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If you have the same ideas as everybody else but have them one week earlier than everyone else then you will be hailed as a visionary. But if you have them five years earlier you will be named a lunatic.
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Noun

Singular
lash

Plural
es

lash (es)
  1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
    I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it. — Addison.
  2. (obsolete) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
  3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
    The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
  4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
    The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well. — L’Estrange
  5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
  6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
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Verb

Infinitive
to lash

Third person singular
lash

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to lash (third-person singular simple present lash, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) 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. — Dryden
  2. (transitive) 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. — Dryden
  3. (transitive) To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
    He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. — Dryden
  4. (transitive) To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity.
    to lash vice
  5. (transitive) 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
  6. (intransitive) To ply the whip; to strike.
  7. (intransitive) To utter censure or sarcastic language.
    To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. — Dryden
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Etymology 2

From Old French lasche (French lâche).

Adjective

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Positive
lash

Comparative
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  1. (obsolete) Remiss, lax.
  2. (obsolete) Relaxed.
  3. 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)
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) excellent, wonderful
    We’re off school tomorrow, it’s gonna be lash!
    That chinese (food) was lash!
  5. Drunk.

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