LEISURE – adjectives
– OTIANT † inactive, indolent, doing nothing, at leisure, at ease …1845
leisure – nouns
– DODGE odd moments, spare time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EASEDOM comfort, leisure, relief from anxiety, pain, etc. …1832 Sc.
– EEM † leisure …1846 Eng. dial.
– ODD TIME leisure, spare moments; a time by chance …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OFF free time …1960s S. Afr. sl.
– TOOM † vacant or unoccupied time; time free or sufficient for doing something, leisure; a space or interval of time, a while …1297
– VACANCE †* leisure, relaxation …1609
leisure – person
– COUCH POTATO someone who spends leisure time as passively as possible, esp. watching TV or videos, eats junk food, and takes little or no exercise …1979 sl., orig. US
– GILDED YOUTH a wealthy young man of fashion and of much leisure …Bk1920
leisure – verbs
– EEM to spare time, to find an opportunity; to have leisure; to succeed in doing a thing …1674 Eng. dial.
– HAVE A DAY FOR A KING, A to have a day off, esp. in wet or foggy weather …1947 NZ sl.
– LOOK SPARE to have nothing to do; to be at leisure …Amer. World War I sl.
– VAKE † of persons: to be free, to have time or leisure for engaging in some occupation; to be occupied or busy …1456 Sc.
LEISURELINESS – nouns
– LEISURENESS * leisureliness …1742
– LEISUREFUL having abundant leisure; leisurely …c1449
– SAUNTERSOME slow, leisurely, unhurried …1912 Sc.
– TIME-TAKING that takes time, leisurely, slow …1838
– TOOMSOME †* leisurely, free from haste, unhurried …a1400
leisurely – adverbs
– ADVISEDLY † with full or calm consideration; deliberately, leisurely …1483
– LEISURABLY * leisurely, without haste …a1540
– TOOMLY in a leisurely way; somewhat slowly; without haste …c1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
leisurely – verbs
– TAKE ONE’S TEXAS TIME to do something in a leisurely fashion …1985 Amer. dial.
LEMONADE – nouns
– LEMONADO † lemonade …c1640
LEMUR – nouns
– HALF-APE a lemur …1883
LEND – verbs
– BRACE to lend money …1966 Amer. dial.
– FENERATE † to put money to usury; to lend money at interest …1623
– HAVE to give, to lend …1966 Amer. dial.
– JAWBONE to trust; to lend …Amer. World War I sl.
– LEND THE LOAN OF to lend …1911 Amer. dial.
– SHY to lend money at extortionate rates of interest …20C sl.
– SHYLOCK to engage in usurious loan practices; to lend money at extortionate rates of interest …20C sl.
LENDER – person
– BANKER * a person who lends money to the poor through a charitable establishment …1646 hist.
– LENEND † a lender, a usurer …a1000
LENDING – nouns
– LENT † the act of lending; loan …a1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
LENGTH – adjectives
– QUINCUPEDAL †* having the measure of five feet …Bk1658
– TRIPEDANEOUS †* having a length of three feet …1656
length – adverbs
– ALONG-STRAIGHT lying at full length …1893 Eng. dial.
length – nouns
– BANDLE an Irish measure of two feet in length …1623
– DECEMPEDAL † ten feet in length …1656
– FAR-LENGTH distance, furthest length …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FATHOM 1. the length covered by the outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence, a definite measure of 6 feet …a800
† 2. three feet in length …1692-1708
– HANDFUL † a lineal measure of four inches …c1450
– LENGTHWAY † the direction of the length of something …1691
– LONGITY †* length …1664
– QUINCUPEDAL †* a measure or rule of five foot long …Bk1656
– SIDENESS † length …c1375
– SIDTH * length; depth …1855 Eng. dial.
LENGTHEN – verbs
– LENG † to lengthen, to prolong; to delay …a1000
– LENGTH † to lengthen, to prolong …a1300
– PROROGUE † to prolong, to lengthen, to extend in time or duration; to cause to last longer; to continue, to protract …1425
LENGTHENED – nouns
– LENGTHENMENT * the fact of being lengthened …1814
LENGTHWISE – adverbs
– ALONGST lengthwise …1660 Eng. dial.
– ENLANGWYSE lengthwise …Bk1900 Sc.
– LANGLINS lengthwise …1768 Sc.
LENGTHY – adjectives
– LONGSOME † long, lengthy, tediously long, wearisome by its length; long-lasting …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial
LENIENCE, LENIENCY – nouns
– FAVOUR † lenity, mildness, mitigation of punishment; an instance of this, a lenient act …c1460
– FAVOURABLENESS † kindliness, leniency …1545
LENIENT – adjectives
– CLEMENTIOUS † mild and humane in the exercise of power or authority; merciful, lenient, kindly towards those in one’s power …1632
– LENITIVE † of persons, their dispositions, etc.: displaying lenience, gentle, lenient …1620
lenient – verbs
– PULL ONE’S PUNCHES to put less than one’s full force into delivering blows; fig. to use less force than one is capable of exerting; to be gentle or lenient, esp. in criticism or punishment
– TAKE IT EASY to treat leniently …1950s sl.
LENIENTLY – adverbs
– REMISSIVELY † leniently, laxly …1537
LENT – adjectives
– LENTEN † pert. to Lent …c1020
Lent – nouns
– FASTENS-EVE the of or day before the fast of Lent; Shrove-Tuesday …1375 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– FASTENS-TUESDAY the of or day before the fast of Lent; Shrove-Tuesday …1585 Eng. dial.
– LENTEN † Lent …a1023
– LENTEN STUFF † provisions suitable for Lent …a1548
– OPEN-TIDE † the time out of Lent when no fast is imposed …c1440
– OPEN TIME † the time out of Lent when no fast is imposed …a1529
– OPE-TIDE † the time out of Lent when no fast is imposed …1597
Lent – person
– LENTEN MAN an observer of Lent …1698 nonce word
– QUADRAGESIMARIAN †* an observer of Lent …1655
LENTIL – nouns
– LENT † lentils …1382
LEOPARD – adjectives
– LEOPARDINE †* characteristic of a leopard …1641
– PARDINE * pert. to a leopard or panther …1859
leopard – nouns
– CATAMOUNT † a panther or leopard …1664
– CATAMOUNTAIN the leopard or panther …1432-50
– KENNEL a pack or troop of animals, as wolves, leopards, and lions …1641
– LEAP † an alleged name for a company of leopards …1486
– LEOPARDLING * a young leopard …1861
– LIBBARD the leopard …a1300
– PARD a panther or leopard …a1300 arch. or poetic
– PARDAL † the panther or leopard …1553
– PARDALE † the panther or leopard …1553
– SPOTTED TIGER † the leopard …1784
LEOTARD – nouns
– ALTOGETHERS * a set of tights for the whole body; a leotard …1913
LEPER – nouns
– LAZAR-COTE † a hut or lodge for the reception of lazars …1470-85
– LAZARET a house for the reception of the diseased poor, esp. lepers; a hospital …1611
– LAZARETTO a house for the reception of the diseased poor, esp. lepers; a hospital …1549
– LAZAR-HOUSE a house for lazars or diseased persons, esp. lepers …1530
– LAZARUS-CLAPPER † a clapper or rattle with which a leper gave notice of his approach …1593
– LAZARUS-HOUSE † a house for lepers …1560
– LEPROSY * a leper-house …1834
– MALADERIE † a hospital, esp. for lepers …1461 obs. exc. Hist.
leper – person
– LAZAR a poor and diseased person, usually one afflicted with a loathsome disease, esp. a leper …1340 arch.
– LAZARUS * a leper; a beggar …1508
– LEPRESS † a female leper …1541
– LEPROUS † a leper …c1250
– MEAZLE † a leper; a filthy creature …1746 Eng. dial.
LEPROSY, LEPROUS – adjectives
– LAZAR affected with a loathsome disease, esp. leprosy; leprous …1483
– LAZARLY † lazar-like, diseased …1612-15
– LAZAROUS † leprous …1536
– LEPERED † affected with leprosy …1598
– LEPERY †* leprous …1558-68
– LEPROSED † made leprous …1550
– LEPROSIED * tainted with leprosy …1709
– LEPROUSED † made leprous …1550
– MEAZLE † leprous …1882 Sc.
– UNDERGORE † in a state of leprous eruption …1802 Sc.
leprosy, leprous – nouns
– LAZAROUSNESS † leprosy …1648-60
– LAZARY † leprosy …1502
– LEPROSITY † leprous quality or condition, leprosy …1555
– LEPER † leprosy …c1250
– LEPERHEAD † leprosy …1398
– LEPERHOOD † leprosy …1493
– LEPRY † leprosy …1430-40
– LIPPER † leprosy …c1250
leprosy, leprous – person
– LEPROLOGIST * a medical expert in leprous diseases …1900
leprosy, leprous – verbs
– BELEPER † to afflict with leprosy …c1623
LESBIAN (also see HOMOSEXUAL) – adjectives
– BUTCH of female homosexuals: masculine in appearance or behaviour; virile, tough …1941 sl.
– BUTCHY suggesting a lesbian …1956 Amer. sl.
– DIKEY, DYKEY (chiefly derogatory & offensive) resembling a lesbian …1956 colloq.
– FUNNY of a man: homosexual, effeminate; of a woman: lesbian …1930s sl.
– MANTEE of a lesbian: very masculine in appearance or behaviour; given to taking the active role in copulation …1936 Amer. homosexual sl.
– PACKING of a lesbian: wearing a strap-on dildo, usually under one’s clothes, or wearing other padding in the genital area to look as if one has a penis …1990s US gay sl.
– SIL(L) infatuated ; thus of a lesbian: involved in an affair …1930s sl.
lesbian – nouns
– PUSSY-BUMPING lesbian activity …20C sl.
– SAPPHISM ‘unnatural sexual relations between women’; homosexuality between women …1890
– TALKING having a relationship with another woman while in prison …1970s lesbian euphemism
lesbian – person
– AMAZON a masculine lesbian …1990s US Black sl.
– AMY-JOHN a lesbian, esp. one who plays the dominant role …M20 Amer. sl.
– APACHE a lesbian …1930s sl.
– BABY BUTCH a young, boyish lesbian …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– BABY DYKE a young, inexperienced lesbian …1979 US homosexual sl.
– BATTLE-CRUISER a lesbian who makes pickups in the street; an aggressive, mannish lesbian …1972 US sl.
– B.D. a masculine lesbian; usually an unpleasant, excessively man-hating one …1935 US sl.
– B.F. in a lesbian couple: the ‘male’ (Boy Friend) …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– BEAN FLICKER a lesbian …1997 UK sl.
– BIG DIESEL any homosexual woman …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– BIG DIESEL DYKE any homosexual woman …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– BILL a generic term for a masculine male homosexual or a mannish lesbian …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– BITCH a submissive lesbian …1989 homosexual sl.
– BLUFF a female homosexual who can alternate between active/passive roles …1950s sl.
– BULLDAGGER (derogatory) a lesbian with masculine tendencies …1938 US sl., chiefly Black
– BULL-DIKE, BULL-DYKE (derogatory) a lesbian with masculine tendencies …1925 sl.
– BULL-DIKER, BULL-DYKER (derogatory) a lesbian with masculine tendencies …1925 sl.
– BUTCH a lesbian with masculine tendencies …1954 sl., orig. US
– BUTCH-BROAD a mannish aggressive lesbian; usually used contemptuously …1966 US sl.
– CAMPER a young boyish lesbian …1960s US homosexual sl.
– CARPET CHEWER a lesbian …1985 Amer. sl.
– CARPET-LICKER a lesbian …1980s sl., orig. US college
– CARPET-MUNCHER a lesbian …1980s sl., orig. US college
– COOKIE a lesbian who takes a passive role in homosexual activity …1978 Amer. sl.
– COOSE, COOZE a lesbian …1965 US homosexual sl.
– COOSIE, COOZEY, COOZIE, COOZY a lesbian …1960s sl.
– CUNT-LAPPER a lesbian …20C sl.
– DABBLER a suburban housewife giving lesbianism a try …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– DADDY the woman who plays the active, masculine role in a lesbian relationship …1940s US sl.
– DAGGER a lesbian who is butch…1967 US Black sl.
– DANDISETTE a lesbian …1960s US sl.
– DANDIZETTE a lesbian …1960s US sl.
– DANDYSETTE a female homosexual; a lesbian …E19 Brit. sl.
– DARL a lesbian …2000s NZ sl.
– DIESEL a lesbian with aggressive masculine tendencies …1958 sl., orig. US
– DIESEL DYKE a lesbian with aggressive masculine tendencies …1958 sl., orig. US
– DIKE, DYKE (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian; a lesbian with masculine tendencies …1931 sl.
– DIKEY a lesbian, or a virago …E20 US sl.
– DUFF a feminine lesbian …M20 US homosexual sl.
– FAIRY LADY a lesbian who takes a passive role in sex …1940s Amer. sl.
– FANNY NOSHER a lesbian …1990s sl.
– FEMME a lesbian who adopts a passive, feminine role …1957 sl.
– FLUFF a lesbian with female traits …20C US homosexual usage
– FLUZZ DYKE a passive lesbian; a feminine male homosexual …M20 US homosexual sl.
– GAL-BOY the female partner in a homosexual relationship …Bk2002 criminals’ sl.
– GAL OFFICER a lesbian …1940s US Black sl.
– GAY a lesbian …1993 US homosexual sl.
– GAYCHICK a lesbian …1988 US homosexual sl.
– GAY GIRL a lesbian …1962 US sl.
– GAY KID a lesbian …1993 sl.
– GAY WOMAN a lesbian …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– GIRL a lesbian …1995 US homosexual sl.
– GIRLFRIEND 1. a term of address between lesbians, not necessarily in relationship …1980s sl.
2. any friend, irrespective of gender or sexuality; a lesbian …1998 US homosexual sl.
– GIRL KISSER any homosexual woman …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– GLAMOUR BUTCH a masculine lesbian or homosexual who wears formal clothes …1998 US homosexual sl.
– GLB a Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual …1992
– GLBT a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered person …2004
– GOLD-STAR LESBIAN a lesbian who has never had sex with a man and intends that she never will …2004 UK sl.
– HARD DADDY a lesbian ‘husband’ who sets up housekeeping with another woman …1965 homosexual sl.
– HARD DRESSER an aggressive, mannish lesbian …1967 US sl.
– HASBIAN (chiefly derogatory & offensive) a woman who previously identified as a lesbian, esp. one who now identifies as heterosexual …1989
– HAWK a lesbian who picks women up in the street …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– HE-SHE (usually derogatory and offensive) a person regarded as having both male and female attributes; a hermaphrodite, transvestite, or transsexual; later, esp., a male-to-female transgender or transsexual person; a lesbian who adopts a traditionally masculine identity or appearance …a1661
– HIGH FEMME a very feminine lesbian …1998 US homosexual sl.
– HILLYBIN a lesbian …1973 NZ sl.
– HOMECHICKEN a male or female homosexual …1980s US college sl.
– JASPER a lesbian …M20 US sl.
– LACE-CURTAIN LESBIAN a lesbian whose mannerisms and affectations do not suggest her sexual preference …1969 US sl.
– LADY-LOVER a lesbian; usually used contemptuously …1921 US sl.
– LEMON a lesbian …1980s Aust. sl.
– LES, LEZ, LEZZ (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1929 sl.
– LESBIE (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1940 sl.
– LESBINE a lesbian …M20 US sl.
– LESBO (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1940 sl.
– LESBYTERIAN a jocular nickname for a lesbian …M20 US homosexual sl.
– LESIE, LESSIE, LEZZY (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1929 sl.
– LESLIE a lesbian …E20 Aust. sl.
– LESO, LEZO, LEZZO (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1945 Aust. sl.
– LIZZIE (chiefly derogatory) a lesbian …1949 sl.
– LOVER UNDER THE LAP a lesbian …20C Aust. sl.
– LUG a woman who takes lesbian lovers in college and then reverts to heterosexuality after graduation from college (Lesbian Until Graduation) …1993 US sl.
– LUPPIES Lesbian Urban Professionals, lesbian yuppies …1990s US homosexual sl.
– MAMA 1. a feminine lesbian …1940s sl.
2. a masculine lesbian …1980s sl.
– MANATEE a masculine lesbian …1960s US homosexual sl.
– MANNY a lesbian …1970s US homosexual sl.
– MANTEE a masculine lesbian …1930s sl.
– MASON a lesbian assuming a masculine role …1940s US homosexual sl.
– MINTEE, MINTIE, MINTY a masculine lesbian …1940s US homosexual sl.
– MOFFIE a lesbian …2011 S. Afr. sl.
– MOLLY DIKE, MOLLY DYKE a lesbian …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– MOM a passive partner in a lesbian relationship; also, a lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance and behaviour …1957 homosexual sl.
– MOMMY – lesbian who plays the female role in a homosexual relationship …1966 homosexual sl.
– MOPHRODITE later, a homosexual man or woman, esp. one overtly manifesting features or attributes regarded as characteristic of the opposite sex; a transvestite …a1726 colloq.
– MORPHADIKE a morphodite; a hermaphrodite; a person having both male and female sex characteristics; later, a homosexual man or woman, esp. one overtly manifesting features or attributes regarded as characteristic of the opposite sex; a transvestite …1962 colloq.
– MORPHODITE orig. a hermaphrodite; a person having both male and female sex characteristics; later, a homosexual man or woman, esp. one overtly manifesting features or attributes regarded as characteristic of the opposite sex; a transvestite …a1726 colloq.
– MORPHYDYKE a morphodite; orig. a hermaphrodite; a person having both male and female sex characteristics; later, a homosexual man or woman, esp. one overtly manifesting features or attributes regarded as characteristic of the opposite sex; a transvestite …1896 colloq.
– MUFFER a lesbian, a woman who performs cunnilingus …1960s US sl.
– NELLY a lesbian …M20 US sl.
– OLD TOM 1. a lesbian …1960s US sl.
2. an old lesbian …1970s US homosexual sl.
– PALONE-OMEE a lesbian …2002 UK sl.
– PANCAKE a masculine lesbian who permits herself to take the passive role …1950s US homosexual sl.
– PAPA a masculine lesbian …1940s US sl.
– POPPA a fellow lesbian …1970s US homosexual sl.
– POPPER a fellow lesbian …1970s US homosexual sl.
– POT any homosexual woman …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– QUEAN a lesbian …c1970 homosexual sl.
– QUEEN a lesbian …1960s US Black sl.
– QUEER (usually derogatory) a homosexual man or lesbian …1914 US sl.
– RALEIGH BIKE a lesbian …1950s rhyming sl. for ‘dyke’
– RUFFLE the passive partner in a lesbian sexual relationship …M20 US homosexual sl.
– RUG-MUNCHER a lesbian …1980s sl., orig. US college
– SAFO a lesbian …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– SAPPHIC a female homosexual …1963 euphemism
– SAPPHIST a female homosexual …1902
– SAPPHITE a lesbian …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– SAPPHO a lesbian …M18 sl.
– SATURDAY NIGHT BUTCH a lesbian who dressed up as a ‘butch’ at the weekend …1950s US homosexual usage
– SKOOCHIE (derogatory) a lesbian …1990s US Black & campus sl.
– SLUT-PUPPY (derogatory) a lesbian …1992 US sl.
– TOM a lesbian …L19 UK society & US homosexual sl.
– TOP SERGEANT a masculine lesbian …1940s homosexual sl.
– U-HAUL a lesbian who falls in love at first sight and moves in right away with a new lover …1990s US homosexual sl.
– VAGITARIAN a lesbian …1998 US homosexual sl.
– VAN DYKE 1. a lesbian with a trace of a moustache on her upper lip …1960s US homosexual sl.
2. a lesbian truck driver …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– VEGETABLE any homosexual woman …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– VELCRO a lesbian …2000 UK sl.
– VILLAGE BIKE a lesbian …1950s rhyming sl. for ‘dyke’
– WOLF an aggressive or masculine lesbian …M20 US sl.
– WOMAN-LOVER a lesbian …1930s sl.
– ZAMI a lesbian …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– ZAMIE a lesbian …1996 W. Indies sl.
– ZAMIE GIRL a lesbian …1996 W. Indies sl.
lesbian – person, other
– SAPPHO DADDY-O a heterosexual man who socializes extensively with lesbians …1999 US homosexual sl.
lesbian – verbs
– HIT THE SHEETS to be passive to the overtures of another woman …1970s US lesbian sl.
– LADY-LOVE to engage in lesbian activity …1934 US sl.
– MACK of lesbians: to act in a masculine manner …1960s US gay sl.
– MACK IT among lesbians: to comport oneself in a strongly masculine or aggressive manner …1966 Amer. sl.
LESS – adjectives
– ADMINUTIVE †* characterized by diminution; tending to grow less …1656
– SHY having less of something than is desired, required or necessary …1895 US sl.
– UNDER PAR less than average, or less than projected …1767 UK
less – nouns
– LESSNESS * the quality of being less; inferiority, baseness …1635
LESSEE – person
– TAKER one who takes a lease of a farm, a mine, etc.; a lessee or tenant …1778
– TAXMAN a tack’s-man; one who holds a tack or lease of land, a water-mill, coal-mines, fishers, tithes, customs, or anything farmed or leased; a lessee; esp. in the Highlands, a middleman who leases directly from the proprietor of the estate a large piece of land which he sublets in small farms; a tenant of a higher class …1533 Sc.
LESSEN – verbs
– BASE † to lessen in amount or value, to depreciate …1581
– DEBATE † to abate; to beat down, to bring down, to lower, to reduce, to lessen, to diminish …c1450
– DEQUANTITATE †* to diminish the quantity or amount of; to lessen …1646
– DIMINUTE * to lessen; to belittle, to disparage, to put down, to degrade, to humiliate …1575
- DISQUANTITY to lessen in quantity, to diminish …1605
– FAIK to abate, to diminish, to lessen; to deduct …1445 Sc.
– FAINT †* to make less, to diminish …1599
– FALK to abate, to diminish, to lessen; to deduct …1445 Sc.
– IMMINISH † to become less; to decrease …a1400
– INLESS †* to make less, to diminish …1515
– KEEL † to make less violent, eager, or ardent; to assuage, to mitigate, to lessen …c1175
– LESS 1. † to become less, to decrease …a1225
2. † to make less, to lessen, to diminish …a1300
– MINIFY to reduce in actual size or importance; to make less, to lessen …1830
– MINORATE † to lessen, to diminish, to depreciate …1534
– MINUATE †* to make less, to diminish, to reduce …1657
– PAIR † to make worse; to lessen …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SCARCEN to render scarce; to lessen the number …1884 N. Ireland
– TAKE DOWN to reduce in circumstances; to lessen; to make bankrupt …Bk1905 Sc.
– TAKE OFF to abate, to grow less, to decrease …1776
– THIN to lessen in numbers, to diminish …1791 Sc.
– WANZE † to decrease, to grow less; of the moon: to wane …c1200
– WELK † to become less, to diminish, to shrink …1390
LESSENED – adjectives
– DIMINUTE † diminished, lessened; abated; incomplete, defective, imperfect …c1475
- IMMINUTE † diminished, lessened …a1681
LESSENING – adjectives
– DECRESCENT decreasing, growing gradually less …1811
lessening – nouns
– BATEMENT reduction, lessening, diminution …1677 arch.
– DECREMENT the fact of decreasing or growing gradually less; decrease, diminution, lessening, waste, loss …1621
– IMMINUTION † diminution, lessening, decrease …1590
– LESSING † lessening, diminution; abatement …c1340
– RABATE †* diminution; lessening, drawing in …1589
– RABBATE †* diminution; lessening, drawing in …1589
LESSON – nouns
– LEAR instruction, learning; in early use, a piece of instruction, a lesson …a1400-50 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– LEARNING † a lesson, instruction …1362
– LECTION † a lesson to be learnt …1621
– LECTURE the act of reading aloud; also, that which is read, a lection or lesson …1526 arch.
LEST – adverbs
– ADREAD † for fear, lest …1501 Sc.
– ADREID † for fear, lest …1501 Sc.
lest – conjunctions
– AFEAR † for fear, lest …1552 obs. exc. Sc.
– ALASSEN lest …1851 Eng. dial.
– ANTERS lest, in case that …1788 Eng. dial.
– ANTHERS lest, in case that …1788 Eng. dial.
– AUNTERS lest, in case that …1788 Eng. dial.
– ENAMMOUS lest …1680 Eng. dial.
– ENEMMIS lest …1680 Eng. dial.
– HAPPEN in case, lest, perchance …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LESSEN lest, for fear that …1899 Amer. dial.
– NEMIS lest, for fear that …1790 Eng. dial.
– REED lest, in case, for fear that …1768 Sc.
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