verb to ladle
- a deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle
- (transitive) to serve something with a ladle
- (given name, male) derived from Laurence.
- (obsolete) A washerwoman.
- (mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
- (italbrac, clothing) To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
- (obsolete) To lave; to wet.
- (italbrac, money) To disguise the source of ill-gotten wealth by various means.
- An organ of a plant typically divided into a flattened portion (the blade) and a narrow stalk (the petiole) and serving as the principal site of photosynthesis and transpiration.
- Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
- A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
- gold leaf
- A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
- (in plural leaves) tea leaf, Tea leaves.
- A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
- (context, computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
- (intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
verb (leans, leaning, leant or leaned)
adjective (lean, er)
- To hang outwards.
- To press against.
- (context, of a person) slim; not fleshy.
- (context, of meat) having little fat.
- Having little extra or little to spare.
- a budget
- Of a fuel-air mixture, having more air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; more air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.
- (dated) permission, Permission.
verb (leaves, leaving, left)
- Might I beg to accompany you?
- Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.
- I've been given three weeks' by my boss.
- (dated) Farewell, departure.
- I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.
- (transitive) To transfer possession of after death.
- When my father died, he left me the house.
- (transitive) To be left or over; to remain as available.
- There's not much food left, we'd better go to the shops.
- (transitive) To not take away with oneself but leave as available for others; to deposit.
- I'll the car in the station so you can pick it up there.
- (transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention (to); to stop being concerned with.
- Can't we just this to the experts?
- (transitive) To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.
- I left the country and I left my wife.
- (intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.
- ''I think you'd better .
- Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
- 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : "Give me the key," said my mother; and though the was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
- A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
- The firing mechanism of a gun.
- (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
- (intransitive) To become fastened in place
- If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
- (intransitive) (break dancing) To freeze ones body or a part thereof in place
- a pop and lock routine
- (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
- Remember to lock the door when you leave.
- Something that is low.
- A depressed mood or situation.
- He is in a right now
- (intransitive) To moo.
- The cattle were lowing.
- In a position comparatively close to the ground.
- Small in height.
- depressed, Depressed, sad.