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Luddite any of a group of British laborers who between 1811 and 1816 destroyed industrial machinery in the belief that its use produced unemployment.
lude (slang) a methaqualone pill.
ludicrous worthy of mockery; laughable and ridiculous.
Ludwig van Beethoven German composer of European classical music (b.1770--d.1827).
luff the act of sailing into the wind. [5 definitions]
lug1 to move with a great effort, esp. by pulling or lifting. [2 definitions]
lug2 an earlike projection used to support or hold something, such as a machine. [2 definitions]
luge a tobogganlike racing sled on which the rider lies face up. [2 definitions]
Luger trademark for an automatic pistol manufactured in Germany.
luggage suitcases or other containers for transporting personal possessions on trips; baggage.
lugger a small boat having two or three masts rigged with lugsails.
lugsail a four-sided sail lacking a boom, the upper edge of which is supported by a yard that crosses the mast obliquely.
lugubrious sad or mournful, esp. in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
lugworm any of a group of segmented, burrowing, marine worms with tufted gills, often used as fishing bait.
Luigi Galvani an Italian physiologist and physicist (b.1737?--d.1798).
Luke an early Christian disciple who accompanied Paul on his missionary journeys and who is regarded as the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament. [2 definitions]
lukewarm only slightly warm; tepid. [2 definitions]
lull to calm, soothe, or cause to sleep, as by sounds, movements, or the like. [4 definitions]
lullaby a song sung esp. to put a child to sleep. [2 definitions]
lulu (slang) an remarkable person, thing, or idea.
lumbago a persistent backache in the lower back, esp. in the small of the back.