(noun, adjective, verb)


1. violently urging on by whipping or flogging

- looked at the lashing riders

Similar word(s): violent


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

Similar word(s): flagellation, flogging, tanning, whipping

Definition categories: act, beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

2. rope that is used for fastening something to something else

- the boats were held together by lashings

Definition categories: man–made, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast, rope

Sentences with lashing as a noun:

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


1. present participle of lash

2. (Ireland, slang) raining heavily.