Lizard's tail Liz"ard's tail` (Botany) A perennial plant of the genus Saururus ( S. cernuus ), growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a lizard's tail; whence the name. Gray.
Llama Lla"ma noun [ Peruv.] (Zoology) A South American ruminant ( Auchenia llama ), allied to the camels, but much smaller and without a hump. It is supposed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco. It was formerly much used as a beast of burden in the Andes.
Llandeilo group Llan·dei"lo group` (Geol.) A series of strata in the lower Silurian formations of Great Britain; -- so named from Llandeilo in Southern Wales. See Chart of Geology .
Llanero Lla·ne"ro noun [ Spanish Amer.] One of the inhabitants of the llanos of South America.
Llano Lla"no noun
; plural Llanos
. [ Spanish , plain even, level. See Plain
.] An extensive plain with or without vegetation.
[ Spanish America]
Lloyd's Lloyd's noun 1. An association of underwriters and others in London, for the collection and diffusion of marine intelligence, the insurance, classification, registration, and certifying of vessels, and the transaction of business of various kinds connected with shipping. 2. A part of the Royal Exchange, in London, appropriated to the use of underwriters and insurance brokers; -- called also Lloyd's Rooms . » The name is derived from Lloyd's Coffee House, in Lombard Street, where there were formerly rooms for the same purpose. The name Lloyd or Lloyd's has been taken by several associations, in different parts of Europe, established for purposes similar to those of the original association. Lloyd's agents , persons employed in various parts of the world, by the association called Lloyd's, to serve its interests. -- Lloyd's list , a publication of the latest news respecting shipping matters, with lists of vessels, etc., made under the direction of Lloyd's. Brande & C. -- Lloyd's register , a register of vessels rated according to their quality, published yearly.
Lo Lo interj. [ Middle English lo , low ; perhaps akin to English look , v.] Look; see; behold; observe. " Lo , here is Christ." Matt. xxiv. 23. " Lo , we turn to the Gentiles." Acts xiii. 46.
Loach Loach (lōch) noun [ Middle English loche , French loche .] (Zoology) Any one of several small, fresh-water, cyprinoid fishes of the genera Cobitis , Nemachilus , and allied genera, having six or more barbules around the mouth. They are found in Europe and Asia. The common European species ( N. barbatulus ) is used as a food fish.
Load Load noun
[ Middle English lode
load, way; properly the same word as lode
, but confused with lade
, v. See Lade
.] 1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load .
He might such a load Gower. 2. The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading. 3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
To town with his ass carry.
" A . . . load
of guilt." Ray.
" Our life's a load
." Dryden. 4. A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters. 5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder. 6. Weight or violence of blows.
[ Obsolete] Milton. 7. (Machinery) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working. Load line
, or Load water line (Nautical)
, the line on the outside of a vessel indicating the depth to which it sinks in the water when loaded. Syn.
-- Burden; lading; weight; cargo. See Burden
Load Load transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Loaded
; present participle & verbal noun Loading
is obsolete, and laden
belongs to lade
.] 1. To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
I strive all in vain to load the cart. Gascoigne.
I have loaden me with many spoils. Shak.
Those honors deep and broad, wherewith Shak. 2. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
Your majesty loads our house.
[ Cant] 3. To magnetize.
[ Obsolete] Prior. Loaded dice
, dice with one side made heavier than the others, so that the number on the opposite side will come up oftenest.
Loader Load"er noun One who, or that which, loads; a mechanical contrivance for loading, as a gun.
Loading Load"ing noun 1. The act of putting a load on or into. 2. A load; cargo; burden. Shak.
Loadmanage, Lodemanage Load"man·age, Lode"man·age noun Pilotage; skill of a pilot or loadsman. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Loadsman, Lodesman Loads"man, Lodes"man noun [ Load , lode + man. See Lode .] A pilot. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Loadstar, Lodestar Load"star`, Lode"star` noun
.] A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar; the cynosure. Chaucer.
" Your eyes are lodestars
The pilot can no loadstar see. Spenser.
Loadstone, Lodestone Load"stone`, Lode"stone noun [ Load , lode + stone .] (Min.) A piece of magnetic iron ore possessing polarity like a magnetic needle. See Magnetite .
Loaf Loaf noun
; plural Loaves
. [ Middle English lof
, Anglo-Saxon hlāf
; akin to German laib
, Old High German hleip
, Icelandic hleifr
, Goth. hlaifs
, Russian khlieb'
, Lithuanian klëpas
. Confer Lady
.] Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake. Bacon. Loaf sugar
, refined sugar that has been formed into a conical loaf in a mold.
Loaf Loaf intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loafed ; present participle & verbal noun Loafing .] [ German laufen to run, Prov. German loofen . See Leap .] To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about. " Loafing vagabonds." W. Black.
Loaf Loaf transitive verb To spend in idleness; -- with away ; as, to loaf time away.
Loafer Loaf"er noun [ German läufer a runner, Prov. German laufer , lofer , from laufen to run. See Leap .] One who loafs; a lazy lounger. Lowell.
Loam Loam noun
[ Anglo-Saxon lām
; akin to Dutch leem
, German lehm
, and English lime
. See 4th Lime
.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
We wash a wall of loam ; we labor in vain. Hooker. 2. (Founding) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings, often without a pattern. Loam mold (Founding)
, a mold made with loam. See Loam , noun , 2.
-- Loam molding
, the process or business of making loam molds. Loam plate
, an iron plate upon which a section of a loam mold rests, or from which it is suspended.
-- Loam work
, loam molding or loam molds.
Loam Loam intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loamed ; present participle & verbal noun Loaming .] To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
Loamy Loam"y adjective Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam. Bacon.
Loan Loan (lōn) noun [ See Lawn .] A loanin. [ Scot.]
[ 1913 Webster]
Loan Loan noun [ Middle English lone , lane , Anglo-Saxon lān , læn , from león to lend; akin to Dutch leen loan, fief, German lehen fief, Icelandic lān , German leihen to lend, Old High German līhan , Icelandic ljī , Goth. leihwan , Latin linquere to leave, Greek lei`pein , Sanskrit ric . √119. Confer Delinquent , Eclipse , Eleven , Ellipse , Lend , License , Relic .] 1. The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services. 2. That which one lends or borrows, esp. a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan . Loan office . (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender . (b) A pawnbroker's shop.
Loan Loan noun t.
[ imperfect & past participle Loaned
; present participle & verbal noun Loaning
.] To lend; -- sometimes with out . Kent.
By way of location or loaning them out. J. Langley (1644).
Loanable Loan"a·ble adjective Such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; -- used mostly in financial business and writings.
Loanin, Loaning Loan"in, Loan"ing noun [ From Scotch loan , English lawn .] An open space between cultivated fields through which cattle are driven, and where the cows are sometimes milked; also, a lane. [ Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
Loanmonger Loan"mon`ger noun A dealer in, or negotiator of, loans.
The millions of the loanmonger . Beaconsfield.
[ Middle English looth
, Anglo-Saxon lāð
hostile, odious; akin to Old Saxon lāð
, German leid
, Icelandic leiðr
, Swedish led
, German leiden
to suffer, Old High German līdan
to suffer, go, confer Anglo-Saxon līðan
to go, Goth. leipan
, and English lead
to guide.] 1. Hateful; odious; disliked.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
Full loth were him to curse for his tithes. Chaucer.
Why, then, though loath , yet must I be content. Shak.
(lō&thlig;) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Loathed
(lō&thlig;d); present participle & verbal noun Loathing
.] [ Anglo-Saxon lāðian
to hate. See Loath
.] 1. To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for.
Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread. Cowley. 2. To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate.
The secret which I loathe . Waller.
She loathes the vital sir. Dryden. Syn.
-- To hate; abhor; detest; abominate. See Hate
Loathe Loathe intransitive verb To feel disgust or nausea. [ Obsolete]
Loather Loath"er noun One who loathes.
Loathful Loath"ful adjective 1. Full of loathing; hating; abhorring.
eyes." Spenser. 2. Causing a feeling of loathing; disgusting.
Above the reach of loathful , sinful lust. Spenser.
Loathing Loath"ing noun Extreme disgust; a feeling of aversion, nausea, abhorrence, or detestation.
The mutual fear and loathing of the hostile races. Macaulay.
Loathingly Loath"ing·ly adverb With loathing.
Loathliness Loath"li·ness noun Loathsomeness. [ Obsolete]
Loathly Loath"ly (lō&thlig;"lȳ) adjective [ Anglo-Saxon lāðlic .] Loathsome. [ Obsolete] " Loathly mouth." Spenser.
(lōth"lȳ) adverb 1. Unwillingly; reluctantly.
This shows that you from nature loathly stray. Donne. 2.
(lō&thlig;"lȳ) So as to cause loathing.
With dust and blood his locks were loathly dight. Fairfax.
Loathness Loath"ness noun Unwillingness; reluctance.
A general silence and loathness to speak. Bacon.
Loathsome Loath"some adjective Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.
The most loathsome and deadly forms of infection. Macaulay.
Loathy Loath"y adjective Loathsome. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Loaves Loaves noun ; plural of Loaf .
Lob Lob noun [ W. llob an unwieldy lump, a dull fellow, a blockhead. Confer Looby , Lubber .] 1. A dull, heavy person. " Country lobs ." Gauden. 2. Something thick and heavy.
Lob Lob transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Lobbed
; present participle & verbal noun Lobbing
.] To let fall heavily or lazily.
And their poor jades Shak. To lob a ball (Lawn Tennis)
Lob down their heads.
, to strike a ball so as to send it up into the air.
Lob Lob transitive verb (Mining) See Cob , transitive verb
Lob Lob noun [ Danish lubbe .] (Zoology) The European pollock.
Lob Lob noun The act of lobbing; specif., an (often gentle) stroke which sends a ball up into the air, as in tennis to avoid a player at the net.
Lobar Lo"bar adjective Of or pertaining to a lobe; characterized by, or like, a lobe or lobes.
Lobate, Lobated Lo"bate, Lo"ba·ted adjective [ See Lobe .] 1. (Botany) Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobate leaf. 2. (Zoology) (a) Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays. (b) Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. (m) under Aves .
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