Definition of Lawrence

1. Noun. Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258).

Exact synonyms: Laurentius, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Martyr, Saint

2. Noun. Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935).

3. Noun. English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830).
Exact synonyms: Sir Thomas Lawrence
Generic synonyms: Painter

4. Noun. English actress (1898-1952).
Exact synonyms: Gertrude Lawrence
Generic synonyms: Actress

5. Noun. United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958).
Exact synonyms: E. O. Lawrence, Ernest Orlando Lawrence
Generic synonyms: Nuclear Physicist

6. Noun. English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930).
Exact synonyms: D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

7. Noun. A town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Kansas, Ks, Sunflower State

Definition of Lawrence

1. Proper noun. ( male given name), the usual spelling of Laurence in the U.S. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

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Medical Definition of Lawrence

1. R.D., 20th century English physician. See: Lawrence-Seip syndrome. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lawrence

Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria
Law French
Law of Conservation of Ninjutsu
Law of Demeter
Law of Moses
Lawrence (current term)
Lawrence Durrell
Lawrence George Durrell
Lawrence Peter Berra
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawson's cedar
Lawson's cypress
Lawson criterion

Literary usage of Lawrence

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The saintly Bishop of Milan also states that St. Lawrence was burned to death on a gridiron (De offic., xli). In like manner, but with more poetical detail, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"The present contributor's collection of Lawrence family papers ... This Mr. Lawrence corresponds with Thomas Lawrence (husband of Catherine Lewis), ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1920)
"Delia M. Lawrence the wife of A Lawrence Born August 13th 1813 Francis ... Henry Edwin Lawrence Born March 24th 1840.* Mary Louisa Lawrence Born May 20th ..."

4. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1905)
"100.00 4.714 With 6 Recent developments in Lawrence county on the several tributaries of ... Lawrence CO. Slate Coal 12 Bony Coal 12* Coal 40" WEBB'S COAL, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In 1814 he became one of the firm of A. and A. Lawrence, which for many years conducted ... He founded the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University, ..."

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