Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[ley-buh n] /ˈleɪ bən/

the father of Leah and Rachel and the father-in-law of Jacob. Gen. 24:29; 29:16–30.
(Old Testament) the father-in-law of Jacob, father of Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29:16)

white. (1.) The son of Bethuel, who was the son of Nahor, Abraham’s brother. He lived at Haran in Mesopotamia. His sister Rebekah was Isaac’s wife (Gen. 24). Jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the house of Laban, whose daughters Leah and Rachel (ch. 29) he eventually married. (See JACOB.) (2.) A city in the Arabian desert in the route of the Israelites (Deut. 1:1), probably identical with Libnah (Num. 33:20).


Read Also:

  • Laban-dance-notation-system

    [lah-buh n, ley-] /ˈlɑ bən, ˈleɪ-/ noun 1. a system of movement notation, using symbols on a staff, that records the parts of a dancer’s body, direction inspace, dynamics, and tempo for all kinds of movement: used to record and reconstruct forms of dance and movement.

  • Kwangchowan

    [kwahng-choh-wahn, kwang-; Chinese gwahng-joh-wahn] /ˈkwɑŋˈtʃoʊˈwɑn, ˈkwæŋ-; Chinese ˈgwɑŋˈdʒoʊˈwɑn/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . /ˈkwæŋˈtʃaʊˈwɑːn/ noun 1. a territory of SE China, in SW Kwantung province: leased to France as part of French Indochina from 1898 to 1945. Area: 842 sq km (325 sq miles)

  • Kwangchow

    [kwahng-choh, kwang-; Chinese gwahng-joh] /ˈkwɑŋˈtʃoʊ, ˈkwæŋ-; Chinese ˈgwɑŋˈdʒoʊ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . /ˈkwæŋˈtʃaʊ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton

  • Kwame nkrumah

    [uh n-kroo-muh, uh ng-kroo-] /ənˈkru mə, əŋˈkru-/ noun 1. Kwame [kwah-mee] /ˈkwɑ mi/ (Show IPA), 1909–72, president of Ghana 1960–66. /əŋˈkruːmə/ noun 1. Kwame (ˈkwɑːmɪ). 1909–72, Ghanaian statesman, prime minister (1957–60) and president (1960–66). He led demands for self-government in the 1950s, achieving Ghanaian independence in 1957. He was overthrown by a military coup (1966)

Disclaimer: Laban definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.