Saint Lawrence

Primary Meanings of Saint Lawrence

1.
n
Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
2.
n
a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
Full Definitions of Saint Lawrence
1

n Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)

Synonyms:
Laurentius, Lawrence, St. Lawrence
Example of:
martyr
one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
saint
a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
2

n a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic

Synonyms:
Saint Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence River
Example of:
river
a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

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