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label Tweet Definition of label Like Definition of label on Facebook
noun
  1. A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.
  2. A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.
  3. A company that sells records.
verb (labels, 2=labelling i, UK) or labeling (i, US), 3=labelled (i, UK) or labeled (i, US)
  1. (transitive) To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).
  2. (transitive) To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.
landmark Tweet Definition of landmark Like Definition of landmark on Facebook
noun
  1. a recognizable natural or man-made feature used for navigation
LAT Tweet Definition of LAT Like Definition of LAT on Facebook
initialism
  1. Los Angeles Times
lavabo Tweet Definition of lavabo Like Definition of lavabo on Facebook
noun
  1. A washbasin, especially one attached to the wall of a church, and used for the ceremonial washing of the hands of the celebrant before the Eucharist
list Tweet Definition of list Like Definition of list on Facebook
noun
  1. A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
  2. Material used for cloth selvage.
  • 1893: The charwomen are in the habit of taking off their boots at the commissionaire's office, and putting on slippers. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Naval Treaty" (Norton 2005, p.681)
    1. (in plural) The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.
  • 1819: William de Wyvil, and Stephen de Martival, ... armed at all points, rode up and down the lists to enforce and preserve good order among the spectators. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • verb
    1. To create or recite a list.
    listel Tweet Definition of listel Like Definition of listel on Facebook
    noun
    1. a narrow fillet or border
    lobby Tweet Definition of lobby Like Definition of lobby on Facebook
    noun (lobb, ies)
    1. An entryway or waiting area; vestibule.
      • I had to wait in the for hours before seeing the doctor.
        1. The class or group of people who try to lobby or influence public officials; collectively, lobbyists.
      • The influence of the tobacco has decreased considerably in the US.
    verb (lobb, i, ed)
    1. (context, intransitive, transitive) To attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favor of a specific opinion or cause.
      • For years, pro-life groups have continued to hard for restrictions on abortion.
      • The corporations don't have to the government anymore. They are the government. -- wikiquote:Jim Hightower, Jim Hightower
    loggia Tweet Definition of loggia Like Definition of loggia on Facebook
    noun
    1. An architectural feature of an open corridor, often columned.

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