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lectern a desk or stand with a slanted top to hold books, notes, or the like for a standing speaker or reader, as in a classroom or church.
lecture a formal instructional talk given in front of an audience. [4 definitions]
lecturer a person who gives lectures, esp. at a college or university.
LED abbreviation of "light-emitting diode," a semiconductor diode that emits light when electrified, used for displaying readings on electronic watches, calculators, and the like.
led past tense and past participle of lead1.
Leda in Greek mythology, a queen of Sparta to whom Zeus, in the form of a swan, made love.
lede the first sentence or a very brief introduction to a journalistic piece intended to draw in the reader.
lederhosen short leather pants with suspenders worn by men and boys in Bavaria and parts of the Alps.
ledge a narrow, flat, horizontal projection from a vertical surface, esp. from a wall, as at the bottom of a window. [3 definitions]
ledger a book used to record all of the financial transactions of a business, esp. as a final record of accounts.
ledger line a short line placed above or below a musical staff to accommodate notes beyond the range of the staff.
lee the side that faces away from the wind. [3 definitions]
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.