, dialect, discourse, expression, idiom, lingo, parlance, patois, speech, talk, utterance, vernacular, voice; concept 276 …

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  • 16 Tongue — Infobox Anatomy | Name = Tongue Latin = lingua GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1125 Caption = A human tongue Caption2 = Width = 250 |fjhfkdvhbufnbjg Precursor = pharyngeal arches, lateral lingual swelling, tuberculum impar [EmbryologyUNC|hednk|024]… …

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  • 17 tongue — tongue1 W3S3 [tʌŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(mouth)¦ 2 click your tongue 3 sharp tongue 4 silver tongue 5 sharp tongued/silver tongued etc 6 with (your) tongue in (your) cheek 7 slip of the tongue 8 bite your tongue 9 Cat got your tongue? …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 tongue — tongueless, adj. tonguelike, adj. /tung/, n., v. tongued, tonguing. n. 1. Anat. the usually movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, functioning in eating, in tasting, and, in humans, in speaking. See diag. under… …

    Universalium

  • 19 tongue — /tVN/ noun 1 MOUTH (C) the soft, moveable part inside your mouth that you use for tasting, eating, and speaking: Joe ran his tongue over his dry lips. | The dog panted, his tongue hanging out in the heat. | stick your tongue out (=put your tongue …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 tongue — tongue1 [ tʌŋ ] noun ** ▸ 1 organ in mouth ▸ 2 language ▸ 3 way of speaking/writing ▸ 4 animal tongue as food ▸ 5 long narrow piece ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the long soft piece of flesh attached to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English