What does lashing mean?

Definitions for lashing
ˈlæʃ ɪŋlash·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellationnoun

    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

  2. lashingadjective

    rope that is used for fastening something to something else

    "the boats were held together by lashings"

  3. lashingadjective

    violently urging on by whipping or flogging

    "looked at the lashing riders"


  1. lashingnoun

    Something used to tie something or lash it to something.

    The lashings, that were holding the chest to the deck of the storm tossed ship, broke and it went overboard.

  2. lashingnoun

    (in the form "lashings of"): plenty of

    Lashings of ginger beer

  3. lashingverb

    raining heavily.


  1. lashing

    Lashing generally refers to: 1) The act of striking or hitting repeatedly, often with a whip or stick. 2) The process of fastening or securing something tightly, usually with a rope or cord. 3) A severe scolding or verbal reprimand. The specific definition can vary based on the context in which the term is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lashingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement

  2. Lashingnoun

    see 2d Lasher

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lashing

    A rope used to fasten any movable body in a ship, or about her masts, sails, and rigging.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lashing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lashing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lashing in a Sentence

  1. Peter DeFazio:

    Their failure to appear at this hearing is a telling sign that they would rather suffer a public lashing than answer questions on the record about their operations.

  2. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley:

    Obviously, The President had a bad week and House Democrats doesn't like these questions, so House Democrats is lashing out because House Democrats is afraid to take responsibility, frankly for anything.

  3. Samantha Burkes:

    I just wanted to express that I don't think black people are worse than white people, i'm just lashing out, really.

  4. James Zimmerman:

    China is clearly being impulsive here, they're lashing out and they're not interested in building any political capital with The Canadians, this plays very well to those nationalists in China who argue that arresting the Huawei Technologies executive was pushing China too far.

  5. Karl Andree:

    He's an old frail man and I fear this lashing sentence is potentially a death sentence for him, that's our biggest concern, which is why we are trying to raise the case now to get him out.

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