lac

[l_ˈa_k], [lˈak], [lˈak]

Definitions of lac:

  1.   The term used in the E. Indies for 100, 000, primarily applied to money. At the exchange of 50c. for the rupee, a lac-$ 50, 000. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A resinous substance, produced on trees in the East by the lac insect, used in dyeing. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   A gummy substance formed on certain trees by an insect; when melted, called shellac, and used in sealing wax, dyes, varnishes, etc. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A resinous substance formed by an insect on certain trees in the East, which yields a fine red dye. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   In India, 100, 000, as a lac of rupees. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   A resinous substance obtained from certain trees, used in the manufacture of sealing- wax, varnishes, dyes, & c.; shell- lac, lac in the form of a thin crust. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   A resinous substance. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   See lakh. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lac:

  1. In the middle of the courtyard she found him, and King Lac comes running out. ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. “ " Do you know," she asked, " where is the Villa du Lac – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. And he did, upon the principle aforesaid, and by the means suggested by a principle of that sort, accordingly levy from the country, and did regularly discharge to the British Resident at Benares, by monthly payments, the sums imposed by the said Warren Hastings, as it is asserted by the Resident, Fowke; but the said Warren Hastings did assert that his annual collections did not amount to more than Lac 37, 37, 600, or thereabouts, which he says is much short of the revenues of the province, and is by about twenty- four thousand pounds short of his agreement. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. Would M'sieur like me to take it to the Villa du Lac on my way home? ” – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  5. De win' can blow lak' hurricane An' s'pose she blow some more, You can't get drown on Lac St. Pierre So long you stay on shore. ” – The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems by William Henry Drummond
  6. Our crew live at Lac la Biche and were engaged last winter for their season's work at from twenty to forty dollars a month, with board and moccasins. ” – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  7. In spite of all this, he assured Gregson, Pierrot's girl would soon be at Lac Bain. ” – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  8. There are two American ladies expected at the Hotel du Lac and I thought- perhaps- would you mind writing me a letter of recommendation? ” – Jerry by Jean Webster
  9. Their women and girls can easily be distinguished, the girls because the hair is shaved until they are married, and the women because they wear bangles of glass on one arm and of lac on the other. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  10. “ A special train of three cars on the Central brought down a large delegation for the occasion from Fond du Lac Ripon, Neenah and Menasha, Appleton and other neighbouring towns. ” – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg

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