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TONGUE, v.i.

To talk; to prate. Shak.

TONGUE, v.t.

To chide; to scold. How might she tongue me. Shak.

  1. an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.

    * The tongue is usually muscular, mobile, and free at one extremity, and in man other mammals is the principal organ of taste, aids in the prehension of food, in swallowing, and in modifying the voice as in speech.

    To make his English sweet upon his tongue. Chaucer.

  2. To speak] to utter.

    "Such stuff as madmen tongue." Shak.
  3. To talk; to prate.

  4. The power of articulate utterance; speech.

    Parrots imitating human tongue. Dryden.

  5. To chide; to scold.

    How might she tongue me. Shak.

  6. To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
  7. Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.

    Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together. L. Estrange.

  8. To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
  9. Honorable discourse; eulogy.


    She was born noble; let that title find her a private grave, but neither tongue nor honor. Beau. *** Fl.

  10. To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
  11. A language] the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.


    Whose tongue thou shalt not understand. Deut. xxviii. 49.

    To speak all tongues. Milton.

  12. Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts or actions.

    My little children, let us love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 John iii. 18.

  13. A people having a distinct language.

    A will gather all nations and tongues. Isa. lxvi. 18.

  14. The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.

  15. Any small sole.
  16. That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

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