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Lloyd Webber, Andrew
later Baron Lloyd Webber born March 22, 1948, London, Eng. British composer. He studied at Oxford and at the Royal College of Music. His first collaboration with lyricist Tim ...
Lloyd Webber, Andrew, Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton
▪ British composer also called (1992–97)  Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber  born March 22, 1948, London, Eng.    English composer, whose eclectic rock-based works helped ...
Lloyd Webber,Sir Andrew
Lloyd Web·ber (wĕbʹər), Sir Andrew. Born 1948. British composer. His many popularly successful musicals include Jesus Christ Superstar (1971), Evita (1976), and The Phantom ...
/loydz/, n. an association of independent English insurance underwriters, founded in London about 1688, originally engaged in underwriting only marine risks but now also issuing ...
Lloyd's of London
Insurance marketing association in London, specializing in high-risk insurance services. Its history dates to 1688, when Edward Lloyd kept a London coffeehouse where merchants, ...
Lloyd's Register
a publication, issued annually by Lloyd's, consisting of a list of all of the world's seagoing vessels and including such information as their age, tonnage, and ...
Lloyd's Register of Shipping
▪ ship-classification society       world's first and largest ship-classification society, begun in 1760 as a registry for ships likely to be insured by marine insurance ...
Lloyd, Christopher
▪ 2007       British gardener and writer (b. March 2, 1921, Northiam, Sussex, Eng.—d. Jan. 27, 2006, Hastings, East Sussex, Eng.), wrote influential books on ...
Lloyd, Clive
▪ Guyanan athlete in full  Clive Hubert Lloyd   born August 31, 1944, Georgetown, British Guiana [now Guyana]       West Indian cricketer, a powerful batsman who, as ...
Lloyd, Earl
▪ American athlete in full  Earl Francis Lloyd  born April 3, 1928, Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.       basketball player who was the first African American to play in ...
Lloyd, George Walter Selwyn
▪ 1999       British composer whose early success was followed by years of neglect after health problems caused by military service in World War II left him ...
Lloyd, Harold
born April 20, 1893, Burchard, Neb., U.S. died March 8, 1971, Hollywood, Calif. U.S. film comedian. He began to appear in one-reel comedies in 1913 and mastered the comic chase ...
Lloyd, Henry Demarest
▪ American journalist born May 1, 1847, New York City died Sept. 28, 1903, Chicago  U.S. journalist whose exposés of the abuses of industrial monopolies are classics of ...
Lloyd, John Henry
▪ American athlete and manager born April 15/25, 1884, Palatka, Florida, U.S. died March 19, 1964/65, Atlantic City, New Jersey       American baseball player and ...
Lloyd, Marie
▪ British actress original name  Matilda Alice Victoria Wood   born Feb. 12, 1870, London died Oct. 7, 1922, London  foremost English music-hall artiste of the late 19th ...
Lloyd, Selwyn
▪ British statesman also called  (1976–78) John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-lloyd, Baron Selwyn-lloyd Of Wirral   born July 28, 1904, Liverpool died May 17, 1978, Preston ...
Lloyd, Seton Howard Frederick
▪ 1997       British archaeologist who led a number of digs in Iraq and Turkey and was the first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, Turkey (b. ...
Lloyd,Harold Clayton
Lloyd (loid), Harold Clayton. 1894-1971. American silent film actor. His most famous stunt was hanging from a clock face at the top of a building in Safety Last (1923). * * *
➡ Lloyds TSB * * *
Lloyds TSB
(also Lloyds) one of the largest British banks, formed in 1995 when Lloyds Bank, which was established in 1765, joined with the TSB (Trustee Savings Bank). Its symbol is a black ...
Lloyds TSB Group PLC
▪ English bank       one of the largest comprehensive commercial banks in the United Kingdom, with subsidiary banks in other countries. It is also a major insurance ...
➡ Lloyd’s of London * * *
Lloyd’s of London
(also Lloyd’s) an association of people in the City of London who provide insurance. These members, known as ‘names’, share the profits and also the risks involved. The ...
Lloyd’s Register
a society, formed in 1760, which each year publishes Lloyd’s Register Book, a detailed list of ships, boats, etc, for insurance purposes. The ships are listed according to ...
Lloyd’s Register Book
➡ Lloyd’s Register * * *
/hleedh/, n. Welsh Legend. a king of Britain who rid his kingdom of three plagues and was famous for his generosity: sometimes regarded as a god. Also, Nudd. * * *
Llull, Ramon
English Raymond Lully born 1232/33, Ciutat de Majorca, Majorca died 1315/16, Tunis or near Majorca Spanish (Catalan) mystic, poet, and missionary. He was reared at the court ...
Llu·llai·lla·co (yo͞o'yī-yäʹkō) A volcano, 6,727.4 m (22,057 ft) high, in the Andes of northern Chile near the Argentine border. * * *
/hlooh"id/; Eng. /loyd/, n. Welsh Legend. a magician who avenged his friend Gwawl upon Pryderi, the son of Pwyll, by casting various spells upon Pryderi and his estate. Also, ...
Llwyd, Morgan
▪ Welsh author born 1619, Merioneth, Wales died June 3, 1659, Wrexham, Denbighshire       Puritan writer whose Llyfr y Tri Aderyn (1653; “The Book of the Three ...
/hleerdd/, n. Welsh Legend. the father of Manawydan: corresponds to the Irish Ler. * * * In Celtic religion, the leader of one of the two warring families of the ...
Llywarch Hen
▪ Welsh hero flourished 6th century       central figure in a cycle of poems composed in the 9th or 10th century in Powys (Wales). Set against the background of the ...
(as used in expressions) David ap Llywelyn Llywelyn ap Gruffudd Llywelyn ap Iorwerth Llywelyn the Great * * *
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
died Dec. 11, 1282, near Builth, Powys, Wales Prince of Wales (1258–77). As prince of Gwynedd in northern Wales from 1255, he sought to extend his rule throughout his native ...
Llywelyn ap Iorwerth
known as Llywelyn the Great died April 11, 1240, Aberconway, Gwynedd, Wales Welsh prince. The grandson of a powerful Welsh prince, he was exiled as a child from Gwynedd in ...
often /lem/ lunar module. * * *
Optics. lumen; lumens. * * *
Optics. lumen-hour; lumen-hours. * * *
To learn, be(come) accustomed; in derived stem, to teach, instruct. 1. Talmud, from Mishnaic Hebrew talmûd, learning, from Hebrew lāmad, to learn. 2. Northwest Semitic noun ...
local mean time. * * *
Symbol, Math. See natural logarithm. [l(ogarithm) n(atural)] * * *
lndry rm
Real Estate. laundry room. * * *
liquefied natural gas. * * *
lo1 /loh/, interj. look! see! (frequently used in Biblical expressions; now usually used as an expression of surprise in the phrase lo and behold). [bef. 900; ME; conflation of ...
lo mein
/loh" mayn"/ a Chinese dish of thin noodles stir-fried with vegetables and usu. meat or shrimp. [1970-75; < dial. Chin: stirred noodles] * * *
/loh"kal", -kal'/, adj. low-cal. * * *
Lo-Johansson, Ivar
▪ Swedish author in full  Karl Ivar Lo-johansson   born Feb. 23, 1901, Ösmo, Sweden died April 11, 1990, Stockholm       Swedish writer and social critic who in more ...
/loh"rez"/, adj. Computers Informal. low-resolution. [by shortening and resp.] * * *
Loa River
▪ river, Chile Spanish  Río Loa        river, northern Chile. The longest river in Chile, it rises in the Andes at the base of Miño Volcano, near the Bolivian ...
/lohch/, n. any of several slender European and Asian fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families, having several barbels around the mouth. [1325-75; ME loche < MF] * * ...
—loadless, adj. /lohd/, n. 1. anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons. 2. the quantity that ...
load displacement
Naut. the weight, in long tons, of a cargo vessel loaded so that the summer load line touches the surface of the water. [1880-85] * * *
load factor
1. the amount or weight of cargo, number of passengers, etc., that an aircraft, vehicle, or vessel can carry. 2. the percentage of available seats, space, or maximum carrying ...
load fund
a mutual fund that carries transaction charges, usually a percentage of the initial investment. * * *
load line
Naut. 1. Also called Plimsoll line. any of various lines marked on the sides of a cargo vessel to indicate the depth to which a vessel may be immersed under certain conditions. ...
load module
Computers. a program or combination of programs in a form ready to be loaded into main storage and executed: generally the output from a linkage editor. * * *
load-line mark
/lohd"luyn'/, Naut. any of various marks by which the allowable loading and the load line at load displacement are established for a merchant vessel; a load line. Also called ...
/lohd"shed'ing/, n. the deliberate shutdown of electric power in a part or parts of a power-distribution system, generally to prevent the failure of the entire system when the ...
/loh"did/, adj. 1. bearing or having a load; full: a loaded bus. 2. containing ammunition or an explosive charge: a loaded rifle. 3. (of a word, statement, or argument) charged ...
/loh"deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that loads. 2. a self-propelled machine with a shovel or bucket at the end of articulated arms, used to raise earth or other material and ...
/loh"dee/, n. Slang. loady. * * *
/loh"ding/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that loads. 2. that with which something is loaded; load, burden, or charge. 3. Elect. the process of adding reactance to a ...
loading coil
Elect. an inductance coil used to improve the characteristics of a transmission line. [1900-05] * * *
loading program n. A sequence of instructions that starts the processing of a computer program entered by means of an automatic input device. * * *
load line n. See Plimsoll mark. * * *
/lohd"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. an aircrew member responsible for the loading and stowage of cargo aboard an aircraft. [1960-65; LOAD + MASTER] * * *
/lohd"stahr'/, n. lodestar. * * *
/lohd"stohn'/, n. lodestone. [1505-15; earlier load LODE + STONE] * * *
/loh"dee/, n., pl. loadies. Slang. a person who is a habitual user of alcohol or drugs. Also, loadie. [LOAD (appar. from LOADED intoxicated, or get a load on become intoxicated) ...
loaf1 /lohf/, n., pl. loaves /lohvz/. 1. a portion of bread or cake baked in a mass, usually oblong with a rounded top. 2. a shaped or molded mass of food, as of sugar or chopped ...
loaf bread
South Midland and Southern U.S. commercially baked bread; store-bought bread. [1550-60] * * *
loaf pan
a rectangular metal or glass pan for baking cakes, breads, meatloaf, etc. Also, loafpan. * * *
loaf bread n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See light bread. * * *
—loaferish, adj. /loh"feuhr/, n. a person who loafs; lazy person; idler. [1820-30, Amer.; perh. short for *landloafer vagabond; cf. G (obs.) Landläufer, D landloper; see ...
/loh"feuhr/, Trademark. a brand name for a moccasinlike slip-on shoe. * * *
/loh'euh uy"euh sis/, n. Pathol. loiasis. * * *
—loaminess, n. —loamless, adj. —loamy, adj. /lohm/, n. 1. a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of ...
See loam. * * *
loan1 /lohn/, n. 1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book. 2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum ...
loan collection
loan collection n. a collection of pictures, curios, etc. lent for temporary public exhibition * * *
loan shark
Informal. a person who lends money at excessively high rates of interest; usurer. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
loan translation
1. the process whereby a compound word or expression is created by literal translation of each of the elements of a compound word or expression in another language, as marriage ...
loan value
Insurance. the highest amount of money that can be borrowed against a life-insurance policy, based on the cash value of the policy. * * *
loan-sharking [lōn′shär΄kiŋ] n. the practice of lending money at exorbitant or illegal interest rates * * *
/loh"neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that can be loaned. 2. available for loan for a fee or at interest. n. 3. something that is loanable. [1840-50; LOAN1 + -ABLE] * * *
/lohn"blend'/, n. a compound word or expression consisting of both native and foreign elements. [1945-50; LOAN1 + BLEND] * * *
/loh an"deuh, -ahn"-/; Port. /loo ahonn"deuh/, n. Luanda. * * *
/loh"neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that loans. 2. something, as an automobile or appliance, that is lent esp. to replace an item being serviced or repaired. [1880-85; LOAN1 + ...
Loango, Kingdom of
▪ historical kingdom, Africa also called  Brama Kingdom,        former African state in the basin of the Kouilou and Niari rivers (now largely in southwestern Congo ...
loan shark n. Informal One who lends money at exorbitant interest rates, especially one financed and supported by an organized crime network. * * *
/lohn"shahr'king/, n. the practice of lending money at excessive rates of interest. Also, loan-sharking. [1965-70, Amer.; LOAN SHARK + -ING1] * * *
/lohn"shift'/, n. Ling. 1. change or extension of the meaning of a word through the influence of a foreign word, as in the application in English of the meaning "profession" to ...
loan translation n. A form of borrowing from one language to another whereby the semantic components of a given term are literally translated into their equivalents in the ...
/lohn"werrd'/, n. a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usually naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken ...
▪ plant family  mostly tropical American plant family of 14 genera and 265 species of the dogwood order (Cornales), many with painfully stinging hairs but beautiful and often ...
—loathness, n. /lohth, lohdh/, adj. unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse: to be loath to admit a mistake. Also, loth. [bef. 900; ME loth, lath, OE lath hostile, hateful; ...
—loather, n. /lohdh/, v.t., loathed, loathing. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip. [bef. 900; ME loth(i)en, lath(i)en, ...
See loathe. * * *
/lohdh"feuhl/, adj. 1. Scot. bashful; reluctant. 2. hateful; loathsome. [1400-50; late ME lothfull. See LOATH, -FUL] * * *
—loathingly, adv. /loh"dhing/, n. strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion. [1300-50; ME lathynge. See LOATHE, -ING1] Syn. abhorrence; hatred. See aversion. * * *
See loathing. * * *
loathly1 /lohth"lee, lohdh"-/, adv. reluctantly; unwillingly. [bef. 1000; ME lothliche, OE lathlice. See LOATH, -LY (adv. suffix)] loathly2 /lohdh"lee, lohth"-/, adj. ...
—loathsomely, adv. —loathsomeness, n. /lohdh"seuhm, lohth"-/, adj. causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease. [1250-1300; ME ...
See loathsome. * * *
See loathsomely. * * *
/lohvz/, n. pl. of loaf1. * * *
lob1 —lobber, n. /lob/, v., lobbed, lobbing, n. v.t. 1. Tennis. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent's court. 2. to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high ...
Lobachevski [lō̂΄bə chef′skē] Nikolai Ivanovich [nē kō̂ lī′ ē vä′nō̂ vich] 1793-1856; Russ. mathematician * * *
Lobachevski,Nikolai Ivanovich
Lo·ba·chev·ski (lō'bə-chĕfʹskē, lə-bə-chyĕfʹ-), Nikolai Ivanovich. 1792-1856. Russian mathematician who developed (1826) a system of non-Euclidean geometry. * * *
/loh'beuh chef"skee/; Russ. /leuh bu chyef"skyee/, n. Nikolai Ivanovich /nyi ku luy" ee vah"neuh vyich/, 1793-1856, Russian mathematician. * * *
Lobachevsky, Nikolay (Ivanovich)
born , Dec. 1, 1792, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia died Feb. 24, 1856, Kazan Russian mathematician. His entire life centred around the University of Kazan, where he studied and later ...
Lobachevsky, Nikolay Ivanovich
▪ Russian mathematician Introduction born , Dec. 1 [Nov. 20, Old Style], 1792, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia died Feb. 24 [Feb. 12, Old Style], 1856, Kazan  Russian mathematician ...
Town (pop., 1995 est.: 10,000), legislative capital of Swaziland. Located near Mbabane, it is in a densely populated rural area. It is, according to traditional Swazi customs, ...
Lobanov-Rostovsky, Aleksey Borisovich, Knyaz
▪ Russian diplomat (Prince) born Dec. 30 [Dec. 18, Old Style], 1824, Voronezh province, Russia died Aug. 30 [Aug. 18], 1896, Shepetovka, Russia       diplomat and ...
Lobanovsky, Valery Vasilevich
▪ 2003       Ukrainian association football (soccer) player and coach (b. Jan. 6, 1939, Kiev, Ukrainian S.S.R., U.S.S.R.—d. May 13, 2002, Zaporizhya, Ukraine), as the ...
/loh"beuhr, -bahr/, adj. of or pertaining to a lobe, as of the lungs. [1855-60; < NL lobaris. See LOBE, -AR1] * * *
lobar pneumonia
Pathol. pneumonia (def. 2). [1855-60] * * *
—lobately, adv. /loh"bayt/, adj. 1. having a lobe or lobes; lobed. 2. having the form of a lobe. 3. Ornith. noting or pertaining to a foot in which the individual toes have ...
See lobate. * * *
/loh bay"sheuhn/, n. 1. lobate formation. 2. a lobe. [1830-40; LOBATE + -ION] * * *
▪ Botswana also spelled  Lobatsi        town, southeastern Botswana. It lies on a main road and a rail line about 45 miles (72 km) southwest of Gaborone, the ...
/lob"euhr/, n. Inland North. clabber. Also called lobbered milk /lob"euhrd/. [b. CLABBER and LOPPER2] Regional Variation. See clabber. * * *
—lobbyer, n. /lob"ee/, n., pl. lobbies, v., lobbied, lobbying. n. 1. an entrance hall, corridor, or vestibule, as in a public building, often serving as an anteroom; foyer. 2. ...
See lobby. * * *
/lob"ee gow'/, n. Slang. an errand boy, as formerly in the Chinatown section of a city. [1905-10, Amer.; orig. obscure] * * *
Lobbying is the practice of approaching politicians in order to persuade them to support a particular aim or cause, and then to speak about it and draw attention to it. In the US ...
See lobbyer. * * *
—lobbyism, n. /lob"ee ist/, n. a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby. [1940-45; LOBBY + -IST] * * *
➡ lobbying * * *
/lohb/, n. 1. a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf. 2. earlobe. [1515-25; < ML lobus (LL: hull, husk, pod) < Gk lobós, akin to L legula lobe of the ear] * ...
lobe-finned fish
/lohb"find'/ any fish that has rounded scales and lobed fins, as the coelacanth. Also called lobefin. * * *
lobe-finned fish (lōbʹfĭnd') n. A member of the subclass Crossopterygii, a group of bony fishes with paired rounded fins, suggesting limbs, that are extinct except for the ...
/loh bek"teuh mee/, n., pl. lobectomies. Surg. excision of a lobe of an organ or gland. [1910-15; LOBE + -ECTOMY] * * *
/lohbd/, adj. 1. having a lobe or lobes; lobate. 2. Bot. (of a leaf) having lobes or divisions extending less than halfway to the middle of the base. [1780-90; LOBE + -ED3] * * *
lobed comb jelly
▪ invertebrate       any of several gelatinous, transparent marine invertebrates of the order Lobata (phylum Ctenophora). The animals are found in most oceans, ...
lobefin [lōb′fin΄] n. any of a subclass (Sarcopterygii) of bony fishes having thick, limblike, paired fins, including the lungfishes and the coelacanth * * * lobe·fin ...
/loh beel"yeuh/, n. any herbaceous or woody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long clusters of blue, red, yellow, or white flowers. Cf. lobelia family. [1730-40; < NL; named ...
lobelia family
the plant family Lobeliaceae (sometimes considered a subfamily, Lobelioideae, of the Campanulaceae, or bellflower family), typified by usually herbaceous plants having milky sap, ...
/loh bee'lee ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Lobeliaceae. Cf. lobelia family. [1820-30; < NL Lobeliace(ae) (see LOBELIA, -ACEAE) + -OUS] * * *
/loh"beuh leen', -lin/, n. Pharm. a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C22H27NO2, obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a ...
born с 1836, Mosega, Transvaal died January 1894, near Bulawayo, Rhodesia Second and last king of the South African Ndebele nation. Son of the founder of the Ndebele kingdom, ...
/loh"buy/, n. pl. of lobus. * * * ▪ people       people residing in the western region of Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) and in the Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) ...
/looh bee"tooh/, n. a seaport in W Angola. 65,000. * * * ▪ Angola       port city, western Angola, on the Atlantic coast just north of the Catumbela estuary. Its bay, ...
Lobkowitz, Wenzel Eusebius, Fürst (prince) von
▪ Austrian statesman born Jan. 30, 1609 died April 22, 1677, Raudnitz, Bohemia [now in Czech Republic]       statesman who served as chief minister of the Aulic Council ...
/lob"lol'ee/, n., pl. loblollies. 1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole. 2. a thick gruel. [1590-1600; cf. dial. (Yorkshire) lob (of porridge) to bubble while ...
loblolly bay
an evergreen tree, Gordonia lasianthus, of the tea family, having fragrant, long-stalked white flowers and egg-shaped fruit. [1720-30] * * *
loblolly boy
Obs. an assistant to the surgeon on board a ship. [1740-50] * * *
loblolly pine
1. a coniferous tree, Pinus taeda, of the southeastern U.S., having bundles of stout often twisted needles and blackish-gray bark. 2. the wood of this tree, used for timber and ...
loblolly pine n. A pine (Pinus taeda) of the southeast United States, having needles in fascicles of three, oblong cones, and strong wood used as lumber and for paper pulp. * * *
/loh"boh/, n., pl. lobos. the gray or timber wolf of the western U.S. [1830-40; < Sp < L lupus wolf] * * *
Lobo, Rebecca
▪ 1996       On Oct. 22, 1995, Rebecca Lobo received the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA's) Woman of the Year award for her outstanding achievements in ...
lo·bo·la (lōʹbə-lə) n. A set amount paid by a prospective husband to the bride's family among certain peoples in southern Africa.   [Zulu -lóbólà, dowry, give a ...
/loh"beuh leuh/, n., pl. lobolos. a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride's father among Bantu-speaking tribes of southern Africa. Also, lobola. [1815-25; < Zulu ...
▪ animal       collective name for two phyla of animals: Onychophora (velvet worm) and Tardigrada (tardigrade). Phyla Onychophora and Tardigrada have long been ...
/loh"bohs/, adj. Zool. having broad, thick pseudopodia, as certain ameboid protozoans. [1880-85; < NL lobosus. See LOBE, -OSE] * * *
—lobotomist, n. —lobotomization, n. /leuh bot"euh muyz', loh-/, v.t., lobotomized, lobotomizing. 1. to perform a lobotomy on. 2. to make (someone or something) abnormally ...
/leuh bot"euh muyzd', loh-/, adj. 1. Surg. having undergone a lobotomy. 2. stupefied; benumbed. [1940-45; LOBOTOMIZE + -ED2] * * *
/leuh bot"euh mee, loh-/, n., pl. lobotomies. Surg. 1. the operation of cutting into a lobe, as of the brain or the lung. 2. See prefrontal lobotomy. * * * Surgical procedure in ...
/lob"skows/, n. a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc. Also, lobscourse /lob"skawrs, -skohrs/. [1700-10; cf. LOBLOLLY; Norw lapskaus, Dan labskovs, G labskaus all ...
/lob"steuhr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) lobster, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) lobsters. 1. any of various large, edible, marine, usually dull-green, ...
lobster Newburg
(sometimes l.c.) lobster cooked in a thick seasoned cream sauce made with sherry or brandy. Also, lobster Newburgh. Also called lobster à la Newburg, lobster à la ...
lobster pot
a trap for catching lobsters, typically a box made of wooden slats with a funnellike entrance to the bait. Also called lobster trap. [1755-65] * * * ▪ fishing ...
lobster roll
lobster salad served on a frankfurter roll or the like. * * *
lobster shift
Informal. 1. Also called lobster trick. dogwatch (def. 2). 2. See graveyard shift. * * *
lobster tail
lobster tail n. the flesh of the tail of any of various crustaceans, esp. the Cape crawfish, prepared as food, often by broiling in the shell * * *
lobster thermidor
a dish of cooked lobster meat placed back in the shell with a cream sauce, sprinkled with grated cheese and melted butter, and browned in the oven. Also, lobster ...
lobster-tail helmet
/lob"steuhr tayl'/, Armor. a burgonet fitted with a long, articulated tail of lames for protecting the nape of the neck, worn by cavalry in the 17th century. * * *
/lob"steuhr bak'/, n. (esp. during the American Revolution) redcoat. [LOBSTER + BACK1; in reference to the red color of cooked lobsters] * * *
See lobster. * * *
/lob"steuhr ing/, n. the act, process, or business of capturing lobsters. [1880-85; LOBSTER + -ING1] * * *
/lob"steuhr meuhn/, n., pl. lobstermen. a person who traps lobsters. [1880-85; LOBSTER + -MAN] Usage. See -man. * * *
lobster pot n. A slatted cage with an opening covered by a funnel-shaped net, used for trapping lobsters. * * *
lobster ther·mi·dor (thûrʹmĭ-dôr') n. A dish consisting of cooked lobster meat mixed with a cream sauce, put into a lobster shell, sprinkled with cheese, and ...
/lob"stik'/, n. Canadian. lopstick. * * *
/lob"tayl'/, v.i. (of a whale) to slap the flukes against the surface of the water. [1865-70 (as ger.); appar. LOB1 in sense "to move heavily" + TAIL1] * * *
/lob"yeuh leuhr/, adj. composed of, having the form of, or pertaining to lobules or small lobes. [1815-25; LOBULE + -AR1] * * *
lobular pump
a blower or pump displacing air or liquid by means of rotors having meshing lobes that act as a seal at their place of mesh. Also called gear pump. * * *
See lobular. * * *
—lobulation, n. /lob"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. consisting of, divided into, or having lobes. Also, lobulated. [1860-65; LOBULE + -ATE1] * * *
See lobulate. * * *
/lob"yoohl/, n. 1. a small lobe. 2. a subdivision of a lobe. [1675-85; < NL lobulus. See LOBE, -ULE] * * *
See lobular. * * *
/lob"yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. lobuli /-luy'/. Anat. a lobule. [1725-35; < NL; see LOBULE] * * *
/loh"beuhs/, n., pl. lobi /-buy/. Anat. a lobe. [ < NL; see LOBE] * * *
/lob"werrm'/, n. the lugworm. Also called lob. [1645-55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see LOB1) + WORM] * * *
locative. * * *
loc. cit.
/lok" sit"/ in the place cited. [ < L loco citato] * * *
loc. primo cit.
/lok" pruy"moh sit", pree"moh/ in the place first cited. [ < L loco primo citato] * * *
loc. cit. abbr. Latin loco citato (in the place cited). * * *
/loh"keuh/, n. a pl. of locus. * * *
—localness, n. /loh"keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial. 2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular ...
local anesthesia
local anesthesia n. see ANESTHESIA (sense 2) * * *
local area network
1. a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings. 2. Computers. a system for linking a number of microcomputers, terminals, ...
local area network (LAN)
Communications network consisting of many computers within a local area, such as a single building or company complex. Individual users can share data or files on a LAN as if ...
Local authorities
➡ local government * * *
Local Church, the
▪ international religious group       international Evangelical Christian group founded in China in the 1930s and based on the belief that a city or town should have ...
local color
1. distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality. 2. Fine Arts. the ...
local colour
▪ American literature       style of writing derived from the presentation of the features and peculiarities of a particular locality and its inhabitants. The name is ...
Local Education Authority
(abbr LEA) n a department of local government in Britain that provides money to run the state schools and colleges in its area. Some of the schools and colleges in the area of ...
local government
1. the administration of the civic affairs of a city, town, or district by its inhabitants rather than by the state or country at large. 2. the governing body of a town or ...
Local Group
Astron. the group of galaxies, at least 25 of which are known, that includes the Milky Way. [1915-20] * * * Concentration of about 40 galaxies to which the Milky Way Galaxy ...
local maximum
Math. maximum (def. 4a). * * *
local minimum
Math. minimum (def. 5a). * * *
local nature reserves
➡ nature reserves * * *
local option
a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, esp. as to allowing the sale of liquor. [1875-80] * * *
local preacher
1. (in early Methodism) a layperson appointed to supervise the congregation and conduct services between visits of a circuit rider. 2. (in the southern U.S.) a lay ...
local radio
n [U] the radio stations in Britain that broadcast to a local rather than a national audience, within a county or town. Local radio may be run by the BBC or by a commercial ...
local stamp
stamp (def. 22). * * *
local standard of rest
a frame of reference for a portion of the universe in which the mean motion of nearby stars is zero. * * *
local time
the time based on the meridian through a specific place, as a city, in contrast to that of the time zone within which the place is located; the time in a specific place as ...
local wind
/wind/ one of a number of winds that are influenced predominantly by the topographic features of a relatively small region. * * *
/loh"keuhl kon"tent/, adj. of or pertaining to the number or percentage of the components of a product, as an automobile, that are manufactured in a specific country: ...
local anesthesia n. Anesthesia characterized by the loss of sensation only in the area of the body where an anesthetic drug is applied or injected. * * *
local anesthetic n. An anesthetic drug that induces local anesthesia by inhibiting nerve excitation or conduction. * * *
localarea network
local area network n. LAN. * * *
local color n. 1. The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it. 2. The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work. * * *
/loh kal", -kahl"/, n. 1. a place or locality, esp. with reference to events or circumstances connected with it: to move to a warmer locale. 2. the scene or setting, as of a ...
—localist, n. —localistic, adj. /loh"keuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. a word, phrase, pronunciation, or manner of speaking that is peculiar to one locality. 2. a local custom. 3. ...
See localism. * * *
/loh"keuh luyt'/, n. one who lives in a particular locality. [1950-55; LOCAL + -ITE1] * * *
/loh kal"i tee/, n., pl. localities. 1. a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there: They moved to another ...
See localize. * * *
—localizable, adj. —localization, n. —localizer, n. /loh"keuh luyz'/, v., localized, localizing. v.t. 1. to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular ...
lo·cal·ized (lōʹkə-līzd') adj. 1. Restricted to a particular place. 2. Medicine. Restricted or limited to a specific body part or region: localized pain and numbness. * * *
localizer [lō′kəl īz΄ər] n. a directional radio beam sent from the beginning of the runway and used to align an incoming airplane * * *
/loh"keuh lee/, adv. 1. in a particular place, area, location, etc. 2. with regard to place. 3. in a local area; nearby: Not much interest is taken in the chess tournament ...
locally compact space
Math. a topological space in which each point has a neighborhood that is compact. * * *
locally Euclidean space
Math. a topological space in which each point has a neighborhood that is homeomorphic to an open set in a Euclidean space of specified dimension. * * *
locally finite set
Math. a collection of sets in a topological space in which each point of the space has a neighborhood that intersects a finite number of sets of the collection. * * *
See locally. * * *
local option n. The power granted to a local political subdivision to decide whether to apply a law, such as a ban on liquor sales, within its jurisdiction. * * *
It. /law kahrdd"naw/, n. a town in S Switzerland, on Lake Maggiore: Locarno Pact 1925. 15,300. * * * ▪ Switzerland German  Luggarus    town, Ticino canton, southern ...
Locarno, Pact of
(1925) Multilateral treaty signed in Locarno, Switz. , intended to guarantee peace in western Europe. Its signatories were Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. ...
See locate. * * *
—locatable, adj. /loh"kayt, loh kayt"/, v., located, locating. v.t. 1. to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound. 2. to set, fix, or ...
/loh'keuh tel"ee/; It. /law'kah tel"lee/, n. Pietro /pee ay"troh/; It. /pye"trddaw/, 1695-1764, Italian violinist and composer. * * *
Locatelli, Pietro
▪ Italian musician in full  Pietro Antonio Locatelli  born September 3, 1695, Bergamo, Republic of Venice [Italy] died March 30, 1764, Amsterdam, ...
See locatable. * * *
—locational, adj. —locationally, adv. /loh kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a place of settlement, activity, or residence: This town is a good location for a young doctor. 2. a place or ...
location theory
▪ economics and geography       in economics and geography, theory concerned with the geographic location of economic activity; it has become an integral part of ...
See location. * * *
/lok"euh tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in certain inflected languages) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or at which, as Latin domi "at home." n. 2. the ...
/loh"kay teuhr, loh kay"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who locates something. 2. a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim. Sometimes, ...
/lok, lokh/, n. Scot. 1. a lake. 2. a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea. [1350-1400; ME (Scots) louch, locht < ScotGael loch, OIr loch lake, c. L ...
Loch Lomond
a traditional Scottish song. It contains the famous lines: Oh, you’ll take the high road, And I’ll take the low road, And I’ll be in Scotland before you; But me and my ...
Loch Ness
/lok' nes", lokh'/ a lake in NW Scotland, near Inverness. 23 mi. (37 km) long. * * *
Loch Ness monster
a large aquatic animal resembling a serpent or a plesiosaurlike reptile, reported to have been seen in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland, but not proved to exist. [1930-35] * * *
Loch Raven
/lok/ a town in central Maryland, near Baltimore. 25,000. * * *
Loch, Henry Brougham Loch, 1st Baron
▪ British colonial official born May 23, 1827, Scotland? died June 20, 1900, London       British soldier and administrator who served as high commissioner in South ...
Lochaber ax
/lo khah"beuhrdd/; Eng. /lo kah"beuhr/ a Scottish battle-ax of the 16th century, having a tall, cleaverlike blade with a hook at its upper end. [1610-20; named after Lochaber, ...
/lohch/, n. the North American burbot. [1665-75; < CanF, F: loach] * * *
/lok"euhrn/, n. a city in N Maryland, near Baltimore. 26,908. * * *
▪ France       town, Indre-et-Loire département, Centre région, west-central France, southeast of Tours, on the left bank of the Indre River. The town is dominated by ...
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       burgh (town) and holiday resort, Argyll and Bute council area, historic county of Argyllshire, Scotland, situated at the head of Loch ...
—lochial, adj. /loh"kee euh, lok"ee euh/, n., pl. lochia. Med. the liquid discharge from the uterus after childbirth. [1675-85; < NL < Gk, n. use of neut. pl. of LÓCHIOS of ...
See lochia. * * *
/lok'in vahr", lokh'-/, n. 1. the hero of a ballad included in the narrative poem Marmion (1808) by Sir Walter Scott. 2. a romantic suitor. * * *
Lochkovian Stage
▪ geology       lowermost of the three standard worldwide divisions of Early Devonian (Devonian Period) rocks and time. It is the lowest division of the Devonian Period ...
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       royal burgh (town), Dumfries and Galloway council area, historic county of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, situated near several small lochs ...
▪ mountain, Scotland, United Kingdom       scenic mountain of coarse red granite, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, south of the River Dee in the Grampian Mountains. The ...
Lochner, Stefan
born с 1400, Meersburg am Bodensee, Bishopric of Constance died 1451, Cologne German painter. Nothing is known of his early life, but he may have studied in The Netherlands ...
/lok"euhs/, n., pl. lochi /lok"uy/. (in ancient Greece) a subdivision of an army. [1825-35; < Gk lóchos lit., ambush, place for lying in wait, hence, men forming an ambush; cf. ...
/loh"suy, -kee, -kuy/, n. pl. of locus. * * *

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