- lavish used once.
- Bible Reference: Isaiah 46:6
- 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
- H2107 Used 1 time
LAV'ISH, adjective [I know not from what source we have received this word. It coincides in elements with Latin liber, free, liberal, and lavo, to wash.]
1. Prodigal; expending or bestowing with profusion; profuse. He was lavish of expense; lavish of praise; lavish of encomiums; lavish of censure; lavish of blood and treasure.
2. Wasteful; expending without necessity; liberal to a fault.
3. Wild; unrestrained.
Curbing his lavish spirit.
LAV'ISH, verb transitive
1. To expend or bestow with profusion; as, to lavish praise or encomiums.
2. To waste; to expend without necessity or use; to squander; as, to lavish money on vices and amusements.
LAV'ISHED, participle passive Expended profusely; wasted.
LAV'ISHER, noun A prodigal; a profuse person.
LAV'ISHING, participle present tense Expending or laying out with profusion; wasting.
LAV'ISHLY, adverb With profuse expense; prodigally; wastefully.
LAV'ISHNESS, noun Profusion; prodigality.