Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lath.
  • Slow; tedious.
  • Unseasonable; wet (of weather).
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of let.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of let.
  • A Middle English form of leadeth, third person singular present indicative of lead.
  • noun In Indian arch., an isolated shaft or pillar, serving for various purposes, as for bearing inscriptions or religious emblems, or a statue or image, for supporting a lamp, or even for a flagstaff. Lats are always original, and often elegant in design. Also called stambha.
  • noun An abbreviation of Latin;
  • noun of latitude.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To let; to allow.

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  • noun A Latvian coin and national monetary unit

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  • noun a broad flat muscle on either side of the back

Etymologies

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From Latvian lats

Examples

  • SET @lat = CAST ((lat + 90) * 11930464 AS UNSIGNED);

    Planet MySQL

  • SET @lat = CAST ((lat + 90) * 11930464 AS UNSIGNED);

    Planet PHP

  • "Big Englishman, too … he'll tell the Malki lat and Jangi lat* (*" Lord of War ", i.e. Gough.) how the troops acclaimed their Wazir.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • "Big Englishman, too ... he'll tell the Malki lat and Jangi lat* (*" Lord of War ", i.e. Gough.) how the troops acclaimed their Wazir.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • The oft-injured Harden will miss the next several weeks with what he described as lat stiffness under his right arm - which, Harden said, is the same injury he had early in the 2008 season.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The oft-injured Harden will miss the next several weeks with what he described as lat stiffness under his right arm - which, Harden said, is the same injury he had early in the 2008 season.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The oft-injured Harden will miss the next several weeks with what he described as lat stiffness under his right arm - which, Harden said, is the same injury he had early in the 2008 season.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • We left St. John's on the 25th November, and on the [night] of the 3d Dec. [1835] in lat.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

  • Latvia last year was suddenly awash with rumors of an imminent devaluation of the lat, which is pegged to the euro.

    How to Combat a Banking Crisis: First, Round Up the Pessimists

  • The government introduced a new currency called the lat, which replaced the ruble.

    1993, March 5

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  • The singular form of the Latvian coin is actually lats. But don't worry, lat is still an acceptable Scrabble word.

    June 29, 2010