Tongue vs Worm - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between tongue and worm

is that tongue is 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 while worm is a generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.

As verbs the difference between tongue and worm

is that tongue is (music) 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) while worm is to make (one's way) with a crawling motion.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tongue

English

(wikipedia tongue)

Alternative forms

* tounge (obsolete, now considered a misspelling''); tung (''informal/eye dialect ); tong, tonge, toong, toongue, toung, toungue, tunge (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • A language.
  • He was speaking in his native tongue .
    The poem was written in her native tongue .
  • The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.
  • * Dryden
  • parrots imitating human tongue
  • (obsolete) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.
  • (obsolete) Honourable discourse; eulogy.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • She was born noble; let that title find her a private grave, but neither tongue nor honour.
  • (religion, often in the plural) Glossolalia.
  • 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.
  • * 1895 , H. G. Wells, The Time Machine Chapter XI
  • Now, in this decadent age the art of fire-making had been altogether forgotten on the earth. The red tongues that went licking up my heap of wood were an altogether new and strange thing to Weena.
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (language) language, lingo (colloquial)

    Verb

  • (music, ambitransitive) 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
  • (obsolete) To talk; to prate.
  • (Dryden)
  • (obsolete) To speak; to utter.
  • * Shakespeare
  • such stuff as madmen tongue
  • (obsolete) To chide; to scold.
  • * Shakespeare
  • How might she tongue me.

    Derived terms

    * beef tongue * cat got someone's tongue * double tonguing * double-tongued * forked tongue * give tongue, give tongue to * hold one's tongue * law of the tongue * mother tongue * native tongue * roll off the tongue * sharp tongue * silver tongue * silver-tongued * speak in tongues * tongue and groove * tonguage * tongue depressor * tonguedom * tongue in cheek * tonguing * tongue lashing * tongueless * tonguely * tongueman * tongueness * tongue sandwich * tongue-shaped * tongueship * tonguesore * tongue-tie * tongue-tied * tongue twister * tonguey * tonguework * wicked tongue

    Anagrams

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    worm

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’}}
  • A contemptible or devious being.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxii. 6
  • I am a worm , and no man.
  • (computing) A self-replicating program that propagates through a network.
  • (cricket) A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
  • Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
  • * Moxon
  • The threads of screws, when bigger than can be made in screw plates, are called worms .
  • # A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
  • # (anatomy) A muscular band in the tongue of some animals, such as dogs; the lytta.
  • # The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to save space.
  • # A short revolving screw whose threads drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel or rack by gearing into its teeth.
  • (archaic) A dragon or mythological serpent.
  • (obsolete) Any creeping or crawling animal, such as a snake, snail, or caterpillar.
  • * Tyndale (Acts xxviii. 3, 4)
  • There came a viper out of the heat, and leapt on his hand. When the men of the country saw the worm hang on his hand, they said, This man must needs be a murderer.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis slander, / Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue / Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.
  • * Longfellow
  • When Cerberus perceived us, the great worm , / His mouth he opened and displayed his tusks.
  • An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
  • Richard III ,
  • (math) A strip of linked tiles sharing parallel edges in a tiling.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To make (one's way) with a crawling motion.
  • :
  • To work one's way by artful or devious means.
  • *(George Herbert) (1593-1633)
  • *:When debates and fretting jealousy / Did worm and work within you more and more, / Your colour faded.
  • To work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate.
  • :
  • To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out .
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:They find themselves wormed out of all power.
  • To "worm out of", to "drag out of" (often: "drag every word out of someone"), to get information that someone is reluctant or unwilling to give (through artful or devious means or by pleading or asking repeatedly). Often combined with expressions such as "It's like pulling teeth" or "It's like getting blood out of a stone".
  • *(Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • *:Theywormed things out of me that I had no desire to tell.
  • *
  • *:He nodded. "Mum's the word, Mrs. Bunting! It'll all be in the last editions of the evening newspapers—it can't be kep' out. There'd be too much of a row if twas!" ¶ "Are you going off to that public-house now?" she asked. ¶ "I've got a awk'ard job—to try and worm something out of the barmaid."
  • To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving.
  • :
  • *1841 , Benjamin J. Totten], [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=w0VJAAAAYAAJ Naval Text-Book :
  • *:Ropesare generally wormed before they are served.
  • (label) To deworm an animal.
  • (label) To move with one's body dragging the ground.
  • *1919 , , How animals talk: and other pleasant studies of birds and beast?
  • *:Inch by inch I wormed along the secret passageway, flat to the ground, not once raising my head, hardly daring to pull a full breath.
  • (label) To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of (a dog, etc.) for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw, and formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:The men assisted the laird in his sporting parties, wormed his dogs, and cut the ears of his terrier puppies.
  • (label) To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.
  • Derived terms

    * blindworm * bollworm * bookworm * cutworm * the early bird catches the worm * earthworm * fishing worm * flatworm * glowworm * hornworm * lugworm * penis worm * ringworm * silkworm * slowworm * tapeworm * woodworm * the worm has turned * wormhole * worm lizard * worm’s-eye view]], [[worm's eye view, worm’s eye view * wormwood * wormy

    See also

    * caterpillar * grub * lumbricine * maggot * Trojan horse * vermian * vermiform * virus

    References

    * [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/worm] The Free Dictionary , Farlex Inc., 2010. ----