Origin of laurence
Definition for laurence (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for laurence
Laurence Fishburne is the titular character in the 1995 film of Othello.
Somewhere in the Afterlife, Laurence Sterne must have been tickled to see his fiendish book infused with new life.Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps|Lauren Elkin|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My editor, the renowned Laurence Gandar, called me to his office to be questioned.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings|Benjamin Pogrund|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Laurence and I are very lucky in that we get on well and the chemistry seems to work.
He's a live wire, Laurence: very, very intelligent and he can keep a whole unit bubbling along.
His brother Laurence—wasted—all through women—atrophy of willpower!Five Tales|John Galsworthy
He held Laurence's gaze with a passionate expression of understanding which to Laurence was peculiarly offensive and disturbing.Narcissus|Evelyn Scott
Laurence at first thought to affect ignorance of the language, of which, indeed, he possessed considerable knowledge.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
Laurence Sterne, sa personne et ses ouvrages tude prcde dun fragment indit de Sterne.Laurence Sterne in Germany|Harvey Waterman Thayer
"Not in the least," Margaret answered, while Laurence waved his riding-cap gayly in the air.Sybil Chase|Ann S. Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for laurence
Word Origin and History for laurence
masc. proper name, from Old French Lorenz (French Laurent), from Latin Laurentius, literally "of Laurentum," a maritime town in Latium, literally "town of bay trees," from laurus (see laurel). The Italian form is Lorenzo. A popular given name in the Middle Ages, as a surname it is attested in England from mid-12c. Larkin is a pet-form. For some reason, the name since at least 18c. has been the personification of indolence (cf. also German der faule Lenz "Lazy Lawrence"). But in Scotland, the pet form Lowrie has been used for "a fox" (c.1500), also for "a crafty person" (1560s).