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limited access highway
expressway. [1940-45] * * *
limited company
Brit. a company in which the shareholders cannot be assessed for debts of the company beyond the sum they still have invested in the company. Also called limited-liability ...
limited divorce
Law. See judicial separation. * * *
limited edition
—limited-edition, adj. an edition, as of a book or lithograph, limited to a specified small number of copies. [1900-05] * * *
limited liability
a liability restricted by law or contract, as the liability of owners of shares in a corporation or limited company, or that of a special partner. [1850-55] * * * Condition ...
limited liability company
➡ companies * * *
limited monarchy
a monarchy that is limited by laws and a constitution. [1825-35] * * *
limited order.
See limit order. * * *
limited partner.
See special partner. [1905-10] * * *
limited partnership
a partnership formed by at least one general partner and at least one special partner. Also called special partnership. Cf. general partnership. [1905-10] * * *
limited policy
Insurance. a policy that covers only certain types of losses within an area of risks. * * *
limited war
1. a war conducted with less than a nation's total resources and restricted in aim to less than total defeat of the enemy. 2. a war restricted to a relatively small area of the ...
limited-over
➡ cricket * * *
limited-payment life insurance
/lim"i tid pay"meuhnt/ a form of life insurance for which premiums are paid for a designated number of years. * * *
limited-slip differential
/lim"i tid slip"/ an automotive differential that can transfer power from a wheel that has lost traction to one that has not. * * *
limitedaccess highway
limited access highway n. See expressway. * * *
limitedcompany
limited company n. Abbr. Ltd. or Ld. A firm, usually associated with British registration, that is organized in such a way as to give its owners limited liability. * * *
limitededition
limited edition n. An edition, as of a book or print, restricted to a specified number of copies. * * *
limitedliability
limited liability n. The liability of a firm's owners for no more capital than they have invested in the business. * * *
limitedly
See limited. * * *
limitedness
See limitedly. * * *
limitedpartnership
limited partnership n. A partnership in which some of the partners have a limited liability to the firm's creditors. * * *
limitedwar
limited war n. A war whose objective is of smaller scope than total defeat of the enemy. * * *
limiter
/lim"i teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that limits. 2. Electronics. a device or circuit for limiting the amplitude of a radio, telephone, or recording signal to some ...
limites
/lim"i teez'/, n. pl. of limes. * * *
limiting
/lim"i ting/, adj. 1. serving to restrict or restrain; restrictive; confining. 2. Gram. of the nature of a limiting adjective or a restrictive clause. [1570-80; LIMIT + -ING2] * ...
limiting adjective
Gram. 1. (in English and some other languages) one of a small group of adjectives that modify the nouns to which they are applied by restricting rather than describing or ...
limiting factor
1. Physiol. the slowest, therefore rate-limiting, step in a process or reaction involving several steps. 2. Biol. an environmental factor that tends to limit population size. * * ...
limitless
—limitlessly, adv. —limitlessness, n. /lim"it lis/, adj. without limit; boundless: limitless ambition; limitless space. [1575-85; LIMIT + -LESS] Syn. unbounded, measureless, ...
limitlessly
See limitless. * * *
limitlessness
See limitlessly. * * *
limitpoint
limit point n. See limit. * * *
Limits of Power of the Independent Counsel
▪ 1999       On Sept. 9, 1998, the report of the Office of the Independent Counsel (OIC) was presented to the U.S. Congress. The culmination of a four-year, $40 million ...
limivorous
/luy miv"euhr euhs/, adj. Ecol. of or pertaining to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it. [ < L lim(us) slime, mud + ...
Limmasol
/lim'euh sawl"/, n. Limassol. * * *
Limmen Bight
▪ inlet, Northern Territory, Australia       inlet of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the northeast coast of Northern Territory, Australia. It extends for 85 miles (135 km) ...
limmer
/lim"euhr/, n. Scot. and North Eng. 1. a woman of loose morals; hussy. 2. a prostitute or strumpet. 3. Obs. a scoundrel or rogue. [1425-75; late ME (Scots); see LIMB1 (def. 6; ME ...
limn
/lim/, v.t. 1. to represent in drawing or painting. 2. to portray in words; describe. 3. Obs. to illuminate (manuscripts). [1400-50; late ME lymne, var. of ME luminen to ...
limner
/lim"neuhr/, n. 1. a person who paints or draws. 2. an itinerant painter of 18th-century America who usually had little formal training. 3. a person who describes or depicts in ...
limnetic
/lim net"ik/, adj. pertaining to or living in the open water of a freshwater pond or lake. [1895-1900; < Gk limnét(es) marsh-dwelling (límn(e) pool, marsh + -etes extended form ...
Limnocharitaceae
▪ plant family       family of the order Alismatales, containing three genera and seven species of tropical, freshwater plants. Two species—Hydrocleys nymphoides and ...
limnological
See limnology. * * *
limnologically
See limnological. * * *
limnologist
See limnological. * * *
limnology
—limnological /lim'nl oj"i keuhl/, limnologic, adj. —limnologically, adv. —limnologist, n. /lim nol"euh jee/, n. the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes and ...
Límnos
Lím·nos (lēmʹnôs) See Lemnos. * * *
Limnoscelis
▪ paleontology       extinct genus of tetrapod that appeared very close to the origin of amniotes (mammals, birds, or reptiles). It may have been a stem form from which ...
limo
/lim"oh/, n., pl. limos. Informal. a limousine. [1965-70 Amer.; by shortening; see -O] * * *
Limoges
/li mohzh"/; Fr. /lee mawzh"/, n. 1. a city in and the capital of Haute Vienne, in S central France. 147,406. 2. Also called Limoges ware. a type of fine porcelain manufactured ...
Limoges painted enamel
Enamel work made in Limoges, France, generally considered the finest painted enamel ware produced in Europe in the 16th century. The earliest examples show religious scenes in ...
Limoges ware
Porcelain, largely service ware, produced in Limoges, France, from the 18th century. Faience of undistinguished quality was produced there from 1736, but the manufacture of ...
Limón
/lee mawn"/, n. 1. José /haw se"/, 1908-72, Mexican dancer and choreographer in the U.S. 2. Also called Puerto Limón. a seaport in E Costa Rica. 27,349. * * * ▪ Costa ...
Limón, Bahía
▪ bay, Panama English  Limon Bay        natural harbour of the Caribbean Sea, in Panama at the north end of the Panama Canal. Approximately 4 1/2 mi (7 km) long and 2 ...
Limón, José
▪ Mexican dancer born , Jan, 12, 1908, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mex. died Dec. 2, 1972, Flemington, N.J., U.S.  Mexican-born U.S. modern (modern dance) dancer and choreographer ...
Limón, José (Arcadio)
born Jan. 12, 1908, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mex. died Dec. 2, 1972, Flemington, N.J., U.S. Mexican-born U.S. modern dancer, choreographer, and founder-director of the José Limón ...
Limón, JoséArcadio
Li·món (lĭ-mōnʹ, lē-mônʹ), José Arcadio. 1908-1972. Mexican-born American dancer and choreographer. He was artistic director of the American Dance Theater (1964). * * *
limonene
/lim"euh neen'/, n. Chem. a liquid terpene, C40H16, occurring in two optically different forms, the dextrorotatory form being present in the essential oils of lemon, orange, ...
limonite
—limonitic /luy'meuh nit"ik/, adj. /luy"meuh nuyt'/, n. Mineral. an amorphous hydrated ferric oxide, varying in color from dark brown to yellow, used as an ore of ...
limonitic
See limonite. * * *
Limosin, Léonard
or Léonard Limousin born с 1505, Limoges, Fr. died с 1577, Limoges French painter. The most accomplished member of a prominent Limoges family of enamelers, he is known for ...
Limousin
/lee mooh zaonn"/, n. 1. a former province in central France. 2. one of a breed of hardy French beef cattle, now popular in the U.S. * * * Historical and government region, ...
limousine
/lim"euh zeen', lim'euh zeen"/, n. 1. any large, luxurious automobile, esp. one driven by a chauffeur. 2. a large sedan or small bus, esp. one for transporting passengers to and ...
limp
limp1 —limper, n. —limpingly, adv. /limp/, v.i. 1. to walk with a labored, jerky movement, as when lame. 2. to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner: His writing ...
limp wrist
Slang (disparaging and offensive). a homosexual, esp. a male homosexual. [1960-65] * * *
limp-wristed
/limp"ris'tid/, adj. Slang (disparaging and offensive). 1. effeminate. 2. soft; flabby; ineffectual. [1955-60; LIMP2 + WRIST + -ED3] * * *
limpet
/lim"pit/, n. any of various marine gastropods with a low conical shell open beneath, often browsing on rocks at the shoreline and adhering when disturbed. [bef. 1050; ME lempet, ...
limpid
—limpidity, limpidness, n. —limpidly, adv. /lim"pid/, adj. 1. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid ...
limpidity
See limpid. * * *
limpidly
See limpidity. * * *
limpidness
See limpidity. * * *
limpkin
/limp"kin/, n. a large, loud-voiced, wading bird, Aramus guarauna, intermediate in size and character between the cranes and the rails, of the warmer regions of ...
limply
See limp. * * *
limpness
See limply. * * *
Limpopo
/lim poh"poh/, n. a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long. Also called Crocodile ...
Limpopo River
River, South Africa. Rising as the Crocodile (Krokodil) River in the Witwatersrand, South Africa, it flows northeast along the border of South Africa and southeast across ...
limpsy
/limp"see/, adj. Dial. flimsy; limp; weak; lazy; flaccid. Also, limpsey, limsy /lim"see/. [1815-25, Amer.; LIMP2 + -SY] * * *
limulus
/lim"yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. limuli /-luy'/. a crab of the genus Limulus; horseshoe crab. [1830-40; < NL Limulus name of the genus, special use of L limulus, dim. of limus sidelong, ...
limy
—liminess, n. /luy"mee/, adj., limier, limiest. 1. consisting of, containing, or like lime. 2. smeared with birdlime. [1545-55; LIME1 + -Y1] * * *
lin
/lin/, n. linn. * * * (as used in expressions) Chi lin ch'i lin Tung lin Academy Lin Biao Lin Piao Lin Yutang Lin Yü t'ang Lin Zexu Lin Tse hsü Lin Maya Chang Tso lin * * *
Lin
/lin/, n. a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn. * * * (as used in expressions) Chi lin ch'i lin Tung lin Academy Lin Biao Lin Piao Lin Yutang Lin Yü t'ang Lin ...
Lin Biao
/lin" byow"/ 1907-71, Chinese marshal and Communist leader: defense minister 1959-71; leader of abortive coup 1971. * * * or Lin Piao born Dec. 5, 1907, Huanggang, Hubei ...
Lin Fengmian
▪ Chinese artist Wade-Giles romanization  Lin Feng-mien,  original name  Lin Shaoqiong,  alias  Fengming  born November 22, 1900, Meixian, Guangdong, China died August ...
lin ft
linear foot. * * *
Lin Piao
Chin. /lin" byow"/, Wade-Giles. See Lin Biao. * * *
Lin Sen
/lin" sun"/, Wade-Giles, Pinyin. 1867-1943, Chinese statesman. * * *
Lin Shu
▪ Chinese translator Wade-Giles romanization  Lin Shu , courtesy name (zi)  Qinnan , literary name (hao)  Weilu  born November 8, 1852, Fuzhou, Fujian province, ...
Lin Yutang
/lin" yooh"tahng"/, (Lin Yü-t'ang) 1895-1976, Chinese author and philologist. * * * or Lin Yü-t'ang born Oct. 10, 1895, Longxi, Fujian province, China died March 26, 1976, ...
Lin Zexu
or Lin Tse-hsü born Aug. 30, 1785, Houguan, Fujian province, China died Nov. 22, 1850, Chaozhu, Guangdong province Leading Chinese scholar and official of the Qing dynasty, ...
Lin, Maya
born Oct. 5, 1959, Athens, Ohio, U.S. U.S. architect and sculptor. The daughter of intellectuals who had fled China in 1948, she achieved fame in 1981 when her class assignment ...
Lin,Maya Ying
Lin (lĭn), Maya Ying. Born 1959. American sculptor and architect whose public works include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1982). * * *
lin.
1. lineal. 2. linear. 3. liniment. * * *
Lina
/lee"neuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
linac
/lin"ak/, n. Physics. See linear accelerator. [1945-50; lin(ear) ac(celerator)] * * *
Linaceae
▪ plant family       the flax family, comprising about 14 genera of herbaceous plants and shrubs, in the order Malpighiales, of cosmopolitan distribution. The genus ...
Linacre
/lin"euh keuhr/, n. Thomas, 1460?-1521, English humanist, translator, scholar, and physician. * * *
Linacre, Thomas
born с 1460, Canterbury, Kent, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1524, London English physician and classical scholar. Elected a fellow at Oxford in 1484, he became one of the first ...
linage
/luy"nij/, n. 1. the number of printed lines, esp. agate lines, covered by a magazine article, newspaper advertisement, etc. 2. the amount charged, paid, or received per printed ...
linalool
/li nal"oh awl', -ol', lin'euh loohl"/, n. Chem. a colorless, unsaturated terpene liquid alcohol, C10H18O, having a fragrance similar to that of bergamot oil, obtained from ...
linalyl acetate
/lin"euh lil, -leel'/, Chem. a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C12H20O2, having a pleasant odor: used chiefly in perfumes, cosmetics, toilet water, and soap. [1895-1900; ...
Linares
/lee nah"rddes/, n. a city in S Spain. 50,516. * * * ▪ Chile       city, central Chile, lying inland, 60 miles (100 km) from the Pacific coast, in the fertile Central ...
linaria
/luy nair"ee euh, li-/, n. any of various plants belonging to the genus Linaria, of the figwort family, esp. of the cultivated species, as L. maroccana or L. aeruginea, having ...
linarite
/luy"neuh ruyt', li nahr"uyt/, n. a mineral, a complex basic sulfate of lead and copper, having a deep-blue color resembling that of azurite. [1835-45; named after LINARES, where ...
LinBiao
Lin Biao (lĭnʹ byouʹ) or Lin Piao (pyouʹ, byouʹ), 1907-1971. Chinese political leader. He fought to achieve a Communist takeover in China (1949) and became minister of ...
linchpin
/linch"pin'/, n. 1. a pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on. 2. something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together: The ...
Lincoln
/ling"keuhn/, n. 1. Abraham, 1809-65, 16th president of the U.S. 1861-65. 2. Benjamin, 1733-1810, American Revolutionary general. 3. a city in and the capital of Nebraska, in the ...
Lincoln Center
➡ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts * * *
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
(also the Lincoln Center) a group of buildings that include theatres and concert halls in New York, west of Central Park and Broadway. They were built at various times between ...
Lincoln green
1. an olive-green color. 2. Brit. Obs. a forester's outfit, perhaps of bright green: clad in Lincoln green. [1500-10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in ...
Lincoln Logs{™}
a US make of children’s toy which consists of sets of very small wooden logs (= pieces of wood) which can be fitted together to make model buildings. Lincoln Logs were first ...
Lincoln Memorial
a large building in Washington, DC, in memory of President Abraham Lincoln. It is made of marble and the design by Henry Bacon was based on the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The ...
Lincoln Park
a city in SE Michigan. 45,105. * * *
Lincoln Park Zoo
▪ zoo, Chicago, Illinois, United States        zoo located in the city of Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It is noted for its excellent collection of great apes living ...
Lincoln Tunnel
▪ tunnel, New Jersey-New York, United States       vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River, from Manhattan Island (39th Street), New York City, to Weehawken, N.J. It is ...
Lincoln University
▪ university, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Jefferson City, Mo., U.S. A historically black ...
Lincoln's Birthday
1. February 12, a legal holiday in some states of the U.S., in honor of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. 2. See Presidents' Day. * * *
Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn see INNS OF COURT * * *
Lincoln's Inn.
See under Inns of Court (def. 1). * * *
Lincoln's sparrow
a North American sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii, having a buff breast with black streaks. [1825-35, Amer.; named (by Audubon) after Thomas Lincoln (d. 1883)] * * *
Lincoln, Abraham
born Feb. 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Ky., U.S. died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C. 16th president of the U.S. (1861–65). Born in a Kentucky log cabin, he moved to Indiana ...
Lincoln, Benjamin
born Jan. 24, 1733, Hingham, Mass. died May 9, 1810, Boston American Revolutionary officer. After serving in the Massachusetts militia (1755–76), he was appointed major ...
Lincoln, Evelyn Norton
▪ 1996       U.S. personal secretary to and confidante of Pres. John F. Kennedy (b. June 25, 1909—d. May 11, 1995). * * *
Lincoln, Mary Todd
▪ American first lady née  Mary Ann Todd  born December 13, 1818, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. died July 16, 1882, Springfield, Illinois  American first lady (1861–65), ...
Lincoln, Robert Todd
▪ American lawyer and politician born Aug. 1, 1843, Springfield, Ill., U.S. died July 26, 1926, Manchester, N.H.  eldest and sole surviving child of Abraham Lincoln who ...
Lincoln,Abbey
Lincoln, Abbey. Originally Anna Marie Gaby Wooldridge. Now known as Aminata Moseka. Born 1930. American singer and actress who led a jazz group which included Sonny Rollins and ...
Lincoln,Abraham
Lincoln, Abraham. 1809-1865. The 16th President of the United States (1861-1865), who led the Union during the Civil War and emancipated slaves in the South (1863). He was ...
Lincoln,Mary Todd
Lincoln, Mary Todd. 1818-1882. First Lady of the United States (1861-1865) as the wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Born in the South, she was criticized during the Civil War ...
Lincoln,Mount
Lincoln, Mount A peak, 4,357.2 m (14,286 ft) high, in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. It is the highest elevation of the Park Range. * * *
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Series of seven debates between Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln and Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglas in the 1858 Illinois senatorial campaign. They focused on slavery and ...
Lincolnesque
/ling'keuh nesk"/, adj. like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln: a Lincolnesque compassion. [1920-25; LINCOLN + -ESQUE] * * *
Lincolnian
/ling koh"nee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, his character, or his political principles. [1905-10; Amer.; LINCOLN + -IAN] * * *
Lincolniana
/ling koh'nee an"euh, -ah"neuh, ling'keuh-/, n.pl. materials pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, as objects, writings, or anecdotes. [1920-25; LINCOLN + -IANA] * * *
LincolnPark
Lincoln Park A city of southeast Michigan, a residential suburb of Detroit. Population: 41,832. * * *
Lincolnshire
/ling"keuhn shear', -sheuhr/, n. a county in E England. 521,300; 2272 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Also called Lincoln. * * * Administrative (pop., 2001: 646,646), geographic, and ...
Lincolnshire Wolds
➡ Wolds * * *
Lincolnwood
/ling"keuhn wood'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 11,921. * * *
Lincoln’s Birthday
a US holiday on 12 February celebrating the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. It was first celebrated in 1866 in Washington, DC, and was declared a national holiday in ...
lincomycin
/ling'keuh muy"sin/, n. Pharm. a toxic antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, isolated from Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of serious Gram-positive ...
Lind
/lind/, n. Jenny (Johanna Maria Lind Goldschmidt) ("The Swedish Nightingale"), 1820-87, Swedish soprano. * * * (as used in expressions) Lind James Lind Jenny Johanna Maria ...
Lind, James
born 1716, Edinburgh, Scot. died July 13, 1794, Gosport, Hampshire, Eng. Scottish naval surgeon and physician. Having observed thousands of scurvy, typhus, and dysentery cases ...
Lind, Jenny
orig. Johanna Maria Lind born Oct. 6, 1820, Stockholm, Swed. died Nov. 2, 1887, Malvern, Worcestershire, Eng. Swedish soprano. She became prima donna at the Royal Opera in ...
Lind,Jenny
Lind (lĭnd), Jenny. Known as “the Swedish Nightingale.” 1820-1887. Swedish soprano who toured the United States (1850-1852) under the management of P.T. Barnum. * * *
Linda
/lin"deuh/, n. a female given name: from a Spanish word meaning "pretty." * * *
Lindahl, Erik Robert
▪ Swedish economist born November 21, 1891, Stockholm, Sweden died January 6, 1960, Uppsala       Swedish economist who was one of the members of the Stockholm school ...
lindane
/lin"dayn/, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6H6Cl6, the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride: used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and ...
Lindau
▪ Germany  city, Bavaria Land (state), extreme southern Germany. It lies on an island in Lake Constance (Constance, Lake) (Bodensee), connected to the mainland by two ...
Lindbergh
/lind"berrg, lin"-/, n. 1. Anne (Spencer) Morrow, born 1906, U.S. writer (wife of Charles Augustus Lindbergh). 2. Charles Augustus, 1902-74, U.S. aviator: made the first solo, ...
Lindbergh, Anne Spencer Morrow
▪ 2002       American writer and aviator (b. June 22, 1906, Englewood, N.J.—d. Feb. 7, 2001, Passumpsic, Vt.), was perhaps best known as the wife of Charles (“Lucky ...
Lindbergh, Charles A(ugustus)
born Feb. 4, 1902, Detroit, Mich., U.S. died Aug. 26, 1974, Maui, Hawaii Aviator who made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He left college to enroll in ...
Lindbergh, Charles A.
▪ American aviator in full  Charles Augustus Lindbergh  born February 4, 1902, Detroit, Michigan, U.S. died August 26, 1974, Maui, Hawaii  American aviator, one of the ...
Lindbergh,Anne Spencer Morrow
Lind·bergh (lĭndʹbûrg', lĭnʹ-), Anne Spencer Morrow. Born 1906. American aviator and writer. She accompanied her husband, Charles Lindbergh, on many of his flights and ...
Lindbergh,Charles Augustus
Lindbergh, Charles Augustus. Known as “Lucky Lindy.” 1902-1974. American aviator who made the first solo transatlantic flight (May 20-21, 1927). His books include We (1936) ...
Lindblad, Bertil
▪ Swedish astronomer born Nov. 26, 1895, Örebro, Swed. died June 26, 1965, Stockholm       Swedish astronomer who contributed greatly to the theory of galactic ...
Linde, Carl von
▪ German engineer born June 11, 1842, Berndorf, Bavaria [Germany] died Nov. 16, 1934, Munich, Ger.  German engineer whose invention of a continuous process of liquefying ...
Lindegren
/lin"deuh grdden/, n. Erik (Johan) /ay"rddik yooh"hahn/, 1910-68, Swedish poet and literary critic. * * *
Lindegren, Erik
▪ Swedish poet born Aug. 5, 1910, Luleå, Swed. died May 31, 1968, Stockholm       Swedish modernist poet who made a major contribution to the development of a new ...
Lindelöf space
/lin"deuh lof', -lawf', -luef'/, Math. a topological space having the property that every cover consisting of open sets has a subcover consisting of a countable number of ...
Lindeman Island
▪ island, Pacific Ocean       island in the Cumberland Islands, across Whitsunday Passage from northeastern Queensland, Australia. A rocky, coral-fringed continental ...
Lindemann, Ferdinand von
▪ German mathematician born April 12, 1852, Hannover, Hanover [Germany] died March 1, 1939, Munich, Germany       German mathematician who is mainly remembered for ...
linden
/lin"deuhn/, n. 1. any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana (American linden) or T. europaea (European linden), having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped ...
Linden
/lin"deuhn/, n. a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark. 37,836. * * * Any of about 30 species of trees that make up the genus Tilia (family Tiliaceae), native to the Northern ...
linden family
the plant family Tiliaceae, characterized by deciduous trees or shrubs having simple, usually alternate leaves, fibrous bark, fragrant flowers, and dry, woody fruit, and ...
Lindenhurst
/lin"deuhn herrst'/, n. a village on central Long Island, in SE New York. 26,919. * * *
Lindenthal, Gustav
▪ American engineer born May 21, 1850, Brünn, Austria died July 31, 1935, Metuchen, N.J., U.S.  Austrian-born American civil engineer known for designing Hell Gate Bridge ...
Lindenwold
/lin"deuhn wohld'/, n. a town in SW New Jersey. 18,196. * * *
Lindesnes
/lin"deuhs nes'/, n. a cape at the S tip of Norway, on the North Sea. Also called The Naze. * * *
Lindet, Jean-Baptiste-Robert
▪ French revolutionary leader born 1743, Bernay, Fr. died Feb. 17, 1825, Paris       member of the Committee of Public Safety (Public Safety, Committee of) that ruled ...
Lindfors, Viveca
▪ 1996       (ELSA VIVECA TORSTENSDOTTER LINDFORS), Swedish-born actress who enjoyed successful stage and screen careers in both Sweden and the U.S. (b. Dec. 29, ...
Lindgren, Astrid
▪ Swedish writer born November 14, 1907, Vimmerby, Sweden died January 28, 2002, Stockholm       influential Swedish writer of children's books.       Lindgren's ...
Lindgren, Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson
▪ 2003       Swedish children's writer (b. Nov. 14, 1907, Vimmerby, Swed.—d. Jan. 28, 2002, Stockholm, Swed.), delighted youngsters around the world with more than 70 ...
Lindgren, Waldemar
▪ American geologist born Feb. 14, 1860, Kalmar, Swed. died Nov. 3, 1939, Brighton, Mass., U.S.  Swedish-born American economic geologist noted for a system of ore ...
Lindi
/lin"dee/, n. a seaport in SE Tanzania. 13,352. * * *
Lindisfarne
/lin"deuhs fahrn'/, n. See Holy Island (def. 1). * * * or Holy Island Historic small island 2 mi (3 km) from the English Northumbrian coast. It became a religious centre in ...
Lindisfarne Gospels
a book containing the four Christian Gospels, produced on the island of Lindisfarne around AD 700. It is written by hand, with many beautiful pictures and decorations, and ...
Lindley
/lind"lee, lin"-/, n. 1. John, 1799-1865, English botanist. 2. a male or female given name. * * *
Lindley, John
▪ British botanist born Feb. 5, 1799, Catton, Northumberland, Eng. died Nov. 1, 1865, London  British botanist whose attempts to formulate a natural system of plant ...
Lindley, William
▪ British engineer born Sept. 7, 1808, London, Eng. died May 22, 1900, Blackheath, London       British civil engineer who helped renovate the German city of Hamburg ...
Lindon
/lin"deuhn/, n. a male given name. * * *
Lindon, Jerome
▪ 2002       French publisher (b. June 9, 1925, Paris, France—d. April 9, 2001, Paris), took control of the small independent publishing house Les Éditions de Minuit ...
Lindos
▪ Greece also spelled  Lindus,  Greek  Líndhos   town on the eastern coast of Rhodes and the site of one of the three city-states of Rhodes before their union (408 BC). ...
Lindow Man
the body of a man found in 1984 preserved in Lindow Moss, an area of soft wet ground in Cheshire, England. Scientists think that he was killed in a religious ceremony at some ...
Lindsay
/lind"zee, lin"-/, n. 1. Howard, 1889-1968, U.S. playwright, producer, and actor. 2. John V(liet) /vleet/, born 1921, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1966-74. 3. ...
Lindsay and Crouse
▪ American dramatists       American duo responsible for coauthoring humorous plays and collaborating on theatrical productions. Howard Lindsay (b. March 29, 1889, ...
Lindsay Anderson
➡ Anderson (II) * * *
Lindsay, (Nicholas) Vachel
born Nov. 10, 1879, Springfield, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1931, Springfield U.S. poet. In his youth, he began traveling the country reciting his poems in return for food and ...
Lindsay, (Nicholas)Vachel
Lind·say (lĭnʹzē), (Nicholas) Vachel. 1879-1931. American poet who traveled the United States exchanging poems for room and board. His volumes include The Congo and Other ...
Lindsay, Howard
born March 29, 1889, Waterford, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 11, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright, actor, and producer known for his collaboration with Russel Crouse ...
Lindsay, John Vliet
▪ 2001       American politician (b. Nov. 24, 1921, New York, N.Y.—d. Dec. 19, 2000, Hilton Head Island, S.C.), served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959 ...
Lindsay, Norman
▪ Australian artist and author in full  Norman Alfred William Lindsay  born Feb. 23, 1879, Creswick, Victoria, Australia died Nov. 21, 1969, Springwood, New South ...
Lindsay, Vachel
▪ American poet in full  Nicholas Vachel Lindsay   born Nov. 10, 1879, Springfield, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1931, Springfield  American poet who—in an attempt to revive ...
Lindsey
/lind"zee, lin"-/, n. 1. Ben(jamin Barr) /bahr/, 1869-1943, U.S. jurist and authority on juvenile delinquency. 2. a male or female given name. * * * ▪ Anglo-Saxon kingdom and ...
Lindsey, Alton A.
▪ 2000       American ecologist and conservationist who was credited with having helped to preserve the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, which became the Indiana Dunes ...
Lindsey, Ben B.
▪ American jurist byname of  Benjamin Barr Lindsey   born Nov. 25, 1869, Jackson, Tenn., U.S. died March 26, 1943, Los Angeles, Calif.       American judge, ...
Lindsey, Parts of
▪ former division, England, United Kingdom also called  Lindsey         formerly one of three administrative divisions of the historic county of Lincolnshire, ...
Lindt, Auguste Rudolph
▪ 2001       Swiss diplomat (b. Aug. 5, 1905, Bern, Switz.—d. April 15/16, 2000, Switzerland), as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1956–60) ...
Lindwall, Raymond Russell
▪ 1997       Australian cricketer (b. Oct. 3, 1921, Mascot, N.S.W., Australia—d. June 23, 1996, Brisbane, Australia), was one of the most admired fast bowlers of the ...
lindy
/lin"dee/, n., pl. lindies, v., lindied, lindying. n. 1. Also called lindy hop, Lindy Hop. an energetic jitterbug dance. v.i. 2. to dance the lindy. Also, Lindy. [1930-35; prob. ...
Lindy Hop
☆ Lindy Hop [lin′dē ] n. 〚after Charles Lindbergh's (“ Lindy's”) transatlantic “ hop”〛 [also l- h-] a lively dance for couples, popular in the early 1930s: also ...
line
line1 —linable, lineable, adj. —lineless, adj. —linelike, adj. /luyn/, n., v., lined, lining. n. 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, ...
line art
graphic material that consists of lines or areas of pure black and pure white and requires no screening for reproduction. Cf. halftone (def. 2). * * *
line breeding
☆ line breeding n. the producing of desired characteristics in animals by inbreeding through several successive generations line-breed vt. line-bred, line-breeding * * *
line broadening
▪ spectroscopy       in spectroscopy, the spreading across a greater wavelength, or frequency range, of absorption lines (dark) or emission lines (bright) in the ...
line copy
Print. a document, drawing, or the like, consisting of two tones, as black and white, without intermediate gradations. Cf. halftone (def. 1). * * *
line cut
Print. an engraving consisting only of lines or areas that are solid black or white. Cf. halftone (def. 2). [1900-05] * * *
line dance
line dance n. a kind of partnerless dance in which the dancers stand side by side in a line or lines and perform, in unison, a series of set, often complex, steps to various ...
line dancing
n [U] a style of dancing that became popular in the US in the early 1990s, and later in Britain. It involves dancing to country music, with the dancers standing in lines and ...
line drawing
a drawing done exclusively in line, providing gradations in tone entirely through variations in width and density. [1890-95] * * *
line drive
Baseball. a batted ball that travels low, fast, and straight. Also called liner. [1930-35] * * *
line drop
Elect. the decrease in voltage between two points on an electric line, often caused by resistance or leakage along the line. [1890-95] * * *
line engraving
—line engraver. 1. a technique of engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin. 2. a metal plate so ...
line gale.
See equinoctial storm. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
line gauge
a printer's ruler, usually marked off in points, picas, agates, and inches, and sometimes also in centimeters. [1945-50] * * *
line integral
Math. the limit, as the norm of the partition of a given curve approaches zero, of the sum of the product of the length of the arcs in the partition times the value of the ...
Line Islands
Line Islands [līn] group of coral atolls of Kiribati in the central Pacific, south of Hawaii, formerly divided between the U.S. and Great Britain * * * Chain of islands, ...
line item
—line-item, adj. the distinct title of an entry or account as it appears on a separate line in a bookkeeping ledger or a fiscal budget. * * *
line judge
line judge n. 1. Football an official who makes rulings regarding play along the line of scrimmage and who keeps the official time of the game: see HEAD LINESMAN 2. Tennis ...
line mark
a trademark covering all items of a particular product line. * * *
line of apsides
Astron. the major axis of an elliptical orbit. Also called apse line. * * *
line of battle
Mil., Navy. a line formed by troops or ships for delivering or receiving an attack. * * *
line of credit
line of credit n. 1. a declaration by a bank that it will extend credit to a borrower up to a specified maximum amount 2. the maximum amount so specified * * *
line of credit.
See credit line (def. 2). [1955-60] * * *
line of fire
the straight horizontal line from the muzzle of a weapon in the direction of the axis of the bore, just prior to firing. [1855-60] * * *
line of force
Physics. an imaginary line or curve in a field of force, as an electric field, such that the direction of the line at any point is that of the force in the field at that point. ...
line of induction
(formerly) a line of force in a magnetic field. * * *
line of position
Navig. a line connecting all the possible positions of a ship or aircraft, as determined by a single observation. Abbr.: LOP Also called position line. * * *
line of scrimmage
Football. an imaginary line parallel to the goal lines that passes from one sideline to the other through the point of the football closest to the goal line of each ...
line of sight
1. Also called line of sighting. an imaginary straight line running through the aligned sights of a firearm, surveying equipment, etc. 2. Astron. an imaginary line from an ...
line of site
Mil. a straight line from the muzzle of an artillery gun to its target. [1905-10] * * *
line of vision
Ophthalm. a straight line that connects the fovea centralis of an eye with the point on which the eye focuses. * * *
line printer
Computers. a printer that produces an entire line of output at a time. [1950-55] * * *
line score
line score n. a brief listing of the final score and major statistical totals of a game, esp. a baseball game: cf. BOX SCORE * * *
line segment
Geom. segment (def. 2b). * * *
line space
(on a typewriter, typesetter, printer, or the like) the horizontal space provided for a line of typing, typesetting, printing, etc. [1950-55] * * *
line spectrum
Physics. an electromagnetic spectrum consisting of discrete lines, usually characteristic of excited atoms or molecules. Cf. band spectrum, continuous spectrum, spectral ...
line squall
a squall advancing along a front that forms a more or less definite line. [1885-90] * * *
line storm
☆ line storm n. EQUINOCTIAL (n. 2) * * *
line storm.
See equinoctial storm. [1840-50] * * *
line trimmer
a gardening device used to trim the edges of lawns by means of a rapidly rotating motor-driven flexible wire or cord. Also called string trimmer. * * *
line vector
Mech. See sliding vector. * * *
line voltage
Elect. the voltage supplied by a power line, measured at the point of use. * * *
line-and-wash drawing
▪ art also called  Pen-and-wash Drawing,         in the visual arts, a drawing marked out by pen or some similar instrument and then tinted with diluted ink or ...
line-casting
—line caster. /luyn"kas'ting, -kah'sting/, n. Print. the casting of an entire line of type in a slug. [1910-15] * * *
line-haul
/luyn"hawl'/, adj. noting or pertaining to the transport, usually by truck, of heavy loads of freight for long distances or between cities. Also, long-haul. * * *
line-hauler
/luyn"haw'leuhr/, n. a heavy-duty truck suitable for line-haul transportation. Also, linehauler. [LINE-HAUL + -ER1] * * *
line-item veto
/luyn"uy'teuhm/ the power of the executive to veto particular items of a bill without having to veto the entire bill. * * *
line-itemveto
line-i·tem veto (līnʹī'təm) n. Authority, as of a government executive, to reject provisions of a bill individually. Also called item veto. * * *
line-of-battle ship
/luyn"euhv bat"l/. See ship of the line. * * *
line-out
/luyn"owt'/, n. Rugby. a procedure for putting an out-of-bounds ball back in play, whereby a player outside the touchline tosses the ball high and between two lines of opposing ...
lineage
lineage1 /lin"ee ij/, n. 1. lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction: She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims. 2. the line of descendants of a particular ...
lineal
—lineally, adv. /lin"ee euhl/, adj. 1. being in the direct line, as a descendant or ancestor, or in a direct line, as descent or succession. 2. of or transmitted by lineal ...
lineally
See lineal. * * *
lineament
—lineamental /lin'ee a men"tl/, adj. —lineamentation, n. /lin"ee euh meuhnt/, n. 1. Often, lineaments. a feature or detail of a face, body, or figure, considered with respect ...
linear
—linearly, adv. /lin"ee euhr/, adj. 1. of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design. 2. pertaining to or represented by lines: linear dimensions. 3. extended or arranged in ...
linear (induction) motor
linear (induction) motor or linear motor n. an electric motor that produces thrust in a direct line, as distinguished from the rotary motion produced by a rotary engine, by the ...
Linear A
an ancient system of writing, not yet deciphered, inscribed on clay tablets, pottery, and other objects found at Minoan sites on Crete and other Greek islands. Cf. Linear ...
Linear A and Linear B
Linear forms of writing used by Aegean civilizations during the 2nd millennium BC. Examples of Linear A, a syllabary (a writing system in which one character represents a whole ...
linear accelerator
Physics. an accelerator in which particles are propelled in straight paths by the use of alternating electric voltages that are timed in such a way that the particles receive ...
linear algebra
Math. See under algebra (def. 2). [1890-95] * * * Branch of algebra concerned with methods of solving systems of linear equations; more generally, the mathematics of linear ...
linear approximation
In mathematics, the process of finding a straight line that closely fits a curve (function) at some location. Expressed as the linear equation y = ax + b, the values of a and b ...
Linear B
an ancient system of writing representing a very early form of Greek, deciphered by Michael Ventris chiefly from clay tablets found at Knossos on Crete and at Pylos. Cf. Linear ...
linear combination
Math. (of mathematical quantities) a sum of products of each quantity times a constant: The expression aX + bY + cZ is a linear combination of X, Y, and Z, where a, b, and c are ...
linear differential equation
Math. an equation involving derivatives in which the dependent variables and all derivatives appearing in the equation are raised to the first power. [1885-90] * * *
linear equation
Math. 1. a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system. 2. any equation such that the sum of two solutions is a ...
linear fractional transformation
Math. See Möbius transformation. * * *
linear function
Math. See linear transformation. [1855-60] * * *


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