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

  • noun The act of one that whips.
  • noun A thrashing administered especially as punishment.
  • noun Material, such as cord or thread, used to lash or bind parts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In golf, the thin twine with which the head and shaft of a club are bound together.
  • noun A beating; flagellation.
  • noun A defeat; a beating: as, the enemy got a good whipping. See whip, verb, 9.
  • noun Nautical, a piece of twine or small cord wound. round the end of a rope to keep it from unlaying.
  • noun In bookbinding, the sewing of the raw edges of single leaves in sections by overcasting the thread [Eng.]: known in the United States as whip-stitching.
  • noun In sewing, same as overcasting, 2.
  • noun The act or method of casting the fly in angling; casting.

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

  • a & n. from whip, v.
  • a post to which offenders are tied, to be legally whipped.

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

  • noun countable The punishment of being whipped.
  • noun countable A heavy defeat; a thrashing.
  • noun uncountable A cooking technique in which air is incorporated into cream etc.
  • noun countable A cord or thread used to lash or bind something.
  • noun nautical, whipping The lashing of the end of a rope. (FM 55-501).
  • verb Present participle of whip.

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

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  • noun a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
  • adjective smart and fashionable
  • noun a sound defeat
  • noun the act of overcoming or outdoing


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