the most easterly of the Canary Islands; mountainous, with a volcanic landscape; tourism, fishing. Pop: 109 942 (2002 est). Area: 795 sq km (307 sq miles)
[lou] /laʊ/ noun, plural Laos [louz] /laʊz/ (Show IPA). (especially collectively) Lao for 1. 1. a member of a people of Laos and northern Thailand. 2. the language of these people, belonging to the Thai group of languages. /laʊ/ adjective, noun 1. another name for Laotian abbreviation 1. Laos (international car registration) 1. Laos (international […]
[lah-wahg] /lɑˈwɑg/ noun 1. a seaport on NW Luzon, in the N Philippines. /lɑːˈwɑːɡ/ noun 1. a city in the N Philippines, on NW Luzon: trade centre for an agricultural region. Pop: 94 466 (2000)
[ley-ok-oh-on] /leɪˈɒk oʊˌɒn/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans of the Trojan Horse, and who, with his two sons, was killed by two huge serpents sent by Athena or Apollo. 2. (italics) a late 2nd-century b.c. representation in marble of Laocoön and his sons struggling with the […]
[ley-od-uh-muh s] /leɪˈɒd ə məs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a son of Eteocles who defended Thebes against the Epigoni, killed Aegialeus, and was killed by Alcmaeon. 2. (in the Odyssey) the son of Alcinous who, not recognizing Odysseus, challenged him to athletic contests when Odysseus landed in Phaeacia.