Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. light; slender; slim; trivial

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident.
  • adj. Light; slender; slim; trivial.
  • n. Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
  • n. A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government.
  • n. A ledger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of ledger.
  • Light or small, as a line. See phrases below.
  • Slight; unimportant; trivial: as, “leger performances,”

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

  • n. a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
  • n. French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)

Etymologies

French léger, from Latin (assumed) leviarius, from Latin levis light in weight. See levity. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The next Race meeting requiring attention takes place at Doncaster this week, and the most important race, I take it -- at least, _I_ don't take it -- but the _winner_ will -- another senseless expression -- is naturally the St. Leger, for which I make a poetic selection, which has cost me weeks of anxious thought, no "leger" task!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, September 10, 1892

  • Een aantal dagen daarvoor had Zelaya het hoofd van de strijdkrachten, generaal Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, ontslagen [en] en hierna dienden andere topmensen uit het leger hun ontslag in omdat ze het referendum niet [...] 29 June 2009, 11: 28 am

    Global Voices in English » Honduras: Political Crisis Over Controversial Referendum

  • Elle me le donne a tenir et je dis "C'est laid" (meaning light or not heavy) en place de C'est leger.

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • But when batman sees wat he now is will at they end hang up the cape. it would make a nice end to the trilegy and they wouldnt have to worry about repacing heath leger

    Batman’s New Archvillain: Who’s Next? » Scene-Stealers

  • When people were like 'oscars for leger' a lot thought 'oh they are jsut saying that because he is dead' and honestly, I thought that a bit too.

    The Dark Knight Currently Ranked #1 on IMDb's Top 250!! « FirstShowing.net

  • When one looks at the fact that there never has been a double-entry accounting ledger for resource export, for example we would attach a value to a tree, a river, agricultural land, and actually remove it from the provincal leger when we sell it to the lowest corporate bidder….we would find our government has been selling off our assets at fire-sale prices for decades.

    Can Nothing Kill Highway Expansion? « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • The whole basis of the US economy – using financial leger de main to borrow money to buy imported goods – has now been revealed and the US will take a long time to build its way out of this mess.

    08 « April « 2009 « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • Du coup j'peux jouer aux lapins cretins a fond quoi pis aussi bien sur j'ai essayé le wiifit et il m'a dit que j'etais trop leger pour ma taille donc mon objectif est d'avoir un IMC de 22 ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Head-covering without visor, "chapeline casque leger en fornie de calotte sans masque."

    Archive 2008-02-24

  • A Maharajah practice match to balance the leger. 2000 pts HTL, Germans attacking.

    Camp Cromwell Saturday 20/09/08

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  • According to Oxford English Dictionary, leger means 1. light, not heavy; 2. slight, trifling; 3. nimble.

    August 30, 2011