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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAUGH, verb intransitive l'aff. [Heb.]

1. To make the noise and exhibit the features which are characteristic of mirth in the human species. Violent laughter is accompanied with a shaking of the sides, and all laughter expels breath from the lungs.

2. In poetry, to be gay; to appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, lively or brilliant.

Then laughs the childish year with flow'rets crown'd.

And o'er the foaming bowl, the laughing wine.

To laugh at, to ridicule; to treat with some degree of contempt.

No fool to laugh at, which he valued more.

To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt and scorn. Nehemiah 2:19.

LAUGH, noun l'aff. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species.

But feigns a laugh to see me search around, and by that laugh the willing fair is found.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAUGHABLE, adjective l'affable. That may justly excite laughter; as a laughable story; a laughable scene.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAUGHER, noun l'affer. One who laughs, or is fond of merriment.

The laughers are a majority.

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LAUGHING, participle present tense l'affing. Expressing mirth in a particular manner.

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LAUGHINGLY, adverb l'affingly. In a merry way; with laughter.

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LAUGHING-STOCK, noun An object of ridicule; a butt of sport.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAUGHTER, noun l'affter. Convulsive merriment; an expression of mirth peculiar to man, consisting in a peculiar noise and configuration of features, with a shaking of the sides and expulsion of breath.

I said of laughter it is mad. Ecclesiastes 2:2.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAUGH-WORTHY, adjective Deserving to be laughed at.