(noun.) a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; 'the whip raised a red welt'.

(noun.) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping.

(noun.) (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club.

(noun.) a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit.

(noun.) a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline.

(verb.) strike as if by whipping; 'The curtain whipped her face'.

(verb.) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; 'The tall grass whipped in the wind'.

Edited by Dwight--From WordNet


(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language to.

(v. t.) To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.

(v. t.) To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.

(v. t.) To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; -- with into, out, up, off, and the like.

(v. t.) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip.

(v. t.) To secure the end of (a rope, or the like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.

(v. t.) To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.

(v. i.) To move nimbly; to start or turn suddenly and do something; to whisk; as, he whipped around the corner.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.

(v. t.) One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.

(v. t.) The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.

(v. t.) A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.

(v. t.) The long pennant. See Pennant (a)

(v. t.) A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) 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.

Edited by Elsie

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Lash, strike (with a cord), beat, flagellate, scourge, punish.[2]. Snatch.[3]. Stitch, baste.

Editor: Robert

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Scourge, flagellate,[See VAGARY]

Typed by Erica


n. that which whips: a lash with a handle for punishing or driving: a driver coachman: one who enforces the attendance of a political party: a whipper-in the person who manages the hounds: a call made on members of parliament to be in their places against important divisions: a simple form of hoisting apparatus a small tackle consisting of a single rope and block.—v.t. to strike with a lash: to drive or punish with lashes: to lash with sarcasm: (coll.) to beat outdo: to beat into a froth as eggs cream &c.: to keep together as a party: to fish with fly: to overlay as one cord with another to enwrap lay regularly on: to sew lightly: to overcast as a seam: to move quickly snatch (with up away out).—v.i. to move nimbly: to make a cast in fishing with fly:—pr.p. whip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. whipped whipt.—ns. Whip′-and-der′ry a hoisting apparatus—same as whip above; Whip′cat a tailor; Whip′cord cord for making whips.—adj. Whip′cordy tough like whipcord.—v.t. Whip′-graft to graft by fitting a tongue cut on the scion to a slit cut slopingly in the stock.—ns. Whip′-hand the hand that holds the whip: advantage over; Whip′-hand′le the handle or stock of a whip: an advantage; Whip′jack a poor whining seaman who never was at sea; Whip′lash the lash of a whip; Whip′per one who whips: an officer who inflicts the penalty of whipping; Whip′per-in one who keeps the hounds from wandering and whips them in to the line of chase: one who enforces the discipline of a party; Whip′per-snap′per a pretentious but insignificant person; Whip′ping act of whipping: punishment with the whip or lash: a defeat: a binding of twine as at the end of a rope: in bookbinding the sewing of the edges of single leaves in sections by overcasting the thread—also Whip′-stitch′ing; Whip′ping-boy a boy formerly educated along with a prince and bearing his punishments for him; Whip′ping-cheer (Shak.) chastisement; Whip′ping-post a post to which offenders are tied to be whipped: the punishment itself; Whip′-saw a saw usually set in a frame for dividing timber lengthwise and commonly worked by two persons.—v.t. to cut with a whip-saw: to have the advantage of a person at every point.—ns. Whip′-snake a name given in North America to various species of the genus Masticophis (esp. M. flagelliformis the coach-whip snake four to five feet long slender and harmless) as also to species of Philodryas of Passerita &c.; Whip′-sock′et a socket to hold the butt of a whip; Whip′-staff the handle of a whip; Whip′ster (Shak.) same as Whipper-snapper; Whip′-stitch a kind of half-ploughing—raftering: a hasty composition: a tailor; Whip′-stock the rod or handle of a whip.—adjs. Whip′-tail -tailed having a long slender tail.—Whip and spur with great haste; Whip the cat to practise small economies: to work by the day as a dressmaker going from house to house.

Checker: Mara

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of a whip, signifies unhappy dissensions and unfortunate and formidable friendships.

Typed by Floyd


Checker: Lucy


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