- a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.
Origin of laura
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”
Examples from the Web for laura
But Billy Childs absolutely delivers the goods in this poignant collection of Laura Nyro songs.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
It was dedicated to your second wife, Laura Ernst, who died from ALS.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby
November 26, 2014
And your pal Laura Dern recently said you were “cooking up” your next one.David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Collaborating With Kanye West
October 6, 2014
She went into that shared house with a girlfriend, Kate, and came out with another girlfriend, Laura.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
Appearing on the Laura Ingraham radio show on August 26, the conservative critic gave his expert opinion on how to deal with ISIS.Airstrikes Against ISIS Are Tactics. Here's a Strategy
Daniel L. Davis
September 15, 2014
What if Laura Davidson—now some three-and-twenty—were still single?Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
An' Laura waits for me an' tells me to be sure to get 'em on tight enough,—why, bless me!
Laura promises to come over to our house in the evenin', and so we break up.
Laura has lost her tippet; I lend her mine, an' she kind o' blushes.
"You will take your chances with the common herd, my dear," Laura Ann said firmly.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
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.