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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a & n. from whip, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In golf, the thin twine with which the head and shaft of a club are bound together.
  • n. A beating; flagellation.
  • n. A defeat; a beating: as, the enemy got a good whipping. See whip, verb, 9.
  • n. Nautical, a piece of twine or small cord wound. round the end of a rope to keep it from unlaying.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In sewing, same as overcasting, 2.
  • n. The act or method of casting the fly in angling; casting.

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

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


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