2. pl. (Script.) A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name
from the nature of its contents.
(La*ment"ed) a. Mourned for; bewailed.
This humble praise, lamented shade ! receive.Pope.
(La*ment"er) n. One who laments.
(La*men"tin) n. See Lamantin.
(La*ment"ing) n. Lamentation.
Lamentings heard i' the air.Shak.
(La*ment"ing*ly), adv. In a lamenting manner.
(Lames) n. pl. [F. lame a thin plate, L. lamina.] (Armor) Small steel plates combined together
so as to slide one upon the other and form a piece of armor.
(||La*met"ta) n. [Cf. It. lametta, dim. of lama a thin plate.] Foil or wire made of gold, silver,
or brass. De Colange.
(La"mi*a) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Class. Myth.) A monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who
was said to devour human beings or suck their blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch.
(Lam"i*na) n.; pl. L. Laminæ (- ne) E. Laminas [L. cf. Lamella.]
1. A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; said of thin plates or platelike substances,
as of bone or minerals.
2. (Bot.) The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower. Gray.
3. (Zoöl.) A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.
(Lam`i*na*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being laminable.
(Lam"i*na*ble) a. Capable of being split into laminæ or thin plates, as mica; capable of being
extended under pressure into a thin plate or strip.
When a body can be readily extended in all directions under the hammer, it is said to be malleable; and
when into fillets under the rolling press, it is said to be laminable.Ure.
(Lam"i*nar Lam"i*nal) a. [Cf. F. laminaire. See Lamina] In, or consisting of, thin plates or
layers; having the form of a thin plate or lamina.
(||Lam`i*na"ri*a) n. [NL. See Lamina.] (Bot.) A genus of great seaweeds with long and
broad fronds; kelp, or devil's apron. The fronds commonly grow in clusters, and are sometimes from
thirty to fifty feet in length. See Illust. of Kelp.
(Lam`i*na"ri*an) a. Pertaining to seaweeds of the genus Laminaria, or to that zone of the
sea (from two to ten fathoms in depth) where the seaweeds of this genus grow.
(Lam"i*na*rite) n. [See Lamina.] (Paleon.) A broad-leafed fossil alga.
(Lam"i*na*ry) a. Laminar.