- Louisiana, a state of the United States of America.
- Los Angeles (US city)
- lead arsenate, a pesticide introduced in the US in 1892, largely replaced by DDT in the late 1940's, and ultimately banned in 1988.
- (southern US and Trinidad and Tobago) An extra or unexpected gift or benefit
- 1973: "Call it a little , goodbuddy, that"s Duane Marvy"s way o" doin" thangs." " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
- Arrangement or relationship; layout; eg, the lay of the land.
- The direction a rope is twisted.
verb (lays, laying, laid)
- Worm and parcel with the ; turn and serve the other way.
- A casual sexual partner.
- A ballad or sung poem.
- (transitive) To place something down in a position of rest.
- (context, transitive, archaic) To cause to subside or abate.
- (transitive) To leave something somewhere.
- (transitive) To prepare (e.g., the groundwork, the table).
- (transitive) To install certain building materials, laying one thing on top of another (e.g. lay brick, lay flooring.)
- (transitive) To produce and deposit (an egg).
- (transitive) To have sexual intercourse with someone, especially in a casual manner.
- (context, intransitive, non-standard, or, colloquial) To lie.
- Non-professional, not being a member of an organized institution (e.g. scientific lay person).
- Not belonging to the clergy.
- (also the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
verb (lik, ing)
- We shall never see his again. — w:Winston Churchill, Winston Churchill on w:T. E. Lawrence, T.E. Lawrence
- bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the
- something the likes of which I had never seen before
- Something that a given person likes.
- Tell me your likes and dislikes.
- (transitive) To enjoy, be in favor/favour of.
- I hamburgers.
- I the Milwaukee Braves this season.
- I skiing in winter.
- (transitive) To find attractive.
- I really Sandra but don't know how to tell her.
- (transitive) To do regularly.
- I to go to the dentist every 6 months.
- (context, in certain expressions) To want.
- 1865 July 4, w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll (w:Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), w:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, s:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Chapter 10, chapter 10,
- : "I can tell you more than that, if you ," said the Gryphon. "Do you know why it"s called a whiting?"
- One who throws in high arc.
- (context, US, _, Midwest) A viscous, syrupy sweetener, generally molasses, but sometimes table syrup.
- 1974 John Quincy Wolf, Life in the Leatherwoods
- :Mr. Hurst made the best of the situation and drank his molasses-sweetened coffee with seeming relish, as though he had been raised on .
- 1989: Lee Smith, Fair and Tender Ladies
- :Reach me some of that , honey, she'd say at the breakfast table.