Lasso definition

lăsō, lă-so͝o
To catch, tie, or attach with or as if with a lasso.
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An image editing tool that enables you to select an irregular object by dragging the mouse around it (while the mouse button is held down) and letting go. You do not have to join the ends together. When the mouse button is released, the two ends are connected automatically.
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A long rope with a running noose at one end, used especially to catch horses and cattle.
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A long rope or leather thong with a sliding noose at one end, used to catch cattle or wild horses.
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To catch with or as with a lasso.
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A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses.
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To catch with a lasso.
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(computing) An image-editing function allowing the user to capture an irregularly-shaped object by drawing an approximate outline.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lasso
Plural:
lassoes, lassos

Origin of lasso

  • Spanish lazo from Vulgar Latin laceum noose lace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish lazo, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, from Latin laqueus.

    From Wiktionary