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sling 1

 (slĭng)
n.
1.
a. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
b. A slingshot.
2. A looped rope, strap, or chain for supporting, cradling, or hoisting something, especially:
a. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
b. A length of fabric worn on the body for carrying an infant.
c. A strap of a shoe that fits over the heel.
d. A strap used to carry a rifle over the shoulder.
e. Nautical A rope or chain that attaches to the mast and supports a yard.
3. The act of hurling something.
tr.v. slung (slŭng), sling·ing, slings
1.
a. To hurl with a sling: sling stones.
b. To throw or fling: "He ripped out the fish guts and slung them to the gulls" (Donna Morrissey).
2.
a. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling: sling cargo into a hold.
b. To place in a hanging or supported position: sling a towel over one's shoulder.
Idiom:
slings and arrows
Difficulties or hardships.

[Middle English slinge.]

sling′er n.

sling 2

 (slĭng)
n.
A drink consisting of brandy, whiskey, or gin, sweetened and usually lemon-flavored.

[Origin unknown.]

sling

(slɪŋ)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a simple weapon consisting of a loop of leather, etc, in which a stone is whirled and then let fly
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a rope or strap by which something may be secured or lifted
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a rope net swung from a crane, used for loading and unloading cargo
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a halyard for a yard
b. (often plural) the part of a yard where the sling is attached
5. (Medicine) med a wide piece of cloth suspended from the neck for supporting an injured hand or arm across the front of the body
6. a loop or band attached to an object for carrying
7. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a loop of rope or tape used for support in belays, abseils, etc
8. the act of slinging
vb, slings, slinging or slung
9. (tr) to hurl with or as if with a sling
10. (Mechanical Engineering) to attach a sling or slings to (a load, etc)
11. (tr) to carry or hang loosely from or as if from a sling: to sling washing from the line.
12. informal to throw
13. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (intr) informal Austral to pay a part of one's wages or profits as a bribe or tip
[C13: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slyngva to hurl, Old High German slingan]
ˈslinger n

sling

(slɪŋ)
n
(Brewing) a mixed drink with a spirit base, usually sweetened
[C19: of uncertain origin]

sling1

(slɪŋ)

n., v. slung, sling•ing. n.
1. a device for hurling a missile by hand, usually consisting of a strap with a string at each end that is whirled around in a circle to gain momentum before the missile is released.
2. a slingshot.
3. a strap or band forming a loop by which something is suspended, supported, or carried, as a bandage for an injured arm.
4. an act or instance of slinging.
5. a rope, chain, net, etc., for hoisting or holding freight.
v.t.
6. to throw or hurl; fling.
7. to place in or move by a sling, as freight.
8. to hang by a sling or place so as to swing loosely.
Idioms:
slings and arrows, harsh criticism.
[1175–1225; (v.) Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva to sling, fling, c. Old English slingan to wind, twist]

sling2

(slɪŋ)

n.
an iced drink typically of gin, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and water or soda.
[1785–95, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

sling


Past participle: slung
Gerund: slinging

Imperative
sling
sling
Present
I sling
you sling
he/she/it slings
we sling
you sling
they sling
Preterite
I slung
you slung
he/she/it slung
we slung
you slung
they slung
Present Continuous
I am slinging
you are slinging
he/she/it is slinging
we are slinging
you are slinging
they are slinging
Present Perfect
I have slung
you have slung
he/she/it has slung
we have slung
you have slung
they have slung
Past Continuous
I was slinging
you were slinging
he/she/it was slinging
we were slinging
you were slinging
they were slinging
Past Perfect
I had slung
you had slung
he/she/it had slung
we had slung
you had slung
they had slung
Future
I will sling
you will sling
he/she/it will sling
we will sling
you will sling
they will sling
Future Perfect
I will have slung
you will have slung
he/she/it will have slung
we will have slung
you will have slung
they will have slung
Future Continuous
I will be slinging
you will be slinging
he/she/it will be slinging
we will be slinging
you will be slinging
they will be slinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slinging
you have been slinging
he/she/it has been slinging
we have been slinging
you have been slinging
they have been slinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slinging
you will have been slinging
he/she/it will have been slinging
we will have been slinging
you will have been slinging
they will have been slinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slinging
you had been slinging
he/she/it had been slinging
we had been slinging
you had been slinging
they had been slinging
Conditional
I would sling
you would sling
he/she/it would sling
we would sling
you would sling
they would sling
Past Conditional
I would have slung
you would have slung
he/she/it would have slung
we would have slung
you would have slung
they would have slung
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sling - a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
brandy sling - a sling made with brandy
gin sling - a sling made with gin
rum sling - a sling made with rum
2.sling - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the armssling - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
3.sling - a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heelsling - a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
4.sling - a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
5.sling - bandage to support an injured forearmsling - bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
Verb1.sling - hurl as if with a sling
hurl, hurtle, cast - throw forcefully
2.sling - hang loosely or freely; let swing
hang, hang up - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
3.sling - move with a sling; "sling the cargo onto the ship"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
4.sling - hold or carry in a sling; "he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm"
carry, bear, hold - support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

sling

verb
1. (Informal) throw, cast, toss, hurl, fling, chuck (informal), lob (informal), heave, shy She slung her coat over the desk chair.
2. hang, swing, suspend, string, drape, dangle We slept in hammocks slung beneath the roof.
noun
1. harness, support, bandage, strap She was back at work with her arm in a sling.

sling

noun
An act of throwing:
verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
Translations
حَمَّالَةحَمّالَة البُنْدُقِيَّهشَبَكة حِبال الرَّفْعمِقلاعيُعَلِّق، يُدَلّي
hoditpáskaprakřemensmyčkový závěs
slyngestrophængerem
kantosidelingotalinko
povoj
elhajítkarfelkötõ kendõvállszíj
axlarólfatlií ólkastastroffa
吊り包帯
삼각건
paraištėperpetės raištisstropas
cilpalingas veida apsējsmestpārmest pār plecuplecu siksna
sťahovacie lano
prevezavrečizagnati
mitella
kol askısıtüfek kayışıasıp sallandırmakbucurgat halatıfırlatıp atmak
băng đeo vào cổ

sling

[slɪŋ] (slung (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= weapon) → honda f
2. (Med) → cabestrillo m
to have one's arm in a slingllevar el brazo en cabestrillo
to have one's ass in a sling (esp US) → estar con el culo a rastras, tener la soga al cuello
3. (Naut) → eslinga f
4. (for rifle etc) → portafusil m
B. VT
1. (= throw) → arrojar, lanzar, echar
to sling sth over or across one's shoulderlanzar algo al hombro
with a rifle slung across his shouldercon un fusil en bandolera
to sling sth over to sbtirar algo a algn
2. (= throw away) → tirar, botar (LAm)
3. (= hang) → colgar, suspender
4. (Naut) → eslingar
sling away VT + ADV (= throw away) → echar, tirar, botar (LAm)
sling out VT + ADV
1. (= throw away) [+ rubbish] → echar, tirar, botar (LAm)
2. (= throw out) [+ person] → echar, poner de patitas en la calle

sling

[ˈslɪŋ]
n
(for wounded arm)écharpe f
to have one's arm in a sling → avoir le bras en écharpe
(for carrying baby)porte-bébé m
vt [slung] (pt, pp) → lancer, jeter
She slung the book across the room → Elle a lancé le livre à travers la pièce., Elle a jeté le livre à travers la pièce.

sling

vb: pret, ptp <slung>
n
(Med) → Schlinge f; to have one’s arm in a slingden Arm in der Schlinge tragen
(for hoisting) → Schlinge f, → Schlaufe f; (for rifle) → (Trag)riemen m; (for baby) → (Baby)tragetuch nt, → (Baby)trageschlinge f; to carry a rifle/baby in a slingein Gewehr am Riemen/ein Baby in einer or der Schlinge tragen
(= weapon)Schleuder f; slings and arrows (fig)Missgeschicke pl
vt
(= throw)schleudern; (inf)schmeißen (inf); to sling something awayetw wegschleudern/wegschmeißen (inf); to sling something over to somebody (inf)jdm etw zuschmeißen (inf); he slung the box onto his backer warf sich (dat)die Kiste auf den Rücken; to sling one’s hook (Brit fig inf) → Leine ziehen (inf)
(= hoist with a sling)in einer Schlinge hochziehen
(= hang)aufhängen

sling

:
slingback
adj sling shoesSlingpumps pl; (= sandals)Sandaletten pl
n slingsSlings pl, → Slingpumps pl
sling bag
n (US) → Schultertasche f
slingshot
n (US) → (Stein)schleuder f

sling

[slɪŋ] (slung (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (weapon) → fionda; (catapult) → catapulta (Med) → fascia a tracolla (Mountaineering) → anello di fettuccia
to have one's arm in a sling → avere un braccio al collo
2. vt (fam) (throw) → scagliare; (hang, hammock) → appendere
to sling over or across one's shoulder (rifle, load) → mettere in spalla (coat, shawl) → buttarsi sulle spalle
sling out vt + adv (fam) (object) → buttare via; (person) → buttare fuori

sling

(sliŋ) noun
1. a type of bandage hanging from the neck or shoulders to support an injured arm. He had his broken arm in a sling.
2. a band of cloth etc worn over the shoulder for supporting a rifle etc on the back.
3. a looped arrangement of ropes, chains etc for supporting, hoisting, carrying and lowering heavy objects.
verbpast tense, past participle slung (slaŋ)
1. to throw violently. The boy slung a stone at the dog.
2. to support, hang or swing by means of a strap, sling etc. He had a camera and binoculars slung round his neck.
ˈslingshot noun
(American) a catapult.

sling

حَمَّالَة závěs slynge Schlinge σφεντόνα cabestrillo kantoside écharpe povoj fascia 吊り包帯 삼각건 draagband slynge proca alça петля mitella ห่วงเชือก สายหนัง หรือโซ่สำหรับดึงรั้งของ kol askısı băng đeo vào cổ 背带

sling

n. cabestrillo, soporte de vendaje.

sling

n cabestrillo
References in classic literature ?
He made himself a sling with rubber bands and a forked stick and went off by himself to gather nuts.
Though not a vaunting and bloodily disposed Goliath," returned David, drawing a sling from beneath his parti- colored and uncouth attire, "I have not forgotten the example of the Jewish boy.
Only wait a bit, old chap, and I'll give ye a sling for that wounded arm, cried cruel Flask, pointing to the whale-line near him.
Jour printer by trade; do a little in patent medi- cines; theater-actor -- tragedy, you know; take a turn to mesmerism and phrenology when there's a chance; teach singing-geography school for a change; sling a lecture sometimes -- oh, I do lots of things -- most anything that comes handy, so it ain't work.
My aunt said never a word, but took her bonnet by the strings, in the manner of a sling, aimed a blow at Mr.
There's the worst arm comfortably in the sling once more, and now there remains but the right hand, which is a far easier job.
King's game; but by means of a sling, not of a bow; like the
That is," said Sancho, "if it is not shot with a sling as they were in the battle of the two armies, when they signed the cross on your worship's grinders and smashed the flask with that blessed draught that made me vomit my bowels up.
So interested was he in seeing her comfortably disposed that he failed to notice the little package that had worked from his pocket as he assisted in lowering the sling that contained the old woman over the steamer's side, nor did he notice it even as it slipped out entirely and dropped into the sea.
The castle was built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable, and great windows were placed here where sling, or bow, or culverin could not reach, and consequently light and comfort, impossible to a position which had to be guarded, were secured.
Conseil took up his gun, and aimed at a savage who was poising his sling at ten yards from him.
As she spoke Minerva touched him with her wand and covered him with wrinkles, took away all his yellow hair, and withered the flesh over his whole body; she bleared his eyes, which were naturally very fine ones; she changed his clothes and threw an old rag of a wrap about him, and a tunic, tattered, filthy, and begrimed with smoke; she also gave him an undressed deer skin as an outer garment, and furnished him with a staff and a wallet all in holes, with a twisted thong for him to sling it over his shoulder.