from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strike with repeated strokes, as with a strap or rod; lash.
- transitive v. To punish or chastise by repeated striking with a strap or rod; flog.
- transitive v. To afflict, castigate, or reprove severely: "For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure” ( Ralph Waldo Emerson).
- transitive v. To drive, force, or compel by flogging, lashing, or other means.
- transitive v. To strike or affect in a manner similar to whipping or lashing: Icy winds whipped my face.
- transitive v. To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
- transitive v. Informal To snatch, pull, or remove in a sudden manner: He whipped off his cap.
- transitive v. To sew with a loose overcast or overhand stitch.
- transitive v. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
- transitive v. Nautical To hoist by means of a rope passing through an overhead pulley.
- transitive v. Informal To defeat; outdo: Our team can whip your team.
- intransitive v. To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart.
- intransitive v. To move in a manner similar to a whip; thrash or snap about: Branches whipped against the windows.
- n. An instrument, either a flexible rod or a flexible thong or lash attached to a handle, used for driving animals or administering corporal punishment.
- n. A whipping or lashing motion or stroke; a whiplash.
- n. A blow, wound, or cut made by or as if by whipping.
- n. Something, such as a long radio antenna on a motor vehicle, that is similar to a whip in form or flexibility.
- n. Sports Flexibility, as in the shaft of a golf club.
- n. Sports A whipper-in.
- n. A member of a legislative body, such as the U.S. Congress or the British Parliament, charged by his or her party with enforcing party discipline and ensuring attendance.
- n. A call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to ensure attendance at a particular time.
- n. A dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream, often with fruit or fruit flavoring: prune whip.
- n. An arm on a windmill.
- n. Nautical A hoist consisting of a single rope passing through an overhead pulley.
- n. A ride in an amusement park, consisting of small cars that move in a rapid, whipping motion along an oval track.
- whip in To keep together, as members of a political party or hounds in a pack.
- whip up To arouse; excite: whipped up the mob; whip up enthusiasm.
- whip up Informal To prepare quickly: whip up a light lunch.
- idiom whip into shape Informal To bring to a specified state or condition, vigorously and often forcefully.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lash; a pliant, flexible instrument, such as a rod (commonly of cane or rattan) or a plaited or braided rope or thong (commonly of leather) used to create a sharp "crack" sound for directing or herding animals
- n. A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
- n. Whipped cream.
- n. A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
- n. A mode of personal motorized transportation; an automobile, all makes and models including motorcycles, excluding public transportation.
- n. A move in which one player transfers momentum to another.
- v. To hit with a whip.
- v. By extension, to hit with any flexible object.
- v. To defeat.
- v. To mix in a rapid aerating fashion, especially food.
- v. To urge into action.
- v. To bind the end of a rope with twine or other small stuff to prevent its unlaying: fraying or unravelling
- v. To throw or kick an object at a high velocity.
- v. To fish a body of water especially by making repeated casts.
- v. To snap back and forth like a whip.
- v. To move very fast.
- v. (roller derby) To transfer momentum from one skater to another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat.
- transitive v. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord.
- transitive v. To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat.
- transitive v. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.
- transitive v. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking.
- transitive v. To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.
- transitive v. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.
- transitive v. To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; -- often with about, around, or over.
- transitive v. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread.
- transitive v. To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; -- with into, out, up, off, and the like.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.
- transitive v. To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.
- transitive v. To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.
- intransitive v. To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk.
- n. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.
- n. A coachman; a driver of a carriage.
- n. One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.
- n. The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
- n. A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.
- n. The long pennant. See Pennant (a)
- n. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.
- n. A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a Parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed.
- n. A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to be taken.
- n. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; ; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
- n. Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
- n. In pianoforte-making, the crosspiece at the top of an action-extension which bears and operates both the hammer-and the damper-action. Also called jack-whip. See the cut under pianoforte.
- n. A light line used in marine life-saving apparatus, run as an endless circuit from the shore around a sheave on the vessel and back to the shore. The breeches-buoy is operated by such a whip.
- n. One who operates a whip-hoisting or whip-conveying line.
- To move suddenly and nimbly; start (in, out, away, etc.) with sudden quickness: as, to whip round the corner and disappear.
- In angling, to cast the line or the fly by means of the rod with a motion like that of using a whip; make a cast.
- To move, throw, put, pull, carry, or the like, with a sudden, quick motion; snatch: usually followed by some preposition or adverb, as away, from, in, into, off, on, out, up, etc.: as, to whip out a sword or a revolver.
- To overlay, as a cord, rope, etc., with a cord, twine, or thread going round and round it; inwrap; seize; serve with twine, thread, or the like wound closely and tightly round and round: generally with about, around, over, etc.
- To lay regularly on; serve in regular circles round and round.
- To sew with an over and over stitch, as two pieces of cloth whose edges are laid or stitched together; overcast: as, to whip a seam.
- To gather by a kind of combination running and overhand stitch: as, to whip a ruffle.
- Nautical, to hoist or purchase by means of a rope passed through a single pulley.
- To strike with a whip or lash, or with anything tough and flexible; lash; use a whip upon: as, to whip a horse.
- To punish with a whip, scourge, birch, or the like; flog: as, to whip a vagrant; to whip a perverse boy.
- To outdo; overcome; beat: as, to whip creation.
- To drive with lashes.
- To lash, in a figurative sense; treat with cutting severity, as with sarcasm or abuse.
- To cause to spin or rotate by lashing with a whip or scourge-stick: said of a top.
- To thrash; beat out, as grain by striking: as, to whip wheat.
- To beat into a froth, as eggs, cream, etc., with a whisk, fork, spoon, or other implement.
- To fish upon with a fly or other bait; draw a fly or other bait along the surface of: as, to whip a stream.
- To bring or keep together as a party whip does: as, to whip a party into line. See whip, n., 3 .
- To go from house to house to work, as a tailor or other workman. Compare whip-cat.
- To get tipsy.
- n. An instrument for flagellation, whether in driving animals or in punishing human beings; a scourge.
- n. One who handles a whip, as in driving a coach or carriage; a driver: as, an expert whip.
- n. A whipper-in.
- n. In English parliamentary usage, a member who performs certain non-official but important duties in looking after the interests of his party, especially the securing of the attendance of as many members as possible at important divisions: as, the Liberal whip; the Conservative whip. See the quotation.
- n. A call made upon the members of a party to be in their places at a certain time: as, both parties have issued a rigorous whip in. view of the expected division.
- n. A contrivance for hoisting, consisting of a rope and pulley and usually a snatch-block, and worked by one or more horses which in hoisting walk a way from thething hoisted. In mining usually called whip-and-derry. See cut under cable-laid.
- n. One of the radii or arms of a windmill, to which the sails are attached; also, the length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
- n. In angling, the leader of an angler's cast with its flies attached.
- n. A vibrating spring used as an electric cir cuitcloser for testing capacity.
- n. A slender rod or flexible pole used instead of stakes to mark the bounds of oyster-beds.
- n. The common black swift, Cypselus apus.
- n. A preparation of cream, eggs, etc., beaten to a froth.
- With a sudden change; at once; quick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
- v. strike as if by whipping
- v. beat severely with a whip or rod
- n. an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
- v. subject to harsh criticism
- v. whip with or as if with a wire whisk
- n. (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
- v. defeat thoroughly
- n. a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
- n. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
- v. thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
Falstaff has said, that the _courtiers would_ whip _him with their quick wits_; but I know not that _whip_ can be used for a _scoff_ or _insult_, unless its meaning be fixed by the whole expression.
It must mean the whip with which the Trojans scourged the Greeks, which cannot be but by a very unusual construction, or the authour must have forgotten the original of the Romans; unless _whip_ has some meaning which includes
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The manner of sawing such timber, at the South, is by what they call a whip saw.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who as the Democratic whip is in charge of counting the party's votes in the chamber, told reporters he was glad to see his colleague back.
The whip is highly detailed and molded from a semi-rigid material, a great choice, given the skinny parts that would be easily breakable if it were cast from polystone like the rest of the piece.
Yet instead of debating how to build a better public media system, we're stuck with a rotting commercial one that would rather help the likes of Palin whip up a frenzy and play up the false divide between left and right.
Her right hand, still raised, came down, the thin whip whishing through the air.
It makes a certain amount of sense to say that assaulting somebody with a horse whip is a different, perhaps worse crime, than simple assault.