American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of lake.
- n. An assemblage of black cocks, Tetrao tetrix, during the pairing season, when the birds select their mates.
- n. The currency unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka.
- n. biology An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display.
- v. biology To take part in the courtship and display behaviour of a lek.
- v. UK, dialect, Yorkshire, colloquial To play.
- n. the basic unit of money in Albania
- From Germanic roots meaning "play". In the biology sense, it comes specifically from Swedish lek ("child's play") in 1871, by means of Swedish leka ("to play"). (Wiktionary)
- Albanian, after Lek Dukagjin, 15th-century Albanian feudal lord and lawgiver. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lekking behavior, biologists call it, and the display site itself is known as a lek.”
“I have no doubt the two party crashers at my lek were the same two I had flushed off their pole four miles back.”
“Fortunately we were off to finally check Scottys Peak lek, which is only about a dozen miles from town.”
“In ornithology, a lek is a pocket of forest where male birds put on curious sexual displays.”
“The only known 'lek' mating system in any marine mammal in the world is observable amongst South Cove dugong.”
“(It wasn't until I was parked at the second new lek, which is actually the first new lek, that I remember one if the reasons I bought this Olympus camera is because it can use regular alkaline batteries.”
“The female Twi'lek's voice was tinged with just a touch of cynicism.”
“We did not find the lek but discovered some beautiful natural outcrops of rock and juniper, and raced from one to the next, proclaiming each rock-and-tree arrangement more handsome than the last.”
“Bo.lan Duangporn 'Bo' Songvisava and Dylan Jones' seven-course degustation menu changes regularly, but you can expect something like gaeng ki lek a northern Thai curry dish, along with a fiery representative from the far south.”
“He adds: "Although he had hopes for being the reincarnation of the All-knowing Yon-ten Gya-tso, he was made the reincarnation of Ngak-wang Ge-lek" (thams cad mkhyen pa yon tan rgya mtsho'i sprul sku yong du re yang ngag dbang dge legs kyi sprul sku byas pas).”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lek’.
A list of 3-letter words which cannot be formed by adding a letter to a 2-letter word (see Ken Clark's word lists found at http://www.seattlescrab...
Ever play "Words With Friends" with someone and they throw down some strange, unlikely group of letters that makes even the most mild and squeaky clean tongued person say "whiskey tango foxtrot"? ...
This started out as a Scrabble list, so I'm personally limiting myself to listing words which are acceptable in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, but go ahead and list whatever you can find...
The various names for "money" have been scattered about the world in various countries and are now coming together at last in this hopefully vast list.
...where C is any consonant and V is any vowel.
Things and situations that draw and inspire humans and/or animals, to interact with one another.
About what you'd expect...
Includes any intangible conceivable independently of Hom. Sap.
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but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
Okay, mostly on Wordie. But it's more fun here anyway.
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