English dictionary


loach |loʊtʃ| — slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishes

load |loʊd| — weight to be borne or conveyed

load up |loʊd ʌp| — fill or place a load on

load-shedding |ˈloʊd ʃedɪŋ| — cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply

loaded |ˈloʊdɪd| — filled with a great quantity

loader |ˈloʊdə| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

loading |ˈloʊdɪŋ| — weight to be borne or conveyed

loads |loʊdz| — a large number or amount

loadstar |ˈloʊdstɑːrr| — guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation or astronomy

loadstone |ˈloʊdstoʊn| — a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically

loaf |loʊf| — a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

loafer |ˈloʊfər| — person who does no work

loafing |ˈloʊfɪŋ| — having no employment

loam |loʊm| — a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials

loamy |ˈloʊmi| — consisting of or having the character of loam

loan |loʊn| — the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

loaning |ˈloʊnɪŋ| — disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned

loanword |ˈloʊnwɜːrd| — a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English

loath |loʊθ| — unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

loathe |loʊð| — find repugnant

loathing |ˈloʊðɪŋ| — hate coupled with disgust

loathsome |ˈloʊðsəm| — causing or able to cause nausea

lob |lɑːb| — an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc

lobby |ˈlɑːbi| — a large entrance or reception room or area

lobbyist |ˈlɑːbiɪst| — someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer

lobe |loʊb| — (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part

lobelia |loʊˈbiːliə| — any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia

loblolly |ˈlɑːˌblɑːli| — thick gruel

lobster |ˈlɑːbstər| — flesh of a lobster

lobule |ˈlɑːbjuːl| — a small lobe or subdivision of a lobe

lobworm |ˈlɑːbˌwɜːrm| — marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

local |ˈloʊkl| — public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops

locale |loʊˈkæl| — the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

localise  — identify the location or place of

localism |ˈloʊkəlɪzəm| — a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality

locality |loʊˈkæləti| — a surrounding or nearby region

localization |ˌloʊkələˈzeɪʃn| — a determination of the place where something is

localize |ˈloʊkəlaɪz| — identify the location or place of

localized |ˈloʊkəlaɪzd| — confined or restricted to a particular location

locally |ˈloʊkəli| — by a particular locality

locate |ˈloʊkeɪt| — discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

located |loʊˈkeɪtɪd| — situated in a particular spot or position

location |loʊˈkeɪʃn| — a point or extent in space

locative |ˈlɑːkətɪv| — the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb

locator |loʊˈkeɪtər| — a person who fixes the boundaries of land claims

loch |lɑːk| — a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)

lock |lɑːk| — a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

lock away |ˈlɑːk əˈweɪ| — place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

lock in |ˈlɑːk ɪn| — close with or as if with a tight seal

lock out |ˈlɑːk ˈaʊt| — prevent employees from working during a strike

lock up |ˈlɑːk ʌp| — secure by locking

lock-gate |ˈlɒk ɡeɪt| — a gate that can be locked

lockage |ˈlɑːkɪdʒ| — a fee charged for passage through a lock in a canal or waterway

locker |ˈlɑːkər| — a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

locker-room  — relating to or appropriate for a locker room

locket |ˈlɑːkɪt| — a small ornamental case; usually contains a picture or a lock of hair and is worn on a necklace

locking |ˈlɑːkɪŋ| — the act of locking something up to protect it

lockjaw |ˈlɑːkdʒɔː| — an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

lockkeeper  — a worker in charge of a lock (on a canal)

locknut |ˈlɒknʌt| — supplementary nut that is screwed down on a primary nut to prevent it from loosening

lockout |ˈlɑːkaʊt| — a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

locksmith |ˈlɑːksmɪθ| — someone who makes or repairs locks

lockstitch |ˈlɑːkstɪtʃ| — machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread

lockup |ˈlɑːˌkəp| — jail in a local police station

loco |ˈloʊkoʊ| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

locomotion |ˌloʊkəˈmoʊʃn| — the power or ability to move

locomotive |ˌloʊkəˈmoʊtɪv| — a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

locomotor |ˌlokəˈmotər| — of or relating to locomotion

locoweed |ˈləʊkəʊwiːd| — any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock

locum |ˈloʊkəm| — someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession

locus |ˈloʊkəs| — the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

locust |ˈloʊkəst| — migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae

locution |ləˈkjuːʃn| — a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

lode |loʊd| — a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

lodestar |ˈloʊdstɑːr| — guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation or astronomy

lodestone |ˈloʊdstoʊn| — a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically

lodge |lɑːdʒ| — English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)

lodgement |ˈlɒdʒmənt| — bringing a charge or accusation against someone

lodger |ˈlɑːdʒər| — a tenant in someone's house

lodging |ˈlɑːdʒɪŋ| — structures collectively in which people are housed

lodgings |ˈlɑːdʒɪŋz| — temporary living quarters

lodgment |ˈlɒdʒmənt| — bringing a charge or accusation against someone

loess |ˈloʊes| — a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind

loft |lɔːft| — floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

loftiness |ˈlɒftɪnəs| — the quality of being high or lofty

lofty |ˈlɔːfti| — of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

log |lɔːɡ| — a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

log off |lɔːɡ ˈɒf| — exit a computer

loganberry |ˈloʊɡənberi| — red-fruited bramble native from Oregon to Baja California

logarithm |ˈlɔːɡərɪðəm| — the exponent required to produce a given number

logbook |ˈlɔːɡbʊk| — a book in which the log is written

loge |ˈlodʒ| — balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine

logger |ˈlɔːɡər| — a person who fells trees

loggerhead |ˈlɑːɡərˌhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

logging |ˈlɔːɡɪŋ| — the work of cutting down trees for timber

logic |ˈlɑːdʒɪk| — the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

logical |ˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — based on known statements or events or conditions

logicality |ˌlɒdʒɪˈkælɪti| — correct and valid reasoning

logically |ˈlɑːdʒɪkli| — according to logical reasoning

logician |ləˈdʒɪʃən| — a person skilled at symbolic logic

logistic |ləˈdʒɪstɪkl| — of or relating to logistics

logistical |ləˈdʒɪstɪkəl| — of or relating to logistics

logistics |ləˈdʒɪstɪks| — handling an operation that involves providing labor and materials be supplied as needed

logjam |ˈlɔːɡdʒæm| — any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

logo |ˈloʊɡoʊ| — a company emblem or device

logogram |ˈlɔːɡəɡræm| — a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation

logomachy |loʊˈɡɑːməkiː| — argument about words or the meaning of words

logroll  — work toward the passage of some legislation by exchanging political favors such as trading votes

logrolling |ˈlɔːɡroʊlɪŋ| — act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects

logwood |ˈlɑːˌɡwʊd| — very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye

logy |ˈloʊɡiː| — stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)

loin |lɔɪn| — a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump

loincloth |ˈlɔɪnklɔːθ| — a garment that provides covering for the loins

loins |ˈlojnz| — the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

loir |ˈlɔɪər| — large European dormouse

loiter |ˈlɔɪtər| — be about

loiterer |ˈlɔɪtərər| — someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place

loll |lɑːl| — hang loosely or laxly

lollipop |ˈlɑːlipɑːp| — ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick

Lombard |ˈlɑːmbard| — a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century

Londoner |ˈlʌndənər| — a native or resident of London

lone |loʊn| — lacking companions or companionship

loneliness |ˈloʊnlinəs| — the state of being alone in solitary isolation

lonely |ˈloʊnli| — lacking companions or companionship

loner |ˈloʊnər| — a person who avoids the company or assistance of others

lonesome |ˈloʊnsəm| — being the only one; single and isolated from others

lonesomeness  — a disposition toward being alone

long |lɔːŋ| — desire strongly or persistently

long-ago |ˈlɔːŋəˈɡoʊ| — belonging to time long gone

long-distance |ˈlɔŋ ˈdɪst̬əns| — covering a long distance

long-haired |lɔːŋ ˈheəd| — with long hair

long-headed |lɔːŋ ˈhedɪd| — having a dolichocephalic head

long-lasting |ˌlɒŋˈlɑːstɪŋ| — existing for a long time

long-lived |ˌlɔːŋ ˈlɪvd| — existing for a long time

long-play |ˈlɔːŋ pleɪ| — (used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records

long-playing |ˌlɔːŋˈpleɪɪŋ| — (used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records

long-range |ˌlɔːŋˈreɪndʒ| — involving an extended span of time

long-run |ˈlɔːŋrʌn| — relating to or extending over a relatively long time

long-standing |ˈlɔːŋ stændɪŋ| — having existed for a long time

long-suffering |lɔːŋ ˈsʌfərɪŋ| — patient endurance of pain or unhappiness

long-term |ˈlɔːŋˈtɝːm| — relating to or extending over a relatively long time

long-time |ˈlɔːŋ taɪm| — having existed or persisted or continued in a particular role or state for a long time

long-winded |ˈlɔːŋwɪndəd| — using or containing too many words

longanimity |ˌlɑːŋɡəˈnɪmɪtiː| — good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

longboat |ˈlɔːŋboʊt| — the largest boat carried by a merchant sailing vessel

longbow |ˈlɔːŋboʊ| — a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England

longed-for  — greatly desired

longer |ˈlɔːŋɡər| — a person with a strong desire for something

longest |ˈlɔːŋɡəst| — for the most time

longevity |lɔːnˈdʒevəti| — duration of service

longhand |ˈlɔːŋhænd| — rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

longing |ˈlɔːŋɪŋ| — prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

longingly |ˈlɔːŋɪŋli| — in a yearning manner

longitude |ˈlɑːndʒətuːd| — the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

longitudinal |ˌlɑːndʒəˈtuːdnl| — running lengthwise

longitudinally |ˌlɑːndʒəˈtuːdənəli| — across time

longshoreman |ˈlɔːŋʃɔːrmən| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

longstanding |ˈlɔːŋˌstændɪŋ| — having existed for a long time

longtime |ˈlɔŋˌtɑɪm| — having existed or persisted or continued in a particular role or state for a long time

longways |ˈlɔːŋweɪz| — country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other

longwise |ˈlɔːŋwaɪz| — in the direction of the length

loo |luː| — a toilet in Britain

loofa |ˈluːfə| — the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer

loofah |ˈluːfə| — the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer

look |lʊk| — the feelings expressed on a person's face

look around |ˈlʊk əˈraʊnd| — look about oneself

look back |ˈlʊk ˈbæk| — look towards one's back

look on |ˈlʊk ɑːn| — observe with attention

look out |ˈlʊk ˈaʊt| — be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

look up |ˈlʊk ʌp| — seek information from

looker |ˈlʊkər| — a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

looker-on |ˌlʊkər ˈɒn| — someone who looks on

looking |ˈlʊkɪŋ| — the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

lookout |ˈlʊkaʊt| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

loom |luːm| — a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

loon |luːn| — a worthless lazy fellow

looney |ˈluːni| — someone deranged and possibly dangerous

loony |ˈluːni| — someone deranged and possibly dangerous

loop |luːp| — fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

loop-line |ˈluːp laɪn| — a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on

loophole |ˈluːphoʊl| — an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation

looping |ˈluːpɪŋ| — (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained

loopy |ˈluːpi| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

loose |luːs| — grant freedom to; free from confinement

loosely |ˈluːsli| — in a relaxed manner; not rigid

loosen |ˈluːsn| — make loose or looser

loosen up |ˈluːsən ʌp| — cause to become unblocked

looseness |luːs| — frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

loosening |ˈluːsənɪŋ| — an occurrence of control or strength weakening

loosestrife |ˈluːsˌstraɪf| — any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum

loot |luːt| — goods or money obtained illegally

looter |ˈluːtər| — someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

looting |ˈluːtɪŋ| — plundering during riots or in wartime

lop |lɑːp| — cut off from a whole

lop-eared |ˈlɒp ɪəd| — having bent or drooping ears

lope |loʊp| — a slow pace of running

lopsided |ˌlɑːpˈsaɪdɪd| — having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other

loquacious |ləˈkweɪʃəs| — full of trivial conversation

loquacity |ləˈkwæsəti| — the quality of being wordy and talkative

lord |lɔːrd| — terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

lordliness |ˈlɔːrdlɪnəs| — formality in bearing and appearance

lordly |ˈlɔːrdli| — of or befitting a lord

lordship |ˈlɔːrdʃɪp| — a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge

lore |lɔːr| — knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

lorgnette |lɔːrˈnjet| — eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle

lorikeet |ˈlɔːrəkiːt| — any of various small lories

lorry |ˈlɔːri| — a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides

lory |ˈlɔːri| — small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits

lose |luːz| — fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense

loser |ˈluːzər| — a contestant who loses the contest

loss |lɔːs| — something that is lost

losses |ˈlɒsəz| — something lost (especially money lost at gambling)

lost |lɔːst| — people who are destined to die soon

lot |lɑːt| — (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

lota |ˈloʊtə| — a globular water bottle used in Asia

loth |loʊθ| — unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

Lothario |ləˈθerioʊ| — a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women

lotion |ˈloʊʃn| — any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin

lots |ˈlɑːts| — a large number or amount

lottery |ˈlɑːtəri| — something that is regarded as a chance event

lotto |ˈlɑːtoʊ| — a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards

lotus |ˈloʊtəs| — native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers

lotus-eater |ˈloʊtəs iːtər| — someone indifferent to the busy world

louche |luːʃ| — disreputable and dissolute, somewhat agreeably

loud |laʊd| — tastelessly showy

loud-hailer |laʊd ˈheɪlər| — a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier

loud-voiced  — having an unusually loud voice

loudly |ˈlaʊdli| — with relatively high volume

loudmouth |ˈlaʊdmaʊθ| — a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly

loudness |ˈlaʊdnəs| — the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

loudspeaker |ˌlaʊdˈspiːkər| — electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

lough |lɑːk| — a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland

lounge |laʊndʒ| — an upholstered seat for more than one person

lounger |ˈlaʊndʒər| — someone who wastes time

loupe |ˈluːp| — small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists

lour |ˈlaʊr| — set lower

louse |laʊs| — wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals

louse up |ˈlaʊs ʌp| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin

lousiness |ˈlaʊzinəs| — infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching

lousy |ˈlaʊzi| — very bad

lout |laʊt| — an awkward stupid person

loutish |ˈlaʊtɪʃ| — ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

louver |ˈluːvər| — one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

louvre |ˈluːvər| — an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris

lovable |ˈlʌvəbl| — having characteristics that attract love or affection

love |lʌv| — a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

love-in-a-mist |ˌləvənəˈmist| — tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed

love-in-idleness |ˈlʌvɪnˈaɪdlnɪs| — a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived

love-lies-bleeding |ˈlʌvˌlaɪzˈbliːdɪŋ| — young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal

love-potion |ˈlʌv poʊʃən| — a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

lovebird |ˈlʌvbɜːrd| — small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors

loved |ˈlʌvd| — held dear

Lovelace |ˈləvˌles| — English poet (1618-1857)

loveless |ˈlʌvləs| — without love

loveliness |ˈlʌvlinəs| — the quality of being good looking and attractive

lovelorn |ˈlʌvlɔːrn| — unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

lovely |ˈlʌvli| — a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model

lover |ˈlʌvər| — a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

loveseat  — small sofa that seats two people

lovesick |ˈlʌvsɪk| — languishing because of love

loving |ˈlʌvɪŋ| — feeling or showing love and affection

lovingly |ˈlʌvɪŋli| — with fondness; with love

low |loʊ| — an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

low-cost |ˌloʊ ˈkɔːst| — that you have the financial means for

low-density  — having low relative density or specific gravity

low-down |ˈloʊdaʊn| — slang terms for inside information

low-grade |ɡreɪd| — of inferior quality

low-key |ləʊˈkiː| — restrained in style or quality

low-level |ˌləʊˈlɛv(ə)l| — not intense

low-lying |ˌləʊˈlʌɪɪŋ| — having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level

low-necked |ˈloʊˈnekt| — (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline

low-pitched |loʊ ˈpɪtʃt| — set at a low angle or slant

low-powered |ˈləʊˈpaʊəd| — having little power to do work

low-pressure |ˈloʊˈpreʃər| — not forceful

low-rise |ˌləʊˈrʌɪz| — used of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low

low-spirited |loʊ ˈspɪrɪtɪd| — filled with melancholy and despondency

low-spiritedness |ˈloˈspɪrətədnəs| — a feeling of low spirits

low-tech |ˌləʊˈtɛk| — not involving high technology

lowborn |loʊˈbɔːn| — of humble birth or origins

lowboy |ˈloʊˌbɔɪ| — a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs

lowbred |loʊˈbred| — (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

lowbrow |ˈloʊbraʊ| — a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

lowbrowed |ˈloʊbraʊd| — characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes

lower |ˈloʊər| — the lower of two berths

lower-class  — occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society

lowered |ˈloʊr̩d| — below the surround or below the normal position

lowering |ˈloʊr̩ɪŋ| — the act of causing to become less

lowermost |ˈloʊr̩moʊst| — farthest down

lowland |ˈloʊlənd| — low level country

lowliness |ˈloʊlɪnəs| — the state of being humble and unimportant

lowly |ˈloʊli| — low or inferior in station or quality

loyal |ˈlɔɪəl| — unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

loyalist |ˈlɔɪəlɪst| — a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

loyally |ˈlɔɪəli| — with loyalty; in a loyal manner

loyalty |ˈlɔɪəlti| — the quality of being loyal

lozenge |ˈlɑːzɪndʒ| — a small aromatic or medicated candy