Definition of Tossing

1. n. The act of throwing upward; a rising and falling suddenly; a rolling and tumbling.



Definition of Tossing

1. Verb. (present participle of toss) ¹

2. Noun. The motion of something that tosses. ¹

3. Adjective. (vulgar colloquial) Used to disparage or curse someone or something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tossing

1. toss [v] - See also: toss

Medical Definition of Tossing

1. 1. The act of throwing upward; a rising and falling suddenly; a rolling and tumbling. 2. A process which consists in washing ores by violent agitation in water, in order to separate the lighter or earhy particles; called also tozing, and treloobing, in Cornwall. A process for refining tin by dropping it through the air while melted. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tossing

tossed around
tossed off
tossed salad
tossel
tossels
tossen
tossers
tosses
tosses and turns
tosses around
tosses off
tossier
tossiest
tossily
tossing (current term)
tossing and turning
tossing around
tossing off
tossings
tosspiece
tosspot
tosspots
tossup
tossups
tossy
tost
tostada
tostadas
tostado

Literary usage of Tossing

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1. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"The tossing of the first is always allotted to the eldest unmarried daughter of the host, who performs the task not altogether without trepidation, ..."

2. The Games & Diversions of Argyleshire by Robert Craig Maclagan (1901)
"tossing FOR CHOICE along the pin and wound closely round from the top of the ... tossing FOR CHOICE The formulae in use for deciding who shall go " in " or ..."

3. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"The one man who would give his heart's life to serve you, is far away, tossing, this stormy night, on the awful sea. Who else is left to you ? ..."

4. The Bookman (1897)
"The trumpets pealed ; the echoes sang A tossing fugue ; before it died, Again the rending trumpets rang, Again the phantom notes replied. ..."

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