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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sting:

pangstingconbite

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sting:

prickstingbiteburnstick

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Sting is sometimes a misspelling of string.

The word sting is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sting

What does sting mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stings

  1. a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    • examples: the sting of death | he felt the stinging of nettles
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of sting: stinging
    • more generic words: hurting / pain = a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
  2. a mental pain or distress
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of sting: pang
    • more generic words: hurting / pain = a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
  3. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of sting: bite / insect bite
    • more generic words: harm / hurt / injury / trauma = any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    • more specific terms:
  4. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  5. operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act
    • example: the police conducted a sting operation
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of sting: sting operation
    • more generic word: operation = a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

Alternative definition of the noun sting

noun

  1. A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
  2. A bite by an insect.
  3. A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
  4. A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
  5. [law enforcement] A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
  6. A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
  7. A brief sequence of music used in films & TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene.
  8. A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
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Definition of the verb sting

What does sting mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
stungstungstingingstings

  1. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of sting: bite / burn
    • more generic words: ache / hurt / smart = be the source of pain
    • more specific words: urticate / nettle = sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
  2. deliver a sting to
  3. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of sting: stick
    • more generic words: force / thrust = impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
  4. cause a stinging pain
  5. cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

Alternative definition of the verb sting

verb

  1. [transitive] To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
  2. [transitive, of an insect] To bite.
  3. [intransitive, sometimes figurative] To hurt, to be in pain.

People

  1. Sting: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.
    • also known as Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, Gordon Sumner, Gordon Matthew Sumner, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, The Police
    • born on (64 years ago) in Wallsend, child of Ernest Matthew Sumner and Audrey Sumner
    • ethnicity: British people
    • nationality: United Kingdom
    • religion: Buddhism
    • education:
    • profession: Musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, teacher, film score composer
    • member of musical groups:
    • spouses:
    • parent of
    • genres: Pop music, Jazz, New Wave, Rock music, Reggae, Post-punk, Classic rock, Medieval music, Adult contemporary music, Punk rock, New-age music, Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul
    • albums: "...All This Time", "...Nada Como el Sol", "...Nothing Like the Sun", "1991-10-02: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA", "Acoustic Live in Newcastle", "After the Rain Has Fallen", "All This Time", "All This Time 2 (1991-03-05: MTV Unplugged, New York City, NY, USA)", "At the Movies", "Best Ballads", "Brand New Day", "Brand New Day: The Remixes", "Brimstone & Treacle", "Bring On the Night", "Demolition Man", "Desert Rose", "Dolphins", "Englishman in New York", "Fields of Gold", "Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994", "Five Live!", "I Shall Be Released", "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying", "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You", "If on a Winter's Night...", "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", "Live at the BBC 1st Dec 2001", "Live at the Universal Amphiteater: 10/29/99", "Live in Central Park", "Live USA", "Mad About You", "Mercury Falling", "Moon Walking", "My Funny Friend and Me", "My Funny Valentine: At the Movies", "Nothing 'Bout Me", "Sacred Love", "Send Your Love", "Send Your Love Remix Album", "Seven Days", "Shape of My Heart", "Sister Moon: Hani Mixes", "Songs From the Labyrinth", "Songs of Love (Victoria's Secret Exclusive)", "Still Be Love in the World", "Stolen Car", "Symphonicities", "Ten Summoner's Tales"
    • written work: "Lyrics"
    • filmography:
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • NME Award for Best Male Singer
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Every Breath You Take"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance - "Brimstone & Treacle"
        • Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Every Breath You Take" & "Every Breath You Take: The Singles" (songwriter)
        • Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance - "Brimstone & Treacle" (Artist)
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "The Dream of the Blue Turtles"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Money for Nothing", with Mark Knopfler
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "The Dream of the Blue Turtles"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Bring on the Night", with Michael Apted
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
        • Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Bring on the Night" (artist, video producer), with Michael Apted
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Bring On the Night"
        • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Bring On the Night"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "...Nothing Like the Sun"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "Be Still My Beating Heart"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Be Still My Beating Heart"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography - "We'll Be Together" (Choreographer: Barry Lather)
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography - "We'll Be Together" (Director of Photography: Bill Pope)
        • Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "...Nothing Like the Sun"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "The Soul Cages"
        • Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "The Soul Cages"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Record of the Year - "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Ten Summoner's Tales"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" (1994 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - "Demolition Man"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Sting: Ten Summoners Tales" (1994 Best Long Form Music Video), with Doug Nichol & Julie Fong
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video - "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction - "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" (Art Director: Mike Grant)
        • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography - "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" (Director of Photography: Ivan Bartos)
        • nominated to MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie - "It's Probably Me" (from Lethal Weapon 3), with Eric Clapton
        • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" (Artist)
        • Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Sting: Ten Summoners Tales" (Artist, Video director, Video producer), with Doug Nichol & Julie Fong
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "All for Love", with Bryan Adams & Rod Stewart
        • nominated to MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie - "All for Love" (from The Three Musketeers), with Bryan Adams & Rod Stewart
        • Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "The Wind Cries Mary", with John McLaughlin, Dominic Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album - "Mercury Falling"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying", with Toby Keith
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "You Were Meant for Me"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Brand New Day"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album - "Brand New Day", with Neil Dorfsman, Kipper, Simon Osborne
        • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Brand New Day"
        • Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album - "Brand New Day", with Neil Dorfsman, Kipper, Simon Osborne
        • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "My Funny Friend and Me" (from The Emperor's New Groove), with David Hartley
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)"
        • Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)"
        • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song - "My Funny Friend and Me" (from From The Emperor's New Groove), with David Hartley
        • nominated to Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song - "Until..." (from Kate and Leopold)
        • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Original Song - "My Funny Friend and Me" (in The Emperor's New Groove ), with David Hartley
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "My Funny Friend and Me", with David Hartley
        • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Until..." (from Kate & Leopold)
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Until..." (from Kate & Leopold)
        • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program - "Sting: All This Time"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Fragile (live)"
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program - "Sting: All This Time"
        • Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - "Send Your Love"
        • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "You Will Be My Ain True Love" (from Cold Mountain)
        • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Cold Mountain" (For the song "You Will Be My Ain True Love".)
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "Whenever I Say Your Name", with Mary J. Blige
        • Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "Whenever I Say Your Name" (Artist), with Mary J. Blige
        • Billboard Music Century Award
        • nominated to World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film - "Cold Mountain" (For the song "You Will Be My Ain True Love".), with Alison Krauss
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media - "You Will Be My Ain True Love" (From the Cold Mountain Soundtrack)
        • World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film - "Cold Mountain" (For the song "You Will Be My Ain True Love".), with Alison Krauss
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "Always on Your Side", with Sheryl Crow
    • official website: www.sting.com
  2. Sting a.k.a. Steve Borden, better known by his ring name Sting, is an American professional wrestler and author signed to WWE. He is best known for his tenure in World Championship Wrestling; owing to his loyalty to the now-defunct promotion, Sting came to be dubbed as "The Franchise" of WCW during the 1990s and early 2000s. He also performed for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
  3. Sting a.k.a. Mathew Beasley is a Cook Islands Māori cricket player.

Business

STING is a record label.

Animal

Sting was an American Thoroughbred racehorse bred and owned by James Butler.

  • born in (95 years ago)

Characters

  1. Sting is a fictional character from Five Numbers!.
  2. Sting is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Jim Sting, Sting Oakley and peter "sting" stanchek.

Writings

"Sting" is a book by Robert Sellers.

Films

  1. "Sting" a.k.a. "The Sting" is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Created by screenwriter David S. Ward, the story was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff and documented by David Maurer in his book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man.
  2. "Sting": So good you'll feel the STING...Sixteen Leather-clad men in one movie.
  3. "Sting" is a film, directed by Brian Mills.

Music

"Sting" is a musical single of Eric Saade.

  • released on

Place

STING is an Aviation waypoint.

Miscellanea

  1. Sting: An artifact from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Sting was an Elvish knife or dagger made in Gondolin in the First Age.
    • also known as 刺針
  2. Sting: A sting or a rimshot is a short sequence played by a drummer to punctuate a joke, especially an obvious one. A sting is often used as accompaniment during cabaret- and circus-style shows. The sound of the sting is sometimes written ba dum tsh, ba-dum ching, and occasionally ba dum tis. In British English, boom boom is commonly used. An abbreviation used in chats is //* .
  3. Sting: A sting is a short musical phrase, primarily used in broadcasting and films as a form of punctuation. For example, a sting might be used to introduce a regular section of a show, indicate the end of a scene, or indicate that a dramatic climax is imminent.
  4. Sting a.k.a. HMS Pickle was a topsail schooner of the Royal Navy. She was originally a civilian vessel named Sting, of six guns, that Lord Hugh Seymour purchased to use as a tender on the Jamaica Station. Pickle was at the Battle of Trafalgar, and though she was too small to take part in the fighting, Pickle was the first ship to bring the news of Nelson's victory to Great Britain. She also participated in a notable single-ship action when she captured the French privateer Favorite in 1807. Pickle was wrecked in 1808, but without loss of life.
  5. STING is a free Web-based suite of programs for a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between protein sequence, structure, function, and stability. STING is freely accessible at EMBRAPA Information Technology- Brazil.
  6. Sting: In experimental fluid mechanics, a sting is a test fixture on which models are mounted for testing, e.g. in a wind tunnel. A sting is usually a long shaft attaching to the downstream end of the model so that it does not much disturb the flow over the model. The rear end of a sting usually has a conical fairing blending into the model support structure.
  7. STING is a mnemonic describing a five-point method for the execution of everyday tasks.
  8. Sting is a production company.
    • also known as Sting (firma produkcyjna)
  9. Sting is a school mascot.

Phrases with Sting

Phrases starting with the word Sting:

  1. sting operation
  2. Sting Like a Bee

Phrases ending with the word Sting:

  1. bee sting
  2. Ring Sting

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sting

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Google previewSuicide: Satan's Silent Sting in the Church (2007)

by Bernice Letsinger

Sting also means to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact. Watch out for those irritating circumstances, people, and issues...

Thirdly, sting means to cause to smart or to feel sharp pain. To smart means to suffer keenly from wounded ...

Google previewA Short History of the Honey Bee (2009)

Humans, Flowers, and Bees in the Eternal Chase for Honey by E. Readicker-Henderson

Administering a sting is a death sentence for the bee herself.

Google previewMiami Vice (2010)

by Steven Sanders

Although the sting is a success and Tony is arrested and taken to court in handcuffs, the pervasive apprehension running through “No Exit” culminates in a memorable closing scene on the steps of the Dade County courthouse in downtown ...

Google previewMolecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology (2010)

Volume 2: Clinical Toxicology by Andreas Luch

Scorpion sting is the next most important cause of envenoming, but significant morbidity and even deaths occur following envenoming with a wide range of other venomous animals, including spiders, ticks, jellyfish, marine snails, octopuses ...

Google previewSelf-Mastery (the Way of the Heaven Born) (2005)

the way of the heaven born by W George Bryant Phd

Every sting is a destroyer of happiness, ...

Google previewBiology, Concepts and Investigations (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

STING is a free Webbased suite of programs for a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between protein sequence, structure, function, and stability. STING is freely accessible at EMBRAPA Information Technology (CNPTIA) Brazil.

Google previewA Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs (2003)

Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient by Kerry Bone

• Studies with volunteers suggest the immediate reaction to nettle sting is the result of histamine ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

STIMULATE–STING RAY. important stimulants may be added camphor, ginger, horse-radish, the preparations of lavender, of the mints, etc. Also, electricity, galvanism, and magnetic electricity operate on the animal system either as general or ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1859)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

Sting, sting ...

Google previewThe Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1874)

stigma, to sting.] A goad; hence, something that ...

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Quotes about Sting

Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, to prick and sting her. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of S1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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