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lateral Tweet Definition of lateral Like Definition of lateral on Facebook
  1. a lateral pass
  1. to the side
leader Tweet Definition of leader Like Definition of leader on Facebook
  1. One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor. Especially:
(a) One who goes first.
(b) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
(c) (music) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
(d) (nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
(e) (engineering) (obsolete) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery. (G. Francis)
(f) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
  • He forgot to pull in his leaders, and they gallop away with him at times. - Hare?
(g) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
(h) (context, fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
((i)context, fishing) A section of line between the main fly line and the snell, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
(j) (Mining): A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
  1. The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
  2. (printing)
(a) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
(b) (plural):. a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.
  1. (film) A piece of blank film at the beginning of a movie to allow the film to be threaded in the projector.
level Tweet Definition of level Like Definition of level on Facebook
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. degree, Degree or amount.
The sound is much too high; this hurts my ears.
We've reached a new of success.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  1. A floor of a multi-storey building.
Take the elevator and get off at the promenade .
verb ;or
(levell, ing)
  1. To adjust so as to make level.
You can the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
  1. To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
The hurricane leveled the forest.
  1. (context, gaming) To progress to the next level.
I levelled after defeating the dragon.
  1. To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
He levelled an accusation of fraud.
  1. (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.
  1. The same height at all places; parallel to the ground.
This table isn't quite ; see how this marble rolls off it?
  1. 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.
  1. Being unvaried.
His pulse has been for 12 hours.
  1. Being sensible.
He kept a head under stress.
lift Tweet Definition of lift Like Definition of lift on Facebook
  1. Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator.
Take the to the fourth floor.
  1. The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip.
He gave me a to the bus station.
  1. An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft.
  1. to raise
  2. (slang) to steal
lignite Tweet Definition of lignite Like Definition of lignite on Facebook
noun (plural: lignites
  1. A low-grade, brownish-black coal
lode Tweet Definition of lode Like Definition of lode on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) A way or path; a road.
  2. A loadstone.
  3. A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.
  4. (context, by extension) A rich source of supply.

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