[ lahv-rah; English lah-vruh ]
/ ˈlɑv rɑ; English ˈlɑ vrə /

noun Greek Orthodox Church.

a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.

Origin of laura

1720–30; < Medieval Greek laúra (Greek: lane, passage)

Definition for laura (2 of 2)


[ lawr-uh ]
/ ˈlɔr ə /


a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for laura


fem. proper name, from Italian, probably originally a pet form of Laurentia, fem. of Laurentius (see Laurence). Among the top 20 names for girls born in U.S. between 1963 and 1979.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper