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LouisXIII
Louis XIII, 1601-1643. King of France (1610-1643) who relied heavily on his political adviser Cardinal Richelieu to overcome familial insurgence and war with Spain and the ...
LouisXIV
Louis XIV, Known as “Louis the Great” and “the Sun King.” 1638-1715. King of France (1643-1715). His reign, the longest in French history, was characterized by a ...
LouisXV
Louis XV, 1710-1774. King of France (1715-1774) who led France into the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). * * *
LouisXVI
Louis XVI, 1754-1793. King of France (1774-1792). In 1789 he summoned the Estates-General, but he did not grant the reforms that were demanded and revolution followed. Louis and ...
LouisXVIII
Louis XVIII, 1755-1824. King of France (1814-1824). His reign was interrupted by Napoleon (1815), but he returned to power after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in the same year. * ...
loun
/loohn/, n. Scot. loon2. * * *
lounge
—loungy, adj. /lownj/, v., lounged, lounging, n. v.i. 1. to pass time idly and indolently. 2. to rest or recline indolently; loll: We lounged in the sun all afternoon. 3. to go ...
lounge car
☆ lounge car n. a railroad car where passengers may lounge in comfortable chairs and obtain refreshments * * *
lounge car.
See club car. [1945-50] * * *
lounge chair
a chair designed for lounging, as an easy chair, chaise longue, or recliner. Also called lounger. [1900-05] * * *
lounge lizard
Older Slang. 1. a foppish man who frequents bars, cafés, hotel lounges, etc., with or in search of women. 2. a sponger; scrounger; parasite. Also called lizard. [1910-15] * * *
lounge suit
Chiefly Brit. a man's suit appropriate for informal occasions. [1900-05] * * *
lounge suits
➡ formal and informal dress * * *
loungecar
lounge car n. See club car. * * *
loungelizard
lounge lizard n. Slang 1. A generally idle man who haunts establishments or gatherings frequented by the rich or fashionable; a social parasite. 2. A habitué of cocktail ...
loungemusic
lounge music n. A style of popular music influenced by swing and jazz, often played in cocktail lounges. * * *
lounger
/lown"jeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that lounges. 2. Informal. a lounging robe. 3. See lounge chair. [1500-10; LOUNGE + -ER1] * * *
loungewear
/lownj"wair'/, n. articles of clothing suitable for wear during leisure time, esp. in the home. [1955-60; LOUNGE + WEAR] * * *
lounging
—loungingly, adv. /lown"jing/, adj. 1. (of a garment) worn for leisure, as at home: lounging robe; lounging jacket. 2. lacking energy or vigor; relaxed. [1665-75; LOUNGE + ...
Lounsbury
/lownz"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. Thomas Raynesford /raynz"feuhrd/, 1838-1915, U.S. linguist and educator. * * *
loup
loup1 /looh/, n. a cloth mask, often of silk or velvet, that covers only half the face. [1825-35; < F: lit., wolf < L lupus] loup2 /lowp, lohp, loohp/, Scot. v.i. 1. to leap; ...
Loup River
River, east-central Nebraska, U.S. It flows east to join the Platte River. It is 300 mi (485 km) long and is harnessed to produce hydroelectric power. Its name is derived from ...
loup-garou
/looh gann rddooh"/; Eng. /looh'geuh rooh"/, n., pl. loups-garous /looh gann rddooh"/; Eng. /looh'geuh roohz"/. French. a werewolf; lycanthrope. * * *
loupcervier
/looh'ser vyay"/, n., pl. loupcerviers, (esp. collectively) loupcervier. the Canada lynx. [1715-25; < CanF, F: lynx < L lupus cervarius wolf that hunts deer (lit.: wolf of or ...
loupe
/loohp/, n. any of several varieties of magnifying glasses, used by jewelers and watchmakers, of from 2 to 20 power and intended to fit in the eye socket, to be attached to ...
louping ill
/low"ping, loh"-, looh"-/, Vet. Pathol. an acute viral disease of sheep affecting the nervous system, transmitted by a tick. [1810-20; see LOUP2] * * * ▪ animal disease also ...
loupingill
loup·ing ill (louʹpĭng, lōʹ-) n. See tremble.   [From Scots loup, to leap, from Middle English lopen. See lope.] * * *
LoupRiver
Loup River (lo͞op) A river of east-central Nebraska rising in three branches and flowing a total length of about 451 km (280 mi) eastward to the Platte River. * * *
loups-garous
loups-ga·rous (lo͞o'gə-ro͞ozʹ, -gä-ro͞oʹ) n. Plural of loup-garou. * * *
lour
/loweur, low"euhr/, v.i., n. lower2. * * *
Lourdes
/loord, loordz/; Fr. /loohrddd/, n. a city in SW France: Roman Catholic shrine famed for miraculous cures. 18,096. * * * Pilgrimage site in southwestern France, situated ...
Lourenço Marques
/law ren"soh mahr"kes, loh-/; Port. /law rddeonn"soo mahrdd"kezh/ former name of Maputo. * * *
LourençoMarques
Lou·ren·ço Mar·ques (lə-rĕn'sō märʹkĕs, lô-rĕɴʹso͝o märʹkĕsh) See Maputo. * * *
louring
/loweur"ing, low"euhr-/, adj. lowering. * * *
loury
/loweur"ee, low"euh ree/, adj. lowery. * * *
louse
n. /lows/; v. /lows, lowz/, n., pl. lice /luys/ for 1-3, louses for 4, v., loused, lousing. n. 1. any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse), parasitic on ...
louse fly
▪ insect  any insect of the parasitic family Hippoboscidae (order Diptera) characterized by piercing mouthparts used to suck blood from warm-blooded animals. Genera occur in ...
louse, human
Any of three types of sucking louse that infest humans. The body louse (mainly Pediculus humanus humanus, also called human louse or cootie) and head louse (P. h. capitis) are ...
lousewort
/lows"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any plant belonging to the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, as the wood betony, formerly supposed to cause lice in sheep feeding on it: one ...
lousily
See lousy. * * *
lousiness
See lousily. * * *
lousy
—lousily, adv. —lousiness, n. /low"zee/, adj., lousier, lousiest. 1. infested with lice. 2. Informal. a. mean or contemptible: That was a lousy thing to do. b. wretchedly ...
lout
lout1 /lowt/, n. 1. an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf. v.t. 2. to flout; treat with contempt; scorn. [1540-50; perh. special use of LOUT2] lout2 /lowt/, ...
Louth
/lowth/, n. a county in Leinster province, in the NE Republic of Ireland. 88,359; 317 sq. mi. (820 sq. km). Co. seat: Dunkalk. * * * ▪ county, Ireland Irish  Lú   county, ...
Loutherbourg, Philip James de
▪ artist Loutherbourg also spelled  Lutherbourg , or  Lauterbourg , also called  Philipp Jakob II , or  Jacques Philippe II  born Oct. 31, 1740, Fulda, Abbacy of ...
loutish
—loutishly, adv. —loutishness, n. /low"tish/, adj. like or characteristic of a lout; awkward; clumsy; boorish. [1545-55; LOUT1 + -ISH1] Syn. churlish, uncouth, vulgar, ...
loutishly
See loutish. * * *
loutishness
See loutishly. * * *
loutrophoros
/looh trof"euh ros'/, n., pl. loutrophoroi /-roy'/. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. a water jar, characterized by an elongated neck and flaring mouth, used to carry water for the marriage ...
Louvain
Fr. /looh vaonn"/, n. a city in central Belgium. 29,792. * * * ▪ Belgium (French), Flemish  Leuven        municipality and capital of Flemish Brabant province, Flemish ...
Louvain, Catholic University of
Either of two Belgian universities established in 1970, both descended from a renowned university founded in 1425 in Louvain. The original university included on its faculty in ...
louvar
/looh"vahr/, n. a red-finned, deep-sea, tropical fish, Luvarus imperialis, having the vent at the base of the pectoral fin. [appar. a pseudo-F sp. of NL Luvarus genus name < It ...
louver
—louvered, adj. /looh"veuhr/, n. 1. any of a series of narrow openings framed at their longer edges with slanting, overlapping fins or slats, adjustable for admitting light and ...
louver board
one of a series of overlapping, sloping boards used as louvers in an opening, so arranged as to admit air but to exclude rain or cut off visibility from the outside. [1400-50; ...
louvered
See louver. * * *
Louvertie
/looh"verr tee/, n. a female given name. * * *
Louvet, Jean
▪ Belgian dramatist born September 28, 1934, La Louvière, Belgium       Belgian playwright whose main subject is the lives and sufferings of the working ...
Louvet, Jean-Baptiste
▪ French author in full  Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray  born June 12, 1760, Paris, France died August 25, 1797, Paris       French literary figure prominent as a ...
Louvin Brothers, the
▪ American music duo       American country music vocal duo of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, remembered for their simple but pure gospel (gospel music)-tinged style and ...
Louvois, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de
(baptized Jan. 18, 1639, Paris, France died July 16, 1691, Versailles) French secretary of state for war under Louis XIV and his most influential minister (1677–91). The son ...
louvre
/looh"veuhr/, n., v.t., louvred, louvring. Chiefly Brit. louver. * * *
Louvre
/looh"vrddeu/, n. a national museum in Paris, France, since 1793: formerly a royal palace. * * *
Louvre Museum
National museum and art gallery of France, in Paris. It was built as a royal residence, begun under Francis I in 1546 on the site of a 12th-century fortress. It ceased to be ...
Louÿs
/lwees/, n. Pierre /pyerdd/, 1870-1925, French poet and novelist. * * *
Louÿs, Pierre
▪ French author pseudonym of  Pierre Louis   born Dec. 10, 1870, Ghent, Belgium died June 4, 1925, Paris, France       French novelist and poet whose merit and ...
lovability
See lovable. * * *
lovable
—lovability, lovableness, n. —lovably, adv. /luv"euh beuhl/, adj. of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing. Also, loveable. [1300-50; ME ...
lovableness
See lovability. * * *
lovably
See lovability. * * *
lovage
/luv"ij/, n. a European plant, Levisticum officinale, of the parsley family, having coarsely toothed compound leaves, cultivated in gardens. [1350-1400; ME loveache < AF luvesche ...
lovastatin
/loh'veuh stat"n/, n. a drug that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids. [1985-90; of undetermined orig.] * * *
lovat
/luv"euht/, n. a grayish blend of colors, esp. of green, used in textiles, as for plaids. [1905-10; prob. after Thomas Alexander Fraser, Lord Lovat (1802-75), who popularized ...
Lovat, Simon Fraser, 11th Lord
▪ Scottish Jacobite born c. 1667 died April 9, 1747, London, Eng.       Scottish Jacobite, chief of clan Fraser, noted for his violent feuds and changes of ...
love
/luv/, n., v., loved, loving. n. 1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. 2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, ...
love affair
1. a romantic relationship or episode between lovers; an amour. 2. an active enthusiasm for something: my love affair with sailing. [1585-95] * * *
love apple
1. a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star-shaped white flowers, and red, tomatolike fruit. 2. ...
love arrows
fine needles of rutile crystals embedded in quartz. Also called flèches d'amour, Cupid's arrows. * * *
love beads
a necklace of small, often handmade beads, worn as a symbol of peace and goodwill, esp. in the 1960s. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
Love Canal
Neighbourhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the site of the worst environmental disaster involving chemical wastes in U.S. history. Originally the site of an abandoned canal, it ...
love child
a child born out of wedlock. [1795-1805] * * *
love feast
1. (among the early Christians) a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity; agape. 2. a rite in imitation of this, practiced by a number of modern denominations; a ...
Love for Love
a comedy (1695) by William Congreve. * * *
love game
Tennis. a game in which one's opponent fails to win a point. [1825-35] * * *
love grass
▪ plant       any of the tufted annual and perennial grasses of the genus Eragrostis (family Poaceae). About 250 species are native to tropical and temperate regions of ...
love handles
Informal. bulges of fat at the sides of the waist. [1980-85] * * *
love knot
a knot of ribbon as a token of love. Also called lover's knot. [1350-1400; ME love knotte] * * *
love life
amorous or sexual relations. [1915-20] * * *
love match
a marriage entered into for love alone. [1740-50] * * *
love potion
a magical potion believed to arouse love or sexual passion toward a specified person, esp. the person offering it. [1640-50] * * *
love seat
a chair or small upholstered sofa for two persons. Also called courting chair. [1900-05] * * * ▪ furniture  wide chair capable of, if not necessarily designed for, ...
love set
Tennis. a set in which one's opponent fails to win a game. [1875-80] * * *
Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The
/prooh"frok/ a poem (1917) by T. S. Eliot. * * *
love vine
dodder2. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
Love's Labour's Lost
a comedy (1594-95?) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare       early comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written sometime between ...
Love, Augustus Edward Hough
▪ British geophysicist born April 17, 1863, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England died June 5, 1940, Oxford       British geophysicist and mathematician who discovered a ...
Love, Courtney
▪ American musician and actress original name  Love Michelle Harrison  born July 9, 1964, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.       American singer, songwriter, guitarist, ...
Love, Kermit Ernest Hollingshead
▪ 2009       American costume designer born Aug. 7, 1916, Spring Lake, N.J. died June 21, 2008, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. delighted children and adults alike with the puppets ...
love-entangle
/luv"en tang'geuhl/, n. the stonecrop, Sedum acre. Also, love-entangled. [1840-50] * * *
love-hate
love-hate [luv′hāt′] adj. characterized simultaneously by feelings of love and hate [a love-hate relationship] * * *
love-in
/luv"in'/, n. a usually organized public gathering of people, held as a demonstration of mutual love or in protest against inhumane policies. [1965-70, Amer.; see LOVE, -IN3] * * ...
love-in-a-mist
/luv"in euh mist"/, n. a plant, Nigella damascena, of the buttercup family, having feathery dissected leaves and whitish or blue flowers. [1750-60] * * * ▪ ...
love-lies-bleeding
/luv"luyz'blee"ding/, n. an amaranth, esp. Amaranthus caudatus, having spikes of crimson flowers. [1600-10] * * *
loveable
/luv"euh beuhl/, adj. lovable. * * *
loveaffair
love affair n. 1. An intimate sexual relationship or episode between lovers. 2. A strong enthusiasm: America's love affair with the automobile. * * *
loveapple
love apple n. A tomato.   [Probably translation of French pomme d'amour(from the former belief in the tomato's aphrodisiacal powers): pomme, apple + de, of + amour, love.] * * *
lovebeads
love beads pl.n. Small beads on a necklace, especially ones worn by hippies as a symbol of love and peace. * * *
lovebird
/luv"berrd'/, n. 1. any of various small parrots, esp. of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets. 2. lovebirds, a pair ...
lovebug
☆ lovebug [luv′bug΄ ] n. 〚so called from the fact that they swarm during the mating seasons〛 a small, mostly black, dipterous fly (Plecia nearctica) of the SE U.S.: they ...
Lovech
▪ Bulgaria       town, north-central Bulgaria, on the Osŭm (Ossăm) River. A rapidly developing industrial town, its manufactures include bicycles, motorcycles, ...
lovechild
love child n. A child born of parents who are not married to each other. * * *
Lovecraft
/luv"kraft', -krahft'/, n. H(oward) P(hillips), 1890-1937, U.S. horror-story writer. * * *
Lovecraft, H(oward) P(hillips)
Love·craft (lŭvʹkrăft'), H(oward) P(hillips). 1890-1937. American writer of fantasy and horror tales, collected in The Outsider and Others (1939), Beyond the Wall of Sleep ...
Lovecraft, H.P.
▪ American writer in full  Howard Phillips Lovecraft   born Aug. 20, 1890, Providence, R.I., U.S. died March 15, 1937, Providence       American author of fantastic ...
loved
/luvd/, adj. held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends. [1250-1300; ME] * * *
loved one
a close or cherished relation: to mourn the loss of our loved ones. [1860-65] * * *
Lovedu
▪ people also spelled  Lobedu,  also called  Balovedu,         a Bantu-speaking people of Northern province, S.Af. Their immediate neighbours include the Venda and ...
lovefeast
love feast n. 1. a. A meal shared among early Christians as a symbol of love. b. A similar symbolic meal among certain modern Christian sects. 2. A gathering intended to promote ...
lovegrass
/luv"gras', -grahs'/, n. any grass of the genus Eragrostis, as E. curvula (weeping lovegrass) and E. trichodes (sand lovegrass), cultivated as forage and ground ...
lovehandle
love handle n. Slang A deposit of fat at the waistline. Often used in the plural. * * *
Lovejoy
/luv"joy'/, n. Elijah P(arish), 1802-37, U.S. abolitionist and newspaper editor. * * *
Lovejoy, Arthur O.
▪ American philosopher in full  Arthur Oncken Lovejoy   born Oct. 10, 1873, Berlin, Ger. died Dec. 30, 1962, Baltimore, Md., U.S.       American philosopher best ...
Lovejoy, Elijah P(arish)
born Nov. 9, 1802, Albion, Maine, U.S. died Nov. 7, 1837, Alton, Ill. U.S. newspaper editor and abolitionist. He moved to St. Louis in 1827. In 1833 he became editor of the St. ...
Lovejoy, Elijah P.
▪ American abolitionist in full  Elijah Parish Lovejoy   born November 9, 1802, Albion, Maine, U.S. died November 7, 1837, Alton, Illinois       American newspaper ...
Lovek
▪ Cambodia       the principal city of Cambodia after the sacking of Angkor by the Siamese king Boromoraja II in 1431. In the 14th and 15th centuries Cambodia was in a ...
loveknot
love knot n. A stylized knot regarded as a symbol of the constancy of two lovers. Also called lovers' knot, true lovers' knot. * * *
Lovelace
/luv"lays'/, n. Richard, 1618-56, English poet. * * *
Lovelace, (Augusta) Ada King, countess of
orig. Lady Augusta Ada Byron born Dec. 10, 1815, London, Eng. died Nov. 29, 1852, London English mathematician. Her father was the poet Lord Byron. In 1835 she married William ...
Lovelace, Ada King, countess of
▪ British mathematician original name  Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Byron  born December 10, 1815, Piccadilly Terrace, Middlesex [now in London], England died November 29, 1852, ...
Lovelace, Earl
▪ West Indian author born July 13, 1935, Toco, Trinidad       West Indian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright celebrated for his descriptive, dramatic fiction ...
Lovelace, Linda
▪ 2003 Linda Boreman        American actress (b. Jan. 10, 1949, Bronx, N.Y.—d. April 22, 2002, Denver, Colo.), starred in the classic feature-length pornographic movie ...
Lovelace, Richard
▪ English poet born 1618 died 1657, London  English poet, soldier, and Royalist whose graceful lyrics and dashing career made him the prototype of the perfect ...
Lovelace,Richard
Love·lace (lŭvʹlās'), Richard. 1618-1657?. English Cavalier poet who is noted especially for the lyrics “To Althea, from Prison” and “To Lucasta, Going to the ...
Loveland
/luv"leuhnd/, n. a city in N Colorado. 30,244. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States       city, Larimer county, northern Colorado, U.S., on the Big Thompson River, east of ...
loveless
—lovelessly, adv. —lovelessness, n. /luv"lis/, adj. 1. without any love: a loveless marriage. 2. feeling no love. 3. receiving no love; unloved. [1275-1325; ME loveles. See ...
lovelessly
See loveless. * * *
lovelessness
See lovelessly. * * *
lovelife
love life n. The aspect of one's life including amatory or sexual relationships with others. * * *
loveliness
See lovely. * * *
Lovell
/lov"euhl/, n. 1. Sir Alfred Charles Bernard, born 1931, British astronomer. 2. a male given name. * * *
Lovell, Francis Lovell, Viscount
▪ English politician also called  (from 1465) 9th Lord Lovell Of Tichmarsh, Lovell  also spelled  Lovel  born 1454 died 1487?       English politician, supporter of ...
Lovell, James A(rthur), Jr.
▪ American astronaut born March 25, 1928, Cleveland    U.S. astronaut, commander of the nearly disastrous Apollo 13 flight to the Moon in 1970.       Lovell, a ...
Lovell, Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard
born Aug. 31, 1913, Oldland Common, Gloucestershire, Eng. British radio astronomer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, worked for the Air Ministry during ...
Lovell, Sir Bernard
▪ British scientist born Aug. 31, 1913, Oldland Common, Gloucestershire, Eng.       English radio astronomer, founder and director (1951–81) of England's Jodrell Bank ...
lovelock
/luv"lok'/, n. 1. any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair. 2. a long, flowing lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by ...
Lovelock, Jack
▪ New Zealander athlete byname of  John Edward Lovelock   born Jan. 5, 1910, Cushington, N.Z. died Dec. 28, 1949, New York, N.Y., U.S.       New Zealand athlete ...
lovelorn
/luv"lawrn'/, adj. being without love; forsaken by one's lover. [1625-35; LOVE + LORN] * * *
lovely
—lovelily, adv. —loveliness, n. /luv"lee/, adj., lovelier, loveliest, n., pl. lovelies, adv. adj. 1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower. 2. having a beauty ...
lovemaking
/luv"may'king/, n. 1. the act of courting or wooing. 2. sexual activity. [1400-50; late ME; see LOVE, MAKING] * * *
lover
—loverless, adj. —loverlike, adj. /luv"euhr/, n. 1. a person who is in love with another. 2. a person who has a sexual or romantic relationship with another. 3. a person with ...
Lover
/luv"euhr/, n. Samuel, 1797-1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter. * * *
lover's knot.
See love knot. [1585-95] * * *
lover's leap
1. a high area, as on a cliff, from which frustrated or grieving lovers jump or are reputed to have jumped to their death. 2. Backgammon. a player's move from ace point to twelve ...
Lover, Samuel
▪ Anglo-Irish novelist, songwriter, and painter born Feb. 24, 1797, Dublin, Ire. died July 6, 1868, St. Helier, Isle of Jersey       Anglo-Irish novelist, songwriter, ...
loverly
/luv"euhr lee/, adj., adv. like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a lover; loverlike. [1870-75; LOVER + -LY] * * *
lovers' lane
a secluded lane, road, or parking area sought out by lovers for its privacy. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
lovers'knot
lov·ers' knot (lŭvʹərz) n. See love knot. * * *
Loves Park
a town in N Illinois. 13,192. * * *
loveseat
love seat or love·seat (lŭvʹsēt') n. A small sofa or double chair that seats two people. * * *
lovesick
—lovesickness, n. /luv"sik'/, adj. 1. languishing with love: a lovesick adolescent. 2. expressive of such languishing: a lovesick note. [1520-30; LOVE + SICK1] * * *
lovesickness
See lovesick. * * *
lovesome
/luv"seuhm/, adj. 1. inspiring love; lovely; lovable. 2. amorous; loving. [bef. 1000; ME lovesom, OE lufsum. See LOVE, -SOME1] * * *
Lovett, Lyle Pierce
▪ 1997       Boasting what may have been the biggest hair and the largest band in alternative country music, Lyle Lovett released his sixth album, The Road to Ensenada ...
Lovett, William
▪ British politician born May 8, 1800, Newlyn, Cornwall, Eng. died Aug. 8, 1877, London  Chartist leader in England, the person mainly responsible for drafting the People's ...
lovey
/luv"ee/, n. Chiefly Brit. Informal. sweetheart; dear: used as a term of endearment. [1725-35; LOVE + -EY2] * * *
lovey-dovey
/luv"ee duv"ee/, adj. Informal. amorously affectionate: a lovey-dovey couple. [1810-20; orig. affectionate term of address; see LOVE, DOVE1, -EY2] * * *
Love’s Labour’s Lost
a play (c. 1595) by William Shakespeare. The story is about a king and three of his lords who decide to keep away from women for three years and spend the time studying. When ...
Lovin' Spoonful, the
▪ American music group       American folk rock band with a string of hits in the mid 1960s. The original members were John Sebastian (b. March 17, 1944, New York, New ...
loving
—lovingly, adv. —lovingness, n. /luv"ing/, adj. feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances. [bef. 1000; ME lovyng; r. ME lovende, OE lufiende. See ...
loving cup
1. a large cup, as of silver, usually with two or more handles, given as a prize, award, token of esteem or affection, etc. 2. a wine cup, usually of large size with several ...
Loving, Mildred
▪ 2009 Mildred Delores Jeter        American civil rights activist born July 22, 1939, Virginia died May 2, 2008, Central Point, Va. was one of the plaintiffs in the ...
loving-kindness
/luv"ing kuynd"nis/, n. tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection. [1525-35] * * *
lovingcup
loving cup n. 1. A large ornamental wine vessel, usually made of silver and having two or more handles. 2. A large ornamental vessel given as an award in modern sporting contests ...
lovingest
/luv"ing ist/, adj. Informal. extremely loving and affectionate. [LOVING + -EST1] * * *
lovingkindness
lovingkindness [luv′iŋkīnd′nis] n. 〚earlier loving kindness: first use by COVERDALE Miles, 1535〛 kindness or affectionate behavior resulting from or expressing love * * ...
Lovington
▪ New Mexico, United States       city, seat (1917) of Lea county, southeastern New Mexico, U.S. Bordered on the east and south by Texas, the county lies on a sandy, ...
low
low1 —lowish, adj. —lowness, n. /loh/, adj., lower, lowest, adv., lower, lowest, n. adj. 1. situated, placed, or occurring not far above the ground, floor, or base: a low ...
Low
/loh/, n. 1. David, 1891-1963, English political cartoonist, born in New Zealand. 2. Juliette, 1860-1927, founder of Girl Scouts in the U.S. 3. Seth, 1850-1916, U.S. political ...
Low Archipelago.
See Tuamotu Archipelago. * * *
low beam
an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination of a road and intended chiefly for use in driving on the streets of cities, towns, etc. Cf. high beam. [1945-50] * ...
low blood pressure
hypotension. [1920-25] * * *
low blow
1. (in boxing) an illegal blow below the waist of an opponent. 2. an unfair or unsportsmanlike criticism or attack. [1950-55] * * *
low board
a diving board 1 meter (3.2 feet) above the water. * * *
low brass
an alloy of about 80 percent copper and 20 percent zinc, with traces of lead and iron. * * *
Low Church
pertaining to the view or practice in the Anglican Church that emphasizes evangelicalism and lays little stress on the sacraments, church rituals, and church authority. Cf. High ...
Low Churchman
a person who advocates or follows Low Church practices. [1695-1705] * * *
low comedy
—low comedian. comedy that depends on physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy or vulgar jokes. Cf. high comedy. [1600-10] * * * ▪ ...
Low Countries
the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to ...
Low Countries, history of
Introduction       history of the Low Countries from prehistoric times to 1579.       For historical purposes, the name Low Countries is generally understood to ...
low country
a low-lying region or area, as the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia. * * *
low explosive
a relatively slow-burning explosive, usually set off by heat or friction, used for propelling charges in guns or for ordinary blasting. * * *
low frequency
—low-frequency, adj. Radio. any frequency between 30 and 300 kilohertz. Abbr.: LF [1895-1900] * * *
low fulham.
See under fulham. * * *
Low German
1. the West Germanic languages not included in the High German group, as English, Dutch, Flemish, or Plattdeutsch. Abbr.: LG Cf. High German (def. 1). 2. ...
low ground
Often, low grounds. Southern U.S. bottom (def. 4). [1650-60] * * *
low hurdles
Track. a race in which runners leap over hurdles 2 ft. 6 in. (76 cm) high. Cf. high hurdles. * * *
Low Latin
any form of nonclassical Latin, as Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, or Medieval Latin. [1870-75] * * *
Low Mass
a Mass that is said, and not sung, by the celebrant, who is assisted by one server, and which has less ceremonial form than a High Mass, using no music or choir. Cf. High ...
low milling
a process for making flour in which the grain is ground once and then bolted. Cf. high milling. * * *
low pitch
Music. See diapason normal pitch. * * *
low profile
—low-profile, adj. a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner. Also, low posture. [1970-75] * * *
low relief
bas-relief. [1705-15] * * *
low road
Slang. a method, manner, etc., that is underhand, unscrupulous, or otherwise contemptible. * * *
Low Sunday
the first Sunday after Easter. Also called Quasimodo. [1505-15] * * *
low technology
—low-technology, adj. any technology utilizing equipment and production techniques that are relatively unsophisticated (opposed to high technology). [1970-75] * * *
low tide
1. the tide at the point of maximum ebb. 2. the time of low water. 3. the lowest point of decline of anything: His spirits were at low tide. [1860-65] * * *
low water
—low-water, adj. water at its lowest level, as in a river. [1520-30] * * *
low wine
Often, low wines. Distilling. the weak spirits obtained from the first distillation; the result of the first run of the still from the fermented marsh. [1635-45] * * *
Low, George Michael
▪ Austrian-born American aerospace engineer original name  George Wilhelm Low  born June 10, 1926, Vienna, Austria died July 17, 1984, Troy, N.Y., U.S.  Austrian-born ...
Low, Juliette Gordon
▪ American leader née  Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon  born October 31, 1860, Savannah, Georgia, U.S. died January 18, 1927, Savannah       founder of the Girl ...
Low, Seth
▪ American educator born Jan. 18, 1850, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 17, 1916, Bedford Hills, N.Y.  American municipal reformer, university builder, and philanthropist ...
Low, Sir David
▪ British caricaturist born April 7, 1891, Dunedin, N.Z. died September 19, 1963, London, England       New Zealand-born British journalist, one of the great modern ...
Low, Sir Hugh
▪ British official born May 10, 1824, Clapton, London, Eng. died April 18, 1905, Alassio, Italy       first successful British administrator in the Malay Peninsula, ...
Low,Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon
Low (lō), Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon. 1860-1927. American founder of the Girl Scouts (1912). * * *
low-alcohol
➡ beer * * *
low-angle shot
/loh"ang"geuhl/, (in motion pictures or photography) a shot taken with the camera placed in a position below and pointing upward at the subject. * * *
low-ball
low-ball or low·ball (lōʹbôl') tr.v. Slang low-·balled, low-·bal·ling, low-·balls To underestimate or understate (a cost) deliberately: “He often took illegal cash ...
low-budget
/loh"buj"it/, adj. made or done on a small or reduced budget; costing relatively little money: a low-budget film. [1955-60] * * *
low-cal
/loh"kal", -kal'/, adj. Informal. containing fewer calories than usual or standard: a low-cal diet. [low cal(orie)] * * *
Low-Church
See Low Church. * * *
low-class
low-class [lō′klas΄] adj. Informal vulgar, coarse, or undignified * * * low-class (lōʹklăsʹ) adj. 1. Of or relating to the lower socioeconomic classes. 2. Vulgar or ...
low-cost
/loh"kawst", -kost"/, adj. able to be purchased or acquired at relatively little cost: low-cost life insurance; low-cost housing. [1930-35] * * *
low-count
/loh"kownt"/, adj. (of a woven fabric) having a relatively low number of warp and filling threads per square inch. * * *
low-country
/loh"kun'tree/, adj. 1. often, Low-Country. of or pertaining to the Low Countries. 2. of or pertaining to a low country. [1790-1800] * * *
low-density
/loh"den"si tee/, adj. having a low concentration. * * *
low-density lipoprotein
Biochem. a plasma protein that is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood: high levels are associated with atherosclerosis. Abbr.: LDL * * *
low-density polyethylene
Chem. highly branched polyethylene with low crystallinity and melting point, and a density of 0.91 to 0.94, prepared at very high pressures, and used mainly for sheeting, films, ...
low-densitylipoprotein
low-density lipoprotein n. Abbr. LDL A complex of lipids and proteins, with greater amounts of lipid than protein, that transports cholesterol in the blood. High levels are ...
low-densitypolyethylene
low-density polyethylene n. Abbr. LDPE A form of polyethylene having many side branches off the main carbon backbone and a less closely packed structure than that of high-density ...
low-down
low-down or low·down (lōʹdounʹ) adj. 1. Despicable; base: a low-down coward. 2. a. Gloomy; depressed. b. Earthy; funky: a low-down blues; the low-down sound of a clarinet. * ...
low-end
/loh"end'/, adj. Informal. relatively cheap or inexpensive of its kind: We don't need an expensive car - a low-end model will do. * * *
low-fat
/loh"fat"/, adj. of or being a food or style of cooking that contains or uses very little butter, oil, or other fat, usu. three grams of fat or less per serving. * * *
low-grade
/loh"grayd"/, adj. of an inferior quality, worth, value, etc.: The mine yields low-grade silver ore. [1875-80; LOW1 + GRADE] * * *
low-income
low-in·come (lōʹĭnʹkŭm) adj. Of or relating to individuals or households supported by an income that is below average. * * *
low-key
/loh"kee"/, adj., v., low-keyed, low-keying. adj. Also, low-keyed. 1. of reduced intensity; restrained; understated. 2. (of a photograph) having chiefly dark tones, usually with ...
low-level
/loh"lev"euhl/, adj. 1. undertaken by or composed of members having a low status: a low-level discussion. 2. having low status: low-level personnel. 3. undertaken at or from a ...
low-life
See lowlife. * * *
low-lying
/loh"luy'ing/, adj. 1. lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land. 2. lying below the usual elevation or altitude. [1855-60] * * *
low-minded
—lowmindedly, adv. —low-mindedness, n. /loh"min"did/, adj. having or showing a coarse or vulgar taste or interests. [1720-30] * * *
low-mindedly
See low-minded. * * *
low-mindedness
See low-mindedly. * * *
low-necked
/loh"nekt"/, adj. (of a dress or other garment) cut low so as to leave the neck and shoulders exposed; décolleté. [1900-05] * * *
low-passfilter
low-pass filter (lōʹpăsʹ) n. A filter designed to transmit electromagnetic frequencies below a certain value, while excluding those of a higher frequency. * * *
low-pitched
/loh"picht"/, adj. 1. pitched in a low register or key: a low-pitched aria for the basso. 2. produced by slow vibrations; relatively grave in pitch or soft in sound: a ...
low-power
/loh"pow"euhr/, adj. (of a radio station) having the power to broadcast to a radius of only 10 to 15 mi. (16 to 24 km). Cf. full-power. * * *
low-pressure
/loh"presh"euhr/, adj. 1. having or involving a low or below-normal pressure, as steam or water. 2. without vigor or persistence; not forceful or aggressive: a low-pressure ...
low-priced
/loh"pruyst"/, adj. selling at a low price; inexpensive; cheap. [1715-25] * * *
low-profile
See low profile. * * *
low-proof
low-proof [lō′pro͞of′] adj. low in alcohol content * * *
low-rate
/loh"rayt'/, v.t., low-rated, low-rating. to place a low value on: a policy of low-rating most modern artists. * * *
low-rent
/loh"rent"/, adj. Informal. second-rate; bargain-basement. [1975-80] * * *
low-res
low-res (lōʹrĕzʹ) adj. Informal Low-resolution. * * *
low-resolution
/loh"rez'euh looh"sheuhn/, adj. Computers. of or pertaining to CRTs, printers, or other visual output devices that produce images that are not sharply defined (opposed to ...
low-rise
/loh"ruyz'/, adj. 1. having a comparatively small number of floors, as a motel or townhouse, and usually no elevator. n. 2. a low-rise building. [1955-60; on the model of HIGH ...
low-spirited
—low-spiritedly, adv. —low-spiritedness, n. /loh"spir"i tid/, adj. depressed; dejected: He is feeling rather low-spirited today. [1580-90] Syn. sad, heartsore, dispirited, ...
low-spiritedly
See low-spirited. * * *
low-spiritedness
See low-spiritedly. * * *
low-tar
adj. /loh"tahr"/; n. /loh"tahr'/, adj. 1. (of cigarettes or tobacco) containing less tar than usual or standard. n. 2. a cigarette, blend of tobacco, etc., containing a ...
low-tech
/loh"tek"/, adj. low-technology. [by shortening] * * *
low-technology
See low technology. * * *
low-temperature phenomena
▪ physics       the behaviour of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero −273.15 °C (−459.67 °F). At such temperatures the thermal, electric, and magnetic ...
low-tension
/loh"ten"sheuhn/, adj. Elect. subjected to, or capable of operating under, relatively low voltage: low-tension wire. Abbr.: lt, L.T. [1895-1900] * * *
low-test
/loh"test"/, adj. (of gasoline) boiling at a comparatively high temperature. [1925-30] * * *
low-ticket
/loh"tik"it/, adj. Informal. having a relatively low price: a growing market for low-ticket items. * * *
low-water
See low water. * * *
low-water mark
1. the lowest point reached by a low tide. 2. something indicating the bottom of a decline. 3. the lowest or least admirable level: the low-water mark of political ...


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