Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various marine food fishes closely related to and resembling the cod, especially Molva molva of northern Atlantic waters, having a long body and a barbel on the chin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Common heather, Calluna vulgaris.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An adverbial suffix, forming adverbs from nouns, as in backling, darkling, groveling, headling, sideling, halfling, etc.
  • noun The water-chestnut of China, Trapa bicornis, largely used in China for food.
  • noun Same as beardy, 3.
  • noun A European gadoid fish, Molva molva or M. vulgaris (called by Cuvier Lota molva).
  • noun An American gadoid fish, Lota maculosa, better known as the burbot, and also called lawyer and lake-lawyer.
  • noun A chiroid fish, Ophiodon elongatus, better known as cultus-cod.
  • noun Same as bay-cod.
  • noun Same as conger-eel, 3.

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

  • noun (Bot.) Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
  • noun a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of the heather.
  • noun 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 drizzle.
  • noun Canada, Canada The burbot of Lake Ontario.
  • noun Canada An American hake of the genus Phycis.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva resembling the cod.
  • noun Short for common ling, Molva molva.
  • noun Any of various varieties of heather or broom.

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

  • noun water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
  • noun common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  • noun elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
  • noun elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
  • noun American hakes

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, possibly of Low German origin; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

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

[Middle English, from Old Norse lyng.]

Examples

  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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 … … ….

    Fishing In Alaska

  • A local female Ding a ling is fighting to "save the deer" from evil hunters.

    Whitetail News Roundup

  • A local female Ding a ling is fighting to "save the deer" from evil hunters.

    Whitetail News Roundup

  • 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!

    Klein-Neocon Conflict Gathers Steam « Antiwar.com Blog

  • 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.

    Forever Young

  • Minus Kelvin, Cre­ative Com­mons dar­ling, is back in the mix at ccMix­ter with some new tracks and some hot hot heat.

    Famous on the Internet « Snarkmarket

  • We played a game called ling which means 'monkey' in English.

    Irish Blogs

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  • Usages on cusk and speldings.

    July 14, 2009

  • This must be the first word I've added to my animal and plant lists.

    July 17, 2009

  • Yeah? I dare you to go through them both and make sure.

    Har.

    July 17, 2009

  • I refuse your dare.

    Signed, Too Lazy to Do What You're Suggesting

    July 17, 2009

  • You can't refuse a dare, rt; you can only double-dare.

    July 17, 2009