lavishment

World English Dictionary
lavish (ˈlævɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  prolific, abundant, or profuse
2.  generous; unstinting; liberal
3.  extravagant; prodigal; wasteful: lavish expenditure
 
vb
4.  (tr) to give, expend, or apply abundantly, generously, or in profusion
 
[C15: adj use of lavas profusion, from Old French lavasse torrent, from Latin lavāre to wash]
 
'lavisher
 
n
 
'lavishly
 
adv
 
'lavishment
 
n
 
'lavishness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: lavinia fontana
Next Definition: lavish of
Words Near: lavishment
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for lavishment
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing lavishment
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature