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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lynchverb

    kill without legal sanction

    "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"


  1. lynchverb

    To execute without a proper legal trial, especially by hanging.

  2. lynchverb

    To commit an act of violence by a mob upon the body of another person.

  3. Etymology: First attested 1835, from Lynch law that appeared in 1811. There is a popular claim that it was named after William Lynch, but equally strong arguments would have it named after Charles Lynch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lynchverb

    to inflict punishment upon, especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See Lynch law

  2. Etymology: [See Note under Lynch law.]


  1. Lynch

    Lynch is a city in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It was plotted in 1917 by the US Coal and Coke Company as a company town to house workers at the company's nearby coal mines. It was named for then head of the company, Thomas Lynch. By the 1940s, Lynch had a population of more than 10,000 and had such amenities as a hospital and movie theatre. The population declined dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s as mining techniques shifted to less labor-intensive methods. In the 2010 census, the city population was 747, down from 900 in 2000. Lynch is the nearest city to Kentucky's highest point, Black Mountain, elevation 4,145. Sitting at an elevation of 1,716 feet above sea level, Lynch is Kentucky's highest incorporated city. Lynch is adjacent to Appalachia, Virginia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lynch

    linsh, v.t. to judge and punish without the usual forms of law.—n. Lynch′-law (Amer.), a kind of summary justice exercised by the people. [From Charles Lynch (1736-96) of Virginia.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lynch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lynch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Lynch in a Sentence

  1. Ben Crump:

    It's heart-wrenching. That's why Wanda Cooper-Jones need prayers, and Wanda Cooper-Jones need the pastors' prayers for Wanda Cooper-Jones, just so Wanda Cooper-Jones can try to keep Wanda Cooper-Jones sanity, if this was your child, how would you keep composure after you see these people lynch him and then you see them offer this self-defense and people are actually taking this as if it's credible ?

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    There were a lot of things that called into question the legitimacy of that investigation, including what he's now making reference to, some of us have alluded to a lot in the past which is the real reason he had the July 5 press conference, it wasn't the tarmac, it was information he had about Loretta Lynch that if it became public, people would question their objectivity.

  3. Harry Reid:

    No one I've seen is more qualified and experienced … than Loretta Lynch.

  4. Willie Flowers:

    These individuals, like most victims of lynching, were never crooks. They were just targets and victims of lynch mobs and that's what he( Hogan) can't articulate.

  5. Frank Richards:

    I'm not a big Mike Pence fan, but I really respect what Mike Pence did, i really think Mike Pence was extremely brave to go back into the Capitol with folks who wanted to lynch Mike Pence and carry through with Mike Pence responsibilities.

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. abash
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    • C. abide
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