What does Laugh mean?

Definitions for Laugh
læf, lɑfLaugh

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Laugh.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laugh, laughternoun

    the sound of laughing

  2. laughnoun

    a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing

    "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

  3. joke, gag, laugh, jest, japeverb

    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

    "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

  4. laugh, express joy, express mirthverb

    produce laughter

Wiktionary

  1. laughnoun

    An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.

  2. laughnoun

    Something that provokes mirth or scorn.

  3. laughnoun

    A fun person.

  4. laughverb

    To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

  5. laughverb

    To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.

  6. laughverb

    To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.

  7. laughverb

    To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

  8. laughverb

    To express by, or utter with, laughter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laughverb

    to show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter

    Etymology: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]

  2. Laughverb

    fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport

    Etymology: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]

  3. Laughverb

    to affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule

    Etymology: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]

  4. Laughverb

    to express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out

    Etymology: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]

  5. Laughnoun

    an expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i

    Etymology: [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahhn, Icel. hlja,W Dan. lee, Sw. le, Goth. hlahjan; perh. of imitative origin.]

Freebase

  1. Laugh

    Laugh is the sixth studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2002.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laugh

    läf, v.i. to express mirth or joy by an explosive inarticulate sound of the voice and peculiar facial distortion: to be gay or lively: make merry (with at), to flout.—v.t. to express with a laugh: to affect in some way by laughter.—n. the sound caused by merriment.—adj. Laugh′able, ludicrous.—n. Laugh′ableness.—adv. Laugh′ably.—ns. Laugh′er; Laugh′ing-gas, a gas which excites laughter, called nitrous oxide, used as an anæsthetic in minor surgical operations, as in dentistry; Laugh′ing-jack′ass, the great kingfisher of Australia.—adv. Laugh′ingly, in a laughing manner.—ns. Laugh′ing-stock, an object of ridicule, like something stuck up to be laughed at; Laugh′ter, act or noise of laughing.—Laugh a thing off, to treat as if worthy only of a laugh; Laugh in one's sleeve, to laugh inwardly; Laugh one out of, to make a person abandon a habit, &c., by laughing at him for it; Laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, to be made feel disappointment or sorrow, esp. after boasting, &c.; Laugh to scorn, to deride or jeer at.—Have the laugh on one's side, to be able to laugh at another through getting the better of him by superior dexterity, &c. [A.S. hlihan; Ger. lachen, Goth. hlahjan; prob. imit.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LAUGH

    A peculiar contortion of the human countenance, voluntary or involuntary, superinduced by a concatenation of external circumstances, seen or heard, of a ridiculous, ludicrous, jocose, mirthful, funny, facetious or fanciful nature and accompanied by a cackle, chuckle, chortle, cachinnation, giggle gurgle, guffaw or roar.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laugh' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4737

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laugh' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2116

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laugh' in Nouns Frequency: #1965

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Laugh' in Verbs Frequency: #234

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laugh in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laugh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Laugh in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Currie:

    I have to laugh because otherwise I may cry.

  2. Elsa Maxwell:

    Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Laughter and happiness are priceless gifts. That is to say, we all can effortlessly give or offer both of them to ourselves. Or better still, we can individually decide whether to laugh or not, whether to be happy or not. Therefore, do laugh and remain happy everyday. I mean, be happy and laugh as long as you live. For, it pays to be happy rather than to be unhappy. It's equally better off to laugh than to frown. In case you don't know, denying yourself any of the above priceless gifts (happiness and laughter) is cheating your own self unknowingly. Oh! yes, that's just what you are doing to yourself, if you refuse to laugh and be happy always. -Emeasoba George

  4. Sean Morris:

    I've seen people actually discussing things in a social situation, like guys saying in a bar 'Come on, that's not ok' or 'Do you think that's the best way to act?' people now are more aware of sexism and less happy to stand for it - they are ready to say something to their peers rather than awkwardly laugh it off or ignore it.

  5. Pope Francis:

    I like to laugh. It helps me to feel closer to God and closer to other people. When we laugh with each other -- and not at each other -- God's love is present in a special way, i invite you to share your joy with a laugh! God longs for you to be happy!

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