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).

Exact synonyms: Laurentius, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence
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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of St. Lawrence

St. James
St. James the Apostle
St. Jerome
St. John
St. John's
St. John Chrysostom
St. John River
St. John the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Johns
St. Johns River
St. Joseph
St. Jude
St. Kitts
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence River
St. Lawrence Seaway
St. Leo I
St. Louis
St. Lucia
St. Luke
St. Luke's summer
St. Maarten
St. Mark
St. Martin
St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary Magdalene
St. Mary of Bethlehem
St. Matthew

Literary usage of St. 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 ..."

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 C├Žsar, 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 ..."

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