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laboratory a place used for scientific experiments. [2 definitions]
Labor Day a holiday in the United States and Canada to honor the labor of working people. Labor Day is the first Monday in September.
labor union a group of workers that help and protect each other's interests. Labor unions ask employers to improve wages and working conditions.
labour a spelling of labor used in Canada and Britain. See labor for more information.
Labrador a very large peninsula in eastern Canada that contains portions of the province of Quebec and the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.
lace a fabric made of fine threads that has holes in it as part of the design. [3 definitions]
lack the condition of being without. [2 definitions]
lacquer a liquid used on wood or metal to protect and make it shiny. [2 definitions]
lacrosse a game played on a field. The players use sticks with a net on one end to carry the ball and throw it into the other team's goal.
lad a boy or young man.
ladder a pair of side pieces joined with horizontal bars called rungs, used for climbing.
laden filled with a great weight.
ladle a spoon with a long handle and a deep bowl used for serving liquids such as soup or punch. [2 definitions]
lady a polite word for a woman or girl. [3 definitions]
ladybird the British word for a small, round beetle that is red or orange with black spots. Ladybird has the same meaning as ladybug.
ladybug a small, round beetle that is red or orange with black spots. Ladybugs eat aphids and other insects that are harmful to plants.
lag to fall behind an expected pace. [4 definitions]
lagoon a shallow body of salt water by the sea. A lagoon is separated from the sea by sandbars, coral reefs, or islands. [2 definitions]
laid past tense and past participle of lay1.
lain past participle of lie2.
lair a wild animal's shelter; den.