Definitions

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

  • noun A diseased person; a leper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leper; also, a person infected with any loathsome disease; especially, a beggar so diseased.
  • Having a loathsome disease; leprous.

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

  • noun A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper.
  • noun a lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.

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

  • noun archaic A sufferer of an infectious disease, especially leprosy.

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

  • noun a person afflicted with leprosy

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French lazre, from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus, the beggar full of sores in a New Testament parable (Luke 16:20).]

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From the biblical Lazarus (Luke XVI.20).

Examples

  • She walked through halls still stained with blood from the dreadful Night of the Risen Dead'the term the lazar used when they spoke of their triumph.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    Religion

  • Without arguing this matter of my general reputation, accepting it at its current face value, let me add that I have indeed lived life in a very rough school and have seen more than the average man's share of inhumanity and cruelty, from the forecastle and the prison, the slum and the desert, the execution-chamber and the lazar-house, to the battlefield and the military hospital.

    FOREWORD

  • The articles and interviews with bob lazar, however, state that the craft uses wave guides to guide the gravity waves and gravity amplifiers to amplify the waves.

    Model Ufo | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    History

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    The Apostle to the Lepers

  • It became conspicuous in medieval Europe, prompting the founding of “lazar houses,” or refuges where doomed lepers could rot apart from “clean” folk.

    Saints

  • "I will give one thousand sucres to the lazar-house of Quito if a bull kills a man this day."

    The Madness of John Harned

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