Definitions

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

  • noun Accumulated knowledge or beliefs held by a group about a subject, especially when passed from generation to generation by oral tradition. synonym: knowledge.
  • noun The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird or between the eye and nostril of a snake.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of Ieese.
  • noun That which is taught; instruction; counsel; admonition; teaching; lesson.
  • noun That which is learned; any store of knowledge; learning; erudition.
  • noun Synonyms Learning, Erudition, etc. (see literature), attainments, acquirements.
  • noun Anything suggesting a thong.
  • noun In ornithology, the side of the head between the eye and the base of the upper mandible.
  • noun In herpetology, a region on the side of the head between the eye and the nostril, where certain plates called lorals may be present.
  • noun In entomology, a corneous angular process in the mouth of some insects, by means of which the trophi are put forth or retracted. Also lora.
  • noun Loss.

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

  • imperative, past participle Lost.
  • noun That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject
  • noun That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
  • noun obsolete Workmanship.
  • noun The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
  • noun The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.

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

  • noun anatomy The region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • noun all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.
  • noun The backstory created around a fictional universe.
  • noun obsolete workmanship

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

  • noun knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English lār; see leis- in Indo-European roots.]

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

[Latin lōrum, thong.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin lorum ("thong, strap")

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English lār, from West Germanic *laizā, from *lais- ‘to teach’. Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre.

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  • 971 Blickl. Hom. 47 Ne sceolan tha lareowas aasgimeleasian tha lare.

    June 28, 2008

  • The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird

    January 4, 2010