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lady-in-waiting
noun (plural ladies-in-waiting) Date: circa 1860 a lady of a queen's or a princess's household appointed to wait on her
lady-killer
noun Date: circa 1810 a man who is extremely attractive to women
ladybird
noun see ladybug
ladybird beetle
noun see ladybug
ladybug
noun Etymology: Our Lady, the Virgin Mary Date: 1699 any of numerous small nearly hemispherical often brightly colored often spotted beetles (family Coccinellidae) of ...
ladyfinger
noun Date: 1820 a small finger-shaped sponge cake
ladyfish
noun Date: 1712 1. bonefish 1 2. a large silvery bony fish (Elops saurus) of the western Atlantic that is related to the tarpon and is often caught for sport
ladylike
adjective Date: 1586 1. becoming or suitable to a lady 2. resembling a lady in appearance or manners ; well-bred 3. a. feeling or showing too much concern about ...
ladylove
noun Date: 1733 sweetheart, mistress
ladyship
noun Date: 13th century the condition of being a lady ; rank of lady — used as a title for a woman having the rank of lady
Ladysmith
geographical name city E Republic of South Africa in W KwaZulu-Natal population 28,920
Lae
geographical name city Papua New Guinea on Huon Gulf population 80,655
Laertes
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Laertēs Date: circa 1565 1. the father of Odysseus in Greek mythology 2. the son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia in Shakespeare's ...
Laetare Sunday
noun Etymology: Latin laetare, singular imperative of laetari to rejoice Date: circa 1870 the fourth Sunday in Lent
laetrile
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: laevorotary (levorotary) + nitrile Date: 1953 a drug derived especially from apricot pits that contains amygdalin and has been used ...
Lafayette
I. biographical name Marquis de 1757-1834 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier French general & statesman II. geographical name 1. city W California E of Berkeley ...
Laffite
or Lafitte biographical name Jean circa 1780-circa 1826 French pirate in America
Lafitte
biographical name see Laffite
LaFontaine
biographical name Sir Louis Hippolyte 1807-1864 Canadian politician
lag
I. noun Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect lagga to go slowly Date: 1514 1. one that lags or is last 2. a. the act or the condition of ...
Lag b'Omer
noun Etymology: Hebrew, 33d in Omer Date: 1874 a Jewish holiday falling on the 33d day of the Omer and commemorating the heroism of Bar Kokhba and Akiba ben Joseph
lagan
also lagend noun Etymology: Middle French lagan or Medieval Latin laganum debris washed up from the sea Date: 1641 goods thrown into the sea with a buoy attached so that they ...
Lagash
geographical name ancient city of Sumer between the Euphrates & the Tigris at modern village of Telloh \te-ˈlō\ in S Iraq
lagend
noun see lagan
lager
noun Etymology: German Lagerbier beer made for storage, from Lager storehouse + Bier beer Date: 1852 a beer brewed by slow fermentation and matured under refrigeration
Lagerkvist
biographical name Pär Fabian 1891-1974 Swedish dramatist, poet, & novelist
Lagerlöf
biographical name Selma Ottiliana Lovisa 1858-1940 Swedish novelist & poet
laggard
I. adjective Date: 1702 lagging or tending to lag ; dilatory • laggardly adverb or adjective • laggardness noun II. noun Date: 1705 one that lags or lingers
laggardly
adverb or adjective see laggard I
laggardness
noun see laggard I
lagger
noun see lag II
lagging
noun Date: 1851 a lag or material used for making lags: as a. material for thermal insulation especially around a cylindrical object b. planking used especially for ...
lagniappe
noun Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added Date: 1844 a small gift given a ...
Lago d'Averno
geographical name see Avernus, Lake
Lagoa dos Patos
geographical name — see patos (Lagoa dos)
lagomorph
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form Date: 1882 any of an order (Lagomorpha) of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the ...
lagoon
noun Etymology: French & Italian; French lagune, from Italian laguna, from Latin lacuna pit, pool, from lacus lake Date: 1673 1. a shallow sound, channel, or pond near or ...
lagoonal
adjective see lagoon
Lagos
geographical name city & port SW Nigeria on an offshore island in Bight of Benin & on mainland opposite the island; its former capital population 1,340,000
Lagrange
biographical name Joseph-Louis 1736-1813 Comte de Lagrange French mathematician
Lagrangian
noun Etymology: Joseph-Louis Lagrange Date: 1929 a function that describes the state of a dynamic system in terms of position coordinates and their time derivatives and that ...
Laguna Beach
geographical name city SW California SE of Long Beach population 23,727
Laguna Hills
geographical name city S California SE of Santa Ana population 31,178
Laguna Madre
geographical name — see madre (Laguna)
Laguna Niguel
geographical name city S California population 61,891
lah-de-dah
variant of la-di-da
lah-dee-dah
variant of la-di-da
lah-di-dah
variant of la-di-da
lahar
noun Etymology: Javanese Date: 1929 a moving fluid mass composed of volcanic debris and water
Lahnda
noun Date: 1901 an Indo-Aryan dialect group of eastern Pakistan
Lahore
geographical name city Pakistan in E Punjab province near the Ravi population 2,922,000
Lahti
geographical name city S Finland NNE of Helsinki population 93,132
laic
I. adjective see laical II. noun see laical
laical
or laic adjective Etymology: Late Latin laicus, from Late Greek laïkos, from Greek, of the people, from laos people Date: 1562 of or relating to the laity ; secular • ...
laically
adverb see laical
laicism
noun Date: circa 1909 a political system characterized by the exclusion of ecclesiastical control and influence
laicization
noun see laicize
laicize
transitive verb (laicized; laicizing) Date: 1870 1. to reduce to lay status 2. to put under the direction of or open to the laity • laicization noun
laid
past and past participle of lay
laid paper
noun Date: 1839 paper watermarked with fine lines running across the grain — compare wove paper
laid-back
adjective Date: 1969 having a relaxed style or character • laid-backness noun
laid-backness
noun see laid-back
lain
past participle of lie
Laing
biographical name R(onald) D(avid) 1927-1989 British psychiatrist • Laingian adjective
Laingian
adjective see Laing
lair
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English leger; akin to Old High German legar bed, Old English licgan to lie — more at lie Date: before 12th century 1. dialect ...
laird
noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) lord, lard lord Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish a landed proprietor • lairdly adjective
lairdly
adjective see laird
laisser-aller
foreign term see laissez-aller
laisser-faire
chiefly British variant of laissez-faire
laisser-passer
chiefly British variant of laissez-passer
laissez-aller
or laisser-aller foreign term Etymology: French letting go ; lack of restraint
laissez-faire
noun Etymology: French laissez faire, imperative of laisser faire to let (people) do (as they choose) Date: 1825 1. a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic ...
laissez-passer
noun Etymology: French, from laissez passer let (someone) pass Date: 1914 permit, pass
laitance
noun Etymology: French, from lait milk, from Latin lact-, lac — more at galaxy Date: circa 1902 an accumulation of fine particles on the surface of fresh concrete due to an ...
laity
noun Etymology: 5lay Date: 15th century 1. the people of a religious faith as distinguished from its clergy 2. the mass of the people as distinguished from those of a ...
Laius
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Laïos Date: 1573 a king of Thebes slain by his son Oedipus in fulfillment of an oracle
Lajas
geographical name city SW Puerto Rico population 26,261
Lake
biographical name Simon 1866-1945 American naval architect
lake
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, Anglo-French, & Latin; Old English lacu stream, pool, from Latin lacus lake, pool, pit & ...
Lake Aral
geographical name see Aral Sea
Lake Baykal
geographical name see Baikal, Lake
Lake Charles
geographical name city SW Louisiana population 71,757
Lake Clark National Park
geographical name reservation S central Alaska WSW of Anchorage
Lake District
geographical name area NW England in S Cumbria & NW Lancashire containing many lakes & peaks
lake dweller
noun see lake dwelling
lake dwelling
noun Date: 1863 a dwelling built on piles in a lake; specifically one built in prehistoric times • lake dweller noun
lake effect
noun Date: 1951 a meteorological phenomenon in which warm moist air rising from a body of water mixes with cold dry air overhead resulting in precipitation especially downwind ...
Lake Elsinore
geographical name city S California SE of Santa Ana population 28,928
Lake Forest
geographical name city S California SE of Santa Ana population 58,707
Lake Havasu City
geographical name city W Arizona population 41,938
lake herring
noun Date: 1842 a cisco (Coregonus artedii) found from the Mississippi River basin, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River northward and important as a commercial food fish
Lake Ijssel
geographical name see IJsselmeer
Lake in the Hills
geographical name village NE Illinois WNW of Chicago population 23,152
Lake Jackson
geographical name city SE Texas population 26,386
Lake Leman
geographical name see Geneva, Lake
Lake Leopold II
geographical name see Mai-Ndombe, Lac
Lake Nyasa
geographical name see Malawi, Lake
Lake of Gennesaret
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of
Lake Oswego
geographical name city NW Oregon S of Portland population 35,278
Lake Rudolf
geographical name see Turkana, Lake
Lake Tiberias
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of
lake trout
noun Date: 1668 any of various trout and salmon found in lakes; especially mackinaw trout
Lake Worth
geographical name city SE Florida on Lake Worth (lagoon) S of West Palm Beach population 35,133
lakefront
noun Date: 1880 an area fronting on a lake
Lakeland
geographical name city central Florida E of Tampa population 78,452
Lakeland terrier
noun Etymology: Lakeland, England Date: 1928 any of an English breed of rather small harsh-coated terriers
lakelike
adjective see lake I
laker
noun Date: 1823 one associated with a lake; especially a fish (as a lake trout) living in or taken from a lake
lakeshore
noun Date: 1798 the shore of a lake; also lakefront
lakeside
noun Date: 1560 lakefront
Lakeville
geographical name village SE Minnesota SE of Minneapolis population 43,128
Lakewood
geographical name 1. city SW California NE of Long Beach population 79,345 2. city N central Colorado W of Denver population 144,126 3. city NE Ohio on Lake Erie W of ...
lakh
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu lākh Date: 1599 1. one hundred thousand 2. a great number • lakh adjective
Lakota
noun (plural Lakota; also Lakotas) Etymology: Lakota lakhóta, a self-designation Date: 1918 1. a member of a western division of the Dakota peoples 2. a dialect of Dakota
Lakshadweep
or formerly Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands geographical name union territory India comprising the Laccadive group capital Kavaratti area 11 square miles (29 square ...
laky
adjective see lake II
lallan
or lalland Scottish variant of lowland
lalland
see lallan
Lallans
noun Date: 1785 Scots as spoken and written in the lowlands of Scotland
lally column
noun Usage: often capitalized L Etymology: from Lally, a trademark Date: 1926 a concrete-filled cylindrical steel structural column
lallygag
variant of lollygag
Lam
abbreviation Lamentations
lam
I. verb (lammed; lamming) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse lemja to thrash; akin to Old English lama lame Date: 1595 transitive verb to beat ...
lama
noun Etymology: Tibetan blama Date: 1654 a Lamaist monk
Lamaism
noun Date: 1817 Tibetan Buddhism • Lamaist noun or adjective • Lamaistic adjective
Lamaist
noun or adjective see Lamaism
Lamaistic
adjective see Lamaism
Lamarck
biographical name Jean-Baptiste de Monet de 1744-1829 Chevalier de Lamarck French naturalist
Lamarckian
adjective see Lamarckism
Lamarckism
noun Etymology: J.-B. de Monet de Lamarck Date: 1884 a theory of organic evolution asserting that environmental changes cause structural changes in animals and plants that ...
Lamartine
biographical name Alphonse (-Marie-Louis de Prat) de 1790-1869 French poet
Lamas
biographical name Carlos Saavedra — see Carlos saavedra lamas
lamasery
noun (plural -series) Etymology: French lamaserie, irregular from lama + -erie -ery Date: 1849 a monastery of lamas
Lamaze
adjective Etymology: Fernand Lamaze died 1957 French obstetrician Date: 1959 relating to or being a method of childbirth that involves psychological and physical preparation ...
Lamb
I. biographical name Charles 1775-1834 pseudonym Elia English essayist & critic II. biographical name William 1779-1848 2d Viscount Melbourne English statesman III. ...
lamb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lamb lamb Date: before 12th century 1. a. a young sheep; especially one that is less than one ...
lamb's ears
noun plural but usually singular in construction Date: 1930 a widely cultivated perennial southwest Asian herb (Stachys byzantina syn. S. olympica) of the mint family having ...
lamb's lettuce
noun Date: 1597 corn salad
lamb's-quarter
noun Date: 1773 1. a goosefoot (Chenopodium album) having glaucous foliage that is sometimes used as greens — usually used in plural but sing. or plural in constr. 2. any ...
Lambaréné
geographical name city W Gabon population 17,770
lambast
transitive verb see lambaste
lambaste
or lambast transitive verb Etymology: probably from 1lam + baste Date: 1620 1. to assault violently ; beat, whip 2. to attack verbally ; censure
lambda
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew lāmedh lamed Date: 15th century 1. the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet ...
lambency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1817 the quality, state, or an instance of being lambent
lambent
adjective Etymology: Latin lambent-, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick — more at lap Date: 1647 1. playing lightly on or over a surface ; flickering 2. ...
lambently
adverb see lambent
lamber
noun see lamb II
lambert
noun Etymology: Johann H. Lambert died 1777 German physicist & philosopher Date: 1915 the centimeter-gram-second unit of brightness equal to the brightness of a perfectly ...
Lambert
biographical name John 1619-1683 English general
Lambeth
geographical name borough of S Greater London, England population 220,100
lambkill
noun Date: 1790 sheep laurel
lamblike
adjective see lamb I
lambrequin
noun Etymology: French Date: circa 1725 1. a scarf used to cover a knight's helmet 2. a short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing ; valance
Lambrusco
noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin labruscum fruit of the wild grape Vitis labrusca Date: 1868 a fruity and fizzy red Italian table wine
lambskin
noun Date: 14th century a lamb's skin or a small fine-grade sheepskin or the leather made from either; specifically such a skin dressed with the wool on and used especially ...
lamby
adjective see lamb I
lamé
noun Etymology: French Date: 1922 a brocaded clothing fabric made from any of various fibers combined with tinsel filling threads
lame
I. adjective (lamer; lamest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lama; akin to Old High German lam lame, Lithuanian limti to break down Date: before 12th century 1. ...
lame duck
noun Date: 1761 1. one that is weak or that falls behind in ability or achievement; especially chiefly British an ailing company 2. an elected official or group continuing ...
lame-duck
adjective see lame duck
lamebrain
noun Date: 1944 a dull-witted person ; dolt • lamebrain or lamebrained adjective
lamebrained
adjective see lamebrain
lamed
noun Etymology: Hebrew lāmedh, literally, ox goad Date: 1665 the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
lamella
noun (plural lamellae; also lamellas) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of lamina thin plate Date: 1678 a thin flat scale, membrane, or layer: as a. one of the ...
lamellar
adjective Date: 1794 1. composed of or arranged in lamellae 2. having the form of a thin plate
lamellate
adjective Date: 1826 1. composed of or furnished with lamellae 2. lamellar 2 • lamellately adverb
lamellately
adverb see lamellate
lamellibranch
noun (plural -branchs) Etymology: New Latin Lamellibranchia, from lamella + Latin branchia gill Date: 1855 any of a class (Lamellibranchia) of bivalve mollusks (as clams, ...
lamely
adverb see lame I
lameness
noun see lame I
lament
I. verb Etymology: Middle English lementen, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French lamenter, from Latin lamentari, from lamentum, noun, lament Date: 15th century ...
lamentable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. that is to be regretted or lamented ; deplorable 2. expressing grief ; mournful • lamentableness noun • lamentably adverb
lamentableness
noun see lamentable
lamentably
adverb see lamentable
lamentation
noun Date: 14th century an act or instance of lamenting
Lamentations
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 14th century a poetic book on the fall of Jerusalem in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table
lamented
adjective Date: 1611 mourned for • lamentedly adverb
lamentedly
adverb see lamented
lamia
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, devouring monster; akin to Greek lamyros gluttonous Date: 14th century a female demon ; vampire
Lamia
geographical name city E central Greece NW of Thermopylae population 43,898
lamin-
combining form lamina
lamina
noun (plural laminae or -nas) Etymology: Latin Date: circa 1656 1. a thin plate or scale ; layer 2. the expanded part of a foliage leaf 3. one of the narrow thin parallel ...
lamina propria
noun (plural laminae propriae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, proper lamina Date: 1937 a highly vascular layer of connective tissue under the basement membrane lining a ...
laminal
adjective Date: 1825 1. laminar 2. produced with the blade of the tongue (as \sh\, \zh\, \ch\, \j\, or \y\) — compare apical
laminar
adjective Date: 1811 arranged in, consisting of, or resembling laminae
laminar flow
noun Date: 1935 uninterrupted flow in a fluid near a solid boundary in which the direction of flow at every point remains constant — compare turbulent flow
laminaria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin lamina Date: 1848 any of a genus (Laminaria) of large chiefly perennial kelps with an unbranched cylindrical or flattened stipe and a ...
laminarian
adjective or noun see laminaria
laminarin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary laminar- (from New Latin Laminaria) + 1-in Date: circa 1931 a polysaccharide that is found in various brown algae and ...
laminate
I. verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1665 transitive verb 1. to roll or compress into a thin plate 2. to separate into laminae 3. a. to make (as a windshield) by ...
laminated
adjective Date: 1665 1. laminate 1 2. a. composed of layers of firmly united material b. made by bonding or impregnating superposed layers (as of paper, wood, or ...
lamination
noun Date: circa 1676 1. the process of laminating 2. the state of being laminated 3. a laminated structure 4. lamina
laminator
noun see laminate I
laminin
noun Etymology: lamina + 1-in Date: 1979 a glycoprotein component of connective tissue basement membrane that promotes cell adhesion
laminitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1843 inflammation of the laminae especially in the hoof of a horse — called also founder
Lammas
noun Etymology: Middle English Lammasse, from Old English hlāfmæsse, from hlāf loaf, bread + mæsse mass; from the fact that formerly loaves from the first ripe grain were ...
Lammas Day
noun see Lammas
Lammasch
biographical name Heinrich 1853-1920 Austrian jurist
Lammastide
noun Date: 14th century Lammas 2
lammergeier
or lammergeyer noun Etymology: German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture Date: 1817 a large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) that occurs in mountain ...
lammergeyer
noun see lammergeier
Lammermoor
geographical name see Lammermuir
Lammermuir
or Lammermoor geographical name hills SE Scotland ESE of Edinburgh
lamp
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lampe, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine; akin to Hittite lap- to burn Date: 13th century 1. a. any of ...
lampblack
noun Date: 1598 a finely powdered black soot deposited in incomplete combustion of carbonaceous materials and used chiefly as a pigment (as in paints, enamels, and printing ...
lampbrush chromosome
noun Date: 1911 a greatly enlarged diplotene chromosome that has apparently filamentous granular loops extending from the chromomeres and is characteristic of some animal ...
Lampedusa
geographical name island Italy in the Pelagie Islands
lamplight
noun Date: 14th century the light of a lamp
lamplighter
noun Date: 1750 one that lights a lamp
lampoon
I. noun Etymology: French lampon Date: 1645 satire 1; specifically a harsh satire usually directed against an individual II. transitive verb Date: circa 1657 to make the ...
lampooner
noun see lampoon II
lampoonery
noun see lampoon II
lamppost
noun Date: 1790 a post supporting a usually outdoor lamp or lantern
lamprey
noun (plural lampreys) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lampreda Date: 14th century any of a family (Petromyzontidae) of eel-shaped ...
lamprey eel
noun see lamprey
lampshell
noun Etymology: from the resemblance of the shell and its protruding peduncle to an ancient oil lamp with the wick protruding Date: 1854 brachiopod
lamster
noun Etymology: 2lam + -ster Date: 1904 a fugitive especially from the law
LAN
noun Date: 1981 local area network
Lan Tau
geographical name island Hong Kong, China, W of Hong Kong Island area 58 square miles (151 square kilometers)
Lan-chou
geographical name see Lanzhou
lanai
noun Etymology: Hawaiian lānai Date: 1823 porch, veranda
Lanai
geographical name island Hawaii W of Maui area 141 square miles (367 square kilometers)
Lanark
geographical name 1. (or Lanarkshire) former county S central Scotland; chief city Glasgow 2. burgh central Scotland SE of Glasgow population 9778
Lanarkshire
geographical name see Lanark 1
Lancashire
I. noun Etymology: Lancashire, England Date: 1896 a moist crumbly white English cheese that is used especially in cooking II. geographical name or Lancaster county NW ...
Lancaster
geographical name 1. city SW California NE of Los Angeles population 118,718 2. city S central Ohio SE of Columbus population 35,335 3. city SE Pennsylvania population ...
Lancastrian
adjective Etymology: John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster Date: 1612 of or relating to the English royal house that ruled from 1399 to 1461
lance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lancea Date: 14th century 1. a steel-tipped spear carried by mounted knights or light cavalry 2. any of ...
lance corporal
noun Etymology: lance (as in obsolete lancepesade lance corporal, from Middle French lancepessade) Date: 1786 an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private ...
lancelet
noun Date: circa 1836 any of a subphylum (Cephalochordata) of small translucent marine primitive chordate animals that are fishlike in appearance and usually live partially ...
Lancelot
noun Date: 15th century a knight of the Round Table and lover of Queen Guinevere
lanceolate
adjective Etymology: Late Latin lanceolatus, from Latin lanceola, diminutive of lancea Date: circa 1760 shaped like a lance head; specifically tapering to a point at the ...
lancer
noun Date: 1590 1. a. one who carries a lance b. a member of a military unit formerly composed of light cavalry armed with lances 2. plural but singular in construction ...
lancet
noun Date: 15th century 1. a sharp-pointed and commonly 2-edged surgical instrument used to make small incisions 2. a. lancet window b. lancet arch
lancet arch
noun Date: circa 1823 an acutely pointed arch — see arch illustration
lancet window
noun Date: 1781 a high narrow window with an acutely pointed head and without tracery
lanceted
adjective Date: 1855 having a lancet arch or lancet windows
lancewood
noun Date: 1697 a tough elastic wood used especially for shafts, fishing rods, and bows; also a tropical American tree (Oxandra lanceolata) of the custard-apple family ...
lancinating
adjective Etymology: lancinate to pierce, from Latin lancinatus, past participle of lancinare; akin to Latin lacerare to rend — more at lacerate Date: 1762 characterized by ...
Lancs
abbreviation Lancashire
Land
biographical name Edwin Herbert 1909-1991 American inventor & industrialist
land
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lant land, Middle Irish lann Date: before 12th century 1. a. the ...
land bank
noun Date: 1696 a bank that provides financing for land development and for farm mortgages
land grant
noun Date: 1862 a grant of land made by the government especially for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges
land mine
noun Date: 1890 1. a mine usually placed just below the surface of the ground and designed to be exploded usually by the weight of vehicles or troops passing over it 2. ...
land office
noun Date: 1681 a government office in which entries upon and sales of public land are registered
land reform
noun Date: 1846 measures designed to effect a more equitable distribution of agricultural land especially by governmental action; also the resulting redistribution
land yacht
noun Date: 1967 1. a 3-wheel wind-driven recreation vehicle consisting usually of a bare-frame structure and a single sail and used especially on areas of firmly packed sand ...
Land's End
geographical name cape SW England at SW tip of Cornwall; extreme W point of England, at 5°41′W
land-grabber
noun see landgrab
land-office business
noun Date: 1839 extensive and rapid business
land-poor
adjective Date: 1873 owning so much unprofitable or encumbered land as to lack funds to develop the land or pay the charges due on it
landau
noun Etymology: Landau, Bavaria, Germany Date: 1743 a four-wheel carriage with a top divided into two sections that can be let down, thrown back, or removed and with a raised ...
Landau
biographical name Lev Davidovich 1908-1968 Russian physicist
landaulet
noun Date: 1794 a small landau
landed
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having an estate in land 2. consisting in or derived from land or real estate
lander
noun Date: 1859 one that lands; especially a space vehicle that is designed to land on a celestial body (as the moon or a planet)
Landes
geographical name coastal region SW France on Bay of Biscay between Gironde Estuary & the Adour
landfall
noun Date: 1627 1. a sighting or making of land after a voyage or flight 2. the land first sighted on a voyage or flight
landfill
noun Date: 1903 1. an area built up by landfill 2. a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land ...
landform
noun Date: 1893 a natural feature of a land surface
landgrab
noun Date: 1860 a usually swift acquisition of property (as land or patent rights) often by fraud or force • land-grabber noun
landholder
noun Date: 15th century a holder or owner of land
landholding
noun Date: circa 1890 1. the state or fact of holding or owning land 2. property in land • landholding adjective

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