Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) the ultimate principle of the universe
  2. (noun, person) an adherent of any branch of Taoism

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Synonyms of Tao


Alternate forms of Tao

Hypernyms: adherent, disciple, principle

Origin of the word Tao

  1. 1736, from Chinese tao "way, path, right way (of life), reason." more

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