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. Lingua, the muscular structure in the mouth, attached to its floor; it is the organ of taste, an accessory organ of speech, and turns the food in the mouth, insalivating it, and passing it backward into the pharynx.
  4. 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.
  5. Muscular organ in the mouth used in speech and tasting; speech; language; anything like a tongue; point of land.
  6. The organ of speech and taste.
  7. Something likened to the tongue of an animal, as a promotory, bell clapper, pin of a buckle, etc.
  8. Speech; utterance; a language.
  9. 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.
  10. To chide; to scold; to modify, as sound of a flute, with the tongue.
  11. To talk; to prate; to use the tongue in modifying sounds. To hold the tongue, to be silent.
  12. 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.
  13. To chide; to scold; to talk or prate much.
  14. 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 Grafting is generally used in grafting on small stocks- seedlings or roots. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  2. Tongue cannot tell how much I enjoy your society, Leila extravagantly assured. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  3. Tongue garnished with tufts of Brocoli. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  4. Tongue it, a Vran!" – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  5. Tongue doughty champion of this women's- war. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  6. Tongue sweet- sour, and red cabbage! – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  7. Tongue must be treated the same way, else boiled very, very tender, skinned before slicing, and sliced paper- thin. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  8. Tongue slight yellowish coating, edges clean. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  9. Tongue confused of every nation? – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. Her tongue's been hangin' out fer a drink now fer two weeks, an' she's bust loose. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  11. Tongue I could control, heart I could not. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Tongue and pen wield, undoubtedly, a great influence in shaping the thought of the nation and impressing them with the importance of any political measure. – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga
  13. Tongue 's been torn out. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  14. Tongue nearly round, slightly notched behind, and barely free posteriorly; vomerine teeth 3- 3, situated on posteroventral edges of small, transverse vomerine ridges between rather large triangular inner nares; no vocal slits. – A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group by William E. Duellman
  15. Tongue tied and doubly embarrassed by his calm scrutiny, the young lady stood with flushed cheeks, and with long black lashes dropped to hide a pair of very shamed eyes, the personification, in appearance, of guilt. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. Tongue may not utter, the unillumined mind may not grasp, that mystery of the Son who has become one with the Father, carrying in His bosom the sons of men." – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant