bladderwrack vs tang what difference

what is difference between bladderwrack and tang

English

Alternative forms

  • bladder wrack

Etymology

bladder +‎ wrack

Noun

bladderwrack (usually uncountable, plural bladderwracks)

  1. Fucus vesiculosus, a seaweed in which iodine was first discovered.

Synonyms

  • black tang, rockweed, bladder fucus, sea oak, black tany, cut weed, dyers fucus, red fucus, rock wrack

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tæŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English tange, variant of tonge (tongs, fang), from Old Norse tangi (pointed metal tool), perhaps related to Old Norse tunga (tongue). But see also Old Dutch tanger (sharp, tart, pinching)

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Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor.
    Synonyms: bite, piquancy, spiciness
    Antonyms: blandness, dullness
    • 1904, O. Henry, “The Missing Chord”
      The miraculous air, heady with ozone and made memorably sweet by leagues of wild flowerets, gave tang and savour to the breath.
  2. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
  3. (figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge.
    • Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.
    • 1806, Francis Jeffrey, Memoirs of Dr. Priestley in The Edinburgh Review
      a cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics
    • 1913, Paul Laurence Dunbar, “At Sunset Time”
      What, was it I who bared my heart / Through unrelenting years, / And knew the sting of misery’s dart, / The tang of sorrow’s tears?
  4. A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part.
  5. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
  6. (firearms) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
    • 1985, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, chapter IV
      The rifle carried a vernier sight on the tang
  7. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
  8. (zoology) Any of a group of saltwater fish from the family Acanthuridae, especially the genus Zebrasoma.
    Synonym: surgeonfish
  9. (games) A shuffleboard paddle.
    Coordinate term: biscuit
  10. (obsolete) tongue
    • 1667, John Lacy, Sauny the Scot: Or, the Taming of the Shrew, Act V,
      Sauny Hear ye, sir; could not ye mistake, and pull her tang out instead of her teeth?
  11. (by extension) Anything resembling a tongue in form or position such as the tongue of a buckle.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Imitative

Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.

Verb

tang (third-person singular simple present tangs, present participle tanging, simple past and past participle tanged)

  1. (dated, beekeeping) To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.
  2. To make a ringing sound; to ring.

Etymology 3

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang (seaweed), Swedish tång, Icelandic þang

Noun

tang (plural tangs)

  1. (rare) knotted wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum (coarse blackish seaweed)

Translations

Etymology 4

Clipping of poontang.

Noun

tang (countable and uncountable, plural tangs)

  1. (countable, vulgar slang) The vagina.
    • 2002, Lynn Breedlove, Godspeed, St. Martin’s Griffin, →ISBN, page 9,
      The guys like to look at her tang, because that’s how they are []
  2. (uncountable, vulgar slang) sexual intercourse with a woman

Further reading

  • Acanthuridae on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • tang at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • tang in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

Anagrams

  • Gant, Gnat, gnat

Blagar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taŋ/

Noun

tang

  1. sea

References

  • A. Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1
  • The Rosetta Project, Blagar Swadesh List

Cimbrian

Noun

tang

  1. plural of tage

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse tǫng.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tanɡ/, [tˢɑŋˀ]

Noun

tang c (singular definite tangen, plural indefinite tænger)

  1. tongs
  2. forceps
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse þang.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tanɡ/, [tˢɑŋˀ]

Noun

tang c (singular definite tangen, not used in plural form)

  1. seaweed

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch tanghe, from Old Dutch tanga, from Proto-Germanic *tangō, *tangiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

Noun

tang f (plural tangen, diminutive tangetje n)

  1. pliers
  2. tongs
  3. (especially the diminutive) pincers, tweezers
  4. (figuratively) shrew, bitch

Derived terms

  • kniptang
  • krultang
  • nijptang
  • pijptang
  • waterpomptang

Descendants

  • Negerhollands: tang
  • Indonesian: tang

Estonian

Noun

tang (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. groat

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • tang in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtaŋ]
  • Hyphenation: tang
  • Homophone: tank

Etymology 1

From Dutch tang, from Middle Dutch tanghe, from Old Dutch tanga, from Proto-Germanic *tangō.

Noun

tang (first-person possessive tangku, second-person possessive tangmu, third-person possessive tangnya)

  1. pliers

Verb

tang

  1. to use the pliers

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

tang (first-person possessive tangku, second-person possessive tangmu, third-person possessive tangnya)

  1. the sound of hit can, a metallic sound.

Etymology 3

Noun

tang (first-person possessive tangku, second-person possessive tangmu, third-person possessive tangnya)

  1. Nonstandard form of tank.

Etymology 4

Noun

tang

  1. (colloquial) Clipping of tentang.

Further reading

  • “tang” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Kriol

Etymology

From English tongue.

Noun

tang

  1. tongue

Kusunda

Noun

tang

  1. water

Mandarin

Romanization

tang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of táng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tàng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From Malagasy tandraka

Noun

tang

  1. tenrec

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Middle English

Noun

tang

  1. Alternative form of tonge (tongs)

Min Nan


Northern Kurdish

Noun

tang ?

  1. side

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse tǫng

Noun

tang f or m (definite singular tanga or tangen, indefinite plural tenger, definite plural tengene)

  1. (a pair of) pliers, pincers
  2. (a pair of) forceps
Derived terms
  • knipetang

See also

  • tong (Nynorsk)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse þang, compare with German Tang

Noun

tang m or n (definite singular tangen or tanget, uncountable)

  1. kelp, seaweed (order Fucales)

References

  • “tang” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse þang n.

Noun

tang m (definite singular tangen, uncountable)

  1. kelp, seaweed (order Fucales)

Usage notes

  • Prior to a 2019 revision, it was also considered grammatically neuter. With this change, definite singular tanget was made non-standard.

References

  • “tang” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Phalura

Etymology

From Urdu تنگ(taṅg), from Persian [Term?].

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taŋɡ/, /taŋ/

Adjective

tang (invariable, Perso-Arabic spelling تنگ)

  1. narrow
  2. troubled

References

  • Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[1], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Seychellois Creole

Etymology

From Malagasy tandraka

Noun

tang

  1. tenrec

References

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol – Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois – Français

Tai Do

Etymology

Cognate with Thai ทาง (taang), Lao ທາງ (thāng), Northern Thai ᨴᩤ᩠ᨦ, ᦑᦱᧂ (taang), Shan တၢင်း (táang).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taːŋ⁵⁵/

Noun

tang

  1. road, path, way

Tok Pisin

Etymology 1

From English tongue.

Noun

tang

  1. tongue

Etymology 2

From English tank.

Noun

tang

  1. tank

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English tongue.

Noun

tang

  1. (anatomy) tongue

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [taːŋ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [taːŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [taːŋ˧˧]

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun

tang

  1. a series of events that encompasses a funeral, a burial or cremation, and a period of mourning spanning up to 3 years after the lunar date of death
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English tangent.

Noun

tang

  1. (trigonometry) tangent

See also

  • tan
  • côtang
  • tiếp tuyến

Etymology 3

Noun

tang

  1. (music) shell (body of a drum)

Etymology 4

Noun

tang

  1. (fossil word) evidence of wrongdoing
Usage notes

This sense only occurs in some compound words.

Derived terms

Etymology 5

Noun

tang

  1. (informal) something or someone insignificant

Etymology 6

Sino-Vietnamese word from

Noun

tang

  1. (fossil word) mulberry
  2. (fossil word) silkworm
Usage notes

This sense only occurs in some compound words.

Derived terms

See also

  • Ca-tang
  • tang tảng

References

  • “tang” in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)

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