lazes

  1. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    Synonyms : idle, slug, stagnate

latter

  1. referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)

    Antonyms : former
    Examples :
    • in the latter case
  2. the second of two or the second mentioned of two

    Antonyms : former
    Type Of : second
    Examples :
    • Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today

lupus

  1. any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease

    Type Of : skin disease, skin disorder, disease of the skin
  2. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

leonine

  1. of or characteristic of or resembling a lion

laudatory

  1. full of or giving praise

    Synonyms : praiseful, praising
    Examples :
    • a laudatory remark

lilt

  1. a jaunty rhythm in music

    Synonyms : swing
    Type Of : rhythmicity
  2. articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

    Type Of : articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

lengthening

  1. the act of prolonging something

    Synonyms : perpetuation, prolongation, protraction
    Type Of : continuance, continuation

lot

  1. an unofficial association of people or groups

    Synonyms : band, circle, set
    Type Of : social group
    Examples :
    • they were an angry lot
  2. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

    Synonyms : draw
    Type Of : object, physical object
    Examples :
    • they drew lots for it
  3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
    Examples :
    • a lot of money
  4. any collection in its entirety

    Synonyms : bunch, caboodle
    Type Of : collection, aggregation, assemblage, accumulation
  5. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

    Synonyms : circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, luck, portion
    Type Of : condition
    Examples :
    • has a happy lot
  6. administer or bestow, as in small portions

    Synonyms : administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, mete out, parcel out, shell out
    Type Of : give
  7. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

    Type Of : piece of ground, tract, piece of land, parcel, parcel of land
    Examples :
    • he bought a lot on the lake
  8. divide into lots, as of land, for example

    Type Of : split up, carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split
  9. (Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction

lead

  1. be in charge of

    Synonyms : head
    Type Of : direct
  2. the introductory section of a story

    Synonyms : lead-in, lede
    Type Of : subdivision, section
    Examples :
    • it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter
  3. take somebody somewhere

    Synonyms : conduct, direct, guide, take
    Examples :
    • We lead him to our chief
  4. produce as a result or residue

    Synonyms : leave, result
    Type Of : give rise, produce, bring about
  5. be conducive to

    Synonyms : conduce, contribute
    Type Of : promote, boost, encourage, further, advance
    Examples :
    • The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing
  6. lead, as in the performance of a composition

    Synonyms : conduct, direct
    Type Of : execute, perform, do
  7. a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

    Synonyms : booster cable, jumper cable, jumper lead
    Type Of : wire, jumper, conducting wire
    Examples :
    • it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads
  8. a news story of major importance

    Synonyms : lead story
    Type Of : newspaper article, news article, news story
  9. travel in front of; go in advance of others

    Synonyms : head
    Type Of : precede
  10. lead, extend, or afford access

    Synonyms : go
    Type Of : be
  11. move ahead (of others) in time or space

    Synonyms : precede
    Type Of : locomote, travel, go, move
  12. preside over

    Synonyms : chair, moderate
    Type Of : discuss, talk over, hash out
  13. a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

    Synonyms : atomic number 82, pb
    Type Of : metallic element, metal
    Examples :
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers
  14. cause something to pass or lead somewhere

    Synonyms : run
    Type Of : make pass, pass
  15. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    Synonyms : extend, go, pass, run
    Type Of : be
  16. be ahead of others; be the first

    Synonyms : top
  17. an actor who plays a principal role

    Synonyms : principal, star
    Type Of : histrion, player, thespian, actor, role player
  18. evidence pointing to a possible solution

    Synonyms : track, trail
    Type Of : grounds, evidence
    Examples :
    • the police are following a promising lead
  19. thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    Synonyms : leading
    Type Of : strip, slip
  20. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

    Synonyms : leash, tether
    Type Of : constraint, restraint
  21. the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

    Synonyms : spark advance
    Type Of : timing
  22. an indication of potential opportunity

    Synonyms : confidential information, hint, steer, tip, wind
    Type Of : counsel, guidance, counselling, direction, counseling
    Examples :
    • a good lead for a job
  23. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

    Synonyms : pencil lead
    Type Of : black lead, plumbago, graphite
  24. an advantage held by a competitor in a race

    Type Of : vantage, advantage
    Examples :
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  25. a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

    Type Of : leadership, leading
    Examples :
    • he takes the lead in any group
    • we were just waiting for someone to take the lead
    • they didn't follow our lead
  26. (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

    Type Of : position, place
    Examples :
    • he took a long lead off first
  27. cause to undertake a certain action

    Type Of : cause, have, get, stimulate, induce, make
  28. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

    Antonyms : deficit
    Type Of : score
  29. tend to or result in

    Type Of : leave, result
    Examples :
    • This remark lead to further arguments among the guests
  30. the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

    Type Of : angle
  31. the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

    Type Of : turn, play
    Examples :
    • the lead was in the dummy

lexicographical

  1. of or relating to lexicography

    Synonyms : lexicographic