Lashed vs Leashed - What's the difference?

lashed | leashed |

As verbs the difference between lashed and leashed

is that lashed is (lash) while leashed is (leash).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (lash)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1



  • The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.
  • (label) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
  • A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
  • A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
  • * (w, Roger L'Estrange) (1616-1704)
  • The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well.
  • A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections.}}
  • In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
  • In British English, it refers to heavy drinking with friends, (i.e. We were out on the lash last night)
  • Verb

  • To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
  • We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward.
  • To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash.
  • the whale lashes the sea with its tail.
    And big waves lash the frighted shores.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Carlo Ancelotti's out-of-sorts team struggled to hit the target in the first half as Bolton threatened with Matthew Taylor lashing just wide.}}
  • To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
  • He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws.
  • To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity.
  • to lash vice
  • To ply the whip; to strike.
  • To utter censure or sarcastic language.
  • To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice.
  • (of rain) To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=With rain lashing across the ground at kick-off and every man in Auckland seemingly either English-born or supporting Scotland, Eden Park was transformed into Murrayfield in March.}}

    See also

    * lash out

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) lachier, from (etyl)


  • To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten.
  • to lash something to a spar
    lash a pack on a horse's back
    (to bind with a rope) * Finnish: (trans-mid) * Jèrriais: (t) (trans-bottom)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) lasche'' (French '' ).


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Remiss, lax.
  • (obsolete) Relaxed.
  • Soft, watery, wet.
  • * 1658': Fruits being unwholesome and '''lash before the fourth or fifth Yeare. — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 211)
  • (Ulster) excellent, wonderful
  • ''We’re off school tomorrow, it’s gonna be lash !
    That Chinese (food) was lash !
  • Drunk.
  • leashed



  • (leash)

  • leash



  • A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
  • * Shakespeare
  • like a fawning greyhound in the leash
  • A brace and a half; a tierce.
  • A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
  • * 1597 , , by Shakespeare
  • Sirrah, I am sworn brother to a leash of drawers; and can call them all by their Christian names, as, Tom, Dick, and Francis.
  • * 1663 ,
  • It had an odd promiscuous tone, / As if h' had talk'd three parts in one; / Which made some think, when he did gabble, / Th' had heard three labourers of Babel; / Or Cerberus himself pronounce / A leash of languages at once.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • [I] kept my chamber a leash of days.
  • * Tennyson
  • Then were I wealthier than a leash of kings.
  • A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
  • (surfing) A leg rope.
  • 1980: Probably the idea was around before that, but the first photo of the leash in action was published that year'' — ''As Years Roll By (1970's Retrospective) , Drew Kampion, magazine, February 1980, page 43. Quoted at glossary[].


    * (strap or cord used to restrain a dog)


  • To fasten or secure with a leash.
  • (figuratively) to curb, restrain
  • * 1919 , :
  • Man is brow-beaten, leashed , muzzled, masked, and lashed by boards and councils, by leagues and societies, by church and state.


    * unleash


    * * (Webster 1913)


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