Definitions of tongue

  1. The fleshy organ in the mouth of mammals, used in tasting, and also, in man, for speech; a language; as, he spke in a broken tongue; discourse; the clapper or hammer of a bell; the strip of leather under the lacing of a shoe; the pole o a two- horse vehicle; the pin of a buckle; the point of a flame.
  2. Tongued.
  3. The fleshy organ in the mouth, used in tasting, swallowing, and speech: power of speech: manner of speaking: speech: discourse: a language: anything like a tongue in shape: the catch of a buckle: the pointer of a balance: a point of land.
  4. Muscular organ in the mouth used in speech and tasting; speech; language; anything like a tongue; point of land.
  5. Something likened to the tongue of an animal, as a promotory, bell clapper, pin of a buckle, etc.
  6. Speech; utterance; a language.
  7. The organ of taste in animals, and more especially of speech in man; speech; power of utterance; fluency of speech; mode of speaking a language; word or words; a people or nation; a point, as of a buckle; a projecting point of land; the taper part of anything.
  8. To chide; to scold; to modify, as sound of a flute, with the tongue.
  9. To talk; to prate; to use the tongue in modifying sounds. To hold the tongue, to be silent.
  10. The chief instr. of speech, and the organ of taste; speech; discourse; power of speech; a language; anything resembling a tongue in its shaps, use, or situation; the projection on the end of side of a board which fits into a groove; the clapper of a bell.
  11. To chide; to scold; to talk or prate much.
  12. An organ on the floor of the mouth, usually movable and protrusible ; any tongue- like structure, as a radula, a ligula.

Usage examples for tongue

  1. Tongue- doughty champion of this women's- war. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles