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Leif Ericsson a Nordic explorer who was the first known European to set foot on mainland North America (b.980?--d.1020?).
leisure freedom from work or other duties or responsibilities that require time and effort; free time.
leisurely unhurried; slow. [2 definitions]
leisure suit a casual suit, worn by men, having a shirtlike jacket and matching pants.
leitmotif a recurrent theme in a musical piece or literary work that is associated with a particular character, thing, or situation.
lek1 the chief monetary unit of Albania, equaling one hundred qintar.
lek2 an area used for courtship displays by male animals, esp. the prairie chicken.
lemming any of various mouselike, short-tailed, arctic rodents, esp. the European species which is noted for mass migrations that periodically result in large numbers drowning at sea.
lemon a small oval citrus fruit with yellow skin and sour juice. [5 definitions]
lemonade sweetened lemon juice diluted with water.
lemon drop a type of small, hard, lemon-flavored candy that is often coated with sugar.
lempira the chief monetary unit of Honduras, equaling one hundred centavos.
lemur any of several small, tree-dwelling, nocturnal mammals that have large, round eyes, a foxlike face, and a long, furry tail, and that are native to Madagascar and nearby islands.
lend to give (something) temporarily on the understanding that it will be returned. [4 definitions]
lendable combined form of lend.
lending library a library that lends out books for use elsewhere, sometimes charging a small fee; circulating library.
lend-lease the material aid, esp. weapons, tools, food, and services, supplied by the United States during World War II to its allies and to certain other countries whose defense was considered vital to U.S. national security.
length extent of linear distance. [6 definitions]
lengthen to make or become longer.
lengthwise in the direction of the longer or longest dimension.
lengthy tediously long in duration, as a speech. [2 definitions]