[lah-vah-ter, lah-vah-ter]


Jo·hann Kas·par [yoh-hahn kahs-pahr] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkɑs pɑr/, 1741–1801, Swiss poet, theologian, and physiognomist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lavater

Historical Examples of lavater

  • The face of the elder professor was a study of astonishment for Lavater.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • This was a masked ball, and young Lavater, then in England, was with them.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • They determined to judge of the salmon, as Lavater did of men, by their looks.

    Bits of Blarney

    R. Shelton Mackenzie

  • He spoke of physiognomy as a science with all the confidence of a Lavater.

  • To be bald is a sign of intellectual power: so said Lavater.