1. noun
a) 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.

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

Lashings of ginger beer

2. verb
raining heavily.

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  • Lashing — Lash ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement. South. [1913 Webster] {Lashing out}, a striking out; also, extravagance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lashing — Lash ing, n. See 2d {Lasher}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lashing — index caustic, obloquy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lashing — (n.) a beating, flogging, c.1400, from prp. of lash (see LASH (Cf. lash) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lashing — lashing1 [lash′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that lashes; specif., a) a whipping b) a strong rebuke 2. [pl.] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal a large amount; lots lashing2 [lash′iŋ] n. 1. the …   English World dictionary

  • lashing — [[t]læ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] lashings 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount Lashings of something means a large quantity or amount of it. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] Serve by cutting the scones in half and spreading with jam and lashings of clotted cream. ...lashings of… …   English dictionary

  • lashing — I. /ˈlæʃɪŋ / (say lashing) noun 1. the act of someone or something that lashes. 2. a whipping. 3. a severe scolding. 4. (plural) Colloquial (sometimes followed by of) large quantities; plenty: *He dreams I m going to have a fine farm, with corn… …  

  • lashing —   Aho, aho kā, lu ukia.    ♦ Types of house lashings: kauhihi, aho pueo, aho ōwili, ki ihei, kauhilo.    ♦ Types of canoe lashings: kāholo, kumuhele, lanalana, kumupou, pā ū o Lu ukia.    ♦ Adze lashing, hauhana.    ♦ Net lashing, hāwele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • lashing — Lasher Lash er, n. 1. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another; called also {lashing}. [1913 Webster] 2. A weir in a river. [Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lashing — lashing1 /lash ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that lashes. 2. a whipping with or as if with a lash. 3. a severe scolding; tongue lashing. [1350 1400; ME; see LASH1, ING1] lashing2 /lash ing/, n. 1. a binding or fastening with a rope or… …   Universalium

  • lashing — noun Lashing is used before these nouns: ↑rain …   Collocations dictionary

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