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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.
     
lambrequin Tweet Definition of lambrequin Like Definition of lambrequin on Facebook
noun 
  1. A short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing; a valance.
     
leopard Tweet Definition of leopard Like Definition of leopard on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus, indigenous to Africa and Asia.
     
Lily Tweet Definition of Lily Like Definition of Lily on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) derived from the flower and also seen as a variant of Lillian; used since the nineteenth century and currently returning to favor.
     
lion Tweet Definition of lion Like Definition of lion on Facebook
noun (pl2=lion)
(wikispecies, Panthera leo)
  1. A large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
  2. (heraldiccharge): A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.
    • The arms of the University of the West Indies are Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure an open Book proper bound Gules garnished Or on a Chief of the third a Lion passant guardant Erminois. Crest: A Pelican proper. (in other words a spotted lion lying down). See talk page.
      1. A Chinese foo dog.
      2. (idiomatic) An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.
    • It was said of Edward Plantaganet that 'he was a for pride and ferocity but a pard for inconstancy and changeableness, not keeping his word or promise but excusing himself with fair words'. 2003 Peter Armstrong & Angus McBride? Stirling Bridge & Falkirk 1297-98: William Wallace's Rebellion.
      1. A famous person.
     
lochaber ax Tweet Definition of lochaber ax Like Definition of lochaber ax on Facebook
noun 
  1. A weapon of war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scottish Highlanders.
     
lodged Tweet Definition of lodged Like Definition of lodged on Facebook
verb 
  1. (past of, lodge)
     
lure Tweet Definition of lure Like Definition of lure on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
  2. (context, Fishing) An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.
  3. A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
proper noun Lure
  1. A commune in the Haute-Saí´ne département, in France.
verb (lur, ing)
  1. To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
  2. To recall a hawk with a lure.
     

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