[lah-vuh, lav-uh] /ˈlɑ və, ˈlæv ə/
the molten, fluid rock that issues from a volcano or volcanic vent.
the rock formed when this solidifies, occurring in many varieties differing greatly in structure and constitution.
magma emanating from volcanoes and other vents
any extrusive igneous rock formed by the cooling and solidification of molten lava
1750, from Italian (Neapolitan or Calabrian dialect) lava “torrent, stream,” traditionally from Latin lavare “to wash” (see lave). Originally applied in Italian to flash flood rivulets after downpours, then to streams of molten rock from Vesuvius. Alternative etymology is from Latin labes “a fall,” from labi “to fall.” Lava lamp is attested from 1965, also lava light (reg. U.S., 1968, as Lava Lite).
A type of igneous rock that is formed when molten magma from a volcano hardens.
in a lather
A language for VLSI that deals with “sticks”, i.e. wires represented as lines with thickness.
[“A Target Language for Silicon Compilers”, R.J. Matthews et al, IEEE COMPCON, 1982, pp. 349-353].
[luh-vey-boh, -vah-] /ləˈveɪ boʊ, -ˈvɑ-/ noun, plural lavaboes. 1. Ecclesiastical. 2. (in many medieval monasteries) a large stone basin equipped with a number of small orifices through which water flowed, used for the performance of ablutions. 3. a washbowl with a spigot-equipped water tank above, both mounted on a wall: now often used for decoration […]
[luh-vahzh, lav-ij] /ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ/ noun 1. a washing. 2. Medicine/Medical. /ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ/ noun 1. (med) the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water n. “a washing,” 1895, from French lavage, from laver “to wash” (see lave). lavage lav·age (lāv’ĭj, lä-väzh’) n. A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the […]
[luh-val; French la-val] /ləˈvæl; French laˈval/ noun 1. Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1883–1945, French lawyer and politician: premier 1931–32, 1935–36; premier of the Vichy government 1942–44; executed for treason 1945. 2. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence. 3. a city in and the capital of […]
[lah-vuh-lah-vuh] /ˌlɑ vəˈlɑ və/ noun 1. the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.