"tongue" Definition

  1. n. an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
  2. n. The power of articulate utterance; speech.
  3. n. Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
  4. n. Honorable discourse; eulogy.
  5. n. A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.
  6. n. Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts or actions.
  7. n. A people having a distinct language.
  8. n. The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
  9. n. The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.
  10. n. The lingua of an insect.
  11. n. Any small sole.
  12. n. That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.
  13. n. A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
  14. n. A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.
  15. n. A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.
  16. n. The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
  17. n. The clapper of a bell.
  18. n. A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
  19. n. Same as Reed, n., 5.
  20. v. t. To speak; to utter.
  21. v. t. To chide; to scold.
  22. v. t. To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
  23. v. t. To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
  24. v. i. To talk; to prate.
  25. v. i. To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.

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Words that start with "tongue": 13
Words that end with "tongue": 15
Words that contain "tongue": 39
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English Dictionary Definition of tongue

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