(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
(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
(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.
(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` 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).