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SLING (slung)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sling mean? 

SLING (noun)
  The noun SLING has 5 senses:

1. a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
2. a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
3. a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel
4. a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
5. bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

  Familiarity information: SLING used as a noun is common.


SLING (verb)
  The verb SLING has 1 sense:

1. hurl as if with a sling

  Familiarity information: SLING used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLING (noun)


Sense 1sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

highball (a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sling"):

gin sling (a sling made with gin)

rum sling (a sling made with rum)


Sense 2sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

slingshot; catapult; sling

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

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)


Sense 3sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

slingback; sling

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

shoe (footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material)


Sense 4sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

arm; weapon; weapon system (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting)


Sense 5sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

scarf bandage; triangular bandage; sling

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

bandage; patch (a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body)


SLING (verb)


Sense 1sling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hurl as if with a sling

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sling; catapult

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

cast; hurl; hurtle (throw forcefully)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They sling the object in the water


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