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league1 an association or compact of nations, groups, or people, formally established to advance a common cause. [4 definitions]
league2 a unit of length equal to about three miles or 4.8 kilometers. [2 definitions]
League of Nations an international federation of nations founded in 1919 to promote world peace and cooperation, formally disbanded in 1946, and superseded by the United Nations.
leaguer a member of a league (often used in combination).
leak an accidental opening or crack through which something, esp. a liquid or gas, can pass out or in. [10 definitions]
leakage the process, act, or an instance of leaking; leak. [2 definitions]
leakproof that will not leak; tightly sealed.
leaky letting gas, water, or odors leak in or out. [2 definitions]
lean1 to bend or incline. [7 definitions]
lean2 of humans and animals, having little extra fat on the body. [5 definitions]
leaning preference or tendency; inclination.
lean over backward to make unusually great efforts, as to ensure fairness or to please someone.
lean-to a crude shelter with one sloping side which also serves as the roof, supported at the high end by trees, posts, or other upright members, and often open on the other ends or sides.
leap to spring into the air, moving straight up or to another position. [6 definitions]
leapfrog a game in which one player kneels or bends at the waist while succeeding players jump over him or her. [3 definitions]
leapt a past tense and past participle of leap.
leap year a year in the Gregorian calendar having 366 days which occurs every four years, the extra day, February 29, making up the quarter day difference between the common year and the astronomical year. [2 definitions]
learn to gain knowledge of through study, experience, or research. [5 definitions]
learnable combined form of learn.
learned well-educated; knowledgeable; scholarly. [3 definitions]
learner's permit A paper that you get from the state that gives you permission to learn to drive. You must have a learner's permit before you get a driver's license.