Lick \Lick\, n. A slap; a quick stroke. [Colloq.] ``A lick across the face.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • lick — [lik] vt. [ME licken < OE liccian, akin to Ger lecken < IE base * leig̑h , to lick > Gr leichein, L ligurrire, to lick, lingere, to lick up] 1. to pass the tongue over [to lick one s lips] 2. to bring into a certain condition by passing… …   English World dictionary

  • Lick — Lick, n. [See {Lick}, v.] 1. A stroke of the tongue in licking. A lick at the honey pot. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lick — ► VERB 1) pass the tongue over (something), typically in order to taste, moisten, or clean it. 2) move lightly and quickly like a tongue. 3) informal defeat comprehensively. ► NOUN 1) an act of licking. 2) informal a small amount or quick… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lick — [n] light touch; little amount bit, brush, cast, dab, dash, hint, sample, smack, speck, stroke, suggestion, taste, tinge, trace, whiff; concepts 612,831 lick [v1] touch with tongue brush, calm, caress, fondle, glance, gloss, graze, lap, lap… …   New thesaurus

  • Lick — Lick, v. t. [Cf. OSw. l[ a]gga to place, strike, prick.] To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter. [Colloq. or Low] Carlyle. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lick —   [englisch/amerikanisch, lɪk], kurzer, meist improvisierter melodischer Einwurf, der Ruhepunkte bzw. Lücken im Melodieverlauf überbrückt, z. B. Keyboardeinwürfe zu einer Gesangsmelodie. Der Lick als melodische Erscheinung bildet somit einen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lick — Lick, Städtischer Bezirk in der Grafschaft Jackson des Staates Ohio (Nordamerika); 1600 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lick — Lick, James, der Gründer der nach ihm benannten Sternwarte auf dem Mount Hamilton (1283 m) in Kalifornien, geb. 1796 zu Fredericksburg in Pennsylvanien, gest. 1. Okt. 1876 in San Francisco, betrieb Kunsttischlerei, Pianoforte und Orgelbau in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lick — On rencontre le nom dans l Oise, mais surtout en Belgique. C est l hypocoristique d un nom de personne d origine germanique, Lidiko (dérivé de leod = peuple). Formes avec génitif de filiation : Licks, Lickens …   Noms de famille

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