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

  • v. Obsolete A past tense of sting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake.
  • n. In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.
  • v. To shoot with pain, to sting.
  • v. To spear; to sting.
  • v. Simple past of sting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of sting.
  • n. A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake.
  • n. In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.
  • intransitive v. To shoot with pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to ride on a stang.
  • To sting.
  • To throb with pain; sting.
  • To cause a sharp, sudden pain; inflict a sting.
  • An obsolete or dialectal preterit of sting.
  • n. A wooden bar; a pole.
  • n. The bar of a door.
  • n. A rod, pole, or perch used in the measurement of land.
  • n. A sting.
  • n. The weever, a fish. Also stangster.
  • n. An obsolete form of stank.
  • n. A bar or pole, in a kind of warp-dressing machine, over which the warp passes.
  • n. A Siamese coin.


From Old Norse stǫng (cognate with Old English steng). (Wiktionary)
From Old Norse stanga ("prick, goad"). (Wiktionary)
inflected form of sting (Wiktionary)



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    May 20, 2011

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    May 18, 2011

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    May 18, 2011

  • I'm ftl - *far too lazy* to find and replace all those short f's with long ones, yarb. Sorry, but thanks for the code.

    May 18, 2011

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    May 18, 2011

  • Pray replace your f's with long eſſes!

    May 18, 2011

  • "This word is ftill ufed in fome colleges in the univerfity of Cambridge; to ftang fcholars in Chriftmas-time, being to caufe them to ride on a colt-ftaff, or pole, for miffing of chapel. It is ufed likewife in the Eaft Riding of Yorkfhire for the fourth part of an acre, a rood." --Grose's A Provincial Glossary, 1787.

    May 18, 2011

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    September 8, 2009

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    August 5, 2008

  • A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake. In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch.

    August 5, 2008