from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
- adj. Possible to touch.
- adj. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.
- adj. Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.
- adj. Law That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.
- n. Something palpable or concrete.
- n. Material assets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. touchable; able to be touched or felt; perceptible by the sense of touch; palpable
- adj. possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete
- adj. comprehensible by the mind; understandable
- n. real or concrete results
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.
- adj. Capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being touched or grasped, or of affecting the sense of touch.
- Discernible or discriminable by the touch.
- Capable of being possessed or realized; such that one can lay the hand on it; within reach; real: as, tangible security.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being treated as fact
- adj. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
- adj. (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
- adj. perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch". (Wiktionary)