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. Something likened to the tongue of an animal, as a promotory, bell clapper, pin of a buckle, etc.
  7. Speech; utterance; a language.
  8. 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.
  9. To chide; to scold; to modify, as sound of a flute, with the tongue.
  10. To talk; to prate; to use the tongue in modifying sounds. To hold the tongue, to be silent.
  11. 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.
  12. To chide; to scold; to talk or prate much.
  13. 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