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"


  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

How to pronounce tangible?

  1. Alex
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  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. Kathleen Plinske:

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

  2. Hosea Ballou:

    Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.

  3. Erin Bulvanoski:

    Tangible things to achieve are always a stronger motivator to be at your best.

  4. Dave Grohl:

    The American dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American dream is broken.

  5. Filippo Pignatti Morano:

    There is a big demand for vintage cars because they are tangible assets that are in limited supply.

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Translations for tangible

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  • 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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