Definitions of L

  1. a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury ( or approximately 1. 76 pints)
  2. being ten more than forty
  3. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
  4. a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  5. the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
  6. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phoenician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch ( fr. collocare), aubura ( fr. LL. alburnus).
  7. As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language.
  8. An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the main building; a wing.
  9. A short right- angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles.
  10. Having the general shape of the ( capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L- beam.
  11. An elevated road; as, to ride on the L.
  12. is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid.
  13. As a numeral, stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language.
  14. Having the general shape of the ( capital) letter L; as, an beam, or L- beam.
  15. Elevated; - a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad.
  16. 1. Abbreviation for left, left eye. 2. Abbreviation for Latin limes, boundary, limit; used in an equation noting the reaction of toxin and antitoxin.
  17. Denotes the number of doses of toxic bouillon, fatal to a guinea- pig weighing 250 grams, which are necessary, when mixed with one antitoxin unit, to kill the animal within five days, one lethal dose being left uncombined.
  18. Twelfth letter of the alphabet; as a roman numeral fifty.
  19. The twelfth letter in the English alphabet.
  20. Something, as the wing of a house, having or making the form of an L; an ell.
  21. The twelfth letter of the alphabet, usually denominated a semi- vowel, or a liquid, and with only one sound in English, as in like, canal. At the end of monosyllables it is often doubled, as in fall, full, but not after diphthongs and digraphs, as foul, foal, & c. As a numeral it stands for 50; lb. stands for pound weight, and lbs. for pounds.

Usage examples for L

  1. In would and should the - l has a proper place. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Translated by L. L. Weeden. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  3. This comedie was first Acted in the yeere 1598 by the then L. Chamberleyne his servants. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  4. From The Press I found the publisher's name was E. L. Senn. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  5. " The A. F. of L.," he shouted, " is a rotten aristocracy. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  6. Now what d'you suppose they'd think if they opened a letter addressed to Dan Barry and read something like this: 'Dear Dan: You made great play for L. H. None of us is going to forget it. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  7. St. L. We can hardly expect the news from General Reidesel before sunset, I suppose. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  8. L. Upper part of the platysma muscle cut. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  9. L- like to go, Cynthy? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. The frequency of the alternating current which the tube produces depends upon the tuned circuit formed by L and C. Suppose that this frequency is not the same as that to which the receiving antenna is tuned. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  11. Well, in the L part Go on, mother! – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  12. In 1796 the tragedy of L. 's life occurred. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  13. " Oh l" screamed the girls in a chorus. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  14. We took over from 7th S. R. and were again in support to the 7th H. L. I. to begin with. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  15. See W. James, l. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  16. R. L. Stevenson wrote from Davos Platz, in sending me The Black Canyon: Sam sends as a present a work of his own. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  17. C: The l is rubbed. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  18. " I'll have to be going," said " A. L. M." " Sorry I can't be of assistance to you, kid. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  19. L. Hemmingway was declared elected. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch