Name Report For First Name LAY:


First name LAY's origin is English. LAY means "from the meadow farm". You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with LAY below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of lay.(Brown names are of the same origin (English) with LAY and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with LAY - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming LAY


layla tailayag barclay alayla alayna alayne alaysha alayziah atalaya charlayne elayna elayne ellayne jillayne laylah laylie talayeh blayne blayney blayze claybourne clayburn clayson clayton finlay layden layken layne layth layton macaulay slayton clayborne clay sulayman laycie marlayna marlayne

NAMES RHYMING WITH LAY (According to last letters):

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

sisay adjatay galloway bay aanjay anevay chantay chardonnay elliemay fay gay jeanay jenay jennay jonay kevay lindsay linsay lyndsay may mishay nuray shamay tamay thursday ajay barday bodaway corday courtnay delray diondray dontay enapay garroway gillivray gray hay jay kay macgillivray mackay macray montay murray o'shay otaktay ouray pay pranay ramsay ray shay tiernay treadway vernay galway tredway thay stanway tuesday suhay kenway ordway conway courtenay

NAMES RHYMING WITH LAY (According to first letters):

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

labaan laban labeeb labhaoise labhruinn labib labid labreshia lace lacee lacene lacey lach lache lachesis lachie lachlan lachlann laci laciann lacie lacina laco lacramioara lacy lacyann lad lada ladbroc ladd ladde ladislav ladon laec laefertun lael laertes laestrygones laetitia lafayette lahab laheeb lahela lahthan lai laibrook laidley laidly laila laili lailie lailoken laina laine lainey lainie lair laird laire lairgnen lais laius lajeune lajila lakeisha lakeland laken lakesha lakeshia lakiesha lakinzi lakisha lakishia lakshmi lakya lala lalage lali lalia lalima lalor lam lama lamaan lamandre lamar lamarion lamarr lamba lambart lambert lambrecht lambret lambrett lamees lameh lamia lamis lamond lamont


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

landrey landry laney langley lanny lany larry lavy lawley lawly leary leeroy leilany lenny leroy lesley levey lewy lexy ley libby liberty lilly lily lindley lindly lindsey lindy linley linly linsey lomsky lomy lucky lucy lundy lyndsey lynley lynsey lynzey

English Words Rhyming LAY


allayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allay

allaynoun (n.) Alleviation; abatement; check.
 noun (n.) Alloy.
 verb (v. t.) To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.
 verb (v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
 verb (v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.
 verb (v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

allayernoun (n.) One who, or that which, allays.

allaymentnoun (n.) An allaying; that which allays; mitigation.

belayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belay

blayadjective (a.) A fish. See Bleak, n.

bricklayernoun (n.) One whose occupation is to build with bricks.

bricklayingnoun (n.) The art of building with bricks, or of uniting them by cement or mortar into various forms; the act or occupation of laying bricks.

byplaynoun (n.) Action carried on aside, and commonly in dumb show, while the main action proceeds.

balayeusenoun (n.) A protecting ruffle or frill, as of silk or lace, sewed close to the lower edge of a skirt on the inside.

claynoun (n.) A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.
 noun (n.) Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.
 verb (v. t.) To cover or manure with clay.
 verb (v. t.) To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.

clayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Clay

clayesnoun (n. pl.) Wattles, or hurdles, made with stakes interwoven with osiers, to cover lodgments.

clayeyadjective (a.) Consisting of clay; abounding with clay; partaking of clay; like clay.

clayishadjective (a.) Partaking of the nature of clay, or containing particles of it.

claymorenoun (n.) A large two-handed sword used formerly by the Scottish Highlanders.

claytonianoun (n.) An American genus of perennial herbs with delicate blossoms; -- sometimes called spring beauty.

delayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delay

delaynoun (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
 noun (n.) To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
 noun (n.) To allay; to temper.
 verb (v.) A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
 verb (v. i.) To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.

delayernoun (n.) One who delays; one who lingers.

delaymentnoun (n.) Hindrance.

displayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Display

displaynoun (n.) An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
 noun (n.) Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
 verb (v. t.) To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
 verb (v. t.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
 verb (v. t.) To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
 verb (v. t.) To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
 verb (v. t.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
 verb (v. t.) To discover; to descry.
 verb (v. i.) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.

displayedadjective (a.) Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.
 adjective (a.) With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.
 adjective (a.) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Display

displayernoun (n.) One who, or that which, displays.

elaylnoun (n.) Olefiant gas or ethylene; -- so called by Berzelius from its forming an oil combining with chlorine. [Written also elayle.] See Ethylene.

flayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flay

flayernoun (n.) One who strips off the skin.

glaymorenoun (n.) A claymore.

himalayanadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.

horseplaynoun (n.) Rude, boisterous play.

inlayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inlay

inlaynoun (n.) Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety.
 verb (v. t.) To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, iviry, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions.

inlayernoun (n.) One who inlays, or whose occupation it is to inlay.

interlayingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Interlay

interplaynoun (n.) Mutual action or influence; interaction; as, the interplay of affection.

laynoun (n.) The laity; the common people.
 noun (n.) A meadow. See Lea.
 noun (n.) Faith; creed; religious profession.
 noun (n.) A law.
 noun (n.) An obligation; a vow.
 noun (n.) That which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.
 adjective (a.) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.
 adjective (a.) Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.
 adjective (a.) A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.
 adjective (a.) A melody; any musical utterance.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.
 verb (v. t.) To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.
 verb (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.
 verb (v. t.) To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to lie dead or dying.
 verb (v. t.) To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.
 verb (v. t.) To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.
 verb (v. t.) To apply; to put.
 verb (v. t.) To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.
 verb (v. t.) To impute; to charge; to allege.
 verb (v. t.) To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.
 verb (v. t.) To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
 verb (v. t.) To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.
 verb (v. t.) To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.
 verb (v. t.) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.
 verb (v. t.) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
 verb (v. t.) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
 verb (v. i.) To produce and deposit eggs.
 verb (v. i.) To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.
 verb (v. i.) To lay a wager; to bet.
 verb (v. t.) A wager.
 verb (v. t.) A job, price, or profit.
 verb (v. t.) A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.
 verb (v. t.) A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a).
 verb (v. t.) The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.
 verb (v. t.) A plan; a scheme.
  (imp.) of Lie, to recline.
  (imp.) of Lie

layingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lay
 noun (n.) The act of one who, or that which, lays.
 noun (n.) The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.
 noun (n.) The first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.

layernoun (n.) One who, or that which, lays.
 noun (n.) That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.
 noun (n.) A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.
 noun (n.) An artificial oyster bed.

layeringnoun (n.) A propagating by layers.

laylandnoun (n.) Land lying untilled; fallow ground.

laymannoun (n.) One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do.
 noun (n.) A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above).

laynernoun (n.) A whiplash.

layshipnoun (n.) The condition of being a layman.

laystallnoun (n.) A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
 noun (n.) A place where milch cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.

layettenoun (n.) The outfit of clothing, blankets, etc., prepared for a newborn infant, and placed ready for used.

lay shaftnoun (n.) Alt. of Layshaft

layshaftnoun (n.) A secondary shaft, as in a sliding change gear for an automobile; a cam shaft operated by a two-to-one gear in an internal-combustion engine. It is generally a shaft moving more or less independently of the other parts of a machine, as, in some marine engines, a shaft, driven by a small auxiliary engine, for independently operating the valves of the main engine to insure uniform motion.

malaynoun (n.) One of a race of a brown or copper complexion in the Malay Peninsula and the western islands of the Indian Archipelago.
 adjective (a.) Alt. of Malayan

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

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

abaynoun (n.) Barking; baying of dogs upon their prey. See Bay.

alleywaynoun (n.) An alley.

archwaynoun (n.) A way or passage under an arch.

arraynoun (n.) Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array.
 noun (n.) The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
 noun (n.) An imposing series of things.
 noun (n.) Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel.
 noun (n.) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.
 noun (n.) The panel itself.
 noun (n.) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
 noun (n.) To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.
 noun (n.) To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
 noun (n.) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.

assaynoun (n.) Trial; attempt; essay.
 noun (n.) Examination and determination; test; as, an assay of bread or wine.
 noun (n.) Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
 noun (n.) Tested purity or value.
 noun (n.) The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin.
 noun (n.) The alloy or metal to be assayed.
 verb (v.) To try; to attempt; to apply.
 verb (v.) To affect.
 verb (v.) To try tasting, as food or drink.
 verb (v.) To subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.
 verb (v. i.) To attempt, try, or endeavor.

backstaynoun (n.) A rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast.
 noun (n.) A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.

barwaynoun (n.) A passage into a field or yard, closed by bars made to take out of the posts.

baynoun (n.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
 noun (n.) A small body of water set off from the main body; as a compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
 noun (n.) A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
 noun (n.) A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.
 noun (n.) A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
 noun (n.) A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
 noun (n.) A berry, particularly of the laurel.
 noun (n.) The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.
 noun (n.) A tract covered with bay trees.
 noun (n.) A bank or dam to keep back water.
 adjective (a.) Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.
 verb (v. i.) To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
 verb (v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
 verb (v. i.) Deep-toned, prolonged barking.
 verb (v. i.) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
 verb (v. t.) To bathe.
 verb (v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

birthdaynoun (n.) The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.
 noun (n.) The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities.

bobstaynoun (n.) A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.

braynoun (n.) The harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
 noun (n.) A bank; the slope of a hill; a hill. See Brae, which is now the usual spelling.
 verb (v. t.) To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.
 verb (v. i.) To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
 verb (v. i.) To make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
 verb (v. t.) To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.

bywaynoun (n.) A secluded, private, or obscure way; a path or road aside from the main one.

breakawaynoun (n.) A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a stampede.
 noun (n.) An animal that breaks away from a herd.

carawaynoun (n.) A biennial plant of the Parsley family (Carum Carui). The seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery, and also in medicine as a carminative.
 noun (n.) A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

carpetwaynoun (n.) A border of greensward left round the margin of a plowed field.

carrawaynoun (n.) See Caraway.

cartwaynoun (n.) A way or road for carts.

castawaynoun (n.) One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
 noun (n.) One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate.
 adjective (a.) Of no value; rejected; useless.

cathaynoun (n.) China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.)

causewaynoun (n.) Alt. of Causey

caynoun (n.) See Key, a ledge.

cokenaynoun (n.) A cockney.

coothaynoun (n.) A striped satin made in India.

counterswaynoun (n.) A swaying in a contrary direction; an opposing influence.

craynoun (n.) Alt. of Crayer

crosswaynoun (n.) See Crossroad.

cutawayadjective (a.) Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.

chambraynoun (n.) A gingham woven in plain colors with linen finish.

daynoun (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.
 noun (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.
 noun (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
 noun (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
 noun (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

decaynoun (n.) Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; decline; deterioration; as, the decay of the body; the decay of virtue; the decay of the Roman empire; a castle in decay.
 noun (n.) Destruction; death.
 noun (n.) Cause of decay.
 verb (v. i.) To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to decline; to fail; to become weak, corrupt, or disintegrated; to rot; to perish; as, a tree decays; fortunes decay; hopes decay.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to decay; to impair.
 verb (v. t.) To destroy.

denaynoun (n.) Denial; refusal.
 verb (v. t.) To deny.

deraynoun (n.) Disorder; merriment.

disarraynoun (n.) Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
 noun (n.) Confused attire; undress.
 verb (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
 verb (v. t.) To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

domesdaynoun (n.) A day of judgment. See Doomsday.

doomsdaynoun (n.) A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death.
 noun (n.) The day of the final judgment.

doorwaynoun (n.) The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

draynoun (n.) A squirrel's nest.
 noun (n.) A strong low cart or carriage used for heavy burdens.
 noun (n.) A kind of sledge or sled.

driftwaynoun (n.) A common way, road, or path, for driving cattle.
 noun (n.) Same as Drift, 11.

drivewaynoun (n.) A passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven.

dugwaynoun (n.) A way or road dug through a hill, or sunk below the surface of the land.

essaynoun (n.) An effort made, or exertion of body or mind, for the performance of anything; a trial; attempt; as, to make an essay to benefit a friend.
 noun (n.) A composition treating of any particular subject; -- usually shorter and less methodical than a formal, finished treatise; as, an essay on the life and writings of Homer; an essay on fossils, or on commerce.
 noun (n.) An assay. See Assay, n.
 noun (n.) To exert one's power or faculties upon; to make an effort to perform; to attempt; to endeavor; to make experiment or trial of; to try.
 noun (n.) To test the value and purity of (metals); to assay. See Assay.

estraynoun (n.) Any valuable animal, not wild, found wandering from its owner; a stray.
 verb (v. i.) To stray.

everydayadjective (a.) Used or fit for every day; common; usual; as, an everyday suit or clothes.

fairwaynoun (n.) The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.

faynoun (n.) A fairy; an elf.
 noun (n.) Faith; as, by my fay.
 verb (v. t.) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.
 verb (v. i.) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.

footwaynoun (n.) A passage for pedestrians only.

foraynoun (n.) A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.
 verb (v. t.) To pillage; to ravage.

forestaynoun (n.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.

forraynoun (n.) The act of ravaging; a ravaging; a predatory excursion. See Foray.
 verb (v. t.) To foray; to ravage; to pillage.

fossewaynoun (n.) One of the great military roads constructed by the Romans in England and other parts of Europe; -- so called from the fosse or ditch on each side for keeping it dry.

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

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

laasnoun (n.) A lace. See Lace.

labnoun (n.) A telltale; a prater; a blabber.
 verb (v. i.) To prate; to gossip; to babble; to blab.

labadistnoun (n.) A follower of Jean de Labadie, a religious teacher of the 17th century, who left the Roman Catholic Church and taught a kind of mysticism, and the obligation of community of property among Christians.

labarumnoun (n.) The standard adopted by the Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity. It is described as a pike bearing a silk banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown. It bore a monogram of the first two letters (CHR) of the name of Christ in its Greek form. Later, the name was given to various modifications of this standard.

labdanumnoun (n.) See Ladanum.

labefactionnoun (n.) The act of labefying or making weak; the state of being weakened; decay; ruin.

labelnoun (n.) A tassel.
 noun (n.) A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.
 noun (n.) A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
 noun (n.) A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
 noun (n.) A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.
 noun (n.) A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
 noun (n.) The name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture. It always has a /quare form, as in the illustration.
 noun (n.) In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
 verb (v. t.) To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
 verb (v. t.) To affix in or on a label.

labelingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Label

labelernoun (n.) One who labels.

labellumnoun (n.) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.
 noun (n.) A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects.

labentadjective (a.) Slipping; sliding; gliding.

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

labialnoun (n.) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w.
 noun (n.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe.
 noun (n.) One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins.
 adjective (a.) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe.
 adjective (a.) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w.
 adjective (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as / (f/d), / (/ld), etc., and as eu and u in French, and o, u in German. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 11, 178.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium.

labialismnoun (n.) The quality of being labial; as, the labialism of an articulation; conversion into a labial, as of a sound which is different in another language.

labializationnoun (n.) The modification of an articulation by contraction of the lip opening.

labiatenoun (n.) A plant of the order Labiatae.
 adjective (a.) Having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts, one projecting over the other like the lips of a mouth, as in the snapdragon, sage, and catnip.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to a natural order of plants (Labiatae), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples. They are mostly aromatic herbs.
 verb (v. t.) To labialize.

labiatedadjective (a.) Same as Labiate, a. (a).

labiatifloraladjective (a.) Alt. of Labiatifloral
 adjective (a.) Having labiate flowers, as the snapdragon.

labidometernoun (n.) A forceps with a measuring attachment for ascertaining the size of the fetal head.

labileadjective (a.) Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.

labilitynoun (n.) Liability to lapse, err, or apostatize.

labimeternoun (n.) See Labidometer.

labiodentalnoun (n.) A labiodental sound or letter.
 adjective (a.) Formed or pronounced by the cooperation of the lips and teeth, as f and v.

labionasalnoun (n.) A labionasal sound or letter.
 adjective (a.) Formed by the lips and the nose.

labioseadjective (a.) Having the appearance of being labiate; -- said of certain polypetalous corollas.

labipalpusnoun (n.) One of the labial palpi of an insect. See Illust. under Labium.

labiumnoun (n.) A lip, or liplike organ.
 noun (n.) The lip of an organ pipe.
 noun (n.) The folds of integument at the opening of the vulva.
 noun (n.) The organ of insects which covers the mouth beneath, and serves as an under lip. It consists of the second pair of maxillae, usually closely united in the middle line, but bearing a pair of palpi in most insects. It often consists of a thin anterior part (ligula or palpiger) and a firmer posterior plate (mentum).
 noun (n.) Inner margin of the aperture of a shell.

lablabnoun (n.) an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth bean (Dolichos Lablab).

labornoun (n.) Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
 noun (n.) Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
 noun (n.) That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
 noun (n.) Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
 noun (n.) Any pang or distress.
 noun (n.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
 noun (n.) A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres.
 noun (n.) To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
 noun (n.) To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
 noun (n.) To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of.
 noun (n.) To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth.
 noun (n.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
 noun (n.) A store or set of stopes.
 verb (v. t.) To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
 verb (v. t.) To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
 verb (v. t.) To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument.
 verb (v. t.) To belabor; to beat.

laboringnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Labor
 adjective (a.) That labors; performing labor; esp., performing coarse, heavy work, not requiring skill also, set apart for labor; as, laboring days.
 adjective (a.) Suffering pain or grief.

laborantnoun (n.) A chemist.

laboratorynoun (n.) The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory. Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed; as, the liver is the laboratory of the bile.

laboredadjective (a.) Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Labor

laborernoun (n.) One who labors in a toilsome occupation; a person who does work that requires strength rather than skill, as distinguished from that of an artisan.

laboriousadjective (a.) Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
 adjective (a.) Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

laborlessadjective (a.) Not involving labor; not laborious; easy.

laborousadjective (a.) Laborious.

laborsomeadjective (a.) Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence.
 adjective (a.) Likely or inclined to roll or pitch, as a ship in a heavy sea; having a tendency to labor.

labradornoun (n.) A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.

labradoritenoun (n.) A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colors, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See Feldspar.

labrasnoun (n. pl.) Lips.

labroidadjective (a.) Like the genus Labrus; belonging to the family Labridae, an extensive family of marine fishes, often brilliantly colored, which are very abundant in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The tautog and cunner are American examples.

labroseadjective (a.) Having thick lips.

labrumnoun (n.) A lip or edge, as of a basin.
 noun (n.) An organ in insects and crustaceans covering the upper part of the mouth, and serving as an upper lip. See Illust. of Hymenoptera.
 noun (n.) The external margin of the aperture of a shell. See Univalve.

labrusnoun (n.) A genus of marine fishes, including the wrasses of Europe. See Wrasse.

laburnicadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the laburnum.

laburninenoun (n.) A poisonous alkaloid found in the unripe seeds of the laburnum.

laburnumnoun (n.) A small leguminous tree (Cytisus Laburnum), native of the Alps. The plant is reputed to be poisonous, esp. the bark and seeds. It has handsome racemes of yellow blossoms.

labyrinthnoun (n.) An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.
 noun (n.) Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden.
 noun (n.) Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
 noun (n.) An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
 noun (n.) The internal ear. See Note under Ear.
 noun (n.) A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.
 noun (n.) A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.

labyrinthaladjective (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a labyrinth; intricate; labyrinthian.


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

lachrymaryadjective (a.) Containing, or intended to contain, tears; lachrymal.

lachrymatorynoun (n.) A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; -- so called from a former notion that the tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Called also lachrymal or lacrymal.

lackadaisyadjective (a.) Lackadaisical.
  (interj.) An expression of languor.

lactarynoun (n.) a dairyhouse.
 adjective (a.) Milky; full of white juice like milk.

lactoryadjective (a.) Lactiferous.

ladynoun (n.) A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
 noun (n.) A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
 noun (n.) A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
 noun (n.) A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by right.
 noun (n.) A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
 noun (n.) A wife; -- not now in approved usage.
 noun (n.) The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates.
 adjective (a.) Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
  () The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.

laevorotatoryadjective (a.) Same as Levorotatory. Cf. Dextrorotatory.

laicalitynoun (n.) The state or quality of being laic; the state or condition of a layman.

laidlyadjective (a.) Ugly; loathsome.

laityadjective (a.) The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
 adjective (a.) The state of a layman.
 adjective (a.) Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.

lakyadjective (a.) Pertaining to a lake.
 adjective (a.) Transparent; -- said of blood rendered transparent by the action of some solvent agent on the red blood corpuscles.

lamaserynoun (n.) A monastery or convent of lamas, in Thibet, Mongolia, etc.

lamellaryadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to lamella or to lamellae; lamellar.

laminabilitynoun (n.) The quality or state of being laminable.

laminaryadjective (a.) Laminar.

lampoonrynoun (n.) The act of lampooning; a lampoon, or lampoons.

lampreynoun (n.) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus Petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger teeth on the palate (see Illust. of Cyclostomi). There are seven small branchial openings on each side.

lanarynoun (n.) A place for storing wool.

lancegaynoun (n.) Alt. of Lancegaye

lancelyadjective (a.) Like a lance.

landladynoun (n.) A woman having real estate which she leases to a tenant or tenants.
 noun (n.) The mistress of an inn or lodging house.

landlordrynoun (n.) The state of a landlord.

langareynoun (n.) One of numerous species of long-winged, shrikelike birds of Australia and the East Indies, of the genus Artamus, and allied genera; called also wood swallow.

laniaryadjective (a.) Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary canine teeth.
 adjective (a.) The shambles; a place of slaughter.
 adjective (a.) A laniary, or canine, tooth.

lankyadjective (a.) Somewhat lank.

laparotomynoun (n.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section.

lapidarynoun (n.) An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones.
 noun (n.) A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones, or engraving on stones, either gems or monuments; as, lapidary ornamentation.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to monumental inscriptions; as, lapidary adulation.

laguaynoun (n.) A lackey.

laquearyadjective (a.) Using a noose, as a gladiator.

larcenynoun (n.) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. Embezzlement.

larderynoun (n.) A larder.

lardrynoun (n.) A larder.

lardyadjective (a.) Containing, or resembling, lard; of the character or consistency of lard.

larrynoun (n.) Same as Lorry, or Lorrie.

larynoun (n.) A guillemot; -- called also lavy.

laryngologynoun (n.) Systematized knowledge of the action and functions of the larynx; in pathology, the department which treats of the diseases of the larynx.

laryngophonynoun (n.) The sound of the voice as heard through a stethoscope when the latter is placed upon the larynx.

laryngoscopynoun (n.) The art of using the laryngoscope; investigations made with the laryngoscope.

laryngotomynoun (n.) The operation of cutting into the larynx, from the outside of the neck, for assisting respiration when obstructed, or for removing foreign bodies.

laryngotracheotomynoun (n.) The operation of cutting into the larynx and the upper part of the trachea, -- a frequent operation for obstruction to breathing.

lasciviencynoun (n.) Lasciviousness; wantonness.

lasterynoun (n.) A red color.

latchkeynoun (n.) A key used to raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. a night latch.

latencynoun (n.) The state or quality of being latent.

lateralitynoun (n.) The state or condition of being lateral.

lathyadjective (a.) Like a lath; long and slender.

latinitynoun (n.) The Latin tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom.

latitancynoun (n.) Act or state of lying hid, or lurking.

latrocinynoun (n.) Theft; larceny.

laudabilitynoun (n.) Laudableness; praiseworthiness.

laudatoryadjective (a.) Of or pertaining praise, or to the expression of praise; as, laudatory verses; the laudatory powers of Dryden.

laughworthyadjective (a.) Deserving to be laughed at.

laundrynoun (n.) A laundering; a washing.
 noun (n.) A place or room where laundering is done.

lavatorynoun (n.) A place for washing.
 noun (n.) A basin or other vessel for washing in.
 noun (n.) A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
 noun (n.) A place where gold is obtained by washing.
 adjective (a.) Washing, or cleansing by washing.

lawnyadjective (a.) Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.
 adjective (a.) Made of lawn or fine linen.

lawyerlyadjective (a.) Like, or becoming, a lawyer; as, lawyerlike sagacity.

laxityadjective (a.) The state or quality of being lax; want of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.

lazarlyadjective (a.) Full of sores; leprous.

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

leadyadjective (a.) Resembling lead.

leanyadjective (a.) Lean.

leasyadjective (a.) Flimsy; vague; deceptive.

leatheryadjective (a.) Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough.

leavyadjective (a.) Leafy.

lecanomancynoun (n.) divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.

lecherynoun (n.) Free indulgence of lust; lewdness.
 noun (n.) Selfish pleasure; delight.

lectionarynoun (n.) A book, or a list, of lections, for reading in divine service.

ledgyadjective (a.) Abounding in ledges; consisting of a ledge or reef; as, a ledgy island.

leewaynoun (n.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

legacynoun (n.) A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.
 noun (n.) A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.

legalitynoun (n.) The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.
 noun (n.) A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of the law.

legatarynoun (n.) A legatee.

legendarynoun (n.) A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
 noun (n.) One who relates legends.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.

legeritynoun (n.) Lightness; nimbleness.

leggyadjective (a.) Having long legs.

legibilitynoun (n.) The quality of being legible; legibleness.

legionarynoun (n.) A member of a legion.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force.

legionrynoun (n.) A body of legions; legions, collectively.

legitimacyadjective (a.) The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.

leisurelyadjective (a.) Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.
 adverb (adv.) In a leisurely manner.

leniencynoun (n.) The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.

lenitynoun (n.) The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; -- opposed to severity and rigor.

l'envoynoun (n.) One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; -- orig. employed in old French poetry.
 noun (n.) A conclusion; a result.

leprositynoun (n.) The state or quality of being leprous or scaly; also, a scale.

leprosynoun (n.) A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease, anaesthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and joints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.

leprynoun (n.) Leprosy.

leptologynoun (n.) A minute and tedious discourse on trifling things.

letchyadjective (a.) See Leachy.

lethalitynoun (n.) The quality of being lethal; mortality.

lethargynoun (n.) Morbid drowsiness; continued or profound sleep, from which a person can scarcely be awaked.
 noun (n.) A state of inaction or indifference.
 verb (v. t.) To lethargize.

lethyadjective (a.) Lethean.

letuarynoun (n.) Electuary.

leucopathynoun (n.) The state of an albino, or of a white child of black parents.

leucophlegmacynoun (n.) A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of anasarca; paleness, with viscid juices and cold sweats.

levitynoun (n.) The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to gravity.
 noun (n.) Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity.
 noun (n.) Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility.

levorotatoryadjective (a.) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization towards the left; levogyrate, as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc.

levynoun (n.) A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
 noun (n.) The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
 noun (n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
 noun (n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
 verb (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.
 verb (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
 verb (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
 verb (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
 verb (v. t.) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
 verb (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
 verb (v. i.) To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.

lexicographynoun (n.) The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.

lexicologynoun (n.) The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.

lexigraphynoun (n.) The art or practice of defining words; definition of words.