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Definitions of L

  1. a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being ten more than forty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phoenician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus). Newage Dictionary DB
  7. As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the main building; a wing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. An elevated road; as, to ride on the L. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. As a numeral, stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an beam, or L-beam. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Elevated; - a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 1. Abbreviation for left, left eye. 2. Abbreviation for Latin limes, boundary, limit; used in an equation noting the reaction of toxin and antitoxin. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Denotes the number of doses of toxic bouillon, fatal to a guinea-pig weighing 250 grams, which are necessary, when mixed with one antitoxin unit, to kill the animal within five days, one lethal dose being left uncombined. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Twelfth letter of the alphabet; as a roman numeral fifty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The twelfth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Something, as the wing of a house, having or making the form of an L; an ell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The twelfth letter of the alphabet, usually denominated a semi-vowel, or a liquid, and with only one sound in English, as in like, canal. At the end of monosyllables it is often doubled, as in fall, full, but not after diphthongs and digraphs, as foul, foal, &c. As a numeral it stands for 50; lb. stands for pound weight, and lbs. for pounds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Yearly obligations to a financial institution. thelawdictionary.org
  23. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phr and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus). dictgcide_fs
  24. Elevated; a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad. dictgcide_fs
  25. the twelfth letter in our alphabet, usually termed a liquid, but more correctly designated as a front palatal: (chem.) the symbol for lithium: in Roman numerals, for 50, but [=L]=50,000. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Abbreviation for left. na
  27. Abbreviation for light-sense. na
  28. Abbreviation for levorotary; as l. Glucose. na
  29. letter (pl. Ls, L\'s). Thing shaped like L; reetangular joint of pipes &c.; Roman numeral =50, as CL 150, XL 40, lx 60, lv 55, (LXX, the Septuagint). Abbreviations (1): L.: left; lira (s); London, as L.C.C. (County Council); Lord, as L.C.J. (Chief Justice), L.J (J). (Justice, -s); Lance, L.-Corp. (oral); licentiate, as L.R.C.P. (Royal College of Physicians); librae, L.S.D. (solidi, denarii): LL: legum, LL.B. (accalaureus), LL.D. (octor): l.: leg, l.b.w. (before wicket); line, as 1. 14; litre (s), as 51.; libra (e), as 201.; loco, l.c. (itato); lower, I.c. (case): ll.: lines, as 11. 2-15. Abbreviations (2): La., Louisiana; Lam.- (entations); Lanes., Lancashire; lat. (itude); lb., libra (e); Leics., Leicestershire; Lev. (iticus); Lieut. (enant): Lines., Lincolnshire, lit. (erally); lit. (erae) hum. (aniores); Lit. (erarum) D. (octor); loc. (o) cit. (ato); London., Bishop of London; long. (itude); loq. (uitur); Lt, lieutenant; Ltd, limited. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. As an abbrev. among the Romans, stood for the praenomen Lucius ; sometimes also for lex, latum, libens, libertus, etc. The form L. L. S. denoted a Sestertium. As a numeral, it stands for 50. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, is denominated a liquid semivowel or imperfect articulation, and has only one sound, as in like, canal. In words terminating in le, the e is silent, and I forms a syllable by itself, as in able, eagle, pronounced abl, egl. As a numeral, L stands for 50, and with a dash over it, 50,000. It also stands for libra, a pound in money, and lb. a pound in weight. Cabinet Dictionary

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