Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Latibulum noun ; plural Latibula . [ Latin ] A concealed hiding place; a burrow; a lair; a hole.

Laticiferous adjective [ Latin latex , laticis , a liquid + -ferous .] (Botany) Containing the latex; -- applied to the tissue or tubular vessels in which the latex of the plant is found.

Laticlave noun [ Latin laticlavus , laticlavium ; latus broad + clavus nail, a purple stripe on the tunica: confer French laticlave .] (Rom. Antiq.) A broad stripe of purple on the fore part of the tunic, worn by senators in ancient Rome as an emblem of office.

Laticostate adjective [ Latin latus broad + English costate .] Broad-ribbed.

Latidentate adjective [ Latin latus broad + English dentate .] Broad-toothed.

Latifoliate, Latifolious adjective [ Latin latifolius ; latus broad + folium leaf: confer French latifolié .] (Botany) Having broad leaves.

Latigo noun [ Spanish látigo .] A strap for tightening a saddle girth. [ Western U. S. & Spanish Amer.]

Latigo halter A kind of halter usually made of raw hide.

Latimer noun [ Old French latinier , latimier , prop., one knowing Latin.] An interpreter. [ Obsolete] Coke

Latin adjective [ French, from Latin Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, from Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Confer Ladin , Lateen sail , under Lateen .]
1. Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.

2. Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom.

Latin Church (Eccl. Hist.) , the Western or Roman Catholic Church, as distinct from the Greek or Eastern Church. -- Latin cross . See Illust. 1 of Cross . -- Latin races , a designation sometimes loosely given to certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians, who speak languages principally derived from Latin. Latin Union , an association of states, originally comprising France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, which, in 1865, entered into a monetary agreement, providing for an identity in the weight and fineness of the gold and silver coins of those countries, and for the amounts of each kind of coinage by each. Greece, Servia, Roumania, and Spain subsequently joined the Union.

Latin noun
1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.

2. The language of the ancient Romans.

3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin. [ Obsolete] Ascham.

4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Dog Latin , barbarous Latin; a jargon in imitation of Latin; as, the log Latin of schoolboys. -- Late Latin , Low Latin , terms used indifferently to designate the latest stages of the Latin language; low Latin (and, perhaps, late Latin also), including the barbarous coinages from the French, German, and other languages into a Latin form made after the Latin had become a dead language for the people. -- Law Latin , that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous.

Latin transitive verb To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

Latinism noun [ Confer French latinisme .] A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to Latin; also, a mode of speech in another language, as English, formed on a Latin model.

» The term is also sometimes used by Biblical scholars to designate a Latin word in Greek letters, or the Latin sense of a Greek word in the Greek Testament.

Latinist noun [ Confer French latiniste .] One skilled in Latin; a Latin scholar. Cowper.

He left school a good Latinist .
Macaulay.

Latinistic adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, Latin; in the Latin style or idiom. " Latinistic words." Fitzed. Hall.

Latinitaster noun [ Confer Poetaster .] One who has but a smattering of Latin. Walker.

Latinity noun [ Latin latinitas : confer French latinité .] The Latin tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom. "His ele...ant Latinity ." Motley.

Latinization noun The act or process of Latinizing, as a word, language, or country.

The Germanization of Britain went far deeper than the Latinization of France.
M. Arnold.

Latinize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Latinized ; present participle & verbal noun Latinizing .] [ Latin latinizare : confer French latiniser .]
1. To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.

2. To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech. " Latinized races." Lowell.

3. To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.

Latinize intransitive verb To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin. Dryden.

2. To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman Catholic Church.

Latinly adverb In the manner of the Latin language; in correct Latin. [ Obsolete] Heylin.

Lation noun [ Latin latio , from latus borne. See Tolerate .] Transportation; conveyance. [ Obsolete]

Latirostral, Latirostrous adjective [ Confer French latirostre . See Latirostres .] (Zoology) Having a broad beak. Sir T. Browne.

Latirostres noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin latus broad + rostrum beak.] (Zoology) The broad-billed singing birds, such as the swallows, and their allies.

Latish adjective Somewhat late. [ Colloq.]

Latisternal adjective [ Latin latus broad + English sternal .] (Zoology) Having a broad breastbone, or sternum; -- said of anthropoid apes.

Latitancy noun [ See Latitant .] Act or state of lying hid, or lurking. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Latitant adjective [ Latin latitans , pr. of latitare to lie hid, to lurk, v. intens. from latere to be hid: confer French latitant .] Lying hid; concealed; latent. [ R.]

Latitat noun [ Latin , he lies hid.] (O. Eng. Law) A writ based upon the presumption that the person summoned was hiding. Blackstone.

Latitation noun [ Latin latitatio .] A lying in concealment; hiding. [ Obsolete]

Latitude noun [ French latitude , Latin latitudo , from latus broad, wide, for older stlatus ; perhaps akin to English strew .]
1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.

Provided the length do not exceed the latitude above one third part.
Sir H. Wotton.

2. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.

In human actions there are no degrees and precise natural limits described, but a latitude is indulged.
Jer. Taylor.

3. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.

No discreet man will believe Augustine's miracles, in the latitude of monkish relations.
Fuller.

4. Extent; size; amplitude; scope.

I pretend not to treat of them in their full latitude .
Locke.

5. (Geology) Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.

6. (Astron.) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.

Ascending latitude , Circle of latitude , Geographical latitude , etc. See under Ascending . Circle , etc. -- High latitude , that part of the earth's surface near either pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the antarctic circle. -- Low latitude , that part of the earth's surface which is near the equator.

Latitudinal adjective Of or pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.

Latitudinarian adjective [ Confer French latitudinaire .]
1. Not restrained; not confined by precise limits.

2. Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or opinion; hence, deviating more or less widely from such standard; lax in doctrine; as, latitudinarian divines; latitudinarian theology.

Latitudinarian sentiments upon religious subjects.
Allibone.

3. Lax in moral or religious principles.

Latitudinarian noun
1. One who is moderate in his notions, or not restrained by precise settled limits in opinion; one who indulges freedom in thinking.

2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) A member of the Church of England, in the time of Charles II., who adopted more liberal notions in respect to the authority, government, and doctrines of the church than generally prevailed.

They were called "men of latitude;" and upon this, men of narrow thoughts fastened upon them the name of latitudinarians .
Bp. Burnet.

3. (Theol.) One who departs in opinion from the strict principles of orthodoxy.

Latitudinarianism noun A latitudinarian system or condition; freedom of opinion in matters pertaining to religious belief.

Fierce sectarianism bred fierce latitudinarianism .
De Quincey.

He [ Ammonius Saccas] plunged into the wildest latitudinarianism of opinion.
J. S. Harford.

Latitudinous adjective Having latitude, or wide extent.

Laton, Latoun noun Latten, 1. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Latrant adjective [ Latin latrans , present participle of latrare . See Latrate .] Barking. [ Obsolete] Tickell.

Latrate intransitive verb [ Latin latratus , past participle of latrare to bark.] To bark as a dog. [ Obsolete]

Latration noun A barking. [ Obsolete]

Latreutical (lȧ*tru"tĭ*k a l) adjective [ Greek latreytiko`s , from latrey`ein to serve, to worship.]
1. Acting as a hired servant; serving; ministering; assisting. [ Obsolete]

2. Of or pertaining to latria. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Latria (lȧ*trī"ȧ; 277) noun [ Latin , from Greek latrei`a , from latrey`ein to serve, from la`tris servant.] The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; -- distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia , or the inferior worship paid to saints.

Latrine (lȧ*trēn") noun [ Latin latrina : confer French latrines .] A privy, or water- closet, esp. in a camp, hospital, etc.

Latrociny noun [ Latin latrocinium . Confer Larceny .] Theft; larceny. [ Obsolete]

Latten noun [ Middle English latoun , laton , Old French laton , French laiton , probably from Old French late lath, French latte ; -- because made in thin plates; confer Italian latta a sheet of tinned iron, tin plate. French latte is of German origin. See Lath a thin board.]


1. A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; -- called also latten brass .

He had a cross of latoun full of stones.
Chaucer.

2. Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets; as, gold latten .

Black latten , brass in milled sheets, composed of copper and zinc, used by braziers, and for drawing into wire. -- Roll latten , latten polished on both sides ready for use. -- Shaven latten , a thinner kind than black latten. -- White latten , a mixture of brass and tin.

Latter adjective [ Middle English later , lætter , compar. of lat late. See Late , and confer Later .]
1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former ; as, the former and latter rain.

2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.

The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior.
I. Watts.

3. Recent; modern.

Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania?
Locke.

4. Last; latest; final. [ R.] "My latter gasp." Shak.

Latter harvest , the last part of the harvest. -- Latter spring , the last part of the spring of the year. Shak.

Latter-day saint A Mormon; -- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being the name assumed by the whole body of Mormons.

Latterday adjective Belonging to present times or those recent by comparison.

Latterkin noun A pointed wooden tool used in glazing leaden lattice.

Latterly adverb Lately; of late; recently; at a later, as distinguished from a former, period.

Latterly Milton was short and thick.
Richardson.