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English Dictionary: Lafayette by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Lafayette
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
    Synonym(s): Lafayette, La Fayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
  2. a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians
  3. a university town in west central Indiana on the Wabash River
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lafayette \La`fa`yette"\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) The dollar fish.
      (b) A market fish, the goody, or spot ({Liostomus
            xanthurus}), of the southern coast of the United States.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spot \Spot\, n. [Cf. Scot. & D. spat, Dan. spette, Sw. spott
      spittle, slaver; from the root of E. spit. See {Spit} to
      eject from the mouth, and cf. {Spatter}.]
      1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a
            blot; a place discolored.
                     Out, damned spot! Out, I say!            --Shak.
      2. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils
            purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
                     Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot. --Pope.
      3. A small part of a different color from the main part, or
            from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a
            leopard; the spots on a playing card.
      4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
            [bd]Fixed to one spot.[b8] --Otway.
                     That spot to which I point is Paradise. --Milton.
                     [bd]A jolly place,[b8] said he, [bd]in times of old!
                     But something ails it now: the spot is cursed.[b8]
      5. (Zo[94]l.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so
            called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
      6. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) A sci[91]noid food fish ({Liostomus xanthurus}) of the
                  Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black
                  spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark
                  bars on the sides. Called also {goody}, {Lafayette},
                  {masooka}, and {old wife}.
            (b) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot
                  on each side at the base of the tail. See {Redfish}.
      7. pl. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for
            immediate delivery. [Broker's Cant]
      {Crescent spot} (Zo[94]l.), any butterfly of the family
            {Melit[91]id[91]} having crescent-shaped white spots along
            the margins of the red or brown wings.
      {Spot lens} (Microscopy), a condensing lens in which the
            light is confined to an annular pencil by means of a
            small, round diaphragm (the spot), and used in dark-field
            ilumination; -- called also {spotted lens}.
      {Spot rump} (Zo[94]l.), the Hudsonian godwit ({Limosa
      {Spots on the sun}. (Astron.) See {Sun spot}, ander {Sun}.
      {On}, [or] {Upon}, {the spot}, immediately; before moving;
            without changing place.
                     It was determined upon the spot.         --Swift.
      Syn: Stain; flaw; speck; blot; disgrace; reproach; fault;
               blemish; place; site; locality.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dollar \Dol"lar\, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
      abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
      coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
      Joachim, in Bohemia. See {Dale}.]
            (a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
                  grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
                  having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
            (b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
                  grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
                  having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
                  fine. It is no longer coined.
      Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
               of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
               the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
               distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
               eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
               24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
      2. A coin of the same general weight and value, though
            differing slightly in different countries, current in
            Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and
            several other European countries.
      3. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the
            United States in reckoning money values.
      {Chop dollar}. See under 9th {Chop}.
      {Dollar fish} (Zo[94]l.), a fish of the United States coast
            ({Stromateus triacanthus}), having a flat, roundish form
            and a bright silvery luster; -- called also {butterfish},
            and {Lafayette}. See {Butterfish}.
      {Trade dollar}, a silver coin formerly made at the United
            States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
            home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   LaFayette, KY (city, FIPS 43444)
      Location: 36.66012 N, 87.65815 W
      Population (1990): 106 (55 housing units)
      Area: 0.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Lafayette, AL (city, FIPS 40672)
      Location: 32.89954 N, 85.40085 W
      Population (1990): 3151 (1236 housing units)
      Area: 22.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 36862
   Lafayette, CA (city, FIPS 39122)
      Location: 37.89383 N, 122.11791 W
      Population (1990): 23501 (9270 housing units)
      Area: 39.4 sq km (land), 0.5 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 94549
   Lafayette, CO (city, FIPS 41835)
      Location: 39.99430 N, 105.09799 W
      Population (1990): 14548 (5775 housing units)
      Area: 17.9 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 80026
   Lafayette, IN (city, FIPS 40788)
      Location: 40.41085 N, 86.87068 W
      Population (1990): 43764 (19259 housing units)
      Area: 34.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 47901, 47904, 47905
   Lafayette, LA (city, FIPS 40735)
      Location: 30.21525 N, 92.02950 W
      Population (1990): 94440 (40379 housing units)
      Area: 106.0 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 70501, 70503, 70506, 70507, 70508
   Lafayette, MN (city, FIPS 33920)
      Location: 44.44828 N, 94.39329 W
      Population (1990): 462 (198 housing units)
      Area: 3.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 56054
   Lafayette, MS
      Zip code(s): 38655
   Lafayette, NJ
      Zip code(s): 07848
   Lafayette, OH (village, FIPS 41118)
      Location: 40.75859 N, 83.94955 W
      Population (1990): 449 (167 housing units)
      Area: 0.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
   Lafayette, OR (city, FIPS 40300)
      Location: 45.24613 N, 123.11042 W
      Population (1990): 1292 (463 housing units)
      Area: 2.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 97127
   Lafayette, TN (city, FIPS 40160)
      Location: 36.52448 N, 86.03093 W
      Population (1990): 3641 (1695 housing units)
      Area: 10.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 37083
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