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lock1 —lockless, adj. /lok/, n. 1. a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and ...
lock bay
a broadened section of a canal before the gates of a lock. [1870-75] * * *
Lock Haven
▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, seat (1839) of Clinton county, north-central Pennsylvania, U.S. It lies along the West Branch Susquehanna River (a major ...
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
▪ university, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States       public coeducational institution of higher learning in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, U.S. It is part of ...
lock nut
Mach. 1. a nut specially constructed to prevent its coming loose, usually having a means of providing extra friction between itself and the screw. 2. Also called jam nut. a thin ...
lock rail
the rail of a door that meets the shutting stile at the level of the lock. [1815-25] * * *
lock seam
a joint between two pieces of sheet metal, made by folding up the overlapping edges against each other, then folding them over in the same direction a number of ...
lock step
lock step n. a way of marching in such close file that the corresponding legs of the marchers must keep step precisely * * *
lock stitch
a sewing-machine stitch in which two threads are locked together at small intervals. [1860-65] * * *
lock washer
a washer placed under a nut on a bolt or screw, so made as to prevent the nut from shaking loose. * * *
/lok"in'/, n. 1. an act or instance of becoming unalterable, unmovable, or rigid. 2. commitment, binding, or restriction. [1965-70; n. use of v. phrase lock in] * * *
➡ canals * * *
lock-on (lŏkʹŏn', -ôn') n. The start of the automatic tracking of a target, as by a missile. * * *
—lockability, n. /lok"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being locked; fitted with a lock: The car has a lockable glove compartment. [1890-95; LOCK1 + -ABLE] * * *
/lok"ij/, n. 1. the construction, use, or operation of locks, as in a canal or stream. 2. passage through a lock or locks. 3. a toll paid for such passage. [1670-80; LOCK1 + ...
/lok"boks'/, n. 1. a strongbox. 2. a rented post-office box equipped with a lock. 3. Also called lockout box. Television. a closed box, usually fitted with a lock, containing ...
/lok"down'/, n. the confining of prisoners to their cells, as following a riot or other disturbance. [1970-75; LOCK1 + -down, prob. extracted from nouns formed from phrasal ...
/lok/, n. 1. Alain LeRoy /al"in leuh roy", lee"roy/, 1886-1954, U.S. educator and author. 2. David Ross ("Petroleum V. Nasby"), 1833-88, U.S. humorist and journalist. 3. John, ...
Locke, Alain
▪ American writer born Sept. 13, 1886, Philadelphia died June 9, 1954, New York City  American educator, writer, and philosopher, best remembered as the leader and chief ...
Locke, Bobby
▪ South African golfer byname of  Arthur D'arcy Locke   born Nov. 20, 1917, Germiston, Transvaal, S.Af. died March 9, 1987, Johannesburg       South African golfer ...
Locke, John
born Aug. 29, 1632, Wrington, Somerset, Eng. died Oct. 28, 1704, Oates, Essex English philosopher. Educated at Oxford, principally in medicine and science, he later became ...
Locke, Josef
▪ 2000 Joseph McLaughlin        Irish tenor who was a beloved performer of sentimental and traditional Irish songs in British music halls, on radio, and in films in the ...
Locke, Matthew
▪ British composer born c. 1621–23, Exeter, Devon, Eng. died August 1677, London  leading English composer for the stage in the period before Henry Purcell.       By ...
Locke,Alain LeRoy
Locke (lŏk), Alain LeRoy. 1886-1954. American educator and writer who was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. His works include Four Negro Poets (1927) and Negro Art: Past and ...
Locke, John. 1632-1704. English philosopher. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) he set out the principles of empiricism, and his Two Treatises on Government (1690) ...
—Lockeanism, Lockianism, n. /lok"ee euhn/, n. 1. an adherent of the philosophy of Locke. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling the philosophy of Locke. [J. LOCKE + -AN] * * *
locked bowels
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. constipation. 2. Older Use. appendicitis. * * *
/lok"euhr/, n. 1. a chest, drawer, compartment, closet, or the like, that may be locked, esp. one at a gymnasium, school, etc. for storage and safekeeping of clothing and ...
locker plant
an establishment for storing food under refrigeration, containing lockers for renting to individual users. * * *
locker room
a room containing lockers, as in a gymnasium, factory, or school, for changing clothes and for the storage and safekeeping of personal belongings. [1890-95] * * *
/lok"euhr lam"seuhn/, n. Frederick (Frederick Locker), 1821-95, English poet. * * *
/lok"euhr roohm', -room'/, adj. of, characteristic of, or suitable to conversation in a locker room; earthy or sexually explicit: locker-room humor. [1945-50] * * *
a town in southern Scotland. It became famous in 1988 when a US plane (Pan Am Flight 103) exploded above it, killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground. ...
locker room n. A room furnished with lockers, as in a gymnasium, school, or workplace, used as a place in which to change clothes and store equipment. * * *
/lok"it/, n. 1. a small case for a miniature portrait, a lock of hair, or other keepsake, usually worn on a necklace. 2. the uppermost mount of a scabbard. [1325-75; ME lokat ...
Lockett, Tony
▪ 2000       The remarkable goal-kicking career of Australian Football League (AFL) full-forward Tony “Plugger” Lockett came to an end at the conclusion of the 1999 ...
/lok"hahrt, lok"euhrt/, n. John Gibson, 1794-1854, Scottish biographer and novelist. * * *
Lockhart, John Gibson
▪ Scottish biographer born July 14, 1794, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scot. died Nov. 25, 1854, Abbotsford, near Melrose, Roxburghshire  Scottish critic, novelist, and biographer, ...
Lockheed Martin
a US company, formed in 1994 when the Lockheed Corporation and the Martin Marietta Corporation were joined together. It produces military aircraft, space rockets, satellites (= ...
Lockheed Martin Corp.
U.S. diversified company that is one of the world's largest aerospace manufacturers. It was established in 1995 through the merger of Lockheed Corp. (formed 1926 as Lockheed ...
Lockheed Martin Corporation
▪ American corporation Introduction       major American diversified company with core business concentrations in aerospace products—including aircraft, space ...
lock·ing (lŏkʹĭng) n. A style of dancing in which energetic manuevers are performed, especially emphasizing the use of arm movements, usually to funk or hip-hop music. * * *
locking piece
Horol. (in a striking train) a hooked part, rising and falling on a locking plate and arresting the rotation of the plate after the proper number of strokes. [1810-20] * * *
locking plate
Horol. a narrow wheel geared to a striking train or other mechanism and having a notched rim engaging with another mechanism permitting it to rotate through a specific ...
locking pliers
pliers whose jaws are connected at a sliding pivot, permitting them to be temporarily locked in a fixed position for ease in grasping and turning nuts. See illus. under plier. * ...
/lok"jaw'/, n. Pathol. tetanus in which the jaws become firmly locked together; trismus. [1795-1805; LOCK1 + JAW] * * *
lock·keep·er (lŏkʹkē'pər) n. One who is in charge of a lock on a waterway. Also called lockmaster. * * *
Lockley, Ronald Mathias
▪ 2001       Welsh naturalist (b. Nov. 8, 1903, Cardiff, Wales—d. April 12, 2000, Auckland, N.Z.), wrote about island life, seabirds, and marine mammals; founded bird ...
lockmaker [läk′māk΄ər] n. a locksmith lockmaking n. * * *
lockmaster [läk′mas΄tər] n. one in charge of a canal lock * * * lock·mas·ter (lŏkʹmăs'tər) n. See lockkeeper. * * *
locknut [läk′nut΄] n. 1. a thin nut screwed down hard on an ordinary nut to prevent the latter from working loose 2. a specially designed nut that locks itself when screwed ...
/lok"owt'/, n. the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer's terms. [1850-55; n. use of v. ...
lockout box
Television. lockbox (def. 3). * * *
/lok"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a city in W New York, on the New York State Barge Canal. 24,844. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, seat (1822) of Niagara county, ...
/lok"reuhm/, n. Obs. a rough-textured linen cloth. [1250-1300; ME lokeram, lokerham, after Locronan, village in Brittany where the cloth was made; perh. conformed to BUCKRAM] * * ...
➡ canals * * *
/lok"set'/, n. an assembly of parts making up a complete locking system, esp. one used on a door, including knobs, plates, and a lock mechanism. [LOCK1 + SET] * * *
—locksmithery, n. —locksmithing, n. /lok"smith'/, n. a person who makes or repairs locks and keys. [1200-50; ME loksmith (first attested as surname). See LOCK1, SMITH] * * *
/lok"step'/, n. 1. a way of marching in very close file, in which the leg of each person moves with and closely behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead. 2. a rigidly ...
lock stitch n. A stitch made on a sewing machine by the interlocking of the upper thread and the bobbin thread. * * *
/lok"up'/, n. 1. a jail, esp. a local one for temporary detention. 2. the act of locking up or the state of being locked up. 3. a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of ...
/lok"wood'/, n. Belva Ann Bennett /bel"veuh/, 1830-1917, U.S. lawyer and women's-rights activist. * * *
Lockwood, Belva Ann
▪ American lawyer née  Belva Ann Bennett  born Oct. 24, 1830, Royalton, N.Y., U.S. died May 19, 1917, Washington, D.C.  American feminist and lawyer who was the first ...
Lockwood, Margaret
▪ British actress in full  Margaret Mary Lockwood  born Sept. 15, 1916, Karachi, India [now Pak.] died July 15, 1990, London, Eng.  British actress noted for her ...
Lockwood, Robert, Jr.
▪ 2007 Robert Jr. Lockwood        American blues musician (b. March 27, 1915, Turkey Scratch, Ark.—d. Nov. 21, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio), was perhaps best known for his ...
Lockwood,Belva Ann Bennett
Lock·wood (lŏkʹwo͝od'), Belva Ann Bennett. 1830-1917. American lawyer and suffragist. She was the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (1879). * * *
/lok"yeuhr/, n. Sir Joseph Norman, 1836-1920, English astronomer and author. * * *
Lockyer, Sir Joseph Norman
▪ British astronomer born May 17, 1836, Rugby, Warwickshire, Eng. died Aug. 16, 1920, Salcombe Regis, Devon  British astronomer who in 1868 discovered in the Sun's (Sun) ...
Lockyer,Sir Joseph Norman
Lock·yer (lŏkʹyər), Sir Joseph Norman. 1836-1920. British astronomer who founded and was the first editor (1869-1919) of Nature magazine. * * *
▪ France       village and seaside resort, on the coast of the Gulf of Morbihan, Morbihan département, Brittany région, western France, south of Auray. It is famous ...
/loh"koh/, n., pl. locos, v., locoed, locoing, adj. n. 1. locoweed. 2. Slang. an insane person; maniac. 3. Vet. Pathol. locoism. v.t. 4. to poison with locoweed. 5. Slang. to ...
loco citato
/loh"koh ki tah"toh/; Eng. /loh"koh suy tay"toh, si tah"toh/. Latin. See loc. cit. * * *
loco disease
Vet. Pathol. locoism. [1885-90] * * *
loco primo citato
/loh"koh prddee"moh ki tah"toh/; Eng. /loh"koh pruy"moh suy tay"toh, pree"moh si tah"toh/. Latin. See loc. primo cit. * * *
loco supra citato
/loh"koh sooh"prddah ki tah"toh/; Eng. /loh"koh sooh"preuh suy tay"toh, si tah"toh/. Latin. See l.s.c. * * *
loco- [lō′kō, lō′kə] 〚< L loco, abl. of locus, place: see LOCAL〛 combining form from place to place [locomotion] * * *
loco disease n. A disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning and characterized by weakness, lack of coordination, trembling, and partial paralysis. Also called loco1, ...
/loh'koh foh"koh/, n. 1. (sometimes l.c.) a member of the radical faction of the New York City Democrats, organized in 1835 to oppose the conservative members of the party. 2. ...
Locofoco Party
Radical wing of the Democratic Party organized in New York City in 1835. Made up largely of workingmen and reformers, the party opposed state banks, monopolies, tariffs, and ...
/loh'koh foh"koh iz'euhm/, n. (sometimes l.c.) the doctrines of the Locofocos. [1830-40, Amer.; LOCOFOCO + -ISM] * * *
/loh"koh iz'euhm/, n. Vet. Pathol. a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular ...
/loh"koh meuhn/, n., pl. locomen. Brit. Informal. a locomotive engine driver. [1940-45; LOCO(MOTIVE) + -MAN] Usage. See -man. * * *
—locomobility /loh'keuh moh bil"i tee/, n. /loh'keuh moh"beuhl, -beel/, adj. 1. automotive; self-propelling. n. 2. a self-propelled vehicle, traction engine, or the ...
/loh'keuh moht"/, v.i., locomoted, locomoting. to move about, esp. under one's own power. [1825-35; back formation from LOCOMOTION] * * *
/loh'keuh moh"sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640-50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from ...
—locomotively, adv. —locomotiveness, locomotivity, n. /loh'keuh moh"tiv/, n. 1. a self-propelled, vehicular engine, powered by steam, a diesel, or electricity, for pulling ...
locomotive engineer
engineer (def. 3). [1885-90] * * *
/loh'keuh moh"teuhr/, adj. 1. Also, locomotory. of, pertaining to, or affecting locomotion. n. 2. a person or thing that is capable of locomotion. [1815-25; see LOCOMOTIVE, ...
locomotor ataxia
Pathol. See tabes dorsalis. [1875-80] * * *
locomotor ataxia n. See tabes dorsalis. * * *
/loh"koh weed'/, n. any of various leguminous plants of the genera Astragalus and Oxytropis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, causing locoism in sheep, horses, etc. [1875-80, ...
Locri Epizephyrii
Ancient city in Magna Graecia, on the eastern coast of Italy's southwestern extremity. Founded by Greeks с 680 BC, it was the first Greek community to have a written code of ...
—Locrian, n., adj. /loh"kris/, n. either of two districts in the central part of ancient Greece. * * *
/lok"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Biol. having one or more locules. Also, loculate /lok"yeuh layt', -lit/. [1775-85; < NL locularis kept in boxes. See LOCULUS, -AR1] * * *
loculate [läk′yo͞olit, läk′yo͞olāt΄, läk′yəlit, läk′yəlāt΄] adj. LOCULAR * * *
See locular. * * *
/lok"yoohl/, n. Biol. a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther. Also called loculus. [1885-90; < F < L loculus; see LOCULUS] * * *
—loculicidally, adv. /lok'yeuh leuh suyd"l/, adj. Bot. (of a capsule) splitting lengthwise so as to divide each locule into two parts. [1810-20; LOCUL(US) + -I- + -CIDAL] * * *
/lok"yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. loculi /-luy', -lee'/. 1. Biol. locule. 2. Eccles. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept. 3. a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, ...
/loh"keuhm/, n. Brit. See locum tenens. * * *
locum tenens
—locum-tenency /loh'keuhm tee"neuhn see, -ten"euhn-/, n. /loh"keuhm tee"nenz, ten"inz/, pl. locum tenentes /loh"keuhm teuh nen"teez/. Chiefly Brit. a temporary substitute, esp. ...
lo·cum te·nens (lōʹkəm' tēʹnĕnz', tĕnʹənz) n. pl. locum te·nen·tes (tə-nĕnʹtēz) A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for ...
/loh"keuhs/, n., pl. loci /-suy, -kee, -kuy/, loca /-keuh/. 1. a place; locality. 2. a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control. 3. Math. the set of all ...
locus classicus
/loh"koos klahs"si koos'/; Eng. /loh"keuhs klas"i keuhs/, pl. loci classici /loh"kee klahs"si kee'/; Eng. /loh"suy klas"euh suy', loh"kuy klas"i kuy'/. Latin. classical source: a ...
locus in quo
/loh"koos in kwoh"/; Eng. /loh"keuhs in kwoh"/, Latin. the place in which. * * *
locus sigilli
/loh"koos see geel"lee/; Eng. /loh"keuhs si jil"uy/, pl. loci sigilli /loh"kee see geel"lee/; Eng. /loh"suy si jil"uy, loh"kuy/. Latin. See L.S. (def. 3). * * *
locus clas·si·cus (klăsʹĭ-kəs) n. pl. loci clas·si·ci (klăsʹĭ-sī', -kī') A passage from a classic or standard work that is cited as an illustration or ...
—locustlike, adj. /loh"keuhst/, n. 1. Also called acridid, short-horned grasshopper. any of several grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae and commonly ...
locust bean
1. carob. 2. a seed of a carob pod. [1840-50] * * *
locust bird
      any of various African birds that eat grasshoppers and locusts, especially the black-winged pratincole (see pratincole). In India the rose-coloured starling is ...
locust years
Brit. years of economic hardship. [1948; coined by Winston Churchill (on the basis of the Bible verse Joel 2:25) to describe the years 1931-35 in Britain] * * *
/loh kyooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. a particular form of expression; a word, phrase, expression, or idiom, esp. as used by a particular person, group, etc. 2. a style of speech or verbal ...
/loh kyooh"sheuh ner'ee/, adj. Philos., Ling. pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the ...
/loh'kyoo tawr"ee euhm, -tohr"-, lok'yoo-/, n., pl. locutoria /-tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/. parlor (def. 4). Also, locutory. [1765-75; Latinized form of LOCUTORY] * * *
/lok"yeuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. locutories. locutorium. [1475-85; < ML locutorium, equiv. to locu-, base of loqui to speak + -torium -TORY2] * * *
Lod [lōd] city in central Israel: pop. 41,000 * * * ▪ Israel also called  Lydda,         city, central Israel, on the Plain of Sharon southeast of Tel Aviv–Yafo. ...
Loddon River
▪ river, Australia       river, central Victoria, Australia, rising in the Eastern Highlands 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Melbourne and flowing northwest and north for ...
/lohd/, n. 1. a veinlike deposit, usually metalliferous. 2. any body of ore set off from adjacent rock formations. 3. a rich supply or source. 4. Brit. a waterway or ...
/lohd"n/, n. 1. a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates. 2. Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this ...
loden coat
▪ garment       jacket of Tyrolean origin, made of loden cloth, which was first handwoven by peasants living in Loderers, Austria, in the 16th century. The material ...
/lohd"stahr'/, n. 1. a star that shows the way. 2. Polaris. 3. something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed. Also, loadstar. [1325-75; ME loode sterre. See ...
/lohd"stohn'/, n. 1. a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron. 2. a piece of this serving as a magnet. 3. something that attracts strongly. Also, ...
—lodgeable, adj. /loj/, n., v., lodged, lodging. n. 1. a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut. 2. a ...
/loj/, n. 1. Henry Cabot, 1850-1924, U.S. public servant and author: senator 1893-1924. 2. his grandson, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-85, U.S. journalist, statesman, and diplomat. 3. ...
Lodge, David
▪ British author, editor, and critic in full  David John Lodge   born Jan. 28, 1935, London, Eng.       English novelist, literary critic, and editor known chiefly ...
Lodge, Henry Cabot
I born July 5, 1902, Nahant, Mass., U.S. died Feb. 27, 1985, Beverly, Mass. U.S. politician and diplomat. The grandson of Sen. Henry C. Lodge, he served in the U.S. Senate ...
Lodge, Henry Cabot,Jr.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. 1902-1985. American politician and diplomat. He was Richard Nixon's running mate in the 1960 presidential election and later served as ambassador to South ...
Lodge, Sir Oliver Joseph
▪ British physicist born June 12, 1851, Penkhull, Staffordshire, Eng. died Aug. 22, 1940, Lake, near Salisbury, Wiltshire  British physicist who perfected the coherer, a ...
Lodge, Thomas
▪ English writer born c. 1557, London?, Eng. died 1625, London       English poet, dramatist, and prose writer whose innovative versatility typified the Elizabethan ...
Lodge,Henry Cabot
Lodge (lŏj), Henry Cabot. 1850-1924. American politician. As Senate majority leader (1918-1924) and head of the foreign relations committee (1918-1924) he successfully opposed ...
/lojd/, adj. Heraldry. (of a deer or the like) represented as lying down: a stag lodged. [1570-80; LODGE + ED2] * * *
lodge·ment (lŏjʹmənt) n. Variant of lodgment. * * *
lodgepole (pine)
lodgepole (pine) or lodgepole [läj′pōl΄] n. 1. a Rocky Mountain pine (Pinus contorta) used for lumber, poles, etc. 2. its wood * * *
lodgepole pine
/loj"pohl'/ 1. a tall, narrow, slow-growing coniferous tree, Pinus contorta, of western North America, having egg-shaped cones that remain closed for years. 2. the wood of this ...
Lodge·pole Creek (lŏjʹpōl') A river, about 341 km (212 mi) long, of southeast Wyoming and southwest Nebraska flowing generally east to the South Platte River at the ...
lodge·pole pine (lŏjʹpōl') n. A pine (Pinus contorta subsp. latifolia) of western North America, having light wood used in construction. * * *
/loj"euhr/, n. a person who lives in rented quarters in another's house; roomer. [1250-1300; ME loger tent-dweller. See LODGE, -ER1] * * *
/loj"ing/, n. 1. accommodation in a house, esp. in rooms for rent: to furnish board and lodging. 2. a temporary place to stay; temporary quarters. 3. lodgings, a. a room or rooms ...
lodging house
a house in which rooms are rented, esp. a house other than an inn or hotel; rooming house. [1760-70] * * *
lodging knee
Shipbuilding. a knee reinforcing a hull horizontally, as at the ends of deck beams. * * *
/loj"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of lodging. 2. the state of being lodged. 3. something lodged or deposited. 4. Mil. a position or foothold gained from an enemy, or an entrenchment ...
/law"dee/ for 1; /loh"duy/ for 2, 3, n. 1. a town in N Italy, SE of Milan: Napoleon's defeat of the Austrians 1796. 28,691. 2. a city in central California, near Sacramento. ...
Lodī dynasty
      (1451–1526), last ruling family of the Delhi sultanate of India. The dynasty was of Afghan origin. The first Lodī ruler was Bahlūl Lodī (reigned 1451–89), ...
Lodi, Battle of
▪ Italian history [1796]       (May 10, 1796), small but dramatic engagement in Napoleon Bonaparte's (Napoleon I) first Italian campaign, in which he earned the ...
Lodi, Peace of
(1454) Treaty between Venice and Milan ending the war of succession to the Milanese duchy in favor of Francesco Sforza. It recognized Sforza as ruler of Milan and restored ...
/lod"i kyoohl'/, n. Bot. one of the specialized scales at the base of the ovary of certain grass flowers. [1860-65; < NL lodicula, dim. of L lodix (s. lodic-) blanket, rug; see ...
Lo·dine (lōʹdēn) A trademark used for the drug etodolac. * * *
/looj, lodz/; Pol. /woohch/, n. a city in central Poland, SW of Warsaw. 798,000. Russian, Lodz /lawts/. * * *
/looh/, n., v.t., v.i., loed, loeing. Scot. love. * * *
/lohb/; Ger. /lueb/, n. Jacques /zhahk/, 1859-1924, German physiologist and experimental biologist in the U.S. * * *
Loeb, Jacques
▪ German biologist born April 7, 1859, Mayen, near Koblenz, Prussia [now in Germany] died Feb. 11, 1924, Hamilton, Bermuda  German-born American biologist noted chiefly for ...
/lef"ler/, n. Charles Martin Tornov /tawr"nof/, 1861-1935, U.S. violinist and composer, born in France. * * *
Loeffler, Charles Martin
▪ American composer in full  Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler   born Jan. 30, 1861, Mulhouse, France died May 19, 1935, Medfield, Mass., U.S.       American composer ...
/lel"ing uyt'/, n. Mineral. löllingite. * * * ▪ mineral       an iron arsenide mineral (FeAs2) that usually occurs with iron and copper sulfides in hydrothermal vein ...
—loessial, loessal, adj. /loh"es, les, lus/, n. a loamy deposit formed by wind, usually yellowish and calcareous, common in the Mississippi Valley and in Europe and ...
Loess Plateau
▪ plateau, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Huangtu Gaoyuan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Huang-t'u Kao-yüan        highland area in north-central China, covering much ...
/les"euhr/, n. Frank (Henry), 1910-69, U.S. composer and lyricist, esp. of musicals and film songs. * * *
Loesser, Frank
▪ American composer and lyricist born June 29, 1910, New York City died July 28, 1969, New York City       American composer, librettist, and lyricist, who achieved ...
Loesser, Frank (Henry)
born June 29, 1910, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 28, 1969, New York City U.S. composer, librettist, and lyricist. The son of a piano teacher, in 1936 he moved to Hollywood, ...
See loess. * * *
Loew, Marcus
▪ American executive born May 7, 1870, New York City died Sept. 5, 1927, New York City       American motion-picture executive and pioneer motion-picture theatre owner ...
Loew (lō), Marcus. 1870-1927. American motion-picture producer who founded a national chain of movie theaters (1912). Later, as head of Metro Pictures, he helped orchestrate ...
/loh/, n. Frederick, 1904-88, U.S. composer, born in Austria. * * *
Loewe, Carl
▪ German composer born Nov. 30, 1796, Löbejün, near Halle, Brandenburg [Germany] died April 20, 1869, Kiel, Prussia       German composer and singer who is best-known ...
Loewe, Frederick
born June 10, 1901, Berlin, Ger. died Feb. 14, 1988, Palm Springs, Calif., U.S. German-born U.S. songwriter. Son of a Viennese tenor, Loewe was a piano prodigy; at age 13 he ...
Loewe (lō), Frederick. 1901-1987. Austrian-born American composer who collaborated with Alan Jay Lerner on a number of musicals, including My Fair Lady (1956). * * *
/loh"ee/; Ger. /lue"vee/, n. Otto /ot"oh/; Ger. /awt"oh/, 1873-1961, German pharmacologist in the U.S.: Nobel prize for medicine 1936. * * *
Loewi, Otto
▪ German-American pharmacologist born June 3, 1873, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died Dec. 25, 1961, New York, N.Y., U.S.       German-born American physician and ...
/loh"ee/, n. Raymond Fernand /feuhr nand"/, 1893-1986, U.S. industrial designer, born in France. * * *
Loewy, Raymond
▪ American industrial designer in full  Raymond Fernand Loewy  born Nov. 5, 1893, Paris, France died July 14, 1986, Monaco  French-born American industrial designer who, ...
Loewy, Raymond (Fernand)
born Nov. 5, 1893, Paris, Fr. died July 14, 1986, Monaco French-born U.S. industrial designer. After obtaining an advanced degree in electrical engineering, he immigrated in ...
/luef"leuhrdd/, n. Friedrich August Johannes /frddee"drddikh ow"goost yoh hah"neuhs/, 1852-1915, German bacteriologist. * * *
Löffler, Friedrich (August Johannes)
born June 24, 1852, Frankfurt an der Oder, Prussia died April 9, 1915, Berlin, Ger. German bacteriologist. In 1884, with Edwin Klebs (1834–1913), he discovered the organism ...
Löffler, Friedrich August Johannes
▪ German bacteriologist born June 24, 1852, Frankfurt an der Oder, Prussia [Germany] died April 9, 1915, Berlin       German bacteriologist who, with Edwin Klebs ...
/law"veuhn/, n. Scand. Myth. a goddess who aids those having trouble winning the affections of their beloveds. [ < ON; cf. lofa to permit, promise] * * *
▪ islands, North Sea       island group, in the Norwegian Sea, northern Norway. Lying off the mainland entirely within the Arctic Circle, the group comprises the ...
Lofoten Islands
/loh"foot'n/ a group of islands NW of and belonging to Norway: rich fishing grounds. 63,365; 474 sq. mi. (1228 sq. km). * * *
—loftless, adj. /lawft, loft/, n. 1. a room, storage area, or the like within a sloping roof; attic; garret. 2. a gallery or upper level in a church, hall, etc., designed for a ...
loft bed
loft bed n. a bed raised, as on supports, high enough overhead to allow the use of the floor area below for various purposes, as for part of a living room * * *
loft building
a building of several floors with large areas of unobstructed space, originally rented out for light industrial purposes and now frequently converted to residential occupancy. * ...
Lofthuus, Christian Jensen
▪ Norwegian peasant leader baptized May 15, 1750, Risør, Nor. died June 13, 1797, Christiania [now Oslo]       leader of a reform movement who sought redress for the ...
See lofty. * * *
See loftily. * * *
/lawf"ting, lof"-/, n. Hugh, 1886-1947, U.S. author of books for children, born in England. * * *
lofting iron
Golf. a club whose head has a sloped face, for lofting the ball. Also called lofter. [1885-90] * * *
Lofting, Hugh
▪ British-American author born Jan. 14, 1886, Maidenhead, Berkshire, Eng. died Sept. 26, 1947, Santa Monica, Calif., U.S.       English-born American author of a series ...
Lofting, Hugh (John)
born Jan. 14, 1886, Maidenhead, Berkshire, Eng. died Sept. 26, 1947, Santa Monica, Calif., U.S. British-born U.S. author and illustrator. He lived principally in the U.S. from ...
➡ Broadway * * *
/lawfts"meuhn, lofts"-/, n., pl. loftsmen. Shipbuilding. a person who prepares molds and patterns. [1900-05; LOFT + 'S1 + MAN1] Usage. See -man. * * *
—loftily, adv. —loftiness, n. /lawf"tee, lof"-/, adj., loftier, loftiest. 1. extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: lofty mountains. 2. exalted in rank, ...
log1 —loggish, adj. /lawg, log/, n., v., logged, logging. n. 1. a portion or length of the trunk or of a large limb of a felled tree. 2. something inert, heavy, or not ...
log cabin
n a small, simple house made of logs laid horizontally and joined without nails at the corners. These were common in the frontier parts of America (= at the extreme limits of ...
log chip
Naut. the wooden chip of a chip log, for holding the end of the log line. Also, logchip. Also called log ship, logship. [1840-50] * * *
log line
Navig. the line by which a log or patent log is streamed. [1605-15] * * *
log of wood
log1 (def. 10). * * *
log reel
Naut. a reel from which the line of a log chip runs. [1855-60] * * *
log ship
Naut. See log chip. Also, logship. [1835-45] * * *
var. of logo- before a vowel: logarithm. * * *
/lawg"lawg", log"log"/, n. 1. the logarithm of a logarithm. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a device, graph, etc., using log-logs. * * *
logic. * * *
/loh"geuhn/, n. pokelogan. * * * ▪ Utah, United States       city, seat (1859) of Cache county, northern Utah, U.S. It lies along the Logan River (named for Ephraim ...
/loh"geuhn/, n. 1. John or James (Tah-gah-jute), c1725-80, leader of the Cayuga tribe. 2. Joshua, born 1908, U.S. playwright, director, and producer. 3. Mount, a mountain in ...
logan stone
/log"euhn/. See rocking stone. Also, loggan stone. [1750-60; var. of LOGGING STONE] * * *
Logan, James
orig. Tah-gah-jute born с 1725, probably at Shamokin, Pa. died 1780, near Lake Erie American Indian leader. He was the son of the Oneida chief Shikellamy, who was a friend of ...
Logan, John A
▪ United States general and politician born Feb. 9, 1826, Jackson County, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 26, 1886, Washington, D.C.  U.S. congressman, Union general during the American ...
Logan, Joshua
▪ American director and producer in full  Joshua Lockwood Logan 3rd  born Oct. 5, 1908, Texarkana, Texas, U.S. died July 12, 1988, New York City       American stage ...
Logan, Mount
Peak, St. Elias Mountains, southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada, near the Alaskan boundary. Reaching 19,524 ft (5,951 m), it is the highest mountain in Canada and is second in ...
Logan, Sir William Edmond
▪ Welsh-Canadian geologist born April 20, 1798, Montreal died June 22, 1875, Llechryd, Cardiganshire, Wales       one of the foremost Canadian geologists of the 19th ...
Logan, Mount A peak, 5,954.8 m (19,524 ft) high, of the St. Elias Mountains in southwest Yukon Territory, Canada, near the Alaska border. It is the highest elevation in ...
/loh"geuhn ber'ee/, n., pl. loganberries. 1. the large, dark-red, acid fruit of a plant, Rubus ursinus loganobaccus. 2. the plant itself. [1890-95, Amer.; named after James H. ...
/loh gay"nee euh/, n. any of several plants or shrubs of the genus Logania, native chiefly to Australia, having small white or pink flowers. Cf. logania family. [ < NL: genus ...
logania family
the plant family Loganiaceae, typified by herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs of warm regions having usually opposite leaves, clusters of regular flowers, and fruit in the form ...
▪ plant family  family of flowering plants in the order Gentianales, containing about 21 genera with more than 500 species of woody vines, shrubs, or trees native primarily ...
/loh gay'nee ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Loganiaceae. Cf. logania family. [ < NL Loganiace(ae) (see LOGANIA, -ACEAE) + -OUS] * * *
/loh"geuhnz pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a city in N Indiana, on the Wabash River. 17,899. * * *
/law'geuh ee"dik, log'euh-/, Pros. adj. 1. composed of dactyls and trochees or of anapests and iambs, producing a movement somewhat suggestive of prose. n. 2. a logaoedic ...
/law"geuh ridh'euhm, -rith'-, log"euh-/, n. Math. the exponent of the power to which a base number must be raised to equal a given number; log: 2 is the logarithm of 100 to the ...
—logarithmically, adv. /law'geuh ridh"mik, -rith"-, log'euh-/, adj. Math. 1. pertaining to a logarithm or logarithms. 2. (of an equation) having a logarithm as one or more of ...
logarithmic function
Math. a function defined by y = logbx, esp. when the base, b, is equal to e, the base of natural logarithms. [1945-50] * * *
See logarithmic. * * *
See logarithmic. * * *
Logau, Friedrich, Freiherr von
▪ German writer (baron of),pseudonym  Salomon Von Golaw   born June 1604, Brockuth, near Nimptsch, Silesia [now in Poland] died July 24, 1655, Liegnitz [now Legnica, ...
/lawg"book', log"-/, n. a book in which details of a trip made by a ship or aircraft are recorded; log. [1670-80; LOG1 (def. 3) + BOOK] * * *
/lohzh/, n. 1. (in a theater) the front section of the lowest balcony, separated from the back section by an aisle or railing or both. 2. a box in a theater or opera house. 3. ...
loggan stone
/log"euhn/. See rocking stone. Also, logan stone. [var. of LOGGING STONE] * * *
logger1 /law"geuhr, log"euhr/, n. 1. a person whose work is logging; lumberjack. 2. a tractor used in logging. 3. a machine for loading logs. [1725-35, Amer.; LOG1 + ...
—loggerheaded, adj. /law"geuhr hed', log"euhr-/, n. 1. a thick-headed or stupid person; blockhead. 2. See loggerhead turtle. 3. See loggerhead shrike. 4. a ball or bulb of iron ...
loggerhead shrike
a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
loggerhead turtle
a sea turtle, Caretta caretta, having a large head: now greatly reduced in number. Also called loggerhead. [1650-60] * * *
loggerhead shrike n. A common North American bird (Lanius ludovicianus) having gray, black, and white plumage, a black facial mask, and a hooked beak.   [From its large head.] * ...
loggerhead turtle n. A very large marine turtle (Caretta caretta) inhabiting warm ocean waters and having a large beaked head. * * *
/law"gits, log"its/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a game, formerly played in England, in which players throw pieces of wood at a stake. Also, loggats. [1575-85; pl. of logget, ...
/loj"euh, loh"jee euh/; It. /lawd"jah/, n., pl. loggias, It. loggie /-je/. 1. a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side. 2. a space within the body of a building ...
/law"ging, log"ing/, n. 1. the process, work, or business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills. 2. Naut. a deduction from the pay of a sailor, made as a ...
logging stone.
See rocking stone. [1815-25; dial. log to rock + -ING2] * * *
/law"gee, loh"-/, n. Scand. Myth. a man, a personification of fire, who defeated Loki in an eating contest. [ < ON: lit., fire] * * *
/loh"gee euh, -jee euh, log"ee euh/, n. a pl. of logion. * * * ▪ biblical criticism       (Greek: “sayings,” “words,” or “discourses”), hypothetical ...
—logicless, adj. /loj"ik/, n. 1. the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference. 2. a particular method of reasoning or argumentation: We ...
logic array
Computers, Electronics. an arrangement of circuitry on a mass-produced microchip permitting the chip to be easily customized for a specific application. Also called gate ...
logic circuit
Computers. a circuit designed to perform complex functions defined in terms of elementary functions of mathematical logic. Also called logic. [1965-70] * * *
logic design
Basic organization of the circuitry of a digital computer. All digital computers are based on a two-valued logic system 1/0, on/off, yes/no (see binary code). Computers perform ...
logic gate
Electronics. gate1 (def. 16b). [1960-65] * * *
logic, history of
Introduction       the history of the discipline from its origins among the ancient Greeks to the present time. Origins of logic in the West Precursors of ancient ...
logic, many-valued
Formal system in which the well-formed formulae are interpreted as being able to take on values other than the two classical values of truth or falsity. The number of values ...
logic, philosophy of
Philosophical study of the nature and scope of logic. Examples of questions raised in the philosophy of logic are: "In virtue of what features of reality are the laws of logic ...
—logicality /loj'i kal"i tee/, logicalness, n. —logically, adv. /loj"i keuhl/, adj. 1. according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference. 2. ...
Logical Atomism
▪ philosophy       theory, developed primarily by the British logician Bertrand Russell (Russell, Bertrand) and the Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, ...
logical construction
Logic, Philos. anything referred to by an incomplete symbol capable of contextual definition. [1880-85] * * *
logical positivism
—logical positivist. a philosophical movement that stresses the function of philosophy as a method of criticizing and analyzing science and that rejects all transcendental ...
logical relation
▪ logic       those relations between the elements of discourse or thought that constitute its rationality, in the sense either of (1) reasonableness or (2) ...
logical sum
union (def. 10a). [1865-70] * * *
logical syntax
syntactics. [1920-25] * * *
logical atomism n. A philosophy asserting that the philosophical analysis of language ultimately terminates in atoms of meaning that correspond to the basic elements of ...
logical empiricism n. See logical positivism. * * *
See logical. * * *
See logicality. * * *
See logicality. * * *
logical operation also logic operation n. An instruction in which the quantity being operated on and the results of the operation can each have two values. Logical operations ...
logical operator also logic operator n. 1. A symbol, as in a programming language, or a function that denotes a logical operation. 2. An electronic device that performs logical ...
logical positivism n. A philosophy asserting the primacy of observation in assessing the truth of statements of fact and holding that metaphysical and subjective arguments not ...
logic bomb n. A computer virus that remains hidden until it is triggered when certain specific conditions are met. * * *
logic circuit n. A computer switching circuit that consists of a number of logic gates and performs logical operations on data. * * *
logic gate n. A mechanical, optical, or electronic system that performs a logical operation on an input signal. * * *
/loh jish"euhn/, n. a person who is skilled in logic. [1350-1400; LOGIC + -IAN; r. ME logicien < MF] * * * ▪ Chinese philosophy also called  Dialectician        any ...
/loj"euh siz'euhm/, n. Logic, Math. the doctrine, developed chiefly by Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, that mathematics can be reduced to logic. [1935-40; LOGIC + -ISM] * * ...

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