ling
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Dutch leng ling, Old English lang long Date: 13th century 1. any of various fishes (as a hake or burbot) of the cod family 2. lingcod II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse lyng Date: 13th century a heath plant; especially a common Old World heather (Calluna vulgaris)

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  • Ling — may refer to: * Several species of fish: ** Burbot, Lota lota . ** Blue ling, Molva dypterygia . ** Cobia, Rachycentron canadum . ** Common ling, Molva molva . ** Pink cusk eel, Genypterus blacodes . ** Red hake, Urophycis chuss . * A Chinese… …   Wikipedia

  • Ling — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David Ling (* 1975), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Laura Ling (*1976), US amerikanische Journalistin Michael Ling (*1962), Justiziar des Bistums Mainz Pehr Henrik Ling (1776 1839), schwedischer Dichter,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • -ling — ( l[i^]ng) suff. [AS. ling.] A noun suffix, commonly having a diminutive or a depreciatory force; as in duckling, gosling, hireling, fosterling, firstling, underling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ling — Ling, n. [Icel. lyng; akin to Dan. lyng, Sw. ljung.] (Bot.) Heather ({Calluna vulgaris}). [1913 Webster] {Ling honey}, a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of the heather. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ling — [lɪŋ], der; s, e <Suffix>: 1. <Basiswörter sind vor allem Adjektive, oft solche, die einsilbig oder nicht abgeleitet sind> (ironisch oder abschätzig) bezeichnet eine männliche Person, die mit der im Basiswort genannten Eigenschaft… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • -ling — diminutive suffix, early 14c., from O.E. ling a nominal suffix (not originally diminutive), from P.Gmc. * linga ; attested in historical Germanic languages as a simple suffix, but probably representing a fusion of the suffixes represented by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • -ling — An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ling — (l[i^]ng), n. [OE. lenge; akin to D. leng, G. l[ a]nge, Dan. lange, Sw. l[*a]nga, Icel. langa. So named from its being long. See {Long}, a.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large, marine, gadoid fish ({Molva vulgaris}) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ling — [ lıŋ ] noun uncount a low wild plant with green leaves and purple flowers that grows in open areas. Ling is a type of heather …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ling — (izg. lȉng), Per Henrik (1776 1839) DEFINICIJA utemeljitelj švedske gimnastike, usp. lingijada …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • ling — Ⅰ. ling [1] ► NOUN ▪ a long bodied edible marine fish of the cod family. ORIGIN probably from Dutch; related to LONG(Cf. ↑longish). Ⅱ. ling [2] ► NOUN ▪ …   English terms dictionary

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