laager
noun Etymology: obsolete Afrikaans lager (now laer), from German Lager, from Old High German legar couch — more at lair Date: 1850 1. South African camp; especially an encampment protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles 2. a defensive position, policy, or attitude • laager intransitive verb

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  • Laager — ist der Familienname von Fridolin Laager (1883–1975), Schweizer Politiker der Bauern ,Gewerbe und Bürgerpartei (BGB) Gustav Laager (1867–1931), Schweizer Unternehmer Victor Laager (1900–1985), Schweizer Unternehmer Laager ist ein Begriff, der in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Laager — Laa ger, v. t. & i. [From {Laager}, n.] To form into, or camp in, a laager, or protected camp. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laager — [lä′gər] n. [Afrik < Ger lager, Du leger, a camp: see LAIR] South Afr. a temporary camp within an encircling barricade of wagons, etc. vt. to form into a laager vi. to camp in a laager …   English World dictionary

  • laager — laa ger (l[add] g[ e]r or l[aum] g[ e]r), n. [D., also leger. Cf. 2d {Leaguer}, {Lair}.] A camp, especially one surrounded by a circular formation of travelers wagons for temporary defense. [South Africa] Syn: lager. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Wagons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laager — Wagenburg redirects here. For trailer park Wagenburg, see trailer park. For the museum in Vienna, see Wagenburg (museum). The Hussite Wagenburg …   Wikipedia

  • laager — /ˈlagə/ (say lahguh) South African –noun 1. a camp or encampment, especially within a circle of wagons. –verb (t) 2. to arrange as a laager. –verb (i) 3. to encamp in a laager. Also, lager. {Afrikaans, variant of lager, related to German …   Australian English dictionary

  • laager — n. & v. n. 1 esp. S.Afr. a camp or encampment, esp. formed by a circle of wagons. 2 Mil. a park for armoured vehicles. v. 1 tr. a form (vehicles) into a laager. b encamp (people) in a laager. 2 intr. encamp. Etymology: Afrik. f. Du. leger: see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laager — /lah geuhr/, South African. n. 1. a camp or encampment, esp. within a protective circle of wagons. v.t., v.i. 2. to arrange or encamp in a laager. Also, lager. [1840 50; < Afrik laer, earlier lager; c. G Lager camp. See LAIR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • laager — [ lα:gə] S. African noun 1》 historical an encampment formed by a circle of wagons. 2》 an entrenched position or viewpoint. verb historical form into a laager. Origin S. Afr. Du., from Du. leger, lager camp ; cf. lager, lair1, and leaguer2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • laager — laa•ger [[t]ˈlɑ gər[/t]] n. south african 1) brit. an encampment, esp. within a protective circle of wagons 2) brit. to camp in a laager • Etymology: 1840–50; < Afrik laer, earlier lager; see lair …   From formal English to slang

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