La

Definitions

  • Robert Cavelier de la Salle
    Robert Cavelier de la Salle
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n la the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization
    • n LA a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    • n La a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Notre Dame de la Victoire Notre Dame de la Victoire
Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place
The Harbor of La Rochelle—248 The Harbor of La Rochelle—248
The King and Richelieu at La Rochelle——250 The King and Richelieu at La Rochelle——250
La Rochefoucauld and his Fair Friends——629 La Rochefoucauld and his Fair Friends——629
La Bruyere——633 La Bruyere——633
La Fontaine, Boileau, Moliere, and Racine——657 La Fontaine, Boileau, Moliere, and Racine——657
Chandelier, Aix-la-Chapelle Chandelier, Aix-la-Chapelle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cher's real name is Cherilyn Sarkasian La Pier.
    • n La (Mus) A syllable applied to the sixth tone of the scale in music in solmization.
    • La An exclamation of surprise; -- commonly followed by me; as, La me!
    • La Look; see; behold; -- sometimes followed by you.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's strange that a city with a two letter abreviation (LA) was named after a river called "EL RIO DE SENORA LA REYNA DE LOS ANGELES DE PORCIUNCULA".
    • la An expression of mild admiration, wonder, or surprise, and formerly of asseveration: as, O la! that is strange.
    • n la In solmization, the syllable used for the sixth tone of the scale—that is, the submediant. In the major scale of C this tone is A, which is therefore sometimes called la, especially in Italy and France. Abbreviated l.
    • n la The feminine form of the definite article in French, occurring in some names and phrases used in English.
    • n la In chem., the symbol for lanthanum.
    • n la A contraction of Louisiana.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: La Paz, Bolivia is the highest capital city in the world.
    • interj La lo! see! behold! ah! indeed!—n. (mus.) in solmisation, the syllable used for the sixth tone of the scale.
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Quotations

  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    “La molesse est douce, et sa suite est cruelle.”

Idioms

Crème de la crème - The crème de la crème is the very best of something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Lo
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. .

Usage

In literature:

La Mamma says so; and I hope so, too.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
It was Morgan's plan to run boldly into La Guayra under the Spanish flag.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Saint-Saens's ode "La Lyre et La Harpe" sung by the Arion Society, Providence, R. I., under Jules Jordan.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
In this country side, Monsieur de la Mariniere ought to know pretty well what it is.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
The completion of Fort La Reine freed La Verendrye to make preparations for his journey to the Mandans.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
La Salle, and Frontenac, 40-1, 45, 74-7, 92, 93; and La Barre, 96.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
Through the haze the convent on La Popa sparkled like an enchanted castle, with a pavement of soft moonbeams leading up to its doors.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The ship bearing Madame de la Peltrie, the three Ursulines, and the three Hospitalieres set sail from Dieppe early in May, 1639.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Father Fray Joseph de la Encarnacion, of La Nava del Rey.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
Oh, la, la, but there's a pleasant fashion!
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He had left La Rochefoucauld in La Rochelle to protect the city and the Queen of Navarre.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
I wept when I heard of his untimely end, for I have ever had fond recollections of Charles de la Pommeraye.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
Have you met the de la Veres?
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
La Chaussee had been beheaded previously to this, and La Brinvilliers suffered the same death.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
As I went from one tower to another, I saw about me la France, la Suisse, and l'Allemagne.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The picture is known by the name of Piety or La Piedad.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
The northern transept arm is filled by the great Renaissance "golden staircase" leading to the Puerta de la Coroneria, now always closed.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Charles La Tour thought more of wealth and power than anything else in the world.
"In Paths of Peril" by J. Macdonald Oxley
LA LOUVE AND LA GOUALEUSE.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6" by Eugène Sue
La Louve's lover was very much like Francois and Amandine.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

Spesso la destra--la cerea tavola
Avvicinava;--ma sulla tenue
Veste che la copriva
Non un verso scolpiva.
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana
--La forca prosperava
Nell'Evo Medio!
Oh! Quelli--eran tempi beati!
Ne` i maggiori colpevoli--erano gli appiccati!
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
Note, al incorporarme,
Humeda la almohada,
Y por primera vez senti, al notarlo,
De un amargo placer henchirse el alma.
"Rimas LXVIII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
In fondo agli anditi risplende
La lucerna notturna, la facella
Che vegliera` di dentro,
Mentre veglia di fuor la sentinella.
"In Corpo Di Guardia" by Ferdinando Fontana
Mientras sintamos que se alegra el alma,
Sin que los labios rian;
Mientras se llore sin que el llanto acuda
A nublar la pupila;
"Rimas IV" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Asomaba a sus ojos una lagrima
Y a mi labio una frase de perdon;
Hablo el orgullo y se enjugo su llanto,
Y la frase en mis labios expiro.
"Rimas XXX" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

In news:

If you like to be scared and see a piece of history this Halloween, you have to make a trip to the old abandoned sawmill , Southern Forest Heritage Museum, in Long Leaf, LA, just south of Alexandria, LA.
Catch reality star Lala Anthony on this weekend's edition of Our World with Black Enterprise LA-LA ANTHONY.
MONTREAL La Senza has announced that the Victoria's Secret Beauty line will now be available exclusively in La Senza lingerie stores throughout Canada.
It's quiet, no TV, no one to talk to and you just drop off into la-la land.
Joey and Judy La Bella share the recipe for one of the specialities in their catering business, La Bella's, in Kenner.
The Game actress and model, Tika Sumpter shined in bright red lipstick beside La La, Tameka Raymond and B.
La Gran Tamalada, noon-6 pm Saturday, La Villita, Maverick Plaza.
La Roue de La Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune).
The La Jolla Newcomers Club gathered at the Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla Shores on Sept 19 for a reception to welcome new President Melinda Underkofler.
CYPREMORT POINT- Early this morning, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 83 near LA Highway 319 which claimed the life of a St Martinville woman.
Louisiana State Police Troop G Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 4, about.8 miles east of LA 155, last night at about 7:15 pm.
An ID Distribution release (in France) of a Shilo Films production, in association with 2.1 Films, Cofinova 3, with the participation of Canal Plus, CineCinema, TV5, La Centre National de la Cinematographie.
La ultime estampie real / La septime estampie real.
LA QUEBRADA, Peru — Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate an adored black saint.
KCSB Presents 'Los Olvidados: The Impact of Deportation & Immigration Policies in Our Community' – A March 8th Town Hall Meeting at La Casa de la Raza (Thursday, 630pm).
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In science:

Gabber decomposition theorem we have La,i ˙= Lχ La,χ,i ⊗ Sa,χ , where Sa,χ are simple Gs -equivariant perverse sheaves on N a and La,χ,i are finite dimensional Zgraded vector spaces.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
The ring Ext(La , La ) is the sum nilp⊕Lχ End(La,χ), where nilp is an ideal consisting of nilpotent elements.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Axioma 2 En la m´etrica propia de Tn , la frontera del Simplex se puede expresar como la suma de n + 1 simplex cerrados Tn−1 y estos simplex son planos.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para ello observemos que la Ecuaci´on 2.1 nos indica que al recorrer todos los aros alrededor de los huesos en una m-juntura en M3 obtenemos el mismo vector con que comenzamos, es decir que la composici´on de los m aros produce la identidad.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Supongamos ahora que la posici´on de la superficie Σ esta determinada por una abscisa s que se mide sobre la direcci´on del vector Up .
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para encontrar como se desvia la curva C (v + δv) de la curva C (v) calculamos la segunda derivada covariante del vector de separaci´on, a lo largo de la curva C (v), parametrizada por u.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
We shall use the notation lA = LA/γ and lB = LB /γ The position of a nucleon within the tube in nucleus A is denoted as zA , −lA ≤ zA ≤ lA , in nucleus B as zB , −lB ≤ zB ≤ lB with zA , zB increasing in the direction of motion of nuclei A, B .
Simple models of the contribution of intermediate state gluons to J\psi suppression at the CERN SPS
Set LA the vector space LA = {D ∈ Mα,β µ×µ (S )|A′DA′ = 0 modulo(F )} and define the following equivalence on it: two matrices D and D ′ from LA are equivalent (D ∼ D ′ ) iff there exist two quadratic matrices U and V such that D − D ′ = U A − AV .
Maximal Cohen-Macaulay Modules over the Affine Cone of the Simple Node
For the derivative of Laφ with respect to a we find an expression similar to (16), ka (y , x)φ(y)dm(y) + Z∂Vx,a Laφ(x) = ZVx,a It follows that for φ ∈ C k (M), ∂ ∂ a Laφ ∈ C k (M).
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
The operator La : C k (M) → C k (M) does not depend C 2 on a, since ∂ 2 ∂ a2 Laφ may not exist if φ ∈ C 0 (M) and ∂ 2 ∂ a2 Laφ is a C k−1 function if φ ∈ C k (M).
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
R[a,b] + [Ra , Rb ] = −2[La , Rb ], ad[a,b] = [La , Lb ] + [Ra , Rb ] + 4[La , Rb ].
Some new simple modular Lie superalgebras
The first author was also supported by La distinci´o per a la promoci´o de la recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2002.
Dynamic Random Geometric Graphs
By examining the way the surface gravity changes under a reparameterization of la we see that for a non-affine parameterization we have la∇aΛ = −Λna lb∇b la .
Dynamical surface gravity
La th ´eorie g ´en ´erale de la mesure dans son application `a l’ ´etude des syst `emes dynamiques de la m ´ec anique non lin ´eaire.
The ergodic decomposition of asymptotically mean stationary random sources
The first author was also supported by La distinci´o per a la promoci´o de la recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2002.
On the Probability of the Existence of Fixed-Size Components in Random Geometric Graphs
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