Definitions

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  • n. The essential principle underlying existence; ultimate reality.
  • n. The way or path to be followed.

Etymologies

From Sinitic (dào; Wade-Giles tao) ‘way, path’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Zealand, mistakenly naming the fruit yang tao, which is in fact the carambola.

    The Guardian World News

  • I was especially quite fascinated by your article about the "tao" of the force.

    Darth Vader's Day Off

  • Ang mas "tao" ng paglikha, mas sumasamo ito ay nagiging sa manonood.

    ideonexus.com »2004» Hunyo

  • "tao" chanced to be on the spot, or had not yet finished his meal, his trackers would wait, until he had taken his departure, after which they would steal up and appropriate what remained of the spoil.

    The Bush Boys History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family

  • DO NOT WANT earl grey fruit tea green green tea harney & sons herbal honeybush kusmi lemon lemongrass mighty leaf my kingdom for a good vanilla tea numi numi tea orange peppermint queen mary red tea republic of tea revolution rishi rooibos rose hips spearmint steven smith tao of tea tazo twinings upton upton tea vanilla vanilla beans yogi tea zhena's gypsy tea

    Short & Sweet | Tea Derivations

  • You know you are skating on this (here terra-round, earth bound) thin ice and must be as diffident and mistrustful as one who "forges a river in winter" (- tao te ching) and then goes into the Icelandic dreams (oh so frigidly shivering).

    A Mess

  • Not surprisingly though, many of the topics that the students would like Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao (pronounced Who Gin-tao) to discuss are the same as their U.S. contemporaries - international trade and the ever escalating tariff war topped the list for these students.

    Elizabeth Lynch: Obama's Chinese Youth Vote - Filled with Hope As Well As Suggestions

  • Everyone from the President down to the common tao will all voice out similar sentiments – happy that the year and its heavy baggage of problems are about to end, and optimistic that the coming year will bring better things for everyone.

    What 2009 Should Mean For The Philippines

  • The tao of acupuncture: The study and practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture as a self-development process of personal integration and spiritual realization by Jonathan S Klate

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Being Unbalanced Can Make You More Productive

  • While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao (pronounced Who Gin-tao) to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

    Elizabeth Lynch: What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

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