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adjective
  1. An aristocratic title for a woman; the wife of a lord and/or a woman who holds the position in her own right.
Would Macbeth care for dessert?
  1. The title for the (primary) female deity in female-centered religions, for example, the title for the Goddess in Wicca.
    My , will you not take pity on me?
lansquenet Tweet Definition of lansquenet Like Definition of lansquenet on Facebook
noun
  1. (historical) Any of a class of German mercenaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  2. A card-game, used for gambling.
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, p. 196:
    • :And so it was over the game of ' that I scored my first triumph.
    • 1962', Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire'':
    • :One could see part of the dimly lit court where under an enclosed poplar two soldiers on a stone bench were playing .
levee Tweet Definition of levee Like Definition of levee on Facebook
noun
  1. An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  2. The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
  3. A pier or other landing place on a river.
  4. A formal reception, especially one given by royalty (originally, upon rising from bed).
leveller Tweet Definition of leveller Like Definition of leveller on Facebook
noun (Plural:levellers)
  1. A person or thing that levels.
    I adjusted the built into each leg of the table, but it still wobbled.
  2. A person holding a political opinion in favor of eliminating disparities between the haves and the have nots.
liberal arts Tweet Definition of liberal arts Like Definition of liberal arts on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. those areas of learning that require and cultivate general intellectual ability rather than technical skills; the humanities
  2. (obsolete) the trivium and the quadrivium
liege Tweet Definition of liege Like Definition of liege on Facebook
noun
  1. A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.
  2. The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
adjective
  1. Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
  2. Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.
  3. Full; perfect; complete; pure.
Little Englander Tweet Definition of Little Englander Like Definition of Little Englander on Facebook
nounlittle, Little Englander
  1. (British) someone who advocated an end to the British Empire
  2. (British) someone unaware of the world outside England
  3. (British) a bigoted and nationalistic English person
Lord Tweet Definition of Lord Like Definition of Lord on Facebook
proper noun
  1. God
  2. (Christianity) Jesus
  3. An aristocratic title used as a form of address for a marquis, earl, or viscount; the usual style for a baron; a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquis; a title for certain high officials and dignitaries such as Lord Mayor; a title for a bishop
Lord of Misrule Tweet Definition of Lord of Misrule Like Definition of Lord of Misrule on Facebook
noun
  1. (In Medieval Britain) An officer, appointed by lot, to preside over the Feast of Fools at Christmas.
Luddite Tweet Definition of Luddite Like Definition of Luddite on Facebook
noun
  1. any of a group of early 19th century English textile workers who destroyed machinery because it would harm their livelihood.
  2. (context, by extension) someone who opposes technological change

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