broom vs ling what difference

what is difference between broom and ling

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bro͞om, bro͝om, IPA(key): /bɹuːm/, /bɹʊm/
  • Rhymes: -ʊm, -uːm

Etymology 1

From Middle English broom, from Old English brōm (brushwood), from Proto-West Germanic *brām (bramble) (compare Saterland Frisian Brom, West Frisian brem, Dutch braam, German Low German Braam), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrem-, from *bʰer- ‘edge’. Related to brim, brink.

Noun

broom (countable and uncountable, plural brooms)

  1. (countable) A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
    Synonym: besom
  2. (countable, curling) An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a sweeper.
  3. Any of several yellow-flowered shrubs of the family Fabaceae, in the tribe Genisteae, including genera Cytisus, Genista, and Spartium, with long, thin branches and small or few leaves.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, act 4 scene 1:
      [] and thy broom groves,
      Whose shadow the dismissed bachelor loves,
      Being lass-lorn []
  4. (slang, rare) A gun, because it is more or less long, held similarly to a besom and “cleans” what is in front.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:firearm
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

broom (third-person singular simple present brooms, present participle brooming, simple past and past participle broomed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To sweep with a broom.
    • 1855 September 29, Charles Dickens, “Model Officials”, in Household Words: A Weekly Journal, Bradbury and Evens (1856), page 206:
      [] Sidi, I was busy in the exercise of my functions, occupied in brooming the front of the stables, when who should come but Hhamed Ould Denéï on horseback, at full gallop, as if he were going to break his neck. []
    • a. 1857, William Makepeace Thackeray, Our Street, in Christmas Books: Mrs. Perkins’s Ball, Our Street, Dr. Birch, Chapman & Hall (1857), Our Street page 8:
      It was but this morning at eight, when poor Molly, was brooming the steps, and the baker paying her by no means unmerited compliments, that my landlady came whirling out of the ground-floor front, and sent the poor girl whimpering into the kitchen.
    • a. 1920, Opal Stanley Whiteley, The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart, Atlantic Monthly Press (1920), pages 58–59:
      After that I did take the broom from its place, and I gave the floor a good brooming. I broomed the boards up and down and cross-ways. There was not a speck of dirt on them left.
    • 1997, Will Hobbs, Far North (HarperCollins, →ISBN, page 100:
      We broomed the dirt floor clean with spruce branches, brought our gear inside, and moved in.
  2. (roofing) To improve the embedding of a membrane by using a broom or squeegee to smooth it out and ensure contact with the adhesive under the membrane.
  3. (figuratively) to get rid of someone, like firing an employee or breaking up with a girlfriend, to sweep another out of one’s life
    • April 2002 Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborne, speaking to his son Harry, in the film “Spider-Man”
      A word to the “not-so-wise” about your girlfriend. Do what you need to with her, then broom her fast.
    • August 2002 Jeffrey J. Fox How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees page 15
      let the employee leave on his own, or the boss must broom him. If you hire, or inherit, able people, and you groom them, you won’t have to broom them. Groom, broom, and watch your company zoom.
    • 2012 George Stevens Jr. Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation page 204
      I was still going to go with Breslin until one day he said to me, “I got a confession to make to yo. When my mothe died on her deathbed I promised her I’d never drive a car and I still don’t know how to drive a car.” I figured for this picture you have to drive a car, so I just decided to broom him and go with an actor.
Quotations
  • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:broom.
Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

broom (third-person singular simple present brooms, present participle brooming, simple past and past participle broomed)

  1. (nautical) Alternative form of bream (to clean a ship’s bottom)

References

  • broom in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

See also

  • High Brooms

Anagrams

  • Rombo, bromo, bromo-, ombro-

Afrikaans

Noun

broom (uncountable)

  1. bromine

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French brome. Coined by Antoine-Jérôme Balard.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /broːm/
  • Hyphenation: broom
  • Rhymes: -oːm

Noun

broom n (uncountable)

  1. bromine [from mid-19th c.]
    Synonym: bromium

Estonian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

broom (genitive broomi, partitive broomi)

  1. bromine

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • broom in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

Etymology 1

Middle English lenge, lienge. Probably related to long.

Noun

ling (countable and uncountable, plural lings or ling)

  1. Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva, resembling the cod.
  2. The common ling, Molva molva.
Derived terms
  • blue ling (Molva dypterygia)
  • common ling (Molva molva)
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English lyng, from Old Norse lyng.

Noun

ling (countable and uncountable, plural lings or ling)

  1. Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
    1. Common heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

ling (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Clipping of linguistics.

Anagrams

  • lign-

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *linga, from Proto-Indo-European *leig-. Compare English lark (to frolic), Lithuanian láigyti (to run around wildly), Ancient Greek ἐλελίζω (elelízō, to whirl around).

Noun

ling m (definite singular lingu)

  1. quick gait, trot
  2. hurry, haste, rush

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish lingid.

Verb

ling (present analytic lingeann, future analytic lingfidh, verbal noun lingeadh, past participle lingthe) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. (literary) leap, spring
  2. jump at, attack
  3. start back, shrink away from (with ó (from))

Conjugation

Derived terms

References

  • “ling” in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “lingid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “ling” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Mandarin

Romanization

ling

  1. Nonstandard spelling of līng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of líng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǐng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lìng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Northern Kurdish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡ

Noun

ling m

  1. leg, foot

See also


Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [liŋɡ]

Verb

ling

  1. first-person singular present indicative of linge
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of linge
  3. third-person plural present indicative of linge

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