from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Quebec, Canada, on an island opposite Montreal, of which it is a residential suburb. Population: 369,000.
  • Laval, Pierre 1883-1945. French politician who twice served as prime minister (1931-1932 and 1935-1936) and became head of the Vichy government (1942) after the surrender of France. He was executed for treason for his collaboration with the Nazis.

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  • proper n. A city in France, the prefecture of the department of Mayenne.
  • proper n. The second largest city in Quebec, a province of Canada
  • proper n. Île Jésus, an island in Quebec, where the city of Laval is located.


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  • The pair, who grew up in Laval, Quebec, went on to star together at the University of Vermont but had never combined on an NHL goal. - Hockey - Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Islanders

  • Mr. Little has many capacities and duties-Life Governor of a Quebec Hospital; Governor, Superior School of Commerce in Laval University, married and the father of five children, member of several golf clubs, but it is in his capacity as President of the Canadian Export Association that he speaks to us today on the subject: "Expanding Trade - The Positive Approach to Economic Growth".

    Expanding Trade—The Positive Approach to Economic Growth

  • There were some large subscriptions from men who have achieved wealth in a section of the Province where large fortunes are not frequent, but the bulk came from the men of moderate means who had to be content with subscriptions ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred, and of those there were more than 18,000 heads of families who, though expecting nothing from Laval for themselves nor even, as to most of them, for their own generation, yet realized that Laval is performing useful service for the group to which they belong, and wished 'to contribute to that service for the future welfare of their posterity yet unborn.

    The Quebec Code as a Canadian Asset

  • During a promotion tour through Montreal in 2002, Shockey called the Laval football team's offices to get in touch with Robede.

    Edmonton Sun

  • However, Pagé-Chassé insisted the West Island has it better off than the regions Marois highlighted in her promises, such as Laval or Montreal's East End. This is Pagé-Chassé's second run as PQ candidate in Robert Baldwin.

    The Chronicle

  • Catharist, that outcropping of ancient Manichaeism in medieval Provence; another, that she and her fellow captain, Gilles de Laval, Sire de Rais, were sorcerers, adept in Black Magic.

    The Truth About Joan of Arc

  • Zack Novak, Stu Douglass and Laval Lucas-Perry all had their moments, though they were few and far between.

    Michigan - Team Notes

  • Novak, Stu Douglass and Laval Lucas-Perry are spot-up shooter types who shot a combined 31 percent this year.

    Michigan - Team Notes

  • Laval said the local workforce-training system, while rightfully focused on the impoverished and the unemployed, is almost always a step behind when it comes to meeting the evolving needs of employers.

    Why does Fresno have thousands of job openings - and high unemployment?

  • "There are a lot of people with solids in their liquids," Laval said with a chuckle.

    Why does Fresno have thousands of job openings - and high unemployment?


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