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lumberman a person who buys and sells lumber; lumber dealer. [2 definitions]
lumberyard a place where lumber is stacked and offered for sale.
lumbricalis one of four small muscles in the palm of the hand that are connected by tendons to each of the fingers. [2 definitions]
lumbricoid resembling an earthworm. [2 definitions]
lumen a unit of measure of the flow of light, equal to the flow from a light source of one-candle strength, measured on a unit surface at a unit distance. (abbr.: lm) [2 definitions]
luminance the state or quality of emitting or reflecting light. [2 definitions]
luminary a body that radiates or reflects light, such as the sun or moon. [3 definitions]
luminesce to emit light at a fairly cold temperature; be or become luminescent.
luminescence the production of light not caused directly by heat, as by chemical reaction. (Cf. incandescence.) [2 definitions]
luminescent of or characterized by luminescence.
luminiferous producing or transmitting light.
luminosity the state of being luminous. [2 definitions]
luminous giving off light; glowing. [3 definitions]
lummox (informal) someone who is especially clumsy, slow, and unintelligent.
lump a mass or pile, esp. a small one. [7 definitions]
lumpen designating uprooted and disenfranchised people who have come to be regarded as the lowest in their social class.
lumpish resembling or having the characteristics of a lump. [3 definitions]
lump sum a sum of money, esp. a total amount, that is paid at one time rather than in installments.
lumpy full of or covered with lumps. [2 definitions]
lumpy jaw see "actinomycosis."
Luna in Roman mythology, the goddess of the moon; Selene.