Lawrence

1 definition found

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Lawrence

noun

1: 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) [syn: {Lawrence}, {Saint Lawrence}, {St. Lawrence}, {Laurentius}]

2: Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935) [syn: {Lawrence}, {T. E. Lawrence}, {Thomas Edward Lawrence}, {Lawrence of Arabia}]

3: English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830) [syn: {Lawrence}, {Sir Thomas Lawrence}]

4: English actress (1898-1952) [syn: {Lawrence}, {Gertrude Lawrence}]

5: United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958) [syn: {Lawrence}, {E. O. Lawrence}, {Ernest Orlando Lawrence}]

6: English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930) [syn: {Lawrence}, {D. H. Lawrence}, {David Herbert Lawrence}]

7: a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856


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