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Definitions of L

  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An elevated road; as, to ride on the L. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. As a numeral, stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Twelfth letter of the alphabet; as a roman numeral fifty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The twelfth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  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

Usage examples for L

  1. In would and should the - l has a proper place. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. The frequency of the alternating current which the tube produces depends upon the tuned circuit formed by L and C. Suppose that this frequency is not the same as that to which the receiving antenna is tuned. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
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