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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tael(noun)

    a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces


  1. tael(Noun)

    Any of several units of measure used in China and elsewhere in eastern Asia, approximately 40 grams.

  2. tael(Noun)

    Any of several monetary units equal to the equivalent weight in silver.

  3. tael(Noun)

    leung, a traditional unit of weight, in modern usage legally defined as 1/16 of a catty or kan (u65A4) or 0.0377993638 kilograms

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tael(noun)

    a denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third


  1. Tael

    Tael or tahil can refer to any one of several weight measures of the Far East. Most commonly, it refers to the Chinese tael, a part of the Chinese system of weights and currency. In Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia it is equivalent to 10 mace or ¹⁄16 catty, albeit with slightly different equivalents in metric in these two places. These Chinese units of measurement are usually used in the Chinese herbal medicine stores as well as gold and silver exchange.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tael

    tāl, n. the Chinese liang or ounce, equal to 1⅓ oz. avoir.: a money of account in China, equivalent to a tael weight of pure silver, or to about 1250 of the copper coin known as 'cash.' The value of the Haikwan tael, or customs tael, is about 4s. 9d. English, varying with the price of silver.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tael

    a Chinese money of account of varying local value, and rising and falling with the price of silver, but may be approximately valued at between 6s. and 5s. 6d. The customs tael, equivalent in value to about 4s 9d., has been superseded by the new dollar of 1890, which is equal to that of the United States.

Anagrams for tael »

  1. et al., ETLA, late, leat, tale, teal, tela


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tael in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tael in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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