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Meaning of Lawrence

Law•rence

Pronunciation: (lôr'uns, lor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1885–1930, English novelist.
  2. 1901–58, U.S. physicist: inventor of the cyclotron; Nobel prize 1939.
  3. 1901?–52, English actress.
  4. born 1917, U.S. painter and educator.
  5. 1781–1813, U.S. naval officer in the War of 1812.
  6. Latin,died a.d. 258?, early church martyr.
  7. 1769–1830, English painter.
  8. (T. E. Shaw) (“Lawrence of Arabia”), 1888–1935, English archaeologist, adventurer, soldier, and writer.
  9. a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River. 63,175.
  10. a city in E Kansas, on the Kansas River. 52,738.
  11. a town in central Indiana. 25,591.
  12. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “a man of Laurentum.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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