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LASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lash mean? 

LASH (noun)
  The noun LASH has 3 senses:

1. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
2. leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
3. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

  Familiarity information: LASH used as a noun is uncommon.


LASH (verb)
  The verb LASH has 4 senses:

1. beat severely with a whip or rod
2. lash or flick about sharply
3. strike as if by whipping
4. bind with a rope, chain, or cord

  Familiarity information: LASH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LASH (noun)


Sense 1lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

lash; eyelash; cilium

Hypernyms ("lash" is a kind of...):

hair (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss)

Holonyms ("lash" is a part of...):

eyelid; lid; palpebra (either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye)


Sense 2lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

thong; lash

Hypernyms ("lash" is a kind of...):

leather strip (implement consisting of a strip of leather)

Holonyms ("lash" is a part of...):

whip (an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping)


Sense 3lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

whiplash; lash; whip

Context example:

the whip raised a red welt

Hypernyms ("lash" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


LASH (verb)


Sense 1lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat severely with a whip or rod

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

flog; lash; trounce; welt; whip; lather; slash; strap

Context examples:

The teacher often flogged the students / The children were severely trounced

Hypernyms (to "lash" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lash"):

cat (beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails)

cowhide (flog with a cowhide)

switch (flog with or as if with a flexible rod)

horsewhip (whip with a whip intended for horses)

leather (beat with a lather strap)

flagellate; scourge (whip)

birch (whip with a birch twig)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to lash the prisoners


Sense 2lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lash or flick about sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The lion lashed its tail

Hypernyms (to "lash" is one way to...):

sway; swing (move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike as if by whipping

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lash; whip

Context example:

The curtain whipped her face

Hypernyms (to "lash" is one way to...):

strike (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lash"):

urticate (whip with or as with nettles)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4lash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bind with a rope, chain, or cord

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

lash the horse

Hypernyms (to "lash" is one way to...):

bind; tie (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lash"):

frap (make secure by lashing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

unlash (untie the lashing of)


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