lash

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1lash

verb \ˈlash\

Definition of LASH

intransitive verb
1
:  to move violently or suddenly :  dash
2
:  to thrash or beat violently <rain lashed at the windowpanes>
3
:  to make a verbal attack or retort —usually used with out
transitive verb
1
a :  to whip or fling about violently <the big cat lashed its tail about threateningly>
b :  to strike or beat with or as if with a whip <waves lashed the shore>
2
a :  to assail with stinging words
b :  drive, whip <lashed them into a fury with his fiery speech>
lash·er noun

Origin of LASH

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2lash

noun

: a hit with a whip

the lash : the punishment of being hit with a whip

: the thin piece on the end of a whip

Full Definition of LASH

1
a (1) :  a stroke with or as if with a whip (2) :  the flexible part of a whip; also :  whip
b :  punishment by whipping
2
:  a beating, whipping, or driving force
3
:  a stinging rebuke
4
:  eyelash
5
:  the clearance or play between adjacent movable mechanical parts

Examples of LASH

  1. They gave the sailor 50 lashes for disobeying orders.
  2. The disobedient sailors were threatened with the lash.

First Known Use of LASH

14th century

3lash

transitive verb

Definition of LASH

:  to bind with or as if with a line
lash·er noun

Origin of LASH

Middle English lasschyn to lace, from Anglo-French lacer, lasser — more at lace
First Known Use: 1624

lash

noun \ˈlash\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LASH

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