from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long rope with a running noose at one end, used especially to catch horses and cattle. Also called lariat.
- transitive v. To catch with or as if with such a long rope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses.
- n. An image-editing function allowing the user to capture an irregularly-shaped object by drawing an approximate outline.
- v. To catch with a lasso.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc.
- transitive v. To catch with a lasso.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long rope or cord of hide (from 60 to 100 feet), having a running noose at one end, used especially in the Spanish (or originally Spanish or Portuguese) parts of America for catching horses and wild cattle.
- To catch or capture by means of a lasso.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long noosed rope used to catch animals
- n. Belgian composer (1532-1594)
- v. catch with a lasso
Spanish lazo, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, noose; see lace.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish lazo, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, from Latin laqueus. (Wiktionary)