lash

1
[lash]
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Origin of lash

1
1300–50; Middle English lashe (noun), lashen (v.); perhaps of expressive orig.
Related formslash·er, nounlash·ing·ly, adverblash·less, adjective

Synonyms for lash

lash

2
[lash]

verb (used with object)

to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.

Origin of lash

2
1400–50; late Middle English lasschyn, probably < Middle Dutch or Low German; compare Middle Dutch lasche patch, gusset, Dutch laschen to patch, scarf
Related formslash·er, nounlash·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms for lash

LASH

[lash]

noun

an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.

Origin of LASH

1960–65; l(ighter) a(board) sh(ip)
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British Dictionary definitions for lash

lash

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noun

a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible objecttwenty 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
have a lash Australian and NZ informal to make an attempt at or take part in (something)

verb (tr)

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 frothe restless panther lashed his tail
to urge or drive with or as if with a whipto lash the audience into a violent mood
See also lash out
Derived Formslasher, nounlashingly, adverb

Word Origin for lash

C14: perhaps imitative

lash

2

verb

(tr) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
Derived Formslasher, noun

Word Origin for lash

C15: from Old French lachier, ultimately from Latin laqueāre to ensnare, from laqueus noose
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Word Origin and History for lash
n.

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.

v.2

"bind," 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier "to lace" (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.

v.1

"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.

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