tongue

  • 21tongue — I UK [tʌŋ] / US noun Word forms tongue : singular tongue plural tongues ** 1) [countable] the long soft piece of flesh fixed to the bottom of your mouth that you use for tasting, speaking etc I burnt my tongue on the hot coffee. 2) [countable]… …

    English dictionary

  • 22tongue — noun 1 soft part inside the mouth ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ forked ▪ loose, sharp (both figurative) ▪ Everyone knows now, thanks to Ken s loose tongue (= he could not keep the secret) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 23tongue — n. language 1) one s mother, native tongue organ of speech speech 2) to use one s tongue ( to speak ) 3) to hold one s tongue ( to be silent ) 4) to find one s tongue ( to begin to speak ) 5) to stick out one s tongue (the child stuck out its… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 24tongue — [[t]tʌ̱ŋ[/t]] tongues 1) N COUNT: usu poss N Your tongue is the soft movable part inside your mouth which you use for tasting, eating, and speaking. I walked over to the mirror and stuck my tongue out... She ran her tongue around her lips. 2) N… …

    English dictionary

  • 25tongue — /tʌŋ / (say tung) noun 1. an organ in humans and most vertebrates occupying the floor of the mouth and often protrusible and freely movable, being the principal organ of taste, and, in humans, of articulate speech. 2. Zoology an organ in the… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 26tongue — n. & v. n. 1 the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth used in tasting, licking, and swallowing, and (in man) for speech. 2 the tongue of an ox etc. as food. 3 the faculty of or a tendency in speech (a sharp tongue). 4 a particular language (the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 27tongue — 1. noun /tʌŋ,tɒŋ/ a) The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech. He was… …

    Wiktionary

  • 28Tongue — The tongue is a strong muscle anchored to the floor of the mouth. It is covered by the lingual membrane which has special areas to detect tastes. The tongue is composed of muscles attached to the lower jaw and to the hyoid bone (a small, U shaped …

    Medical dictionary

  • 29tongue — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tunge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zunga tongue, Latin lingua Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 30tongue — [[t]tʌŋ[/t]] n. v. tongued, tongu•ing 1) anat. zool. a movable organ in the floor of the mouth, functioning in tasting, eating, and, in humans, speaking 2) zool. the tongue of an animal, as an ox or sheep, used for food, often prepared by smoking …

    From formal English to slang

  • 31Tongue — The surname, of Olde English origin, is found chiefly in Shropshire, Kent, Lancaster and the West Riding of Yorkshire and has four possible sources, the first being a locational name from places in the above mentioned counties, derived from tong… …

    Surnames reference

  • 32tongue — noun 1》 the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.     ↘the tongue of an ox or lamb, as food. 2》 a person s style or manner of speaking. 3》 a particular language. 4》 a strip …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 33tongue — beard·tongue; in·ter·tongue; tongue; tongue·less; tongue·let; tongue·ster; tongue·tack·ed; beards·tongue; …

    English syllables

  • 34tongue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. communication, speech, language, dialect; pole; flap, projection. See support, convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The movable muscle in the mouth] Syn. organ of taste, organ of speech, lingua, lingula …

    English dictionary for students

  • 35tongue — {{11}}tongue (n.) O.E. tunge organ of speech, speech, language, from P.Gmc. *tungon (Cf. O.S., O.N. tunga, O.Fris. tunge, M.Du. tonghe, Du. tong, O.H.G. zunga, Ger. Zunge, Goth. tuggo), from PIE *dnghwa (Cf. L. lingua tongue, speech, language …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 36tongue — n 1. organ of taste, lingua; Bot., Zool. ligula. 2. language, speech, dialect, parlance, idiolect; mother tongue, native tongue, native language, parent language; vernacular, common speech; verbal expression, use of words, voice, ability to… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 37Tongue — (Shetou) Rock group Tongue has the distinction of being the only Chinese rock band from Xinjiang province. In this region of western China, populated by the Muslim Uighurs, Islamic culture is a major influence on musical life. For the six members …

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • 38tongue — See: AT THE TIP OF ONE S TONGUE, CAT GET ONE S TONGUE, HOLD ONE S TONGUE, KEEP A CIVIL TONGUE IN ONE S HEAD, SLIP OF THE TONGUE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 39tongue — See: AT THE TIP OF ONE S TONGUE, CAT GET ONE S TONGUE, HOLD ONE S TONGUE, KEEP A CIVIL TONGUE IN ONE S HEAD, SLIP OF THE TONGUE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 40tongue — See: at the tip of one s tongue, cat get one s tongue, hold one s tongue, keep a civil tongue in one s head, slip of the tongue …

    Словарь американских идиом