(Lex`i*cog"ra*phist) n. A lexicographer. [R.] Southey.

(Lex`i*cog"ra*phy) n. [Cf. F. lexicographie.] The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.

(Lex`i*col"o*gist) n. One versed in lexicology.

(Lex`i*col"o*gy) n. [Gr. lexiko`n lexicon + -logy: cf. F. lexicologie.] The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.

(Lex"i*con) n. [Gr. lexiko`n (sc. bibli`on), neut. of lexiko`s of or belonging to words, fr. le`xis a speaking, speech, a way of speaking, a single word or phrase, fr. le`gein to say, to speak. See Legend.] A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.

(Lex"i*con*ist), n. A writer of a lexicon. [R.]

(Lex`i*graph"ic) a. [Cf. F. lexigraphique.] Of or pertaining to lexigraphy.

(Lex*ig"ra*phy) n. [Gr. le`xis word + -graphy: cf. F. lexigraphie.] The art or practice of defining words; definition of words.

(Lex`i*phan"ic) a. [Gr. lexifa`nis a phrase monger; le`xis speech + fai`nein to show.] Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as, a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.

(Lex`i*phan"i*cism) n. The use of pretentious words, language, or style.

(Lex`i*phar"mic) a. See Alexipharmic.

(Ley) v. t. & i. To lay; to wager. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ley), n. [OF.] Law. Abbott.

(Ley) n. [Obs.] See Lye.

(Ley) n. Grass or meadow land; a lea.

(Ley), a. Fallow; unseeded. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Leyden jar
(Ley"den jar") Ley"den phi"al (Elec.) A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.

(Ley"ser) n. Leisure. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Leze majesty
(Leze` maj"es*ty) (lez` maj"es*ty). [F. lese-majesté, fr. L. laesus, fem. laesa, injured (see Lesion) + majestas majesty; that is, crimen laesae majestatis.] [Written also lese majesty.] (Law) Any crime committed against the sovereign power.

(Lher"zo*lite) n. [From Lherz, a place in the Pyrenees + -lite.] (Min.) An igneous rock consisting largely of chrysolite, with pyroxene and picotite (a variety of spinel containing chromium).

(Li) n.

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