Lares

[ lair-eez, ley-reez ]
/ ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz /

plural noun, singular Lar [lahr] /lɑr/. Roman Religion.

the spirits who, if propitiated, watched over the house or community to which they belonged.
Compare Penates.

Origin of Lares

First recorded in 1590–1600, Lares is from the Latin word Larēs

Definition for lares (2 of 2)

lar
[ lahr ]
/ lɑr /

noun, plural lar·es [lair-eez, ley-reez] /ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz/ for 1, lars for 2.

(initial capital letter) Roman Religion. any of the Lares.

Origin of lar

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1580–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lares

British Dictionary definitions for lares (1 of 3)

lar1
/ (lɑː) /

noun

the singular of laresSee lares and penates

British Dictionary definitions for lares (2 of 3)

lar2
/ (lɑː) /

noun

Northern English dialect a boy or young man

British Dictionary definitions for lares (3 of 3)

LAR

abbreviation for

Libya (international car registration)

Word Origin for LAR

from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012