[laz-uh-ret-oh] /ˌlæz əˈrɛt oʊ/
noun, plural lazarettos.
a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, especially leprosy.
a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes.
Also called glory hole. Nautical. a small storeroom within the hull of a ship, especially one at the extreme stern.
noun (pl) -rettos, -rets, -rettes
(nautical) Also called glory hole. a small locker at the stern of a boat or a storeroom between decks of a ship
Also called lazar house, pesthouse. (formerly) a hospital for persons with infectious diseases, esp leprosy
“house for reception of lepers and diseased poor persons,” 1540s, from Italian lazareto “place set aside for performance of quarantine” (especially that of Venice, which received many ships from plague-infested districts in the East), from the Biblical proper name Lazarus. Meaning “building set apart for quarantine” is c.1600 in English. The word in Italian was perhaps influenced by the name of another hospital in Venice, that associated with the church of Santa Maria di Nazaret.
[laz-er-ist] /ˈlæz ər ɪst/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. (def 1).
- Lazaro cardenas
[kahr-th e-nahs] /ˈkɑr ðɛˌnɑs/ noun 1. Lázaro [lah-sah-raw] /ˈlɑ sɑˌrɔ/ (Show IPA), 1895–1970, Mexican general and political reformer: president 1934–40. 2. a seaport in NW Cuba. /Spanish ˈkarðenas/ noun 1. Lázaro (ˈlaθaro). 1895–1970, Mexican statesman and general; president of Mexico (1934–40)
[laz-er-uh s] /ˈlæz ər əs/ noun 1. the diseased beggar in the parable of the rich man and the beggar. Luke 16:19–31. 2. a brother of Mary and Martha whom Jesus raised from the dead. John 11:1–44; 12:1–18. 3. Emma, 1849–87, U.S. poet. /ˈlæzərəs/ noun (New Testament) 1. the brother of Mary and Martha, whom […]
[leyz] /leɪz/ verb (used without object), lazed, lazing. 1. to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend. verb (used with object), lazed, lazing. 2. to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away). noun 3. a period of ease or indolence: […]