Meaning of STING in English

STING

n.

Function: noun

Date: before 12th century

1 a : the act of stinging specifically : the thrust of a stinger into the flesh b : a wound or pain caused by or as if by stinging

2 : STINGER 2

3 : a sharp or stinging element, force, or quality

4 : an elaborate confidence game specifically : such a game worked by undercover police in order to trap criminals

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.