What does tangible mean?

Definitions for tangible
ˈtæn dʒə bəltan·gi·ble

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"

Wiktionary

  1. tangible(Noun)

    real or concrete results

    Yes, but what are the tangibles?

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  2. tangible(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  3. tangible(Adjective)

    possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  4. tangible(Adjective)

    comprehensible by the mind; understandable

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tangible

    Able to see the result.

    The business policies for employees gave tangible results at their review.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

Anagrams for tangible »

  1. bleating

  2. belating

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Numerology

  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

Examples of tangible in a Sentence

  1. Sara Pantuliano:

    If we do not emerge from the World Humanitarian Summit with some clear and tangible commitments on how to reshape the aid sector it will never deliver on its ambitions.

  2. Lauren Greenfield:

    The boxes the girls wrote on ... took on this unexpected emotional meaning, there was a kind of tangible power and exhilaration when the girls became aware of that thing that limited them. ... For a moment, they glimpsed a world without boxes and saw how liberating and empowering it could be for them and their future.

  3. Philip Haglund:

    Cash was the best way to teach financial literacy because it's so tangible and so easy to grasp, now money is being transferred through some kind of cyberspace, which is really abstract and hard for anyone to understand.

  4. Guy Wolf:

    For the market to move to higher levels, it needs to see something new and different. That really comes down to some kind of evidence that the Chinese stimulus is coming through, our view that it is going to come through and I think we are going to go higher. But it is in the very short term there needs to be something tangible.

  5. Andrea Thompson:

    I've told the deputy foreign minister if and when it's appropriate and they have tangible next steps, that I'm willing to talk, but to come to the table and hear the same story line from the past five years isn't a productive use of our time.

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