lashing


lashing
I.
/ˈlæʃɪŋ / (say 'lashing)

noun
1. the act of someone or something that lashes.
2. a whipping.
3. a severe scolding.
4. (plural) Colloquial (sometimes followed by of) large quantities; plenty: *He dreams I'm going to have a fine farm, with corn and cows and pigs and newlaid eggs, and lashings of grapes and peaches and oranges –harold lewis, 1973.
{lash1 + -ing1; for def. 4 compare lash1 (def. 16c)
II.
/ˈlæʃɪŋ / (say 'lashing)

noun
1. a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
2. the rope or the like used.
{lash2 + -ing1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lashing — Lash ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement. South. [1913 Webster] {Lashing out}, a striking out; also, extravagance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lashing — Lash ing, n. See 2d {Lasher}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lashing — index caustic, obloquy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lashing — (n.) a beating, flogging, c.1400, from prp. of lash (see LASH (Cf. lash) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lashing — lashing1 [lash′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that lashes; specif., a) a whipping b) a strong rebuke 2. [pl.] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal a large amount; lots lashing2 [lash′iŋ] n. 1. the …   English World dictionary

  • lashing — [[t]læ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] lashings 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount Lashings of something means a large quantity or amount of it. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] Serve by cutting the scones in half and spreading with jam and lashings of clotted cream. ...lashings of… …   English dictionary

  • lashing —   Aho, aho kā, lu ukia.    ♦ Types of house lashings: kauhihi, aho pueo, aho ōwili, ki ihei, kauhilo.    ♦ Types of canoe lashings: kāholo, kumuhele, lanalana, kumupou, pā ū o Lu ukia.    ♦ Adze lashing, hauhana.    ♦ Net lashing, hāwele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • lashing — Lasher Lash er, n. 1. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another; called also {lashing}. [1913 Webster] 2. A weir in a river. [Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lashing — lashing1 /lash ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that lashes. 2. a whipping with or as if with a lash. 3. a severe scolding; tongue lashing. [1350 1400; ME; see LASH1, ING1] lashing2 /lash ing/, n. 1. a binding or fastening with a rope or… …   Universalium

  • lashing — noun Lashing is used before these nouns: ↑rain …   Collocations dictionary