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l    : ['ɛl]
L \L\ ([e^]l), n.
1. An extension at right angles to the length of a main
building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the
letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower,
or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the
main building; a wing. [Written also {ell}.]
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2. (Mech.) A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in
connecting two pipes at right angles. [Written also
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L \L\ ([e^]l) n.
1. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a
vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or
liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the
Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the
Ph[oe]nician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian.
Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as
in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr.
LL. alburnus).
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Note: At the end of monosyllables containing a single vowel,
it is often doubled, as in fall, full, bell; but not
after digraphs, as in foul, fool, prowl, growl, foal.
In English words, the terminating syllable le is
unaccented, the e is silent, and l is preceded by a
voice glide, as in able, eagle, pronounced [=a]"b'l,
[=e]"g'l. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]241.
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2. As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the
Latin language.
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For 50 the Romans used the Chalcidian chi, ?, which
assumed the less difficult lapidary type, ?, and was
then easily assimilated to L. --I. Taylor
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L \L\, a.
1. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an
L beam, or L-beam.
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2. Elevated; -- a symbol for {el.} as an abbreviation of
elevated in elevated road or railroad. -- n. An elevated
road; as, to ride on the L. [Colloq., U. S.]
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adj 1: being ten more than forty [synonym: {fifty}, {50}, {l}]
n 1: a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume
of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions;
now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75
pints) [synonym: {liter}, {litre}, {l}, {cubic decimeter},
{cubic decimetre}]
2: the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five [synonym:
{fifty}, {50}, {L}]
3: a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a
perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen
per square centimeter [synonym: {lambert}, {L}]
4: the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet [synonym: {L}, {l}]

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "L":
R, Sexagesima, acting area, addition, angle, annex, apex, apron,
apron stage, backstage, band shell, bandstand, bend, bifurcation,
bight, board, boxcar, boxcars, branch, bridge, cable railway, cant,
chevron, cog railway, coin, corner, coulisse, crank, crook,
crotchet, deflection, dock, dogleg, dozen, dressing room,
duodecimo, eighty, el, elbow, electric railway, elevated,
elevated railway, eleven, ell, embankment, extension, feeder,
feeder line, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, flies, fly floor,
fly gallery, forestage, fork, fortnight, forty, four and twenty,
fourscore, fourscore and ten, fourteen, furcation,
gravity-operated railway, greenroom, grid, gridiron,
half a hundred, hook, horse railway, inflection, junction, knee,
light railroad, lightboard, line, long dozen, main line, metro,
monorail, ninety, nonagenarian, nook, octogenarian, orchestra,
orchestra pit, performing area, pit, point, proscenium,
proscenium stage, quindecennial, quindecim, quindecima, quindene,
quoin, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line,
railroad, railway, roadbed, roadway, score, septuagenarian,
seventy, sexagenarian, sexagenary, sexagesimo-quarto, shell,
sidetrack, siding, sixteen, sixteenmo, sixty, sixty-four,
sixty-fourmo, stage, stage left, stage right, street railway,
streetcar line, subway, swerve, switchback, switchboard, teens,
terminal, terminus, the boards, thirteen, thirty-two, thirty-twomo,
threescore, threescore and ten, track, tram, tramline, trestle,
trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, twelve, twelvemo,
twenty, twenty-five, twenty-four, twenty-fourmo, two dozen,
two weeks, twoscore, underground, veer, vertex, wing, wings, zag,
zig, zigzag

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