obsolete form of tongue
The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech.
Any similar organ, such as the lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk; the proboscis of a moth or butterfly; or the lingua of an insect.
(metonym) A language.
He was speaking in his native tongue.
The poem was written in her native tongue.
The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.
(obsolete) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
(obsolete) Honourable discourse; eulogy.
In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot, so called because it resembles a tongue in the mouth.
Any large or long physical protrusion on an automotive or machine part or any other part that fits into a long groove on another part.
A projection, or slender appendage or fixture.
the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance
A long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or 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.
(figuratively) An individual point of flame from a fire.
A small sole (type of fish).
(nautical) 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.
(music) A reed.
On a wind instrument, to articulate a note by starting the air with a tap of the tongue, as though by speaking a 'd' or 't' sound (alveolar plosive).
Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
(slang) To manipulate with the tongue, as in kissing or oral sex.
To protrude in relatively long, narrow sections.
a soil horizon that tongues into clay
To join by means of a tongue and groove.
to tongue boards together
To talk; to prate.
To speak; to utter.
To chide; to scold.
a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
any long thin projection that is transient;
tongues of flame licked at the walls
rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark
a manner of speaking;
he spoke with a thick tongue
she has a glib tongue
a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
the tongue of certain animals used as meat
the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot
metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
lick or explore with the tongue