Browse Dictionary by Letter

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
leech any of various primarily aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous worms, one species of which was formerly used medicinally to bleed patients. [4 definitions]
leek a plant related to the onion that has broad green leaves and a fleshy, white, cylindrical bulb.
leer to give a sideways or nasty look or smile suggestive of malicious or sexual thoughts. [2 definitions]
leery suspicious or mistrustful; wary (usu. fol. by "of").
lees the sediment that settles at the bottom of a liquid, esp. a fermented liquid such as wine; dregs.
leeward located on, moving toward, or directed toward the side that does not face the wind; downwind. [3 definitions]
leeway additional time, space, or freedom to pursue, accomplish, or decide something. [2 definitions]
left1 of, located on, or pertaining to the side of the human body where the heart is located or to the side of any other thing in the same relative position. [6 definitions]
left2 past tense and past participle of leave1.
Left Bank a section of Paris on the south bank of the river Seine, associated with artists, writers, and the like.
left field in baseball, the section of the outfield that is to the left of center field when viewed from home plate. [2 definitions]
left fielder in baseball, the player who is stationed in left field and whose primary function is to defend that territory.
left-hand on, toward, or pertaining to the left. [2 definitions]
left-handed using the left hand with greater ease or agility than the right. [5 definitions]
left-hander a person who favors use of the left hand; left-handed person.
leftist a member or supporter of the political Left. [2 definitions]
leftover a remainder or unused portion, esp. of food left uneaten after a meal. [2 definitions]
leftward to or toward the left. [2 definitions]
left wing a faction of a political party or other group that advocates liberal reform or radical, revolutionary change, esp. in the social, political, or economic order. (Cf. right wing.)
lefty (informal) a left-handed person. [2 definitions]
leg one of the limbs that support and transport the animal or human body. [4 definitions]