Lafayette Definition

lăfē-ĕt, läfē-, -fä-
proper name
(born Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier) 1757-1834; Fr. military officer & statesman: a general (1777-81) in the Continental army during the American Revolution.
Webster's New World
City in SC La.
Webster's New World
pronoun

Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757 – 1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.

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Any of a number of U.S. places named for the Marquis de La Fayette, including a large city in Louisiana.

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(US) A male given name, originally in honor of the Marquis.
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noun
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A market fish, the goody or spot (Liostomus xanthurus), of the southern coast of the United States.

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Synonyms:
  • marquis de lafayette
  • Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
  • la fayette
other
A city of west-central Indiana on the Wabash River northwest of Indianapolis. Purdue University was established near here in 1869.
American Heritage
A city of south-central Louisiana west-southwest of Baton Rouge. Settled by Acadians in the 1700s, it is a center of Cajun culture and has a large petrochemicals industry.
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Other Word Forms of Lafayette

Noun

Singular:
Lafayette
Plural:
lafayettes

Origin of Lafayette

  • French surname from Occitan, "the little beech tree".

    From Wiktionary

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