• View across the water to the Lazaretto
    View across the water to the Lazaretto
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lazaretto a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
    • n lazaretto hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lazaretto (Naut) A low space under the after part of the main deck, used as a storeroom.
    • Lazaretto A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lazaretto A hospital or pest-house for the reception of diseased persons, particularly of those affected with contagious diseases; also, a prison hospital. At seaports the name is often given to a vessel used for this purpose.
    • n lazaretto A building or vessel where ships' crews, passengers, and goods are detained during quarantine.
    • n lazaretto In some large merchant ships, a place near the stern where provisions and stores for the voyage are kept.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lazaretto laz-a-ret′ō a public hospital for diseased persons, esp. for such as have infectious disorders: a prison hospital: a place where persons are kept during quarantine
    • Lazaretto Also Laz′aret
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lazaret, or It. lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus,. See Lazar


In literature:

The captain of the Bashi-bozuk, having called at my tents with his mounted troop, followed me to the Lazaretto.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Why, of course, in the lazaretto.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
There is a very large lazaretto, which is said to be one of the best managed in the world.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
I pulled up the harbor, and landed the other side of the Lazaretto.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
All our luggage had been left at the water's edge, and there was not a soul to assist in bringing it to the Lazaretto.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Farther on is Meljina, with a lazaretto of the seventeenth century.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
When I visited the lazaretto Damien was already in his resting grave.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
WHEN any Person was taken ill, he was obliged to leave his Lodging, and retire into a =Lazaretto= or =Hospital=, built for that Purpose.
"A Discourse on the Plague" by Richard Mead
Quarantine Harbor has at its mouth Fort Tigne, while within is Fort Mangel and Lazaretto Island.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
The number of deaths in the lazaretto soon amounted to a hundred daily.
"The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni
It was necessary everywhere to build lazarettos, in which to confine the unfortunate victims of a disease at once pestilential and incurable.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
As if the ordinary lazaretto was not enough.
"The Strange Story of Rab Ráby" by Mór Jókai
A steward with the stock of life-belts from the lazaretto touched the captain's arm.
"Denis Dent" by Ernest W. Hornung
I was soon initiated into the routine of lazaretto ceremonies and restrictions.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Lloyd Stephens
In the centre Colonel Peakman, with the Kimberley Light Horse and Cape Police, proceeded along Lazaretto Ridge.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
His appearance therefore at the lazaretto had not ceased to be a happy exception to the rule.
"Mathieu Ropars: et cetera" by William Young
In 1849 the present lazaretto at {787} Tracadie was established.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Our seven days expire to-morrow, and we are preparing to eat our last dinner in the lazaretto with great glee.
"Pencillings by the Way" by N. Parker Willis
There is also in the city an immense lazaretto for lepers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
This letter was dated from the lazaretto, or pest-house, in Marseilles.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue

In news:

The new Bull and Lazaretto Creek bridges being proposed by the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization would include shoulders for emergency access, which the current bridges do not have.