Meaning of L in English

L

I. ˈel noun

( plural l's or ls ˈelz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. : the 12th letter of the English alphabet

b. : a graphic representation of this letter

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic l

2. : fifty — see number table

3. : a graphic device for reproducing the letter l

4. : one designated l especially as the 12th in order or class

5. : something shaped like the letter L ; specifically : ell II,1

6. : el II

II. abbreviation

1. lady

2. lake

3. lambert

4. land

5. large

6. late

7. left

8.

[Latin libra ]

pound

9. line

10. liquid

11. lira

12. liter

13. little

14. low

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.