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Definition of the noun Laura

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Laura is a genus of Lauridae, described by Lacaze-Duthiers in 1865.

Laura is a genus of Limapontiidae, described by Trinchese in 1874.

Laura is a genus of Pupillidae, described by Connolly in 1928.

Laura is a genus of Hymenoptera, described by Reed in 1930.

Alternative definition of the noun Laura


  1. (Roman Catholic Church) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior - C. w:Kingsley


  1. "Laura" is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel of the same title by Vera Caspary.
  2. "Laura" a.k.a. "Forever Emmanuelle": This Italian-French co-production is not technically an "Emmanuelle" film, even though it stars that series' inspiration, Emmanuelle Arsan, and was based on one of her stories. Instead, this soft-core jungle adventure focuses on Laure, a priest's daughter who joins Orso Maria Guerrini's expedition to the Philippines to study the Mara tribe's rebirth ritual. What she studies instead are the male and female anatomies of her cohorts, including anthropologist Arsan and filmmaker Pier Luigi Conti, appearing under his usual pseudonym, Al Cliver. Cinematographer Roberto d'Ettore Piazzoli had worked with director Ovidio G. Assonitis the year before on the Exorcist rip-off Behind the Door, starring Piazzoli's wife Juliet Mills, .
  3. "Laura": Laura: Shadows of a Summer or is a 1979 French romantic drama film directed by photographer David Hamilton. Hamilton Himself made a cameo appearance in the film. It stars a then sixteen-year-old Dawn Dunlap as the title character.
  4. "Laura" a.k.a. "Le Corbeau" is a 1943 French film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The film was notable for causing serious trouble to its director after World War II because it had been produced by Continental Films, a German production company established in France in the early months of the war, and because the film had been perceived by the underground and the Communist press as vilifying the French people. Because of this, Clouzot was initially banned for life from directing in France and the film too was banned, but both bans were lifted in 1947. The film was remade as The 13th Letter by Otto Preminger.
  5. "Laura" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Adriano Gouvella.
  6. "Laura" is a 1987 drama film written and directed by Géza Böszörményi.
  7. "Laura" is a 2011 documentary film written by Karen Sztajnberg and Lucas Paraizo, and directed by Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa.
  8. "Laura" is a 2013 short documentary adventure film directed by Tim Knights.


  1. "Laura" is a detective novel by Vera Caspary. It is her best known work, and was adapted into a popular film in 1944, with Gene Tierney in the title role.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Crime Fiction, Mystery
    • subjects: Feminism, Popular literature
  2. "Laura" is a written work by Peyo Yavorov.


  1. Laura is a fictional character in the 2012 adventure and drama film "On the Road".
  2. Laura is a fictional character from the 2013 film Under the Skin.
  3. Laura is a fictional character from the 2005 film Broken Flowers.
  4. Laura is a fictional character from the 2006 film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
  5. Laura is a fictional character from the film Franck Spadone.
  6. Laura is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Counselor.
  7. Laura is a fictional character from the 2007 film Flawless.
  8. Laura is a fictional character from 2010 film Women in Temptation.
  9. Laura is a fictional character from the 1981 film Camera d'albergo.
  10. Laura is a fictional character from the 1974 film Il trafficone.
  11. Laura Carrington is a fictional character from the 2011 romance comedy film New Year's Eve.
  12. Laura is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Spring to Come.
  13. Laura is a fictional character from the 2011 film Things from Another World.

There are other characters with in their name, like Ana Laura, Laura Bow, Laura Bush, Laura Dunn, Laura Hall, Laura Hunt, Laura Jean, Laura King, Laura Luna, Laura Watt, Laura Beale, Laura Brown, Laura Burns, Laura Galán, Laura Hardy, Laura James, Laura Kelly, Laura Lewis, Laura Lyons and Laura Miles.


"Laura", formerly sometimes known as Portrait of a Young Bride, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giorgione, c. 1506. It is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

  • completed in (510 years ago)


  1. "Laura" is a 1945 popular song. The music was composed by David Raksin for the 1944 movie Laura starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, and is heard frequently in the movie. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer after the film had made the tune popular. According to Mercer, he had not yet seen the movie when he wrote the lyrics, but was aware that it was a romantic, somewhat haunting story.
  2. "Laura" is the second studio album by Italian singer Laura Pausini, released by CGD Records in 1994. It has sold three million copies in the world.
    • genre: Latin pop
    • released on (21 years ago)
  3. "Laura" is a song by American glam rock band Scissor Sisters and is the lead track on their self-titled debut album. It was released as the band's first single in October 2003 in the UK, placing at #54 in the UK Singles Chart. It was later re-issued on June 7, 2004, charting at #12 in the same chart.
  4. "Laura" is the lead single from British recording artist Bat for Lashes third studio album The Haunted Man, and was written with British songwriter Justin Parker. It received positive reactions from fans when Khan played it at a string of European festival dates. The song received its radio début on 22 July 2012 on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as "Hottest Record in the World" and was made available as an instant download to people who pre-ordered the album on iTunes. The song is dedicated to 'Little' Nell Campbell, of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame.
  5. "Laura" is a musical single of Scissor Sisters.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  6. "Laura" is the second Spanish album by Menudo, released in 1978. It features the original members: brothers Nefty and Fernando Sallaberry and brothers Carlos, Óscar, and Ricky Meléndez.
    • genre: Latin pop
    • released in (38 years ago)


  1. Laura a.k.a. Laura Harring is a Mexican-born American actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Latina woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film. She is best known for her role as Rita in the 2001 cult neo-noir film Mulholland Drive. She is also known for her roles in films, including The Forbidden Dance, John Q, Willard, The Punisher, The King, and Love in the Time of Cholera.
  2. Laura a.k.a. Cinta Laura Kiehl is a Indonesian-German actress, electropop singer and model in Indonesia. Beginning her career in 2007, she has starred in several TV series, movies and endorsed several local and international brands. Since the start of her career, she has won several awards for acting and singing, two of which are from the "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Indonesia" and "SCTV Awards". Her debut single, Oh Baby was from the soundtrack of her film, "Oh Baby".
  3. Laura a.k.a. Laura Voutilainen: Sanna Laura Voutilainen is a Finnish pop singer.
  4. Laura a.k.a. Laura James: Laura Ellen James is an American fashion model. She is the winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19. She is the daughter of actor John James, known for portraying Jeff Colby on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty. Her mother is also a model representing Ms. Australia in the Miss World Pageant. In 2012, James rose to prominence after winning the nineteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model, and was consequentially signed with L.A. Models.
  5. Laura a.k.a. Wanda Curtis is a Hungarian former pornographic actress who entered the industry in around 1997.
  6. Laura a.k.a. Paula Hart is a talent manager and television and film producer.
  7. Laura a.k.a. Laura Lion is an adult film actress and an adult entertainer.
  8. Laura a.k.a. Laura Schneider is a singer and actress.
  9. Laura a.k.a. Lara Stevens is a Hungarian adult film actress. She has used the following name in her film: Laura, Lara, Maria, Marchie, Laura Stevens, Linda Leggins.
  10. Laura a.k.a. Valentina Velasquez is an adult film actress.
  11. Laura a.k.a. Kylie Richards is a Pornographic Actress.
  12. Laura a.k.a. Laurie Waters: News 4 Reporter ' ' ' Laurie Waters ' ' ' joined KMOV Channel 4 in 1989 as the primary Reporter for KMOV's news updates. Waters was part of The Channel 4 News team assigned to launch the first 24-Hour News concept at a broadcast television station in the U.S., Providing "Live" news and weather updates every hour, 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week. The Launch prompted stations to duplicate the concept for years to come.

There are other people with in their name, like Ana Laura, Laura Bee, Laura Bro, Laura Bua, Laura Coy, Laura Day, Laura Don, Laura Eff, Laura Fox, Laura Foy and many others.


Laura is a post-rock band from Melbourne, Australia.


Laura is a Canadian women’s wear boutique chain. From a single boutique in Montreal, Quebec, Laura Canada has grown to 200 stores with plans for continued expansion and growth.


  1. Laura is a village in Miami County, Ohio, United States. The population was 474 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
    • also known as Laura, Ohio; Miami County / Laura village
    • part of Miami County, Ohio
  2. Laura is a rural town in the Mid North - Southern Flinders Ranges region of South Australia, 12 km north of Gladstone on the Horrocks Highway and 40 km east of Port Pirie. It was named by pastoralist Herbert Bristow Hughes for his wife, Laura née White.
  3. Laura is a small town north of Lakeland in Cook Shire, Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, Australia. It is on the only road north towards the tip of the peninsula, and is the centre for the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in the world. It also forms the northern apex of the "Scenic Triangle" between Cooktown, Lakeland, and Laura. At the 2006 census, Laura and the surrounding area had a population of 225.
  4. Laura a.k.a. Laura, Illinois: Laura is an unincorporated community in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. Laura is located along a railroad line 5 miles east of Williamsfield. Laura has a post office with ZIP code 61451.
  5. LAURA is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint LAURA, LAURA fix, fix LAURA, LAURA waypoint
  6. LAURA is an Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Laura Beach Park.


  1. Laura is a Peruvian talk show, hosted by lawyer Laura Bozzo.
    • begun in (17 years ago)
    • country: Peru
    • genre: Talk show
  2. Laura: 'Laura' is a mid-season ripening firm-fleshed edible potato. The Laura is red skinned with a rich potato-yellow flesh color and an oval shape. It was first recognised in 1998 in Austria. The eyes depth is between flat and very flat.
    • also known as Laura potato
  3. Laura a.k.a. Sougen no Shoujo Laura: Laura, the Prairie Girl is a Japanese anime TV series based on the novels Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Twenty-six episodes were released, between 1975 and 1976, each lasting about 30 minutes.

Phrases with Laura

Phrases starting with the word Laura:

  1. Laura Viridis
  2. Laura dorsalis
  3. Laura bicornuta

Phrases ending with the word Laura:

  1. Anaea Laura
  2. genus Laura
  3. Leona Laura
  4. Abisara Laura
  5. Castnia Laura
  6. Colotis Laura
  7. Comitas Laura
  8. Leuctra laura
  9. Pardosa laura
  10. Pentila Laura
  11. Surcula Laura
  12. Doxocopa Laura
  13. Nacaduba Laura
  14. Philoros Laura
  15. Speyeria Laura
  16. Xenelmis Laura
  17. Euchromia Laura

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Google previewThe Exhaustion Cure (2008)

Up Your Energy from Low to Go in 21 Days by Laura Stack

Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., which is a Denver-based training firm specializing in productivity improvement...

Laura is a certified specialist in Microsoft Office Outlook and was awarded a Board Approval in Pa» ductivity ...

Google previewSocial Judgments (2003)

Implicit and Explicit Processes by Joseph P. Forgas, Kipling D. Williams

It consists of contextual information that serves as a minor premise in a syllogism, for instance, "Laura is a graduate of MIT." This may serve as...

Jointly, the major and minor premises yield the conclusion "Laura is an engineer." Subjective ...

Google previewThe Customer Code of Ethics (2011)

The Eight Beliefs of a Great Service Attitude by Laura Stack

Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to improve workplace...

Author Laura is the author or coauthor of 10 books, including What to Do When There's Too Much to Do; ...

Google previewCoaching and Mentoring Employees (2011)

Helping Others Achieve Their Very Best by Laura Stack

Enterprise RE/MAX Lockheed Denver Author Broncos Laura is the author or coauthor of 10 books, including What to Do When There's Too Much to...

Google previewEnglish Grammar: Step by Step (2013)

by Elizabeth Weal

Laura is a nurse. 6b. Laura is an nurse.

Google previewQuickBooks 2014 In Depth (2014)

by Laura Madeira

Laura is the author of QuickBooks 2013 and 2012 In Depth, a reference and training guide.

Additionally, Laura is a guest speaker for Intuit, providing training to thousands of consultants and accountants nationwide at numerous events ...

Google previewProductivity Strategies for Executives (2013)

Time Management Issues Facing C(x)o Leaders by Laura Stack

Author Laura is the author or coauthor of 10 books, including What to Do When There 's Too Much to Do; SuperCompetent; The Exhaustion Cure;

Google previewEncyclopedia of Juvenile Violence (2007)

by Laura L. Finley

Laura L. Finley. Research shows that juveniles are more likely than adults to be the victims of violent assaults, whether perpetrated by peers or by adults. Based on National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 2000, people ages 12 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medieval Literature (2013)

by Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin

Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin. N NENNIUS (fl.800s). Nennius's Historia Brittonum (History of the Britons) is the earliest extant historical source for the * Arthurian legend and for the legendary founder of Britain, Brutus--a story ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications (2005)

by Rivero, Laura C.

Rivero, Laura C. List. of. Contributors. Abidin, Taufik / North Dakota State University, USA Aldana-Montes, José F. / University of Malaga, Spain Ale, Juan M. / Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Aleman-Meza, Boanerges/ University of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (2014)

by Paul A. Djupe, Laura R. Olson

Djupe, Laura R. Olson. 264 Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association Martin v. City of Struthers, Ohio and Murdock v. Commonwealth. Indian Cemetery Protective Association filed suit against Richard E. Lyng, secretary ...

Google previewDictionary of Property and Construction Law (2002)

by J. Rostron, Robert Hardy-Pickering, Laura Tatham, Linda Wright

Rostron, Robert Hardy-Pickering, Laura Tatham, Linda Wright. land availability study land availability study An investigation undertaken to establish land which is available for a particular purpose. It is normally undertaken by surveyors, ...

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Small photo of CANNES, FRANCE. May 15, 2018: Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver & Spike Lee at the photocall for "Blackkklansman" at the 71st Festival de CannesSmall photo of CANNES, FRANCE. May 15, 2018: Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver & Spike Lee at the photocall for "Blackkklansman" at the 71st Festival de CannesSmall photo of CANNES, FRANCE. May 15, 2018: Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver & Spike Lee at the photocall for "Blackkklansman" at the 71st Festival de CannesSmall photo of Walnut Grove, MN, USA - 5/26/2018: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum jailSmall photo of Santuario Santa Laura, Parroquia Corazón de María church in Jericoó, Antioquia, ColombiaSmall photo of Santuario Santa Laura, Parroquia Corazón de María church in Jericoó, Antioquia, ColombiaSmall photo of CANNES, FRANCE. May 15, 2018: Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver, Spike Lee & John David Washington at the photocall for "Blackkklansman" at the 71st Festival de Cannes More...

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They drove a long way through the snowy woods, till they came to the town of Pepin. Mary and Laura had seen it once before, but it looked different now. (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
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Scrabble value of L1A1U1R1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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