What does Laurel mean?

Definitions for Laurel
ˈlɔr əl, ˈlɒr-Lau·rel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laurel(noun)

    any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family

  2. Laurel, Stan Laurel, Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel(noun)

    United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)

  3. laurel, laurel wreath, bay wreath(noun)

    (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory

Wiktionary

  1. laurel(Noun)

    An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils.

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

  2. laurel(Noun)

    A crown of laurel.

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

  3. laurel(Noun)

    honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels, to crown with laurels.

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

  4. laurel(Noun)

    An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

  5. Laurel(Noun)

    A 16-17 year old participant in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church.

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

  6. Laurel(ProperNoun)

    from the plant laurel.

    Etymology: From lorrer, lorer, from lorier, from lor, from laurus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laurel(noun)

    an evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (L. nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; -- called also sweet bay

    Etymology: [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.]

  2. Laurel(noun)

    a crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels

    Etymology: [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.]

  3. Laurel(noun)

    an English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel

    Etymology: [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.]

Freebase

  1. Laurel

    Laurel is a city in Jones County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,393 although a significant population increase was reported following Hurricane Katrina. Laurel is the principal city of the Laurel Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its major employers include Howard Industries, Sanderson Farms, Masonite, Family Health Center, Howse Implement, Thermo-Kool and South Central Regional Medical Center. Laurel is home to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laurel

    law′rel, n. the bay-tree, used by the ancients for making honorary wreaths: a crown of laurel, honours gained (freq. in pl.): any species of the genus Laurus.—adjs. Lau′rel; Lau′relled, crowned with laurel.—n. Lau′rel-wa′ter, a sedative and narcotic water distilled from the leaves of the cherry-laurel.—adjs. Laurif′erous, producing laurel; Lau′riger, laurel-wearing.—n Laurustī′nus, an evergreen shrub. [Fr. laurier—L. laurus.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. laurel

    An evergreen shrub, selected for the brows of heroes and conquerors, and emblematic of their unfading reputation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laurel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Laurel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Laurel in a Sentence

  1. John Prine:

    When I was a boy, my family used to watch a lot of Laurel and Hardy.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Flush out politics from the sport to let there be honest selection of the players and its board members, then there is no reason why that particular game will not attain its glory and bring laurel to the nation.

  3. Brad Story:

    Most likely the original recording was' Laurel,'.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose

  5. Elizabeth Báthory:

    God, if you exist behind the Holy Scriptures then you have abandoned me. In war hundreds are killed and tortured and they are left there to rot and feed the vultures. And yet, we glorify our warriors. We give them laurel wreaths and honors. But all I get is torment, I cannot be humiliated this way. Give me an illness that will kill me fast. I cannot do it myself, I must go to heaven. Amen.

Images & Illustrations of Laurel

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