Associations to the word «Sting»


STING, noun. A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
STING, noun. A bite by an insect.
STING, noun. A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
STING, noun. A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
STING, noun. (botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.
STING, noun. The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
STING, noun. (law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
STING, noun. A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
STING, noun. A brief sequence of music used in films, TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene. In certain videogames stings are used to predict immediate future actions or to illustrate a current tension or mood.
STING, noun. A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
STING, noun. (figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.
STING, noun. A goad; incitement.
STING, noun. The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
STING, verb. (transitive) To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
STING, verb. (transitive) (of an insect) To bite.
STING, verb. (intransitive) (sometimes figurative) To hurt, to be in pain.
STING, verb. (figurative) To cause harm or pain to.
STING, noun. Storytelling in the context of a tabletop role-playing game, especially one published by White Wolf.
STING, verb. Present participle of ST
STING LIKE A BEE, verb. (colloquial) (simile) to deliver a powerful punch

Dictionary definition

STING, noun. A kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles".
STING, noun. A mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience".
STING, noun. A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin.
STING, noun. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
STING, verb. Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face".
STING, verb. Deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday".
STING, verb. Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill".
STING, verb. Cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin".
STING, verb. Cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal