[loo-di-kruh s] /ˈlu dɪ krəs/
causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable:
a ludicrous lack of efficiency.
absurd or incongruous to the point of provoking ridicule or laughter
1610s, “pertaining to play or sport,” from Latin ludicrus, from ludicrum “a sport, game, toy, source of amusement, joke,” from ludere “to play,” which, with Latin ludus “a game, play,” perhaps is from Etruscan, or perhaps from PIE root *leid- “to play.” Sense of “ridiculous” is attested from 1782. Related: Ludicrously; ludicrousness.
probably the same as Lud (2) (comp. Gen. 10:13; 1 Chr. 1:11). They are associated (Jer. 46:9) with African nations as mercenaries of the king of Egypt.
[luhd-loh] /ˈlʌd loʊ/ Typesetting, Trademark. 1. a brand of machine for casting slugs from matrices handset in a composing stick. [luhd-loh] /ˈlʌd loʊ/ noun 1. a town in S Salop, in W England: agricultural market center. 2. a town in S Massachusetts. /ˈlʌdləʊ/ noun 1. trademark a machine for casting type from matrices set by […]
/ˈluːdəʊ/ noun 1. (Brit) a simple board game in which players advance counters by throwing dice
[luhd-wig, loo d-vig, -wig; German loot-vikh, lood-] /ˈlʌd wɪg, ˈlʊd vɪg, -wɪg; German ˈlut vɪx, ˈlud-/ noun 1. Emil [ey-meel] /ˈeɪ mil/ (Show IPA), (Emil Cohn) 1881–1948, German biographer. 2. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”. noun 1. German name of . masc. proper name, from Old High German hlud(o)wig, […]