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All 5 letters words made out of cling

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Definitions and meaning of cling



  • IPA(key): /ˈklɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English clingen, from Old English clingan (to adhere), from Proto-Germanic *klinganą. Cognate with Danish klynge (to cluster, to crowd). Compare clump.


cling (plural clings)

  1. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
  2. adherence; attachment; devotion


cling (third-person singular simple present clings, present participle clinging, simple past and past participle clung)

  1. To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
    Seaweed clung to the anchor.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      Cartoonish, wide-eyed infants cling to their mothers or play together low to the ground.
  2. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
  3. (transitive) To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
    • 1732, Jonathan Swift, An Examination of Certain Abuses in the City of Dublin
      I [] clung my legs as close to his sides as I could.
  4. (transitive) To cause to dry up or wither.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, Act V, scene v
      If thou speak'st false, / Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive, / Till famine cling thee.
  5. (intransitive) To dry up or wither.
    Wood clings.
  6. (figuratively, with preposition to) to be fond of, to feel strongly about and dependent on
  • (hold tightly): clinch, grip; see also Thesaurus:grasp
  • (adhere): cleave, stick; see also Thesaurus:adhere
Derived terms
  • clingy
  • cling film/clingfilm


  • cling in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • cling in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • Notes:

Etymology 2

Imitative; compare clink, clang.


cling (third-person singular simple present clings, present participle clinging, simple past and past participle clinged)

  1. To produce a high-pitched ringing sound, like a small bell.
    • 1913, Cleveland Moffett, Oliver Herford, The Bishop's Purse (page 121)
      The tiny chimes clinged the hours and quarters against his right and Kate's left ear. They counted nine and three-quarters.

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of clingen

  • to adhere to.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)