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lag Tweet Definition of lag Like Definition of lag on Facebook
noun
  1. a gap; an interval created by something not keeping up
  2. (UK, slang) a prisoner, a criminal.
  3. (internet) bad connection, loss of connection
verb (lag, g, ed)
  1. to not keep up (the pace), to fall behind
  2. to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material
adjective (lagg, er)
  • (rfv-inflection, lagger)
  1. late
layout Tweet Definition of layout Like Definition of layout on Facebook
noun
  1. A structured arrangements of items within certain limit
    1. Noun, limits.
    2. The act of lay out, laying out something.
    3. (context, publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
    4. (engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
lead Tweet Definition of lead Like Definition of lead on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, uncountable, element) A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, Atomic weight 206.4, Specific Gravity 11.37, Symbol Pb (from Latin plumbum).
  2. (countable) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
  3. A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
  4. Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs.
  5. (context, in plural leads) A roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
Quotations
  • I would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top. " Bacon
    1. (countable) A cylinder of black lead or plumbago used in pencils.
verb
  1. (transitive) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
  2. (context, transitive, printing) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
adjective
  1. (not comparable) foremost, Foremost.
The contestants are all tied; no one has the lead position.
life Tweet Definition of life Like Definition of life on Facebook
noun (lives)
  1. The state that precedes death and follows birth or conception.
  2. (biology) a status given to any entity including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. " and sometimes viruses " having the properties of replication and metabolism.
  3. (philosophy) the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
  4. (phenomenology) the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
  5. (Christianity) the essence of God, its own revelation.
  6. The world in general; existence.
Man's on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
  1. A worthwhile existence.
He gets up early in the morning, works all day long " even on weekends " and hardly sees his family. That's no !
  1. Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as their job, their family, their loved one, etc.
She's my love, my .
  1. (colloquial) A term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death. More formally called a life sentence.
  2. The span of time during which an object operates.
This light bulb is designed to have a particularly long .
limit Tweet Definition of limit Like Definition of limit on Facebook
noun (plural:limits)
  1. A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.
There are several existing limits to executive power.
Two drinks is my limit tonight.
  1. (math) A value to which a sequence converges.
The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.
  1. (math) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.
Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.
  1. (poker) Short for fixed limit.
adjective
  1. (poker) Being a fixed limit game.
line Tweet Definition of line Like Definition of line on Facebook
noun (rfex)
  1. A rope, cord, string, or thread; a slender, strong cord, or a cord of any thickness; a hawser.
(rfdate) Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls. " Piers Plowman
fishing , anchor , clothes, tow
  1. A path through two or more points (see also segment); a continuous mark.
    • 1816: w:Percy Shelley, Percy Shelley, http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4654 The Daemon of the World
    • : The atmosphere in flaming sparkles flew; / And where the burning wheels / Eddied above the mountain"s loftiest peak / Was traced a of lightning.
      1. A more or less threadlike mark of a pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark.
      a chalk
      1. (geometry) An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature; one that has length but not breadth or thickness.
      2. (context, geometry, informal) A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.
      3. A row of letters, text, words, etc, written or printed, as on paper or a CRT screen; especially a row of words extending across a page or column.
    • 1609: w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare, s:The Sonnets/71, Sonnet 71
    • : Nay if you read this , remember not, / The hand that writ it.
      1. A sentence of dialogue in a script or screenplay, or delivered by an actor or performer.
      (rfdate) It"s a small part, I have 12 lines in the movie. " Geneveve Bujold in Earthquake
      1. The official, stated position (or set of positions) of an individual or group, particularly a political or religious faction.
      Remember, your answers must match the party .
      (rfdate) Their is gone out through all the earth. " Ps. xix. 4
      1. A letter, a written form of communication.
      Drop me a .
      1. The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection.
      I tried to make a call, but the was dead.
      a dedicated
      a shared
      1. A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc., often waiting to be processed or deal with, dealt with, a queue; a continued series or rank.
      The forms on the right.
      There is a of houses.
      1. (military) A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; opposed to column. .]]
    • 1817: w:Percy Shelley, Percy Shelley, s:The Revolt of Islam, The Revolt of Islam
    • : A band of brothers gathering round me, made, / Although unarmed, a steadfast front, ... now the / Of war extended, to our rallying cry / As myriads flocked in love and brotherhood to die.
      (rfdate) Unite thy forces and attack their lines. " Dryden
      1. (military) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.
      2. (context, military) A trench or rampart.
    • 1917, w:John Masefield, John Masefield, http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20616 The Old Front Line
    • : This description of the old front line, as it was when the Battle of the Somme began, may some day be of use. ... It is hoped that this description of the will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle.
      1. The products or services sold by a business.
      of business
      product
      1. From the services a business sells, the business itself.
      How many buses does the have?
      The air is in danger of bankruptcy.
      A ship of the .
      1. (context, fencing, "line of engagement") The position in which the fencers hold their swords.
      2. (graphtheory) An edge of a graph.
      3. (cricket) The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).
      4. (context, baseball, slang, 1800s, "the line") The batter"s box.
      5. (obsolete) flax, Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.
      (rfdate) Garments made of . " Spenser
      1. The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route.
      The arrow descended in a curved .
      w:Antarctica, The place is remote from lines of travel.
      1. direction, Direction
      the of sight or the of vision
      1. (poetic) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of foot, feet, according to the measure.
      (rfdate) In the preceding Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa. " Broome
      1. Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
      (rfdate) He is uncommonly powerful in his own , but it is not the of a first-rate man. " Coleridge
      1. The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; a boundary; a contour; an outline; a demarcation.
    • 1674 " w:John Milton, John Milton, s:Paradise Lost, Paradise Lost, book IV
    • : Eden stretchd her Line / From Auran Eastward to the Royal Towrs / Of great Seleucia,
      1. A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
      (rfdate) Though on his brow were graven lines austere. " Byron
      (rfdate) He tipples palmistry, and dines On all her fortune-telling lines. " Cleveland
      1. lineament, Lineament; feature; figure (of one's body).
    • circa, c 1609: W:Shakespeare, Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of Cymbeline, The Tragedy of Cymbeline
    • : I mean, the lines of my body are as well drawn as his.
      1. A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.
    • 14th century, c: w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer s:The Canterbury Tales, The Canterbury Tales
    • : Of his lineage am I, and his offspring / By very ,
    • circa, c 1604: w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare, s:Macbeth, Macbeth
    • : They hail'd him father to a of kings.
    • 1651: w:Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Hobbes, s:Leviathan, Leviathan
    • : The rest of the history of the Old Testament derives the succession of the of David to the Captivity, of which was to spring the restorer of the kingdom of God ...
      1. A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
      a of stages
      an express
      1. The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
      2. (geography) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
      3. (context, geography, "the line" or "equinoctial line") The equator.
      to cross the
      1. A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
      2. (context, biblical) That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
      (rfdate) The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yes. I have a goodly heritage. " Ps. xvi. 6
      1. (engineering) The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working.
      the engine is in or out of
      1. (music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
      2. (context, stock exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
      3. (context, trade) A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles.
      a full of hosiery
      a of merinos
      1. A measure of length equal to one twelfth of an inch.
    • 1883: Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson, The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence
    • : The cutis measures in thickness from a quarter of a to a and a half (a is one-twelfth of an inch).
      1. (nautical) A rope on a nautical vessel. (Usually a rope is still in its packing; usually, once removed, it is 'line'.)
verb (lin, ing)
  1. (transitive) To cover the inside/inner surface of (something).
The bird lines its nest with soft grass.
to a cloak with silk or fur
to a box with paper or tin
  1. (transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
(rfdate) The charge amounteth very high for any one man"s purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto. " Carew.
  1. (transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.
to troops (rfex, some more, please)
  1. (transitive) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify.
to works with soldiers
  • 1599 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_Life_of_Henry_the_Fifth, Henry V, ii 4
: Line and new repair our towns of war With men of courage and with means defendant.
  1. (transitive) To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.
to a copy book
  1. (context, transitive, obsolete) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
  • 1598 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:As You Like It, As You Like It, iii 2
  • : All the pictures fairest lined Are but black to Rosalind.
    1. (context, transitive, obsolete) To impregnate (applied to brute animals). " Creech.
    2. (transitive) To read or repeat line by line.
    to out a hymn
    1. (context, intransitive, "line up") To form or enter into a line.
    2. (context, intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.
    1. Jones lined to left in his last at-bat.
    loaded Tweet Definition of loaded Like Definition of loaded on Facebook
    adjective
    1. burdened, Burdened by some heavy load.
    Let's leave the TV; the car is already.
    1. (context, of a projectile weapon) Charged with ammunition.
    No funny business; this heater's !
    1. (slang) Possessing great wealth.
    He sold his business a couple of years ago and is just .
    1. (slang) Drunk.
    By the end of the evening, the guests at the wedding reception were really .
    1. (baseball) Pertaining to a situation where there is a runner at each of the three bases.
    It's bottom of the ninth, the bases are and there are two outs.
    1. (context, gaming) Of a die or dice, biased to produce predictable throws.
    He was playing with dice and won a fortune.
    1. (context, of a question) Designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap.
    That interviewer is tricky; he asks questions.
    1. (context, of a word or phrase) Having strong connotations that colour the literal meaning and are likely to provoke an emotional response. Sometimes used loosely to describe a word that simply has many different meanings.
    "Ignorant" is a word, often implying lack of intelligence rather than just lack of knowledge.
    1. (context, of an item offered for sale, especially an automobile) Equipped with numerous options; deluxe.
    She went all out; her new car is .
    loggets Tweet Definition of loggets Like Definition of loggets on Facebook
    noun
    1. A game involving throwing pieces of wood at a stake.
    logomachy Tweet Definition of logomachy Like Definition of logomachy on Facebook
    noun
    1. dispute over the meaning of words
    2. a conflict waged only as a battle of words
    long shot Tweet Definition of long shot Like Definition of long shot on Facebook
    noun
    1. (idiom)(nautical) Something unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.
    We can try your plan, but it's a and it probably won't work.
    1. (context, Filmology) A master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.
    loo Tweet Definition of loo Like Definition of loo on Facebook
    noun
    1. (context, colloquial, UK, Australian English) toilet
    lotto Tweet Definition of lotto Like Definition of lotto on Facebook
    noun
    1. a game of chance similar to bingo
    2. a lottery
    low Tweet Definition of low Like Definition of low on Facebook
    noun
    1. Something that is low.
    2. A depressed mood or situation.
    He is in a right now
    verb
    1. (intransitive) To moo.
    The cattle were lowing.
    adjective
    1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
    2. Small in height.
    3. depressed, Depressed, sad.
    lowball Tweet Definition of lowball Like Definition of lowball on Facebook
    noun
    1. (poker) A form of poker in which the lowest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. Usually the ace is the lowest-ranking card, straights and flushes do not count making the best possible hand being A, 2, 3, 4, 5 regardless of suits (in contrast to deuce-to-seven lowball.)
    2. A form of cribbage in which the first to score 121 (or 61) is the loser.
    3. An unmixed Alcohol drink served on ice or water in a short glass.

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