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lac Tweet Definition of lac Like Definition of lac on Facebook
noun
  1. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect.
lari Tweet Definition of lari Like Definition of lari on Facebook
noun
  1. The national currency of Georgia, divided into 100 tetri.
LAT Tweet Definition of LAT Like Definition of LAT on Facebook
initialism
  1. Los Angeles Times
legend Tweet Definition of legend Like Definition of legend on Facebook
noun
  1. A story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Also historical legend.
The of Troy was discovered to have historical basis.
  1. A story in which a kernel of truth is embellished to an unlikely degree.
The 1984 Rose Bowl prank has spawned many legends. Here's the real story.
  1. A leading protagonist in a historical legend.
Achilles is a in Greek culture.
  1. Any person of extraordinary accomplishment.
Michael Jordan stands as a in basketball.
  1. A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart, etc.
According to the on the map, that building is a school.
Lek Tweet Definition of Lek Like Definition of Lek on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The northern arm of the River Rhine in the Netherlands
lempira Tweet Definition of lempira Like Definition of lempira on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos.
leone Tweet Definition of leone Like Definition of leone on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of currency of Sierra Leone, divided into 100 cents.
lepton Tweet Definition of lepton Like Definition of lepton on Facebook
noun (lepta)
  1. A small, bronze Judean coin from the 1st century BCE. The lowest value coin ever in circulation. Considered by some to be the widow's mite.
leu Tweet Definition of leu Like Definition of leu on Facebook
noun (plurallei)
  1. The unit of currency of Romania, equal to one-hundred bani.
lev Tweet Definition of lev Like Definition of lev on Facebook
noun (pl=leva, pl2=levs)
  1. The currency of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki
ley Tweet Definition of ley Like Definition of ley on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of , lea)
liard Tweet Definition of liard Like Definition of liard on Facebook
noun
  1. (historical) A small French coin, equivalent to a quarter of a sou.
  • 1819: "I waited " not to share the booty, for, so help me God and Saint Withold! as neither I nor any of mine will touch the value of a , " I waited but to render my thanks to thee and to thy bold yeomen, for the life and honour ye have saved." " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
Libra Tweet Definition of Libra Like Definition of Libra on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (constellation): A constellation of the zodiac, supposedly shaped like a set of scales.
  2. (astrology): The astrological sign for the scales, covering September 23 - October 22.
lipa Tweet Definition of lipa Like Definition of lipa on Facebook
noun
  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Croatian kuna
lira Tweet Definition of lira Like Definition of lira on Facebook
noun (plurallire)
  1. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
  2. The former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro.
  3. The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
lit Tweet Definition of lit Like Definition of lit on Facebook
noun
  1. Abbreviated form of literature.
verb
  1. (past of, light)
adjective
  1. lighted, Lighted.
    • He walked down the corridor.
      1. (slang) intoxicated, Intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; stoned.
litas Tweet Definition of litas Like Definition of litas on Facebook
noun , litaipl
  1. The currency of Lithuania, divided into 100 centai
loti Tweet Definition of loti Like Definition of loti on Facebook
noun
  1. The currency of Lesotho, divided into 100 lisente.
Louis Tweet Definition of Louis Like Definition of Louis on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ).

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