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Noun l has 4 senses

Adjective l has 1 sense


  •  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 Phœnician, 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).  [1913 Webster]
    " At the end of monosyllables containing a single vowel, it is often doubled, as in fall, full, bell; but not after digraphs, as in foul, fool, prowl, growl, foal. In English words, the terminating syllable le is unaccented, the e is silent, and l is preceded by a voice glide, as in able, eagle, pronounced ā"b'l, . See Guide to Pronunciation, "  [1913 Webster]
  •  As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language.  [1913 Webster]
    "For 50 the Romans used the Chalcidian chi, "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  Elevated; -- a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


l, n. (also l) (pl. Ls or L's)
1 the twelfth letter of the alphabet.
2 (as a Roman numeral) 50.
3 a thing shaped like an L, esp. a joint connecting two pipes at right angles.

l, abbr. (also L.)
1 Lake.
2 Brit. learner driver (cf. L-PLATE).
3 Liberal.
4 Licentiate.
5 Biol. Linnaeus.
6 Lire.

l, abbr. (also l.)
1 left.
2 line.
3 litre(s).
4 length.
5 archaic pound(s) (money).



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