Main meanings of l in English

: l1L2L3


Translate l into Spanish


  • 1(giving position or direction) left.

    • ‘l to r: Gordon, Anthony, and Mark’
  • 2(chiefly in horse racing) length(s)

    • ‘distances 5 l, 3 l’
  • 3l.(in textual references) line.

    • ‘l. 648’
  • 4Chemistry

  • 5Litre(s).

  • 6l. archaic Pound(s)

    • ‘a salary of 4l. a week’

  • (in mathematical formulae) length.

Main meanings of L in English

: l1L2L3


Pronunciation /ɛl/

Translate L into Spanish

nounplural noun Ls, plural noun L's

(also l)
  • 1The twelfth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1Denoting the next after K in a set of items, categories, etc.
  • 2LA shape like that of a capital L.

    • ‘an L-shaped building’
  • 3The Roman numeral for 50.


    Originally a symbol identified with the letter L, because of coincidence of form. In ancient Roman notation, L with a stroke above denoted 50,000.

  • 4North American informal A loss, setback, or failure.

    • ‘some folks just don't know how to take an L, do they?’

Main meanings of L in English

: l1L2L3


Pronunciation /ɛl/

Translate L into Spanish


  • 1(in tables of sports results) games lost.

  • 2Chemistry

    • ‘L-tryptophan’
  • 3L.Lake, Loch, or Lough (chiefly on maps)

    • ‘L. Ontario’
  • 4Large (as a clothes size).

  • 5British (on a motor vehicle) learner driver.

  • 6L.Linnaeus (as the source of names of animal and plant species)

    • ‘Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio machaon (L., 1758)’
  • 7Lire.

    • ‘the San Paolo deal should raise around L1,500bn’
  • 8Luxembourg (international vehicle registration).

  • 1Chemistry
    Avogadro's constant.

  • 2Physics