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Leper definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEP'ER, n. [L. lepra, leprosy. Gr.] A person affected with leprosy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person afflicted with leprosy [syn: leper, lazar]
2: a pariah who is avoided by others

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lepre leprosy, from Late Latin lepra, from Greek, from lepein to peel; perhaps akin to Lithuanian lopas piece, scrap Date: 14th century 1. a person affected with leprosy 2. a person shunned for moral or social reasons

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person suffering from leprosy. 2 a person shunned on moral grounds. Etymology: ME, prob. attrib. use of leper leprosy f. OF lepre f. L lepra f. Gk, fem. of lepros scaly f. lepos scale

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Leper 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lepers) 1. A leper is a person who has leprosy. N-COUNT 2. If you refer to someone as a leper, you mean that people in their community avoid them because they have done something that has shocked or offended people. The newspaper article had branded her a social leper not fit to be seen in company. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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



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