Associations to the word «Tao»

Wiktionary

TAO, noun. (Taoism) The essential principle underlying existence; ultimate reality.
TAO, noun. (Confucianism) The way or path to be followed.
TAO TE CHING, proper noun. The central religious text in Taoism.

Dictionary definition

TAO, noun. An adherent of any branch of Taoism.
TAO, noun. The ultimate principle of the universe.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke