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Meaning of LASSO

Pronunciation:  'lasow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long noosed rope used to catch animals
  2. [n]  Belgian composer (1532-1594)
  3. [v]  catch with a lasso; "rope cows"
 

LASSO is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lariat, Orlando di Lasso, reata, riata, Roland de Lassus, rope
 
 See Also: capture, catch, composer, get, noose, rope, running noose, slip noose

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lass"o\ (l[a^]s"s[-o]) n.; pl. {Lassos} (-s[=o]z). [Sp.
    lazo, L. laqueus. See {Lace}.]
    A rope or long thong of leather with, a running noose, used
    for catching horses, cattle, etc.
    
    {Lasso cell} (Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar kind of defensive
       and offensive stinging cells, found in great numbers in
       all c[oe]lenterates, and in a few animals of other groups.
       They are most highly developed in the tentacles of
       jellyfishes, hydroids, and Actini[ae]. Each of these cells
       is filled with, fluid, and contains a long, slender, often
       barbed, hollow thread coiled up within it. When the cell
       contracts the thread is quickly ejected, being at the same
       time turned inside out. The thread is able to penetrate
       the flesh of various small, soft-bodied animals, and
       carries a subtle poison by which they are speedily
       paralyzed and killed. The threads, at the same time, hold
       the prey in position, attached to the tentacles. Some of
       the jellyfishes, as the Portuguese man-of-war, and
       {Cyanea}, are able to penetrate the human skin, and
       inflict painful stings in the same way. Called also
       {nettling cell}, {cnida}, {cnidocell}.
    
    
  2. \Las"so\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lassoed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lassoing}.]
    To catch with a lasso.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are skillfully swinging a lasso indicates contentment in love and happiness in your family affairs. Dreaming that you means that you will be embarrassed. Dreaming that you lasso an animal means that you will succeed in gaining the heart of your true love.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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