[ al-muh-tad-uh-muh ]
/ ˌæl məˈtæd ə mə /


Sir Lawrence,1836–1912, English painter, born in the Netherlands.

Definition for sir lawrence (2 of 3)

[ lawr-uh ns, lor- ]
/ ˈlɔr əns, ˈlɒr- /


Definition for sir lawrence (3 of 3)

[ tad-uh-muh ]
/ ˈtæd ə mə /


Sir Lawrence Alma-. Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sir lawrence (1 of 2)

/ (ˈælməˈtædɪmə) /


Sir Lawrence. 1836–1912, Dutch-English painter of studies of Greek and Roman life

British Dictionary definitions for sir lawrence (2 of 2)

/ (ˈlɒrəns) /


Saint. died 258 ad, Roman martyr: according to tradition he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day: Aug 10
D (avid) H (erbert). 1885–1930, British novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Many of his works deal with the destructiveness of modern industrial society, contrasted with the beauty of nature and instinct, esp the sexual impulse. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
Ernest Orlando. 1901–58, US physicist, who invented the cyclotron (1931): Nobel prize for physics 1939
Gertrude. 1898–1952, British actress, noted esp for her roles in comedies such as Noël Coward's Private Lives (1930)
Sir Thomas. 1769–1830, British portrait painter
T (homas) E (dward), known as Lawrence of Arabia. 1888–1935, British soldier and writer. He took a major part in the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–18), proving himself an outstanding guerrilla leader. He described his experiences in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)
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Scientific definitions for sir lawrence

[ lôrəns ]
Ernest Orlando 1901-1958

American physicist who in 1929 built the first cyclotron, which he used to study the structure of the atom, transmute elements, and produce artificial radiation. His work laid the foundation for the development of the atomic bomb.
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