Main definitions of lab in English

: lab1Lab2

lab1

Pronunciation /lab/ /læb/

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noun

informal
  • A laboratory.

    • ‘a science lab’
    • ‘We can get different types of mice for our lab experiments until we run out of names for them.’
    • ‘A friend who also used to work at the Help Desk ran into me at one of the campus labs one evening.’
    • ‘Let me describe the sort of experiment that's being done in a lot of labs right now.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the number of residential hydroponic labs is on the increase.’
    • ‘All the lab equipment is up for grabs or a whole lab could be adopted and named after a company or founder.’
    • ‘Further remodelling and improvement to the science labs is due to take place this term.’
    • ‘We test white mice and worms in labs and we do experiments on sheep and monkeys.’
    • ‘I knew that was why they always told us not to eat or drink in the science labs.’
    • ‘In December the upper school was hit when arsonists set fire to the science lab.’
    • ‘The lab has been compiling data from primary care workers and hospital labs in Scotland.’
    • ‘We begin at a real crime scene, move through the forensic labs and a morgue, and end in a courtroom.’
    • ‘The leak occurs when animal rights activists break into the lab and free the lab's chimps.’
    • ‘If you think that isn't cool enough, my dad studies viruses for the medical lab in Atlanta.’
    • ‘The debate about cloning is about scientists trying to create clones in a lab from an adult animal or human.’
    • ‘The secondary students at GIS are enjoying their science lessons in new science labs.’
    • ‘The protesters believe that any action that results in the saving of animals from the labs is justified.’
    • ‘The samples are tested each month in Ministry labs but at the city's expense.’
    • ‘We all braced ourselves for the shrill scream of an alarm when Joseph hurled a brick at the window of one of the science labs.’
    • ‘She added that during the operation a number of labs, explosives caches and other materiel had been seized.’
    • ‘In the new building we all lost touch with each other as we disappeared into labs and offices separated by miles of corridors.’

Origin

Late 19th century abbreviation.

Main definitions of Lab in English

: lab1Lab2

Lab2

Pronunciation /lab/ /læb/

Translate Lab into Spanish

noun

informal
  • A Labrador dog.

    • ‘I bought this Black Lab for my five year old granddaughter.’