English dictionary


liability |ˌlaɪəˈbɪlətɪ| — the state of being legally obliged and responsible

liable |ˈlaɪəbl| — at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

liaise |lɪˈeɪz| — act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

liaison |lɪˈeɪzɑːn| — a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

liana |lɪˈɑːnə| — a woody climbing usually tropical plant

liar |ˈlaɪər| — a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

lias |ˈlaɪəs| — A type of blue limestone present in parts of southern England.

libation |laɪˈbeɪʃn| — (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

libber |ˈlɪbər| — a supporter of feminism

libel |ˈlaɪbl| — a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

libellee  — Alternative spelling of libelee.

libeller |ˈlaɪblə| — One who libels.

libellous |ˈlaɪbələs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

libelous |ˈlaɪbələs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

liber |ˈlaɪbər| — (botany) The inner bark of plants, next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is the part from which the fibre of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.

liberal |ˈlɪbərəl| — a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

liberalism |ˈlɪbərəlɪzəm| — a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution

liberalist  — a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

liberality |ˌlɪbəˈrælətɪ| — an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom

liberalization |ˌlɪbrələˈzeɪʃn| — the act of making less strict

liberalize |ˈlɪbrəlaɪz| — make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules

liberally |ˈlɪbərəlɪ| — freely in a nonliteral manner

liberate |ˈlɪbəreɪt| — give equal rights to; of women and minorities

liberated |ˈlɪbəreɪtɪd| — (of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination

liberating |ˈlɪbəˌretɪŋ| — That serves to liberate, especially to free the mind to accept new ideas.

liberation |ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn| — the act of liberating someone or something

liberationism |ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃənɪzm| — A belief in, or policy of, liberation.

liberator |ˈlɪbəreɪtər| — someone who releases people from captivity or bondage

libertarian |ˌlɪbərˈterɪən| — an advocate of libertarianism

liberties |ˈlɪbərtɪz| — plural form of liberty

libertine |ˈlɪbərtiːn| — a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

liberty |ˈlɪbərtɪ| — immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

libidinous |lɪˈbɪdɪnəs| — driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires

libido |lɪˈbiːdəʊ| — (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

Libra |ˈliːbrə| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra

librarian |laɪˈbrerɪən| — a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services

library |ˈlaɪbrerɪ| — a room where books are kept

libretti |lɪˈbretiː| — (music, rare) plural form of libretto

libretto |lɪˈbretəʊ| — the words of an opera or musical play

Libyan |ˈlɪbɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Libya

lice |laɪs| — Plural form of louse

licence |ˈlaɪsns| — excessive freedom; lack of due restraint

licenced |ˈlaɪsnst| — given official approval to act

license |ˈlaɪsns| — a legal document giving official permission to do something

licensed |ˈlaɪsnst| — given official approval to act

licensee |ˌlaɪsənˈsiː| — someone to whom a license is granted

licenser |ˈlaɪsənsər| — an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)

licensing |ˈlaɪsənsɪŋ| — Present participle of license.

licensure |ˈlaɪsəntʃər| — The act of conferring a license for an activity

licentiate |laɪˈsenʃɪət| — holds a license (degree) from a (European) university

licentious |laɪˈsenʃəs| — lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained

licentiousness |laɪˈsenʃəsnəs| — the quality of being lewd and lascivious

lichen |ˈlaɪkən| — any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks

lichgate |ˈlɪtʃɡeɪt| — a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals

licit |ˈlɪsɪt| — authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

lick |lɪk| — a salt deposit that animals regularly lick

lickerish |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.

lickety-split |ˌlɪkətɪ ˈsplɪt| — Quickly; as fast as possible; in short order.

licking |ˈlɪkɪŋ| — an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

lickspittle |ˈlɪkspɪtl| — A fawning toady; a base sycophant.

licorice |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

lid |lɪd| — either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

lido |ˈliːdəʊ| — a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports

lie |laɪ| — a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

lie about |ˈlaɪ əˈbaʊt| — hang around idly

lie down |ˈlaɪ ˈdaʊn| — assume a reclining position

lie in |ˈlaɪ ɪn| — originate (in)

lie-abed |ˈlaɪ əbed| — a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour

lie-detector |ˈlaɪ dɪtektər| — (informal) A polygraph, a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked to a subject, in an attempt to detect lies.

lie-in |laɪ ˈɪn| — a long stay in bed in the morning

liege |liːdʒ| — a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord

liegeman |ˈliːdʒmæn| — a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord

lien |ˈliːən| — the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged

lienal  — of or relating to the spleen

lies |ˈlaɪz| — plural form of lie

lieu |luː| — the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

lieutenancy |lefˈtenənsɪ| — the position of a lieutenant

lieutenant |luːˈtenənt| — a commissioned military officer

lieutenant-general |lefˈtenəntˈdʒenərəl| — Alternative capitalization of lieutenant general (found when the term is used as a title).

lieutenant-governor  — (Canada, government) The representative of the Crown in the provincial legislatures of Canada.

life |laɪf| — a characteristic state or mode of living

life-assurance |ˈlaɪfəˌʃʊərəns| — attributive form of life assurance, noun.

life-buoy |ˈlaɪf bɔɪ| — (UK) Torus-shaped object of density low enough to keep a person, who usually slips his head, shoulders, and arms through it, afloat.

life-giving |ˈlaɪf ɡɪvɪŋ| — giving or having the power to give life and spirit

life-insurance |ˈlaɪfɪnˌʃʊərəns| — (insurance) A form of insurance on the life of a person. If the person dies then the insurance policy pays out a sum of money to the policyholder (such as a person's family).

life-jacket |ˈlaɪf dʒækɪt| — an article of protective clothing that is designed to keep the wearer's head floating above the surface of the water.

life-preserver |ˈlaɪf prɪzɜːvər| — A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat.

life-saving |ˈlaɪfˈseɪvɪŋ| — Preserving life; preventing death.

life-size |ˈlaɪf saɪz| — being of the same size as an original

life-sized |ˈlaɪf saɪzd| — being of the same size as an original

life-span |ˈlaɪf spæn| — Alternative spelling of lifespan.

life-threatening |ˈlɑɪfˌθretənɪŋ| — causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

lifebelt |ˈlaɪfbelt| — Alternative spelling of life belt.

lifeblood |ˈlaɪfblʌd| — the blood considered as the seat of vitality

lifeboat |ˈlaɪfbəʊt| — a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship

lifebuoy |ˈlaɪfbɔɪ| — Alternative spelling of life-buoy.

lifeguard |ˈlaɪfɡɑːrd| — an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

lifeless |ˈlaɪfləs| — deprived of life; no longer living

lifelike |ˈlaɪflaɪk| — evoking lifelike images within the mind

lifeline |ˈlaɪflaɪn| — a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

lifelong |ˈlaɪflɔːŋ| — continuing through life

lifer |ˈlaɪfər| — a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

lifesaver |ˈlaɪfseɪvər| — an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

lifesaving |ˈlaɪfˌsevɪŋ| — saving the lives of drowning persons

lifespan |ˈlaɪfspæn| — the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

lifestyle |ˈlaɪfstaɪl| — a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes

lifetime |ˈlaɪftaɪm| — the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

lifework |ˌlaɪfˈwɜːk| — the principal work of your career

lift |lɪft| — the act of giving temporary assistance

lift-off |ˈlɪft ɒf| — Alternative form of liftoff.

lifted |ˈlɪftəd| — held up in the air

lifter |ˈlɪftər| — an athlete who lifts barbells

lifting |ˈlɪftɪŋ| — Weightlifting; a form of exercise in which weights are lifted.

liftoff |ˈlɪftˌɔːf| — the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad

ligament |ˈlɪɡəmənt| — a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

ligand |ˈlɪɡənd| — a substance (an atom or molecule or radical or ion) that forms a complex around a central atom

ligate |laɪˈɡeɪt| — join letters in a ligature when writing

ligation |laɪˈɡeɪʃən| — (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)

ligature |ˈlɪɡətʃər| — (music) a group of notes connected by a slur

light |laɪt| — (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

light up |ˈlaɪt ʌp| — start to burn with a bright flame

light-fingered |laɪt ˈfɪŋɡəd| — having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

light-footed |ˈfʊtɪd| — (of movement) having a light and springy step

light-handed |laɪt ˈhændɪd| — having a metaphorically delicate touch

light-headed |laɪt ˈhedɪd| — weak and likely to lose consciousness

light-headedly |laɪt ˈhedɪdlɪ| — in a giddy light-headed manner

light-hearted |laɪt ˈhɑːrtɪd| — carefree and happy and lighthearted

light-heartedly |laɪt ˈhɑːrtɪdlɪ| — in a light-hearted manner

light-legged |ˈlaɪtˈleɡd| — nimble; swift of foot

light-minded |laɪt ˈmaɪndɪd| — showing inappropriate levity

light-mindedness |laɪt ˈmaɪndɪdnəs| — inappropriate levity

light-o'-love |laɪt ə ˈlʌv| — a woman inconstant in love

light-spectrum |ˈlaɪtˈspektrəm| — (physics) The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to humans.

light-tight |ˈlaɪtˈtaɪt| — not penetrable by light

light-year |ˈlaɪtjiːr| — the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers

lightbulb |ˈlaɪtˌbəlb| — electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

lighten |ˈlaɪtn| — make more cheerful

lightened |ˈlaɪtənd| — simple past tense and past participle of lighten

lightening |ˈlaɪtənɪŋ| — descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped

lighter |ˈlaɪtər| — a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

lighterage |ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ| — the fee charged for carrying goods in lighters

lighterman |ˈlaɪtərmən| — someone who operates a barge

lightface  — The opposite of boldface, a font that is light (has a low ratio of ink to white space).

lighthouse |ˈlaɪthaʊs| — a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

lighting |ˈlaɪtɪŋ| — having abundant light or illumination

lightish |ˈlaɪtɪʃ| — Somewhat light in colour.

lightly |ˈlaɪtlɪ| — without good reason

lightness |ˈlaɪtnəs| — a feeling of joy and pride

lightning |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ| — abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light

lightning-bug |ˈlaɪtnɪŋbʌɡ| — A firefly.

lightning-conductor |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ kənˌdʌktər| — A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point of a building and leads to the ground and protects the building from damage by lightning.

lightning-rod |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ rɑːd| — A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point of a building and leads to the ground and protects the building from damage by lightning

lights |ˈlaɪts| — plural form of light

lightship |ˈlaɪtʃɪp| — a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable

lightsome |ˈlaɪtsəm| — moving easily and quickly; nimble

lightweight |ˈlaɪtweɪt| — a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds

ligneous |ˈlɪɡnɪəs| — consisting of or containing lignin or xylem

lignite |ˈlɪɡnaɪt| — intermediate between peat and bituminous coal

likable |ˈlɑɪkəbəl| — easy to like; agreeable

like |laɪk| — a similar kind

like-minded |ˌlaɪk ˈmaɪndɪd| — of the same turn of mind

likeable |ˈlaɪkəbl| — easy to like; agreeable

likelihood |ˈlaɪklɪhʊd| — the probability of a specified outcome

likeliness  — the probability of a specified outcome

likely |ˈlaɪklɪ| — expected to become or be; in prospect

liken |ˈlaɪkən| — consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

likeness |ˈlaɪknəs| — similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

likes |ˈlaɪks| — plural form of like

likewise |ˈlaɪkwaɪz| — in like or similar manner

liking |ˈlaɪkɪŋ| — a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

lilac |ˈlaɪlək| — any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers

liliaceous |ˌlɪliːˈeɪʃəs| — of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae

Lilliputian |ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃn| — a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)

lilt |lɪlt| — a jaunty rhythm in music

lily |ˈlɪlɪ| — any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers

lily-livered |ˈlɪlɪ lɪvərd| — easily frightened

lily-white |ˈlɪlɪ waɪt| — restricted to whites only

limb |lɪm| — one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

limbec |ˈlɪmbek| — (obsolete) To distill.

limbeck |ˈlɪmbek| — (obsolete) An alembic.

limber |ˈlɪmbər| — a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson

limber up |ˈlɪmbər ʌp| — attach the limber

limbless |ˈlɪmləs| — having no limbs

limbo |ˈlɪmbəʊ| — the state of being disregarded or forgotten

lime |laɪm| — a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

lime-juice |ˈlaɪmdʒuːs| — The liquid extract of lime fruit, notably sour and often condensed, as used especially in food preparation.

lime-water |ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə| — Alternative spelling of limewater.

limekiln |ˈlaɪmkɪln| — a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime

limelight |ˈlaɪmlaɪt| — a focus of public attention

Limerick |ˈlɪmərɪk| — port city in southwestern Ireland

limes |ˈlaɪmz| — A boundary.

limestone |ˈlaɪmstəʊn| — a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

limewater  — solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid

limey |ˈlaɪmɪ| — a man of English descent

liminal |ˈlɪmənl| — Of or pertaining to a threshold or entrance.

limit |ˈlɪmɪt| — the greatest possible degree of something

limitary |ˈlɪmɪˌteriː| — Of or pertaining to a limit or boundary.

limitation |ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn| — a principle that limits the extent of something

limited |ˈlɪmɪtɪd| — public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

limiting |ˈlɪmətɪŋ| — the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

limitless |ˈlɪmɪtləs| — without limits in extent or size or quantity

limn |lɪm| — trace the shape of

limner |ˈlɪmnər| — a painter or drawer of portraits

limnetic |lɪmˈnetɪk| — Of or pertaining to the deeper, open waters of a lake etc.

limnology |ˌlɪmˈnɑːlədʒɪ| — the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties

limo |ˈlɪməʊ| — large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur

limousine |ˈlɪməziːn| — large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur

limp |lɪmp| — the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

limpet |ˈlɪmpɪt| — mollusk with a low conical shell

limpid |ˈlɪmpɪd| — clear and bright

limpidity |lɪmˈpɪdɪtɪ| — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

limping |ˈlɪmpɪŋ| — disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

limy |ˈlaɪmiː| — containing or resembling lime

linage |ˈlaɪnɪdʒ| — the number of lines in a piece of printed material

linchpin |ˈlɪntʃpɪn| — a central cohesive source of support and stability

linden |ˈlɪndən| — soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork

line |laɪn| — a formation of people or things one beside another

line up |ˈlaɪn ʌp| — form a line

line-engraving |ˈlaɪnɪnˌɡreɪvɪŋ| — Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.

line-up |ˈlaɪn ʌp| — Alternative spelling of lineup.

lineage |ˈlɪnɪɪdʒ| — the descendants of one individual

lineal |ˈlɪnɪəl| — arranged in a line

lineament |ˈlɪnɪəmənt| — a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

linear |ˈlɪnɪər| — (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

linearity |ˈlɪnɪər| — the property of having one dimension

linearly |ˈlɪnɪərlɪ| — in a linear manner

lined |ˈlaɪnd| — bordered by a line of things

lineman |ˈlaɪnmən| — one of the players on the line of scrimmage

linen |ˈlɪnɪn| — a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant

liner |ˈlaɪnər| — (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter

linesman |ˈlaɪnzmən| — official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside)

lineup |ˈlaɪˌnəp| — (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat

ling |lɪŋ| — water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs

lingam |ˈlɪŋɡəm| — the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva

linger |ˈlɪŋɡər| — remain present although waning or gradually dying

lingerie |ˌlɑːndʒəˈreɪ| — women's underwear and nightclothes

lingering |ˈlɪŋɡərɪŋ| — the act of tarrying

lingo |ˈlɪŋɡəʊ| — a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

lingua |ˈlɪŋɡwə| — a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

lingual |ˈlɪŋɡwəl| — a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs

linguist |ˈlɪŋɡwɪst| — a specialist in linguistics

linguistic |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk| — consisting of or related to language

linguistically |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪklɪ| — with respect to the science of linguistics

linguistics |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks| — the scientific study of language

liniment |ˈlɪnəmənt| — a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

lining |ˈlaɪnɪŋ| — a protective covering that protects an inside surface

link |lɪŋk| — the means of connection between things linked in series

link up |ˈlɪŋk ʌp| — be or become joined or united or linked

link-motion |ˈlɪŋkˈməʊʃən| — (engineering, dated) A valve gear consisting of two eccentrics with their rods, giving motion to a slide valve by an adjustable connecting bar (the link) in such a way that the motion of the engine can be reversed, or the cut-off varied.

link-up |ˈlɪŋk ʌp| — to link or join together

linkage |ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ| — an associative relation

linked |ˈlɪŋkt| — connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks

linking |ˈlɪŋkɪŋ| — Present participle of link.

linkman |ˈlɪŋkmæn| — (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets

links |lɪŋks| — a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore

linkup |ˈlɪŋˌkəp| — a fastener that serves to join or connect

linnet |ˈlɪnɪt| — small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico

lino |ˈlaɪnəʊ| — a floor covering

linoleum |lɪˈnəʊlɪəm| — a floor covering

linotype |ˈlaɪnəʊtaɪp| — a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal

linseed |ˈlɪnˌsɪd| — the seed of flax used as a source of oil

linsey-woolsey |ˈlɪnzɪˈwʊlzɪ| — a rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof

linstock |ˈlɪnˌstɑːk| — a stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match); formerly used to fire cannons

lint |lɪnt| — fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers

lintel |ˈlɪntl| — horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window

lion |ˈlaɪən| — large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

lion-hearted |ˈlaɪən hɑːrtɪd| — Very brave; brave and magnanimous.

lion-hunter |ˈlaɪən hʌntər| — someone who tries to attract social lions as guests

lioness |ˈlaɪənes| — a female lion

lionet |ˈlaɪəˌnet| — a small or young lion

lionheart |ˈlaɪənˌhɑːrt| — A brave, heroic person.

lionhearted  — extraordinarily courageous

lionize |ˈlaɪənaɪz| — assign great social importance to

lions |ˈlaɪənz| — plural form of lion

lip |lɪp| — either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking

lip-read |ˈlɪp riːd| — interpret by lipreading; of deaf people

lip-reading |ˈlɪp riːdɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of lipreading.

lipid |ˈlɪpɪd| — an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

lipped |ˈlɪpt| — having a lip or lips

lipstick |ˈlɪpstɪk| — makeup that is used to color the lips

liquate |ˈlaɪkweɪt| — (metalworking) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.

liquefaction |ˌlɪkwəˈfækʃən| — the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid

liquefy |ˈlɪkwɪfaɪ| — become liquid

liquefying |ˈlɪkwɪfaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of liquefy; alternative spelling of liquifying.

liquescent |lɪˈkwes(ə)nt| — becoming liquid

liqueur |lɪˈkɜːr| — strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

liquid |ˈlɪkwɪd| — a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

liquidate |ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt| — get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

liquidated |ˈlɪkwəˌdetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of liquidate

liquidation |ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃn| — termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

liquidity |lɪˈkwɪdətɪ| — the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

liquidizer |ˈlɪkwɪdaɪzər| — an electrically powered mixer with whirling blades that mix or chop or liquefy foods

liquor |ˈlɪkər| — an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

liquorice |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

liquorish |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — (obsolete) lecherous

lira |ˈlɪrə| — the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents

lire |ˈlɪrə| — (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin.

lisp |lɪsp| — a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'

lissom |ˈlɪsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

lissome |ˈlɪsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

list |lɪst| — a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

listed |ˈlɪstɪd| — on a list

listel |ˈlɪstəl| — a narrow fillet or border

listen |ˈlɪsn| — hear with intention

listen in |ˈlɪsən ɪn| — listen quietly, without contributing to the conversation

listener |ˈlɪsənər| — someone who listens attentively

listening |ˈlɪsənɪŋ| — the act of hearing attentively

lister |ˈlɪstər| — English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)

listing |ˈlɪstɪŋ| — a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

listless |ˈlɪstləs| — lacking zest or vivacity

listlessness |ˈlɪstlɪsnəs| — a feeling of lack of interest or energy

listserv  — (Internet) A type of electronic mailing list, allowing for distribution of email to many subscribers.

lit |lɪt| — the humanistic study of a body of literature

litany |ˈlɪtənɪ| — any long and tedious address or recital

lite |laɪt| — having relatively few calories

liter |ˈlɪtər| — a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)

literacy |ˈlɪtərəsɪ| — the ability to read and write

literal |ˈlɪtərəl| — a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

literalism |ˈlɪdərəlɪzəm| — the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature

literality  — The condition of being literal

literally |ˈlɪtərəlɪ| — in a literal sense

literary |ˈlɪtərerɪ| — knowledgeable about literature

literate |ˈlɪtərət| — a person who can read and write

literati |ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtɪ| — the literary intelligentsia

literatim |lɪtəˈreɪtɪm| — letter for letter

literature |ˈlɪtrətʃər| — creative writing of recognized artistic value

litharge |ˈlɪθɑːrdʒ| — Lead monoxide (PbO) a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment

lithe |laɪð| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

lithesome |ˈlaɪðsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

lithic |ˈlɪθɪk| — of or containing lithium

lithium |ˈlɪθɪəm| — a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

lithograph |ˈlɪθəɡræf| — a print produced by lithography

lithographer |lɪˈθɑːɡrəfər| — a printmaker who uses lithography

lithographic |ˌlɪθəˈɡræfɪk| — of or produced by or involved in lithography

lithographically |ˌlɪθəʊˈɡræfɪkəlɪ| — In the manner of lithography.

lithography |lɪˈθɑːɡrəfɪ| — a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface

lithotomy |lɪˈθɑːtəmiː| — surgical removal of a stone (calculus)

Lithuanian |ˌlɪθʊˈeɪnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Lithuania

litigant |ˈlɪtɪɡənt| — (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation

litigate |ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt| — engage in legal proceedings

litigation |ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃn| — a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights

litigator |ˈlɪtəˌɡetər| — (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation

litigious |lɪˈtɪdʒəs| — inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

litmus |ˈlɪtməs| — a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator

litotes |laɪˈtəʊtiːz| — understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

litre |ˈliːtər| — a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)

litter |ˈlɪtər| — the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal

litter-bearer |ˈberər| — one who helps carry a stretcher

litterateur |ˌlɪtərəˈtɜːr| — a writer of literary works

litterbug |ˈlɪdərˌbəɡ| — a person who litters public places with refuse

littery |ˈlɪtəriː| — Covered or encumbered with litter.

little |ˈlɪtl| — a small amount or duration

little-go |ˈlɪtəlɡəʊ| — (historical) A private lottery, especially when illegal.

little-known  — unknown to most people

littleness |ˈlɪtəlnəs| — the property of having a relatively small size

littoral |ˈlɪtərəl| — the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean

liturgical |lɪˈtɜːrdʒɪkl| — of or relating to or in accord with liturgy

liturgy |ˈlɪtərdʒɪ| — a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine

livable |ˈlɪvəbəl| — fit or suitable to live in or with

live |lɪv| — be an inhabitant of or reside in

live down |ˈlaɪv ˈdaʊn| — live so as to annul some previous behavior

live in |ˈlɪv ɪn| — live in the house where one works

live on |ˈlaɪv ɑːn| — continue to live and avoid dying

live out |ˈlaɪv ˈaʊt| — live out one's life; live to the end

live together |ˈlaɪv təˈɡeðər| — share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple

live up to |ˈlaɪv ʌp tuː| — meet the requirements or expectations of

live-oak |ˈlaɪvˈəʊk| — An evergreen species of oak characteristic of the US South, the southern live oak, Quercus virginiana.

liveable |ˈlɪvəbl| — fit or suitable to live in or with

livelihood |ˈlaɪvlɪhʊd| — the financial means whereby one lives

liveliness |ˈlaɪvlɪnəs| — general activity and motion

livelong |ˈlɪvlɔːŋ| — perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers

lively |ˈlaɪvlɪ| — full of zest or vigor

liven |ˈlaɪvn| — make lively

liver |ˈlɪvər| — large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; sy

liver-colored  — having a reddish-brown color

liveried |ˈlɪvrɪd| — wearing livery

liverish |ˈlɪvərɪʃ| — suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

Liverpudlian |ˌlɪvərˈpʌdlɪən| — a native or resident of Liverpool

liverwort |ˈlɪvərwərt| — any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

livery |ˈlɪvərɪ| — uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs

liveryman |ˈlɪvərɪmæn| — a worker in a livery stable

lives |laɪvz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of live

livestock |ˈlaɪvstɑːk| — any animals kept for use or profit

livid |ˈlɪvɪd| — anemic looking from illness or emotion

living |ˈlɪvɪŋ| — the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities

living-room |ˈlɪvɪŋ ruːm| — a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax

lixiviate |lɪkˈsɪviːˌeɪt| — To separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble components through percolation; to leach.

lixivium |lɪkˈsɪviːəm| — A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.

lizard |ˈlɪzərd| — relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

lizzie |ˈlɪzɪ| — A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth.

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