from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A long rope with a running noose at one end, used especially to catch horses and cattle.
- transitive verb To catch, tie, or attach with or as if with a lasso.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc.
- noun (Zoöl.) one of a peculiar kind of defensive and offensive stinging cells, found in great numbers in all cœlenterates, and in a few animals of other groups. They are most highly developed in the tentacles of jellyfishes, hydroids, and Actiniæ. Each of these cells is filled with, fluid, and contains a long, slender, often barbed, hollow thread coiled up within it. When the cell contracts the thread is quickly ejected, being at the same time turned inside out. The thread is able to penetrate the flesh of various small, soft-bodied animals, and carries a subtle poison by which they are speedily paralyzed and killed. The threads, at the same time, hold the prey in position, attached to the tentacles. Some of the jellyfishes, as the Portuguese man-of-war, and Cyanea, are able to penetrate the human skin, and inflict painful stings in the same way. Called also
nettling cell, cnida, cnidocell.
- transitive verb To catch with a lasso.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A long
ropewith a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattleand horses.
- noun computing An
image- editing functionallowing the userto capturean irregularly-shaped object by drawing an approximate outline.
- verb To
catchwith a lasso.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
- noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
- verb catch with a lasso
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Piangi, who has also met with the Punjab lasso, is discovered behind the scenes.
The lasso is collected in the man's hand, he swings it circularly round his head, and when the opportunity offers, he throws it over the head of the animal he wishes to catch.
The other lasso is of wire, which not only catches the fugitive, but knocks him senseless or cuts his head off, as the case may be.
I think she may have made him a little jump rope lasso, but now that I think about it, I don't think a lasso is a very safe toy to give a 6-year-old.
They are caught by means of a lasso, which is a rope with a noose at one end.
Each tentacle has a globular tip filled with a multitude of cells, the so-called lasso-cells, each one of which conceals a coiled-up thread.
Then, upon reflection, Erik went back to fetch the Punjab lasso, which is very curiously made out of catgut, and which might have set an examining magistrate thinking.
A lasso was a rope with a noose at one end -- so! and it was used to catch wild horses, or anything else you happened to chase.
A lasso is a long rope, sometimes made of leather.
Negroes were ready for him; and the moment he came within reach, a coil of rope with a noose on the end of it, called a lasso, was adroitly thrown over the reptile's head: ten or twelve men then hauled the lasso and dragged it ashore amid shouts of triumph.