Definition of Laura

1. n. A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.



Definition of Laura

1. Proper noun. ( female given name). ¹

2. Noun. (''Roman Catholic Church'') A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior - C. w:Kingsley ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laura

1. a type of monastery [n -RAS or -RAE] - See also: monastery

Medical Definition of Laura

1. A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior. Origin: LL, fr. Gr. Lane, defile, also, a kind of monastery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Laura

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1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"laura. He cautioned me to be very careful and to be sure I knew my way. ... [laura gets a cushion in each hand off seat; crosses down to L. of armchair, ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1889)
"A hundred and twenty thousand are said to have perished in three months,in over-crowded Petrarch's Avignon. That plague-year, 1348, was the year laura. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Гт afraid it's out of the question," said Lady laura, gravely. ... Lady laura shrugged her shoulders. " Of course it is ; and ii you tell me to hold my ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Although the term laura has been almost exclusively used with regard to Palestine, ... He founded the laura of Pharan, to the north-east of Jerusalem, ..."

5. Representative Plays by American Dramatists by Montrose Jonas Moses (1921)
"laura. Maybe—maybe if he knew all about it—the suffering —he wouldn't blame me. ELFIE. ... [Crosses to laura, takes her by hand, leads her up to washstand, ..."

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