Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3

l1

  • 1(giving position or direction) left.

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

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

    ‘l. 648’
  • 4Chemistry
    Liquid.

  • 5Liter(s)

  • 6archaic Pound(s)

    ‘a salary of 4l. a week’

  • (in mathematical formulas) length.

Pronunciation:

l

/el/

Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3

L2

(also l)

noun

  • 1The twelfth letter of the alphabet.

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

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

Pronunciation:

L

/el/

Main definitions of l in English

: l1L2L3

L3

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

  • 2Chemistry
    Levorotatory.

    ‘L-tryptophan’
  • 3Lake, Loch, or Lough (chiefly on maps)

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

  • 5Latin.

  • 6Liberal.

  • 7Linnaeus (as the source of names of animal and plant species)

    ‘Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio machaon (L., 1758)’
  • 8Lire.

  • 1Chemistry
    Avogadro's number.

  • 2Physics
    Inductance.

Pronunciation:

L

/el/