from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A diseased person; a leper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sufferer of an infectious disease, especially leprosy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leper; also, a person infected with any loathsome disease; especially, a beggar so diseased.
- Having a loathsome disease; leprous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person afflicted with leprosy
Middle English, from Old French lazre, from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus, the beggar full of sores in a New Testament parable (Luke 16:20).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the biblical Lazarus (Luke XVI.20). (Wiktionary)