Old EnglishsbEnglish
La exclAn exclamation, formerly used to introduce or accompany a conventional phrase, an address or statement; in recent use, an expression of surprise. Now only dialect, vulgar or archaic. 2. repeated as an expression of derision. 3. see "Lo"
Ladder nAn appliance consisting of two poles or rungs connected by cross bars used for climbing
Ladder phr"Be at the Bottom of the Ladder" - be in the most junior position in some hirearchy.
Ladder phr"Get One's Feet On the Ladder" - receive one's first promotion.
Ladder phr"Rungs Up a Ladder" - make gradual steps to an ultimate goal.
Ladder phr"Top Rung of the Ladder" - highest position in a career.
Ladder-back nA chair back constructed with two posts connected by horizontal slats. 2. a chair having such a back.
Laddered adjFurnished with a ladder. 2. of a rope made into a ladder. 3. gradational.
Ladderless adjHaving no ladder.
Ladder-like adjResembling a lady; gradational.
Ladder-snake nThe ladder snake (Rhinechis scalaris) is a species of non-venomous snake in the family Colubridae which is found in southwestern Europe.
Ladder stitch nTransverse bars in embroidery.
Ladder-work nWork done with the help of a ladder; as, house pianting.
Ladderwort nPolygonatum multiflorium; polemonium caeruleuum. 2. Ladder-to-Heaven.
Laddling nThe dipping up and carrying in a ladle. 2. the drawing of liquid with a ladle.
Lade nLoad, ship, burden, lading.
Lade nOE. (northern form of lode) - a channel constructed for leading water to the mill; a mill race. 2. watercourse; a mouth of a river.
Lade vbTo load, put cargo/goods on a ship or vehicle.
Ladeful adjAs much cargo as a ship can hold.
Lademan nOne who leads a pack horse; a miller's servant.
Laden adjBurdened, loaded,
Laden phr"Laden With" - added spirits to a beverage. 2. burdened, loaded.
Ladened adjLaden, loaded.
Lader nOne who loads cargo on a ship.
Ladies first phrA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanly manners, allowing the ladies to go before the men.
Ladies' man nA man who attracts women and enjoys their company, 2. a womanizer; seducer.
Ladies' night nA function for women only. 2. a function where women are admitted free or for a small entry-fee.
Ladies' room nA rest-room for women.
Ladies' wear nWomen's clothing.
Lading nThe action of loading. 2. shipment, cargo, freight
Ladle nSpoon with a long handle and a large bowl. 2. a millwheel float.
Ladle vbTo fit up a water-mill with ladle-boards.
Ladled adjdipped up and carry with a ladle.
Ladleful adjSufficient quantity to fill a ladle.
Ladler nOne who transports molten lead in a ladle.
Ladle-shaped adjResembling a ladle in shape.
Lady nLiterally the 'bread-maker' from O.E. hlaefdige (hlaf, loaf; and supposed root dige, to knead). The original maening was female head, mistress of the family/ household.
Lady phr"Ladies First" - a phrase encouraging polite gentlemanly manners, allowing the ladies to go before the men.
Lady phr"Lady Of the House" - housewife.
Lady phr"Lady of the Night" - prostitute, harlot, harridan, skanky ho.
Lady phr"Lady of the Thimble" - sewer, seamstress.
Lady phr"Lady of the Town" - prostitute, whore.
Lady phr"Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings" - it is not finished yet.
Lady phr"Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" - The Bank of England.
Lady phr"One's Good Lady" - one's wife.
Ladybird nAny of the Coccinellidae family of beetles.
Lady-bower nThe Clematis.
Lady-day nThe Feast (25 March)of the anunciation of the Virgin Mary.
Ladydom nThe world of women collectively.
Ladyfinger nA small sponge cake, shaped like a finger.
Lady-friend nA female friend (used to avoid the possible ambiguity of the term 'girlfriend'). 2. a more quaint term for girlfriend, often used ironically.
Lady-help nA house-helper who does domestic duties but dines with the family.
Ladyhood nState or quality of having a lady; the quality pertaining to a lady. 2. ladies collectively, domain or realm of ladies.
Ladyish adjCharacteristic of a lady. 2. affecting the airs of a lady.
Ladykin nA little lady.
Ladyless adjHaving no lady; unaccompanied by a lady.
Lady-like adjCondition of being a lady; having qualities pertaining to a lady:feminine, discreet and graceful. 2. of or connected to the appearance or behavior of a well-mannered lady; ladyly. 3. of a man: effeminate.
Lady-likeness nLady-like behavior.
Lady-love nA lady who is loved; a sweetheart. 2. love for ladies.
Ladyly advManner befitting a lady; as a lady.
Ladymonger nA womanizer; a casanova, a romeo. (a monger of ladies)
Ladyness nState or quality of being a lady.
Lady of the Night nProstitute, whore, harlot.
Lady's finger nA species of banana.
Ladyship nThe condition of being a lady. 2. having the personality of a lady. 3. having kindness befitting a lady. 4. a term of respect for a woman of the peerage without using her title. 5. a formal form of an address for a lady judge. 6. a district governed by a lady.
Lady's man nA man who is devoted to female society; a Casanova
Lady-smock nThe cuckoo flower, Cardamine pratensis
Lady's thumb nThe invasive perennial place of the knotweed family, persiciana maculosa.
Lady-thimble nThe harebell, the foxglove
Lady-wife nOne's wife; my wife.
Laen nAn estate held in benefice.
Laen-rightnA beneficial right
Laet nOE. term for a person of status intermediate between that of a freeman and a slave
Lahler nOE: (lean) - to blame; a vice, sin.
Laid adjCovered with close, fine parallel watermarks.
Laid phr"Get Laid Back" - have sexual intercourse.
Laid phr"Laid Back" - very relaxed.
Laid phr"Laid Dry" - used of bricks laid or set together without mortar.
Laid phr"Laid On" - fastened on, as a moulding.
Laid phr"Laid Up" - out of commission through despair or illness.
Laid-back adjRelaxed, casual and easy-going attitude; an absence of stress or worry. 2. free and easy-going.
Laid-off adj(Of a bet, amount of money) bet with another bookmaker to reduce risk off loss. 2. made unemployed or redundant.
Laid-up adjUnable to move normally due to illness or injury, especially when confined to bed. 2. stored at a dock or other place of safety and security.
Lain nConcealment, silence about, disguise.
Lain vbTo conceal, hide, be silent about, disguise a fact.
Lain phr"Not a Lain" - not concealed.
Laining nThe action of concealing, being silent about, disguising.
Lair nThe action or fact of lying down. 2. the resting place of a corpse: a tomb, a grave, plot in a graveyard. 3. that place whereon one lies down to sleep, a bed, couch etc. 4. place for animals to lie down, esp. for beasts of prey. 5. native soil. 5. a lying with a person; incest, (siblair).
Lair phr"At Lair" - in or on a bed. 2. an animal in his lair.
Laird nA form of lord. a landed proprietor, originally one who held land immediately from the King.
Lairdship nThe condition of estate of a laird
Lair-holder nA holder of a grave.
Lairless adjWithout a lair.
Lair-like adjResembling or characteristic of a lair.
Lair-stall nAn enclosure for farm animals to sleep in.
Lair-stead nA grave within a church. 2. a graveyard, cemetery.
Lairstone nA gravestone.
Lair-stow nAn enclosure for farm animals to sleep in.
Lairwite nA fine for fornication or adultery; esp. with the Lord's bondswoman.
Lairy adjEarthly, filthy.
Lait nLightning, flash of fire.
Lait vbTo flash, light, glean.
Laiting nLightning.
Lake nPlay, sport, fun. 2. pl: tricks, games. 3. a fight, contest.
Lake n"A body of water," early 12c., from Old Frenchh lack and directly from Latin lacus "pond, lake," also "basin, tank," There was a Germanic form of the word, which yielded cognate Old Norse lögr "sea flood, water," Old English lacu "stream," lagu "sea flood, water," leccan ". In Middle English, lake, as a descendant of the Old English word, also could mean "stream; river gully; ditch; marsh; grave; pit of hell," and this might have influenced the form of the borrowed word.
Lake vbOE. "lacan' -to exert oneself, move quickly, leap, spring; hence, to fight. 2. to play sport; to play (sometimes) in an amorous or obscene sense. 3. take a holiday from work; to be out of work.
Lake-bed nThe bottom of a lake, esp. after the lake has dried up.
Lake-dwelling adjA prehistoric structure, built over shallow water, such as a lake or a marsh, supported on piles or artificial mounds of earth or wood. 2. a dwelling near the shore of a lake.
Lake-dweller nAn inhabitant of a lake dwelling; lacustrian.
Lake-frith nThe close-time for fishing in a stream.
Lakehouse nA house whose grounds border a lake.
Lakeland nA terrain with many lakes.
Lakeless adjWithout a lake or lakes.
Lakelike adjResembling a lake or some aspect of.
Lakelockness nCondition or state of being landlocked,
Lakeside nThe grounds near the edge of a lake.
Lakeside adjOn the side of or beside a lake.
Lakewards adjTowards the direction of a lake.
Lakewide adjThroughout a lake.
Laky adjPertaining to a lake.
Lamb nThe young of a sheep. 2. a young member of a flock, esp of the church (OE). 3. simpleton. 4. flesh of a lamb for food
Lamb vbTo bring forth or to give birth to a lamb. 2. of a shepherd to attend ewes at lambing lambs time.
Lamb phr"In Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail" - in a moment.
Lamb phr"Lamb of God" - a title of Christ.
Lamb phr"One Might as Well Be Hung for Sheep, as a Lamb" - if punishment is due, one might as well do something really bad and enjoy it while one can.
Lambcote nAn enclosure for lambs.
Lamb's ears nA garden plant, Stachys byzanthia, with whitish woolly leaves.
Lambeth nOld English 'lamb' and 'hythe: landing place, wharf for (un)loading sheep.
Lambfold nAn enclosure for keeping lambs; a sheepfold.
Lambhood nThe state of being a lamb. 2. the youth of a sheep.
Lambing nThe parturition of yeaning of lambs. 2. of a lamb: birth, time of birth. 3. of a ewe: breeding, with young.
Lambish adjLamb-like, meek, gentle as a lamb.
Lambless adjWithout a lamb or lambs.
Lamb-like adjHaving lamb-like qualities. 2. meek, gentle, submissive.
Lambling nA little lamb.
Lambly adjResembling that of a lamb; lamb-like. 2. In a gentle, docile manne
Lamb-skin nA lamb's skin, especially when dressed as for glove-making.
Lamb's tongue nA name for a species of plantain, (arnoglossa).
Lamb's-wool nThe wool of lambs, used for hosiery, etc., clothing material made of this.
Lamby adjResembling or characteristic of a lamb or the meat of a lamb.
Lame adjCrippled through injury, weak, infirmed, paralysed. 2. a defect in a limb, esp. in the foot or leg. 3. unable to walk, maimed, halting, imperfect or defective (also fig.) 3. of verse, argument, excuse, account: halting, metrically deficient.
Lame nInfirmity, paralysis. 2. (sl) a socially unskilled person; one not skilled in the behavior patterns of a particular group.
Lame vbTo make lame, cripple, maim, disable.
Lame phr"Be Lame Dog" - a person under some disadvantage needing attention and assistance.
Lame phr"Be Lame Duck" - be disabled or ineffectual person, weak, vulnerable. 2. a person unable to fend for himself. 2. a defaulter. bankrupt, a disabled ship.
Lame-born adjCrippled, infirmed, disabled from birth.
Lame-brain nFool, simpleton, idiot, stupid person.
Lame-duck nA disabled or weak person. 2. a defaulter on the stock exchange. 3. a firm or business in financial difficulty. 4. a disabled ship. 5. an official especially a President in the final period of office, after the election of a successor.
Lameish adjLamish; somewhat or rather lame or crippled.
Lameling nOne who is lame.
Lamely advIn a lame manner or way.
Lameness nState or condition of being lame.
Lamer nOne who is lame.
Lammas nLamb's mass, held on the first of august in the early English church; a harvest festival at which loaves of bread made from the first ripe corn were consecrated.
Lammas nLatter Lammas: a day that will never come (jocular).
Land nThe solid portion of the earth surface, as opposed to the sea or water. 2. ground or soil. 3. country or territory. 4. realm, domain; country as opposed to town. 5. expanse of country of undefined extent. 6. a building divided into flats or tenements for different households. 7. the space between the grooves of a rifle bore. 8. the space between the furrows of a millstone.
Land vbTo bring to land; set ashore, come ashore, disembark or arrive at a place from a journey. 2. to set down from a vehicle; land an aircraft or come to ground; to alight upon the ground, e.g. from a vehicle, after a jump. 3. to lower onto a deck. 4. to bring a horse "home" to the winning-post; to land a winner. 5. to catch on rod or net a fish. 6. to get a blow "home" or succeed in punching or landing a blow on another. 7. to win a bet and with it a large sum of money. 8. to fill or block up with earth. 9. lit & fig. - to arrive at a place; a stage in a journey, etc. to end in something.
Land sfxUsed to form a name of a territory, country, or region; Greenland, Iceland.
Land phr"Be landed With" - end or finish up with.
Land phrHow the Land Lies - the state of affairs.
Land phr"In the Land of the Living" - still alive, active, in vigor, alert
Land phr"Know How The Land Lies" - to establish the pertinent facts and opinions.
Land phr"Land Down Under" - nickname for Australia; The Great Southland; Great Southern Land; Upside-down-land, New Holland.
Land phr"Land in" - make things end unhappily, badly, for somebody.
Land phr"Land of Milk and Honey" - fertile, prosperous region or area. 2. a place of abundant resources , easy living; a promised land.
Land phr"Land of My Fathers" - in particular Wales, from their national anthem in Welsh 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' (Land of My Fathers)
Land phr"Land of the Free" - The USA.
Land phr"Land of the Living" - the present life.
Land phr"Land of the Long White Cloud" - the country of New Zealand, probably in reference to the appearance of mountainous land when seen on the horizon from a canoe after a sea voyage.
Land phr"Land of the Midnight Sun" - northern Norway and other places north of the Arctic Circle where the sun never sets (even at night) during summer months.
Land phr"Land of the Rising Sun" - Japan.
Land phr"Land On One's Feet" - to be lucky, or successful, often in difficult situations. 2. attain a good position, job.
Land phr"Land Somebody with Something" - pass a difficult , unpleasant task to somebody else.
Land phr"Land Something" - to achieve something.
Land phr"Land Up (with Something)" - finish up or at with; reach a final point. 2. to achieve something.
Land phr"Land With" - oblige someone to accept a burden of difficult task.
Law phr"Law of the Land" - the laws as enforced by a particular country at a particular period; landlaw.
land phr"Live off Fat the of the Land" - live in luxury.
Land phr"No Man's Land" - neutral ground between opposing forces.
Land phr"See How the Land Lies" - to survey the situation before embarking on a scheme.
Land-bird nCormorant
Landbound adjRestricted to the land, unable to enter the sea or sky.
Landbridge nAn isthmus, neck of land or other land connection between what at other times are separate land masses. 2. any piece of land connecting larger land areas that are otherwise separated by water, especially one over which living organisms, such as terrestrial animals and plants, are able to cross and thereby colonize previously inaccessible lands. Land bridges may be created by falling sea levels, tectonic activity, or post-glacial rebound. 3. a ferry, hovercraft etc. that connects cities or ports, such as the ones that operate between Ireland, England and France.
Land-buyer nOne who buys land for purpose use or as an occupation.
Landcrab nA land-based crab.
Land-Down-Under nNickname for Australia.
Land drain nA drain constructed and are important for carrying excess water off agricultural land. Without drains to remove water, the soil becomes waterlogged hampering the growth of crops and pasture. Drainage is essential in establishing good productive land.
Landed adjConsisting of land; consisting of or in the possession of a land; derived from the ownership of land.

2. possessed of land, consisting of land, having estate in land.

Lander nA spacecraft, especially a probe, designed to set down on the surface of another planet. 2. an illegal immigrant.
Landfall nAn approach to or sighting of land; esp. for the first time in a sea voyage. 2. a sighting of or coming to land. 3. a sudden transference or conveyance of land by the death of a wealthy or rich person.
Landfall n"A Good Landfall" - to land in accordance with one's reckoning.
Landfall phr"To Make Landfall" - to reach land or the shore; to be on tera firma.
Lake-fill nThe disposal of garbage or trash, excavated earth etc, by depositing in a site, often used to build up swampy or shoreline areas. 2. a site used as landfill.
Land-flood nOverflowing of land by water from inland sources, such as a swollen river.
Land-fyrd nArmy, military force.
Land-gate nA way or passage through, over or across land.
Land-gavel nLand tribute, land tax, rent for land, ground-rent
Land-holder nProprietor or occupier of land, (as opposed to landowner). 2. a tenant holding land of a proprietor.
Land-holding nLand held by a land holder.
Land-hunger nKeenness to acquire land, land hungry, colonialism
Land-ice nIce attached to the shore, as opposed to floe.
Landimere nBoundary of land or region; landmere.
Landing nDisembarkation, arrival, coming to ground at the end of a voyage. 2 a landing place or spot. 3. platform at the top of the stairs; a landing. 4. a place or spot where fisherman reels in or lands his catch. 5. a stopping place or landing for a cage in a mining shaft; or for a train.
Landing phr"Landing Up" - blocking of a waterway by mud or earth. 2. the earthing-up of plants.
Landing-beam nA shortwave radio beam transmitted from a landing field to an aircraft pilot in order to facilitate safe landing.
Landing-craft nLanding craft, a type of flat-bottomed military boat used to transport infantry and vehicles onto a shore during an attack or assault from the sea. 2. a landing-ship.
Landing-field nA runway or area for planes to land.
Landing-net nA net for landing a large fish which has been hooked.
Landing run nThe distance traveled by a plane between the first contact with the ground and the point at the which it finally comes to stop,
Landing-ship nLanding ship, a sea-going, military, light ferry designed to asault shores taht held against them, and disembark forces directly onto the shore.
Landing-speed nThe speed that a plane can safely land.
Landish adjBelonging to a land or country; native. 2. of a commons or common people.
Landlady nA woman who manages a boarding-house, inn or lodging-rooms. 2. a gentleman housekeeper; a cuckold. 3. a mistress, (fig).; a paramour
Landladydom nThe realm or domain of a lady.
Landladyhood nthe position or dignity of a landlady; landladyship.
Landladyish adjResembling or characteristic of a landlady.
Landladyship nPosition or characteristic of a landlady; the tenure of such a position.
Landlaw nThe law of a land or country. 2. a law, or law, relating to land.
Land-lead nA navigable opening in the ice along the shore.
Landless adjHaving no land; without land. 2. destitute of property in lands.
Landlessness nState or condition of being landless.
Land-line nThe outline of the land against the sky and the sea; the horizon. 2. national boundaries; a country border
Landlocked adjShut in or enclosed by land, (or borders). 2. transfig, of fish living in lakes and inland seas, so as to be shut off from the sea. Also pp. to be landlocked.
Land-lockedness adjCondition or state of being landloccked.
Landlord n.Lord or owner of land; in recorded use only spec. the person who lets land to the tenant. 2. a person of whom another person holds any tenement, whether a piece of land or building. 3. innkeeper, the keeper of a lodging house. 4. a host (in private).
Landman nA peasant, rustic, up-country-man. 2. a man having land and property. 3. a man who serves on the land.
Land mark nThe boundary of a country, estate, etc. 2. an object set up to mark the boundary line; a land mark. 3. an object or land mark set up to mark a boundary line. 4. a conspicuous object in the landscape, which serves as a guide; any prominent object in a district. 5. a object associated with some event or stage in a process, esp. an event which marks the period or turning point in history.
Landmark-beacon nA beacon light, other than an airport or airway beacon, that serves to indicate a definite geographical location.
Landmere nBoundary of land, country, region, landmere.
Landmonger nReal-estate agent; realtor
Land-owner nAn owner or proprietor of land.
Land-owning nThe state of owning land.
Land-ownership nThe state or position of a landowner. 2. the land belonging to an owner; a small holding.
Land-rat nA rat that lives on the land. 2. A realtor or real estate agent; landsharp.
Land-reeve nSubordinate officer on an estate who acts as an assistant to a land-steward.
Landright nLaws of the land; legal rights of the natives of a land or country. 2. legal obligation connected with land or estate.
Land-score nDivision of land.
Land scot nA tax on land.
Land's end nExtremities of a land or country.
Land sharp nOne who preys on the gullible and inexperienced in the buying and selling of land; a land-rat; a land-shark. 2. A realtor or real estate agent.
Landship nAn amphibious tank. 2. the landscape (rare or regional); landskip.
Land-side nThe side towards the land, the landward. 2. the flat of a plough, which is turned towards the unploughed land. 3. the side of an airport terminal to which the public has unrestricted access.
Landslide nLandslip; the moving of land on a cliff side or mountain; land which has so fallen. 2. a great majority of votes, overwhelming esp. in an election victory.
Landslip nA landslide.
Landsman nA native of a particular country. 2. one's fellow countryman. 3. one who lives and has business on land, as opposed to seaman.
Landsnail nA species of snail that lives on the land.
Land-speech nA language, speech, tongue of a land or country.
Land-speed nThe speed of a craft relative to the ground. 2. the speed on the ground of a motor vehicle.
Land-spring nA spring of water easily tapped from the surface.
Land-stall nA staith, wharf or a landing place.
Land-steward nOne who mnages an estate for a landowner
Landstream n A current in the sea due to river waters
Landswell nRoll of the water near the shore.
Land-tie nA rod, beam, or piece of masonry securing or supporting a wall etc. bby connecting it with the ground.
Landward adjPertaining to the land, as opposed to the country. 2. situated towards the land (as opposed to the sea. 3. belonging to the land.
Landward advTowards or facing the land; landwards.
Landwardness nState or quality of rusticity.
Land wash nThe wash of the tide near the shore
Land-water nWater that flows through or over a land as opposed to the sea water. 2. a land flood. 3. a land flood. 4. water free from ice or a frozen shore.
Landway nA way or path over land. 2. a road giving access to land.
Landways advBy land; over land.
Land wind nA wind blow seaward from the land.
Landwinkle nA snail
Land-worthiness nFitness of land to be traveled over.
Lane nA narrow way between two hedges or banks. 2. a narrow road or street between houses or walls. 3. a bye-way. 4 course prescribed for ocean-going vessels. 4. a channel of water in an ice-field. 5. (slang): the throat.
Lane vbTo mark the course of intended roads. 2. to mark the roads on land.
Lane phr"His Lane, My Lane, Their Lane" - himself alone, myself alone, themselves alone, etc.
Lane phr"Life In the Fast Lane" - existence full of exciting but worthless activity.
Lane phr"The Narrow Red Lane" - the throat.
Lane phr"Tis a Long Lane that Has No Turning" - every calamity has ana ending, things will eventually improve.
Lane-born adjRustic.
Laneway nA narrow road, a laneway.
Laney adjOf or pertaining to a land.
Lang syne advOf long ago, auld lang syne; of long since
Lank nOE: hlanc; loose from emptiness; not plump; shrunken, spare, flabby, hollow. 2. of grass: long and flaccid. 3. of hair; not wavy, straight and flat. 4. leanness, scarcity, thinness.
Lank vbTo make or become lank; lanken.
Lankish adjSomewhat lank.
Lankly advIn a lankly manner.
Lankness nThe state or quality of being lank.
Lanky adjTall, thin, shrunken.
Lant nOE. hland; urine, chamber-lye. 2. stale urine used in wolscouring.
Lant vbTo mingle with lant.
Lap nThe part of the body from the knees to the waist. 2. a fold of skin or flesh. 3. fold of the robe over the breast, hence the bosom. 4. hollow among the hills.
Lap vbTo take up liquid with the tongue, usu. of animals. 2. to drink greedily. 3. of liquids, water: to move with a sound like that made in lapping. 4. to beat upon the shore with a lapping sound: the sound of wavelets on the beach.
Lap vbTo foil, coil, wrap a garment. 2. fold up, roll up, wrap in, swathe, clothe, bind up, tie around. 3. to involve, to imply, implicate, include. 4. to wrap up in a disguise. 5. to fold caressingly, to nurse, fondle, to surround with care. 6. to enfold, surround, esp. in a soothing, stupefying or seductive effect. 7. to lay something over another. 8. to come partly alongside. 9. to get one or more laps ahead of another.
Lap phr"Drop Into the Lap Of" - to turn up fortuitously.
Lap phr"Drop (Something) Into the Lap Of" - to shift the burden or difficulty to someone else. 2. left in the lap of; left in the lurch.
Lap phr"Fall Into the Lap Of" - to come within the reach or into the power of.
Lap phr"In the Lap Of the God" - a situation one cannot control what will happen and depend on only on good luck.
Lap phr"Lap Into Something" - to project into (something).
Lap phr"Lap It Up" - to enjoy the attention.
Lap phr"Lap Over" - to project beyond something else, forming a lap or flap; fig. to extend beyond some limit.
Lap phr"Lap Up" - to take up liquid with the tongue, usu. of animals. 2. learn, absorb, greedily or eagerly
Lap phr"The Last Lap" - the final circuit in a race. 2. the final stage in a journey, contest, course of study, a long-term undertaking.
Lap-belt nA seat belt in vehicles that holds only near the lap, not like the sash belt which holds fromn waist across the body above the shoulders.
Lap-board nA board which to lay on the lap, as a substitute for a table.
Lap-dog nA small dog, kept as a household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament made it both suited and deposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner. 2. (idiom) a person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover. 3. a sycophant, a toady.
Lapful nAs much as one's lap can hold.
Laplike adjResembling a lap or some aspect of it.
Lapling nOne who has been fondled to excess. 2. one fond of ease and sensual delights (derogatory).
Lapstone nA stone that shoemakers lay in their laps to beat leather upon.
Laptop nOf a computer: small and light enough to be used on one's lap.
Lapwing nBird of the plover family, Vannelus vulgaris, also called the peewit.
Lapwork nWork which one part overlaps another 2. in sport, training for sport which involves doing lapwork (running laps)to build up physical strength and endurance.
Lar-board nThe left side of a ship; now replaced by port.
Lar-board adjOE: 'lade' lade & 'bord' side. - being or going on or towards the left side of the ship as one faces the bow.
Lark nGeneric name for any bird of the family Alaudine. 2. a person who frolics and plays. 3. a frolic, a spree, a tease, a playing around, jocosity. 2. a business, matter, affair.
Lark vbTo frolic, play tricks, tease sportively. 2. to ride across the country.
Lark phr"Get Up with the Lark" - rise very early in the morning.
Lark phr"Have a Lark" - play or fool around.
Lark phr"Make a Lark Of" - be frolicsome. 2. skylark
Larker nA catcher of larks.
Larkiness nThe quality of being larky, sportiveness.
Larking nThe process of catching larks. 2. frolicsome, sportive.
Larkish adjSomewhat frolicsome, sportive.
Larkishness nThe state or quality of being larkish.
Larklike adjResembling or characteristic of the lark, in some aspect or other.
Larksome adjGiving to larking, sportive.
Larkspur nAny of the several showy herbs of the crowfoot family genus, (Delphinium).
Larky adjInclined or ready for a lark. 2. inclined or ready for a lark, frolicsome, sportive.
Last nShoemaker's or Laster's last: a wooden model of the foot, on which shoemakers shape boots and shoes. 2. a load, burden, weight carried. 3. a commercial denomination of weight, capacity or quality varying for different goods and localities, as in a last of cod herrings which is twelve barrels. 4. (obsolete) an old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.  5. a load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value a huge indefinite number of something.
Last nThe name of an administrative assembly.
Last adjFollowing all others in a series, order etc. 2. subsequent to all others in occurrence, existence, endurance. 3. supreme; highest in degree; utmost. 4. the lowest, reaching an ultimate limit; lowest in rank or degree.. 5. final, conclusive. 6. in combinations, last-brood; denoting young salmon at a certain stage stage of growth. 7. final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind. 8. most recent, latest, last so far.  9. farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely, or least preferable. 10. being the only one remaining of its class.
Last vb(Obs): to perform, carry out. 2. to endure, continue over time.  3. to hold out, continue undefeated or entire. 4. continue; endure; survive, finish, stay, press on, power on.
Last vbTo shape on a last. 2. to fasten or fit on a last. 3. to place something on a last.
Last ‎advMost recently. 2. (sequence) after everything else; finally; lastly.
Last phr "At(long) Last" : finally, at the end.
Last phr"Breathe One's Last" - to die, pass away, expire.
Last phr"Come Down in the Last Shower" - to be naive.
Last phr"First and Last" - wholly, altogether.
Last phr"Have the Last Word" - that which is conclusive or definite; also like the french 'le dernier cri it has the meaning of the latest, most fashionable, and up-to-date style in anything.
Last phr"Last Burst of Fire" - a final effort, a final attempt before ceasing.
Last phr"Last But Not Least" - an expression emphasizing that something or someone may be last, it or he/she is as important as the rest of things.
Last phr"Last Ditch Stand" - a final, desperate attempt or effort before quitting. 2. an effort or striving that is made at the end of a series of failures to solve a problem, and is not expected to end successfully. In the sixteenth century, when an army attacked a walled city or fortress, they would advance by digging a series of trenches for protection until they were close enough to storm the walls. If there was a successful counter-attack, the invaders would retreat by attempting to hold each trench in the reverse order from which they had gone forward until they might find themselves fighting from the 'last ditch.' If they failed to hold that one, the battle was lost.
Last phr"Last In, First Out" - of or pertaining to any situation where the last to arrive or join is the first to go. 2. in data structure where the most recently added item is the first to be retrieved.
Last phr"Last One's Time" - continue to exist, or be sufficient, during one's own life time, although perhaps not much longer.
Last phr"Last Out" - complete some difficult task without collapsing. 2. endure, survive; not be consumed, expended, or exhausted.
Last phr"Last Thing (at Night) - immediately before retiring to bed or falling asleep; or at reasonable time (the implication being that other matters have been attended to).
Last phr"Last Thing One Needs" - something not wanted by someone, who is already heavily burdened down.
Last phr"Last Thing One Wants to Do" - a most unlikely, unsuitable or personally disagreeable object, person state of affairs, action to take, etc.
Last phr"Last Through" - defy, endure, outlast, resist, stand, suffer, withstand, brave, cope with
Last phr"Look One's Last On" - to have one's last look at something or someone.
Last phr"One's Last Penny" - each detail of one's income or expenditure , especially (down) to the last (remaining) unit of currency ; all, or all that remains of one's money. Also "One's Last Halfpenny"
Last phr"Stick to One's Last" - not depart from what one is best at.
Last phr"The Four Last Things" - death, judgement , heaven and hell.
Last phr"The Last" - the least likely, wanted.
Last phr"The Last Day" - yesterday.
Last phr"The Last Days" - the closing period of life or history of a person, etc.; also the days including and immediately preceding the day of judgement.
Last phr"The Last of the English" - Hereward the Wake who in 1070-1071AD who led the last uprising at Ely against William the Conqueror.
Last phr"The Last of the Saxons" - King Harold (1022- 1066), who was defeated at the battle of Hastings.
Last phr"The Last Shall Be First (and the First Shall be First)" - those that are despised, or underestimated, may prove superior to their betters.
Last phr"The Last Straw" - final factor that, in addition to others, makes a situation impossible. 2. a small addition or change to a burden which causes it to make it beyond the capacity (of a doer.) 3. the straw that broke the camel's back.
Last phr"The Last Word" - very up-to-date. 2. something of its kind that cannot be surpassed, that is good, or as bad , as it is possible to find; or thzt sets a new standard as yet reached.
Last phr"Till the Last" - up to or until the end; esp. of life, to the point of death.
Last phr"To The Last" - up to the end, of life, death; till the last.
Last-born adjBorn last in the family. 2. youngest in the family. 3. fig. younger than anyone else in the group.
Last day nThe final day of the present dispensation when Christ is to return to earth for the last judgement; the day of judgement.
Last eight nIn sport, a quarter-final match.
Laster nOne who models shoes on a last.
Last four nIn sport, a semi-final match or contest.
Lastful adjHelpful, serviceable.
Lasting nThe action of continuance, duration, permanence. 2. staying power.
Lasting nThe action of shaping a boot or shoe on a last.
Lasting adjContinuing, enduring, permanent. 2. durable; (sl): having staying power.
Lastingly advIn a lasting manner; in a way that persists.
Lastingness nThe property of lasting; duration, permanence.
Lastly advAt the end, in the last instance; ultimately. 2. conclusively, finaly. 3. very lately, latterly, recently.
Last meal nA final meal that a prisoner has before execution.
Last name nA afamily or surname.
Lastness nThe position of being or coming last, finally.
Lastness advAfter the deadline has passed. 2. past a designated time. 3. formerly, esp. in the context of service in a military unit.
Last night nThe evening or night immediately before the present.
Last thing advVery late, as a final act before going to bed.
Last time nThe ultimate, final or previous occurrence.
Last word nConcluding remark; final observation, advice, or instructions (idiom.)  2. (in plural): the final statement uttered by a person before death. 3. (idiomatic) a final decision, or the right to make such a decision.
Last words nThe final statement or dying sayings uttered by a person before death.(often in plural.)
Last-worker nA shoemaker, cobbler, suter.
Latch nA fastener for a door or gate.
Latch vbTo take hold of, grasp, seize (in the hand or claw). 2. to take with force, capture, sieze upon, catch.
Latch phr"Latch On (to)" - to grasp firmly. 2. to become attached to; get into somebody's company, become a member of. 3. listen carefully (to).
Latch phr"Latch Onto" - to obtain, acquire or get and keep a hold of something. 2. catch on, seize on, fasten on, take up.
Latch phr"On the Latch" - fastened by the latch only, not locked.
Latching nA loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which it is attached to the foot of a sail. 2. the situation where one speaker's utterance immediately follows another speaker's utterance, without pause or overlap.
Latching adjOf something that latches.
Latchkey nLatch-key, a key especially to an outside door. 2. a latchkey kid.
Latchkey-child nA school child who carries keys to his or her house, because there is usually no parent home after school finishes.
Latch-strings nA string passed through a hole in a door so that the latch may be raised from the outside.
Late adjComing after or beyond the appointed or proper time. 2. well advanced towards the end of close. 3. at or continuing to a late hour. 4. recent or comparatively recent; a short time back; lately, latterly. 5. passed away or died not long ago. 6. after delay, or at a late hour.
Late advAfter a deadline has passed, past a designated. 2. formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.
Late phr"A Bit Late in the Day" - too late.
Late phr"At the Latest" - at the most advanced hour or date.
Late phr"Better Late Than Never" - a late occurrence is preferable to one to one that doesn't happen at all.
Late phr"It's Late in the Day' - later in time, after more delay, than is appropriate desirable or likely to produce good results.
Late phr"Late On" - at a late stage of something.
Later phr"Later On' - at a later time, subsequently, hereafter; (implication being later within an understood period or process.
Late phr"Of Late" - during a comparatively short time extending into the present; recently, lately.
Late phr"Sooner or Later" - eventually.
Late-begun adjVery late in a matter; at the last moment.
Late-blooming n(of a plant) blooming relatively in life. 2. 2. of a person developing a skill, interest, late in life.
Late-born adjOne born to parents later in life than the norm; as 'late-born and long-desired.'
Late-breaking adj(of a news) that breaks close to a newspaper or new broadcast deadline. 2. very recent, up-to-date, last-minute.
Late-come adjLate arriving or at the last moment
Latecomer nLate-comer, one who arrives comparatively recently. 2. one who arrived late.
Lated adjBelated, too late.
Lateish adjQuite or rather late.
Lateish advQuite or rather late.
Late-learned adjLearned late in life or at the last moment; as ' a late-learned skill'.
Lately advRecently, in recent time, not long ago.
Latemost advLast.
Lateness nThe quality or condition of being late. 2. slowness, tardiness, recency.
Late-night adjLate in the evening.
Late-onset nDenoting a medical condition occurring relatively late in life, as some stages of diabetes.
Later adjMore late.
Later advAt a later time or period; subsequently.
Later phr"Later On' - at a later time, subsequently, hereafter; (implication being later within an understood period or process.
Latermore advLater, last.
Late-shift nA shift which begins during the later part of the day, especially in the late afternoon or evening. 2. the employees who work such a shift, viewed collectively.
Lateship nSlowness, sluggishness.
Latesome adjBackward, slow, sluggish, late.
Latesomeness nTardity, tardiness, belatedness.
Latest adjMost late, most recent. 2. most recent.
Latest nThe most recent thing, the latest, the latest thing, part, information or news.
Latest phr"The Latest" - the most recent news, information, piece of news, fashion, fad.
Latest phr"At the Latest" - at the most advanced hour or date.
Lateward adjLate, slow, backward(said of fruit or crops, and the seasons of the year). 2. pertaining to a late period.
Lateward advOf late, lately, recently. 2. late, after the due time or season. 3. towards the last.
Latewardly advOf late, lately. 2. at a late date.
Late-while advOf late,recently.
Lath nA thin, narrow strip, fastened to the rafters, studs or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of s supporting a covering of tiles, plaster, etc.
Lathe nOne of the administrative districts (five in number) into which Kent is divided, each containing several hundred. 2. in a loom, the swinging beam which beats up the weft.
Lathe vbTo invite, bid, ask.
Lathe-like adjLathe-like, resembling a lathe or some aspect of one.
Lathe-reeve nThe official charged with the administration of a lathe.
Lathe-silver nThe chief rent payable to the crown.
Lather nWashing soda, OE. only. 2. froth or foam from soap and water. 3. profuse perspiration, esp. frothy sweat of a horse.
LathervbTo cover with a lather; to wash in or with a lather. 2. to be covered with foam, sweat, now chiefly of a horse. 3. to produce or form a lather or foam. 4. to beat or thrash.
Lather phr"In a lather" - agitated, upset; be unduly excited.
Latherwort nThe soapwort.
Lathery adjFrothy; fig., unsubstantial.
Lathwork nA covering of laths.
Lathy adjLike a lath; thin or long, esp. said esp of a very thin person. 2. made of lath and (plaster)
Latter adjPertaining to the end of life, or a period, or the world. 2. slower, later, second. 3. second of two, as opposed to form. 4. lattermost; latterday
Latter advMost slowly. 2. latter.
Latter-day adjBelonging to the latter-days, modern.
Latter-days nPertaining to the end of life; a temporal sequence or the world.
Latter-end nThe concluding part (of a period). 2. the end of life ; one's death.
Latterly advRecently, to have occurred a short time before.
Lattermath nAftermath, or secondary result; sequel. 2 the latter or after mowing or harvest; the crop then reaped
Lattermost advLast
Latterness nThe condition of being latter or subsequent.
Lattew nA leader (lode & thew).
Laugh nMake sounds normally caused by amusement
Laugh vbMake sounds normally caused by amusement. 2. to express amusement, hilarity, derision etc., by expressions of the face and by a series of sounds, made in the chest and throat. 3. to appear happy and animated
Laughing phr"Burst Out Laughing" - to sudden start laughing intensely.
Laugh phr"Don't Make Me Laugh" -used to express that one cannot take a suggestion seriously.
Laugh phr"Get a Laugh On" - have a laugh at someone's expense.
Laugh phr"Have the Last Laugh" - to be finally successful, despite earlier setbacks.
Laugh phr"Have the Last Laugh (on Somebody)" - be able to make the fun of somebody.
Laugh phr"He who Laughs Last" - don't crow to soon, a game's not over till it is won; to have the last laugh.
Laugh phr"Laugh and Grow Fat" - an old saw, expressive of the wisdom of keeping a cheerful mind.
Laugh phr"Laugh and the World Laughs With You, Weep and You Weep Alone" - cheerfulness is preferred in others. A person who is cheerful will have friends and company, but someone who is gloomy will often be alone
Laugh phr"Laugh At" - show amusement at somebody or something, as a joke, story. 2. to deride, mock, make fun of, ridicule; to make an object of laughter or ridicule. 3, disregard, scorn.
Laugh phr"Laugh Away" - to let go with a laugh; to get rid of with a laugh. 2. to while away (time) with laughter. 3. drive away, by laughing, some unpleasant feeling or sensation in oneself or others.
Laugh phr"Laugh Down" - to subdue or silence with laughter.
Laught phr"Laughter and Tears" - sorrow and happiness contrasted.
Laugh phr"Laugh In One's Sleeve" - to laugh to oneself.
Laugh phr"Laugh Like a Drain" - to laugh with a loud, coarse sound or gurgle.
Laugh phr"Laugh Off" - laugh away. 2. to treat lightly, dismiss lightly. 2. try, by laughing, to pretend that something for which one is responsible has not happened or does not exist, as a serious mistake or blunder.
Laugh phr"Laugh On the Wrong Side Of One's Mouth" - to feel sudden annoyance and disappointment after mirth or triumph.
Laugh phr"Laugh One's Head Off" - to laugh noisily, uproariously, cheerfully (often at somebody else's expense. 2. greatly enjoy something.
Laugh phr"Laugh Out" - to laugh in spite of some restraining influence; to laugh aloud.
Laugh phr"Laugh Out of" - to make somebody his unhappiness, depression by laughing.
Laugh phr"Laugh Over" - to recall or repeat with laughter or mirth.
Laugh phr"Laugh Someone (Away/Off)" - regard difficulties as unimportant.
Laugh phr"Laugh Someone (Something) Down/off" - to cause someone to quit or something to end by laughing in ridicule. 2. regard difficulties as unimportant.
Laugh phr"Laugh Upon" - have a quiet chuckle to oneself over something you consider funny or stupid.
Laugh phr"Laugh Up One's Sleeve" - to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at.
Laugh phr"Make (Someone) the Laughing Stock" - a thing or person make sport by all; a butt of ridicule. 2. an object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed. ???? Stock"
Laugh phr"Raise a Laugh" - create amusement.
Laugh phr"That's a Laugh" - that's ridiculous, not smart or plain stupid.
Laugh phr"You're Laughing" - you will nothing to worry about.
Laugher nAnyone or anything provoking laughter.
Laugh-in nA demonstration, event, or situation marked by laughter.
Laughing nThe action of a laugh.
Laughing-death nKuru or 'laughing-death' is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder endemic to tribal regions of Papua New Guinea. The term "kuru" derives from the Fore word "kuria/guria" ("to shake"); a reference to the body tremors that are a classic symptom of the disease; it is also known among the Fore as the "laughing sickness" due to the pathological bursts of laughter people display when afflicted with the disease. It is now widely accepted that kuru was transmitted among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea via funerary cannibalism.
Laughing-eyed adjHaving eyes that reflect happiness (i.e., having eyes that 'laugh').
Laughingly advIn laughter of merriment. 2.laugh with derision.
Laughing stock nA thing or person make sport by all; a butt of ridicule. 2. an object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed. ???? Stock"
Laugh-maker nOne who has the ability and skill to make others laugh. 2. comic, comedian.
Laughsome adjAddicted to laughter, laughy
Laughster nOne who laughs or is laughing; a comedian.
Laughter nThe action of laughing.
Laughter phr"Laughter and Tears" - sorrow and happiness contrasted.
Laughter-book nA joke book.
Laughter-burst nA burst of laughter.
Laughterless adjWithout laughter; unfit for laughter, sad, disappointing. 2. devoid of laughter or merriment.
Laughter-lines nThe lines, smiling wrinkling on a face.
Laughter-loving adjLoving and delighting in laughter and happy times.
Laughworthy adjDeserved to be laughed at; ridiculous.
Laughy adjInclined to laugh.
Lave nWhat is left, the remainder, the leftover, the rest.
Lave vbOE: a fusion of lafian: to wash by affusion & Latin: lavare: to wash. 2. to wash, bathe. 3.of a body of water: to wash against, to flow along or past. 4. to pour out, with or as a ladle. 5. OE: to draw water up or with a bucket, ladle or scoop. 6. to bale
Laver nA water plant. 2. a name for various algae, especially, now, the edible kind.
Law nA binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority 2. the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules 3. the control brought about by the existence or enforcement of such law 4. the action of laws considered as a means of redressing wrongs; also : litigation 5. the agency of or an agent of established law 6. rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe 7. something compatible with or enforceable by established law 8. control, authority. 9. the revelation of the will of God set forth in the Old Testament 10. the first part of the Jewish scriptures. 11. a rule of construction or procedure (the laws of poetry.) 12. the whole body of laws relating to one subject 13. law as a department of knowledge : jurisprudence 14. legal knowledge. 15.statement of an order or relation of phenomena that so far as is known is invariable under the given conditions. 16. a general relation proved or assumed to hold between mathematical or logical expressions.
Law nA more or less conical hill, as the 'North Berwick' law. 2. a monumental tumulus of stone.
Law vbTo ordain laws; to render lawful. 2. to go to law; litigate. 3. to mutilate an animal so to make it incapable of mischief; to expeditate (a dog).
Law nA more or less conical hill. 2. a monumental tumulus of stone.
Law phr"At Law": under or within the provisions of the law; enforceable at law
Law phr"Beyond the Law" - outside the jurisdiction of the court.
Law phr"By My Law" - by my faith.
Law phr"Call in the Law" - call the police, authorities.
Law phr"Give the Law to" - to exercise absolute or undisputed sway over. 2. to impose one's will on.
Law phr"Go to Law." - to seek a settlement on any matter by bringing before the courts of law; to sue, to prosecute.
Law phr"Have the Law in One's Own Hands" - to possess the means of redress. 2. to be master of the situation.
Law phr"Have the Law On" - to report somebody to the police. 2. ensure that the law / courts take legal action against somebody. 3. to bring a case against another.
Law phr"In the Eyes of the Law" - from a strictly legal point of view.
Law phr"Law of the Land" - customs of a country.
Law phr"Law of Kind" - law of nature.
Law phr"Law of the Land" - the laws as enforced by a particular country at a particular period; landlaw.
Law phr"Law of the Tongue" - appropriate control of one's words.
Law phr"Law of Wedlock" - lawfully married.
Law phr"Law Unto Oneself" - fig. one who ignores laws or rules. 2. one who has no standard of behavior. 3. describing somebody who rejects convention or the usual rules.
Law phr"Lay Down the Law" - to state one's opinions dogmatically; be officious. 2. state something forcefully and without heed of any objections.
Law phr"Sod's Law" - adage which states that if anything can go wrong it will.
Law phr"Take the Law Into One's Own Hands" - to redress one's own grievances. 2. obtain what one regards as justice without using the legal proceess.
Law phr"The Day of Law" - the day of trial.
Law phr"The Law is an Ass" - stupid, slow to keep up with change; must be dragged forward like an ass.
Law phr"The Law of God" - the ten commandments.
Law phr"The New Law" - the gospel dispensation.
Law phr"The Old Law" - the Mosiac dispensation, the law of Moses.
Law phr"The Unwritten Law" - accepted, but not formal, rule, code of behavior.
Law-abiding adjAbiding by, obedient to, maintaining or submitting to the law.
Law-bearer nOne who makes and upholds the law of a nation, region or organization
Law-binding nBound by the law.
Law-book nA book containing a code of laws. 2. a book treating the law.
Law-breach nA breach or breaking of law.
Law-breaker nOne who breaks or disobeys the law.
Law-breaker phr"Law-makers should not be law-breakers" - Law-makers should set a good example.
Law-breaking nThe act and action of breaking and violating of the law and laws.
Lawcraft nThe knowledge, ability and skill required in the practice of law.
Law day nFormerly a day of holding court, esp. a court leet. 2. the day named in a mortgage for the payment of the money to secure which it was given.
Lawfare nThe use of the judicial system against one's foes; often only to attack or condemn a rival. (Based on the words 'law' & 'warfare'.)
Lawful adjAccording or not contrary to the law; permitted by law. 2. permissible, justifiable. 3. appointed, sanctioned or recognized by the law; legally qualified or entitled. 4. of off spring: legitimate. 5. law-abiding, loyal.
Lawfully advConforming to the law, legally.
Lawfulness nThe property of obeying the law.
Law-giver nOne who gives, i.e. makes or promulgates a law, or code of laws. 2. a legislator, law-maker..
Law-giving nThat gives or makes laws.
Law-goodness nThe justness and justice of the law.
Law-hand nThe style of handwriting used for legal documents.
Law-house nCourt of justice.
Lawing nGoing or proceeding to litigation.
Lawing adjGiving to litigation.
Law-learned adjEducated and trained in matters relating to law.
Law-learnedness nThe state of being learned in matters regarding to law.
Lawless adjWithout law, ignorant of, or not regulated by law. 2. of a law: not based on right. 3. exempt from law; above or beyond the reach of law. 4. regardless of, or disobedient to law. 5. of passion: unbridled.
Lawlessly advIn a lawless manner, without constraint by law or moral code.
Lawlesness nA lack of law and order; anarchy.
Law-like adjCharacteristic of the law.
Law lords nPeers in the British parliament who have hold high judicial office, or have been noted in the legal profession.
Lawlore nJurisprudence. legal studies.
Law-loving adjRespectful of the law and it's offices.
Lawly adj Lawful.
Lawly advIn a lawful manner.
Law-maker nOne who makes the law, a legislator
Law-maker phr"Law-makers should not be law-breakers" - Law-makers should set a good example.
Law-making nLawmaking, the act of passing or enacting of laws; legislating.
Lawman nAn officer of the law, esp. a police chief, sheriff.
Law-monger nThe trade in law, one who practices law as if it were a trade.
Law-work nWork involving the law; legal work.
Law-worker nOne who works in the legal field.
Law-worthy adjWorthy or entitled to the laws. 2. of persons: having a standing in the law courts. 3. of things: within the purview of the law; able to be dealt with by a court of law.
Law-writer nOne who writes on legal matters or copies legal documenrs.
Lax nThe Salmon, in later use, some particular kind of salmon.
Lay nThat which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood. 2. the lay of a rope is right-handed or left-handed according to the hemp or strands are laid up. See: "The lay of land" is its topographical situation, esp. its slope and its surface 3. A wager. 4. A job, price, or profit; a share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; 5. measure of yarn; the lathe of a loom. 6. A plan; a scheme.
Lay vbTo cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave. 2. to place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table. 3. to prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan. 4. to spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint. 5. to cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise. 6. to cause to lie dead or dying. 7. to deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk. 8. to bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs. 9. to apply; to put. 10. To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land. 11. to impute; to charge; to allege. 12. to impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one. 13. to present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one. 14. to state; to allege; as, to lay the venue. 15. to point; to aim; as, to lay a gun. put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope. 17. in printing: to place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone. 18. to place (new type) properly in the cases.
Lay phr"In Lay" - of a hen laying eggs regularly.
Lay phr"Lay Aback" - to lie back; reverse; incline, bend backwards.
Lay phr"Lay a Bet" - make a wager.
Lay phrLay a Blessing Upon" - bless, often by laying hands on.
Lay phr"Lay About" - surround, beset. 2. to land blow on all sides. 3. fight, strike out (physically and Emotionally) wildly.
Lay phr"Lay About One" - to hit out vigorously in all directions.
Lay phr"Lay Abroad" - to spread, to spread out. 2. to set out foe view.
Lay phr"Lay Along" - to stretch out at full length. 2. to prostate. 3. destroy, kill.
Lay phr"Lay a Name On" - give a name to.
Lay phr"Lay Aside" - to put to one side, save for future needs. 2. to turn aside or away from one's personal responsibilities..
Lay phr"Lay Asleep" -to put sleep; to make unobservant or careless.
Lay phr"Lay At the Door Of" - put something at someone's door. 2. fig. to blame a problem on someone; to hold someone responsible for something. (alludes to someone laying incriminating evidence at the door of a guilty person, perhaps in the night.) 2. fig. to give or assign a problem to someone for solving.
Lay phr"Lay at the Feet Of" - to make or hold someone, esp. a group of people, responsible for something.
Lay phr"Lay Away" - turn aside, bury; to store away. 2. to put something in lawaway (lay-by.) 3. to purchase something by paying part of the price initially and not receiving the goods until the money has been paid in full.
Lay phr"Lay Back" - cause to slope back from the vertical.
Lay phr"Lay Bare" To make bare; to strip.
Lay phr"Lay Before" - to bring to the sight of, to submit to the consideration of. 2. to present to; to submit for consideration in an official manner for discussion. pass int law. 3. to set a snare for.
Lay phr"Lay By" - to save. 2. to purchase by installments. 3. to discard.
Lay phr"Lay by the Heels" - to put in the stocks; to punish.
Lay phr"Lay Down" - to put something one is holding or carrying down on the ground. 2. to stake as a wager. 3. to yield; to relinquish; to surrender; as, to lay down one's life; to lay down one's arms. 4. to prescribe, indicate, assert or advance, as a proposition or principle. 5. put into a cellar to mature, as wine. 6. to build.
Lay phr"Lay Down One's Arms' - surrender military.
Lay phr"Lay Down One's Life" - sacrifie one's life on behalf of another.
Lay phrLay Down the Marker" - put down the marker, to say or do something that clearly shows what you will do in the future.
Lay phr"Lay Down the Law" - give instructions in writing or in speech in an authoritative or dogmatic way.
Lay phr"Lay Down to" - convert into pasture.
Lay phr"Lay Eyes On" - see, perceive sight, have sight of, set eyes on.
Lay phr"Lay Fallow" - allow ground or a field to be plowed but not sewn with seed; uncultivated.
Lay phr"Lay Fast" - to set fast, render unable to proceed or escape.
Lay phr"Lay Fast by the Heels/Feet" - to detain another by securing the feet.
Lay phr"Lay For" - to set an ambush or trap for; to waylay. 2. to await a chance for revenge. 3. to set a watch or guard for a place. 4. to set soldier in watch stations along a route. 5. to beset a place with soldiers. 6. to place or locate (a scene).
Lay phr"Lay Forth" : to extend at length; (reflexively) to exert one's self; to expatiate. 2. to lay out (as a corpse). [Obs.]
Lay phr"Lay Hands On One's Self" : to lay violent hands on one's self, to injure one's self; specif., to commit suicide.
Lay phr"Lay Heads Together": to consult, plan, conspire.
Lay phr"Lay Hold Of" - grasp, seize; lay hold on; to catch, ACQUIRE..
Lay phr"Lay In" - to gather and store for future use; to provide. 2. to arrange the layers of plants. 3. lay up.
Lay phr"Lay In Forebode" - to prohibit the use.
Lay phr"Lay In Water" - make nugatory.
Lay phr"Lay Into" - to beat, verbally abUse, assault, aim blows sometimes at, press hard (lit & fig.). 2. to belabor.
Lay phr"Lay It On" - to thrash with a stick; beat soundly. 2. to exaggerate, play with the truth. 3. to apply without stint.
Lay phr"Lay It On the Line" - to make it clear what the accepted rules are.
Lay phr"Lay It on Thick" - to flatter excessively.
Lay phr"Lay Off" ('Lay Off') - to put away from; stop doing, quit, stop troubling, molesting. 2. take one's fingers off. 3. sack, dismiss from a job, pink-slip. 4. to terminate the employment of a worker. 5. to mark off or lay off on an area, etc., for a garden or flower bed. 6. aim to one side of a target to allow for the wind or a movement of the target. 7. steer a ship away from land.
Lay phr"Lay of the Land" - the contours of the land. 2. fig. the nature, arrangement or disposition of something.
Lay phr"Lay On" - to apply with force; to inflict; as, to lay on blows. 2. to organize, make arrangements. 3. to supply, provide, food, water, etc. 4. to exaggerate make something bigger, or worse than it really is. 5. to prepare for printing. 6. apply paint to a surface,
Lay phr"Lay One's Ghosts to Rest" - exorcise a supernatural spirit. 2. rid oneself, or another of a threat, obsession, or irrational fear, doubt, suspicion.
Lay phr"Lay One's Hands On (Something)" - to acquire or obtain something in order to make use as one's own property; take possession of. 2. get one's hands on; find what one is looking for. 3. seize arrest in order to punish or hurt. 4. place one's hands on or over, especially in confirmation, ordination.
Lay phr"Lay Oneself Open (wide) to" - to expose one's self to criticism, ridicule, and accusation. 2. be vulnerable, exploitation.
Lay phrLay "One's Self Out" - to strive earnestly. 2. take great trouble over.
Lay phr"Lay On the Lips" - to kiss.
Lay phr"Lay Open" -to open; to uncover; to expose; to reveal.
Lay phr"Lay Out": 2. to expend a lot of money. 3. to display; to discover. 4. to plan in detail; to arrange parts in relation to each other and to the whole in a convenient or pleasing manner; as, to lay out a garden. 5. to prepare a corpse for burial; as, to lay out a corpse. 6. to exert; as, to lay out all one's strength. 7. expose, uncover, detail. 8. make unconscious by striking out, knock out. 9. to spread out clothing ready for use.
Lay phr"Lay Over": to spread over; to cover.
Lay phr"Lay Someone Low" - knock someone down with a punch. 2. of illness: to reduce someone to inactivity and languidness.
Lay phr"Lay the Groundwork" - to create a foundation. 2. provide the basics or fundamentals.
Lay phr"Lay the Land" - to cause it to disappear below the horizon, by sailing away from it.
Lay phr"Lay to" - bring a ship to rest.
Lay phr"Lay Together" - to copulate.
Lay phr"Lay to Heart" - to feel deeply; to consider earnestly and strongly.
Lay phr"Lay to One's Ear" - listen to.
Lay phr"Lay to Rest" - to bury one who has died, entomb, inhume, inter. 2. finally finally remove or allay, a fear, uncertainty, etc.
Lay phr"Lay to Sight" - reveal, disclose.
Lay phr"Lay to Sleep" - to put to rest. 2. to bury, inter.
Lay phr"Lay Under" - to subject to; as, to lay under obligation or restraint.
Lay phr"Lay Unto" - same as To lay to (above). 3. to put before.
Lay phr"Lay Up" - to store; stock, to put away or save for future use. 3. to confine to be by illness; to disable. 4. to dismantle, and retire from active service or commission, as a ship; or to take a motor vehicle off the road. 5. ensure by one's present conduct, or neglect, that trouble will follow.
Lay phr"Lay Upon" - lay or wage a bet upon.
Lay phr"Lay Weight Upon" - to emphasize, bring into special prominence, atach importance to.
Lay phr "Not Lay a Finger/hand On Someone or Something" - not to touch someone or something, even slightly, not even with a finger.
Layaway nLay-away, or lay-by - the purchase of something by paying part of the price initially, and only receiving the goods when the remainder of the money owing is paid in full.
Lay-about nA habitual loafer, idler, vagabond, beggar, tramp.
Lay-bed nThe bed in which something or someone is laid. 2. a grave, burial-place. 3. a stratum, layer.
Lay-day nIn commerce, the days allowed a ship's lessee for loading and discharging cargo. 2. In marine insurance, the days (usually not beyond 30) while a ship lies idle in port without fires, for which return of insurance premium may be demanded. 3. in general, days when work does not occur; or when workers are idle.
Layer nOne who or that which lays. 2. a single horizontal thickness of a course, stratum or coat. 3. a shoot or twig laid in the ground to take root without being attached from the parent plant. 4. in leather-work, a welt. 5. an artificial oyster bed.
Layer vbTo set down in layers.
Layered adjSet out or down in layers.
Layered-ness nThe state or condition of being arranged or set in layers.
Layering nA structure made up of layers.
Layerwise advSet down one layer at a time.
Laying nThe first coat of plaster. 2. a clutch of eggs. 3. the act of producing eggs. 4. the process of twisting strands of fibres to make ropes.
Lay-off nThe act of firing or discharging workers or employees. 2. a slack time in industry; a discontinuance of work.
Lay-open vbTo break the skin. 2. expose to criticism.
Lay-out nA structured arrangement of items within certain limits. 2. a plan for such arrangement. 3. the act of laying out something. 4. (publishing) the process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints. 5. (engineering) a map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
Lay-over nA stopover.
Laystall nA burial place. 2. a place where refuse and dung are laid; a dungheap.
Lay-up nA period during which a person or thing is temporarily out of work.
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