Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something used for securing or binding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of whipping or flogging; a scourging.
  • noun A rope or cord for binding or making fast one thing to another.
  • noun A profusion or great plenty; a bountiful or unstinted supply: usually in the plural: as, lashings of beer.
  • Lavish.
  • noun plural In mining, planks spiked on the inside of shaft-timbering to hold the frames in place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See 2d lasher.
  • noun The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement.
  • noun a striking out; also, extravagance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something used to tie something or lash it to something.
  • noun : plenty of
  • verb Present participle of lash.
  • verb Ireland, slang raining heavily.

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

  • noun rope that is used for fastening something to something else
  • adjective violently urging on by whipping or flogging
  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was painfully shy and found his expression in lashing out at people.

    Mark Gatiss: My family values

  • When Kyrgyzstan's authoritarian president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was overthrown in April, U.S. officials who rushed to Bishkek to show support for his successor received a tongue-lashing from the new Kyrgyz government, which claimed that opaque jet fuel deals had enriched the deposed regime.

    Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar

  • They did another good job of misdirecting us, making it seem like the killer was interested in lashing out against his coworkers when it was something else altogether.

    TV Insider : Bev Vincent

  • When Kyrgyzstan's authoritarian president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was overthrown in April, U.S. officials who rushed to Bishkek to show support for his successor received a tongue-lashing from the new Kyrgyz government, which claimed that opaque jet fuel deals had enriched the deposed regime.

    Kyrgyzstan deals cloaked in mystery

  • When Kyrgyzstan's authoritarian president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was overthrown in April, U.S. officials who rushed to Bishkek to show support for his successor received a tongue-lashing from the new Kyrgyz government, which claimed that opaque jet fuel deals had enriched the deposed regime.

    Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar

  • The Senate tongue lashing is cute, but if the head of Goldman Sachs who approved the Sh*#ty deals, and robbed so many hardworking Americans, both of their savings and now of their tax dollars does not get at least 10 years in a max security prison.

    Hutchison says GOP must have role in financial reform bill

  • Perhaps Rahm is conflating these critiques from the left in lashing out at Krguman.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rahm Emanuel Suggests He Agrees Stimulus Package Wasn’t Big Enough

  • When Kyrgyzstan's authoritarian president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was overthrown in April, U.S. officials who rushed to Bishkek to show support for his successor received a tongue-lashing from the new Kyrgyz government, which claimed that opaque jet fuel deals had enriched the deposed regime.

    Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar

  • After a Saturday morning of rain lashing down, the village draws a collective sigh of relief as blue skies start to dominate the western horizons, and the perfect English summer afternoon smiles on our annual fete.

    Blue Skies, Cream Teas

  • Devils, or pillars of sand, vertical and inclined, measuring a thousand feet high, rush over the plain lashing the sand at their base like a sea surging under a furious whirlwind; shearing the grass clean away from the roots, tearing up trees, which are whirled like leaves and sticks in air and sweeping away tents and houses as if they were bits of paper.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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  • My adjectival use: 'The lashing rain soaked us through.'

    August 22, 2011