l

noun, often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈel How to pronounce l (audio) \
plural l's or ls\ ˈelz How to pronounce l (audio) \

Definition of l

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : the 12th letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic l
2 : fifty — see Table of Numbers
3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter l
4 : one designated l especially as the 12th in order or class
5 : something shaped like the letter L specifically : ell entry 2 sense 1

Definition of l (Entry 2 of 4)

1 lady
2 lake
3 lambert
4 land
5 large
6 late
7 left
8 length
9 [Latin libra] pound
10 line
11 liquid
12 lira
13 liter
14 little
15 low

Definition of L (Entry 3 of 4)

1 Lagrangian
2 long
3 loss; losses

l-

prefix

Definition of l- (Entry 4 of 4)

1 \ ˌlē-​(ˌ)vō , ˌel , ˈel \ : levorotatory l-tartaric acid
2 \ ˌel , ˈel \ : having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of levorotatory glyceraldehyde usually printed as a small capital l-fructose

Examples of l in a Sentence

Noun a word that starts with an l a word that starts with l Abbreviation (1) The area of a rectangle is L x W.
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First Known Use of l

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for l

Prefix

International Scientific Vocabulary, from lev-

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Time Traveler for l

Time Traveler

The first known use of l was before the 12th century

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“L.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/l. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for l

l

noun

English Language Learners Definition of l

: the twelfth letter of the English alphabet
: the Roman numeral that means 50

l

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈel How to pronounce l (audio) \
plural l's or ls\ ˈelz \

Kids Definition of l

1 : the twelfth letter of the English alphabet
2 : 50 in Roman numerals

L

abbreviation

Kids Definition of L

1 large
2 left
3 liter

L

abbreviation

Medical Definition of L

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 left
2 levorotatory
3 light
4 liquid
5 liter
6 lumbar used especially with a number from 1 to 5 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord in the lumbar region

L

symbol

Medical Definition of L (Entry 2 of 3)

lithium

l-

prefix

Medical Definition of l- (Entry 3 of 3)

1 \ ˌlē-​(ˌ)vō, ˌel, ˈel \ : levorotatory usually printed in italic l-tartaric acid
2 \ ˌel, ˈel \ : having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of levorotatory glyceraldehyde usually printed as a small capital L-fructose L-tryptophan

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