from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To throw with great force; fling. See Synonyms at throw.
  • transitive v. To send with great vigor; thrust: hurled the army against the enemy.
  • transitive v. To throw down; overthrow.
  • transitive v. To utter vehemently: hurled insults at the speaker.
  • transitive v. Slang To vomit (the contents of the stomach).
  • intransitive v. To move with great speed, force, or violence; hurtle.
  • intransitive v. To throw something with force.
  • intransitive v. Slang To vomit.
  • intransitive v. Baseball To pitch the ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw (something) with force.
  • v. To utter (harsh or derogatory speech), especially at its target.
  • v. To participate in the sport of hurling.
  • v. (slang) To vomit.
  • n. A throw, especially a violent throw; a fling.
  • n. The act of vomiting.
  • n. The act of hitting the sliotar with the hurley.
  • n. (car) ride
  • n. tumult; riot; hurly-burly
  • n. A table on which fibre is stirred and mixed by beating with a bow spring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.
  • n. Tumult; riot; hurly-burly.
  • n. A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.
  • intransitive v. To hurl one's self; to go quickly.
  • intransitive v. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).
  • intransitive v. To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.
  • transitive v. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force.
  • transitive v. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity.
  • transitive v. To twist or turn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw; fling; toss: without the idea of violent or impetuous motion.
  • To throw with violence; send whirling or whizzing through the air; fling with great force.
  • To drag with violence.
  • Figuratively, to emit or utter with vehemence.
  • To throw; fling; discharge a missile.
  • To rush.
  • To fall or strike with violence.
  • To play at the game of hurling.
  • To whirl; turn round rapidly.
  • To turn; twist.
  • To wheel; convey by means of a wheeled vehicle.
  • To whirl; turn rapidly; rush or dash.
  • To be wheeled or conveyed in a wheeled vehicle.
  • n. The act of throwing with violence.
  • n. Tumult; riot; commotion.
  • n. A scolding.
  • n. A whirlpool; whirling water.
  • n. Conveyance in a wheeled vehicle; a drive.
  • n. A hurdle.
  • n. Same as harl, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter with force; utter vehemently
  • v. throw forcefully
  • v. make a thrusting forward movement
  • n. a violent throw


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English hurlen.



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