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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zestnoun

    a tart spicy quality

  2. Tang, Tang dynastynoun

    the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907

  3. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tangnoun

    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

  4. bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang, Fucus vesiculosusnoun

    a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure

  5. serrated wrack, Fucus serratus, tangnoun

    brown algae seaweed with serrated edges

  6. tang, sea tangnoun

    any of various coarse seaweeds

  7. sea tangle, tangnoun

    any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria


  1. Tangnoun

    Tang dynasty

  2. Etymology: Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang, Swedish tång, Icelandic þang

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tangnoun

    Etymology: tanghe, Dutch, acrid.

    Sin taken into the soul, is like a liquor poured into a vessel: so much of it as it fills it also seasons: so that although the body of the liquor should be poured out again, yet still it leaves that tang behind it. Robert South, Sermons.

    It is strange that the soul should never once recal over any of its pure native thoughts, before it borrowed any thing from the body; never bring into the waking man’s view any other ideas but what have a tang of the cask, and derive their original from that union. John Locke.

    There was not the least tang of religion, which is indeed the worst affectation in any thing he said or did. Francis Atterbury.

    She had a tongue with a tang,
    Would cry to a sailor, go hang. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    There is a pretty affectation in the Allemain, which gives their speech a different tang from ours. William Holder.

  2. To Tangverb

    To ring with.

    Be opposite with a kinsman, surly with thy servants; let thy tongue tang arguments of state; put thyself into the trick of singularity. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangnoun

    a coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)

  2. Tangnoun

    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

  3. Tangnoun

    fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang

  4. Tangnoun

    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

  5. Tangnoun

    the part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle

  6. Tangnoun

    the projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock

  7. Tangnoun

    the part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened

  8. Tangnoun

    the tongue of a buckle

  9. Tangnoun

    a sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang

  10. Tangverb

    to cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring

  11. Tangverb

    to make a ringing sound; to ring


  1. Tang

    Tang is a fruit-flavored drink. Originally formulated by General Foods Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell in 1957, it was first marketed in powdered form in 1959. Sales of Tang were poor until NASA used it on John Glenn's Mercury flight, and subsequent Gemini missions. Since then, it was closely associated with the U.S. manned spaceflight program, leading to the misconception that Tang was invented for the space program. The Tang brand is currently owned by Mondelēz International.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tang

    tang, n. seaweed. [Tangle.]

  2. Tang

    tang, n. a twang or sharp sound.—v.t. to cause to ring.—v.i. to ring. [Imit., like twang.]

  3. Tang

    tang, n. a strong or offensive taste, esp. of something extraneous: relish: taste: specific flavour.—adj. Tang′y. [A special use of tang, point.]

  4. Tang

    tang, n. a point, the tapering part of a knife or tool which goes into the haft. [Ice. tangi; cog. with tongs.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tang

    Fucus digitatus, and other sea-weed, which are used as manure.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tang

    The tang of the breech of a musket, is the projecting part by which the barrel is secured to the stock. Also, that part of a sword-blade to which the hilt is riveted.

Suggested Resources

  1. tang

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  2. TANG

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TANG

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tang is ranked #999 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tang surname appeared 34,961 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Tang.

    93.3% or 32,622 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.6% or 923 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 745 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 437 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 217 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for TANG »

  1. Gnat

  2. gnat

  3. gant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TANG in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TANG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of TANG in a Sentence

  1. Helen Rowland:

    A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.

  2. Momo Inc:

    Mr. Tang has informed us that he believes the allegations are malicious and intends to vigorously defend himself against them.

  3. Terence Chong:

    ' Tang ping' may be just the thought of some young people, ultimately, in the heart of people, people still want to work hard and get a good life.

  4. Project Food AngelExecutive DirectorRichard Ayoub:

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined Project Angel Food in distributing meals amid the pandemic. ( Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)( Getty) Project Food AngelExecutive DirectorRichard Ayoub also spoke to the outlet about the royals visit to their facilities. TEXTS FROM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, PRINCE HARRY TO HER DAD THOMAS MARKLE REVEALED IN COURT DOCS Prince Harry and Meghan Markle asked a lot of questions about the clients, about how the food is done and how much food is made.

  5. Michael Horowitz:

    FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE : TEXTS REVEAL FBI CLASHED WITH DOJ OVER BIASED SOURCE IN FISA APPLICATION USED TO SURVEIL TRUMP AIDE Other individuals included in the House GOPs request for information were former FBI Director James Comey, then-Special Agent Peter Strzok, and senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr -- who became a back channel between Christopher Steele and the FBI, after Christopher Steele was fired by the bureau on the eve of the 2016 presidential election over Christopher Steele contacts with the media. The answer from DOJ was, Were working on this -- kicking the can down the road was a constant theme, one source explained. On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, speaking during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., confirmed that Michael Horowitz office is continuing to probe potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act( FISA) abuses. Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. ( Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) We have a FISA-related review that people might have heard about that the deputy attorney general asked us to take a look at, but Im not going to dwell on that.

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. attend
    • B. conform
    • C. obligate
    • D. adventure

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