The flow of life, the order of the universe.

Tao is the concept of living, breathing, existing.

It is not, however, taking advantage of.
Poets gone Wild, Prophets all destroying the Tao.
by Koo Koo Kachu March 14, 2008
It's what you are reading right now. Even when you're not reading it.
Believe in it or not the Tao always is.
by Lao Tzu September 1, 2004
The pronunciation is wrong. tao is pronounced dao.

"The way", "The Path", "The Flow" are some ways to describe what tao means. It originates from a religion/philosophy/spirituality called Taoism. The exact meaning of tao is untranslatable. Tao basically means everything. The tao is like a flow that is everywhere. People moving around, nature doing whatever it does, things like that are examples of tao. It's pretty hard to fully describe it.
I tried my best to describe tao, but it's too damn complicated.
by Seenus September 17, 2003
-"I went to Taos"
-"Did you ski Al's"
-"Yeah...well kind of. I fell near the top and my ass skied most of it."
-"Wrong run dude."
by pseudonym already in use March 22, 2009
The tao is pronounced dao.

Founded by the philosophers of china. Tao is simply put: The Way. Tao is undefinable, to define it is to define something other then the tao, thus, the tao may not even have a definition at all. Tao is also explained as a religion in China called Taoism. Though taoism was not intended to be a religion but a philosophical concept, Chinese people put people of great figure and prestige like Guan Yu, Lao Zi, to name few of many as gods. To have a greater understanding of the Tao, read Lao Zi's l Ching or the book of birthdays. l Ching is orginally found in China, but nobody knows where it is, so The book of birthdays is an English translation of the l Ching. That's what I know about the Tao.
The tao cannot be explain. To define the tao is to define something else other then the tao. To give an example relating to something that is trying to define the tao is not the tao, because that has nothing to do with the way, and so it is not the definition for the Tao.

e.g. the tao is simply put: The way. What is the way? nobody knows. Some may say it is the path to believe in the Christian God. Some say it is destiny. Some say it is the method to become rich and successful. Some say the way is when we will come to that place after death. All these things have nothing to do with the Tao because it remains a mystery unsolved.
by fruityogos June 5, 2011
Mongolian slang for a dead bush.
Mainly used in the Bing region of Mongolia.
Mongolian 1: Hey look its tao!
Mongolian 2:Yeah!
by 46157 July 12, 2019
Usually a girl but can be a boy. Often is quite nice and funny but has their annoying dickhead side. They usually love animals and will always be there for their bf / gf
Tao is over there