Tao: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dou, tou), [key]
  1. (in philosophical Taoism) that in virtue of which all things happen or exist.
  2. the rational basis of human activity or conduct.
  3. a universal, regarded as an ideal attained to a greater or lesser degree by those embodying it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • tao (Thesaurus)