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lat1

[laht]
noun, plural lats, la·ti [lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/.
  1. a former silver coin of Latvia, equal to 100 santimi.
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Origin of lat1

1920–25; < Latvian lats, equivalent to Lat(vija) Latvia + -s nominative singular noun ending

lat2

[lat]
noun Informal.
  1. latissimus dorsi.
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Origin of lat2

by shortening

lât

[laht]
noun Architecture.
  1. (in India) a monolithic stamba.
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Origin of lât

First recorded in 1790–1800, lât is from the Hindi word lāṭ, lāṭh

lats

[lats]
plural noun Informal.
  1. latissimus dorsi muscles.
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Origin of lats

by shortening

lat.

  1. latitude.
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Lat.

  1. Latin.
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Examples from the Web for lat

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Historical Examples

  • I find we are just where we were before we left, in 80 15 lat.

    The Field of Ice

    Jules Verne

  • I never did, and I never will hit a lassie, lat her kill me!'

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Dinna lat him suffer for my ignorance, whether I be to blame for 't or no.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • About noon Tom got an observation, and found that we were in lat.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • At noon we had run 120 miles under sail, and were then in lat.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey


British Dictionary definitions for lat

lat.

abbreviation for
  1. latitude
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Lat.

abbreviation for
  1. Latin
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lats

noun plural lati (ˈlætiː)
  1. the standard monetary unit of Latvia, divided into 100 santimi
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lat in Medicine

LATS

abbr.
  1. long-acting thyroid stimulator
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