Meaning of lash
- the flexible part of a whip; the section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip.
- a swift stroke or blow, with a whip or the like, given as a punishment: He received 20 lashes.
- something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip: the lash of his sharp tongue.
- a swift dashing or sweeping movement, as of an animal's tail; switch.
- a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
- an eyelash.
- Also calleda cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.
- to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
- to beat violently or sharply against: The rain lashed the trees.
- to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip: He lashed them on to greater effort.
- to attack, scold, or punish severely with words: She lashed the students with harsh criticism.
- to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly: The crocodile lashed its tail.
- to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon or whip (often fol. by out): He lashed wildly at his attackers.
- to attack or reprove someone with harsh words (often fol. by out): to lash out at injustice.
- to move suddenly and swiftly; rush, dash, or flash: The coiled snake lashed suddenly.
- to spend money lavishly or foolishly (usually fol. by out).
- to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.
- an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.
- lash (Thesaurus)