What does lavish mean?

Definitions for lavish
ˈlæv ɪʃlav·ish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting(adj)

    very generous

    "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"

  2. lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy(verb)

    characterized by extravagance and profusion

    "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"

  3. lavish, shower(verb)

    expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

    "He was showered with praise"

Wiktionary

  1. lavish(Verb)

    To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

    Etymology: From *, equivalent to . More at lave, -ish.

  2. lavish(Adjective)

    Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.

    Etymology: From *, equivalent to . More at lave, -ish.

  3. lavish(Adjective)

    Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

    Etymology: From *, equivalent to . More at lave, -ish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavish(adj)

    expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise

  2. Lavish(adj)

    superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits

  3. Lavish(verb)

    to expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lavish

    lav′ish, v.t. to expend profusely: to waste.—adj. bestowing profusely: prodigal: extravagant: unrestrained.—adv. Lav′ishly.—ns. Lav′ishment, Lav′ishness. [From Lave (3).]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lavish in a Sentence

  1. John Chambers:

    Given the economic downturn, we didn't want to throw a lavish party this year, i think people were expecting something more subdued in this environment, so we thought it was more effective to donate instead.

  2. Christopher Smith:

    My personal tastes are not particularly lavish, effective altruists in my experience don't feel guilty about occasional indulgences.

  3. Mignon McLaughlin:

    We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.

  4. Robert Casey:

    Everything about their marketing from the design of their stores, to the lavish runway shows, to the Michael Bay directed commercials, to the jewel encrusted fantasy bras showcases an over the top, heightened sense of the reality, their price point and extensive locations appeal to the average woman, but nothing about their marketing has ever presumed to have any relation to an average woman.

  5. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Nothing crushes the soul of a father more than the loss of the beloved son he failed to lavish his love on.”

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