lozenge

  • 1 Lozenge — Loz enge (l[o^]z [e^]nj), n. [F. lozange, losange; perh. the same as OF. losengef flattery, praise, the heraldic sense being the oldest (cf. E. hatchment, blazon). Cf. {Losenger}, {Laudable}.] 1. (Her.) (a) A diamond shaped figure usually with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lozenge — (n.) figure having four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles, early 14c., from O.Fr. losenge windowpane, small square cake, etc., used for many flat quadrilateral things (Mod.Fr. losange). It has cognates in Sp. losanje, Catalan… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 lozenge — Lozenge, Tessera, Tessella …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 4 lozenge — ► NOUN 1) a rhombus or diamond shape. 2) a small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, sucked to soothe a sore throat. ORIGIN Old French losenge, probably from Latin lausiae lapides stone slabs …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 lozenge — [läz′ənj] n. [ME losenge < OFr, prob. < Gaul * lausa, stone slab: from the shape] 1. a plane figure with four equal sides and two obtuse angles; diamond 2. a cough drop or small piece of hard candy, at one time made in a diamond shape …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Lozenge — This article is about the shape. For the cough tablets, see Throat lozenge. For lozenges in heraldry, see Lozenge (heraldry). Lozenge A lozenge (◊), often referred to as a diamond, is a form of rhombus. The definition of lozenge is not strictly… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 lozenge — n. 1 a rhombus or diamond figure. 2 a small sweet or medicinal tablet, orig. lozenge shaped, for dissolving in the mouth. 3 a lozenge shaped pane in a window. 4 Heraldry a lozenge shaped device. 5 the lozenge shaped facet of a cut gem.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 lozenge — UK [ˈlɒzɪndʒ] / US [ˈlɑzəndʒ] noun [countable] Word forms lozenge : singular lozenge plural lozenges 1) medicine shaped like a sweet that you suck if you have a cough or sore throat 2) maths a shape with four sloping sides …

    English dictionary

  • 9 lozenge — Tablet Ta blet, n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See {Table}.] 1. A small table or flat surface. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 lozenge — noun Etymology: Middle English losenge, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles ; diamond 2. something shaped like a lozenge 3. a small usually sweetened and flavored medicated… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 Lozenge — Gène de la drosophile La drosophile Drosophila melanogaster est un animal modèle de la génétique. Sa petite taille, son taux de reproduction ainsi que son cycle de vie court permettent d en faire facilement l élevage dans de simples bocaux à… …

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  • 12 lozenge — n. [OF. losenge, a square window pane] A parallelogram with four equal sides having two acute and two obtuse angles; lozenge shaped; a rhombus form; diamondshaped …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 13 lozenge — noun /ˈlɒzɪndʒ,ˈlɑzɪnʒ/ a) A quadrilateral with sides of equal length (rhombus), having two acute and two obtuse angles. Wherein the decussis is made within a longilaterall square, with opposite angles, acute and obtuse at the intersection; and… …

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  • 14 lozenge — noun Lozenge is used after these nouns: ↑throat …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 lozenge — loz|enge [ˈlɔzındʒ US ˈla: ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: losange] 1.) a small flat sweet, especially one that contains medicine ▪ a cough lozenge 2.) a shape similar to a square, with two angles of less than 90° opposite each other… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 lozenge — [[t]lɒ̱zɪnʤ[/t]] lozenges 1) N COUNT Lozenges are sweets which you can suck to make a cough or sore throat better. ...throat lozenges. 2) N COUNT A lozenge is a shape with four corners. The two corners that point up and down are further away than …

    English dictionary

  • 17 lozenge — noun (C) 1 a small flat sweet, especially one that contains medicine: a cough lozenge 2 a shape similar to a square, with two angles of less than 90º opposite each other and two angles of more than 90º opposite each other …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 lozenge — kietoji pastilė statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Kietas vienadozis preparatas, skirtas sučiulpti siekiant gauti dažniausiai vietinį poveikį burnos ertmėje ir gerklėje. Pastilės gaminamos liejant ir dažniausiai turi skonį ir …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 19 lozenge — /loz inj/, n. 1. a small, flavored tablet made from sugar or syrup, often medicated, originally diamond shaped. 2. Geom. Now Rare. diamond (def. 8). 3. Heraldry. a. a diamond shaped charge. b. a diamond shaped shield bearing the arms of a woman.… …

    Universalium

  • 20 lozenge — SYN: troche. [Fr. losange, fr. lozangé, rhombic] * * * loz·enge läz ənj n a small usu. sweetened solid piece of medicated material of any of various shapes that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution and often contains a… …

    Medical dictionary


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