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Meaning of LASH

Pronunciation:  lash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick blow with a whip
  2. [n]  leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
  3. [n]  any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
  4. [v]  bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse"
  5. [v]  strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
  6. [v]  beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
  7. [v]  lash about; flick sharply, as of animals' tails

LASH is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: cilium, eyelash, flog, lather, slash, strap, thong, trounce, welt, whip, whip, whiplash
 Antonyms: unlash
 See Also: beat, beat up, bind, birch, blow, cat, cowhide, eyelid, flagellate, frap, hair, horsewhip, leather strip, lid, palpebra, scourge, strike, sway, swing, switch, tie, urticate, whip, work over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), n. [OE. lasche; cf. D. lasch piece set
    in, joint, seam, G. lashe latchet, a bit of leather, gusset,
    stripe, laschen to furnish with flaps, to lash or slap, Icel.
    laski gusset, flap, laska to break.]
    1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow
       is given.
             I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.
    2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a
       snare. [Obs.]
    3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as,
       the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
    4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort
       that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
             The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that
             to ourselves which succeeds well.     --L'Estrange.
    5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
    6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting
       simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
  2. \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lashed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Lashng}.]
    1. To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or
       with something like one.
             We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. --Dryden.
    2. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat,
       or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a
       whale lashes the sea with his tail.
             And big waves lash the frighted shores. --Dryden.
    3. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
             He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider
             throws.                               --Dryden.
    4. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with
       severity; as, to lash vice.
  3. \Lash\, v. i.
    To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic
          To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. --Dryden.
    {To lash out}, to strike out wildly or furiously.
  4. \Lash\, v. t. [Cf. D. lasschen to fasten together, lasch
    piece, joint, Sw. laska to stitch, Dan. laske stitch. See
    {Lash}, n. ]
    To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten;
    as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's
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