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, laughter(noun)

    the sound of laughing

  2. laugh(noun)

    a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing

    "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

  3. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(verb)

    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 mirth(verb)

    produce laughter

Wiktionary

  1. laugh(Noun)

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

  2. laugh(Noun)

    Something that provokes mirth or scorn.

  3. laugh(Noun)

    A fun person.

  4. laugh(Verb)

    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. laugh(Verb)

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

  6. laugh(Verb)

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

  7. laugh(Verb)

    To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.

  8. laugh(Verb)

    To express by, or utter with, laughter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laugh(verb)

    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. Laugh(verb)

    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. Laugh(verb)

    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. Laugh(verb)

    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. Laugh(noun)

    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.

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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How to say laugh in sign language?

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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. Anuj Somany:

    People who laugh or snigger on seeing the person who falls accidentally, should not be trusted as much as possible

  2. Aristophanes, Frogs, 405 B.C.:

    Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master,At which the audience never fail to laugh?

  3. Roderic Owen:

    The important thing is to know when to laugh, or since laughing is somewhat undignified to smile. But the smile must be of the right kind must have understanding in it, and friendliness, and a good deal of patience.

  4. Hilary Duff:

    We have such a great kid, and we’re both so obsessed with him, we are good friends and we laugh a lot, and we have a great communication.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    You know you're over it .... if you don't need to laugh it off and still have a smile on your face.

Images & Illustrations of laugh

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