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lenient
adjective Etymology: Latin lenient-, leniens, present participle of lenire to soften, soothe, from lenis soft, mild; probably akin to Lithuanian lėnas tranquil — more at ...
leniently
adverb see lenient
Lenin
biographical name 1870-1924 originally Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Russian Communist leader
Lenin Peak
geographical name mountain 23,405 feet (7134 meters) on border between Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan; highest in Trans Alai Range
Leningrad
geographical name — see Saint Petersburg 2 • Leningrader noun
Leningrader
noun see Leningrad
Leninism
noun Date: 1918 the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Lenin; especially the theory and practice of communism developed by or associated ...
Leninist
noun or adjective see Leninism
Leninite
noun or adjective see Leninism
lenis
adjective Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, mild, smooth Date: circa 1897 produced with an articulation that is lax in relation to another speech sound
lenition
noun Etymology: Latin lenire Date: 1912 the change from fortis to lenis articulation
lenitive
adjective Etymology: Middle English lenitif, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin lenitivus, from Latin lenitus, past participle of lenire Date: 15th century alleviating ...
lenitively
adverb see lenitive
lenity
noun Date: 1548 the quality or state of being lenient ; clemency
Lenni-Lenape
also Leni-Lenape noun Etymology: Delaware (Unami dialects) lə̀ni-ləná•p•e Date: circa 1782 Delaware 1
Lennon
biographical name John (Winston) 1940-1980 British singer & songwriter
leno
noun Etymology: perhaps from French linon linen fabric, lawn, from Middle French lin flax, linen, from Latin linum flax Date: 1821 1. an open weave in which pairs of warp ...
Lens
geographical name city N France SW of Lille population 35,278
lens
I. noun Etymology: New Latin lent-, lens, from Latin, lentil; from its shape Date: 1673 1. a. a piece of transparent material (as glass) that has two opposite regular ...
lensed
adjective see lens I
lensless
adjective see lens I
lensman
noun Date: 1938 photographer
Lent
noun Etymology: Middle English lente springtime, Lent, from Old English lencten; akin to Old High German lenzin spring Date: 13th century the 40 weekdays from Ash ...
lentamente
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from lento slow Date: 1724 lento
lentando
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian Date: circa 1847 becoming slower — used as a direction in music
Lenten
adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or suitable for Lent; especially meager
lentic
adjective Etymology: Latin lentus sluggish Date: circa 1935 of, relating to, or living in still waters (as lakes, ponds, or swamps) — compare lotic
lenticel
noun Etymology: New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lent-, lens lentil Date: circa 1864 a loose aggregation of cells which penetrates the surface (as of a stem) of a ...
lenticular
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin lenticularis lentil-shaped, from lenticula lentil Date: 15th century 1. having the shape of a double-convex lens 2. of or ...
lenticule
noun Etymology: Latin lenticula Date: 1942 1. any of the minute lenses on the base side of a film used in stereoscopic or color photography 2. any of the tiny corrugations ...
lentil
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lentille, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lent-, lens Date: 13th century 1. a widely cultivated Eurasian annual ...
lentissimo
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, superlative of lento Date: circa 1903 at a very slow tempo — used as a direction in music
lentivirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin lentus slow + New Latin virus Date: 1979 any of a genus (Lentivirus) of retroviruses that cause slowly progressive often fatal human and ...
lento
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from lento, adjective, slow, from Latin lentus pliant, sluggish, slow — more at lithe Date: circa 1724 at a slow tempo — used ...
Leo
I. noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Leonis), literally, lion — more at lion Date: before 12th century 1. a northern constellation east of Cancer 2. a. the fifth sign of ...
Leominster
geographical name city central Massachusetts N of Worcester population 41,303
León
geographical name 1. (or León de los Aldamas) city central Mexico in Guanajuato population 872,453 2. city W Nicaragua population 90,897 3. region & ancient kingdom NW ...
León de los Aldamas
geographical name see León 1
Leonard
biographical name William Ellery 1876-1944 American educator & poet
Leonardesque
adjective see Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
biographical name 1452-1519 It. painter, sculptor, architect, & engineer • Leonardesque adjective
Leoncavallo
biographical name Ruggiero 1858-1919 Italian composer & librettist
leone
noun (plural leones or leone) Etymology: Sierra Leone Date: 1964 — see money table
Leone, Monte
geographical name mountain 11,657 feet (3553 meters) on border between Switzerland & Italy SW of Simplon Pass; highest in Lepontine Alps
Leonid
noun (plural Leonids or Leonides) Etymology: Latin Leon-, Leo; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Leo Date: 1876 any of the meteors in a meteor shower occurring ...
Leonidas
biographical name died 480 B.C. Greek hero; king of Sparta (490?-480)
leonine
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin leoninus, from leon-, leo Date: 14th century of, relating to, suggestive of, or resembling a lion
Leonine
adjective see Leo I
leopard
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lepart, leupart, from Late Latin leopardus, from Greek leopardos, from leōn lion + pardos leopard Date: 13th century 1. a ...
leopard cat
noun Date: 1866 a small spotted cat (Felis bengalensis) chiefly of southeastern Asia
leopard frog
noun Date: 1839 a common frog (Rana pipiens) of northern North America that is bright green or brown with large black white-margined blotches on the back; also a similar frog ...
leopard seal
noun Date: 1893 a spotted slate gray seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) especially of antarctic and subantarctic waters that feeds chiefly on krill, other seals, penguins, and fish
leopardess
noun see leopard
Leopardi
biographical name Giacomo 1798-1837 Italian poet
Leopold I
I. biographical name 1640-1705 king of Hungary (1655-1705) & Holy Roman emperor (1658-1705) II. biographical name 1790-1865 king of Belgium (1831-65)
Leopold II
I. biographical name 1747-1792 Holy Roman emperor (1790-92) II. biographical name 1835-1909 king of Belgium (1865-1909)
Leopold II, Lake
geographical name — see mai-ndombe (Lac)
Leopold III
biographical name 1901-1983 king of Belgium (1934-51)
Léopoldville
geographical name — see Kinshasa
leotard
noun Etymology: Jules Léotard, died 1870 French aerial gymnast Date: 1886 a close-fitting one-piece garment worn especially by dancers, acrobats, and aerialists; also ...
leotarded
adjective see leotard
LEP
abbreviation limited English proficiency; limited English proficient
Lepcha
noun (plural Lepcha or Lepchas) Date: 1819 1. a member of a people of Sikkim, India 2. the Tibeto-Burman language of the Lepcha people
leper
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lepre leprosy, from Late Latin lepra, from Greek, from lepein to peel; perhaps akin to Lithuanian lopas piece, scrap ...
lepid-
or lepido- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from lepid-, lepis scale, from lepein flake ; scale
lepido-
combining form see lepid-
lepidolite
noun Etymology: German Lepidolith, from lepid- + -lith Date: circa 1796 a variable form of mica used especially in glazes and enamels and as a source of lithium
lepidoptera
noun plural Date: circa 1773 insects that are lepidopterans
lepidopteran
noun Etymology: New Latin Lepidoptera, from lepid- + Greek pteron wing — more at feather Date: circa 1901 any of a large order (Lepidoptera) of insects comprising the ...
lepidopterist
noun Date: 1826 a specialist in lepidopterology
lepidopterological
adjective see lepidopterology
lepidopterologist
noun see lepidopterology
lepidopterology
noun Date: 1898 a branch of entomology concerned with lepidopterans • lepidopterological adjective • lepidopterologist noun
lepidopterous
adjective see lepidopteran
lepidote
noun Etymology: Greek lepidōtos scaly, from lepid-, lepis Date: circa 1836 a rhododendron with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves
Lepidus
biographical name Marcus Aemilius died 13(or 12) B.C. Roman triumvir
Lepontine Alps
geographical name range of central Alps on border between Switzerland & Italy — see leone (Monte)
leprechaun
noun Etymology: Irish leipreachán Date: 1604 a mischievous elf of Irish folklore usually believed to reveal the hiding place of treasure if caught • leprechaunish ...
leprechaunish
adjective see leprechaun
lepromatous
adjective Etymology: New Latin lepromat-, leproma leprous lesion, from Late Latin lepra Date: 1898 characterized by, exhibiting, or being leprosy with infective superficial ...
leprosarium
noun (plural -iums or leprosaria) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Late Latin leprosus Date: circa 1846 a hospital for leprosy patients
leprosy
noun Etymology: Middle English lepruse, from leprous Date: 15th century 1. a chronic infectious disease caused by a mycobacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) affecting especially ...
leprotic
adjective see leprosy
leprous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French leprus, from Late Latin leprosus, from lepra leprosy — more at leper Date: 13th century 1. a. infected with ...
leprously
adverb see leprous
leptin
noun Etymology: Greek leptos slender + English 1-in Date: 1995 a peptide hormone that is produced by fat cells and plays a role in body weight regulation by acting on the ...
Leptis Magna
geographical name ancient seaport N Africa near present-day Al Khums
leptocephalus
noun (plural leptocephali) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek leptos + kephalē head — more at cephalic Date: 1769 a long thin small-headed transparent pelagic first larva of ...
lepton
I. noun (plural lepta) Etymology: New Greek, from Greek, a small coin, from neuter of leptos peeled, slender, small, from lepein to peel — more at leper Date: circa 1741 a ...
leptonic
adjective see lepton II
leptospiral
adjective see leptospire
leptospire
noun Etymology: New Latin Leptospira, from Greek leptos + Latin spira coil — more at spire Date: 1952 any of a genus (Leptospira) of slender aerobic spiral-shaped ...
leptospirosis
noun (plural leptospiroses) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1926 any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals that are caused by infection with leptospires
leptotene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1912 a stage of meiotic prophase immediately preceding synapsis in which the chromosomes appear as fine discrete ...
Lérida
geographical name 1. province NE Spain in NW Catalonia area 4644 square miles (12,028 square kilometers), population 353,455 2. commune, its capital population 111,880
Lermontov
biographical name Mikhail Yuryevich 1814-1841 Russian poet & novelist
Lerner
biographical name Alan Jay 1918-1986 American dramatist & librettist
Lerwick
geographical name burgh & port N Scotland on Mainland Island in the Shetlands population 7223
Les Eyzies
geographical name commune SW central France SE of Périgueux
Lesage
biographical name Alain-René 1668-1747 French novelist & dramatist
lesbian
I. adjective Date: 1567 1. often capitalized of or relating to Lesbos 2. [from the reputed homosexual band associated with Sappho of Lesbos] of or relating to homosexuality ...
lesbianism
noun Date: 1870 female homosexuality
Lesbos
or Mytilene geographical name island Greece in the Aegean off NW Turkey area 630 square miles (1632 square kilometers), population 103,700
Leschetizky
biographical name Theodor 1830-1915 Polish pianist & composer
lese majesty
noun see lèse-majesté
lèse-majesté
or lese majesty noun Etymology: Middle French lese majesté, from Latin laesa majestas, literally, injured majesty Date: 1536 1. a. a crime (as treason) committed against ...
lesion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin laesion-, laesio, from laedere to injure Date: 15th century 1. injury, harm 2. an abnormal change in structure ...
lesioned
adjective see lesion
Lesotho
or formerly Basutoland geographical name country S Africa surrounded by Republic of South Africa; a constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth of Nations capital Maseru ...
lespedeza
noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from V. M. de Zespedes fl1785 Spanish governor of East Florida Date: 1884 any of a genus (Lespedeza) of herbaceous or shrubby plants of ...
less
I. adjective, comparative of (I)little Etymology: Middle English, partly from Old English lǣs, adverb & noun; partly from lǣssa, adjective; akin to Old Frisian lēs less ...
less and less
phrasal to a progressively smaller size or extent
less than
phrasal by no means ; not at all
lessee
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lessé, past participle of lesser to lease — more at lease Date: 15th century one that holds real or personal ...
lessen
verb (lessened; lessening) Date: 13th century intransitive verb to shrink in size, number, or degree ; decrease transitive verb 1. to reduce in size, extent, or degree ...
Lesseps
biographical name Ferdinand-Marie de 1805-1894 Vicomte de Lesseps French diplomat & promoter of Suez Canal
lesser
I. adjective Date: 13th century comparative of little I ; of less size, quality, degree, or significance ; of lower status II. adverb Date: 1539 less
Lesser Antilles
geographical name islands in the West Indies including the Virgin, Leeward, & Windward Islands, Trinidad, Barbados, Tobago, & islands in the S Caribbean N of Venezuela
Lesser Armenia
geographical name — see Little Armenia
lesser celandine
noun Date: circa 1890 a yellow-flowered Eurasian perennial herb (Ranunculus ficaria) of the buttercup family naturalized in North America
lesser cornstalk borer
noun Date: circa 1925 a pyralid moth (Elasmopalpus lignosellus) having slender greenish larvae that burrow in the stalk especially of Indian corn near ground level
lesser panda
noun Date: 1943 red panda
lesser peach tree borer
noun Date: circa 1924 a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) whose larva bores into the wood of stone-fruit trees and especially the peach
Lesser Slave Lake
geographical name lake Canada in central Alberta draining through the Lesser Slave River to Athabasca River area 461 square miles (1199 square kilometers)
Lesser Sunda Islands
geographical name — see Sunda Islands
lesser yellowlegs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1903 a common American marsh and shore bird (Tringa flavipes) that closely resembles the greater yellowlegs in ...
Lessing
I. biographical name Doris (May) 1919- Doris May Tayler British writer II. biographical name Gotthold Ephraim 1729-1781 German critic & dramatist
lesson
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French leçon, from Late Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin, act of reading, from legere to read — more at legend Date: 13th ...
lessor
noun Etymology: Middle English lessour, from Anglo-French, from lesser to lease Date: 14th century one that conveys property by lease
lest
conjunction Etymology: Middle English les the, leste, from Old English thȳ lǣs the, from thȳ (instrumental of thæt that) + lǣs + the, relative particle Date: before 12th ...
let
I. transitive verb (letted; letted or let; letting) Etymology: Middle English letten, from Old English lettan to delay, hinder; akin to Old High German lezzen to delay, hurt, ...
let alone
I. phrasal to leave undisturbed ; also to leave to oneself II. conjunction Date: 1765 to say nothing of ; not to mention — used especially to emphasize the ...
let down
transitive verb Date: 12th century 1. to allow to descend gradually 2. a. to fail to support b. disappoint
let fly
phrasal 1. to hurl an object 2. to give unrestrained expression to an emotion or utterance
let go
phrasal 1. to dismiss from employment 2. to abandon self-restraint ; let fly 3. to relax or release one's hold — used with of 4. to fail to take care of ; ...
let it all hang out
phrasal to reveal one's true feelings ; act without dissimulation
let on
intransitive verb Date: 1725 1. to make acknowledgment ; admit 2. to reveal a secret 3. pretend
let one have it
phrasal to subject to vigorous assault
let one's hair down
phrasal to act without pretense or self-restraint
let out
intransitive verb Date: 1888 to conclude a session or performance
let rip
phrasal 1. to utter or release without restraint
let the cat out of the bag
phrasal to give away a secret
let up
intransitive verb Date: 1787 1. a. to diminish or slow down ; slacken b. cease, stop 2. to become less severe — used with on
let's
Date: 1567 let us
letch
noun Etymology: back-formation from letcher, alteration of lecher Date: 1757 1. craving; specifically sexual desire 2. [by shortening & alteration] lecher
letdown
noun Date: 1768 1. a. discouragement, disappointment b. a slackening of effort ; relaxation 2. the descent of an aircraft or spacecraft to the point at which a ...
lethal
I. adjective Etymology: Latin letalis, lethalis, from letum death Date: circa 1604 1. a. of, relating to, or causing death b. capable of causing death 2. gravely ...
lethal factor
noun see lethal gene
lethal gene
noun Date: 1939 a gene that in some (as homozygous) conditions may prevent development or cause the death of an organism or its germ cells — called also lethal factor, ...
lethal mutant
noun see lethal gene
lethal mutation
noun see lethal gene
lethality
noun see lethal I
lethally
adverb see lethal I
lethargic
adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characterized by lethargy ; sluggish 2. indifferent, apathetic • lethargically adverb
lethargically
adverb see lethargic
lethargy
noun Etymology: Middle English litargie, from Medieval Latin litargia, from Late Latin lethargia, from Greek lēthargia, from lēthargos forgetful, lethargic, irregular from ...
Lethbridge
geographical name city Canada in S Alberta population 67,374
lethe
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Lēthē, from lēthē forgetfulness; akin to Greek lanthanein to escape notice, lanthanesthai to forget — more at latent Date: 14th century ...
lethean
adjective see lethe
Leticia
geographical name town SE Colombia on the Amazon population 32,700
Lett
noun Etymology: German Lette, ultimately from Latvian latvis Date: 1589 Latvian 2
letter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lettre, from Latin littera letter of the alphabet, litterae, plural, epistle, literature Date: 13th century 1. a symbol ...
letter bomb
noun Date: 1973 an explosive device concealed in an envelope and mailed to the intended victim
letter box
noun Date: 1772 British mailbox 1
letter carrier
noun Date: circa 1552 a person who delivers mail
letter of credence
Date: 14th century a formal document attesting to the power of a diplomatic agent to act for the issuing government — called also letters of credence
letter of credit
Date: 1645 1. a letter addressed by a banker to a correspondent certifying that a person named therein is entitled to draw on the writer's credit up to a certain sum 2. a ...
letter of intent
Date: circa 1942 a written statement of the intention to enter into a formal agreement
letter sheet
noun Date: 1845 a sheet of stationery that can be folded and sealed with the message inside to form its own envelope
letter-perfect
adjective Date: 1845 correct to the smallest detail; especially verbatim
letterbox
adjective see letterboxed
letterboxed
also letterbox adjective Etymology: perhaps from the resemblance of the picture on the TV screen or the bands above and below the picture to slots in a mailbox Date: 1989 of ...
letterboxing
noun see letterboxed
lettered
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. learned, educated b. of, relating to, or characterized by learning ; cultured 2. inscribed with or as if with letters
letterer
noun see letter II
letterform
noun Date: 1908 the shape of a letter of an alphabet especially from the standpoint of design or development
letterhead
noun Date: circa 1887 1. stationery printed or engraved usually with the name and address of an organization; also a sheet of such stationery 2. the heading at the top of ...
lettering
noun Date: 1789 letters used in an inscription
letterman
noun Date: 1926 an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport
letterpress
noun Date: circa 1765 1. the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface 2. chiefly British text (as of ...
letters close
noun plural Date: 1891 letters issued by a government or sovereign to a private person in a private matter
letters of administration
Date: 15th century a letter evidencing the right of an administrator to administer the goods or estate of a deceased person
letters of credence
see letter of credence
letters of marque
Date: 15th century written authority granted to a private person by a government to seize the subjects of a foreign state or their goods; specifically a license granted to a ...
letters patent
noun plural Date: 14th century a writing (as from a sovereign) that confers on a designated person a grant in a form open for public inspection
letterspacing
noun Date: 1917 insertion of space between the letters of a word
Lettish
I. adjective Date: 1831 of or relating to the Latvians or their language II. noun Date: 1841 Latvian 1
lettre de cachet
noun (plural lettres de cachet) Etymology: French, literally, letter with a seal Date: 1718 a letter bearing an official seal and usually authorizing imprisonment without ...
lettuce
noun Etymology: Middle English letuse, from Anglo-French letuse, probably from plural of letue lettuce plant, from Latin lactuca, from lact-, lac milk; from its milky juice — ...
letup
noun Date: 1837 a lessening of effort, activity, or intensity
leu
noun (plural lei) Etymology: Romanian, literally, lion, from Latin leo — more at lion Date: 1879 — see money table
leuc-
or leuco- chiefly British variant of leuk-
leucine
noun Etymology: French, from leuc- leuk- Date: 1826 a white crystalline essential amino acid C6H13NO2 obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins
leucite
noun Etymology: German Leuzit, from leuz- leuk- Date: 1799 a white or gray mineral consisting of a silicate of potassium and aluminum and occurring in igneous rocks • ...
leucitic
adjective see leucite
leuco-
see leuc-
leucocidin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary leuc- + -cide + 1-in Date: 1894 a bacterial substance that destroys white blood cells
leucoplast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 a colorless plastid especially in the cytoplasm of interior plant tissues that is potentially capable of ...
Leuctra
geographical name ancient village Greece in Boeotia SW of Thebes
leuk-
or leuko- combining form Etymology: New Latin leuc-, leuco-, from Greek leuk-, leuko-, from leukos — more at light 1. white ; colorless ; weakly colored 2. leukocyte ...
leukaemia
chiefly British variant of leukemia
leukaemogenesis
chiefly British variant of leukemogenesis
leukemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1855 an acute or chronic disease in humans and other warm-blooded animals characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of white ...
leukemic
adjective or noun see leukemia
leukemogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1942 induction or production of leukemia • leukemogenic adjective
leukemogenic
adjective see leukemogenesis
leukemoid
adjective Date: 1926 resembling leukemia but not involving the same changes in the blood-forming organs
leuko-
combining form see leuk-
leukocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 white blood cell • leukocytic adjective
leukocytic
adjective see leukocyte
leukocytosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1866 an increase in the number of white blood cells in the circulating blood
leukodystrophy
noun (plural -phies) Date: 1960 any of several genetically determined diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral ...
leukopenia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1898 a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low • leukopenic adjective
leukopenic
adjective see leukopenia
leukoplakia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from leuk- + Greek plak-, plax flat surface — more at fluke Date: circa 1888 an abnormal condition in which thickened white patches of epithelium ...
leukoplakic
adjective see leukoplakia
leukopoiesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1913 the formation of white blood cells • leukopoietic adjective
leukopoietic
adjective see leukopoiesis
leukorrhea
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1797 a whitish viscid discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or congestion of the mucous membrane • leukorrheal ...
leukorrheal
adjective see leukorrhea
leukosis
noun (plural leukoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1922 leukemia; especially any of various leukemic diseases of poultry
leukotomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1937 lobotomy
leukotriene
noun Date: 1979 any of a group of eicosanoids that participate in allergic responses (as bronchial constriction)
Leutze
biographical name Emanuel 1816-1868 American (German-born) painter
Leuven
geographical name — see Louvain
lev
noun (plural leva) Etymology: Bulgarian, literally, lion Date: circa 1900 — see money table
Lev
or Levit abbreviation Leviticus
lev-
or levo- combining form Etymology: French lévo-, from Latin laevus left; akin to Greek laios left 1. levorotatory 2. to the left
Levallois-Perret
geographical name commune N France on the Seine, NW suburb of Paris population 47,788
Levalloisian
adjective Etymology: Levallois-Perret, suburb of Paris, France Date: 1932 of or relating to a Middle Paleolithic culture characterized by a technique of manufacturing tools ...
levamisole
noun Etymology: perhaps from lev- + -amisole (alteration of imidazole) Date: 1969 an anthelmintic drug C11H12N2S administered in the form of its hydrochloride that also ...
levant
intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps from Spanish levantar to break camp, ultimately from Latin levare Date: 1797 chiefly British to run away from a debt
Levant
geographical name the countries bordering on the E Mediterranean • Levantine adjective or noun
Levant States
geographical name — see Syria 2
Levant storax
noun Date: 1937 storax 1a
levanter
noun Date: 1668 1. capitalized a native or inhabitant of the Levant 2. a strong easterly Mediterranean wind
Levantine
adjective or noun see Levant
levator
noun (plural levatores or levators) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin levare to raise — more at lever Date: 1615 a muscle that serves to raise a body part — compare ...
levee
I. noun Etymology: French lever, from Middle French, act of arising, from (se) lever to rise Date: 1672 1. a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed 2. ...
level
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, plumb line, from Anglo-French livel, from Vulgar Latin *libellum, alteration of Latin libella, from diminutive of libra weight, balance Date: ...
level best
phrasal very best
level crossing
noun Date: circa 1841 British grade crossing
level of significance
Date: 1925 the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis in a statistical test when it is true — called also significance level
level off
intransitive verb Date: 1917 to approach or reach a steady rate, volume, or amount ; stabilize
leveler
or leveller noun Date: 1598 1. one that levels 2. a. capitalized one of a group of radicals arising during the English Civil War and advocating equality before the law ...
levelheaded
adjective Date: 1879 having or showing sound judgment ; sensible • levelheadedness noun
levelheadedness
noun see levelheaded
leveling rod
noun Date: 1855 a graduated rod used in measuring the vertical distance between a point on the ground and the line of sight of a surveyor's level
leveller
noun see leveler
levelly
adverb see level III
levelness
noun see level III
Leven, Loch
geographical name 1. inlet of Loch Linnhe W Scotland 2. lake 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) long E Scotland SSE of Perth
Lever
biographical name Charles James 1806-1872 British novelist
lever
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French levier, lever, from lever to raise, from Latin levare, from levis light in weight — more at light Date: 14th century 1. ...
leverage
I. noun Date: 1830 1. the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it 2. power, effectiveness 3. the use of credit to enhance one's speculative ...
leveraged
adjective Date: 1953 1. having a high proportion of debt relative to equity 2. of the purchase of a company made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the ...
leveret
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, hare skin, from levere, levre hare, from Latin lepor-, lepus Date: 15th century a hare in its first year
Leverkusen
geographical name city W Germany on the Rhine SE of Düsseldorf population 161,147
Levi
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Hebrew Lēwī Date: before 12th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of the priestly tribe of Levi
Levi's
trademark — used especially for blue denim jeans
Levi-Montalcini
biographical name Rita 1909- American (Italian-born) neurologist
Lévi-Strauss
biographical name Claude 1908- French (Belgian-born) social anthropologist • Lévi-Straussian adjective
Lévi-Straussian
adjective see Lévi-Strauss
leviable
adjective Date: 15th century capable of being levied or levied upon
leviathan
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyāthān Date: 14th century 1. a. often capitalized a sea monster defeated by Yahweh in various scriptural ...

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