Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obs. except in special phrases. Light; slender; slim; trivial.
  • adjective (Mus.) a line added above or below the staff to extend its compass; -- called also added line.
  • adjective Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident.
  • noun obsolete Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
  • noun obsolete A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government.
  • noun A ledger.

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  • adjective obsolete light; slender; slim; trivial

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

Etymologies

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

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

    August 30, 2011