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At the pinnacle of great design are products so gorgeous and lust-worthy that you want to lick them: a Porsche 911, Samsung's Luxia TV, an Eames lounge chair or anything by Loro Piana.
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Meaning of "lick" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LICK

Old English liccian; related to Old High German leckon, Latin lingere, Greek leikhein.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LICK

lick  [lɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lick is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lick in English.

WHAT DOES LICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lick

Lick may refer to: ▪ Licking, passing the tongue over a surface ▪ Lick, a small or ephemeral stream ▪ Lick, a short phrase, or series of notes, often improvised by a musician ▪ Lick, by The Lemonheads ▪ "Lick", by Joi ▪ Lick, an American band, fl. 1990s ▪ Salt lick, a salt deposit that animals regularly lick ▪ Lick's Homeburgers, a Canadian restaurant chain In things named after James Lick: ▪ Lick, a crater on the Moon ▪ 1951 Lick, an asteroid ▪ Lick Observatory, an astronomical observatory in California, United States See also All pages beginning with "James Lick"...

Definition of lick in the English dictionary

The first definition of lick in the dictionary is to pass the tongue over, esp in order to taste or consume. Other definition of lick is to flicker or move lightly over or round. Lick is also to defeat or vanquish.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LICK

PRESENT

Present
I lick
you lick
he/she/it licks
we lick
you lick
they lick
Present continuous
I am licking
you are licking
he/she/it is licking
we are licking
you are licking
they are licking
Present perfect
I have licked
you have licked
he/she/it has licked
we have licked
you have licked
they have licked
Present perfect continuous
I have been licking
you have been licking
he/she/it has been licking
we have been licking
you have been licking
they have been licking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I licked
you licked
he/she/it licked
we licked
you licked
they licked
Past continuous
I was licking
you were licking
he/she/it was licking
we were licking
you were licking
they were licking
Past perfect
I had licked
you had licked
he/she/it had licked
we had licked
you had licked
they had licked
Past perfect continuous
I had been licking
you had been licking
he/she/it had been licking
we had been licking
you had been licking
they had been licking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lick
you will lick
he/she/it will lick
we will lick
you will lick
they will lick
Future continuous
I will be licking
you will be licking
he/she/it will be licking
we will be licking
you will be licking
they will be licking
Future perfect
I will have licked
you will have licked
he/she/it will have licked
we will have licked
you will have licked
they will have licked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been licking
you will have been licking
he/she/it will have been licking
we will have been licking
you will have been licking
they will have been licking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lick
you would lick
he/she/it would lick
we would lick
you would lick
they would lick
Conditional continuous
I would be licking
you would be licking
he/she/it would be licking
we would be licking
you would be licking
they would be licking
Conditional perfect
I would have lick
you would have lick
he/she/it would have lick
we would have lick
you would have lick
they would have lick
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been licking
you would have been licking
he/she/it would have been licking
we would have been licking
you would have been licking
they would have been licking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lick
we let´s lick
you lick
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lick
Past participle
licked
Present Participle
licking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LICK

lichwake
lichway
licit
licitly
licitness
lick into shape
lick one´s chops
lick one´s lips
lick one´s wounds
lick the boots of
lick-alike
licker
lickerish
lickerishly
lickerishness
lickety-split
licking
lickpenny
lickspit
lickspittle

WORDS THAT END LIKE LICK

brick
Brunswick
chick
click
crick
dick
do the trick
Herrick
kick
klick
lipstick
nick
Patrick
pick
quick
rick
sick
stick
thick
trick

Synonyms and antonyms of lick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lick
beat · best · brush · clip · clobber · dab · dart · defeat · excel · flick · flicker · flog · ignite · kindle · lap · outdo · outstrip · overcome · pace · rate · ripple · rout · run rings around · sample · slap · spank · speck · speed · strike · stroke · stuff · surpass · tank · taste · thrash · tongue · top · touch · trounce · undo · vanquish · wallop · wash

Translation of «lick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LICK

Find out the translation of lick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lamer
570 millions of speakers

English

lick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चाटना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَلْحَسُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лизать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lamber
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেহন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lécher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjilat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lecken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

なめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

핥다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dilat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுவைக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाटणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

leccare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polizać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лизати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a linge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γλύφω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slicka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slikke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LICK»

The term «lick» is very widely used and occupies the 9.706 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LICK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lick» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lick» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lick

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10 QUOTES WITH «LICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lick.
1
Tori Amos
In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
2
Wernher von Braun
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
3
Kim Cattrall
Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can.
4
Alex Chilton
Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love, and I'll try to put the right words to it for years. Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
5
Agatha Christie
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
6
Tre Cool
I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other's company and smell each other on the rump.
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Will Estes
You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're sleeping and not ready for it, my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth. It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had.
8
Ellen Forney
A sense of electrical current was part of my own experience of being manic. The sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short - a burst of light, a melting, or dissipating - and I'd get a metallic taste in my mouth, like when you lick a battery.
9
Rocky Graziano
I was the best street fighter in history when I was growing up on the Lower East Side. Hell, I never lost a street fight. Never. I thought I could lick Jack Dempsey or Joe Louis or anybody. I was fantastic.
10
Gary Hamel
At the pinnacle of great design are products so gorgeous and lust-worthy that you want to lick them: a Porsche 911, Samsung's Luxia TV, an Eames lounge chair or anything by Loro Piana.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LICK»

Discover the use of lick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lick the Sugar Habit
In Lick the Sugar Habit, Dr. Nancy Appleton shows how sugar upsets body chemistry and devastates the endocrine and immune systems, to result in a host of diseases and conditions-from tooth decay to diabetes to osteoporosis.
Nancy Appleton, 1985
2
Lick: Stage Dive 1
Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big.
Kylie Scott, 2013
3
Guitar Lick Factory: Building Great Blues, Rock & Jazz Lines
Written by the music editor of "Guitar Player, Guitar Lick Factory" offers hundreds of ready-to-play licks the lines that help create irresistible music.
Jesse Gress, 2003
4
A Lick of Frost: A Novel
But I know that Taranis’s charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying. From the Hardcover edition.
Laurell K. Hamilton, 2007
5
Straight Lick: The Cinema of Oscar Micheaux
A critical examination of the films of Oscar Micheaux.
J. Ronald Green, 2000
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James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and ...
Based on exhaustive research, this work makes a valuable contribution to the history of astronomy. The volume is enhanced by a fascinating collection of original photographs from the period that are of great historical interest.
Helen Wright, 2003
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Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter: Discover the Hidden ...
An expert in clinical nutrition helps readers eliminate sugar from their everyday diet plan, listing the sugar, calorie, and simple and complex carbohydrate contents of thousands of brand name and generic foods, including processed foods ...
Nancy Appleton, 2001
8
The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek
A coming-of-age story with a wicked twist, it reaches into the depths of a nation and asks what lies beneath. The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek received its European premiegrave;re at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in February 2001.
Naomi Wallace, 2001
9
Lick It! Fix Her Appetite Switch
It's also what makes the difference between failure and lasting success. In this book, you'll get factual, scientific information about the appetite switch and how you can be of tremendous help.
Anne Katherine, 2009
10
Never Lick a Moving Blender
Marvin Phillips uses his endearing wit and well-known wisdom to deliver a book that does all that and more. This fully illustrated book is fun reading with a healthy infusion of optimism and hope.
Marvin Phillips, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lick is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lick Ice Creams celebrates new Burnet Road shop with free scoops …
North Austinites, rejoice! Popular ice cream shop, Lick Honest Ice Creams, is opening its Burnet Road location on July 22. To celebrate, the ... «CultureMap Austin, Jul 15»
2
Villar: G2G scheme will lick rice smuggling | Inquirer News
TO solve the recurring problem of rice smuggling in the country, Senator Cynthia Villar urged the National Food Authority (NFA) on Monday to ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Fragrance: why everyone likes a lick of leather - Newsweek
Fragrance: why everyone likes a lick of leather. By Alice Hart-Davis 7/19/15 at 1:00 PM. Galimard perfume factory The Galimard perfume factoryEric Gaillard/ ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
4
Private mining companies lick their lips as £3.5 trillion of platinum …
Private mining companies and entrepreneurs will be licking their lips as they watch the skies this evening (19 July), as asteroid 2011 UW-158 ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
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Nathan Haas: “It is the Tour de France, man. We are not here to lick
RODEZ, France (CT) – Never mind that he had been out front for almost two hundred kilometres on stage 13 of the Tour de France, infiltrating a ... «CyclingTips, Jul 15»
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Lick the Plate: Sushi love at the Sushi Lounge in Encinitas
Sushi Lounge co-owner Katie Rooney on KRPI's Lick the Plate talks about some of her fabulous sushi creations. Photo by David Boylan. «Coast News, Jul 15»
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Mary Ingles' historic escape from Shawnees to be celebrated …
Big Bone Lick will host an event Saturday celebrating the rich history of the site and the incredible journey of Mary Draper Ingles. The event ... «User-generated content, Jul 15»
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May's Lick Lions Club holds meeting
May's Lick Lions Club will hold its first meeting after installing new officers from June 2015 until June 2016. President Alvin Davis opened the ... «Ledger Independent, Jul 15»
9
In Focus: Just a lick
Tia Jackson, 15, of Hampshire sits with a four-month-old calf during the first day of the Kane County Fair Wednesday in St. Charles. Tia is a ... «Kane County Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Would you give hemp ice cream a lick?
Hemp ice creams may sound a bit woolly, but that's exactly what holidaymakers in a Westcountry seaside town are being treated to. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»

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