[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; for 1 also French la-fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; for 1 also French la faˈyɛt/
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
[ma-ree zhaw-zef pawl eev rawk zheel-ber dy maw-tyey] /maˈri ʒɔˈzɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilˈbɛr dü mɔˈtyeɪ/ (Show IPA), Marquis de. Also, . 1757–1834, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who served in the American Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Washington, and took a leading part in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
a city in S Louisiana.
a city in W Indiana, on the Wabash River.
a town in W California.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier (mari ʒozɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilbɛr dy mɔtje), Marquis de Lafayette. 1757–1834, French general and statesman. He fought on the side of the colonists in the War of American Independence and, as commander of the National Guard (1789–91; 1830), he played a leading part in the French Revolution and the revolution of 1830
Marie-Madeleine (marimadlɛn), Comtesse de Lafayette. 1634–93, French novelist, noted for her historical romance La Princesse de Clèves (1678)
- La Fayette
[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; French la fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; French la faˈyɛt/ noun 1. Marie Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne [ma-ree maduh-len pyawsh duh la ver-nyuh] /maˈri madəˈlɛn pyɔʃ də la ˈvɛr nyə/ (Show IPA), Comtesse de, 1634–93, French novelist.
noun 1. a contingent of American aviators who in 1916 served as volunteers (Escadrille Américaine) in the French air force and in 1918 became the 103rd Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army.
[laf-er] /ˈlæf ər/ noun, Economics. 1. a relationship postulated between tax rates and tax receipts indicating that rates above a certain level actually produce less revenue because they discourage taxable endeavors and vice versa. /ˈlæfə/ noun 1. (economics) a curve on a graph showing government tax revenue plotted against percentage tax rates. It has been […]
[lah-feet] /lɑˈfit/ noun 1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), c1780–c1825, French privateer in the Americas.