PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
sting

Plural
stings

 
A wasp sting
  1. A sting is a pointed item at the rear of an insect, for defence.
    That wasp has a stinger!
  2. A sting can also mean a bite by an insect.
    I got a sting on my arm.
  3. By extension, a sting is a bump on the skin, the result of being stung.
    I will show you where I was stung.

VerbEdit

Plain form
sting

Third person singular
stings

Simple past
stang

Past participle
stung

Present participle
stinging

Plain form
sting

Third person singular
stings

Simple past
stung

Past participle
stung

Present participle
stinging

  1. To sting means to inject venom with a stinger.
    That bee stung me.
  2. By extension, to sting means to hurt or bite.
    I banged my hand: it really stung.
  3. To swindle or con. (metaphor)
    I got stung for a lot of money.