Meaning of 'tongue' (Webster Dictionary)
- an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most
vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
- The power of articulate utterance; speech.
- Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
- Honorable discourse; eulogy.
- A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular
nation; as, the English tongue.
- Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts
- A people having a distinct language.
- The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
- The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.
- The lingua of an insect.
- Any small sole.
- That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue,
in position or form.
- A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the
tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
- A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a
- A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the
mainland into a sea or a lake.
- The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart,
to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
- The clapper of a bell.
- A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of
standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed
of several pieces.
- Same as Reed, n., 5. - To talk; to prate.
- To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing
the flute and some other wind instruments. - To speak; to utter.
- To chide; to scold.
- To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in
playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
- To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue