lick-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: stroking something with the tongue

Commentary: LICK[+event][+stroking][+with_tongue]

John gave the brush tip a lick to sharpen the point.
The child received big licks from the friendly dog.
Mary took another lick of her ice cream cone.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: salt deposit habitually used by animals

Commentary: LICK[+substance][+salt][+deposit][+natural][+used][+by_animals]

Wolves learned to wait by a salt lick used by the cattle.
This salt lick is used by deer and other wild animals.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a blow with the fist

Commentary: LICK[+event][+blow][+with_fist]

The fighter took a lick on the jaw from his opponent's fist.
The company will just have to take its licks and get through the next fiscal quarter. (metaphoric extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a short solo musical phrase

Commentary: LICK[+form][+musical][+phrase][+short][+solo]

We admired the licks of the banjo player in that bluegrass band.
John taught me a new lick on the guitar today.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a quick light application of something

Commentary: LICK[+event][+application][+light][+quick][+of_something]

All the kitchen really needs is a quick lick of paint.
Mary gave the house a quick lick with a vacuum and dust rag before the party.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2