Definitions

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  • n. A Latvian coin and national monetary unit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To let; to allow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A lath.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An abbreviation of Latin;
  • n. of latitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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 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

  • 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

  • The barque Edwin, arrived at New York, reports having passed, on the 10th of September, in lat. 52, long. 34'48, a red buoy marked

    The Barque Edwin

  • This buoy was lowered in lat. 51 deg. 28 min., long. 38 deg. 42 min .... on the 4th of

    The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition

  • The ship Kent, which arrived at Plymouth last week from Melbourne, was boarded on the 24th of April, in lat.

    The Ship Kent

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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