noun, plural laz·a·ret·tos.
Origin of lazaretto
Examples from the Web for lazaret
But when he groped his way back into the main cabin his hands came in contact with the inside of the lazaret door.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
"We'll break into the lazaret when the tide bes out," said the skipper.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
This I procured from the lazaret, and he pronounced it available.The Grain Ship|Morgan Robertson
The Lazaret is a new building, and not yet finished, and the work is still in progress.Letters from Palestine|J. D. Paxton
Eat he could not in this lazaret, but sipped a little of the dark Kirin brew, and plunged again into his researches.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
British Dictionary definitions for lazaret
lazaret or lazarette (ˌlæzəˈrɛt)
noun plural -rettos, -rets or -rettes
Word Origin for lazaretto
Word Origin and History for lazaret
"house for reception of lepers and diseased poor persons," 1540s, from Italian lazareto "place set aside for performance of quarantine" (especially that of Venice, which received many ships from plague-infested districts in the East), from the Biblical proper name Lazarus. Meaning "building set apart for quarantine" is c.1600 in English. The word in Italian was perhaps influenced by the name of another hospital in Venice, that associated with the church of Santa Maria di Nazaret.