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 (lā′zər, lăz′ər)
n. Archaic
A diseased person; a leper.

[Middle English, from Old French lazre, from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus, the beggar full of sores in a New Testament parable (Luke 16:20).]


(Pathology) an archaic word for leper
[C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin, after Lazarus]
ˈlazar-ˌlike adj


(ˈlæz ər, ˈleɪ zər)

a person infected with a disease, esp. leprosy.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, after Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lazar - a person afflicted with leprosylazar - a person afflicted with leprosy  
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
References in classic literature ?
Polanco -- Lazo and Bolas -- Partridges -- Absence of Trees -- Deer -- Capybara, or River Hog -- Tucutuco -- Molothrus, cuckoo-like habits -- Tyrant- flycatcher -- Mocking-bird -- Carrion Hawks -- Tubes formed by Lightning -- House struck.
These half-wild cattle are very active; and knowing full well the fatal lazo, they led the horses a long and laborious chase.
So many works have been written about these countries, that it is almost superfluous to describe either the lazo or the bolas.
The more common method is to catch them with a running noose, or little lazo, made of the stem of an ostrich's feather, fastened to the end of a long stick.
Haitian President Rene Preval and Esteban Lazo, vice-president of Cuba's Council of State, penned the documents at a Dec.
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After Burroughs nicked him, Ibar retired eight of the next 11 batters he faced - striking out three of them - before giving way to Pedro Luis Lazo in the eighth.
RFID is a critical solution that spans wireless infrastructure, mobile computing, advanced data capture and mobility software products," said Philip Lazo, Symbol RFID division vice president and general manager.
President of the Cuban Parliament Esteban Lazo Hermandez said that PM Nguyen Tan Dung s on-going visit to Cuba marks a turning point in the relations between Viet Nam and Cuba.
Lazo, another lifelong resident, did not seek re-election to the School Committee, on which he has served 15 years.
We think it will be a fun way to get the girls excited about the 5K that ends their season and it will also be a great way to bring more awareness to a fantastic organization dedicated to growing strong girls,” states Anne Lazo, owner of Eagle Soars Consulting.
NCAR scientist and lead author Jeffrey Lazo said that the study also revealed that most people are generally satisfied with weather forecasts, and have fairly high confidence in forecasts with a lead time of one to two days.