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Laban Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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n : hungarian choreographer who developed labanotation (1879-1958) [syn: laban, rudolph laban]

1. the son of bethuel, who was the son of nahor, abraham's brother. he lived at haran in mesopotamia. his sister rebekah was isaac's wife (gen. 24). jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the house of laban, whose daughters leah and rachel (ch. 29) he eventually married. (see jacob.)
2. a city in the arabian desert in the route of the israelites (deut. 1:1), probably identical with libnah (num. 33:20).
white; shining; gentle; brittle

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 rudolph laban 
WordNet 2.0

1. Hungarian choreographer who developed Labanotation (1879-1958)
(synonym) Rudolph Laban
(hypernym) choreographer
Laban Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bible Dream Dictionary
God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad."
Laban Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Laban may refer to:
  • Laban (Bible), a figure in the Book of Genesis
  • Laban (Book of Mormon), a figure in the Book of Mormon
  • Lilla spöket Laban (The Little Ghost Godfrey), a Swedish children's book character
  • Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle of Democratic Filipinos), a political party in the Philippines
  • Lakas ng Bayan (People's Power), a former political party in the Philippines that was known by the acronym, LABAN (meaning "Fight")
  • Laban sign, a Filipino hand gesture
  • Laban (band), a 1980s Eurodance duo
  • Labneh, a traditional Arabic strained yogurt, also known as laban
  • Leben, buttermilk commonly referred to as Laban in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf
  • Laban Movement Analysis, a system for describing movement

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Lakas ng Bayan was a political party in the Philippines formed by Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. for the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa regional elections. The party had 21 candidates for the Metro Manila area, all of whom lost due to widespread election fraud. The party's acronym, "LABAN", is a Filipino word meaning "fight".

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Laban Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
ABC of Arabic Cuisine
Tangy-tasting sour milk drink widely used in cooking as a substitute for milk
Laban Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
white. (1.) The son of Bethuel, who was the son of Nahor, Abraham's brother. He lived at Haran in Mesopotamia. His sister Rebekah was Isaac's wife (Gen. 24). Jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the house of Laban, whose daughters Leah and Rachel (ch. 29) he eventually married. (See JACOB.) (2.) A city in the Arabian desert in the route of the Israelites (Deut. 1:1), probably identical with Libnah (Num. 33:20).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

→ Son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah and father of Leah and Rachel. (B.C. about 1860-1740.) The elder branch of the family remained at Haran, Mesopotamia, when Abraham removed to the land of Canaan, and it is there that we first meet with Laban, as taking the leading part in the betrothal of his sister Rebekah to her cousin Isaac. (Genesis 24:10,29-60; 27:43; 29:5) The next time Laban appears in the sacred narrative it is as the host of his nephew Jacob at Haran. (Genesis 29:13,14) See: Jacob Jacob married Rachel and Leah, daughters of Laban, and remained with him 20 years, B.C. 1760-1740. But Laban's dishonest and overreaching practice toward his nephew shows from what source Jacob inherited his tendency to sharp dealing. Nothing is said of Laban after Jacob left him.
→ One of the landmarks named in the obscure and disputed passage (1:1) The mention of Hezeroth has perhaps led to the only conjecture regarding Laban of which the writer is aware, namely, that it is identical with Libnah. (Numbers 33:20)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
white; shining; gentle; brittle
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About