la

la

1 [lah]

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see gamut

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la

2 [law, lah]
interjection Archaic or Dialect.
(used as an exclamation of wonder, surprise, etc.): La, sir, how you do go on!

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; weak variant of lo

LA

Louisiana (approved especially for use with zip code).

La

Symbol, Chemistry.

La.

L.A.

1.
Latin America.
2.
Law Agent.
3.
Library Association.
4.
Local Agent.
5.
Los Angeles.
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la1 (lɑː)
 
n
music a variant spelling of lah

la2 (lɔː)
 
interj
an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
 
[Old English lo]

la3
 
the internet domain name for
Lao People's Democratic Republic

La
 
the chemical symbol for
lanthanum

LA
 
abbreviation for
1.  Legislative Assembly
2.  Library Association
3.  local agent
4.  Los Angeles
5.  Louisiana

La.
 
abbreviation for
Louisiana

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Word Origin & History

la
musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut.

L.A.
abbreviation for Los Angeles, attested from 1949.
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Medical Dictionary

La
The symbol for the element lanthanum.

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Science Dictionary
La  
The symbol for lanthanum.
lanthanum   (lān'thə-nəm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol La
A soft, malleable, silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is used to make glass for lenses and lights for movie and television studios. Atomic number 57; atomic weight 138.91; melting point 920°C; boiling point 3,469°C; specific gravity 5.98 to 6.186; valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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Computing Dictionary

la definition

networking
The country code for Laos.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
la
Latin
La
lanthanum
LA
  1. Latin America

  2. Legislative Assembly

  3. linoleic acid

  4. Local Agent

  5. Los Angeles

  6. Los Angeles Dodgers

  7. Louisiana

La.
Louisiana
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la

(La), chemical element, rare-earth metal of transition Group IIIb of the periodic table, prototype of the lanthanoid series of elements. Lanthanum is a ductile and malleable, silvery-white metal, soft enough to be cut with a knife. The element was discovered as the oxide (lanthana) in 1839 by Carl Gustaf Mosander, who distinguished it from cerium oxide (ceria). Its name is derived from the Greek lanthanein, meaning "to be concealed," indicating that it is difficult to isolate

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