English dictionary


lubber |ˈləbər| — an awkward stupid person

lubberly |ˈlʌbəlɪ| — clumsy and unskilled

lube |ˈluːb| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

lubricant |ˈluːbrɪkənt| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

lubricate |ˈluːbrɪkeɪt| — have lubricating properties

lubricating |ˈluːbrəˌketɪŋ| — Present participle of lubricate.

lubrication |ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃn| — the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant

lubricator |ˈluːbrəˌkeɪtər| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

lubricious |luːˈbrɪʃəs| — having a smooth or slippery quality

lubricity |luːˈbrɪsɪtiː| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

lubricous |ˈluːbrəkəs| — (mycology, biology) slimy to the touch.

luce |ˈluːs| — United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)

lucent |ˈluːsənt| — softly bright or radiant

lucerne |ˈluːsərn| — important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop

lucid |ˈluːsɪd| — (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

lucidity |luːˈsɪdətɪ| — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

lucidness  — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Lucifer |ˈluːsɪfər| — (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

luck |lʌk| — your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

luckily |ˈlʌkɪlɪ| — by good fortune

luckiness  — an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

luckless |ˈlʌkləs| — having or bringing misfortune

lucky |ˈlʌkɪ| — occurring by chance

lucky-dip |ˈlʌkɪdɪp| — A game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.

lucrative |ˈluːkrətɪv| — producing a sizeable profit

lucre |ˈluːkər| — informal terms for money

lucubrate |ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt| — add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

lucubration |ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən| — a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation

Luddites |ˈlʌˌdaɪts| — plural form of Luddite

ludicrous |ˈluːdɪkrəs| — broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

lues |ˈluːiːz| — a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

luff |ləf| — (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

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

Luftwaffe |ˈlʊftˌvɑːfə| — the German airforce

lug |lʌɡ| — ancient Celtic god

luggage |ˈlʌɡɪdʒ| — cases used to carry belongings when traveling

lugger |ˈləɡər| — small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails

lugubrious |ləˈɡuːbrɪəs| — excessively mournful

lugubriousness |ləˈɡuːbrɪəsnəs| — the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

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

lukewarm |ˌluːkˈwɔːrm| — moderately warm

lull |lʌl| — a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

lullaby |ˈlʌləbaɪ| — a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep

lulling |ˈlʌlɪŋ| — Present participle of lull.

lulu |ˈluːˌluː| — a very attractive or seductive looking woman

lumbago |lʌmˈbeɪɡəʊ| — backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc

lumbar |ˈlʌmbər| — of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones

lumber |ˈlʌmbər| — the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

lumber-room |ˈlʌmbərʊm| — storeroom in a house where odds and ends, especially furniture, can be stored

lumber-yard |ˈlʌmbəjɑːd| — A merchant that sells finished wood products used to build objects, such as some furniture and fixtures, as well as construction and repair of complete structures such as houses, buildings, etc. Most lumber yards have evolved into full-service hardware st

lumberer |ˈləmbərər| — One who lumbers, who moves in a heavy and ungainly manner.

lumbering |ˈlʌmbərɪŋ| — the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber

lumberjack |ˈlʌmbərdʒæk| — a person who fells trees

lumberman |ˈlʌmbərˌmæn| — a person who fells trees

lumberyard |ˈlʌmbərjɑːrd| — a workplace where lumber is stocked for sale

lumen |ˈluːmen| — a unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions

luminary |ˈluːmɪnerɪ| — a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

luminescence |ˌluːmɪˈnesns| — light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures

luminescent |ˌluːməˈnesənt| — emitting light not caused by heat

luminosity |ˌluːmɪˈnɑːsətɪ| — the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

luminous |ˈluːmɪnəs| — softly bright or radiant

lummox |ˈləməks| — an awkward stupid person

lummy |ˈlʌmɪ| — Alternative form of lumme.

lump |lʌmp| — a compact mass

lump-sum |ˈˌləmp ˈsəm| — A relatively large single payment of money often paid and received instead of, or in addition to, a sequence of smaller payments.

lumpen |ˈlʌmpən| — mentally sluggish

lumper |ˈləmpər| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

lumping |ˈlʌmpɪŋ| — Present participle of lump.

lumpish |ˈlʌmpɪʃ| — mentally sluggish

lumpy |ˈlʌmpɪ| — like or containing small sticky lumps

lunacy |ˈluːnəsɪ| — obsolete terms for legal insanity

lunar |ˈluːnər| — of or relating to or associated with the moon

lunarian |luːˈneriːən| — An inhabitant of the Moon.

lunary  — 1922, Anonymous, Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg:

lunate |ˈluːneɪt| — resembling the new moon in shape

lunatic |ˈluːnətɪk| — an insane person

lunation |luːˈneɪʃən| — the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

lunch |lʌntʃ| — a midday meal

luncheon |ˈlʌntʃən| — a midday meal

luncheonette |ˌlʌntʃəˈnet| — A small diner or restaurant that serves lunch.

lunchroom |ˈlʌntʃruːm| — a restaurant (in a facility) where lunch can be purchased

lunchtime |ˈlʌntʃtaɪm| — the customary or habitual hour for eating lunch

lunette |luːˈnet| — temporary fortification like a detached bastion

lung |lʌŋ| — either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood

lunge |lʌndʒ| — the act of moving forward suddenly

lunger |ˈləŋər| — someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)

lungi |ˈlʊŋɡiː| — a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma

lungwort |ˈlʌŋwɜːrt| — (botany) Any of various European plants, of the genus Pulmonaria, that were once used to treat respiratory disorders.

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

lupin |ˈluːpɪn| — any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers

lupine |ˈluːˌpaɪn| — any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers

lupus |ˈluːpəs| — any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease

lurch |lɜːrtʃ| — an unsteady uneven gait

lurcher |ˈlɜːrtʃər| — someone waiting in concealment

lure |lʊr| — qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

lured |ˈlʊrd| — simple past tense and past participle of lure

lurid |ˈlʊrɪd| — horrible in fierceness or savagery

lurk |lɜːrk| — lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

lurking |ˈlɜːkɪŋ| — Present participle of lurk.

lurry |ˈlʌrɪ| — To lug or pull about.

luscious |ˈlʌʃəs| — having strong sexual appeal

lusciousness |ˈlʌʃəsnəs| — extreme appetizingness

lush |lʌʃ| — a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

lust |lʌst| — a strong sexual desire

luster |ˈləstər| — a quality that outshines the usual

lustering  — Present participle of luster.

lustful |ˈlʌstfl| — characterized by lust

lustfulness  — a strong sexual desire

lustiness |ˈlʌstɪnɪs| — the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

lustra |ˈləstrə| — plural form of lustrum

lustration |lʌsˈtreɪʃən| — (religion) A rite of purification, especially washing.

lustre |ˈlʌstər| — a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain

lustring |ˈlʌstrɪŋ| — A glossy silk fabric; lutestring.

lustrous |ˈlʌstrəs| — made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

lustrum |ˈləstrəm| — a period of five years

lusty |ˈlʌstɪ| — vigorously passionate

lute |luːt| — a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid

lutecium |lʊˈtiːʃiːəm| — a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; usually occurs in association with yttrium

lutein |ˈluːtɪɪn| — yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks

lutestring |ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ| — (archaic) A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies' dresses and for ribbon.

Lutetian |luːˈtiːtiːən| — (geology, paleontology) A subdivision of the Eocene epoch.

lutetium |luːˈtiːʃɪəm| — a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; usually occurs in association with yttrium

Lutheran |ˈluːθərən| — follower of Lutheranism

luting |ˈluːtɪŋ| — a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid

lux |lʌks| — a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle

luxate |ˈlʌkseɪt| — move out of position

luxation |lʌkˈseɪʃən| — displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ

luxe |lʌks| — elegant and sumptuous

luxuriance |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəns| — the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses

luxuriant |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪənt| — marked by complexity and richness of detail

luxuriantly |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəntlɪ| — in an abundant and luxuriant manner

luxuriate |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪeɪt| — become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

luxurious |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪəs| — displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

luxuriously |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəslɪ| — in an indulgently luxurious manner

luxury |ˈlʌkʃərɪ| — something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

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