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6 definitions found
 for Licking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lick \Lick\ (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licked (l[i^]kt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Licking.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n,
     D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi-laig[=o]n,
     Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei`chein, Skr. lih, rih.
     [root]121. Cf. Lecher, Relish.]
     1. To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his
        master's hand. --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks
        milk. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To lick the dust, to be slain; to fall in battle. "His
        enemies shall lick the dust." --Ps. lxxii. 9.
  
     To lick into shape, to give proper form to; -- from a
        notion that the bear's cubs are born shapeless and
        subsequently formed by licking. --Hudibras.
  
     To lick the spittle of, to fawn upon. --South.
  
     To lick up, to take all of by licking; to devour; to
        consume entirely. --Shak. --Num. xxii. 4.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Licking \Lick"ing\, n.
     1. A lapping with the tongue.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A flogging or castigation. [Colloq. or Low]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  licking
      n 1: an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a
           narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a
           convincing licking" [syn: defeat, licking] [ant:
           triumph, victory]
      2: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
         [syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing,
         lacing, trouncing, whacking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "licking":
     Waterloo, appetite, beating, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority,
     carnivorousness, chewing, collapse, conquering, conquest,
     consumption, crash, cropping, deathblow, debacle, defeasance,
     defeat, deglutition, destruction, devouring, devourment, dieting,
     dining, downfall, dressing-down, drubbing, eating, epulation,
     failure, fall, feasting, feeding, gluttony, gobbling, grazing,
     herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, hiding, hunger,
     ingestion, lambasting, larruping, lathering, leathering,
     manducation, mastery, mastication, messing, munching, nibbling,
     nutrition, omnivorism, omnivorousness, omophagy, overcoming,
     overthrow, overturn, paddling, pantophagy, pasture, pasturing,
     pecking, quietus, regalement, relishing, rout, ruin, rumination,
     savoring, shellacking, smash, subdual, subduing, subjugation,
     tanning, tasting, thrashing, trimming, trouncing, undoing,
     vanquishment, vegetarianism, walloping, whaling, whipping,
     wolfing
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Licking -- U.S. County in Ohio
     Population (2000):    145491
     Housing Units (2000): 58760
     Land area (2000):     686.504767 sq. miles (1778.039109 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.876096 sq. miles (4.859065 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    688.380863 sq. miles (1782.898174 sq. km)
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.065737 N, 82.482297 W
     Headwords:
      Licking
      Licking, OH
      Licking County
      Licking County, OH
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Licking, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    1471
     Housing Units (2000): 744
     Land area (2000):     1.735151 sq. miles (4.494019 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.010002 sq. miles (0.025904 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.745153 sq. miles (4.519923 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42464
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.496775 N, 91.857629 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     65542
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Licking, MO
      Licking
  

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