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Meaning of "lac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAC

From Dutch lak or French laque, from Hindi lākh resin, ultimately from Sanskrit lākshā.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAC

lac  [læk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lac

Lac

Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of insects, namely some of the species of the genera Metatachardia, Laccifer, Tachordiella, Austrotacharidia, Afrotachardina, and Tachardina of the superfamily Coccoidea, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca. The above-mentioned families are some of the 28 families of scale insects and mealybugs comprising a large group of about 8,000 described species of plant sucking insects, a few of which produce similar natural products. Thousands of these tiny insects colonize branches of suitable host trees and secrete the resinous pigment. The coated branches of the host trees are cut and harvested as sticklac. The harvested sticklac is crushed and sieved to remove impurities. The sieved material is then repeatedly washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material. The resulting product is known as seedlac. The prefix seed refers to its pellet shape. Seedlac which still contains 3-5% impurities is processed into shellac by heat treatment or solvent extraction.

Definition of lac in the English dictionary

The definition of lac in the dictionary is a resinous substance secreted by certain lac insects, used in the manufacture of shellac.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAC

labyrinthodont
lac insect
Lacan
Lacanian
Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands
laccolite
laccolith
laccolithic
laccolitic
lace
lace bug
lace into
lace up
lace-up
lace-up shoes
lacebark
Lacedaemon
Lacedaemonian
laceless
lacelike

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAC

ac
almanac
bac
cardiac
Cognac
cul-de-sac
Isaac
Kerouac
Kragujevac
lilac
mac
maniac
nymphomaniac
Potomac
sac
sign of the zodiac
Syriac
tarmac
vac
zodiac

Synonyms and antonyms of lac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAC

Find out the translation of lac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

LAC
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lac
570 millions of speakers

English

lac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाख
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أمريكا اللاتينية والكاريبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лаковые
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lac
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লক্ষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lac
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lac
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhựa cây màu đỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lac
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lac
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лакові
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lac
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

lac
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lac
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lac
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lac
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAC»

The term «lac» is very widely used and occupies the 9.737 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAC»

Discover the use of lac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Lac Operon: A Short History of a Genetic Paradigm
This book describes the history and present knowledge of a paradigmatic system, the lac operon of E. coli. The first part of the book presents the history of the operon and various schools of thought regarding genetic control in general.
Benno Müller-Hill, 1996
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Lac La Biche and the early fur traders
This detailed study of the g̀ateway community' of Lac la Biche in northern Alberta examines life in the region during the fur trade near the Beaver River route, Portage La Biche, Red Deers Lake House, Greenwich House and Lac La Biche Post.
Edward J. McCullough, Michael Maccagno, 1991
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Memories of Lac Du Flambeau Elders
Most historical accounts of the Ojibwe have been written by Americans of European descent. This book tells the history of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe in their own words.
Elizabeth M. Tornes, 2004
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E. Coli Plasmid Vectors: Methods and Applications
The lac genetic locus and binding sequences. The wild-type E. coli lac operon and control elements are shown. When CAP is bound to the promoter (P) and LacI is not bound to the operator (O), RNA polymerase binds to the promoter and  ...
Nicola Casali, Andrew Preston, 2003
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BL Lac objects: proceedings of a workshop held in Como, ...
This volume gives a comprehensible survey of BL Lac objects: contributors summarize observations on these interesting astrophysical objects and present theoretical models to explain them.
Laura Maraschi, Tommaso Maccacaro, Marie-Hélène Ulrich, 1989
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Green Fluorescent Proteins
pSV2-DHFR-8.32 is a low- copy-number plasmid, so we digest about 8 /xl with Sal I and Bam HI. This digestion clips out the lac operator repeat, leaving the backbone intact. In the absence of recombination this digestion should give rise to two ...
Kevin Francis Sullivan, Steve A. Kay, 1999
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Text Book Of Applied Zoology
Contents: Introduction, Vermiculture, Apiculture, Sericulture, Lac Insect and Lac Culture, Agricultural Pests and their Control.
P.V. Jabde, 2005
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The Spirit of Homeopathic Medicines: Essential Insights to ...
Caninum. / ant Worthless This statement sums up the state of mind of Lac caninum patients, who truly feel they are living "a dog's life." Lac caninum is dogs' milk. This milk comes from the abdominal section of the body, while in the human race, ...
Didier Grandgeorge, 1997
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Doing Things the Right Way: Dene Traditional Justice in Lac ...
By exposing the very different values and legal systems of the Dene and non-Dene, this book sets the framework for the possibility of a Dene-controlled and culturally appropriate justice system.
Joan Ryan, Lac La Martre Band Council, Arctic Institute of North America, 1995
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Labyrinths NT Maze gardens Maze puzzles Maze tests —Religi0us aspects —— Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.1 Labyrinths in art (Not Subd Geog) Labyrinths in literature (Not Subd Geog) Lac (May Subd Geog) [SF561 (Insect culture)] [TP938  ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prairie Fest coming to UW-Fond du Lac Campus
The Fond du Lac County Audubon will also have a bird-banding activity, according to the press release. Prairie Fest's featured speaker is Rob ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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Fond du Lac County Fair has rich history - Fond du Lac Reporter
It's fair time and today is the last day to enjoy the event. A long-standing institution, the Fond du Lac County Fair will be celebrating its 164th ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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The Militant - July 27, 2015 -- Two years later Lac-Mégantic …
LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec — A crowd gathered in front of St. Agnès church here July 6 to commemorate the 47 people killed on that day two ... «The Militant, Jul 15»
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FDL area college notes - Fond du Lac Reporter
Fond du Lac student Maggie Halfman received dean's list honors for spring 2015 at the University of Main in Orono, completing 12 or more ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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Settlement would give $86 million to Lac-Megantic crash victims
PORTLAND, Maine — The families of those killed in the disastrous 2013 oil train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, will be offered a settlement ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
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Fond du Lac County Fair brimming with competition
Children of all ages sprinted breathlessly throughout the fairgrounds in a bid to be the first team to complete the Fond du Lac County Fair ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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UW-Fond du Lac welcomes youth for summer programs
The college classrooms at the UW-Fond du Lac will be filled with students of a much younger age during two upcoming summer youth ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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Fond du Lac Band adds to sturgeon population on St. Louis River
John Goodreau, a fisheries technician and band member at Fond du Lac, scooped a single young sturgeon from an ice-cream pail on Tuesday ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»
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Blue-green algae warning issued for Lac Ste. Anne
EDMONTON - A blue-green algae advisory was enacted for Lac Ste. Anne on Friday, just a day before thousands of pilgrims are expected to ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
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Fond du Lac police: 23-year-old woman arrested in connection with …
FOND DU LAC — Fond du Lac Police Department investigators on Wednesday, July 15th arrested a 23-year-old woman from Calumet City, ... «fox6now.com, Jul 15»

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