Carole (Jane Alice Peters) 1909?–42, U.S. film actress.
Peter (Petrus Lombardus) c1100–64? Italian theologian: bishop of Paris 1159–64?.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
And then there is carole lombard, ravishing, sexy, happy, and glorious in her gowns.
The Star-Crossed Hamlet David Thomson October 9, 2008
David O. Russell: I immediately think of carole lombard with [Lawrence].
‘American Hustle’ Cast On Hairdos, the Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams Kiss, and More Marlow Stern December 8, 2013
a native or inhabitant of Lombardy
Also called Langobard. a member of an ancient Germanic people who settled in N Italy after 568 ad
of or relating to Lombardy or the Lombards
Peter. ?1100–?60, Italian theologian, noted for his Sententiarum libri quatuor
from Late Latin Langobardus, proper name of a Germanic people who conquered Italy 6c. and settled in the northern region that became known as Lombardy, from Proto-Germanic Langgobardoz, often said to mean literally “Long-beards,” but perhaps rather from *lang- “tall, long” + the proper name of the people (Latin Bardi). Their name in Old English was Langbeardas (plural), but also Heaðobeardan, from heaðo “war.”
In Middle English the word meant “banker, money-changer, pawnbroker” (late 14c.), from Old French Lombart “Lombard,” also “money-changer; usurer; coward,” from Italian Lombardo (from Medieval Latin Lombardus).
Lombards in Middle Ages were notable throughout Western Europe as bankers and money-lenders, also pawn-brokers; they established themselves in France from 13c., especially in Montpellier and Cahors, and London’s Lombard Street (c.1200) originally was the site of the houses of Lombard bankers. French also gave the word in this sense to Middle Dutch and Low German. Lombardy poplar, originally from Italy but planted in North American colonies as an ornamental tree, is attested from 1766.
characteristic of the time of Charles I and II of England: a Carolean costume. Historical Examples A Carolean pulpit stood against a pillar, with reading-desk and clerk’s box underneath. The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield Other collectors prefer the term Carolean for a portion of the above period, which is equally misleading. Chats on […]
any of various coins issued under monarchs named Charles, especially the broad of Charles I of England. Historical Examples I kept fumbling around in the dark, for I wanted to find carolus. What Happened to Inger Johanne Dikken Zwilgmeyer You are the one to go to New York; you’d make carolus look to his laurels. […]
a former English colony on the Atlantic coast of North America: officially divided into North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729. North Carolina or South Carolina. a city in NE Puerto Rico, SE of San Juan. Also called the Carolinas. North Carolina and South Carolina. Contemporary Examples And with the variety we have at the […]
an aromatic shrub, Calycanthus floridus, of the southern U.S., having hairy, ovate leaves and purplish-brown flowers.