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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 laugh /ˈlæf, ˈlɑf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Laugh v. i. [imp. & p. p. Laughed p. pr. & vb. n. Laughing.]
 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, To laugh up one's sleeve, to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at.
 To laugh out, to laugh in spite of some restraining influence; to laugh aloud.
 To laugh out of the other corner of the mouth or To laugh out of the other side of the mouth, to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or disappointment after hilarity or exaltation. [Slang]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 intended to provoke laughter;
         "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags";
         "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown
         jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some
         ascertainable point" [syn: joke, gag, jest, jape]
      v : produce laughter [syn: express joy, express mirth] [ant: