lase

verb
\ ˈlāz How to pronounce lase (audio) \
lased; lasing

Definition of lase

intransitive verb

: to emit coherent light

Examples of lase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is that the burnt and recovered material form their own wave that has a wavelength and frequency that corresponds to the difference between the two (or more) colors that lase. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Laser-powered cell phone transmitters could be in your future," 9 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lase.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of lase

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lase

back-formation from laser

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lase

Statistics for lase

Cite this Entry

“Lase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lase. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on lase

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!