Found 2 items, similar to Lafayette.
English → English
n 1: French soldier who served under George Washington in the
American Revolution (1757-1834) [syn: La Fayette
, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
, Marquis de Lafayette
2: a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians
3: a university town in west central Indiana on the Wabash
English → English
, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The dollar fish.
(b) A market fish, the goody, or spot (Liostomus xanthurus
), of the southern coast of the United States.
(sp[o^]t), n. [Cf. Scot. & D. spat, Dan. spette, Sw.
spott spittle, slaver; from the root of E. spit. See Spit
to eject from the mouth, and cf. Spatter
1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a
blot; a place discolored.
Out, damned spot! Out, I say! --Shak.
2. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils
purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot. --Pope.
3. A small part of a different color from the main part, or
from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a
leopard; the spots on a playing card.
4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
“Fixed to one spot.”
That spot to which I point is Paradise. --Milton.
“A jolly place,”
said he, ``in times of old!
But something ails it now: the spot is cursed.''
5. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so
called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
(a) A sci[ae]noid food fish (Liostomus xanthurus
) of the
Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black
spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark
bars on the sides. Called also goody
, and old wife
(b) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot
on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish
7. pl. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for
immediate delivery. [Broker's Cant]
(Zo["o]l.), any butterfly of the family
having crescent-shaped white spots along
the margins of the red or brown wings.
(Microscopy), a condensing lens in which the
light is confined to an annular pencil by means of a
small, round diaphragm (the spot), and used in dark-field
illumination; -- called also spotted lens
(Zo["o]l.), the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa h[ae]mastica
Spots on the sun
. (Astron.) See Sun spot
, ander Sun
On the spot
, or Upon the spot
, immediately; before
moving; without changing place; as, he made his decision
on the spot.
It was determined upon the spot. --Swift.
Syn: Stain; flaw; speck; blot; disgrace; reproach; fault;
blemish; place; site; locality.
, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale
(a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
(b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
fine. It is no longer coined.
Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
2. A coin of the same general weight and value as the United
States silver dollar, though differing slightly in
different countries, formerly current in Mexico, Canada,
parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. The value of a dollar; the unit of currency, differing in
value in different countries, commonly employed in the
United States and a number of other countries, including
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of the Carribbean,
Liberia, and several others.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
. See under 9th Chop
(Zo["o]l.), a fish of the United States coast
), having a flat, roundish form
and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish
. See Butterfish
, a silver coin formerly made at the United
States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of