Etymology: From litière, from lit, "bed", from lectus; confer Greek . Had the sense "bed" in very early English, but then came to mean "portable couch", "bedding", "strewn rushes (for animals)", ...
- (countable) A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.
- (countable) The offspring of a mammal born in one birth.
- (uncountable) material, Material used as bedding for animals.
- (uncountable) Collectively, items discarded on the ground.
- (uncountable) absorbent, Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray
- (uncountable) Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor.
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