l
Pronunciation
  • (letter name) IPA: /ɛl/
  • (phoneme) IPA: /l/
  • (main allophones) IPA: [l], [ɫ], [w]
Letter
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Noun

l

  1. litre, liter
  2. pound (sterling) (from Latin libra)
    • 1837, Joseph Chitty, The Practice of the Law in All Its Principal Departments (page 116)
      And where a barrister, in summing up the items proved before him as arbitrator, misadded them, and thereby by mistake omitted 23l. in favour of the plaintiff, the Court, even at the instance of the barrister, would not allow an amendment, the defendant's counsel objecting.
Interjection
  1. (internet slang) Clipping of lol#English|lol.

L
Pronunciation
  • qual letter IPA: /ɛl/
  • qual phoneme IPA: /l/
  • qual main allophones IPA: [l], [ɫ]
Letter
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
Noun
  1. (sports) The statistic for the number of losses by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf)
  2. Alternative spelling of el
    • 1925 February 21, "Co-operation" (cartoon), The New Yorker, page 2,
      PLEASE! HELP US KEEP THE "L" AND SUBWAY CLEAN
  3. (US, politics) Abbreviation of Libertarian#English|Libertarian.
  4. Abbreviation of Latin#English|Latin.
  5. Abbreviation of lira#English|lira.
  6. Abbreviation of low pressure front#English|front.
  7. Abbreviation of lobby#English|lobby.
  8. Abbreviation of left#English|left.
Adjective
  1. Abbreviation of left#English|left.
  2. (linguistics) low (variety of a language with limited prestige and official acceptance)
    an L variety



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