(noun, interjection)


1. (dated) An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.


1. the collection of rules imposed by authority

- civilization presupposes respect for the law

Similar word(s): jurisprudence

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity

- there is a law against kidnapping

Definition categories: communication, instrument

3. a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

Definition categories: thought, concept, conception, construct

4. a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

- the laws of thermodynamics

Definition categories: thought, concept, conception, construct

5. the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

Similar word(s): jurisprudence

Definition categories: thought, philosophy

6. the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

- he studied law at Yale

Definition categories: act

7. the force of policemen and officers

- the law came looking for him

Similar word(s): constabulary, police

Definition categories: group, force, personnel

Sentences with law as a noun:

- By law, one is not allowed to own a wallaby in New York City.

- A new law forbids driving on that road.

- "Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you" is a good law to follow.

- Newton's third law of motion states that to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. This is one of several laws derived from his general theory expounded in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

- Here comes the law — run!