(Lot"to) n. [F. loto or It. lotto, prop., a lot; of German origin. See Lot.] A game of chance, played
with cards, on which are inscribed numbers, and any contrivance (as a wheel containing numbered balls)
for determining a set of numbers by chance. The player holding a card having on it the set of numbers
drawn from the wheel takes the stakes after a certain percentage of them has been deducted for the
dealer. A variety of lotto is called keno. [Often written loto.]
(Lo"ture) n. [L. lotura. See Lotion.] See Lotion. [Obs.] Holland.
(Lo"tus) n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]
1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies,
anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphæa Lotus
and N. cærulea, the respectively white- flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with
Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments. (b) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably
a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled
by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to
it. (c) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote. (d) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling
clover. [Written also lotos.]
European lotus, a small tree (Diospyros Lotus) of Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish
black berry, which is called also the date plum.
2. (Arch.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested
by the Egyptian water lily.
(Lo"tos-eat`er) n. (Class. Myth.) One who ate the fruit or leaf
of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi.
The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos- eaters.Tennyson.
(||Lou*chettes") n. pl. [F.] Goggles intended to rectify strabismus by permitting vision only
directly in front. Knight.
(Loud) a. [Compar. Louder (loud"er); superl. Loudest.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hlud; akin to OS.
hlud, D. luid, OHG. lut, G. laut, L. - clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be
called, Gr. klyto`s heard, loud, famous, kly`ein to hear, Skr. çru. &radic41. Cf. Client, Listen,
Slave a serf.]
1. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, a loud
cry; loud thunder.
They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified.Luke xxiii. 23.
2. Clamorous; boisterous.
She is loud and stubborn.Prov. vii. 11.
3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort. [Colloq.]
4. Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, a loud style of dress; loud colors. [Slang]
Syn. Noisy; boisterous; vociferous; clamorous; obstreperous; turbulent; blustering; vehement.
(Loud), adv. [AS. hlude.] With loudness; loudly.
To speak loud in public assemblies.Addison.
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