(context, sports) A sport played on a field between two opposing teams using sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one team defeats the other by achieving a higher score by scoring goals within the allotted time.
The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and on which buildings can be erected.
A country or region.
Ground that is suitable for farming.
(Ireland / Colloquial) a fright.
He got an awful when the police arrived.
(intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
The plane is about to .
(intransitive) To come into rest.
(intransitive) To arrive at land, especially a shore, or a dock, from a body of water.
(transitive) To bring to land.
It can be tricky to a helicopter.
Use the net to the fish.
(transitive) To acquire; to secure.
(transitive) To deliver.
Of or relating to land.
Residing or growing on land.
A male given name.
Any of various small, singing passerine birds of the family Alaudidae.
various resembling birds, usually groundliving, such as the meadowlark and titlark
One who wakes early; one who is up with the larks.
sport, engage in harmless pranking
frolic, engage in carefree adventure
a lateral pass
to the side
a pass thrown laterally and that counts as a hand-off
any hand-off, whether lateral or backward
tennis played on a grass court
(context, uncountable, element) A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, Atomic weight 206.4, Specific Gravity 11.37, Symbol Pb (from Latin plumbum).
(countable) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs.
(context, in plural leads) A roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
I would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top. " Bacon
(countable) A cylinder of black lead or plumbago used in pencils.
(transitive) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
(context, transitive, printing) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
(not comparable) foremost, Foremost.
The contestants are all tied; no one has the lead position.
A book for keeping notes, especially one for keeping accounting records.
(accounting): A collection of accounting entries consisting of credits and debits.
(construction): A board attached to a wall to provide support for attaching other structural elements (such as deck joists or roof rafters) to the building.
The left side.
(politics) The ensemble of left-wing political party, parties. Political liberals as a group.
The political is not holding enough power.
(boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
(past of, leave)
(Ireland) (colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
We were not go to the beach after school except on a weekend.
adjective (more left, leftmost)
The west side of the body when one is facing north.
(politics) Pertaining to the political left; liberal.
On or towards the left side.
(baseball) The outfield defensive player that stands to the left of the center fielder as viewed from home plate.
The made a fine running catch.
(Cricket) run scored by a batting side arising from the ball striking any part of the batsman's body without touching the bat. Leg byes are recorded as extras and do not affect the batsman's individual score. A leg bye can only be scored if the batsman was genuinely attempting to play a shot.
(cricket) the stump on the leg side of the batsman's wicket
...without let or hindrance (on all commonwealth passports)
(context, tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
verb (lets, letting, let, or rarely letten)
To put up for rent.
Linear Feet (Architecture/Engineering/Construction)
(alternative spelling of, Lydia)
The state that precedes death and follows birth or conception.
(biology) a status given to any entity including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. " and sometimes viruses " having the properties of replication and metabolism.
(philosophy) the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
(phenomenology) the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.
(Christianity) the essence of God, its own revelation.
The world in general; existence.
Man's on this planet has been marked by continual conflict.
A worthwhile existence.
He gets up early in the morning, works all day long " even on weekends " and hardly sees his family. That's no !
Something which is inherently part of a person's existence, such as their job, their family, their loved one, etc.
She's my love, my .
(colloquial) A term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death. More formally called a life sentence.
The span of time during which an object operates.
This light bulb is designed to have a particularly long .
Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator.
Take the to the fourth floor.
The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip.
He gave me a to the bus station.
An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft.
(slang) to steal
(boxing) A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs.
(bodybuilding) A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight, with specific weights varying by organization.
One of little consequence or ability.
A person who can't handle their drink.
Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
Having less than average weight
(given name, female) derived from the flower and also seen as a variant of Lillian; used since the nineteenth century and currently returning to favor.
A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing)
A branch of a tree.
(archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip.
To remove the limbs of an animal or tree.
A county in the Republic of Ireland.
A town in the county of Limerick
A rope, cord, string, or thread; a slender, strong cord, or a cord of any thickness; a hawser.
(rfdate) Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls. " Piers Plowman
fishing , anchor , clothes, tow
A path through two or more points (see also segment); a continuous mark.
: This description of the old front line, as it was when the Battle of the Somme began, may some day be of use. ... It is hoped that this description of the will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle.
The products or services sold by a business.
From the services a business sells, the business itself.
How many buses does the have?
The air is in danger of bankruptcy.
A ship of the .
(context, fencing, "line of engagement") The position in which the fencers hold their swords.
(graphtheory) An edge of a graph.
(cricket) The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).
(context, baseball, slang, 1800s, "the line") The batter"s box.
(obsolete) flax, Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.
(rfdate) Garments made of . " Spenser
The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route.
The arrow descended in a curved .
w:Antarctica, The place is remote from lines of travel.
the of sight or the of vision
(poetic) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of foot, feet, according to the measure.
(rfdate) In the preceding Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa. " Broome
Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
(rfdate) He is uncommonly powerful in his own , but it is not the of a first-rate man. " Coleridge
The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; a boundary; a contour; an outline; a demarcation.
1674 " w:John Milton, John Milton, s:Paradise Lost, Paradise Lost, book IV
: Eden stretchd her Line / From Auran Eastward to the Royal Towrs / Of great Seleucia,
A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
(rfdate) Though on his brow were graven lines austere. " Byron
(rfdate) He tipples palmistry, and dines On all her fortune-telling lines. " Cleveland
circa, c 1609: W:Shakespeare, Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of Cymbeline, The Tragedy of Cymbeline
: I mean, the lines of my body are as well drawn as his.
A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.
14th century, c: w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer s:The Canterbury Tales, The Canterbury Tales
: Of his lineage am I, and his offspring / By very ,
circa, c 1604: w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare, s:Macbeth, Macbeth
: They hail'd him father to a of kings.
1651: w:Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Hobbes, s:Leviathan, Leviathan
: The rest of the history of the Old Testament derives the succession of the of David to the Captivity, of which was to spring the restorer of the kingdom of God ...
A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
a of stages
The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
(geography) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
(context, geography, "the line" or "equinoctial line") The equator.
to cross the
A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
(context, biblical) That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
(rfdate) The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yes. I have a goodly heritage. " Ps. xvi. 6
(engineering) The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working.
the engine is in or out of
(music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
(context, stock exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
(context, trade) A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles.
a full of hosiery
a of merinos
A measure of length equal to one twelfth of an inch.
1883: Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson, The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence
: The cutis measures in thickness from a quarter of a to a and a half (a is one-twelfth of an inch).
(nautical) A rope on a nautical vessel. (Usually a rope is still in its packing; usually, once removed, it is 'line'.)
verb (lin, ing)
(transitive) To cover the inside/inner surface of (something).
The bird lines its nest with soft grass.
to a cloak with silk or fur
to a box with paper or tin
(transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
(rfdate) The charge amounteth very high for any one man"s purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto. " Carew.
(transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.
to troops (rfex, some more, please)
(transitive) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify.
to works with soldiers
1599 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The_Life_of_Henry_the_Fifth, Henry V, ii 4
: Line and new repair our towns of war With men of courage and with means defendant.
(transitive) To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.
to a copy book
(context, transitive, obsolete) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
1598 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:As You Like It, As You Like It, iii 2
: All the pictures fairest lined Are but black to Rosalind.
(context, transitive, obsolete) To impregnate (applied to brute animals). " Creech.
(transitive) To read or repeat line by line.
to out a hymn
(context, intransitive, "line up") To form or enter into a line.
(context, intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.
Jones lined to left in his last at-bat.
The defensive players who are in position behind the defensive linemen and in front of the safeties and cornerbacks and whose principal responsibilities are to tackle runners and to defend against shorter passes
The corralled the runner who had slipped through the hole.
(baseball) A batted ball hit hard enough that it appears to travel in a relatively straight line; a liner.
The went straight into the shortstop's glove.
a person who installs and repairs overhead cables (either power or telephone); a linesman
(wikipedia, Wichita Lineman)
line of scrimmage
Either of two imaginary lines across the football field touching one of the two apex, apices of the football which point toward either the defensive side or the offensive side before the center is allowed to touch the ball before each play.
Someone who fits a lining to something.
1973: A good has a pretty shrewd idea of the value of the painting he is treating and usually charges accordingly. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 41)
A removable cover or lining
I threw out the trash can .
The pamphlet which is contained inside an album of music or movie
Does it have the lyrics in the notes?
(plural of, link)
(plurale tantum, plural only) A golf course.
(third-person singular of, link)
(countable) Either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth.
(countable) A part of the body that resembles a lip, such as the edge of a wound or the labia.
(countable) The rim of an open container.
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