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

  • n. A traditional Chinese measure of distance, today standardized at 500 meters (547 yards).
  • abbr. link (measurement)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional Chinese unit of distance, now standardized to 500 metres.
  • n. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.
  • n. A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.
  • n. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Chinese measure of distance, being a little more than one third of a mile.
  • n. A Chinese copper coin; a cash. See Cash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Chinese weight, equal to the one thousandth part of a liang or ounce.
  • n. A Chinese mile, equal to rather more than one third of an English mile, 27⅘ li being equal to 10 miles.
  • n. The chemical symbol of lithium.

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

  • n. a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
  • n. Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers
  • adj. being one more than fifty

Etymologies

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  • Li. Chemical element symbol for Lithium.

    December 16, 2007