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Meaning of LAWYER

Pronunciation:  'loyur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

LAWYER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: attorney
 See Also: Abraham Lincoln, advocate, ambulance chaser, Arthur Garfield Hays, attorney-client relation, barrister, Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Clarence Seward Darrow, conveyancer, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, Darrow, defense attorney, defense lawyer, divorce lawyer, Francis Scott Key, Hays, Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover, Key, lawyer-client relation, Lincoln, pleader, President Lincoln, professional, professional person, prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public defender, public prosecutor, referee, solicitor, The Boy Orator of the Platte, the Great Commoner, trial attorney, trial lawyer, Will Hays, William Harrison Hays, William Jennings Bryan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Law"yer\, n. [From {Law}, like bowyer, fr. bow.]
1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one
   whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to
   advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to
   legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a
   general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors,
   solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The black-necked stilt. See {Stilt}.
   (b) The bowfin ({Amia calva}).
   (c) The burbot ({Lota maculosa}).

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a lawyer, suggests that help is available to you if you ask. You need to put aside your pride and look upon others for their assistance.
Easton Bible Dictionary

among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he expounded in the schools and synagogues (Matt. 22:35; Luke 10:25). The functions of the "lawyer" and "scribe" were identical. (See DOCTOR.)