[lahrz; Swedish, Norwegian lahrs]
- a male given name, form of Lawrence.
- (initial capital letter) Roman Religion. any of the Lares.
- Zoology. white-handed gibbon.
Origin of lar
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for lars
Reading a Lars Iyer novel, you find yourself becoming one with the author and his obsessions.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction
October 1, 2014
Lars von Trier, the terribly talented Danish provocateur, is quite a character.Lars von Trier Breaks His Vow of Silence to Discuss ‘Nymphomaniac’ in Venice
September 1, 2014
Eventually she handed over the Moomin cartoon strip to her brother Lars.Tove Jansson, Queen of the Moomins
August 9, 2014
Still, one has to imagine that it's probably tamer than what Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier might have cooked up.Denmark's Dirty Cartoon Voter Ad (NSFW)
May 15, 2014
“I like to challenge the audience,” Gelman says citing diverse acts from NWA to Lars von Trier as influences.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks
April 24, 2014
At the turn of the road he ran up against the tanner's boy, Lars.The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
Fanny E. Coe
Lars Wark, who had known her mother, had done everything for her.The Readjustment
After a fierce battle Lars slew the brute with a blow of his axe.
Klaus turned off down the road, whistling, while Lars went into the cottage.
Not without you, Lars; we will not move an inch without you.
- the singular of laresSee lares and penates
- Northern English dialect a boy or young man
- Libya (international car registration)
from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)
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