- (sports) The statistic for the number of losses by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf)
- (alternative spelling of, el (elevated train))
- 1925 February 21, "Co-operation" (cartoon), w:The New Yorker, The New Yorker, page 2,
- :PLEASE! HELP US KEEP THE "" AND SUBWAY CLEAN
- A boy.
- A familiar term of address for a man.
- A groom who works with horses (also called stable-lad).
- (alternative spelling of, lamedh)
- (past of, lame)
- (uncountable) The expression of an understanding — see http://www.ourcivilisation.com/undrstnd.htm "Language is Understanding"
- (countable) A system of communication using the spoken word or using symbols that represent words or sounds.
- the English
- (uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.
- the gift of
- (context, countable, or, uncountable) A nonverbal system of communication.
- (context, computing, countable) A computer language.
- (uncountable) The vocabulary used in a particular specialist field.
- (uncountable) The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
- The he used to talk to me was obscene.
- The used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
- a laryngeal sound, especially a reconstructed phoneme thought to have existed in Proto-Indo-European
- Of or pertaining to a larynx or larynges.
- (uncountable) The language of the ancient Romans; classical Latin.
- A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.
- A person who is descended from the ancient Romans.
- A person whose native tongue is one descended from Latin, such as a Spaniard or Italian.
- Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.
- Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome.
- Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.
- Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.
- Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.
- Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.
- (uncountable) The 26-letter alphabet consisting of the following letters (presented in majuscule and miniscule pairs):
- A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
- (countable) any relatively minor variation of the 26-letter Latin alphabet, not including the Cyrillic alphabets
noun (Latinities, -)
- (uncountable) Latin character
- (uncountable) Latin literature considered as a whole
- (countable) The quality of a particular person's Latin speech or writing
- (countable) A Latinism
verb (Latiniz, ing)
- (transitive) To translate something into the Latin language; or make a word similar in appearance to a Latin word.
- Guglielmus is the Latinized form of William
- (transitive) To transliterate something into the characters of the Latin alphabet; to Romanize
- The Cyrillic letter Ð› can be Latinized as L
noun (s, pl2=lemmata)
- (mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition.
- (linguistics, usually) A canonical form of a term, particularly in the context of highly inflected languages.
- (linguistics, less frequently) A lexeme; all the inflected forms of a term.
- A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
- Hand me the so I can tell if this is correctly installed.
- A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
- By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the of the old basement floor.
- degree, Degree or amount.
- The sound is much too high; this hurts my ears.
- We've reached a new of success.
- (context, gaming) One of several discrete segments of a game generally increasing in difficulty. Often numbered. Often, each level occupies different physical space (although levels are not always vertically stacked).
- It took me weeks to get to seven.
- Watch out for the next ; the bad guys there are really overpowered.
- (context, gaming) A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.
- My half-orc barbarian reached fifth before he was squashed by a troll.
- A floor of a multi-storey building.
- Take the elevator and get off at the promenade .
- To adjust so as to make level.
- You can the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
- To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
- The hurricane leveled the forest.
- (context, gaming) To progress to the next level.
- I levelled after defeating the dragon.
- To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
- He levelled an accusation of fraud.
- (italbrac, US or obsolete) To levy.
- 2007, Mary Jacoby, EU investigators endorse charges against Intel, Wall Street Journal Europe (17 Jan 07, p. 32, col 5),
- : Ultimately, Ms. Kroes European Union Antitrust Commissioner could a fine and order Intel to change its business practices.
- The same height at all places; parallel to the ground.
- This table isn't quite ; see how this marble rolls off it?
- At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.
- ''We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were with the dark line in the wallpaper.
- Being unvaried.
- His pulse has been for 12 hours.
- Being sensible.
- He kept a head under stress.
- (linguistics) The abstract unit of vocabulary, roughly corresponding to the set of words that are different forms of the same lemma.
- concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language
- concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary
- "Wiktionary is an essentially lexical undertaking."
- (context, not countable) specialty in linguistics dealing with the study of the lexicon
- 1949 The fifth is devoted to doctrine; the sixth and seventh to remarks on syntax and lexicology respectively. — Journal of Theological Studies
- a specific theory concerning the lexicon
- (linguistics) A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes.
- A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic.
- (programming) The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.)
- (rare) Any dictionary.
- The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge)
- The total set of words in a language.
- The vocabulary used by a writer
- In this broadsheet newspaper, the reporter uses a complicated and formal which I find hard to understand sometimes.
- language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region; jargon or a dialect.
noun (plural: see usage note)
- a language used by people of diverse speech to communicate with one another, often a basic form of speech with simplified grammar. Nowadays, this term mainly refers to the English language.
- (phonetics) a sound articulated with the tongue
- related to the tongue
- related to language or linguistics
- (phonetics) articulated with the tongue
- (dentistry) Of a lower tooth, on the side facing the tongue. See mesial.
- one who studies linguistics.
- a person skilled in languages.
- relating to language or linguistics
noun plural form as a singular, no article
- The scientific study of language.
verb (inf=to lipread, lipreads, lipreading, lipread)
- To know what a person is saying by watching how their lips move.
- The act of lipread, reading lips.
- (present participle of, lipread)
- The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally
- A word taken from one language for use, unchanged, in another
- The word "exit" is a loanword from Latin.