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3 letters words from 'lax'

LAX 10 

2 letters words from 'lax'

AL 2AX 9
LA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of lax

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Definitions and meaning of lax

lax

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /læks/
  • Rhymes: -æks
  • Homophone: lacks

Alternative forms

  • lacks (Killian)

Etymology 1

From Middle English lax, from Old English leax (salmon), from Proto-West Germanic *lahs (salmon), from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (salmon), from Proto-Indo-European *laḱs- (salmon, trout). Cognate with Middle Dutch lacks, lachs, lasche (salmon), Middle Low German las (salmon), German Lachs (salmon), Norwegian laks (salmon), Danish laks (salmon), Swedish lax (salmon), Icelandic lax (salmon), Lithuanian lašišà (salmon), Latvian lasis, Russian лосо́сь (losósʹ, salmon), Albanian leshterik (eel-grass). See also lox.

Noun

lax (plural laxes)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin laxus (wide, roomy, loose).

Adjective

lax (comparative laxer, superlative laxest)

  1. Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
    The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
    • 1886, John Addington Symonds, Philip Sidney
      Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.
  2. Loose; not tight or taut.
    The rope fell lax.
    • 1691, John Ray, The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the creation
      the Flesh of this Sort of Fish being lax and spongy
  3. Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.
  4. (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
  5. (mathematics) Describing an associative monoidal functor.
Synonyms
  • (lenient, not strict): permissive, lenient, relaxed
  • (loose, not tight): loose, slack
  • (lacking care): blameworthy, lash, negligent, remiss, reprehensible
Antonyms
  • (lenient, not strict): strict
  • (loose, not tight): taut, tight

Related terms

  • laxity
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

lax (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Lacrosse.
    • 2010, Kate Kingsley, Pretty on the Outside (page 79)
      “I'm not playing lax this term,” Mimah said.

Anagrams

  • Axl

Dacian

Noun

lax

  1. The edible wild purslane plant.

German

Etymology

From Latin laxus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laks/
  • Homophone: Lachs

Adjective

lax (comparative laxer, superlative am laxesten)

  1. lax
  2. (morale or ethics) easy, loose

Declension

Further reading

  • “lax” in Duden online

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [laxs], [laks]

Noun

lax m (genitive singular lax, nominative plural laxar)

  1. salmon

Declension

Derived terms

  • laxbleikur:
  • laxbleikur litur m

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *laks, from the same source as laciō (entice).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /laks/, [ɫ̪aks̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /laks/

Noun

lax f (genitive lacis); third declension

  1. deception, fraud

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • fraus

Descendants

  • Mozarabic:
    Arabic: لْياجّى(ʎači)
    Hebrew: ליאַג֗יִ(ʎači)

References

  • lax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Anagrams

  • alx

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • lex

Etymology

From Old English leax, from Proto-West Germanic *lahs, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laks/, /lɛks/

Noun

lax (plural lax or laxes)

  1. salmon

Descendants

  • English: lax
  • Scots: lax

References

  • “lax (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-23.

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

Noun

lax m (genitive lax, plural laxar)

  1. (zoology) salmon

Declension

Derived terms

  • Laxárdalr

Descendants

References

  • lax in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz. The 1000kr meaning comes from the color of the 1000kr bill which was the same color as a salmon.

Pronunciation

Noun

lax c

  1. salmon
  2. (slang) a bill with nominal value 1000 kronor or the corresponding amount of money
    Synonyms: lakan, långschal, skäring, papp

Declension

Derived terms

  • laxrosa

Source: wiktionary.org
  • slack or loose.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)