R(onald) D(avid) 1927–1989, British psychiatrist and author, born in Scotland.
R(onald) D(avid). 1927–89, Scottish psychiatrist; his best known books include The Divided Self (1960), The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967), and Knots (1970)
/ˈlæŋɪən/ adjective 1. of or based on R. D. Laing’s theory that mental illnesses are understandable as natural responses to stress in family and social situations noun 2. a follower or adherent of Laing’s teaching
/leɪps/ verb (transitive) 1. to beat soundly 2. to defeat totally
[lair] /lɛər/ noun 1. a den or resting place of a wild animal: The cougar retired to its lair. 2. a secluded or hidden place, especially a secret retreat or base of operations; a hideout or hideaway: a pirate’s lair. 3. British. a place in which to lie or rest; a bed. verb (used with […]
[laird; Scot. leyrd] /lɛərd; Scot. leɪrd/ noun, Scot. 1. a landed proprietor. /lɛəd; Scottish lerd/ noun 1. (Scot) a landowner, esp of a large estate n. mid-15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, from Middle English laverd (see lord). Related: Lairdship.