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Lar \Lar\ (l[aum]r), n.; pl. Lares, sometimes Lars. [L.] (Rom. Myth.) A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of a house; household gods. Hence, (Fig.): Hearth or dwelling house.

Nor will she her dear Lar forget, Victorious by his benefit.

The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.

Looking backward in vain toward their Lares and lands.


Lares \La"res\, n. pl. See 1st Lar.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"Roman tutelary gods, household deities," Latin, plural of lar.


n. (plural of lar English)

Lares -- U.S. Municipio in Puerto Rico
Population (2000): 34415
Housing Units (2000): 12060
Land area (2000): 61.462843 sq. miles (159.188026 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.184674 sq. miles (0.478304 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 61.647517 sq. miles (159.666330 sq. km)
Located within: Puerto Rico (PR), FIPS 72
Location: 18.274444 N, 66.867619 W
Lares, PR
Lares Municipio
Lares Municipio, PR
For the flag carrier airline of Romania, see TAROM. For the satellite, see LARES (satellite)

LARES is an electronic sound enhancement system that uses microprocessors to control multiple loudspeakers and microphones placed around a performance space for the purpose of providing active acoustic treatment. LARES was invented in Massachusetts in 1988, by engineers working at Lexicon, Inc.

LARES was given its own company division in 1988: LARES Associates. Since then, hundreds of LARES systems have been used in concert spaces and performance venues, from temporary outdoor music festivals to permanent indoor symphony halls.

The LARES system has been incorporated into prefabricated practice room products offered by Wenger Corporation, and related sound-shaping algorithms, based on the LARES research, have been implemented by Lexicon for home and professional listening spaces. In 2008, LARES was reorganized into E-coustic Systems, offering the familiar LARES products alongside new conference room and sound reinforcement systems.

Lares (disambiguation)

Lar(e(s)) can refer to :

  • Lares, (plural of Latin Lar) Roman household gods
  • Lares, Africa, an Ancient city, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in present Tunisia
  • Lares, Puerto Rico, a town in Puerto Rico
  • LARES is a former name of the Romanian airline TAROM
  • LARES, an electroacoustic enhancement system
  • LARES (satellite), a scientific satellite launched by the Italian Space Agency

Lare may refer to :

  • Lare (woreda), a woreda (district) in Ethiopia
  • the Lare dialect of the Gallong language, spoken in Northeast India
LARES (satellite)

LARES (acronym for Laser Relativity Satellite) (COSPAR ID 2012-006A) is an Italian Space Agency scientific satellite launched from the ESA Guiana Space Centre of Kourou, French Guiana, by the maiden flight of the European launch vehicle Vega on 13 February 2012.

The LARES satellite is the densest known object orbiting in the Solar System.

Usage examples of "lares".

What the men knew would happen, did: Lares Taborn, taking exception to the vulgar nickname, roared and charged like an enraged bull.

When Lares pulled Cree down on top of him and flipped the Reaper head-over-heels behind him, Raine could do no more than grunt with wonder as the Rysalian rolled to his feet, and without thought, spun around and dropped down on the dark man like a boulder.

His worry turned to anticipation as the Reaper thrust out his left leg and swept Lares from his feet.

He leaned forward, lowered his voice once more so only Lares might hear.

As the three Diabolusians began moving toward the rock pile, Lares showed up as if by dark magic.

He did not want to entertain the notion-such as the one Lares Taborn had put into his mind-that his woman could belong to the infamous group that was intent on driving him crazy and destroying the world as he knew it.

Thorne had managed to pull Kahn off Lares before McGregor reached Cree.

Arbra and Hern Belvoir, and the two Princes, Raine McGregor and Lares Taborn.

Glaucus, inclining reverentially to a beautiful image of the god placed in the centre of the table, at the corners of which stood the Lares and the salt-holders.

Didst thou not tell me that thy soul shook with remorse when thou wert compelled to place even a crumb of cake before the Lares that watch over yon impluvium?

So the crossroads were put under the protection of the Lares, shrines were built to the Lares at every crossroads even before there were fountains.

And at dawn of the third day he set sail for Italy, having offered a costly sacrifice to the Lares Permarini on the seashore just as light began to filter into the eastern rim of the world.

For the sake of convenience, I have located the College of Lictors behind the temple of the Lares Praestites on the eastern side of the Forum Romanum, but there is no factual evidence of this at all.

I have located the College of Lictors behind the temple of the Lares Praestites on the eastern side of the Forum Romanum adjacent to the great inn on the corner of the Clivus Orbius, but there is no factual evidence to support this location.

Like the Lares, the Di Penates eventually acquired a form, shape and sex, and were depicted as two youths, usually bronze statuettes.