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Meaning of ling

ling

Pronunciation: (ling), [key]
— pl. ling, lings.
  1. an elongated, marine, gadid food fish, Molva molva, of Greenland and northern Europe.
  2. the burbot.
  3. any of various other elongated food fishes.

ling

Pronunciation: (ling), [key]
— n.
  1. the heather, Calluna vulgaris.

-ling

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix of nouns, often pejorative, denoting one concerned with (hireling; underling), or diminutive (princeling; duckling).

-ling

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an adverbial suffix expressing direction, position, state, etc.: darkling; sideling.

ling.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. linguistics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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