Definition of St. 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of St. Lawrence
Literary usage of St. lawrence
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."
2. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1916)
"Meldola, 338 Sher- brooke, W. Dreyfus, Henry, 1238 City Hall Av. Eagle Pub. Co., Ltd., 516 st. lawrence Blvd. Eliasoph, MB, 254 Ontario, W. Falick, Abraham, ..."
3. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"The conquest of cape Breton, by giving us the command of the entrance -to the river st. lawrence, enabled us to have the cooperation of ships of the line up ..."