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libra2 a former gold coin of Peru.
librarian a person trained to work in a library, or who maintains a particular collection of books.
library a place where books, periodicals, films, records, and other materials are housed for access and study, and from which they may be borrowed. [2 definitions]
Library of Congress the national library of the United States, originally established by Congress for its members' use, but now serving the public and registering national and international copyright information.
library science the study of library organization, operation, services, and management.
librettist a person who has written or writes librettos.
libretto the text of an opera, oratorio, or the like.
Libreville the seaport capital of Gabon.
Librium trademark for a drug, chlordiazepoxide, used as a tranquilizer.
Libya a North African country between Egypt and Tunisia.
lice pl. of louse.
license formal permission from an authority; official permit. [5 definitions]
licensee one to whom a license is given or issued.
license plate a metal tag or plate displayed on a motor vehicle and bearing a registration number that qualifies the vehicle as legal to drive on public highways and roads.
licentiate a person who has been granted a license to practice a specified profession. [3 definitions]
licentious not within the bounds of morality or propriety, esp. with regard to sexual conduct; immoral; lewd.
lichee a variant of litchi.
lichen any of various organisms resulting from the symbiotic association of a photosynthetic alga with a fungus, giving rise to a usu. greenish or reddish undifferentiated mass with a scaly, crustlike, or branching form. [2 definitions]
licit allowed or permitted by law; lawful.
lick to pass the tongue over or along the surface of. [11 definitions]
lickety-split (informal) with great rapidity.