Lombard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lombard a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lombard (Mil) A form of cannon formerly in use.
    • Lombard A money lender or banker; -- so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by Lombards.
    • Lombard A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
    • prop. a Lombard Of or pertaining to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
    • Lombard Same as Lombard-house. "A Lombard unto this day signifying a bank for usury or pawns."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Lombard A native or an inhabitant of Lombardy in Italy; more specifically, a member of the Germanic tribe (Longobards) who about a. d. 568, under Alboin, conquered the part of northern Italy still called Lombardy, and founded the kingdom of that name, which was afterward extended over a much larger territory, and was finally overthrown by Charlemagne in 774.
    • Lombard Of or pertaining to Lombardy or the Lombards.
    • n Lombard A banker or money-broker or -lender. The Lombards were the original occupants of Lombard Street, now the financial center of London, the name of which is used to signify in general the London money-market. The bankers of London who were Lombards or Italians by race continued to be recruited by immigration till the time of Queen Elizabeth, when most of them returned to Italy.
    • n Lombard [lowercase] A bank for loans; a broker's shop; a pawnbroker's shop. See lumber.
    • n Lombard Hence [lowercase] A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest on articles deposited and pledged; a montde-piété.
    • n Lombard Milit., a cannon of heavy caliber in the later middle ages and in the sixteenth century: probably derived from northern Italy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lombard lom′bard an inhabitant of Lombardy in Italy: one of the Lombards or Langobardi, a Germanic tribe, which founded a kingdom in Lombardy (568), overthrown by Charlemagne (774):
    • n Lombard lom′bard (obs.) a banker or money-lender, so called from the number of Lombard bankers in London
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lombard, fr. the Longobardi, or Langobardi, i. e., Longbeards, a people of Northern Germany, west of the Elbe, and afterward in Northern Italy. See Long, and Beard, and cf. Lumber
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. Langobardus, from Old Teut. lang, long, bart, beard.

Usage

In literature:

It may have been a distinctively national development of the Lombard schools of Pavia or Milan.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
The poetry and sentiment are genuinely Lombard.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Mr. Howe: Did you ever live in a house in Lombard street, Philadelphia, kept by a Miss Graham, and did you ever meet Hemmings there.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
She believed he was jealous of the handsome Lombard.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
It was delicious, Lombard thought, sitting there with her on the rear platform, out of sight and sound of everybody.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
The Lombards took the alarm, and departed towards Treviso.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Verily these Lombards seem to adore him.
"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497" by Julia Mary Cartwright
Peter Lombard's tentative terms had given way to less reserved speech.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
Lombard, W. M. S., to const.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
The Lombard king, Desiderius, had made use of his absence to plunder the papal see, to which Adrian had now succeeded.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
The King of Naples loaned six gunboats and two lombards to Commodore Preble.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
This flight of swans men called the Lombards.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
All bills of exchange were written in French, and even the Lombards and the Florentine bankers used it in their transactions.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
A hundred years ago the chief post-office in London was situated in Lombard Street.
"A Hundred Years by Post" by J. Wilson Hyde
The prevailing colours in the court off Lombard-street, London city, had been few and sombre.
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
This continued to the place where the Royal Exchange now stands, where it broke off into two branches, Cornhill and Lombard Street.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Lombard University, Galesburgh, Ill., receives ladies, and takes them through the same course as gentlemen, and gives them equal degrees.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
But even the Lombards, even the Venetians, required the antique influence.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Peter the Lombard asserted it, disregarding these objections.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
He was "the most precious jewell ever seen in Lombard Street," but suffered much during the civil disturbances of the reign.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
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In poetry:

Teuton, Lombard, and grasping Gaul,
Prince and Pontiff, have forced their way,
Have forded the river, and scaled the wall,
And made in its palaces stye and stall,
Where spears might glisten and war—steeds neigh.
"Invocation" by Alfred Austin
Then came the guard that never knew repose,
The Paladins of France; and at the sight
The Lombard King o'ercome with terror cried:
"This must be Charlemagne!" and as before
Did Olger answer: "No; not yet, not yet."
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Poet's Tale; Charlemagne" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Cherish Lombard is the host of FOX10's lifestyle show, Studio10.
30 pm on Friday, Nov 2 in the 3600 block of Northeast Lombard Street.
Real Estate Law Update – 2012 ( LOMBARD ).
Lombard Odier Says New Money Offsets Undeclared Outflows.
Lombard 9 Eau Claire Cavaliers 3Eau Claire Cavaliers 4 Lombard 3.
TNT Express, which is in the midst of being sold to rival UPS, on Monday announced the surprise resignation of Chief Executive Officer Marie-Christine Lombard.
Johnny also talks to Deputy Chief of the Lombard Police Department, Patrick Rollins.
1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info).
Voters to decide term limits in Lombard.
Vote on budget in Lombard may be delayed by questions on village spending.
8635 N Lombard St, Portland North OR 97217.
Critical Mass cyclists ride down Lombard Street in 2007.
Under the escort of US Marshals, members of Microsoft's digital crime unit seized Friday servers in offices in Lombard, Ill. And Scranton, Pa.
Nancy Jaffer/For The Star-Ledger Hope Greenfield with her Lombard V and Pan American Games medalist Lauren Sammis of South Orange, who is pointing the horse toward the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Like Lombard, UFC 149 a dud .
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In science:

Of particular interest is detecting systematic changes, or trends, in a star’s period [Koen and Lombard (2001)].
Bayesian-motivated tests of function fit and their asymptotic frequentist properties
Aside from Hart , it appears that the work of Lombard is more closely related to that in the current paper than any other in the existing literature.
Smoothing-inspired lack-of-fit tests based on ranks
Lombard considers the problem of testing a sequence of independent random variables for mean or scale constancy.
Smoothing-inspired lack-of-fit tests based on ranks
Lombard, F. (1999). A rank test for constancy of a location or scale parameter.
Smoothing-inspired lack-of-fit tests based on ranks
Lombard, The global phase of the nucleon-nucleon amplitude, these proceedings.
Summary of the Theory Part of the International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering
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