A feminine name: dim. Laurie; var. Loretta, Lori, Lorinda.
Webster's New World
(Roman Catholic Church) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.
(Eastern Orthodox Church) A cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the centre.
A female given name.
Other Word Forms of Laura
Origin of Laura
From Late Latin saint's name Laura, from the feminine form of laurus (“laurel tree"). A post-classical name made famous by Petrarch's sonnets to Laura in the fourteenth century.
From Late Latin laura, from Ancient Greek λαύρα (laura, “lane, path")
Laura Sentence Examples
Howe, and for association with Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller; the Massachusetts school for idiotic and feebleminded children (1839); and the Massachusetts charitable eye and ear infirmary (1824), all receive financial aid from the commonwealth, which has representation in their management.
St Laura is exceeded in magnitude by the convent of Vato pede, also on Mount Athos.
Who Laura was remains uncertain still.
The usual Eastern arrangement is exemplified in the plan of the convent of Santa Laura, Mount Athos (Laura, the designation of a monastery generally, being converted into a female saint).
The immense refectory, of the same cruciform shape as that of St Laura, will accommodate 500 guests at its 24 marble tables.