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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. anything happening rapidly or in quick successive;
- Example: "a rain of bullets"
- Example: "a pelting of insults"
[syn: rain, pelting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pelting \Pel"ting\, a. Mean; paltry. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pelt \Pelt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pelted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pelting.] [OE. pelten, pulten, pilten, to thrust, throw, strike; cf. L. pultare, equiv. to pulsare (v. freq. fr. pellere to drive), and E. pulse a beating.] 1. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail. [1913 Webster] The chidden billows seem to pelt the clouds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw; to use as a missile. [1913 Webster] My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pelting n 1: anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults" [syn: rain, pelting]