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leverage the type of action that a lever has. [5 definitions]
leveraged buyout the takeover of a corporation by a group of investors using borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the corporation being acquired.
leveret any hare that is under one year old.
Levi according to the Old Testament, the son of Jacob and Leah from whom one of the twelve tribes of Israel is descended. [2 definitions]
leviable combined form of levy.
leviathan a Biblical sea monster. [3 definitions]
Levi's trademark for close-fitting trousers usu. of denim or corduroy.
levitate to rise and float, apparently without hindrance from the force of gravity. [2 definitions]
Levite according to the Old Testament, a member of the tribe of Levi.
Levitical of or pertaining to the Levites. [2 definitions]
Leviticus the third book of the Old Testament, which contains laws and instructions for religious worship.
levity a lack of seriousness; light, humorous, or foolish behavior or attitude.
levorotation rotation or turning of the plane of polarization of light to the left.
levorotatory turning to the left. (Cf. dextrorotatory.) [2 definitions]
levulose a simple sugar found in honey and certain fruits; fructose.
levy the collection or conscription of money, property, or troops by a government or other authority. [4 definitions]
lewd characterized by vulgarity or offensively explicit sexual references; bawdy. [2 definitions]
lewis an iron device made of several parts that fit into a dovetailed recess of a heavy stone for the purpose of lifting it.
Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis (b.1774--d.1809) and William Clark (b.1770--d.1838), U.S. leaders of an expedition to explore the uncharted American West, from Missouri to Oregon, from 1804 to 1807.
lewisite a highly toxic, odorless compound that causes severe blistering, used in chemical warfare.
lex (Latin) law.