What does Sting mean?
Definitions for Sting
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a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
"the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
a mental pain or distress
"a pang of conscience"
sting, bite, insect bitenoun
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflamverb
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
bite, sting, burnverb
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
"The sun burned his face"
sting, bite, prickverb
deliver a sting to
"A bee stung my arm yesterday"
saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
"They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
prick, sting, twingeverb
cause a stinging pain
"The needle pricked his skin"
cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
"His remark stung her"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Serpents have venomous teeth, which are mistaken for their sting. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
His rapier was a hornet’s sting,
It was a very dangerous thing:
For if he chanc’d to hurt the king,
It would be long in healing. Michael Drayton.
The Jews receiving this book originally with such sting in it, shews that the authority was high. Duncan Forbes.
It is not the jerk or sting of an epigram, nor the seeming contradiction of a poor antithesis. Dryden.
Preterite, I stung, participle passive stang, and stung.
Etymology: stingan , Saxon; stungen, sore pricked, Islandick.
The snake, rolled in a flow’ry bank,
With shining checker’d slough, doth sting a child
That for the beauty thinks it excellent. William Shakespeare.
That snakes and vipers sting and transmit their mischief by the tail is not easily to be justified, the poison lying about the teeth and communicated by the bite. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
That stript her from his benediction, turn’d her
To foreign casualties, gave her dear right,
To his doghearted daughters: these things sting him
So venomously, that burning shame detains him
From his Cordelia. William Shakespeare.
No more I wave
To prove the hero. —— Slander stings the brave. Alexander Pope.
Stimulator of interferon genes (STING), also known as transmembrane protein 173 (TMEM173) and MPYS/MITA/ERIS is a protein that in humans is encoded by the STING1 gene.STING plays an important role in innate immunity. STING induces type I interferon production when cells are infected with intracellular pathogens, such as viruses, mycobacteria and intracellular parasites. Type I interferon, mediated by STING, protects infected cells and nearby cells from local infection by binding to the same cell that secretes it (autocrine signaling) and nearby cells (paracrine signaling.) It thus plays an important role, for instance, in controlling norovirus infection.STING works as both a direct cytosolic DNA sensor (CDS) and an adaptor protein in Type I interferon signaling through different molecular mechanisms. It has been shown to activate downstream transcription factors STAT6 and IRF3 through TBK1, which are responsible for antiviral response and innate immune response against intracellular pathogen.
any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion
a sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it
anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach
the thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging
a goad; incitement
the point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying
to pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands
to pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite
to goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches
Etymology: [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. Stick, v. t.]
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police before launching a solo career. Sting has varied his musical style, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of the Police, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit Awards – winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sting, v.t. to stick anything sharp into, to pain acutely.—v.i. to have a sting: to give pain:—pa.t. and pa.p. stung.—n. the sharp-pointed weapon of some animals: the thrust of a sting into the flesh: anything that causes acute pain: any stimulus or impulse: the point in the last verse of an epigram.—n. Sting′er, one who, or that which, stings.—adv. Sting′ingly, with stinging.—adj. Sting′less, having no sting.—n. Sting′-ray, a genus of cartilaginous fishes, of the order of Rays, and family Trygonidæ, the long tail bearing dorsally a long bi-serrated spine capable of giving an ugly wound. [A.S. stingan; Ice. stinga.]
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the modified ovipositor in aculeate Hymenoptera.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sting is ranked #114424 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sting surname appeared 153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sting.
91.5% or 140 total occurrences were White.
4.5% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of Sting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Sting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Sting in a Sentence
I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'
This one will sting for a while, but if there is one thing we have learned together, it’s that the sun comes up the next day and it can always be worse.
To leave a sting within a brother's heart.
This is something that is long overdue, this is a historic time in our country, and we need to listen to members of our community who have felt the hurt and sting of racism on our campus.
Fortunately for me, I’ve had a lot of opportunities, so hopefully everything that I’ve learned, I’m going to bottle up, i’m a competitor. I’ve won at every level. I would be lying if I said it doesn’t sting to not have another (title), so tomorrow is a big day.
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Translations for Sting
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- bodnout, píchnoutCzech
- stechen, Stich, Biss, Insektenstich, Insektenbiss, verdeckte Operation, Wespenstich, Skorpionstich, Bienenstich, beißenGerman
- pisto, purra, pistos, purema, pistää, paukama, pattiFinnish
- piquer, piqûreFrench
- csípés, csíp, szúrHungarian
- 食う, 刺す, 虫さされ, 刺傷, 刺し傷Japanese
- stikk, stikkeNorwegian
- użądlić, ukąsić, żądlić, kąsaćPolish
- picada, morder, ferroada, picarPortuguese
- înțepa, împunge, pișcaRomanian
- ужалить, укусить, жалить, испытывать боль, болеть, чувствовать боль, причинять боль, кусать, укус насекомогоRussian
- stinga, stickaSwedish
- స్టింగ్, కుట్టుTelugu
- кусати, жалити, ужалити, укуситиUkrainian
- bienastegül, skorpionastegül, flibastegül, stegülön, näsäkastegül, stegülVolapük
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