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3 letters words from 'lat'

ALT 3LAT 3

2 letters words from 'lat'

AL 2AT 2
LA 2TA 2

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Definitions and meaning of lat

lat

Etymology 1

From Hindi लाट (lāṭ, pillar; minaret; staff, club), लाठ (lāṭh, long staff; cudgel), etc.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɑːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːt

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (weaponry, rare) A staff, particularly one of an Indian kind.
  2. (architecture) A monumental pillar, particularly the Buddhist columns erected in East India.
    • 1801, "Miscellaneous Tracts" in the Asiatic Annual Register, p. 313:
      A high pillar of stone called Bheem-lat, or the Tealee, or oilman's lat or staff.
Alternative forms
  • lât, lāt

Etymology 2

Clipped form of latrine (q.v.).

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (Britain slang, usually in the plural) A latrine: a rudimentary or military facility for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:bathroom

Etymology 3

From Latvian lats, a clipping of Latvija (Latvia)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɑːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /lɑt/

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (historical numismatics) The gold-backed monetary unit of Latvia from August 1922 until April 1941, when it was replaced by the Soviet ruble; it was typically pegged at about 25 to the British pound.
  2. (historical numismatics) The floating fiat monetary unit of Latvia from 1992 until January 2014, when it was replaced by the euro.
  3. A coin or bill of either currency.
Synonyms
  • lats sg
Hyponyms
  • (1/100 lat): santim
Translations

Etymology 4

Clipping of latissimus (q.v.).

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (slang, usually in the plural) A latissimus dorsi muscle.

Etymology 5

Clipping of latitude (q.v.).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lăt, IPA(key): /læt/
  • Rhymes: -æt

Noun

lat (plural lats)

  1. (slang) latitude
Coordinate terms
  • long
See also
  • lat.

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • ATL, Alt, Alt., Atl., LTA, TLA, Tal, alt, alt-, alt.

A-Pucikwar

Etymology

From Proto-Great Andamanese *lat

Adjective

lat

  1. afraid

Noun

lat

  1. fear

References

  • Juliette Blevins, Linguistic clues to Andamanese pre-history: Understanding the North-South divide, pg. 19 (2009)

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch lat, from Middle Dutch latte, from Old Dutch *latta, from Proto-Germanic *lattō, *laþþō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lat/

Noun

lat (plural latte, diminutive latjie)

  1. A slate, a lath.
  2. (informal) A chap, a bloke, a dude.
  3. (informal) A penis, a dick.

Derived terms

  • kleilat

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • latu

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin lātus; cf. Romanian lat.

Adjective

lat

  1. wide

Synonyms

  • largu

Czech

Noun

lat

  1. genitive plural of lata

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch latte, from Old Dutch *latta, from Proto-Germanic *lattō, *laþþō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑt/
  • Hyphenation: lat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Noun

lat f (plural latten, diminutive latje n)

  1. A slate, a lath.
  2. A specifically, the common shortening of meetlat: flat ruler, yardstick.

Derived terms

  • meetlat

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: lat

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Anagrams

  • alt, tal

Friulian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin lactem (“milk”, masculine or feminine accusative), from Latin lac (“milk”, neuter).

Noun

lat m (plural lats)

  1. milk

Related terms

  • latâ
  • latâr
  • latuie

See also

  • molzi

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈlɒt]
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Etymology 1

From German Lot.

Noun

lat (plural latok)

  1. (archaic, unit of measure) half an ounce
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

lat (plural latok)

  1. lat (the floating fiat monetary unit of Latvia from 1992 until January 2014, when it was replaced by the euro)
Declension

References

Further reading

  • (unit of measure): lat in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse latr.

Adjective

lat (neuter singular lat, definite singular and plural late, comparative latere, indefinite superlative latest, definite superlative lateste)

  1. lazy

Etymology 2

Verb

lat

  1. imperative of late

References

  • “lat” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse latr.

Adjective

lat (neuter singular lat or latt, definite singular and plural late, comparative latare, indefinite superlative latast, definite superlative lataste)

  1. lazy

Etymology 2

Verb

lat

  1. imperative of late

References

  • “lat” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lat/

Etymology 1

Univerbation of la (with) +‎ (you sg)

Pronoun

lat

  1. second-person singular of la (with)

Etymology 2

Univerbation of la (with) +‎ do (your sg)

Determiner

lat (triggers lenition)

  1. with your sg

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lat/

Noun

lat n

  1. genitive plural of lata (years)
  2. genitive plural of lato

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lat/

Etymology 1

From Latin lātus (wide), from earlier stlātus, from Proto-Indo-European *sterh₃- (to stretch out, extend, spread) or *stelh₃- (broad).

Adjective

lat m or n (feminine singular lată, masculine plural lați, feminine and neuter plural late)

  1. wide, broad
Declension
Derived terms
  • lăți

Etymology 2

From Latin latus (side).

Noun

lat n (plural laturi)

  1. the wide part of an object
Related terms
  • latură
See also
  • lățime

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish later, from Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz, from Proto-Indo-European *lē(y)d-.

Pronunciation

Adjective

lat

  1. lazy

Declension

Derived terms

  • lata sig

Noun

lat c

  1. (rare) A habit, custom

Declension

Synonyms

  • vana

Derived terms

  • olat

See also

  • last

Anagrams

  • tal

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːt/
    Rhymes: -áːt

Adjective

lat (comparative latänä, superlative latest)

  1. Lazy.

Derived terms

  • latn
  • latstöling

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) latrine.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)