- having lashes or eyelashes, especially of a specified kind or description (usually used in combination): long-lashed blue eyes.
Origin of lashed
- 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.
- an eyelash.
- Also called neck cord. a cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.
- 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.
- 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).
Origin of lash1
- to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.
Origin of lash2
Related Wordsknock, pummel, chastise, buffet, smack, batter, scold, castigate, berate, lam, pound, hide, drum, scourge, hammer, flay, strap, dash, strike, baste
Examples from the Web for lashed
He is to be lashed 50 times each Friday after prayers until it reaches 1,000 lashes.Wife of Jailed Saudi Blogger: My Husband Is a Victim of the Thought Police
Ensaf Haidar, Advancing Human Rights
October 20, 2014
Adultery is criminalized, and young women who sleep with boyfriends before marriage can be lashed.The Hijab Is Iran’s Most Cherished Weapon
June 22, 2014
They were aggressive, waving guns, automatic weaponry with silencers on, and they lashed out at a cameraman with rifle butts.Russia's Special Ops Invasion of Ukraine Has Begun
Eli Lake, Anna Nemtsova
March 15, 2014
He and his friend huffed the iron wheelbarrow up the ridge, lashed it onto the Jeep.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
On several occasions, Democrats lashed out at the CIA for trying to undermine their report with false information.Senate Democrats Accuse the CIA of Stonewalling on Torture Policies
December 18, 2013
Aunt Melissa had lashed herself into a cumulative passion of words.Meadow Grass
I took the whip from our young driver and lashed the horrid animals as hard as I could.My Double Life
She lashed her tail to and fro, and one turned out of her way instantly.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
He lashed his horse with his whip, and the cart jolted on again through the ruts.Fruitfulness
It was as if Maurice had been lashed with a whip across the face.The Downfall
- British informal intoxicated; drunk
- 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
- See eyelash
- have a lash Australian and NZ informal 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 frothe restless panther lashed his tail
- to urge or drive with or as if with a whipto lash the audience into a violent mood
- (tr) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
Word Origin and History for lashed
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.
"bind," 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier "to lace" (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.