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lac 1

A resinous secretion of lac insects, used in making shellac.

[Dutch lac or French laque, both from Old French lacce, from Medieval Latin lacca, from Arabic lakk, from Prakrit lakkhā, from Sanskrit lākṣā, red dye, resin.]

lac 2

(läk, lăk)
Variant of lakh.


(Elements & Compounds) a resinous substance secreted by certain lac insects, used in the manufacture of shellac
[C16: from Dutch lak or French laque, from Hindi lākh resin, ultimately from Sanskrit lākshā]


(Currencies) a variant spelling of lakh


abbreviation for
(Military) leading aircraftman



a resinous deposit secreted on certain trees by a female scale insect, Laccifer lacca, of S Asia, and used chiefly in varnishes. Compare shellac.
[1545–55; < Hindi lākh; compare Skt lākṣā]





 a great number; specifically, 100,000.
Examples: lac of islands, 1881; of pagodas, 1692; of rupees, 1613; of years, 1613.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insectslac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
seal, sealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
shellac varnish, shellac - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
animal product - a product made from animal material
garnet lac - lac refined by treating with solvent; garnet-colored
gum-lac - an inferior lac produced by lac insects in Madagascar
shellac - lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
stick lac - lac in its natural state as scraped off twigs and dried
seed lac - granular material obtained from stick lac by crushing and washing


[læk] Nlaca f
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Nay,'' said the Priest, laughing, ``it is only in our abbey that we confine ourselves to the lac dulce or the lac acidum either.
Hawkeye calls the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the "Horican.
Priests were passing in processions, beating their dreary tambourines; police and custom-house officers with pointed hats encrusted with lac and carrying two sabres hung to their waists; soldiers, clad in blue cotton with white stripes, and bearing guns; the Mikado's guards, enveloped in silken doubles, hauberks and coats of mail; and numbers of military folk of all ranks--for the military profession is as much respected in Japan as it is despised in China--went hither and thither in groups and pairs.
Henry van der Luyden had been Louisa Dagonet, and her mother had been the granddaughter of Colonel du Lac, of an old Channel Island family, who had fought under Cornwallis and had settled in Maryland, after the war, with his bride, Lady Angelica Trevenna, fifth daughter of the Earl of St.
To his right, beyond the toy-like jetties, he saw the green slopes framing the Petit Lac in all the marvellous banality of the picturesque made of painted cardboard, with the more distant stretch of water inanimate and shining like a piece of tin.
A traveller wearied with the rich aspects of Italy, Brazil, or India, returns to his own land and finds on his way a delightful little lake, like the Lac d'Orta at the foot of Monte Rosa, with an island resting on the calm waters, bewitchingly simple; a scene of nature and yet adorned; solitary, but well surrounded with choice plantations and foliage and statues of fine effect.
Quand un bon vin meuble mon estomac, Je suis plus savant que Balzac - Plus sage que Pibrac ; Mon brass seul faisant l'attaque De la nation Coseaque, La mettroit au sac ; De Charon je passerois le lac, En dormant dans son bac ; J'irois au fier Eac, Sans que mon cœur fit tic ni tac, Présenter du tabac.
Phung Quoc Hien, Member of the Central Party Committee and Vice Chairman of the National Assembly, came to work with the Ministry of Science and Technology (S & T) on the operational status of Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park.
In Marir Chowk, Railway would get the fund of over Rs 9 lac on the lease of land measuring 3695 square feet, in Chaklala Railway would get the revenue of over Rs 1 lac on the land measuring 2304 square feet while in Havelian, income over Rs 1 million would be generated on the land measuring 18800 square feet.
He had exposed the price of a car given to his wife Mariyam Nawaz as Rs 60 lac.
According to ECP, Imran Khan has declared the value of his Zaman Park residence as Rs29 crore 60 lac whereas he has more than Rs4 crore 87 lac in investment.
Cette nouvelle route, dont le cout s'eleve a 40 MD finances par la Tunisie et le groupe [beaucoup moins que]Al Baraka[beaucoup plus grand que], s'etend sur quatre kilometres et a ete baptisee [beaucoup moins que]avenue Abdelaziz Kamel[beaucoup plus grand que], au nom du defunt frere du president du groupe [beaucoup moins que]Al Baraka[beaucoup plus grand que] qui avait contribue en tant qu'ingenieur au projet de l'amenagement du lac Nord de Tunis depuis son lancement dans les annees 80.