Meaning of L in English

L

I. ˈel noun

( plural l's or ls )

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the 12th letter of the English alphabet

b. : an instance of this letter printed, written, or otherwise represented

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic l (as clear l in lean or Polish lipa, dark l in cool and Polish łapa )

2. : 50 — see number table

3. : a printer's type, a stamp, or some other instrument for reproducing the letter l

4. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated l especially as the 11th or when j is used for the 10th the 12th in order or class

5. : something having the shape of the capital letter L: as

a. : ell II 2

b. : ell II 3

6. : elevated railroad

riding on the L

an L train

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. lady

2. lake

3. lambert

4. land

5. landing

6. landplane

7. large

8. lat

9. late

10. Latin

11. latitude

12. launch

13. law

14. leaf

15. league

16. learner

17. leather

18. leave

19. left

20. legitimate

21. lempira

22. length

23. letter

24. leu

25. lev

26. lewisite

27.

[Latin lex ]

law

28. liaison

29.

[Latin liber ]

book

30. Liberal

31.

[Latin libra ]

pound

32. licentiate

33. lift

34. light

35. lightning

36. line

37. liner

38. link

39. liquid

40. lira

41. lit

42. liter

43.

[Latin loco ]

in the place

44.

[Latin locus ]

place

45. lodge

46. long

47. longitude

48. lord

49. lost

50. low

51. lumen

III. symbol

Usage: capitalized

1. ital inductance

2. ital kinetic potential

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