What does tangible mean?

Definitions for tangibleˈtæn dʒə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tangible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangible, touchable(adj)

    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

    "skin with a tangible roughness"

  2. real, tangible(adj)

    capable of being treated as fact

    "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

  3. tangible(adj)

    (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

    "tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery"

  4. palpable, tangible(adj)

    capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

    "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie"


  1. tangible(Noun)

    real or concrete results

    Yes, but what are the tangibles?

  2. tangible(Adjective)

    touchable; able to be touched or felt; perceptible by the sense of touch; palpable

  3. tangible(Adjective)

    possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete

  4. tangible(Adjective)

    comprehensible by the mind; understandable

  5. Origin: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangible(adj)

    perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable

  2. Tangible(adj)

    capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tangible

    tan′ji-bl, adj. perceptible by the touch: capable of being possessed or realised.—ns. Tangib′ilē, a tactile sensation or object; Tangibil′ity, quality of being tangible or perceptible to the touch; Tan′gibleness, the state or quality of being tangible.—adv. Tan′gibly. [L. tangibilistangĕre.]

Anagrams for tangible »

  1. bleating

  2. belating


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangible in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathleen Plinske:

    To be able to save a tangible $75 or $100 is so meaningful.

  2. Strickland Gillilan:

    RICHER THAN GOLDYou may have tangible wealth untoldCaskets of jewels and coffers of gold.Richer than I you can never be --I had a mother who read to me.

  3. Gary Peters ':

    It's obviously more effective when you have some sort of tangible issue or some sort of tangible action by the Koch brothers that is inconsistent with their political agenda.

  4. Edward R. Murrow:

    A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone.

  5. Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay:

    The reparation programs set up immediately after the war, and those introduced in the past fifteen years, are the tangible symbol of the official acknowledgment in 1995 of France's' imprescriptible debt' towards the victims of the Holocaust.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tangibleCatalan, Valencian
  • fassbar, erfassbar, konkret, begreifbar, erfühlbar, greifbarGerman
  • απτόςGreek
  • tangibleSpanish
  • kouriintuntuva, ymmärrettävä, todellinenFinnish
  • tanxíbel, tanxibleGalician
  • מוחשיHebrew
  • tangibileItalian
  • begrijpelijk, concreet, tastbaarDutch
  • forståelig, begripelig, konkret, håndgripelig, følbar, fattbarNorwegian
  • zrozumiały, konkretny, dotykalny, namacalnyPolish
  • tangívelPortuguese
  • tangibil, palpabilRomanian
  • ощутимый, осязаемый, конкретный, реальный, понятный, заметныйRussian

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