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Meaning of WHIP

Pronunciation:  wip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick blow with a whip
  2. [n]  an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  3. [n]  a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  4. [v]  scorch with words; "blistering criticism; whipping comments"
  5. [v]  colloquial usage; defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
  6. [v]  strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
  7. [v]  beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
  8. [v]  whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"
  9. [v]  thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

WHIP is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: blister, flog, lash, lash, lather, mop up, party whip, pip, rack up, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whiplash, whisk, worst
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, beat, beat, beat out, beat up, birch, blow, cat, cat, cat-o'-nine-tails, convulse, cowhide, cowhide, crop, crush, flagellate, flagellum, horsewhip, horsewhip, hunting crop, instrument, jactitate, knout, lash, lash out, legislator, quirt, riding crop, round, scourge, scourge, scramble, shell, slash, snipe, stock, strap, strike, switch, thong, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, trounce, urticate, vanquish, whip up, whomp up, work over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Whip\, n.
    1. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a
       tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the
       quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility;
       suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
    2. (Mech.) Any of various pieces that operate with a quick
       vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical
       devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano
  2. \Whip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Whipping}.] [OE. whippen to overlay, as a cord, with other
    cords, probably akin to G. & D. wippen to shake, to move up
    and down, Sw. vippa, Dan. vippe to swing to and fro, to
    shake, to toss up, and L. vibrare to shake. Cf. {Vibrate}.]
    1. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender
       and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a
    2. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to
       rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.
    3. To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat;
       as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine
       lashes; to whip a perverse boy.
             Who, for false quantities, was whipped at school.
    4. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with
       sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.
             They would whip me with their fine wits. --Shak.
    5. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip
    6. To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a
       whisk, fork, or the like.
    7. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat;
       to surpass. [Slang, U. S.]
    8. To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords
       going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a
       seam; to wrap; -- often with about, around, or over.
             Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.
    9. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into
       gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing
       up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.
             In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie. --Gay.
    10. To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch;
        -- with into, out, up, off, and the like.
              She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her
              arm.                                 --L'Estrange.
              He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and
              writes descriptions of everything he sees.
    11. (Naut.)
        (a) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
        (b) To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from
            untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.
    12. To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly,
        the motion being that employed in using a whip.
              Whipping their rough surface for a trout.
    {To whip in}, to drive in, or keep from scattering, as hounds
       in a hurt; hence, to collect, or to keep together, as
       member of a party, or the like.
    {To whip the cat}.
        (a) To practice extreme parsimony. [Prov. Eng.] --Forby.
        (b) To go from house to house working by the day, as
            itinerant tailors and carpenters do. [Prov. & U. S.]
  3. \Whip\, v. i.
    To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something;
    to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.
          With speed from thence he whipped.       --Sackville.
          Two friends, traveling, met a bear upon the way; the
          one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat
          upon the ground.                         --L'Estrange.
  4. \Whip\, n. [OE. whippe. See {Whip}, v. t.]
    1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for
       correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a
       handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a
       flexible rod. ``[A] whip's lash.'' --Chaucer.
             In his right hand he holds a whip, with which he is
             supposed to drive the horses of the sun. --Addison.
    2. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.
    3. (Mach.)
       (a) One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the
           sails are spread.
       (b) The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
    4. (Naut.)
       (a) A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light
       (b) The long pennant. See {Pennant}
    5. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.
    6. (Eng. Politics)
       (a) A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to
           enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of
           the members of a Parliament party at any important
           session, especially when their votes are needed.
       (b) A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be
           in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to
           be taken.
    {Whip and spur}, with the utmost haste.
    {Whip crane}, or {Whip purchase}, a simple form of crane
       having a small drum from which the load is suspended,
       turned by pulling on a rope wound around larger drum on
       the same axle.
    {Whip gin}. See {Gin block}, under 5th {Gin}.
    {Whip grafting}. See under {Grafting}.
    {Whip hand}, the hand with which the whip is used; hence,
       advantage; mastery; as, to have or get the whip hand of a
       person. --Dryden.
    {Whip ray} (Zo["o]l.), the European eagle ray. See under
    {Whip roll} (Weaving), a roll or bar, behind the reeds in a
       loom, on which the warp threads rest.
    {Whip scorpion} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
       arachnids belonging to {Thelyphonus} and allied genera.
       They somewhat resemble true scorpions, but have a long,
       slender bristle, or lashlike organ, at the end of the
       body, instead of a sting.
    {Whip snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of various species of
       slender snakes. Specifically:
       (a) A bright green South American tree snake ({Philodryas
           viridissimus}) having a long and slender body. It is
           not venomous. Called also {emerald whip snake}.
       (b) The coachwhip snake.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a whip in your dream, symbolizes punishment and an abusive situation. It also represents unhappiness, unfortunate circumstances and to a certain degree, shame and guilt. Alternatively, it may indicate that you need to exercise more control over your life. You need to have more discipline. Dreaming that you are whipping an assailant means that through your perseverance and courage, you will experience wealth and honor, despite of any opposition.