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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laugh  \Laugh\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laughed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Laughing}.]  [OE.  laughen,  laghen  lauhen  AS  hlehhan 
  hlihhan  hlyhhan  hliehhan  akin  to  OS  hlahan  D.  &  G. 
  lachen,  OHG.  hlahhan  lahhan  lahh?n,  Icel.  hl[ae]ja.  Dan. 
  lee,  Sw  le  Goth.  hlahjan  perh.  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  show  mirth,  satisfaction,  or  derision,  by  peculiar 
  movement  of  the  muscles  of  the  face,  particularly  of  the 
  mouth,  causing  a  lighting  up  of  the  face  and  eyes,  and 
  usually  accompanied  by  the  emission  of  explosive  or 
  chuckling  sounds  from  the  chest  and  throat;  to  indulge  in 
  laughter. 
 
  Queen  Hecuba  laughed  that  her  eyes  ran  o'er.  --Shak. 
 
  He  laugheth  that  winneth.  --Heywood's 
  Prov. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  be  or  appear  gay,  cheerful,  pleasant,  mirthful, 
  lively,  or  brilliant;  to  sparkle;  to  sport. 
 
  Then  laughs  the  childish  year,  with  flowerets 
  crowned.  --Dryden. 
 
  In  Folly's  cup  still  laughs  the  bubble  Joy.  --Pope. 
 
  {To  laugh  at},  to  make  an  object  of  laughter  or  ridicule;  to 
  make  fun  of  to  deride. 
 
  No  wit  to  flatter  left  of  all  his  store,  No  fool  to 
  laugh  at  which  he  valued  more  --Pope. 
 
  {To  laugh  in  the  sleeve} 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laugh  \Laugh\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  affect  or  influence  by  means  of  laughter  or  ridicule. 
 
  Will  you  laugh  me  asleep,  for  I  am  very  heavy? 
  --Shak. 
 
  I  shall  laugh  myself  to  death.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  express  by  or  utter  with  laughter;  --  with  out 
 
  From  his  deep  chest  laughs  out  a  loud  applause. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {To  laugh  away}. 
  a  To  drive  away  by  laughter;  as  to  laugh  away  regret. 
  b  To  waste  in  hilarity.  ``Pompey  doth  this  day  laugh 
  away  his  fortune.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  laugh  down}. 
  a  To  cause  to  cease  or  desist  by  laughter;  as  to  laugh 
  down  a  speaker. 
  b  To  cause  to  be  given  up  on  account  of  ridicule;  as  to 
  laugh  down  a  reform. 
 
  {To  laugh  one  out  of},  to  cause  one  by  laughter  or  ridicule 
  to  abandon  or  give  up  as  to  laugh  one  out  of  a  plan  or 
  purpose. 
 
  {To  laugh  to  scorn},  to  deride;  to  treat  with  mockery, 
  contempt,  and  scorn;  to  despise. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laugh  \Laugh\,  n. 
  An  expression  of  mirth  peculiar  to  the  human  species;  the 
  sound  heard  in  laughing;  laughter.  See  {Laugh},  v.  i. 
 
  And  the  loud  laugh  that  spoke  the  vacant  mind. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  That  man  is  a  bad  man  who  has  not  within  him  the  power 
  of  a  hearty  laugh.  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sardonic  \Sar*don"ic\,  a.  [F.  sardonique  L.  sardonius  Gr  ?, 
  ?,  perhaps  fr  ?  to  grin  like  a  dog,  or  from  a  certain  plant 
  of  Sardinia,  Gr  ?,  which  was  said  to  screw  up  the  face  of 
  the  eater.] 
  Forced;  unnatural;  insincere;  hence  derisive,  mocking, 
  malignant,  or  bitterly  sarcastic;  --  applied  only  to  a  laugh, 
  smile,  or  some  facial  semblance  of  gayety. 
 
  Where  strained,  sardonic  smiles  are  glozing  still  And 
  grief  is  forced  to  laugh  against  her  will  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  The  scornful,  ferocious,  sardonic  grin  of  a  bloody 
  ruffian.  --Burke. 
 
  {Sardonic  grin}  or  {laugh},  an  old  medical  term  for  a 
  spasmodic  affection  of  the  muscles  of  the  face,  giving  it 
  an  appearance  of  laughter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  laugh 
  n  1:  the  sound  of  laughing  [syn:  {laughter}] 
  2:  a  facial  expression  characteristic  of  a  person  laughing; 
  "his  face  wrinkled  in  a  silent  laugh  of  derision" 
  3:  a  humorous  anecdote  or  remark  [syn:  {joke},  {gag},  {jest},  {jape}, 
  {yak},  {wheeze}] 
  v  :  produce  laughter  [syn:  {express  joy},  {express  mirth}]  [ant: 
  {cry}] 




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