lapping

  1. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

    Synonyms : imbrication, overlapping
    Type Of : covering

leaping

  1. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

    Synonyms : bounce, bound, leap, saltation, spring
    Type Of : jump, jumping

livestock

  1. any animals kept for use or profit

    Synonyms : farm animal, stock
    Type Of : eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal

lawyer

  1. a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

    Synonyms : attorney
    Type Of : professional, professional person

looking

  1. appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms

    Synonyms : sounding
    Examples :
    • left their clothes dirty looking
    • a most disagreeable looking character
    • angry-looking
    • liquid-looking
    • severe-looking policemen on noble horses
  2. the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

    Synonyms : look, looking at
    Type Of : perception, sensing
    Examples :
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  3. the act of searching visually

    Synonyms : looking for
    Type Of : hunt, hunting, search

lapses

  1. a mistake resulting from inattention

    Synonyms : oversight
    Type Of : mistake, fault, error
  2. pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms : pass, sink
    Type Of : move
  3. pass by

    Synonyms : elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
    Type Of : pass on, move on, march on, go on, advance, progress
    Examples :
    • three years elapsed
  4. go back to bad behavior

    Synonyms : fall back, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress
    Type Of : revert, turn back, regress, retrovert, return
  5. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

    Synonyms : backslide
    Type Of : slip, drop away, drop off, fall away
  6. a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms : backsliding, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting
    Type Of : failure
  7. a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

    Type Of : suspension, intermission, interruption, pause, break
    Examples :
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters
  8. end, at least for a long time

    Type Of : stop, finish, cease, terminate, end
    Examples :
    • The correspondence lapsed
  9. let slip

    Type Of : waive, forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard
    Examples :
    • He lapsed his membership

leisurely

  1. not hurried or forced

    Synonyms : easy, easygoing
    Examples :
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
  2. in an unhurried way or at one's convenience

    Synonyms : at leisure
    Examples :
    • he traveled leisurely

later

  1. coming at a subsequent time or stage

    Synonyms : posterior, ulterior
  2. at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

    Synonyms : late
    Examples :
    • a later symptom of the disease
    • later medical science could have saved the child
  3. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    Synonyms : after, afterward, afterwards, later on, subsequently
    Examples :
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
  4. at some eventual time in the future

    Synonyms : by and by
    Examples :
    • I'll see you later

layer

  1. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth

    Synonyms : level, stratum
    Type Of : place
    Examples :
    • a simile has at least two layers of meaning
  2. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

    Synonyms : bed
    Type Of : artefact, artifact
  3. a hen that lays eggs

    Type Of : biddy, hen
  4. a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

    Type Of : region, part
  5. make or form a layer

    Type Of : work, mould, forge, form, shape, mold
    Examples :
    • layer the different colored sands
  6. thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells

    Type Of : bodily structure, anatomical structure, body structure, structure, complex body part

le

  1. a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)

    Synonyms : lupus erythematosus
    Type Of : autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder, lupus