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Glossary of Scottish Terminology Terms
beginning with letter L
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laddie Tweet Definition of laddie Like Definition of laddie on Facebook
noun
  1. (Scottish dialect) a small boy
lair Tweet Definition of lair Like Definition of lair on Facebook
noun
  1. A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
  2. (figuratively) A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, or a superhero.
land Tweet Definition of land Like Definition of land on Facebook
noun
  1. The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
  2. Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
  3. A country or region.
  4. Ground that is suitable for farming.
  5. (Ireland / Colloquial) a fright.
He got an awful when the police arrived.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
The plane is about to .
  1. (intransitive) To come into rest.
  2. (intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
  3. (transitive) To bring to land.
It can be tricky to a helicopter.
Use the net to the fish.
  1. (transitive) To acquire; to secure.
  2. (transitive) To deliver.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to land.
  2. Residing or growing on land.
Lane Tweet Definition of Lane Like Definition of Lane on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name.
lang Tweet Definition of lang Like Definition of lang on Facebook
noun
  1. (form of, Abbreviation, language)
langsyne Tweet Definition of langsyne Like Definition of langsyne on Facebook
adverb
  1. yesteryear, Yesteryear, in the old days, some time ago.
lave Tweet Definition of lave Like Definition of lave on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) The remainder; what is left.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
    • : Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the to flight.
verb (lav, ing)
  1. (archaic) To wash.
    • 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
    • : the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
    • 2006, Cormac McCarthy?, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
    • : The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
lawing Tweet Definition of lawing Like Definition of lawing on Facebook
noun
  1. Going to law; litigation.
leal Tweet Definition of leal Like Definition of leal on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, now, _, only, _, Scotland) loyal, Loyal, honest.
  2. (context, now, _, only, _, Scotland) true, True, genuine.
limmer Tweet Definition of limmer Like Definition of limmer on Facebook
noun
  1. a rogue
  2. a promiscuous woman
  • 1994: Doll Sneerpiece was not a scholar but fond of gentlemen, although to dub her a , would have been to do her a wrong. " Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies
Lin Tweet Definition of Lin Like Definition of Lin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a surname of Chinese origin (see: ž—)
loan Tweet Definition of loan Like Definition of loan on Facebook
noun
  1. A sum of money or other valuables or consideration which an individual, group or other legal entity borrows from another individual, group or legal entity (this latter often being a financial institution) with the condition that it be returned or repaid at a later date (sometimes with interest). Occasionally collateral is required to assure that the borrower repays his or her debt or returns the consideration thus loaned. Most loans require some sort of positive (or at least a lack of negative) credit to be established by the borrower first.
He got a five grand .
  1. The contract and array of legal and/or ethical obligations surrounding a loan. He made a payment on his .
  2. The permission to borrow any item.
Thank you for the of your lawn mower.
verb (loans, loaning, loaned)
  1. To lend. This usage is confined to the US (or perhaps parts thereof) and elsewhere is ungrammatical (loan being the noun, and lend the verb).
2006: When you loan somebody something, they have the responsibility to safeguard it. — w:Judge Judy, Judge Judy (unidentified episode, but frequently heard from her as a verb)
loch Tweet Definition of loch Like Definition of loch on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Scotland) A lake; a bay or arm of the sea.
logger Tweet Definition of logger Like Definition of logger on Facebook
noun
  1. a worker whose occupation is to cut down trees
  2. one that logs, such as a computer program to keep track of events
loo Tweet Definition of loo Like Definition of loo on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, colloquial, UK, Australian English) toilet
loopy Tweet Definition of loopy Like Definition of loopy on Facebook
adjective
  1. having loops
  1. (slang) idiotic, crazy or drunk
loot Tweet Definition of loot Like Definition of loot on Facebook
noun
  1. The proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband.
  2. money, Money
verb
  1. to steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.
lyard Tweet Definition of lyard Like Definition of lyard on Facebook
adjective
  1. variant spelling of lyart

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