American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various marine food fishes related to or resembling the cod, especially Molva molva of northern European waters.
- n. See heather.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European gadoid fish, Molva molva or M. vulgaris (called by Cuvier Lota molva). It has an elongate form, a short anterior and long posterior dorsal fin, long anal fin, separate convex caudal fin, normal ventral fins, and several large teeth in the lower jaws and vomer, besides a band of small teeth in the jaws and vomer. The ling inhabits the seas of northern Europe, and attains a length of 4 feet. Great numbers of them are caught for food, and either used fresh or salted and dried for future consumption.
- n. An American gadoid fish, Lota maculosa, better known as the burbot, and also called lawyer and lake-lawyer.
- n. A chiroid fish, Ophiodon elongatus, better known as cultus-cod.
- n. Same as bay-cod.
- n. Same as conger-eel, 3.
- n. Common heather, Calluna vulgaris.
- n. The water-chestnut of China, Trapa bicornis, largely used in China for food.
- n. A termination having usually a diminutive or depreciative force, occurring in designations of persons, as darling, earthling, gadling, gadling, groundling, hireling, lordling, stripling, underling, worldling, etc., or of young animals, etc., as duckling, gosling, kidling, kitling, starling, firstling, nestling, yearling, etc.
- n. An adverbial suffix, forming adverbs from nouns, as in backling, darkling, groveling, headling, sideling, halfling, etc. It also appears with an added adverbial genitive suffix, -lings, as in
backlings. In dialectal use it is often -lin, -lins. In some words it appears in the variant form -long, as in headlong, sidelong. It is not now used in the formation of new words.
- n. Same as beardy, 3.
- n. Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva resembling the cod.
- n. Short for common ling, Molva molva.
- n. Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Canada, Canada A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also
- n. Canada, Canada The burbot of Lake Ontario.
- n. Canada An American hake of the genus Phycis.
- n. A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
- n. (Bot.) Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
- n. water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
- n. common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
- n. elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
- n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
- n. American hakes
- Middle English, possibly of Low German origin; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Old Norse lyng. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Wendy: @ling: Ordered through normal … apparently the package was sent back to her, stating 'uncollected', although i was home the whole day of the supposed delivery date! hai, dunno what happened. ling: oh no .. did you order via reg mail or normal?. so far i dont have problems with rach's postage before. i already bought 2 wedges frm retail tt i eventually abandoned after wearing them x3 times (the max no. of tries i give them) each ... jiayi: hey, can you tell me the details of this chalet and how to go about booking it?”
“March 11th, 2009 at 5: 44 am king ding a ling is a idiot. ive been fishing 12 years. long lining, i hate the show deadliest queers cauase thats what they are queers. every crabber i have ever worked with couldnt handle the long hours of long lining. they all go to bed like children take their drugs away from them they got no power. if you really want to work its not that hard to get on a boat. take a job on a land plant in dutch harbor. then every spare minute you have hit the docks .i cant count how many guys we have hired over the years the hard part is getting to dutch ounce you get their you should be allright fag ass crabbers quit all the time … … ….”
“A local female Ding a ling is fighting to "save the deer" from evil hunters.”
“Reishi, which is called ling zhi in Chinese, mannentake or reishi in Japanese, and young zhi in Korean, is one of the most famous medicinal mushrooms in the world.”
“The typical american/british ding-a-ling is the only one who really believes the government version … and they have become the laughing stock because of it!”
“Minus Kelvin, Creative Commons darling, is back in the mix at ccMixter with some new tracks and some hot hot heat.”
“We played a game called ling which means 'monkey' in English.”
“The reishi Mushroom (ganoderma lucidum) is used in traditional Chinese medicine and known as ling zhi, (herb of spiritual potency).”
“The Chinese have a concept called ling, , which means divine state.”
“Last night that happened to me and it was a piece of ling, which is usually rockling but can also be pink ling or any one of several other fish.”
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