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litmus test a procedure in which litmus paper is dipped into a solution to determine whether it is an acid or a base. [2 definitions]
litotes in rhetoric, an understatement, esp. one expressed by a negation of an affirmative, as in "not the worst book I ever read".
Litt. D. abbreviation of "litterarum doctor" (Latin); Doctor of Letters, or Doctor of Literature.
litter a disorderly scatter of objects, esp. waste materials. [11 definitions]
littérateur a writer of literature or a literary person.
litterbug someone who scatters waste paper or other refuse on streets, roadsides, public grounds, or the like.
little small in size. [10 definitions]
Little Bear the constellation Ursa Minor.
little by little in small amounts; gradually.
Little Dipper the constellation Ursa Minor.
little finger the finger farthest from the thumb; pinkie.
Little League in the United States, a baseball league for players at or under the age of twelve.
Little Rock the capital of Arkansas.
little slam in bridge, the winning of twelve of the thirteen tricks of a deal. (Cf. grand slam.)
little theater a small theater, producing experimental and usu. amateur drama. [2 definitions]
littoral of or relating to a shore, as of a lake, sea, or ocean. [2 definitions]
liturgical of, relating to, or constituting formal public worship or liturgy. [2 definitions]
liturgy a form of worship for a public church service, usu. including prayers, scripture, songs, and the like. [2 definitions]
livable suitable or acceptable for living in or with; habitable; comfortable. [2 definitions]
live1 to have life or to remain alive; exist in an active state. [10 definitions]
live2 being alive; possessing life. [6 definitions]