Lat|in

Lat|in
Lat|in «LAT uhn», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. the language of the ancient Romans or any one of the later varieties, such as that written by scholars through the Middle Ages. Medieval Latin and New Latin are still used in official documents of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. a member of the peoples whose languages came from Latin: »

The Italians, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanians are Latins.

3. a native or inhabitant of Latium or of ancient Rome.
4. = Roman Catholic. (Cf.Roman Catholic)
5. = Latin American (Cf.Latin American): »

How does the generality of Latins regard the political status of Puerto Rico? (Saturday Review).

–adj.
1. of Latin; in Latin: »

Latin poetry, Latgrammar, a Latin scholar.

2. of the Latin peoples or their languages.
3. of Latium or its people; ancient Roman.
4. = Roman Catholic. (Cf.Roman Catholic)
5. = Latin-American (Cf.Latin-American): »

Brazil is not just the most important Latin country for us—it's vital to our whole Western Hemisphere (Wall Street Journal).

Abbr: Lat.
[< Latin Latīnus of Latium, an ancient country in Italy that included Rome]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lat — LAT, Ă, (1) laţi, te, adj. (2) laturi, s.n. 1. adj. Care are o lăţime (relativ) mare. ♢ loc. adj. Lat în spate (sau în spete) = bine legat, voinic, ♢ expr. A spune vorbe mari şi late = a spune vorbe pompoase, dar fără conţinut. (fam.) A fi lată… …   Dicționar Român

  • LAT TV — Fecha de existencia 19 de mayo de 2006 Propietario Latin America Broadcasting. Programación 24 horas para toda la familia. Sitio Web http://www.lattv.com/ Cobertura y frecuencias Cobertura …   Wikipedia Español

  • LAT — steht für: Lietuvos Aukščiausiasis Teismas, litauisches Oberstes Gericht Local Area Transport – ein Netzwerkprotokoll von DEC das olympische Länderkürzel für Lettland Lowest Astronomical Tide – niedrigst möglicher Gezeitenwasserstand, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lat. — Lat. or lat. is an abbreviation for:*latin *latitude * Lat a widely published Malaysian cartoonist …   Wikipedia

  • lat- —     lat     English meaning: wet, damp; swamp     Deutsche Übersetzung: “feucht, naß; Sumpf, Lache”     Material: Gk. λάταξ, αγος “drip, Weinrest” (compare das Lw. Lat. latex, icis), λαταγέω ‘schleudre klatschend die Neige Wein”, λατάσσω ds.;… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • Lat|a|ki|a — or Lat|a|ki|a «LAT uh KEE uh», noun. a fine, highly aromatic variety of Turkish tobacco: »Enveloped in fragrant clouds of Latakia (Thackeray). ╂[< Latakia, a seaport in Syria, near which the tobacco is grown] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lat|a|ki|a — or Lat|a|ki|a «LAT uh KEE uh», noun. a fine, highly aromatic variety of Turkish tobacco: »Enveloped in fragrant clouds of Latakia (Thackeray). ╂[< Latakia, a seaport in Syria, near which the tobacco is grown] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lat — (l[a^]t), v. t. To let; to allow. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lat. — lat. also lat BrE the written abbreviation of latitude …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lat|en — «LAY tuhn», intransitive verb, transitive verb. to become or make late: »the latening summer season. ╂[< lat(e) + en1] …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”