Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3


  • 1(giving position or direction) left:

    ‘l to r: Gordon, Anthony, and Mark’
  • 2(chiefly in horse racing) length(s):

    ‘distances 5 l, 3 l’
  • 3"l."(in textual references) line:

    ‘l. 648’
  • 4Chemistry

  • 5Litre(s).

  • 6"l."archaic Pound(s):

    ‘a salary of 4l. a week’

  • (in mathematical formulae) length.

Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3


(also l)


  • 1The twelfth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1 Denoting the next after K in a set of items, categories, etc.
  • 2"L"A shape like that of a capital L:

    [in combination] ‘an L-shaped building’
  • 3The Roman numeral for 50.

Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3


  • 1(in tables of sports results) games lost.

  • 2Chemistry

  • 3"L."Lake, Loch, or Lough (chiefly on maps):

    ‘L. Ontario’
  • 4Large (as a clothes size).

  • 5British (on a motor vehicle) learner driver.

  • 6"L."Linnaeus (as the source of names of animal and plant species):

    ‘Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio machaon (L., 1758)’
  • 7Lire:

    ‘the San Paolo deal should raise around L1,500bn’
  • 8Luxembourg (international vehicle registration).

  • 1Chemistry
    Avogadro's constant.

  • 2Physics