Definition of Lafayette

1. Noun. French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834).




2. Noun. A town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: La, Louisiana, Pelican State

3. Noun. A university town in west central Indiana on the Wabash River.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Hoosier State, In, Indiana

Definition of Lafayette

1. n. The dollar fish.

Definition of Lafayette

1. Proper noun. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757 – 1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions. ¹

2. Proper noun. Any of a number of U.S. places named for the Marquis de La Fayette, including a large city in Louisiana. ¹

3. Proper noun. (American English) (surnames male given name), originally in honor of the Marquis. ¹

4. Noun. The dollarfish. ¹

5. Noun. A market fish, the goody or spot (''Liostomus xanthurus''), of the southern coast of the United States. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lafayette

1. The dollar fish. A market fish, the goody, or spot (Liostomus xanthurus), of the southern coast of the United States. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Lafayette

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1. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1901)
"Hillis, JD Hiner, FT Hopper, MS.. Hupe, Charles lafayette R ..lafayette....PM . ... .lafayette , . Montmorenci.R Peters, W. H lafayette R Basis of School. ..."

2. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"lafayette has been rightly called " The College Beautiful." Besides offering Classical, Latin Scientific and General Scientific courses, lafayette has ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"lafayette and the National Guard [1789 adventure to join the Americans in ... After the surrender of Yorktown lafayette returned to enjoy the applause of ..."

4. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"EULOGY ON lafayette Extract from an Address delivered at Jackson, Mississippi, August, 1834. All selections from ' Memoir of SS Premiss. ..."

5. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"THE first object of Lord Cornwallis on the junction of his forces at Petersburg in May, was to strike a blow at lafayette. The marquis was encamped on the ..."

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