Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of LEPER

Pronunciation:  'lepur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a pariah who is avoided by others
  2. [n]  a person afflicted with leprosy
 

LEPER is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lazar
 
 See Also: castaway, diseased person, Ishmael, outcast, pariah, sick person, sufferer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lep"er\ (l[e^]p"[~e]r), n. [OE. lepre leprosy, F.
l[`e]pre, L. leprae, lepra, fr. Gr. le`pra, fr. lepro`s
scaly, fr. le`pos scale, le`pein to peel.]
A person affected with leprosy.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: castaway, declasse, derelict, displaced person, DP, evictee, exile, expatriate, expellee, Ishmael, outcast, outcast of society, outcaste, outlaw, pariah, persona non grata, social outcast, unacceptable person, undesirable, untouchable
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY