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lawn2 a fine, sheer, woven fabric, usu. of cotton or linen.
lawn bowling a game played on a smooth lawn, in which the players roll wooden balls as close as possible to a smaller target ball.
lawn mower a machine with a rotary blade that cuts the grass of a lawn.
lawn tennis tennis when played on a grass court.
lawrencium a synthetic radioactive chemical element that has 103 protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Lw)
lawsuit a case prosecuted in a court of law.
law-woman a female officer of the law, such as a marshal, sheriff, or constable.
lawyer one whose profession is to advise clients about legal matters and conduct lawsuits in court; attorney.
lawyering the practice of law, or the profession of being a lawyer (sometimes used disparagingly).
lax not rigorous, strict, or careful; loose; lenient. [3 definitions]
laxative a substance used medicinally to relieve constipation. [2 definitions]
laxity the state or quality of being careless or slack; looseness.
lay1 to place, put, or spread (something long or flat) over a surface. [16 definitions]
lay2 of the laity, as distinguished from the clergy. [2 definitions]
lay3 past tense of lie2.
lay analyst a psychoanalyst who has no medical degree.
layaway a system of payment in which a deposit is made to reserve desired goods then paid off over time in installments until the goods are paid in full and received. [2 definitions]
layaway plan a method of purchasing in which a buyer makes a down payment on an item but does not take possession of it until the entire price has been paid, usu. in subsequent regular installments.
lay claim to to declare one's right to or ownership of.
lay day any of several days allowed for loading or unloading a ship without extra charge.
layer a thickness of something that is spread over a surface. [5 definitions]