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lion a large, very strong mammal with short tan fur. Male lions have a mane of longer hair around the neck and head. Lions live in parts of Africa and Asia. They are carnivores and are closely related to tigers, leopards, and other big cats that roar.
lioness a female lion.
lip either of the upper or lower edges of flesh that circle the mouth and are used in speech. [3 definitions]
lip-read to understand by looking at a speaker's lips instead of by hearing the words.
lipstick a cosmetic for coloring the lips. It usually comes in stick form inside a tube.
liquid in a form that flows easily and is neither a solid nor a gas. [2 definitions]
liquor a type of strong alcoholic drink.
lira the main unit of money of Italy, San Marino, and Vatican City.
Lisbon the capital city of Portugal.
lisp a speech problem in which "s" is pronounced like the "th" sound in "thick" and "z" is pronounced like the "th" sound in "this." [2 definitions]
list1 a series of names, numbers, or things placed one after another in a written form. [2 definitions]
list2 a leaning to one side, as of a boat or ship; tilt. [2 definitions]
listen to try to hear. [2 definitions]
listener one who listens.
lit1 a past tense and past participle of light1.
liter the basic unit of capacity of the metric system, equal to 1.056 liquid quarts or 0.908 dry quarts. (abbreviated: l)
literacy the state of being able to read or write.
literally word for word. [2 definitions]
literary having to do with literature or those who write or read literature. [2 definitions]
literate able to read and write. [2 definitions]
literature writings that have lasting value. Literature includes stories, poems, plays, and essays. [2 definitions]