Definition of

Lawrence

  1. (noun, location) a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
  2. (noun, person) English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
  3. (noun, person) United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
  4. (noun, person) English actress (1898-1952)
  5. (noun, person) English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
  6. (noun, person) Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
  7. (noun, person) 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)

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Origin of the word Lawrence

  1. see Laurence. more

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Words that sound like Lawrence

larynx, laurens, learning, leering, lorenz, lower rank, lowering

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