American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
- n. A long deep cut.
- n. A deep flesh wound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a long deep incision in, as flesh; cut deeply into the flesh of: as, to gash a person's cheek.
- n. An incision or cut, relatively long and deep; particularly, a cut in flesh; a slash.
- Shrewd; sagacious; having the appearance of sagacity joined with that of self-importance.
- Lively and fluent in discourse; talkative.
- Trim; well dressed.
- To converse; gossip; tattle; gush.
- n. A deep cut.
- n. slang, vulgar A vulva, pussy
- n. slang, offensive A woman
- n. slang, British Royal Navy Rubbish, spare kit
- n. slang Rubbish on board an aircraft
- n. slang Unused film or sound during film editing
- n. slang Poor quality beer, usually watered down.
- v. To make a deep, long cut, to slash.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.
- n. A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
- n. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
- n. a wound made by cutting
- v. cut open
- n. a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
- From an alteration of Middle English garsen, from Old French garser, jarsier (Modern French gercer), from Vulgar Latin *charaxāre, from Ancient Greek charássein ("to scratch, notch"). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English garsen, to scarify, from Old North French garser, from Late Latin charaxāre, to scratch, engrave, from Greek kharassein. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With the Vietnam Memorial, you created what you call a gash or a rift in the landscape.”
“That gash is frickin 'unreal - looked like a great PPV.”
“Pop has a long cut on his chin, the jagged edge like a gash from a bone saw.”
“A gash from a tomahawk disfigured his head; the woolly hair was matted with blood.”
“The boy didn't appear to be concussed, but the gash was a deep one that would leave an unsightly scar if not stitched well.”
“Running water of any temperature over the gash was agonizing.”
“One preternaturally long bony hand, a length of severed rope dangling from the wrist, clutched with clawed fingers at a sword gash in chain mail stained with dried blood.”
“Monty was alive, but in spite of what Gloria could do the dark blood was welling out from a sword gash on his right side, and we had not a surgeon within miles of us.”
“Monty was alive, but in spite of what Gloria could do the dark blood was welling out from a sword gash on his right side, and we had not”
“A large sword gash in his side, which had been sewed up, but from which the blood continually oozed, was the obvious cause of his present condition, and, to all human appearance, his death warrant.”
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