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Meaning of word lawrence from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

lawrence   noun

Meaning : Roman martyr. Supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258).

Synonyms : laurentius, saint lawrence, st. lawrence

Meaning : Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks. He later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935).

Synonyms : lawrence of arabia, t. e. lawrence, thomas edward lawrence

Meaning : English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830).

Synonyms : sir thomas lawrence

Meaning : English actress (1898-1952).

Synonyms : gertrude lawrence

Meaning : United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958).

Synonyms : e. o. lawrence, ernest orlando lawrence

Meaning : English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930).

Synonyms : d. h. lawrence, david herbert lawrence

Meaning : A town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River. Scene of raids by John Brown in 1856.