[lam-beyst, -bast] /læmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst/
verb (used with object), lambasted, lambasting. Informal.
to beat or whip severely.
to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
1630s, from lam (1590s, ultimately from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse lemja “to beat, to lame”) + baste “to thrash” (see baste). Related: Lambasted; lambasting.
[1637+; ultimately fr British lam and baste, both ”beat”]
[lam-duh] /ˈlæm də/ noun 1. the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ). 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. /ˈlæmdə/ noun 1. the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l n. Greek letter name, from a Semitic source akin to Hebrew lamedh. lambda lamb·da (lām’də) n. […]
- Lambda abstraction
A term in lambda-calculus denoting a function. A lambda abstraction begins with a lower-case lambda (represented as “\” in this document), followed by a variable name (the “bound variable”), a full stop and a lambda expression (the body). The body is taken to extend as far to the right as possible so, for example an […]
- Lambda-b baryon
[lam-duh-bee] /ˈlæm dəˈbi/ noun, Physics. 1. a protonlike baryon containing a b quark; a neutral baryon with a mass 11,000 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1.1 X 10 -12 seconds.
- Lambda-b particle
lambda-b particle (lām’də-bē’) An electrically neutral baryon having a mass 11,000 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1.1 × 10-12 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.