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lattice a flat framework made with strips of wood or other material. The strips cross each other and have open spaces in between. A lattice is often used as a screen on a porch or in a garden.
Latvia a country of eastern Europe bordered by the Baltic Sea, Russia, Estonia, and Lithuania. The capital of Latvia is Riga.
laugh to express happiness, amusement, ridicule, or other feelings, by making sounds with the mouth and changing the face to an expression like a smile. [3 definitions]
laughable causing laughter or ridicule.
laughter the act or sound of laughing.
launch1 to send into the air with great force. [5 definitions]
launch2 a large open boat with a motor for power.
launch pad the platform or base from which a rocket or missile is launched.
launder to wash, or wash and iron.
laundrette a British word for a place where you can pay to use washing machines and clothes dryers. "Laundrette" has the same meaning as "laundry" and "Laundromat."
Laundromat (trademark) a place where people pay to use washing machines and clothes dryers.
laundry clothing, sheets, and other things that are cleaned by washing or that are washed and ironed. [2 definitions]
laundry room a room in a home or institution where clothes and linens are washed and usually dried.
laurel an evergreen tree or shrub that has large, shiny leaves and yellow flowers. [3 definitions]
lava hot, melted rock that erupts from a volcano. [2 definitions]
lavatory a room with sinks and toilets. [2 definitions]
lavender a plant of the mint family with pale purple flowers. [3 definitions]
laverock a primarily Scottish word for "lark," a kind of songbird with a long hind claw and a musical song.
lavish generous in using or spending. [3 definitions]
law the set of rules that people in a society must follow. [5 definitions]
lawful allowed by law; legal.