Definition of Saint 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).
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Martyr, Saint
2. Noun. A North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic.
Group relationships: Canada, America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: River
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Literary usage of Saint lawrence
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The whole of the valley of the saint lawrence River, from a short distance above ... The valleys of the principal affluents of the saint lawrence are also ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Boundaries and Extent— It is bounded on the north by Hudson Ray and Strait, on the east by Labrador and the Gulf of saint lawrence, on the south by the Bay ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The saint lawrence, 1900 miles ... The Saint Maurice, which rises in Lake Oskelaneo and empties into the saint lawrence at Three Rivers, is over 325 miles ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The basin of the saint lawrence includes the entire system of the Great Lakes, ... The name saint lawrence River is properly confined to the outlet of Lake ..."
5. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Almost all the vast region to the north of the saint lawrence is a portion of the so-called Laurentian Plateau, which belongs to the most ancient geological ..."