verb (used with object)
to throw or fling with great force or vigor.
to throw or cast down.
to utter with vehemence:
to hurl insults at the umpire.
verb (used without object)
to throw a missile.
Baseball. to pitch a ball.
a forcible or violent throw; fling.
(transitive) to throw or propel with great force
(transitive) to utter with force; yell: to hurl insults
(Scot) (hʌrl). to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle
the act or an instance of hurling
(Scot) (hʌrl). a ride in a driven vehicle
early 13c., hurlen, “to run against (each other), come into collision,” later “throw forcibly” (c.1300); “rush violently” (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln “to throw, to dash,” and East Frisian hurreln “to roar, to bluster.” OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr “expressing rapid motion;” see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally “rushing water.” For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.
A pitcher (1908+ Baseball) hurrah’s nest, a
Confusion; chaos; snafu (1829+)
[hur-lee] /ˈhɜr li/ noun, plural hurleys, hurlies. British. 1. the game of hurling. 2. the leather-covered ball used in hurling. 3. the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade. 4. Informal. a club or cudgel. /ˈhɜːlɪ/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) another word for hurling 2. Also […]
[hur-lee] /ˈhɜr li/ noun, plural hurleys, hurlies. British. 1. the game of hurling. 2. the leather-covered ball used in hurling. 3. the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade. 4. Informal. a club or cudgel. [hur-lee] /ˈhɜr li/ noun, plural hurlies. 1. commotion; hurly-burly. 2. British. […]
[hur-ling] /ˈhɜr lɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of throwing or casting, especially with great force or strength. 2. a traditionally Irish game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 140 yards (128 meters) long, points being scored by hitting, pushing, carrying, or throwing the leather-covered ball between the goalposts at […]
- Hurloid facies
hurloid facies hur·loid facies (hûr’loid’) n. The coarse gargoylelike facial appearance characteristic of the mucopolysaccharidoses and mucolipidoses.