[ lawr-uh l, lor- ]
/ ˈlɔr əl, ˈlɒr- /
StanArthur Stanley Jefferson,1890–1965, U.S. motion-picture actor and comedian, born in England.
a city in SE Mississippi.
a town in central Maryland.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for stan laurel
/ (ˈlɒrəl) /
Also called: bay, true laurel any lauraceous tree of the genus Laurus, such as the bay tree (see bay 4) and L. canariensis, of the Canary Islands and Azores
any lauraceous plant
spurge laurel a European thymelaeaceous evergreen shrub, Daphne laureola, with glossy leaves and small green flowers
spotted laurel or Japan laurel an evergreen cornaceous shrub, Aucuba japonica, of S and SE Asia, the female of which has yellow-spotted leaves
(plural) a wreath of true laurel, worn on the head as an emblem of victory or honour in classical times
(plural) honour, distinction, or fame
look to one's laurels to be on guard against one's rivals
rest on one's laurels to be satisfied with distinction won by past achievements and cease to strive for further achievements
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
(tr) to crown with laurels
Word Origin for laurel
C13 lorer, from Old French lorier laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus
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Idioms and Phrases with stan laurel
see look to one's laurels; rest on one's laurels.
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