Lessing

biographical name (1)
Les·​sing | \ˈle-siŋ \

Definition of Lessing 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Doris (May) 1919–2013 née Tayler British writer

Lessing

biographical name (2)

Definition of Lessing (Entry 2 of 2)

Gotthold Ephraim 1729–1781 German critic and dramatist

Learn More about Lessing

Statistics for Lessing

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Lessing

What made you want to look up Lessing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!