What does LASSO mean?

Definitions for LASSO
ˈlæs oʊ, læˈsulas·so

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lasso, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassusnoun

    Belgian composer (1532-1594)

  2. lasso, lariat, riata, reataverb

    a long noosed rope used to catch animals

  3. lasso, ropeverb

    catch with a lasso

    "rope cows"


  1. lassonoun

    A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses.

  2. lassonoun

    An image-editing function allowing the user to capture an irregularly-shaped object by drawing an approximate outline.

  3. lassoverb

    To catch with a lasso.

  4. Etymology: lazo ← Vulgar * ← Latin laqueus.


  1. Lasso

    A lasso ( or ), also called lariat, riata, or reata (all from Castilian, la reata 're-tied rope'), is a loop of rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the Spanish and Mexican cowboy, then adopted by the cowboys of the United States. The word is also a verb; to lasso is to throw the loop of rope around something.


  1. lasso

    Lasso, in the context of statistics and machine learning, is a regression analysis method that performs both variable selection and regularization in order to enhance the prediction accuracy and interpretability of the statistical model it produces. It was originally formulated for linear regression models and involves minimizing the usual sum of squared errors, with a bound on the sum of the absolute values of the coefficients. In a different context, a lasso is a long rope with a noose at one end, often used for catching cattle or horses. It is commonly associated with cowboys and rodeos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lassonoun

    a rope or long thong of leather with, a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc

  2. Lassoverb

    to catch with a lasso

  3. Etymology: [Sp. lazo, L. laqueus. See Lace.]


  1. Lasso

    A lasso, also referred to as a lariat, riata, or reata, is a loop of rope that is designed to be thrown around a target and tighten when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the American cowboy. The word is also a verb; to lasso is to throw the loop of rope around something. Although the tool has several proper names, such terms are rarely employed by those who actually use it; nearly all cowboys simply call it a "rope," and the use of such "roping." To most cowboys, the use of other terms — especially "lasso" — identifies the user as a layman. A lariat is made from stiff rope so that the noose stays open when the lasso is thrown. It also allows the cowboy to easily open up the noose from horseback to release the cattle because the rope is stiff enough to be pushed a little. A high quality lasso is weighted for better handling. The lariat has a small reinforced loop at one end, called a honda or hondo, through which the rope passes to form a loop. The honda can be formed by a honda knot, an eye splice, a seizing, rawhide, or a metal ring. The other end is sometimes tied simply in a small, tight, overhand knot to prevent fraying. Most modern lariats are made of stiff nylon or polyester rope, usually about 5/16 or 3/8 in diameter and in lengths of 28, 30, or 35 ft for arena-style roping and anywhere from 45 to 70 ft for Californio-style roping. The reata is made of braided rawhide and is made in lengths from 50 ft to over 100 ft. Mexican maguey and cotton ropes are also used in the longer lengths.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lasso

    las′ō, n. a long rope with a running noose for catching wild horses, &c.:—pl. Lass′os, Lass′oes.—v.t. to catch with the lasso:—pr.p. lass′ōing; pa.p. lass′ōed. [Port. laço, Sp. lazo—L. laqueus, a noose.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lasso

    a well-plaited strip of hide, with a noose, to catch wild horses or cattle with.


  1. Lasso

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lasso

    A rope or cord with a running noose, used by men on horseback in Spanish America, Texas, and Southern California for catching cattle, wild horses, grizzly bears, etc. It is said that the lasso was used by the ancient Sarmatians and Parthians. Certain Patagonians use a lasso with a stone tied to the end,—instead of a noose.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lasso

    From the Spanish lazo, a noose.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LASSO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lasso is ranked #25152 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lasso surname appeared 986 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lasso.

    74.4% or 734 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    23.1% or 228 total occurrences were White.
    0.9% or 9 total occurrences were Black.
    0.9% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LASSO in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LASSO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of LASSO in a Sentence

  1. Adam Blacker:

    [ Lasso ] has not been downloaded much at all, but the behemoth hasn't put any marketing power behind the launch either, facebook likely views the launch as extended beta testing, but also wants to understand what juice it has in terms of organic and viral growth.

  2. Bruce Hampton:

    I was a lasso instructor and a lariat importer, and they were all weird, fleeting jobs, i've been fortunate to do music all my life, and I've done enough acting to make it fun.

  3. Glen Philip:

    It really ranks as the number one strange save, the squadron has been involved in some hair-raising tasks. Most of our rescues are obviously boat or person related. This rescue was so different because we had to lasso the horse while keeping him as unstressed as possible.

  4. Cristo Fernández:

    I think' Ted Lasso' has allowed me to realize the importance of sending a message, whatever it is, just put something there that has a core and has a heart.

  5. Brian Bethune:

    It is important to keep the right perspective, given the supply chain constraints and the ongoing battle to lasso COVID-19 to the ground, the economy is performing exceptionally well.

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