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NOUN (2)

1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest;
- Example: "it was a narrow defeat"
- Example: "the army's only defeat"
- Example: "they suffered a convincing licking"
[syn: defeat, licking]

2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows;
[syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking]


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]
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]
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]
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
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
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