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laa·ger

 (lä′gər)
n.
A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
intr.v. laa·gered, laa·ger·ing, laa·gers
To camp in a defensive encirclement.

[Alteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager, probably from German Lager, camp, lair, from Middle High German leger, bed, lair, from Old High German legar; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

laager

(ˈlɑːɡə) or

lager

n
1. (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
2. (Military) military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
vb
3. to form (wagons) into a laager
4. (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
[C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair]

laa•ger

(ˈlɑ gər)
n. South African.
1. an encampment, esp. within a protective circle of wagons.
v.i.
2. to camp in a laager.
[1840–50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; see lair]

laager


Past participle: laagered
Gerund: laagering

Imperative
laager
laager
Present
I laager
you laager
he/she/it laagers
we laager
you laager
they laager
Preterite
I laagered
you laagered
he/she/it laagered
we laagered
you laagered
they laagered
Present Continuous
I am laagering
you are laagering
he/she/it is laagering
we are laagering
you are laagering
they are laagering
Present Perfect
I have laagered
you have laagered
he/she/it has laagered
we have laagered
you have laagered
they have laagered
Past Continuous
I was laagering
you were laagering
he/she/it was laagering
we were laagering
you were laagering
they were laagering
Past Perfect
I had laagered
you had laagered
he/she/it had laagered
we had laagered
you had laagered
they had laagered
Future
I will laager
you will laager
he/she/it will laager
we will laager
you will laager
they will laager
Future Perfect
I will have laagered
you will have laagered
he/she/it will have laagered
we will have laagered
you will have laagered
they will have laagered
Future Continuous
I will be laagering
you will be laagering
he/she/it will be laagering
we will be laagering
you will be laagering
they will be laagering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laagering
you have been laagering
he/she/it has been laagering
we have been laagering
you have been laagering
they have been laagering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laagering
you will have been laagering
he/she/it will have been laagering
we will have been laagering
you will have been laagering
they will have been laagering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laagering
you had been laagering
he/she/it had been laagering
we had been laagering
you had been laagering
they had been laagering
Conditional
I would laager
you would laager
he/she/it would laager
we would laager
you would laager
they would laager
Past Conditional
I would have laagered
you would have laagered
he/she/it would have laagered
we would have laagered
you would have laagered
they would have laagered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laager - a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
References in classic literature ?
He had sent them thither to destroy the laager of the Boers, and thence, as he thought, they would presently return with victory.
The impi had been defeated by the banks of the Income; thousands had perished at the laager, mowed down by the guns of the Boers, thousands more had been drowned in the Income, till the waters were red and the bodies of the slain pushed each other under, and those who still lived walked upon them.
There is no doubt that part of the problem is the resistance to the transformation of Stellenbosch University by some sections of Afrikaner conservatism, who have a laager mentality in the city, which is the second largest to Cape Town in the Western Cape.
A one-A lager, beer's the thing A two-A laager, wagon ring, But on the Internet no blogger ever met a 3-A laaager.
Nearly a year later, on the 16 December 1838 at the Battle of Blood River (iMpi yaseNcome), the trekkers, led by Andries Pretorius--having entered a covenant with God--survived, in their laager on Vegkop, the onslaught of between ten and fifteen thousand Zulu warriors.
He hit upon placing his infantry within a circle, or laager, of wagons chained together.
Later, after the family leaves to find the laager (a defensive encampment), Corlie acknowledges that whites rely on Africans for survival (35).
The expulsion of colonial Zimbabwe from the Munich Olympic Games in August 1972, starting an eight year period of an international cultural boycott, further isolated Rhodesian theatre and created a laager mentality.
Having brushed off prior Boer warnings about the need to laager at every halt, he had stated, "Oh, British troops are all right; we do not need to laager--we have a different formation.
The result was that while the "invading" Africans were armed only with collapsible assegais (spears), white Afrikaner films extras had their own ideas about art reproducing reality, and were rumored to have secreted live ammunition into the laager for the "shooting.