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Lash

Lash appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ace births all lash Tribeca.
  • To lash tribes, reverse births a lot.
  • To lash taped art, I trade paths a lot.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lash:

thongwhiplasheyelashlashwhip
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The word lash is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lash

What does lash mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lashes

  1. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of lash: cilium / eyelash
    • more generic word: hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
    • part of: eyelid / lid / palpebra = either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
  2. leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of lash: thong
    • more generic term: leather strip = implement consisting of a strip of leather
    • part of: whip = an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  3. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of lash: whip / whiplash
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Alternative definition of the noun lash

noun

  1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
  2. [obsolete] A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
  3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
  4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
  5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
  6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.

Definition of the adjective lash

What does lash mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [obsolete] Remiss, lax.
  2. [obsolete] Relaxed.
  3. Soft, watery, wet.
  4. [context: Mid-Ulster, Northern Ireland] excellent, wonderful
  5. See Drunk.

Definition of the verb lash

What does lash mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lashed | lashing | lashes

  1. beat severely with a whip or rod
    • example: They want to lash the prisoners
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient]Paul hit at the window | Paula swatted at the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Patient] with [Instrument]Paul hit at the window with an open hand | Paula swatted at the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument]Paul hit her elbow
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Instrument] against / on [Patient]Paul hit her elbow on the doorknob
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument]Paul hit the door open with his foot | Paula swatted the fly dead with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Paul hit the window to pieces
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Paul hit the window to pieces with a hammer
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherPaula hit the sticks together
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient]The stick hit the fence
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The stick hit the door open
      [Instrument - body part or reflexive] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The hammer hit the window to pieces

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): batter, beat, bump, butt, drum, hammer, hit, jab, kick, knock, pound, rap, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of lash: flog / lather / slash / strap / trounce / welt / whip
    • more generic terms: beat / beat up / work over = give a beating to
    • more specific words:
  2. lash or flick about sharply
    • example: The lion lashed its tail
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: sway / swing = move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
  3. strike as if by whipping
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of lash: whip
    • more generic word: strike = deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    • more specific word: urticate = whip with or as with nettles
  4. bind with a rope, chain, or cord

Alternative definition of the verb lash

verb

  1. [transitive] To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
  2. [transitive] To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash.
  3. [transitive] To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
  4. [transitive] To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity.
  5. [transitive] To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten.
  6. [intransitive] To ply the whip; to strike.
  7. [intransitive] To utter censure or sarcastic language.
  8. [intransitive, of rain] To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down

Group

Lash were an all-female alternative/punk rock band from Perth, Australia. The members Belinda-Lee Reid, Jaclyn Pearson, Jessica Bennett and Micaela Slayford all met in high school in Attadale, Western Australia and formed the band Exteria in 1996.

People

  1. Lash a.k.a. Lauro Chartrand is an actor and a stunt performer.
  2. Lash a.k.a. Nick Lashaway is an American actor. Recognized for his roles in The X-Files and The 40 Year Old Virgin, he has an appearance in The Last Song opposite Miley Cyrus, portraying the leader of a gang of thugs who hustle money from beach carnival crowds through spectacular fire juggling performances. He plays Brandon O'Neil in My Soul to Take opposite Max Thieriot, one of seven teenagers chosen to die.

There are other people with in their name, like Don Lash, Jim Lash, Liz Lash, Tom Lash, Chip Lash, Jojo Lash, Tony Lash, Eliot Lash, Janet Lash, Kathy Lash and many others.

Music

"Lash" is the second EP from The Jesus Lizard.

  • genre: Noise rock
  • released on (22 years ago)

Film

"Lash" is a short film, directed by Elka Kerkhofs.

  • country: Australia
  • language: English Language
  • genre: LGBT
  • released in (8 years ago)

Game

"LASH" is an award-nominated video game.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • designer: Paul O'Brian
  • developer: Paul O'Brian
  • genres: Interactive fiction, Adventure game
  • award:
    • XYZZY Award for Best Game
    • XYZZY Award for Best Story
    • XYZZY Award for Best Setting
    • XYZZY Award for Best Individual PC (The MULE)

Characters

  1. Lash is a fictional character from the 2005 film Sky High.
  2. Lash is a fictional character from the 1996 film Oblivion 2: Backlash.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bat Lash and Lash Canino.

Miscellanea

Lash is a website.

Phrases with Lash

  1. Lash Up
  2. lash-up
  3. lash out
  4. Lash Down
  5. lash line
  6. lash-like
  7. Lash Curler
  8. lash together
  9. to lash out
  10. tongue-lash

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lash

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Google preview"When the Welfare People Come" (2017)

Race and Class in the US Child Protection System by Don Lash

Don Lash is an attorney who has practiced in the areas of disability rights, education, and child welfare for more than twenty years.

Google previewToxicology of the Kidney, Third Edition (2004)

by Joan B. Tarloff, Lawrence H. Lash

Lash is a member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Society of Toxicology, the American Society of Nephrology, the International ...

Google previewThe Mopar Six-Pack Engine Handbook HP1528 (2008)

How to Rebuild and Modify the 440 6-Barrel and 340 6-Barrelor Convert Your LA Sm all-Block (318-360 c.i.), Mopar Big Block (383-440 c.i.) or Magnum (5.2L-5.9L) by Larry Shepard

With a hydraulic cam, the valve lash is a negative number — typically 1 turn on the adjusting screw). Valve Lift — Valve lift is one of the most common specifications ...

Google previewTales of the Congaree (2014)

by Edward C. L. Adams

Huck: Well, dey has to be broken in, but a whip lash is a language dat all of 'em understands. Most of 'em comes out of de jail fails at first, an' we promises them amusement when we gets back to camp.

Google previewThe Great Frozen Sea (2011)

A Personal Narrative of the Voyage of the Alert During the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6 by Albert Hastings Markham

The lash is a thong of sealskin about eighteen or twenty feet long, attached to a short handle of about twelve ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Weird War Stories (2017)

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media by Paul Green

featuring Lash Lightning. Cover art by Jim Mooney.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

LASH, v. lash [Ger, lasche, a slap, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Derivations, Or, An Introduction to Etymology, on a New Plan (1872)

by Robert Sullivan

LASH.' Probably from the Latin laqueus, softened in its passage through the Italian and French. The meanin:: 13 similar, namely, a cord or string. The lash of a whip means the cord or thong which gives the stroke, and hence, the stroke itself.

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Usage statistics about lash

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lash:

thongwhiplasheyelashlashwhip

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lash:

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Quotes about Lash

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. (Winston Churchill)
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Scrabble value of L1A1S1H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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