having or eyelashes, especially of a specified kind or description (usually used in combination):
long-lashed blue eyes.
the flexible part of a whip; the section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip.
a swift stroke or blow, with a whip or the like, given as a punishment:
He received 20 lashes.
something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip:
the lash of his sharp tongue.
a swift dashing or sweeping movement, as of an animal’s tail; switch.
a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
Also called neck cord. a cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.
verb (used with object)
to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
to beat violently or sharply against:
The rain lashed the trees.
to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip:
He lashed them on to greater effort.
to attack, scold, or punish severely with words:
She lashed the students with harsh criticism.
to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly:
The crocodile lashed its tail.
verb (used without object)
to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon or whip (often followed by out):
He lashed wildly at his attackers.
to attack or reprove someone with harsh words (often followed by out):
to lash out at injustice.
to move suddenly and swiftly; rush, dash, or flash:
The coiled snake lashed suddenly.
Chiefly British. to spend money lavishly or foolishly (usually followed by out).
verb (used with object)
to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.
(Brit, informal) intoxicated; drunk
a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object: twenty lashes was his punishment
the flexible end or ends of a whip
a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
(Austral & NZ, informal) have a lash, to make an attempt at or take part in (something)
to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc, esp as a punishment
(of rain, waves, etc) to beat forcefully against
to attack with words, ridicule, etc
to flick or wave sharply to and fro: the restless panther lashed his tail
to urge or drive with or as if with a whip: to lash the audience into a violent mood
(transitive) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
c.1300, las “a blow, a stroke,” later “flexible part of a whip” (late 14c.), possibly imitative. The verb might be the source of the noun.
“to strike with a whip,” c.1300, “to deal a blow;” later “to whip” (late 14c.); see lash (n.). Lash out “to strike out violently” is from 1560s. Related: Lashed; lashing.
“bind,” 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier “to lace” (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.
jargon, algorithm (Harvard) A program that solves a standard problem (such as the Eight Queens Puzzle or implementing the life algorithm) in a deliberately nonstandard way. Distinguished from a crock or kluge by the fact that the programmer did it on purpose as a mental exercise. Such constructions are quite popular in exercises such as […]
[lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. a whipping with or as if with a . 3. a severe scolding; tongue-lashing. [lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. a binding or fastening with a rope or the like. 2. the rope or the like used. [lash] /læʃ/ noun 1. […]
[lash-ingz] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal. 1. an abundance; plenty (usually followed by of): strawberries with lashings of cream. [lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of a person or thing that . 2. a whipping with or as if with a . 3. a severe scolding; tongue-lashing. [lash-ing] […]
[lahsh-yoh] /ˈlɑʃ yoʊ/ noun 1. a town in N Burma (Myanmar), NE of Mandalay: the SW terminus of the Burma Road. /ˈlæʃɪˌəʊ/ noun 1. a town in NE central Myanmar: starting point of the Burma Road to Chongqing, China