Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To function as a laser; emit coherent radiation by the action of a laser.
  • intransitive verb To subject to laser light.
  • intransitive verb To direct a laser used to guide munitions at (a target).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of lace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To give off a beam of coherent light; -- of a laser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To use a laser beam on, as for cutting.
  • verb intransitive To operate as a laser, to release coherent light due to stimulation.

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from laser.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from laser.

Examples

  • "guess at my maining," and another in which he has "lase" for "lease," suggest that, if his pronunciation may be judged from his spelling, he retained a rich Irish brogue.

    The Story of Cooperstown

  • Although synthetic ruby was first, many different materials can be made to “lase.”

    A nice blog review of Lost in Translation

  • Although synthetic ruby was first, many different materials can be made to “lase.”

    The laser at 50

  • I explained to him that there was a Reaper UCAV orbiting overhead watching our every move and waiting for me to lase my target with the device mounted to my rifle.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • Interesting the laserlight plasma/magnetic field does not violate the speed of light since the light from the lase still flies at near speed of light depending on the material of the star.

    Faster-Than-Light Pulsar Phenomena | Universe Today

  • But I was still able to lase the target and bomb the enemy.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • I explained to him that there was a Reaper UCAV orbiting overhead watching our every move and waiting for me to lase my target with the device mounted to my rifle.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • At 18, after a succession of labouring jobs, he joined the Zulu-language Durban newspaper Ilanga lase Natal.

    Lewis Nkosi obituary

  • We circled back around as I prepared to lase the target for Yap.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • George Sand nii naiselik: need kivikäikse kurrud ei lase aimata ta sõrmil tinti.

    Archive 2009-09-01

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