Name Report For First Name LEA:

LEA

First name LEA's origins are Hawaiian,Spanish and English. LEA means "mythological goddess of canoe builders" (Hawaiian) "derived from hebrew leah who was jacob's first wife" (Spanish) and "meadow" in English. You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with LEA below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of lea.(Brown names are of the same origin (Hawaiian,Spanish,English) with LEA and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with LEA - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming LEA

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES LEA AS A WHOLE:

ghleanna airlea anticlea penthesilea pleasure maylea amalea sooleawa ileana ceileachan cleary coigleach coilleach coinleain cuilean gilleasbuig uilleam meleager napolean gillean aaleahya aileana aleaha arleana ashleah cailleach darleane eleadora eleanora emmaleaha galea holea ileanna jaeleah kailea kaleah kaylea leah leala lealia leana leandra leann leanna leanne maleah sileas souleah aenedleah aescleah ailean ardaleah bartleah bentleah bercleah blaecleah bocleah bradleah braleah brocleah bromleah burhleag byreleah cailean cleavon cranleah crosleah daileass dunleah eferleah faerrleah fearnleah gilleabart glaleanna graegleah hagaleah hagalean hareleah healleah heanleah heathleah hwaeteleah langleah lea-que leachlainn leaman lean leander leandre leandro leane lear leary leathan leathlobhair linleah maclean maeleachlainn mannleah oxnaleah pennleah raedleah raleah ruhleah scandleah smetheleah stocleah suileabhan suthleah thurleah tunleah wacleah waefreleah weardleah webbeleah westleah wethrleah wicleah wodeleah eleazar leamhnach leannan gleann airleas pennlea leal hrypanleah harelea graeglea fearnlea cyneleah aenedlea pelleas azalea eleanor scelfleah cyneburhleah leanian leax slean cleantha hrychleah meleagant pellean taithleach kalea

NAMES RHYMING WITH LEA (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (ea) - Names That Ends with ea:

dorothea aurea chelsea dorotea aeaea alethea althaea amalthea antea astraea cytherea eidothea ennea gaea galatea leucothea medea metea orea panthea penthea philothea rhea thaddea thea timothea alamea kamea floarea andrea mircea alesea aletea alexandrea alurea alyshea annathea anndreea audrea bernadea bethea boadicea bodiccea bodicea boudicea brea clodovea deandrea dukinea dulcinea erea janea kealsea kelsea kolleea lashea leondrea linnea maitea mathea mattea matthea nacumbea orquidea shawnasea trinitea cumhea gildea o'shea shea costea tea dea ricwea kea marea matea nicea lydea astrea anthea althea elethea edrea nerea enea hosea

NAMES RHYMING WITH LEA (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (le) - Names That Begins with le:

leb lebna lecia leda lee leeann leeanne leela leeland leena leeroy leesa legarre legaya legget leia leianna leicester leigb leigh leigh-ann leighanne leighton leiko leil leila leilah leilana leilani leilanie leilany leiloni leira leisha leith leitha leitis leksi lela leland lele lelia lema leman lemuel lemuela len lena lenae lenard lenci lendall lendell lenee leng lenmana lenn lennard lennell lennie lenno lennon lennox lenny lenora lenore lenuta leo leoc leocadie leod leoda leodegan leodegrance leodegraunce leof leola leoma leon leona leonard leonarda leonardo leonce leonda leondra leone leonel leonela leonelle leonides leonie leonor leonora leonore leontina leontyne leop leopold leopolda

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH LEA:

First Names which starts with 'l' and ends with 'a':

labreshia lacina lacramioara lada laetitia lahela laila laina lajila lakeisha lakesha lakeshia lakiesha lakisha lakishia lakya lala lalia lalima lama lamba lamia lampetia lana lanaia landa landra landrada lanna lansa laodamia laqueta laquisha lara lareina larena laria larina larissa larunda latasha lateefa lateisha latesha latia laticia latisha latoya laura laurana laurena laurencia laurentia lauretta laurinda laurita lavena laverna lavernia lavina lavinia layla leopoldina leota leppa lera leta letha lethia letitia letizia letya leucothia leunta levia levina levyna lewanna lexandra lexina leya leyla leza lia liana lianna licia lidia liealia ligia liisa lila lilia liliana lilianna lilliana lillyana lilyanna lina linda

English Words Rhyming LEA

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES LEA AS A WHOLE:

achilleanadjective (a.) Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.

aculeateadjective (a.) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.
 adjective (a.) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
 adjective (a.) Severe or stinging; incisive.

aculeatedadjective (a.) Having a sharp point; armed with prickles; prickly; aculeate.

aleatoryadjective (a.) Depending on some uncertain contingency; as, an aleatory contract.

azaleanoun (n.) A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.

balearicadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the isles of Majorca, Minorca, Ivica, etc., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Valencia.

beleagueringnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beleaguer

beleaguerernoun (n.) One who beleaguers.

binuclearadjective (a.) Alt. of Binucleate

binucleateadjective (a.) Having two nuclei; as, binucleate cells.

bleanoun (n.) The part of a tree which lies immediately under the bark; the alburnum or sapwood.

bleaberrynoun (n.) See Blaeberry.

bleachingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bleach
 noun (n.) The act or process of whitening, by removing color or stains; esp. the process of whitening fabrics by chemical agents.

bleachadjective (a.) To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains, from; to blanch; to whiten.
 verb (v. i.) To grow white or lose color; to whiten.

bleachedadjective (a.) Whitened; make white.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Bleach

bleachernoun (n.) One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten, by bleaching.

bleacherynoun (n.) A place or an establishment where bleaching is done.

bleakadjective (a.) Without color; pale; pallid.
 adjective (a.) Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
 adjective (a.) Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.
 adjective (a.) A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay.

bleakyadjective (a.) Bleak.

blearingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blear

blearedadjective (a.) Dimmed, as by a watery humor; affected with rheum.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Blear

bleareyenoun (n.) A disease of the eyelids, consisting in chronic inflammation of the margins, with a gummy secretion of sebaceous matter.

bleareyednessnoun (n.) The state of being blear-eyed.

blearyadjective (a.) Somewhat blear.

bleatingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bleat
 noun (n.) The cry of, or as of, a sheep.
 adjective (a.) Crying as a sheep does.

bleatnoun (n.) A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.
 verb (v. i.) To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf.

bleaternoun (n.) One who bleats; a sheep.

broadleafnoun (n.) A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; -- sometimes called the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.

ceruleanadjective (a.) Sky-colored; blue; azure.

cleadingnoun (n.) A jacket or outer covering of wood, etc., to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder. etc., of a steam engine.
 noun (n.) The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.

cleaningnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clean
 noun (n.) The act of making clean.
 noun (n.) The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc.

cleanadjective (a.) To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
 superlative (superl.) Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
 superlative (superl.) Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
 superlative (superl.) Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
 superlative (superl.) Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
 superlative (superl.) Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
 superlative (superl.) Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
 superlative (superl.) Free from ceremonial defilement.
 superlative (superl.) Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
 superlative (superl.) Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
 adverb (adv.) Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
 adverb (adv.) Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.

cleanernoun (n.) One who, or that which, cleans.

cleanlinessnoun (n.) State of being cleanly; neatness of person or dress.

cleannessnoun (n.) The state or quality of being clean.
 noun (n.) Purity of life or language; freedom from licentious courses.

cleansableadjective (a.) Capable of being cleansed.

cleansingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cleanse

cleansernoun (n.) One who, or that which, cleanses; a detergent.

clearnoun (n.) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls; as, a room ten feet square in the clear.
 superlative (superl.) Free from opaqueness; transparent; bright; light; luminous; unclouded.
 superlative (superl.) Free from ambiguity or indistinctness; lucid; perspicuous; plain; evident; manifest; indubitable.
 superlative (superl.) Able to perceive clearly; keen; acute; penetrating; discriminating; as, a clear intellect; a clear head.
 superlative (superl.) Not clouded with passion; serene; cheerful.
 superlative (superl.) Easily or distinctly heard; audible; canorous.
 superlative (superl.) Without mixture; entirely pure; as, clear sand.
 superlative (superl.) Without defect or blemish, such as freckles or knots; as, a clear complexion; clear lumber.
 superlative (superl.) Free from guilt or stain; unblemished.
 superlative (superl.) Without diminution; in full; net; as, clear profit.
 superlative (superl.) Free from impediment or obstruction; unobstructed; as, a clear view; to keep clear of debt.
 superlative (superl.) Free from embarrassment; detention, etc.
 adverb (adv.) In a clear manner; plainly.
 adverb (adv.) Without limitation; wholly; quite; entirely; as, to cut a piece clear off.
 verb (v. t.) To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
 verb (v. t.) To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
 verb (v. t.) To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
 verb (v. t.) To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
 verb (v. t.) To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one's self from debt; -- often used with of, off, away, or out.
 verb (v. t.) To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; -- often used with from before the thing imputed.
 verb (v. t.) To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
 verb (v. t.) To gain without deduction; to net.
 verb (v. i.) To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
 verb (v. i.) To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free.
 verb (v. i.) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
 verb (v. i.) To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.

clearingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clear
 noun (n.) The act or process of making clear.
 noun (n.) A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.
 noun (n.) A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts.
 noun (n.) The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.

clearagenoun (n.) The act of removing anything; clearance.

clearancenoun (n.) The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.
 noun (n.) A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.
 noun (n.) Clear or net profit.
 noun (n.) The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.

clearednessnoun (n.) The quality of being cleared.

clearernoun (n.) One who, or that which, clears.
 noun (n.) A tool of which the hemp for lines and twines, used by sailmakers, is finished.

clearnessnoun (n.) The quality or state of being clear.

clearstrachingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clearstarch

clearstarchernoun (n.) One who clearstarches.

clearstorynoun (n.) Alt. of Clerestory

clearwingnoun (n.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Aegeriadae, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH LEA (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 2 Letters (ea) - English Words That Ends with ea:


ailuroideanoun (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats, civets, and hyenas.

alcyonaceanoun (n. pl.) A group of soft-bodied Alcyonaria, of which Alcyonium is the type. See Illust. under Alcyonaria.

allantoideanoun (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which the embryo develops an allantois. It includes reptiles, birds, and mammals.

althaeanoun (n.) Alt. of Althea

altheanoun (n.) A genus of plants of the Mallow family. It includes the officinal marsh mallow, and the garden hollyhocks.
 noun (n.) An ornamental shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus) of the Mallow family.

amenorrhoeanoun (n.) Retention or suppression of the menstrual discharge.

ammonitoideanoun (n. pl.) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite.

amoebeanoun (n. pl.) That division of the Rhizopoda which includes the amoeba and similar forms.

anallantoideanoun (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which no allantois is developed. It includes amphibians, fishes, and lower forms.

anthropoideanoun (n. pl.) The suborder of primates which includes the monkeys, apes, and man.

apereanoun (n.) The wild Guinea pig of Brazil (Cavia aperea).

apnoeanoun (n.) Partial privation or suspension of breath; suffocation.

arachnoideanoun (n. pl.) Same as Arachnida.

araneoideanoun (n. pl.) See Araneina.

arctoideanoun (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, that includes the bears, weasels, etc.

areanoun (n.) Any plane surface, as of the floor of a room or church, or of the ground within an inclosure; an open space in a building.
 noun (n.) The inclosed space on which a building stands.
 noun (n.) The sunken space or court, giving ingress and affording light to the basement of a building.
 noun (n.) An extent of surface; a tract of the earth's surface; a region; as, vast uncultivated areas.
 noun (n.) The superficial contents of any figure; the surface included within any given lines; superficial extent; as, the area of a square or a triangle.
 noun (n.) A spot or small marked space; as, the germinative area.
 noun (n.) Extent; scope; range; as, a wide area of thought.

ascidioideanoun (n. pl.) A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species. The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The integument is usually leathery in texture. See Illustration in Appendix.

asiphoneanoun (n. pl.) Alt. of Asiphonida

asterioideanoun (n. pl.) Alt. of Asteridea

asterideanoun (n. pl.) A class of Echinodermata including the true starfishes. The rays vary in number and always have ambulacral grooves below. The body is star-shaped or pentagonal.

balaenoideanoun (n.) A division of the Cetacea, including the right whale and all other whales having the mouth fringed with baleen. See Baleen.

bdelloideanoun (n. pl.) The order of Annulata which includes the leeches. See Hirudinea.

blastoideanoun (n. pl.) One of the divisions of Crinoidea found fossil in paleozoic rocks; pentremites. They are so named on account of their budlike form.

blennorrheanoun (n.) An inordinate secretion and discharge of mucus.
 noun (n.) Gonorrhea.

boheanoun (n.) Bohea tea, an inferior kind of black tea. See under Tea.

bougainvillaeanoun (n.) A genus of plants of the order Nyctoginaceae, from tropical South America, having the flowers surrounded by large bracts.

bracteanoun (n.) A bract.

baratheanoun (n.) A soft fabric with a kind of basket weave and a diapered pattern.

castaneanoun (n.) A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.

centaureanoun (n.) A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles and including the cornflower or bluebottle (Centaurea Cyanus) and the star thistle (C. Calcitrapa).

cestoideanoun (n. pl.) A class of parasitic worms (Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See Tapeworm.

cetaceanoun (n. pl.) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders:

chondroganoideanoun (n.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons; -- so called on account of their cartilaginous skeleton.

choreanoun (n.) St. Vitus's dance; a disease attended with convulsive twitchings and other involuntary movements of the muscles or limbs.

cobaeanoun (n.) A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. C. scandens is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers.

cochleanoun (n.) An appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals. See Ear.

corneanoun (n.) The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye.

cowpeanoun (n.) The seed of one or more leguminous plants of the genus Dolichos; also, the plant itself. Many varieties are cultivated in the southern part of the United States.
 noun (n.) A leguminous plant (Vigna Sinensis, syn. V. Catjang) found throughout the tropics of the Old World. It is extensively cultivated in the Southern United States for fodder, and the seed is used as food for man.

crinoideanoun (n. pl.) A large class of Echinodermata, including numerous extinct families and genera, but comparatively few living ones. Most of the fossil species, like some that are recent, were attached by a jointed stem. See Blastoidea, Cystoidea, Comatula.

crustaceanoun (n. pl.) One of the classes of the arthropods, including lobsters and crabs; -- so called from the crustlike shell with which they are covered.

cumaceanoun (n. pl.) An order of marine Crustacea, mostly of small size.

cynoideanoun (n. pl.) A division of Carnivora, including the dogs, wolves, and foxes.

cypraeanoun (n.) A genus of mollusks, including the cowries. See Cowrie.

cystideanoun (n. pl.) An order of Crinoidea, mostly fossils of the Paleozoic rocks. They were usually roundish or egg-shaped, and often unsymmetrical; some were sessile, others had short stems.

cystoideanoun (n.) Same as Cystidea.

delphinoideanoun (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.

diarrheanoun (n.) Alt. of Diarrhoea

diarrhoeanoun (n.) A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging or looseness of the bowels; a flux.

digeneanoun (n. pl.) A division of Trematoda in which alternate generations occur, the immediate young not resembling their parents.

diomedeanoun (n.) A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See Albatross.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH LEA (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 2 Letters (le) - Words That Begins with le:


leanoun (n.) A measure of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.
 noun (n.) A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.
 noun (n.) A meadow or sward land; a grassy field.

leachnoun (n.) See 3d Leech.
 noun (n.) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
 noun (n.) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
 noun (n.) See Leech, a physician.
 verb (v. t.) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.
 verb (v. t.) To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.
 verb (v. i.) To part with soluble constituents by percolation.

leachingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leach

leachyadjective (a.) Permitting liquids to pass by percolation; not capable of retaining water; porous; pervious; -- said of gravelly or sandy soils, and the like.

leadnoun (n.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
 noun (n.) An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
 noun (n.) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
 noun (n.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
 noun (n.) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
 noun (n.) A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
 noun (n.) The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
 noun (n.) precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.
 noun (n.) The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.
 noun (n.) An open way in an ice field.
 noun (n.) A lode.
 noun (n.) The course of a rope from end to end.
 noun (n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
 noun (n.) the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
 noun (n.) The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
 noun (n.) The announcement by one voice part of a theme to be repeated by the other parts.
 noun (n.) A mark or a short passage in one voice part, as of a canon, serving as a cue for the entrance of others.
 noun (n.) In an internal-combustion engine, the distance, measured in actual length of piston stroke or the corresponding angular displacement of the crank, of the piston from the end of the compression stroke when ignition takes place; -- called in full lead of the ignition. When ignition takes place during the working stroke the corresponding distance from the commencement of the stroke is called negative lead.
 noun (n.) The excess above a right angle in the angle between two consecutive cranks, as of a compound engine, on the same shaft.
 noun (n.) In spiral screw threads, worm wheels, or the like, the amount of advance of any point in the spiral for a complete turn.
 noun (n.) A conductor conveying electricity, as from a dynamo.
 noun (n.) The angle between the line joining the brushes of a continuous-current dynamo and the diameter symmetrical between the poles.
 noun (n.) The advance of the current phase in an alternating circuit beyond that of the electromotive force producing it.
 noun (n.) A r/le for a leading man or leading woman; also, one who plays such a r/le.
 verb (v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
 verb (v. t.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
 verb (v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
 verb (v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
 verb (v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
 verb (v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
 verb (v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
 verb (v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
 verb (v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
 verb (v. i.) To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
 verb (v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.

leadingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
 noun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
 noun (n.) The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.
 noun (n.) Suggestion; hint; example.
 adjective (a.) Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.

leadedadjective (a.) Fitted with lead; set in lead; as, leaded windows.
 adjective (a.) Separated by leads, as the lines of a page.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Lead

leadenadjective (a.) Made of lead; of the nature of lead; as, a leaden ball.
 adjective (a.) Like lead in color, etc. ; as, a leaden sky.
 adjective (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.

leadernoun (n.) One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
 noun (n.) One who goes first.
 noun (n.) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
 noun (n.) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
 noun (n.) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
 noun (n.) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
 noun (n.) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
 noun (n.) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
 noun (n.) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a line of gut, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
 noun (n.) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
 noun (n.) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
 noun (n.) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
 noun (n.) a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.

leadershipnoun (n.) The office of a leader.

leadhillitenoun (n.) A mineral of a yellowish or greenish white color, consisting of the sulphate and carbonate of lead; -- so called from having been first found at Leadhills, Scotland.

leadmannoun (n.) One who leads a dance.

leadsmannoun (n.) The man who heaves the lead.

leadwortnoun (n.) A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europaea has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.

leadyadjective (a.) Resembling lead.

leafnoun (n.) A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.
 noun (n.) A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.
 noun (n.) Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
 verb (v. i.) To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.

leafingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaf

leafagenoun (n.) Leaves, collectively; foliage.

leafcupnoun (n.) A coarse American composite weed (Polymnia Uvedalia).

leafedadjective (a.) Having (such) a leaf or (so many) leaves; -- used in composition; as, broad-leafed; four-leafed.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Leaf

leafetnoun (n.) A leaflet.

leafinessnoun (n.) The state of being leafy.

leaflessadjective (a.) Having no leaves or foliage; bearing no foliage.

leafletnoun (n.) A little leaf; also, a little printed leaf or a tract.
 noun (n.) One of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.
 noun (n.) A leaflike organ or part; as, a leaflet of the gills of fishes.

leafstalknoun (n.) The stalk or petiole which supports a leaf.

leaguenoun (n.) A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
 noun (n.) A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
 noun (n.) An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
 verb (v. i.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
 verb (v. t.) To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.

leaguingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of League

leaguernoun (n.) The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
 noun (n.) A siege or beleaguering.
 verb (v. t.) To besiege; to beleaguer.

leaguerernoun (n.) A besieger.

leaknoun (n.) To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
 noun (n.) To enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc. ; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out.
 noun (n.) A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
 adjective (a.) Leaky.
 verb (v.) A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
 verb (v.) The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.

leakingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leak

leakagenoun (n.) A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.
 noun (n.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.
 noun (n.) A leak; also; the quantity of electricity thus wasted.

leakinessnoun (n.) The quality of being leaky.

lealadjective (a.) Faithful; loyal; true.

leamnoun (n. & v. i.) See Leme.
 noun (n.) A cord or strap for leading a dog.

leamernoun (n.) A dog held by a leam.

leaningnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lean
 noun (n.) The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism.

leannoun (n.) That part of flesh which consist principally of muscle without the fat.
 noun (n.) Unremunerative copy or work.
 verb (v. t.) To conceal.
 verb (v. i.) To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column.
 verb (v. i.) To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to, toward, etc.
 verb (v. i.) To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on, upon, or against.
 verb (v. i.) To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.
 verb (v. i.) Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; not plump; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
 verb (v. i.) Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages.
 verb (v. i.) Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.

leannessnoun (n.) The condition or quality of being lean.

leanyadjective (a.) Lean.

leapnoun (n.) A basket.
 noun (n.) A weel or wicker trap for fish.
 noun (n.) The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
 noun (n.) Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
 noun (n.) A fault.
 noun (n.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
 verb (v. i.) To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
 verb (v. i.) To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
 verb (v. t.) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
 verb (v. t.) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.

leapingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leap
 noun (a. & n.) from Leap, to jump.

leapernoun (n.) One who, or that which, leaps.
 noun (n.) A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.

leapfrognoun (n.) A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.

leapfulnoun (n.) A basketful.

learnoun (n.) Lore; lesson.
 noun (n.) An annealing oven. See Leer, n.
 adjective (a.) See Leer, a.
 verb (v. t.) To learn. See Lere, to learn.

learningnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Learn
 noun (n.) The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.
 noun (n.) The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning.

learnableadjective (a.) Such as can be learned.

learnedadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Learn

learnernoun (n.) One who learns; a scholar.

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH LEA:

English Words which starts with 'l' and ends with 'a':

labianoun (n. pl.) See Labium.
  (pl. ) of Labium

labyrinthodontanoun (n. pl.) An extinct order of Amphibia, including the typical genus Labyrinthodon, and many other allied forms, from the Carboniferous, Permian, and Triassic formations. By recent writers they are divided into two or more orders. See Stegocephala.

lacertanoun (n.) A fathom.
 noun (n.) A genus of lizards. See Lizard.
 noun (n.) The Lizard, a northern constellation.

lacertilianoun (n. pl.) An order of Reptilia, which includes the lizards.

lacinianoun (n.) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers.
 noun (n.) A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf.
 noun (n.) The posterior, inner process of the stipes on the maxillae of insects.

lacinulanoun (n.) A diminutive lacinia.

lactucanoun (n.) A genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated foe salad; lettuce.

lacunanoun (n.) A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
 noun (n.) A small opening; a small depression or cavity; a space, as a vacant space between the cells of plants, or one of the spaces left among the tissues of the lower animals, which serve in place of vessels for the circulation of the body fluids, or the cavity or sac, usually of very small size, in a mucous membrane.

laemodipodanoun (n. pl.) A division of amphipod Crustacea, in which the abdomen is small or rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs. The whale louse, or Cyamus, and Caprella are examples.

lagenanoun (n.) The terminal part of the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in fishes and amphibians.

lagemorphanoun (n. pl.) A group of rodents, including the hares. They have four incisors in the upper jaw. Called also Duplicidentata.

lagophthalmianoun (n.) Alt. of Lagophthalmos

lamanoun (n.) See Llama.
 noun (n.) In Thibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism.

lambdanoun (n.) The name of the Greek letter /, /, corresponding with the English letter L, l.
 noun (n.) The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull.

lamellanoun (n.) a thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates or scales of which certain shells are composed.

lamellibranchianoun (n. pl.) Alt. of Lamellibranchiata

lamellibranchiatanoun (n. pl.) A class of Mollusca including all those that have bivalve shells, as the clams, oysters, mussels, etc.

lamellicornianoun (n. pl.) A group of lamellicorn, plant-eating beetles; -- called also Lamellicornes.

lamettanoun (n.) Foil or wire made of gold, silver, or brass.

lamianoun (n.) A monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who was said to devour human beings or suck their blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch.

laminanoun (n.) A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals.
 noun (n.) The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower.
 noun (n.) A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.

laminarianoun (n.) A genus of great seaweeds with long and broad fronds; kelp, or devil's apron. The fronds commonly grow in clusters, and are sometimes from thirty to fifty feet in length. See Illust. of Kelp.

lamnunguianoun (n. pl.) Same as Hyracoidea.

langahanoun (n.) A curious colubriform snake of the genus Xyphorhynchus, from Madagascar. It is brownish red, and its nose is prolonged in the form of a sharp blade.

langyanoun (n.) One of several species of East Indian and Asiatic fresh-water fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, remarkable for their power of living out of water, and for their tenacity of life; -- called also walking fishes.

larvanoun (n.) Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. During this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. The larvae of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. In other groups of insects the larvae are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots, etc.
 noun (n.) The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.

larvalianoun (n. pl.) An order of Tunicata, including Appendicularia, and allied genera; -- so called because certain larval features are retained by them through life. Called also Copelata. See Appendicularia.

latakianoun (n.) A superior quality of Turkish smoking tobacco, so called from the place where produced, the ancient Laodicea.

latrianoun (n.) The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; -- distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship paid to saints.

lauranoun (n.) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.

lavanoun (n.) The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams sometimes miles in length. It also issues from fissures in the earth's surface, and forms beds covering many square miles, as in the Northwestern United States.

lavoltanoun (n.) An old dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound.

lawsonianoun (n.) An Asiatic and North African shrub (Lawsonia inermis), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Henna is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called Egyptian privet, and in the West Indies, Jamaica mignonette.

lecamanoun (n.) The hartbeest.

lecticanoun (n.) A kind of litter or portable couch.

legaturanoun (n.) A tie or brace; a syncopation.

leipoanoun (n.) A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Called also native pheasant.

lemmanoun (n.) A preliminary or auxiliary proposition demonstrated or accepted for immediate use in the demonstration of some other proposition, as in mathematics or logic.

lemniscatanoun (n.) Alt. of Lemniscate

lemurianoun (n.) A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.

lemuroideanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the aye-aye, and allied species.

lenanoun (n.) A procuress.

lenticulanoun (n.) A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
 noun (n.) A lens of small size.
 noun (n.) A lenticel.

lepidopteranoun (n. pl.) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored.

lepidosaurianoun (n. pl.) A division of reptiles, including the serpents and lizards; the Plagiotremata.

lepismanoun (n.) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A common species (Lepisma saccharina) is found in houses, and often injures books and furniture. Called also shiner, silver witch, silver moth, and furniture bug.

lepranoun (n.) Leprosy.

leptocardianoun (n. pl.) The lowest class of Vertebrata, including only the Amphioxus. The heart is represented only by a simple pulsating vessel. The blood is colorless; the brain, renal organs, and limbs are wanting, and the backbone is represented only by a simple, unsegmented notochord. See Amphioxus.

leptostracanoun (n. pl.) An order of Crustacea, including Nebalia and allied forms.

lernaeanoun (n.) A Linnaean genus of parasitic Entomostraca, -- the same as the family Lernaeidae.

lernaeaceanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of copepod Crustacea, including a large number of remarkable forms, mostly parasitic on fishes. The young, however, are active and swim freely. See Illustration in Appendix.

leuchaemianoun (n.) See Leucocythaemia.

leucocythaemianoun (n.) Alt. of Leucocythemia

leucocythemianoun (n.) A disease in which the white corpuscles of the blood are largely increased in number, and there is enlargement of the spleen, or the lymphatic glands; leuchaemia.

leucomanoun (n.) A white opacity in the cornea of the eye; -- called also albugo.

leucorrhoeanoun (n.) A discharge of a white, yellowish, or greenish, viscid mucus, resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female; the whites.

leukaemianoun (n.) Leucocythaemia.

levananoun (n.) A goddess who protected newborn infants.

liananoun (n.) A luxuriant woody plant, climbing high trees and having ropelike stems. The grapevine often has the habit of a liane. Lianes are abundant in the forests of the Amazon region.

li bellanoun (n.) A small balance.
 noun (n.) A level, or leveling instrument.

libranoun (n.) The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus / in almanacs, etc.
 noun (n.) A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.

ligulanoun (n.) See Ligule.
 noun (n.) The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees.
 noun (n.) A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium.

limanoun (n.) The capital city of Peru, in South America.

limacinanoun (n.) A genus of small spiral pteropods, common in the Arctic and Antarctic seas. It contributes to the food of the right whales.

lim naeanoun (n.) A genus of fresh-water air-breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; -- called also pond snail.

limuloideanoun (n. pl.) An order of Merostomata, including among living animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of the Carboniferous period. Called also Xiphosura.

lindianoun (n.) A peculiar genus of rotifers, remarkable for the absence of ciliated disks. By some zoologists it is thought to be like the ancestral form of the Arthropoda.

linganoun (n.) Alt. of Lingam

linguanoun (n.) A tongue.
 noun (n.) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.

linguatulidanoun (n. pl.) Same as Linguatulina.

linguatulinanoun (n. pl.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also Pentastomida.

lingulanoun (n.) A tonguelike process or part.
 noun (n.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix.

lipaemianoun (n.) A condition in which fat occurs in the blood.

lipocephalanoun (n. pl.) Same as Lamellibranchia.

lipomanoun (n.) A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.

liranoun (n.) An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.

lirellanoun (n.) A linear apothecium furrowed along the middle; the fruit of certain lichens.

lissencephalanoun (n. pl.) A general name for all those placental mammals that have a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions, as Rodentia, Insectivora, etc.

lithaemianoun (n.) A condition in which uric (lithic) acid is present in the blood.

lithianoun (n.) The oxide of lithium; a strong alkaline caustic similar to potash and soda, but weaker. See Lithium.

littorinanoun (n.) A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.

lizanoun (n.) The American white mullet (Mugil curema).

llamanoun (n.) A South American ruminant (Auchenia llama), allied to the camels, but much smaller and without a hump. It is supposed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco. It was formerly much used as a beast of burden in the Andes.

lobelianoun (n.) A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color of its flowers.

lobosanoun (n. pl.) An order of Rhizopoda, in which the pseudopodia are thick and irregular in form, as in the Amoeba.

lochianoun (n. pl.) The discharge from the womb and vagina which follows childbirth.

locustanoun (n.) The spikelet or flower cluster of grasses.

locustellanoun (n.) The European cricket warbler.

loggianoun (n.) A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door sitting-room.

lomanoun (n.) A lobe; a membranous fringe or flap.

longicornianoun (n. pl.) A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennae are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust beetle, under Locust.

lophopodanoun (n. pl.) Same as Phylactolemata.

lorchanoun (n.) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk.

loricanoun (n.) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
 noun (n.) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
 noun (n.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.

loricatanoun (n. pl.) A suborder of edentates, covered with bony plates, including the armadillos.
 noun (n. pl.) The crocodilia.

lucernarianoun (n.) A genus of acalephs, having a bell-shaped body with eight groups of short tentacles around the margin. It attaches itself by a sucker at the base of the pedicel.

lucernaridanoun (n. pl.) A division of acalephs, including Lucernaria and allied genera; -- called also Calycozoa.
 noun (n. pl.) A more extensive group of acalephs, including both the true lucernarida and the Discophora.

lucumanoun (n.) An American genus of sapotaceous trees bearing sweet and edible fruits.

lumachellanoun (n.) A grayish brown limestone, containing fossil shells, which reflect a beautiful play of colors. It is also called fire marble, from its fiery reflections.

lunanoun (n.) The moon.
 noun (n.) Silver.