Meaning of WHIP in English


vt the long pennant. ·see pennant (a).

2. whip ·vt to hoist or purchase by means of a whip.

3. whip ·vt the length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.

4. whip ·vt a huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.

5. whip ·vt a coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.

6. whip ·vt a small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.

7. whip ·vt one of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.

8. whip ·vt to beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.

9. whip ·vt to thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.

10. whip ·vt to secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.

11. whip ·vt to drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.

12. whip ·vt to fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.

13. whip ·vt to apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.

14. whip ·vt a call made upon members of a parliament party to be in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to be taken.

15. whip ·vi to move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

xvi. whip ·vt to conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.

xvii. whip ·vt to take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch;

— with into, out, up, off, and the like.

xviii. whip ·vt to sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.

xix. whip ·vt to strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse, or a carpet.

xx. whip ·add. ·noun any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.

xxi. whip ·vt an instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.

xxii. whip ·vt to overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap;

— often with about, around, or over.

xxiii. whip ·vt to punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy.

xxiv. whip ·vt a person (as a member of parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed.

xxv. whip ·add. ·noun a whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.