lashing

1
[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that lashes.
a whipping with or as if with a lash.
a severe scolding; tongue-lashing.

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Origin of lashing

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lash1, -ing1

Definition for lashing (2 of 4)

lashing

2
[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /

noun

a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
the rope or the like used.

Origin of lashing

2
First recorded in 1660–70; lash2 + -ing1

Definition for lashing (3 of 4)

lash

1
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /

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

Definition for lashing (4 of 4)

lash

2
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /

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
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British Dictionary definitions for lashing (1 of 4)

lashing

1
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun

a whipping; flogging
a scolding
(plural usually foll by of) British informal large amounts; lots

British Dictionary definitions for lashing (2 of 4)

lashing

2
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun

rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing

British Dictionary definitions for lashing (3 of 4)

lash

1
/ (læʃ) /

noun


verb (tr)

See also lash out
Derived Formslasher, nounlashingly, adverb

Word Origin for lash

C14: perhaps imitative

British Dictionary definitions for lashing (4 of 4)

lash

2
/ (læʃ) /

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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