See also: Ling, líng, lìng, līng, lǐng, and -ling

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English lenge, lienge. Probably related to long.

NounEdit

ling (countable and uncountable, plural lings or ling)

  1. Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva, resembling the cod.
  2. The common ling, Molva molva.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English lyng, from Old Norse lyng.

NounEdit

ling (countable and uncountable, plural lings or ling)

  1. Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
    1. Common heather (Calluna vulgaris)
      • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 28:
        I was sitting by a path on a tussock between some bushes, whence I could overlook the path and a little valley to which it led down, and where nothing but ling and heather grew.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ling (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Clipping of linguistics.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *linga, from Proto-Indo-European *leig-. Compare English lark (to frolic), Lithuanian láigyti (to run around wildly), Ancient Greek ἐλελίζω (elelízō, to whirl around).

NounEdit

ling m (definite singular lingu)

  1. quick gait, trot
  2. hurry, haste, rush

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish lingid.

VerbEdit

ling (present analytic lingeann, future analytic lingfidh, verbal noun lingeadh, past participle lingthe) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. (literary) leap, spring
  2. jump at, attack
  3. start back, shrink away from (with ó (from))

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ling

  1. Nonstandard spelling of līng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of líng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǐng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lìng.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Northern KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ling m

  1. leg, foot

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ling

  1. first-person singular present indicative of linge
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of linge
  3. third-person plural present indicative of linge