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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The letter l.
  • n. Informal An elevated railway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The name of the Latin script letter L/l.
  • n. An elevated train, especially for specific systems such as the metro in Chicago.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of ell.
  • n. See ell.
  • n. An assimilated form of en- before l, as in el-lipse.
  • n. A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, forming nouns, originally denoting the agent, from verbs, as in runnel: in modern English, except after n, usually written -le, as in bead-le, beet-le, beet-le, etc. See -le.
  • n. A suffix originally and still more or less diminutive in force, sometimes of Teutonic origin, as in hatch-el (= hack-le, heck-le), but usually of Latin origin, as in chap-el, cup-el, tunn-el, etc.
  • n. A suffix of various origin, chiefly Latin. as in chatt-el, chann-el, kenn-el, etc. (where it represents Latin -alis, E. -al), fenn-el, funn-el, etc. See these words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • n. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

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