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lab {n} (laboratory) SEE: laboratory ::
Laban {prop} (brother of Rebekah) :: Labano
lab coat {n} /ˈlæb ˌkoʊt/ (coat worn by laboratory workers) :: camice da laboratorio {m}
labdanum {n} (resin) :: labdano {m}
label {n} /ˈleɪbəl/ (small ticket or sign giving information) :: etichetta {f}
label {v} (put a ticket or sign on) :: etichettare
labeling {n} (set of labels) :: etichettatura {f}
labellate {adj} :: labellato
labellum {n} /ləˈbɛl.əm/ :: labello {m}, labello {m}
labialization {n} (labialization) :: labializzazione {f}
labia majora {n} (outer folds of vulva) :: grandi labbra {f}
labia minora {n} ((anatomy) the two inner folds of skin within the cleft of the labia majora) :: piccole labbra {f}
labile {adj} /ˈleɪbaɪl/ (kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved) :: labile
lability {n} (susceptibility to change) :: instabilità {f}
labiodental {adj} /ˌleɪbioʊˈdentəl/ (articulated with the lower lip and upper teeth) :: labiodentale {m} {f}
labionasal {adj} (labial and nasal) :: labionasale
labio-palatal {adj} :: labiopalatale
laboratory {n} /ˈlæb(ə)ɹəˌtɔɹi/ (room, building or institution equipped for scientific research) :: laboratorio {m}
laboratory {n} (place where chemicals, drugs or microbes are prepared or manufactured) :: laboratorio {m}
laborer {n} /ˈleɪ.bɚ.ɚ/ (One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly) :: lavoratore {m}, operaio {m}
laborious {adj} (industrious) SEE: industrious ::
laborious {adj} (requiring much physical effort) :: laborioso
labor union {n} (labor union) SEE: trade union ::
labour {n} /ˈleɪ.bɚ/ (work) :: lavoro {m}
labour {n} (workers) :: lavoratori {m-p}, lavoranti {m-p} {f-p}
labour {n} (giving birth) :: parto {m}
labour {v} (to work) :: lavorare
labour force {n} (people available for employment) :: manodopera {f}
Labrador duck {n} (Camptorhynchus labradorius) :: anatra del Labrador
laburnum {n} (tree) :: maggiociondolo {m}, laburno {m}
labyrinth {n} /ˈlæb.ɚ.ɪnθ/ (maze) :: labirinto {m}
labyrinth {n} (part of inner ear) :: labirinto {m}
labyrinth {n} (anything complicated or confusing) :: meandro {m}
labyrinthal {adj} (like a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthian {adj} (mazelike) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthiform {adj} (having the form of a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthine {adj} /læb.əˈɹɪn.θɪn/ (physically resembling a labyrinth) :: labirintico
labyrinthitis {n} (inflammation) :: labirintite {f}
labyrinthopathy {n} :: labirintopatia {f}
labyrinthosis {n} :: labirintosi {f}
lac {n} /læk/ (a resinous substance) :: lacca {f}
Lacanian {adj} :: lacaniano
lace {n} /leɪs/ (fabric) :: pizzo {m}, merletto {m}
lace {n} (cord for fastening a shoe or garment) :: laccio {m}, stringa {f}
lace {v} (fasten with laces) :: allacciare, legare
lace {v} (add something harmful to) :: combinare, abbinare
laceration {n} /læsəˈɹeɪʃən/ (an irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue) :: lacerazione
lachanophobia {n} /ˌlækənəˈfəʊbɪə/ (irrational fear of vegetables) :: lachanofobia {f}
Lachesis {prop} /ˈlækɪsɪs/ (one of the Fates) :: Lachesi {f}
lachrymable {adj} (lamentable) SEE: lamentable ::
lachrymal {adj} (of or relating to tears) SEE: lacrimal ::
lachrymation {n} (flow of tears) :: lacrimazione
lachrymose {adj} /ˈlæk.ɹɪ.moʊs/ (tearful; causing tears) :: lacrimoso
laciferous {adj} :: laccifero
lack {n} /læk/ (deficiency, need) :: mancanza {f}, scarsità {f}, carenza {f}, penuria {f}
lack {v} (be without, need, require) :: mancare, scarseggiare, richiedere, necessitare
lackadaisical {adj} /ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl/ (showing no interest or enthusiasm) :: languido, apatico, stufato
lackey {n} /ˈlæ.ki/ (liveried male servant) :: lacchè {m}
lackey {n} (a fawning, servile follower) :: leccaculo {m}, lacchè, lecchino {m}
lacking {adj} /ˈlækɪŋ/ (missing or not having enough of something) :: sprovvisto
lackluster {adj} (Having no shine or lustre; dull) :: pallido, spento {m}
laconic {adj} /ləˈkɑnɪk/ (using as few words as possible) :: laconico {m}
laconism {n} (brevity in expression) :: laconismo {m}, laconicismo {m}
La Coruña {prop} (A Coruña) SEE: A Coruña ::
lacquerer {n} (one who lacquers) :: laccatore {m}
lacrimal {adj} (of or relating to tears) :: lacrimale
lacrosse {n} /ləˈkɹɔs/ (the sport) :: lacrosse {m}
lactam {n} (cyclic amides, nitrogen analogs of lactones) :: lattame {m}
lactic acid {n} (2-hydroxy-propanoic acid (CH3.CHOH.CO2H)) :: acido lattico {m}
lacto- {prefix} (milk) :: latto-
lactococcus {n} (bacterium of the genus Lactococcus) :: lattococco {m}
lactodensimeter {n} (a form of hydrometer for finding the density of milk) :: lattodensimetro {m}
lactogenesis {n} (secretion of milk by the mammary glands) :: lattogenesi {f}
lactometer {n} (device to weight cream) :: lattodensimetro {m}
lactoprotein {n} (protein) :: lattoproteina {f}
lactose {n} /ˈlæk.toʊs/ (disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products) :: lattosio {m}
ladder {n} /ˈladə/ (climbing tool) :: scala {f}
ladies and gentlemen {n} (phrase used to address an audience of men and women) :: signore e signori
Ladin {prop} /ləˈdiːn/ (the Romance language) :: ladino
Ladinian {prop} (subdivision of the Triassic period) :: Ladinico
Ladino {prop} /ləˈdiːnoʊ/ (Romance language) :: ladino {m}, lingua ladina {f}
Ladislaus {prop} (male given name) :: Ladislao {m}
ladle {n} /ˈleɪ.dəl/ (deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle) :: mestolo {m}
ladle {n} (container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal) :: siviera {f}
lady {n} /ˈleɪdi/ (woman of breeding and authority) :: signora {f}, dama {f}
lady {n} (wife of a lord) :: signora {f}
lady {n} (polite term referring a woman) :: signora {f}, dama {f}
Lady {n} (aristocratic title for a woman) :: Signora
ladybird {n} /ˈleɪ.di.bɝd/ (member of Coccinellidae) :: coccinella {f}
ladybug {n} (ladybird) SEE: ladybird ::
ladyfinger {n} (small sponge cake) :: savoiardo
ladyfinger {n} (okra) SEE: okra ::
Lady Luck {prop} (female personification of luck) :: Dea Bendata {f}
ladyship {n} /ˈleɪ.di.ʃɪp/ (Term of respect) :: La Signora {f}
lady's man {n} (womanizer) SEE: womanizer ::
lag {v} /læɡ/ (to fall behind) :: rimanere indietro
laggard {n} /ˈlæɡəd/ (one who lags behind) :: ritardatario {m}
lagomorph {n} (member of the mammalian taxonomic order, Lagomorpha, which includes hares, rabbits, and pikas) :: lagomorfo
lagoon {n} /ləˈɡuːn/ (shallow body of water) :: laguna {f}
lagophthalmia {n} :: lagoftalmo {m}
lagophthalmos {n} (lagophthalmia) :: lagoftalmo {m}
Lagos {prop} (former capital of Nigeria) :: Lagos {f}
Lagrangian {n} (function) SEE: Lagrangian function ::
Lagrangian function {n} (ifunction) :: lagrangiana {f}, funzione lagrangiana {f}
lahar {n} /ˈlɑhɑɹ/ (volcanic mudflow) :: lahar {m}
lair {n} /lɛəɹ/ (of an animal) :: tana {f}
lair {n} (of a criminal) :: covo {m}
lake {n} /leɪk/ (body of water) :: lago {m}
lake {n} (coloring agent) :: lacca {f}
Lake Como {prop} (lake in Italy) :: Lago di Como
Lake Erie {prop} (the lake) :: lago Erie {m}
Lake Garda {prop} (lake in Italy) :: Lago di Garda {m}
Lake Michigan-Huron {prop} (one of the Great Lakes) :: lago Michigan-Huron {m}
lake poet {n} (Romantic poet from the English Lake District) :: laghista {m}
Lake Superior {prop} (the lake) :: Lago Superiore {m}
lalopathy {n} :: lalopatia {f}
lalophobia {n} (fear of speaking) :: lalofobia {f}
laloplegia {n} (paralysis of the organs of speech) :: laloplegia {f}
lamaism {n} (Tibetan Buddhism) :: lamaismo {m}
lamaistic {adj} (of or pertaining to lamaism) :: lamaistico
Lamanite {n} (a descendant of Laman) :: Lamaniti
lamb {n} /læm/ (young sheep) :: agnello {m}, (baby lamb) agnellino {m}, agnella {f}
lamb {n} (flesh of lamb as food) :: agnello {m}
lambda {n} /ˈlæm.də/ (name of the Greek letter) :: lambda
lambdacism {n} (pronunciation of other sounds as l) :: lambdacismo {m}
lambdoid {adj} (shaped like the Greek letter lambda) :: lambdoideo
lambdoid suture {n} (dense, fibrous connective tissue joint on the posterior aspect of the skull) :: sutura lambdoidea {f}
Lambert {prop} /ˈlæmbɚt/ (male given name) :: Lamberto
Lamb of God {prop} (Jesus, symbolized as a sacrifice) :: Agnello di Dio
lame {adj} /leɪm/ (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs) :: zoppo
lame {adj} (slang: failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant) :: patetico, stupido
lame {adj} :: storpio
lame {v} (to cause a person or animal to become lame) :: azzoppare
lame duck {n} (a person or thing that is helpless, inefficient or disabled) :: brocco {m}, inetto {m}, incapace {m}
lame duck {n} (an official who is marking time until leaving their office) :: anatra zoppa {f}
lamella {n} (gill of a mushroom) SEE: gill ::
lamellophone {n} (musical instrument) :: [African form] sansa {f}
lament {n} /ləˈmɛnt/ (expression of grief, suffering, or sadness) :: lamento {m}
lament {v} (express grief) :: lamentarsi
lamentable {adj} /ləˈmɛn.tə.bəl/ (deplorable) :: lamentabile
lamentation {n} /ˌlæm.ɛnˈteɪ.ʃən/ (the act of lamenting) :: lamento {m}
Lamentations {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Lamentazioni {f-p}
lamia {n} /ˈleɪmɪə/ (monster in mythology) :: lamia
lammergeier {n} (bird) :: gipeto {m}
lammergeyer {n} (vulture) SEE: lammergeier ::
lamp {n} /læmp/ (device producing light) :: lampada {f}, lampadina {f}
lamp {n} (oil device producing light) :: lampada {f}
Lampedusa {prop} (Italian island) :: Lampedusa {f}
lamplighter {n} /ˈlæmpˌlaɪ.tə(ɹ)/ (a person employed to light streetlights) :: lampionaio {m}
lamppost {n} (pole that holds up a light) :: lampione {m}, palo della luce
lamprey {n} /ˈlæm.pɹi/ (a fish) :: lampreda
Lancastrian {adj} :: lancastriano
Lancastrian {n} :: lancastriano {m}
lance {n} /læns/ (weapon of war) :: lancia
lance {n} :: lancia {f}
lance corporal {n} (lance corporal) :: lancia spezzata {f}
Lancelot {prop} /ˈlɑn.sə.lɒt/ (the knight) :: Lancillotto
lancer {n} (cavalry soldier with a lance) :: lanciere {m}
lancet {n} /læn.sɪt/ (surgical instrument) :: lancetta {f}
land {n} /lænd/ (part of Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water) :: terra {f}
land {n} (country or region) :: terra {f}
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming) :: terreno {m}, distesa {f}, appezzamento {m}
land agent {n} :: fattore {m}, castaldo {m}
land bridge {n} (isthmus) :: ponte continentale
lander {n} /ˈlandə/ (space probe) :: modulo di atterraggio
landfill {v} /ˈlænd.fɪl/ (to dispose of waste) :: scaricare {f}
landfill {n} (site at which refuse is buried) :: discarica {f}
landgrave {n} (renderings of Landgraf) :: langravio {m}
landing {n} /ˈlændɪŋ/ (coming to earth, as of an airplane) :: atterraggio {m}
landing {n} (an in-between platform) :: pianerottolo {m}, caposcala {m}, ballatoio {m}, ripiano {m}
landing {n} (a place on a shoreline where a boat lands) :: imbarcadero {m}
landing gear {n} (undercarriage) :: carrello d'atterraggio {m}
landing net {n} (Fishnet) :: retino {m}
landing strip {n} (auxiliary or temporary runway for aircraft) :: pista d'atterraggio {f}
landline {n} (fixed telephone communications cable) :: telefonia fissa {f}
landline {n} (telephone connected by such a fixed wire) :: telefono fisso {m}
landlord {n} /ˈlænd.lɔɹd/ (person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo) :: proprietario {m}
landlubber {n} /ˈlænd.lʌb.ɚ/ (someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship) :: marinaio d'acqua dolce {m}
landmark {n} /ˈlændmɑɹk/ (recognizable feature) :: punto di riferimento {m}
land mine {n} /ˈlænd.maɪn/ (mine that is placed on land) :: mina terrestre {f}
Land of the Rising Sun {prop} (Japan) :: Paese del Sol Levante {m}
landscape {n} /ˈlandskeɪp/ (portion of land or territory) :: paesaggio {m}, panorama {f}
landscape {n} (picture representing a scene) :: paesaggio {m}
landscape {n} (pictorial aspect of a country) :: paesaggio {m}
landscape {n} (mode of printing) :: orizzontale
landscape {n} (scenario) :: scenario {m}, panorama {f}
landscape {v} (create or maintain a landscape) :: paesaggio {m}
landscape genetics {n} (discipline) :: genetica del paesaggio {f}
Landsknecht {n} (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century) SEE: lansquenet ::
landslide {n} /ˈlænd.slaɪd/ (natural disaster) :: frana {f}, smottamento {f}, slavina {f}
landslip {n} (A mass of land that has moved downslope) :: smottamento {m}
lane {n} /leɪn/ (passageway) :: passaggio {m}, corsia {f}
lane {n} (division of roadway) :: corsia {f}
lane {n} (division of racetrack) :: corsia {f}
lane {n} (course for ships or aircraft) :: corsia {f}
Langhe {prop} (hilly territory in Piedmont) :: Langhe {f-p}
Langhian {prop} (subdivision of the Miocene epoch) :: Langhiano
Langobard {n} (Lombard) SEE: Lombard ::
language {n} /ˈlæŋɡwɪd͡ʒ/ (body of words used as a form of communication) :: lingua {f}
language {n} (the ability to communicate using words) :: lingua, linguaggio
language {n} (nonverbal communication) :: linguaggio {m}
language {n} (vocabulary of a particular field) :: linguaggio {m}
language {n} (particular words used) :: linguaggio {m}
language {n} (computer language, see also: computer language) :: linguaggio {m}
language exchange {n} (language exchange) :: tandem linguistico {m}, scambio di lingua {m}
language swap {n} (language exchange) SEE: language exchange ::
langued {adj} (having the tongue visible) :: lampassato
Languedoc {prop} (French province) :: Linguadoca {f}
languid {adj} /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪd/ (lacking enthusiasm, energy or strength) :: languido, atono
languish {v} /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ (to lose strength and become weak) :: intristire, languire
languish {v} (to live in miserable conditions) :: vivachiare
languish {v} (to be neglected, to make little progress) :: stagnare, segnare il passo
languor {n} (a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling) :: languore
lanichol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin ::
laniol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin ::
lanky {adj} /ˈlæŋk.i/ (tall, slim) :: allampanato {m}
lanolin {n} (greasy yellow substance) :: lanolina {f}
lansquenet {n} /ˌlænskəˈnɛt/ (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century) :: lanzichenecco {m}
lansquenet {n} (gambling card game) :: zecchinetta {f}, zecchinetto {m}, lanzichenecco {m}
lantern {n} /ˈlæn.tɚn/ (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light) :: lanterna {f}
lantern {n} (a smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one) :: lanterna {f}
lanthanide {n} (Any of the 14 rare earth elements) :: lantanide {m}
lanthanum {n} /ˈlænθənəm/ (metallic element) :: lantanio {m}
lanthionine {n} (analogue of cystine) :: lantionina {f}
Lao {n} /laʊ/ (person) :: laotiano {m}, laotiana {f}
Lao {n} (language) :: laotiano
Laocoön {prop} /leɪˈɒkɵ.ɒn/ (Trojan or Argonaut) :: Laocoonte
Laos {prop} /ˈlaʊs/ (country in Southeast Asia) :: Laos {m}
Laotian {n} (Laotian person) SEE: Lao ::
Laotian {prop} /leɪˈoʊʃən/ (language) :: laotiano
lap {n} /læp/ (upper legs of a seated person) :: grembo {m}
laparoscope {n} (thin endoscope) :: laparoscopio {m}
laparoscopic {adj} (relating to laparoscopy) :: laparoscopico
laparotomy {n} (surgical procedure) :: laparotomia {f}
La Paz {prop} /lɑːˈpæz/ (capital of Bolivia) :: La Paz {f}
lapel {n} /ləˈpɛl/ (each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit) :: risvolto {m}
LaPerm {n} :: gatto LaPerm
lapidation {n} (act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death) :: lapidazione {f}
lapis lazuli {n} /ˌlæpɪs ˈlæz(j)əli/ (precious blue stone) :: lapislazzuli {m}
Laplace distribution {n} (probability distribution) :: distribuzione di Laplace
Laplacian {adj} (of, or relating to Laplace) :: laplaciano {m}
Lapland {prop} (region in Scandinavia) :: Lapponia {f}
Lappland {prop} (Lapland) SEE: Lapland ::
laptop {n} /ˈlæp.tɑp/ (computing: a laptop computer) :: (computer) portàtile {m}
laptop computer {n} (laptop) SEE: laptop ::
lapwing {n} /ˈlæpwɪŋ/ (bird belonging to the subfamily Vanellinae) :: vanello {m}
L'Aquila {prop} (province) :: L'Aquila
L'Aquila {prop} (town) :: L'Aquila
Lara {prop} /ˈlɑːɹə/ (female given name) :: Lara {f}
larboard {n} (port) SEE: port ::
larch {n} /ˈlɑɹtʃ/ (a coniferous tree) :: larice {m}
lard {n} (bacon) SEE: bacon ::
lard {n} /lɑɹd/ (fat from the abdomen of a pig) :: strutto, lardo {m}
lard {v} (to stuff with bacon or pork) :: farcire con pancetta
lard {v} (to smear with fat or lard) :: spalmare con lardo
lard {v} (to garnish or strew) :: infiorare, infarcire, abbellire
lard {v} (to fatten; enrich) :: ingrassare
large {adj} /ˈlɑːd͡ʒ/ (of greater size, see also: big) :: grande
large intestine {n} (bodily organ) :: intestino crasso {m}
Large Magellanic Cloud {prop} (largest satellite of Milky Way) :: Grande Nube di Magellano {f}
largen {v} (enlarge) SEE: enlarge ::
large-scale {adj} (large in amount, scope or extent) :: su larga scala
largess {n} /lɑɹˈdʒɛs/ (the gifts or money given in such a way) :: elargizione
large-tailed antshrike {n} (a passerine of the antbird family) :: averla formichiera di Leach
lark {n} /lɑːk/ (bird) :: allodola {f}, lodola {f}
lark {n} (one who wakes early) :: mattiniero {m}
Larssonian {adj} :: larssoniano
larvicolous {adj} :: larvicolo
larvivorous {adj} (feeding on insect larvae) :: larvivoro
laryngeal {adj} /ləˈɹɪn.dʒi.əl/ (of or pertaining to larynx) :: laringico
laryngeal {n} (laryngeal sound) :: suono laringale {m}
laryngeal {n} (in Proto-Indo-European linguistics, one of the typically three reconstructed consonants) :: laringale {f}
laryngismus {n} /læɹɪnˈd͡ʒɪzməs/ (medicine) :: laringismo {m}
laryngitis {n} /læɹɪnˈdʒajɾɪs/ (inflammation of the larynx) :: laringite {f}
laryngological {adj} (of or pertaining to laryngology) :: laringologico
laryngologist {n} (a person who studies or specializes in laryngology) :: laringologo {m}, laringologa {f}
laryngology {n} (branch of physiology) :: laringologia {f}
laryngopharynx {n} (anatomy: the part of the pharynx below and behind the larynx) :: laringofaringe {m} {f}
laryngoscope {n} (endoscope used for viewing the interior of the larynx) :: laringoscopio {m}
larynx {n} /ˈlæ.ɹɪŋks/ (the organ) :: laringe {f}
lasagna {n} /ləˈzɑ.njə/ (flat sheet of pasta) :: lasagna {f}
lasagna {n} (baked dish) :: lasagna, lasagne {f-p}
lascivious {adj} /ləˈsɪvɪəs/ (wanton) :: lascivo
lasciviousness {n} (the state or characteristic of being lascivious) :: lascivia {f}, libidinosità {f}, lascività {f}
laser {n} /ˈleɪzɚ/ (device producing beam of light) :: laser {m}
lash {n} (eyelash; hair growing from the eyelid) SEE: eyelash ::
lash {n} /læʃ/ (thong of a whip) :: staffile {m}
lash {n} (stroke with a whip) :: staffilata {f}, sferzata {f}
lash {n} (stroke of satire or sarcasm) :: sferzata {f}
lash {v} (to scold) :: rimproverare
lash out {v} (To make a fierce verbal attack) :: vituperare
La Spezia {prop} /lɑ ˈspɛtsi.ə/ (province in Liguria, Italy) :: La Spezia {f}
La Spezia {prop} (city in Liguria, Italy) :: La Spezia {f}
lass {n} (sweetheart) SEE: sweetheart ::
lasso {n} /ˈlæs.oʊ/ (a long rope with a sliding loop) :: lacciaia {f}
last {adj} /lɑːst/ (final) :: ultimo
last {adj} (most recent) :: più recente
last {adj} (least preferable) :: ultimo
last {adv} (after everything else) :: per ultimo
last {adv} (finally) :: infine, alla fine
last {v} (to endure, continue over time) :: durare
last {v} (to hold out) :: resistere
last {n} (tool) :: forma {f}
last but not least {adv} /ˈlæst bʌt nɑt ˈlist/ (An expression to start the last item of a list) :: ultimo ma non meno importante
last but one {adj} (penultimate) SEE: penultimate ::
last call {n} (Last announcement on which drinks can be purchased before closing time) :: ultimo giro {m}
lasting {adj} (persisting for an extended period of time) :: permanente, duraturo, durevole
Last Judgment {prop} (judgment day) :: Giudizio universale {m}, Giudizio finale {m}
last name {n} (surname) SEE: surname ::
last night {n} (previous evening or night) :: notte scorsa, ieri notte, ieri sera
last night {adv} (during the night before today) :: iernotte, ieri notte, iersera
last resort {n} (The only remaining option) :: ultima risorsa {f}, ultima spiaggia {f}
last straw {n} (small additional burden) :: l'ultima goccia, la goccia che fa traboccare il vaso
Last Supper {prop} (last meal Jesus ate with disciples) :: L'Ultima Cena
last word {n} (finest, highest or ultimate representation of some class of object) :: non plus ultra {m}
last word {n} (concluding remarks) :: l'ultima parola {f}
last year {adv} (year before this one) :: l'anno scorso
latch {n} /lætʃ/ (fastening for a door) :: chiavistello {m}, fermo {m}
late {adj} /leɪt/ (near the end of a period of time) :: tardi
late {adj} (not arriving until after an expected time) :: in ritardo
late {adj} (euphemism for dead) :: fu
late {adv} (proximate in time) :: tardi
latecomer {n} /ˈleɪtˌkʌm.ɚ/ (one who arrived late) :: ritardatario {m}
lateen {n} /lætˈin/ (sail) :: vela latina {f}
late lamented {adj} (Sadly missed, due to death) :: compianto
Late Latin {prop} (form of the Latin language) :: basso latino {m}
lately {adv} (recently) SEE: recently ::
Late Middle Ages {prop} (Translations) :: tardo Medioevo, basso Medioevo
latency {n} /ˈleɪ.tən.si/ (delay) :: latenza {f}
latent {adj} /ˈleɪ.tənt/ (existing or present but concealed or inactive) :: latente
later {adv} /ˈleɪtɚ/ (more late) :: più in ritardo
later {adv} (afterward in time) :: più tardi
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future) :: più tardi
later {adj} (more late) :: più in ritardo
later {adj} (coming afterward in time) :: posteriore
lateral {adj} /ˈlæt.ɚ.əl/ (of or pertaining to the side) :: laterale
lateral {adj} (pertaining to the left or right of the body) :: laterale
lateralization {n} (localization of a function to the right or left side of the brain) :: lateralizzazione {f}
laterally {adv} (done in a lateral manner) :: lateralmente
lateral rectus {n} (muscle) :: muscolo retto laterale {m}
Lateran {prop} (church and palace in Rome) :: Laterano
lateroflexion {n} (bending to one side) :: lateroflessione {f}
later on {adv} :: più tardi
latex {n} /ˈleɪˌtɛks/ (milky sap) :: latice {m}, lattice {m}
lathe {n} /leɪð/ (machine tool used to shape a piece of material) :: tornio {m}
lathe carrier {n} (a clamp that fixes a workpiece to a lathe) :: menabrida {m}
lather {n} /ˈlæðɚ/ (foam of soap and water) :: schiuma di sapone {f}
lather {v} (to cover with lather) :: insaponare
latifundism {n} (agriculture dominated by large estates) :: latifondismo {m}
Latin {adj} /ˈlæt.n/ (of the language) :: latino
Latin {adj} (of the script) :: latino
Latin {adj} (of ancient Rome) :: romano {m}, romana {f}
Latin {adj} (of Latium) :: laziale {m} {f}
Latin {adj} (of descendants from ancient Romans) :: neolatino {m}, neolatina {f}
Latin {adj} (of/from Latin America) :: sudamericano
Latin {n} (language of the ancient Romans) :: latino {m}
Latin {n} (person native to ancient Rome or its Empire) :: romano {m}, romana {f}
Latin {n} (person whose native tongue is one descended from Latin) :: di lingua neolatina
Latin {n} :: neolatino {m}, neolatina {f}
Latina {prop} (province) :: Latina {f}
Latina {prop} (town) :: Latina {f}
Latin alphabet {n} (the 26-letter alphabet) :: alfabeto latino {m}
Latin America {prop} (parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese) :: America latina {f}
Latin American {n} (A native or inhabitant of Latin America) :: latino-americano
Latinism {n} (Latinism) :: latinismo {m}
Latinist {n} (scholar who studies Latin) :: latinista {m} {f}
Latinity {n} (essence of being Latin) :: latinità {f}
Latinize {v} (to transliterate to Latin script) SEE: romanize ::
Latino-Faliscan {adj} (Relating to the Latin and Faliscan tongues) :: latino-falisco
Latino-Faliscan {prop} (An Italic language family.) :: latino-falisco
latissimus dorsi {n} (muscle) :: gran dorsale {m}
latitude {n} /ˈlæt.ɪ.tud/ (angular distance north or south from the equator) :: latitudine {f}
latitude {n} (imaginary line parallel to the equator) :: latitudine {f}
Latium {prop} /ˈleɪ.ʃi.əm/ (region of central Italy) :: Lazio {m}
latrine {n} /ləˈtɹiːn/ (a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench, see also: toilet; outhouse) :: latrina {f}, cesso alla turca {m}
latrine {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot ::
-latry {suffix} /-lətɹi/ (forms a noun meaning worship of stemmed noun) :: -latria {f}
latte {n} /ˈlɑ.teɪ/ (caffè latte) :: caffellatte
latter {adj} /ˈlæt̬.əɹ/ (relating to or being the second of two items) :: secondo {m}
latter-day {adj} (modern, recent) SEE: modern ::
lattice {n} /ˈlæt.ɪs/ (flat panel constructed with strips of wood or other material) :: grata {f}, graticcio {m}, cannicciata {f}
lattice {n} (regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points) :: graticcio {m}, traliccio {m}, reticolo {m}, griglia {f}
lattice {n} (partially ordered set) :: reticolo {m}
lattice theory {n} (branch of mathematics) :: teoria dei reticoli {f}
Latvia {prop} /ˈlæt.vi.ə/ (country) :: Lettonia
Latvian {adj} /ˈlætvi.ən/ (pertaining to Latvia or the Latvian language) :: lettone {m} {f}
Latvian {n} (Baltic language of Latvia) :: lettone {m}
Latvian {n} (person pertaining to Latvia) :: lettone {m} {f}
laud {n} /lɔd/ (praise or glorification) :: lode {f}
laud {v} (to praise, to glorify) :: lodare, glorificare
laudanum {n} (the tincture of opium once widely used) :: laudano {m}
laudation {n} /lɔːˈdeɪ.ʃən/ (act of lauding) :: lode {f}
laugh {n} /læf/ (expression of mirth peculiar to the human species) :: riso {m}, risata {f}
laugh {n} (something that provokes mirth or scorn) :: ludibrio {m}, derisione, disdegno {m}, ilarità {f}
laugh {v} (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds) :: ridere
laughable {adj} (fitted to exite laughter) :: ridicolo, risibile
laughing kookaburra {n} (Dacelo novaeguineae) :: kookaburra sghignazzante {m}
laughing stock {n} (object of ridicule) :: zimbello {m}, oggetto di scherno {m}
laugh one's head off {v} (laugh uproariously) :: sbellicarsi dalle risa, sganasciarsi dalle risate
laughter {n} /ˈlæftɚ/ (sound (as) of laughing) :: risata {f}, riso {m}
laughter {n} (movement of the muscles of the laughing face) :: risata {f}
laugh up one's sleeve {v} (laugh secretly or to oneself) :: ridere sotto i baffi
launch {v} /lɔnt͡ʃ/ (throw, hurl, let fly, propel with force) :: lanciare
launchable {adj} :: varabile
launch pad {n} /ˈlɑntʃ.pæd/ (launch pad) :: piattaforma di lancio {f}, rampa di lancio {f}
launchpad {n} (launch pad) SEE: launch pad ::
laundry {n} /ˈlɔːn.dɹi/ (laundering; washing) :: bucato {m}
laundry {n} (place or room where laundering is done) :: lavanderia {f}
laundry {n} (that which needs to be laundered) :: bucato {m}
Laura {prop} /ˈlɔɹə/ (female given name) :: Laura
laurel {n} /ˈlɔɹ.əl/ (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus) :: alloro {m}
laurel {n} :: allori {m-p}
Laurel and Hardy {prop} /ˈlɔɹ.əl ænd ˈhɑɹ.di/ :: Cric e Croc
Laurence {prop} (male given name) :: Lorenzo
laurestine {n} /ˈlɒɹ.ɘs.tiːn/ (Viburnum tinus) :: lentaggine {f}
Lausanne {prop} /loʊˈzæn/ (city) :: Losanna {f}
lava {n} /ˈlɑːvə/ (molten rock) :: lava {f}
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma ::
lavabo {n} /ləˈveɪbəʊ/ (church washbasin) :: lavabo {m}
lavatory {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
lavatory {n} (sink) SEE: sink ::
lavender {n} /ˈlæv.ən.dɚ/ (plant) :: lavanda {f}
lavender {n} (colour) :: lavanda {f}
LaVeyan Satanism {prop} (the religion of the Church of Satan) :: satanismo di LaVey
lavish {adj} /ˈlævɪʃ/ (profuse) :: prodigo, profuso, generoso
lavish {adj} (excessive) :: eccessivo, smodato, sovrabbondante
lavish {v} (to expend or bestow with profusion) :: prodigare, profondere, spendere profusamente
law {n} /lɔ/ (body of rules established in a community by its authorities) :: legge {f}
law {n} (any rule that must or should be obeyed) :: legge {f}
law {n} (statement of (observed, established) order, sequence or relationship of phenomena) :: legge {f}
law {n} (mathematics: statement that is true under specified conditions) :: legge {f}
law {n} (informal: the police) :: legge {f}
law-abiding {adj} (obeying the laws) :: rispettoso della legge
law enforcement {n} (various government agencies involved in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals) :: forze dell'ordine {f-p}
lawlessness {n} (a lack of law and order) :: illegalità {f}
lawmaker {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator ::
lawman {n} (lawyer) SEE: lawyer ::
lawn {n} /lɔn/ (ground covered with grass) :: prato {m}
lawn bowling {n} (bowls) SEE: bowls ::
lawn mower {n} (machine for cutting grass) SEE: lawnmower ::
lawn-mower {n} (lawnmower) SEE: lawnmower ::
lawnmower {n} /ˈlɔːn.məʊ.ə/ (a device to cut grass) :: tosaerba {m}, falciatrice {f}, tagliaerba {m}, rasaerba {m}
law of cosines {n} (statement) :: teorema del coseno {m}
law of nature {n} (natural law) SEE: natural law ::
Lawrence {prop} (male given name) SEE: Laurence ::
lawrencium {n} /ləˈrɛnsiəm/ (chemical element) :: laurenzio {m}
lawsuit {n} /ˈlɔˌs(j)ut/ (case where a court is needed to resolve differences) :: causa di tribunale {f}, causa
lawyer {n} /ˈlɔɪ.ɚ/ (professional person authorized to practice law) :: avvocato {m}, legale
lawyer {n} :: avvocato {m}
lawyer's wig {n} (Coprinus comatus) :: agarico chiomato {m}
lax {adj} /læks/ (not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation) :: lasso {m}, lassista
lax {adj} (loose; not tight or taut) :: allentato {m}, sciolto {m}, lasso, lento, lasco
lax {adj} (lacking care) :: trascurato, negligente
laxative {n} /ˈlæk.sə.tɪv/ (substance with a laxative effect) :: lassativo {m}
lay {v} /leɪ/ (to place something down in a position of rest) :: posare, porre
lay {v} (to leave something somewhere) :: lasciare
lay {v} (to prepare groundwork, table etc.) :: disporre
lay {v} (to install certain building materials) :: posare
lay {v} (to deposit an egg) :: deporre
lay {adj} (non-professional) :: profano {m}, profana {f}
lay {adj} (non-clergy) :: laico {m}, laica {f}
layabout {n} /ˈleɪəˌbaʊt/ (lazy person) :: sfaccendato {m}, perdigiorno {m}
lay day {n} (day in which a vessel may load or unload a cargo without paying an extra charge) :: stallia {f}
layer {n} /ˈleɪ.ɚ/ (single thickness of some material covering a surface) :: strato {m}
layer {n} (item of clothing worn under or over another) :: strato {m}
layer {n} (deposit) :: strato {m}
layer {n} (hen kept to lay eggs) :: ovaiola {f}
layering {n} (a method of propagating plants by rooting cuttings) :: margotta {f}, propagginazione {f}
lay figure {n} (jointed model) SEE: dummy ::
lay figure {n} (unimportant person) SEE: Joe Average ::
layman {n} (someone who is not an ordained cleric) :: laico, profano {m}
layman {n} (someone who is not a professional in a given field) :: profano {m}
lay off {v} (to dismiss workers from employment) :: licenziare
layperson {n} (one who is not a cleric) :: laico {m}
layperson {n} (one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject) :: profano {m}
Lazarist {n} (member of an order) :: lazzarista {m}
Lazarist {adj} (of an order) :: lazzarista
Lazarus {prop} /ˈlæzəɹəs/ (New Testament characters) :: Lazzaro
lazily {adv} (in a lazy manner) :: indolentemente, infingardamente, neghittosamente, oziosamente, pigramente, svogliatamente
laziness {n} (quality of being lazy) :: pigrizia {f}
Lazio {prop} (Italian region) :: Lazio {m}
lazurite {n} (lapis lazuli) SEE: lapis lazuli ::
lazy {adj} /ˈleɪzi/ (unwilling to work) :: pigro
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy) :: poltrone {m}, pigrone {m}, scaldaseggiole {m}
Lübeck {prop} (city) :: Lubecca {f}
LCD {n} (liquid crystal display) :: LCD {m}
lead {n} /lɛd/ (chemical element) :: piombo {m}
lead {n} (plummet to measure depth of water) :: scandaglio {m}
lead {n} (separator line in print) :: interlinea {f}
lead {n} (sheets or plates covering a roof) :: lamiera {f}
lead {n} (refill for writing tool) :: mina {f}
lead {n} (bullets) :: piombo {m}, pallottola {m}
lead {v} /liːd/ (guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection) :: guidare, condurre
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course) :: condurre
lead {v} (conduct or direct with authority) :: condurre
lead {v} (draw or direct by influence) :: convincere, influenzare
lead {v} (guide or conduct oneself) :: comportarsi
lead {v} (begin a game of cards or dominoes) :: essere di mano
lead {v} (intransitive: to guide or conduct) :: comportarsi
lead {v} (intransitive: be ahead of others) :: andare avanti
lead {v} (intransitive: have the highest interim score in a game) :: essere in testa
lead {v} (intransitive: to go first) :: andare avanti
lead {n} (act of leading or conducting) :: guida {f}
leaden {adj} /ˈlɛdən/ (made of lead) :: plumbeo {m}
leaden {adj} (dull) :: plumbeo
leader {n} /ˈlidɚ/ (one having authority) :: capo {m}, duce {m}
leading {adj} (providing guidance) :: principale
leading diagonal {n} (main diagonal) SEE: main diagonal ::
lead poisoning {n} (chronic intoxiction caused by lead) SEE: plumbism ::
leaf {n} /liːf/ (part of a plant) :: foglia {f}
leaf {n} (sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin) :: foglia {f}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book) :: foglio {m}
leaf {n} (flat section used to extend a table) :: prolunga {f}
leaf {n} (computing, mathematics: tree node without descendants) :: foglia
leaf {n} (tea leaves) SEE: tea leaf ::
leafless {adj} (without leaves) :: afillo
leaflet {n} /ˈliːflɪt/ (component of a compound leaf) :: fogliolina {f}
leaflet {n} (small piece of paper with information) :: dépliant {m}, volantino {m}
leaf through {v} (to turn the pages of (a book) idly, reading short sections at random) :: sfogliare
leafy {adj} /ˈliːfi/ (covered with leaves) :: foglioso {m}, fogliosa {f}, fronzuto {m}, fronzuto {f}
league {n} /liːɡ/ (a group or association of cooperating members) :: lega
league {n} (organization of sports teams) :: lega
league {n} (distance) :: lega
League of Nations {prop} (international organization) :: Società delle Nazioni {f}
league table {n} (tabular display of teams) :: classifica
Leah {prop} (elder daughter of Laban) :: Lia; Lea (older versions)
leak {n} /liːk/ (hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape) :: falla {f}, perdita {f}, infiltrazione {f}, crepa {f}, dispersione {f}
leak {n} (entrance or escape of a fluid) :: fessura {f}, falla {f}, fuga {f}, crepa {f}
leak {n} (divulgation, or disclosure, of information) :: fuga {f}, trapelare {m}
leak {n} (The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurred) :: talpa {f}
leak {n} :: falla {f}
leak {v} (to allow fluid to escape or enter) :: perdere, percolare
leak {v} (to reveal secret information) :: far trapelare, trapelare, filtrare
leakage {n} (act of leaking) :: perdita {f}, fuga {f}
lean {v} /liːn/ (to incline) :: pendere
lean {v} (to hang outwards) :: sporgersi
lean {v} (to press against) :: reclinare, appoggiare, adagiarsi, adagiare
lean {adj} (being slim and muscular) :: magro, asciutto {m}, slanciato {m}, sodo {m}
lean {adj} (of meat, having little fat) :: magro
lean {adj} (having little extra or little to spare) :: magro {m}, scarso {m}
lean {adj} (having a low proportion of a desired substance) :: magra {f}, ricca {f}
Leander {prop} (Greek lover of Hero) :: Leandro
Leander {prop} (male given name) :: Leandro
Leaning Tower of Pisa {prop} (the leaning bell tower in the Italian town of Pisa) :: torre pendente di Pisa {f}, torre di Pisa {f}, [informal] torre pendente {f}
leap {v} /liːp/ (to jump) :: saltare
leap {n} (the act of leaping) :: salto {m}
leapfrog {n} /ˈliːpfɹɒɡ/ (game) :: cavallina {f}
leaps and bounds {adv} (idiom: considerably) :: passi da gigante {m-p}
leap second {n} (second of time added to the year occasionally to compensate for variation in the rate of Earth's rotation) :: secondo intercalare {m}
leap year {n} (366-day year in the Gregorian calendar) :: anno bisestile {m}
learn {v} /lɜːn/ (to acquire knowledge or ability) :: imparare, apprendere
learn {v} (to attend educational activity) :: imparare, apprendere
learn {v} (to make use of a bad experience) :: imparare
learn {v} (to be studying) :: imparare, studiare
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out) :: apprendere
learning {n} /ˈlɝnɪŋ/ (action of the verb) :: apprendimento
learning difference {n} (learning disability) SEE: learning disability ::
learning difficulty {n} (learning disability) SEE: learning disability ::
learning disability {n} (disability which prevents the sufferer from learning in a typical manner) :: disturbi specifici di apprendimento {p}
leash {n} /liːʃ/ (long cord for dogs) :: guinzaglio {m}
least {determiner} /liːst/ (the smallest amount of) :: minimo
least {adv} (in the smallest degree) :: meno
least common multiple {n} (in math) :: minimo comune multiplo {m}
least weasel {n} /ˈliːstˈwizəl/ (Mustela nivalis) :: donnola {f}
leather {n} /ˈlɛðə/ (material produced by tanning animal skin) :: cuoio {m}
leave {v} /liːv/ (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting) :: lasciare, dimenticare
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with) :: partire
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive)) :: partire
leave {n} (permission to be absent) :: permesso
leave {n} (departure) :: partenza
leave me alone {phrase} (stop talking to me) :: lasciami in pace
leaven {n} /ˈlɛv.ən/ (any agent used to make dough rise) :: lievito
leaven {v} (to add leavening) :: lievitare
leaven {v} (to cause to rise by fermentation) :: lievitare
leave of absence {n} (absence from work) SEE: leave ::
leave out {v} (to leave out or to not include) SEE: omit ::
leave someone in the lurch {v} (to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation) :: lasciare in asso, piantare in asso
Lebanese {n} /lɛ.bəˈniːz/ (A person from Lebanon) :: libanese
Lebanese {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Lebanon, its people or language) :: libanese
Lebanon {prop} /ˈlɛbənən/ (Lebanese Republic) :: (il) Libano {m}
Lecce {prop} (province) :: Lecce {f}
Lecce {prop} (town) :: Lecce {f}
Lecco {prop} (province) :: Lecco {f}
Lecco {prop} (town) :: Lecco {f}
Le Chatelier's principle {prop} (chemical principle) :: principio di Le Châtelier {m}
lecher {n} /lɛtʃə(ɹ)/ (a lecherous man) :: mandrillo {m}, pervertito {m}, depravato {m}, libertino {m}
lecherous {adj} /ˈlɛtʃəɹəs/ (given to a lustful craving of sexual activities) :: lascivo, libidinoso, lussurioso, libertino, licenzioso
Lechitic {adj} (related to the Polish language group) :: lechitico
lecithin {n} /ˈlɛs.ə.θɪn/ (lecithin) :: lecitina {f}
lectern {n} (a stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service) :: leggio
lector {n} (lay person who reads aloud certain religious texts) :: lettore {m}, lettrice {f}
lecture {n} /ˈlɛk.t͡ʃɚ/ (a spoken lesson) :: conferenza {f}
lecture {v} (to berate, to scold) :: sgridare
lecturer {n} /ˈlɛktʃəɹɚ/ (person who gives lectures) :: conferenziere {m}
LED {n} /ɛl.iː.ˈdiː/ (light-emitting diode) :: LED {m}
ledge {n} /lɛdʒ/ (shelf) :: mensola {f}, ripiano, scaffale {m}
ledge {n} (of rocks) :: cengia {f}, stralpo {m}
ledge {n} (layer) :: strato {m}
ledge {n} (lode) :: filone {m}
ledger {n} /ˈlɛdʒə(ɹ)/ (book for keeping notes) :: registro {m}
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries) :: registro contabile {m}
ledger {n} (board attached to a wall to provide support) :: traversa {f}
ledger line {n} (notation to inscribe notes outside the musical staffs) :: taglio addizionale {m}
leech {n} /liːtʃ/ (annelid) :: sanguisuga {f}, mignatta {f}
leech {n} (aft edge of a triangular sail) :: balumina {f}
leech {n} (physician) SEE: physician ::
leek {n} /liːk/ (vegetable) :: porro {m}
leer {v} /lɪɹ/ (to look with sexual desire or malicious intent) :: sbirciare
lees {n} :: feccia {f}
leeward {adj} /ˈl(j)uːɜ(ɹ)d/ (Downwind) :: sottovento
leeward {adv} (Downwind) :: sottovento
leeway {n} /ˈliːˌweɪ]/ (drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction) :: scarroccio {m}, deriva {f}
leeway {n} (degree or amount of freedom or flexibility) :: margine di azione
Lefkosia {prop} (capital of Northern Cyprus) :: Lefkosia {f}
left {adj} /lɛft/ (the west side of the body when one is facing north) :: sinistro
left {adv} (on the left side) :: a sinistra
left {adv} (towards the left side) :: a sinistra
left {n} (the left side) :: sinistra {f}
left {n} (the ensemble of left-wing political parties) :: sinistra {f}
left {v} (remaining) :: rimasto
left-handed {n} (preferring the left hand over the right) :: mancino
left-hander {n} (a person who is left-handed) :: mancino {m}, mancina {f}
leftist {n} /ˈlɛftɪst/ (a person who holds views associated with the political left) :: sinistroide {m} {f}
leftist {adj} (Pertaining to the political left) :: sinistroide, sinistrorso
left-luggage office {n} (place where luggage may be left) :: deposito bagagli {m}
leftover {adj} (remaining as meal is complete) :: avanzato {m}
leftover {n} (something left behind) :: avanzo {m}, rimanenza {f}, residuo {m}
leftovers {n} (food remaining after a meal) :: avanzi {m-p}
left-wing {adj} (supporting political change) :: sinistra
lefty {n} (left-hander) SEE: left-hander ::
leg {n} /lɛɡ/ (lower limb from groin to ankle) :: gamba {f} (human), zampa {f} (animal), coscia {f} (chicken)
legacy {n} /ˈlɛɡəsi/ (money or property bequeathed to someone in a will) :: eredità, lascito
legacy {n} (something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage) :: eredità, retaggio {m}, lascito {m}
legal {adj} /ˈliɡəl/ (relating to the law or to lawyers) :: legale, giuridico
legal {adj} (having its basis in the law) :: legale
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law) :: legale
legalise {v} /ˈliːɡəlaɪz/ (make legal) :: legalizzare
legalization {n} (process of making something legal) :: legalizzazione {f}
legalize {v} (legalise) SEE: legalise ::
legally {adv} /ˈliːɡəli/ (as permitted by law) :: legalmente
legal tender {n} (currency that cannot be refused as payment to extinguish a debt) :: valuta legale {f}
legato {adv} /ləˈɡɑ.toʊ/ (music: smoothly, in a connected manner) :: legato {m}
legend {n} /ˈlɛdʒ.ənd/ (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events) :: legenda {f}, leggenda {f}, favola {f}, epopea {f}
legend {n} (any person of extraordinary accomplishment) :: legenda {f}, mito {m}, mostro sacro {m}, leggenda {f}
leghorn {n} /ˈlɛɡhɔɹn/ (small white chicken breed) :: livorno {f}, livornese {f}, gallina livornese {f}, galletto livornese {m}
legible {adj} /ˈlɛd͡ʒəbl/ (being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting) :: leggibile
legion {n} /ˈliːdʒən/ (the major unit or division of the Roman army) :: legione {f}
legionary {n} (member of a legion) :: legionario {m}
legionnaire {n} (a member of a legion) SEE: legionary ::
legislate {v} /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt/ (pass laws) :: legiferare
legislation {n} /ˌlɛd͡ʒɪsˈleɪʃən/ (the act of legislating) :: legislazione {f}
legislation {n} (law already enacted by legislature) :: leggi {f-p}
legislative {adj} /ˈlɛ.dʒɪˌsleɪ.tɪv/ (having the power to make laws) :: legislativo
legislator {n} (who creates or enacts laws) :: legislatore {m}
legist {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator ::
legitimacy {n} (quality of being legitimate or valid; validity) :: legittimità {f}
legitimately {adv} (in a legitimate manner) :: legittimamente
legitimistic {adj} :: legittimistico
legitimize {v} (to make legitimate) :: legittimare
legman {n} (errand boy) SEE: errand boy ::
leguaan {n} (iguana) SEE: iguana ::
Leiden {prop} /ˈleɪdən/ (city in South Holland) :: Leida {f}
Leipzig {prop} /ˈlaɪpsɪɡ/ (City in Saxony, Germany) :: Lipsia
leisure {n} /ˈlɛʒə(ɹ)/ (freedom provided) :: svago {m}
leisure {n} (time free) :: agio {m}, ozio {m}, tempo libero {m}
lemma {n} (linguistics: lexeme) SEE: lexeme ::
lemma {n} /ˈlɛmə/ (mathematics: proposition used mainly in the proof of some other proposition) :: lemma {n}
lemma {n} (linguistics: canonical form of a term) :: lemma {n}
lemmatize {v} (to convert an inflected form into a lemma) :: lemmatizzare
lemniscate {n} /lɛmˈnɪskət/ (mathematics: figure-of-eight closed curve) :: lemniscata {f}
lemniscatic {adj} /ˌlɛmnɪˈskætɪk/ (shaped like a figure-of eight) :: lemniscatico
lemniscatic {adj} (of or pertaining to a lemniscate) :: lemniscatico
lemon {n} /ˈlɛmən/ (citrus fruit) :: limone {m}
lemon {n} (tree) :: limone {m}
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons) :: al limone
lemonade {n} /ˌlɛmənˈeɪd/ (still beverage) :: limonata {f}
lemonary {n} (A room in which lemon plants are housed) :: limonaia {f}
lemon balm {n} (Melissa officinalis) :: citronella {f}, melissa vera {f}, melissa {f}, cedronella {f}, erba limona {f}
lemongrass {n} (species of grass of the genus Cymbopogon) :: citronella {f}
lemon juice {n} (the liquid extract of lemon fruit) :: succo di limone {m}
lemur {n} /ˈliːmə(ɹ)/ (strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea) :: lemure {m}
lend {v} /lɛnd/ (to allow to be used temporarily) :: prestare
lend {v} ((proscribed) to borrow) SEE: borrow ::
length {n} /lɛŋ(k)θ/ (distance from end to end) :: lunghezza {f}
lengthen {v} (to make longer) :: allungare
leniency {n} (quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case) :: clemenza {f}
lenient {adj} /ˈliːni.ənt/ (tolerant; not strict) :: permissivo, tollerante, indulgente
Leningrad {prop} (name of Saint Petersburg, 1924-1991) :: Leningrado
Leninism {n} (the political philosophy named after Vladimir Lenin) :: leninismo {m}
lenition {n} /lɪˈnɪʃən/ (weakening of consonant articulation) :: lenizione {f}
lens {n} /lɛnz/ (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it) :: lentille {f}, lente {f}
lens {n} (biology: genus of the legume family; its bean) :: lenticchia {f}
lens {n} :: lente {f}
Lent {n} /lɛnt/ (Christian period of penitence before Easter) :: Quaresima {f}
lentigo {n} (pigmented spot on the skin) SEE: freckle ::
lentil {n} /ˈlɛntəl/ (plant Lens culinaris) :: lenticchia
lentil {n} (seed used as food) :: lenticchia {f}
Leo {prop} /ˈliːoʊ/ (male given name) :: Leone {m}, Leo {m}
Leo {prop} (constellation) :: Leone {m}
Leo {prop} (astrological sign) :: Leone {m}
Leonard {prop} /ˈlɛnɚd/ (male given name) :: Leonardo
Leonardeschi {n} /ˌlɪ.ənɑːˈdɛskɪ/ (group of artists who worked in the studio of, or under the influence of, Leonardo da Vinci) :: leonardeschi {m-p}
leonine {adj} (of or like a lion) :: leonino
leopard {n} /ˈlɛpɚd/ (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus) :: leopardo {m}
leopard seal {n} /ˈlɛpɚd siːl/ (Hydrurga leptonyx) :: foca leopardo {f}
Leopold {prop} (male given name) :: Leopoldo
leotard {n} /ˈliː.ə.tɑːd/ (skin-tight one piece suit of clothing) :: body {m}
leprechaun {n} /ˈlɛpɹəkɔːn/ (one of a race of Irish elves) :: leprechaun {m}, leprecano {m}, lepricauno {m}, leprecauno {m}, gnomo irlandese {m}, folletto irlandese {m}
leprosy {n} /ˈlɛpɹəsi/ (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae) :: lebbra {f}
leprous {adj} (relating to leprosy) :: lebbroso
leptoclase {n} :: leptoclasi {f}
leptomeningeal {adj} (of or pertaining to the leptomeninges) :: leptomeningeo
lepton {n} /ˈlɛptɒn/ (elementary particle) :: leptone {m}
lepton number {n} (number) :: numero leptonico {m}
lesbian {adj} /ˈlɛzbi.ən/ (of a woman: preferring female partners) :: lesbica {f}
lesbian {adj} (between two women; pertaining to female homosexuality) :: lesbico {m}, lesbica {f}
lesbian {adj} (intended for lesbians) :: lesbico {m}, lesbica {f}
lesbian {n} (female homosexual) :: lesbica {f}
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbian {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
lesbianism {n} (Female homosexuality) :: lesbismo {m}
lesbo {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbos {prop} /ˈlɛz.bɒs/ (island) :: Lesbo {f}
lesene {n} /ˈlɛ.zən/ (architectural element) :: lesena {f}
lesion {n} /ˈliːʒən/ (a wound or an injury) :: lesione {f}
lesion {n} (an infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part) :: lesione
Lesotho {prop} /ləˈsuːtuː/ (country in Southern Africa) :: Lesotho {m}
less {adv} /lɛs/ (to smaller extent) :: meno
less {adv} (in lower degree) :: meno
less {adj} (not as much) :: meno
-less {suffix} /-lɪs/ (lacking) :: senza, in-, s-, dis-
lesser {adj} (the comparative of little) :: minore
Lesser Caucasus {prop} (mountain range) :: Caucaso Minore
lesser celandine {n} (a European perennial herb, Ranunculus ficaria) :: favagello stelle pansotti
lesser of two evils {n} :: male minore {m}
lesser panda {n} (Ailurus fulgens) SEE: red panda ::
lesser spotted woodpecker {n} /ˈlɛsə(ɹ)ˈspɒtədˈwədpɛkə(ɹ)/ (Dendrocopoes minor) :: picchio rosso minore {m}
lesson {n} /ˈlɛsn̩/ (section of learning or teaching) :: lezione {f}
less than {n} (the character <) :: meno di
less-than-stellar {adj} (not very good) SEE: poor ::
less-than-stellar {adj} (mediocre) SEE: mediocre ::
lest {conj} /lɛst/ (for fear that) :: per paura che
let {v} /lɛt/ (to allow) :: permettere, lasciare
let {v} (to put up for rent) :: affittare
let alone {conj} (to say nothing of) :: nonché, per non parlare di, figuriamoci
let alone {conj} (as well as) :: così come, come anche
let bygones be bygones {v} (to disregard a past offense) :: acqua passata non macina più
let down {v} (to allow to descend) :: abbassare
let down {v} (to disappoint) :: deludere, scontentare
let-down {n} /ˈlɛtdaʊn/ (disappointment or anticlimax) :: delusione {f}, smacco {m}
let-down {n} (release of milk) :: allattamento {m}
let go {v} (other than idiom) :: lasciar andare
let go {v} (to no longer hold on) :: lasciar andare, liberare
let go {v} (to emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation) :: lasciarsi andare, prendere fiato
let go {v} (euphemistic: to fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance) :: lasciarsi andare
lethal {adj} /ˈliː.θəl/ (deadly) :: letale {m} {f}
lethargic {adj} /ləˈθɑɹdʒɪk/ (sluggish, indifferent) :: letargico
Lethe {prop} /ˈliːθi/ (personification of oblivion) :: Lete {m}
Lethean {adj} /ˈliθi.ən/ (of or relating to river Lethe) :: leteo
Letitia {prop} (female given name) :: Letizia
Leto {prop} (mother of Apollo) :: Latona
let's {v} /lɛts/ (let us; forming first-person plural imperative) :: [expressed with the first-person plural of the verb]
let's go {interj} (hortative of go) :: andiamo
let's go {interj} (hurry up) :: muoviti [informal]
let sleeping dogs lie {v} (leave things as they are) :: non svegliare il can che dorme
letter {n} /ˈlɛtə(ɹ)/ (letter of the alphabet) :: lettera {f}, carattere {m}, lettera dell'alfabeto {f}
letter {n} (written message) :: lettera {f}
letterbox {n} (collection point for mail) :: buca delle lettere {f}
letterbox {n} (delivery point for mail) :: cassetta per le lettere {f}
let the cat out of the bag {v} (to disclose a secret, often inadvertently) :: spifferare
let there be light {phrase} (let there be light) :: sia la luce
let the sleeping dogs lie {v} (to avoid igniting a conflict) SEE: let sleeping dogs lie ::
Lettic {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
Lettish {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
Lettish {n} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
lettuce {n} /ˈlɛtɪs/ (an edible plant, Lactuca) :: lattuga {f}
lettuce {n} :: lattuga {f}, insalata {f}
Letzeburgesh {prop} (Germanic language) SEE: Luxembourgish ::
Leucippean {adj} :: leucippeo
leucism {n} (partial loss of pigmentation) :: leucismo {m}
leucoma {n} (opaque area or scar on the cornea of an eye) :: leucoma {m}
leukemia {n} /luːˈkiːmi.ə/ (cancer of blood forming tissue) :: leucemia
leukocyte {n} /ˈluːkə(ʊ)sʌɪt/ (a white blood cell) :: leucocita {m}
leukorrhea {n} (thick, whitish vaginal discharge) :: leucorrea {f}
Levant {prop} /ləˈvænt/ (the countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea) :: Levante {m}
Levantine {adj} /ˈlɛvəntaɪn/ (of the Levant, the Eastern Mediterranean) :: levantino
Levantine Arabic {prop} (Levantine Arabic) :: arabo levantino {m}
levator labii superioris alaeque nasi {n} (muscle) :: elevatore del labbro superiore e dell'ala del naso {m}, muscolo elevatore del labbro superiore e dell'ala del naso {m}
levator palpebrae superioris {n} (muscle) :: elevatore della palpebra superiore {m}
level {adj} /ˈlɛv.əl/ (same height at all places) :: piano, orizzontale
level {adj} (at the same height as some reference) :: livellato
level {adj} (being unvaried) :: costante, uniforme
level {adj} (being sensible) :: [adverb] a posto, equilibrato, calmo
level {n} (tool) :: livella {f}
level {n} (distance relative to a given reference elevation) :: livello {m}
level {n} (degree or amount) :: livello {m}
level {n} (computer science: distance from the root node of a tree structure) :: livello {m}
level {n} (gaming: discrete segment of a game) :: livello {m}
level {n} (gaming: numeric value for a character's experience and power) :: livello {m}
level {n} (floor of a building) :: piano {m}, livello {m}
level {v} (to adjust so as to make level) :: livellare
level {v} (to destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze) :: spianare, demolire, radere al suolo
level {v} (to progress to the next level) :: salire di livello, passare/salire al livello successivo
level {v} (to aim or direct) :: puntare, [a weapon] spianare, lanciare, rivolgere, [a stare, an accusation, etc.] scagliare
level {v} (to levy) SEE: levy ::
levelable {adj} :: livellabile
lever {n} /ˈliː.vɚ/ (rigid piece) :: leva {f}
lever {adv} (rather) SEE: rather ::
leverage {n} /ˈliːv(ə)ɹɪdʒ/ (force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot) :: potenza {f}, leveraggio {m}, leva {f}
leverage {n} (influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage) :: influenza {f}
leverage {v} (use, exploit, take full advantage of) :: beneficiare, approfittare
leveret {n} (a young hare) :: leprotto {m}
leviathan {n} /lə.ˈvaɪ.ə.θən/ (Biblical sea monster) :: leviatano {m}
levigate {v} (to belittle) SEE: belittle ::
levigate {v} (to lighten) SEE: lighten ::
levitate {v} /ˈlɛvɪteɪt/ :: levitare
levitation {n} :: levitazione {f}
Levite {n} /ˈliː.vaɪt/ (member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi) :: levita {m}
levitical {adj} :: levitico
Leviticus {prop} (the book of the Bible and Torah) :: Levitico {m}
levity {n} (lack of steadiness) SEE: instability ::
levo {adj} (levorotatory) SEE: levorotatory ::
levogyre {adj} (levorotatory) SEE: levorotatory ::
levorotatory {adj} (that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left) :: levogiro, sinistrorso
levy {v} /ˈlɛ.vi/ (to impose a tax) :: imporre
lewd {adj} /lud/ (lascivious) :: lascivo
Lewis {prop} (male given name) SEE: Louis ::
lexeme {n} /ˈlɛksiːm/ (unit of vocabulary, the different forms of the same lemma) :: lessema {m}
lexical {adj} /ˈleksɪkəl/ :: lessicale
lexicographic {adj} (like a dictionary, relating to lexicography) :: lessicografico
lexicographical {adj} (lexicographic) SEE: lexicographic ::
lexicography {n} (art or craft of writing dictionaries) :: lessicografia {f}
lexicon {n} /ˈlɛk.sɪ.kɑn/ (dictionary of lexemes) :: lessico {m}
lexicon {n} (dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic) :: lessico {m}
lexicon {n} (lexicology of a programming language) :: lessico {m}
lexicon {n} ((rare) any dictionary) :: lessico {m}
lexicon {n} (vocabulary used by an individual) :: lessico {m}, vocabolario {m}
Leyden jar {n} /ˈlaɪdənˈdʒɑɹ/ (glass jar used to accumulate static electricity) :: bottiglia di Leida {f}
LGBT {n} (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual) :: LGBT
liability {n} /laɪəˈbɪlɪti/ (debt) :: responsabilità {f}
liable {adj} /ˈlaɪ̯əbəl/ (responsible) :: responsabile
liaison {n} /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/ (a relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war) :: collegamento {m}
liana {n} (climbing woody vine) :: liana {f}
liar {n} /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/ (one who tells lies) :: bugiardo {m}, mentitore {m}
libel {n} /ˈlaɪbəl/ :: diffamazione {f}
libelous {adj} /ˈlaɪ.bəl.əs/ (defamatory, libeling) :: diffamatorio
liberal {adj} /ˈlɪbəɹəl/ :: liberale
liberal {n} (one with liberal views, supporting individual liberty) :: liberale
liberalism {n} (quality of being liberal) :: liberalismo
liberate {v} /ˈlɪbəɹeɪt/ (to free) :: liberare
liberation {n} (act of liberating or the state of being liberated) :: liberazione {f}
Liberia {prop} /laɪˈbɪɹi.ə/ (country in Western Africa) :: Liberia {f}
Liberian {n} (A person from Liberia) :: liberico {m}
Liberian {adj} (pertaining to Liberia) :: liberico
libertine {n} /ˈlɪb.ɚ.tin/ (one who is freethinking in religious matters) :: libertino {m}, antidogmatico {m}, liberale {m}
libertine {n} (someone loose in morals) :: libertino {m}
libertine {adj} (loose in morals) :: libertino
liberty {n} /ˈlɪbɚti/ (condition of being free) :: libertà {f}
libidinosity {n} (lustful desire) :: libidinosità
libidinous {adj} /lɪˈbɪdɪnəs/ (having lustful desires) :: libidinoso
Libra {prop} /ˈliːbɹə/ (constellation) :: Bilancia {f}
Libra {prop} (astrological sign) :: Bilancia {f}
librarian {n} /laɪˈbɹɛɹ.i.ən/ (the manager of a library) :: bibliotecario {m}
librarian {n} :: [1,2] bibliotecario {m}
library {n} /ˈlaɪbɹəɹi/ (institution which holds books etc.) :: biblioteca {f}
library {n} (collection of books) :: libreria {f}
library {n} (collection of records) :: archivio {m}, banca dati {f}
library {n} (collection of subprograms) :: libreria {f}, libreria
library {n} (collection of DNA material) :: biblioteca, libreria
library {n} (deck or draw pile) :: grimorio {m}
librettistic {adj} :: librettistico
librettistics {n} :: librettistica {f}
libretto {n} /lɪˈbɹɛt.oʊ/ (text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera) :: libretto {m}
libtard {n} (liberal (derogatory)) :: pidiota
Libya {prop} /ˈlɪbi.ə/ (country in Northern Africa) :: Libia {f}
liceity {n} /lɪˈsiːɪti/ (legitimacy of an act) :: liceità {f}
licence {n} (license) SEE: license ::
licence {v} (license) SEE: license ::
license {n} /ˈlaɪsəns/ (legal document giving official permission to do something) :: licenza {f}, permesso {m}
license {n} (legal terms of product usage) :: licenza {f}
license plate {n} (an identifying plate attached to a vehicle) :: targa {f}
licentious {adj} /laɪ.ˈsɛn.ʃəs/ :: licenzioso
licentiousness {n} (Property of being licentious) :: licenziosità
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer ::
lichen {n} /ˈlaɪ.kn̩/ (symbiotic association of fungi and algae) :: lichene {m}
lichenology {n} (scientific study of lichens) :: lichenologia {f}
lick {n} /lɪk/ (the act of licking) :: leccata
lick {v} (to stroke with the tongue) :: leccare
licking {n} /ˈlɪkɪŋ/ (an act of licking) :: leccata {f}, leccate {f-p}
lick one's wounds {v} (withdraw temporarily while recovering from a defeat) :: leccarsi le ferite
lick someone's ass {v} (to flatter someone) SEE: brownnose ::
licorice {n} /ˈlɪ.k(ə).ɹɪʃ/ (plant) :: liquirizia {f}
licorice {n} :: liquirizia {f}
lictor {n} /ˈlɪktə/ (officer in ancient Rome) :: littore {m}
lictorial {adj} (of or pertaining to a lictor) :: littorio
lid {n} /lɪd/ (top or cover) :: coperchio {m}, tappo {m}
lie {v} /laɪ̯/ (be in horizontal position) :: essere sdraiato , essere disteso , giacere
lie {v} (be situated) :: trovarsi
lie {v} (tell an intentional untruth) :: mentire
lie {n} (intentionally false statement) :: bugia {f}, menzogna {f}, frottola {f}, baggianata {f}, fola {f}, balla {f}, fandonia {f}
Liechtenstein {prop} /ˈlɪk.tən.staɪn/ (Principality of Liechtenstein) :: Liechtenstein
lie down {v} (assume a reclining position) :: sdraiarsi, distendersi, coricarsi
liege {n} /liːdʒ/ (The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman) :: vassallo {m}
Lie group {n} (analytic group that is also a smooth manifold) :: gruppo di Lie {m}
lie in wait {v} (to be hiding to ambush) :: appostarsi
lieu {n} (in lieu, in lieu of) SEE: in lieu ::
lieutenancy {n} (the role, duty or position of being a lieutenant) :: luogotenenza {f}
lieutenant {n} /l(j)uˈtɛnənt/ (lowest commissioned officer rank) :: tenente
lieutenant {n} :: tenente {m}, luogotenente
lieutenant junior grade {n} (rank corresponding to ltn. jr. grade) :: sottotenente di vascello
life {n} /laɪf/ (the state of being alive) :: vita {f}
life {n} (the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being) :: vita {f}
life {n} (duration) :: durata della vita {f}
life-affirming {adj} (appearing to have an optimistic quality) SEE: optimistic ::
life after death {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
life assurance {n} (insurance policy) SEE: life insurance ::
life belt {n} (buoyant ring) :: salvagente
lifeblood {n} (figurative: that which is required for existence) :: linfa vitale {f}
lifeboat {n} /ˈlaɪfˌboʊt/ (a boat to save shipwrecked people) :: scialuppa di salvataggio {f}, scialuppa {f}
life-buoy {n} (life preserver) SEE: life preserver ::
life cycle {n} (course of stages through which an organism passes) :: ciclo di vita {m}, ciclo vitale {m}
life cycle {n} (useful life of a product or system; developmental history of an individual or group) :: ciclo di vita {m}, ciclo vitale {m}
life expectancy {n} (the amount of time one is expected to live) :: aspettativa di vita {f}
life force {n} (life force) :: archeo {m}
lifeguard {n} (attendant) :: bagnino
lifeguard {n} (bodyguard) SEE: bodyguard ::
life insurance {n} (form of insurance) :: assicurazione sulla vita {f}
life is not all beer and skittles {proverb} (proverb) :: la vita non è tutta rose e fiori
lifelong {adj} (extending for the entire duration of life) :: da una vita, da sempre
life preserver {n} (buoyant ring or vest) :: salvagente {m}
life ring {n} (life preserver) SEE: life preserver ::
life sentence {n} (sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendant's life) :: ergastolo {m}
life style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle ::
life-style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle ::
lifestyle {n} /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/ (style of living) :: stile di vita {m}
lift {v} /lɪft/ (to raise or rise) :: alzare, levare
lift {n} (the act of transporting someone in a vehicle) :: passaggio {m}
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people) :: ascensore {m}
lift {n} (thief) SEE: thief ::
lift a finger {v} (to make minimal effort) :: muovere un dito
lifter {n} (spatula) SEE: spatula ::
lifting {n} (weightlifting) SEE: weightlifting ::
liftoff {n} (the point in the launch of a rocket or an aircraft where it leaves contact with the ground) :: lancio {m}, partenza {f}
ligament {n} /ˈlɪɡəmənt/ (band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position) :: legamento {m}
ligamental {adj} (of or pertaining to a ligament) :: legamentoso
ligand {n} /ˈlɪɡənd/ (something that binds to another chemical entity) :: ligando {m}, legante {m}
ligate {v} /ˈlɪɡeɪt/ (to bind with a ligature or bandage) :: legare
ligature {n} /ˈlɪɡətʃɚ/ (act of tying) :: legatura {f}
ligature {n} (typography: character that combines multiple letters) :: logotipo {m}
Liège {prop} (province in Belgium) :: Liegi
light {n} /laɪt/ (electromagnetic waves) :: luce
light {n} (source of illumination) :: luce
light {n} (spiritual illumination) :: luce
light {v} (to start (a fire)) :: accendere
light {v} (to illuminate) :: illuminare
light {adj} (pale in colour) :: chiaro {m} {f} chiara
light {adj} (of low weight) :: leggero
light {adj} (low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.) :: leggero {m}, leggera {f}
light {v} (to unload a ship) :: allegiare, allibare
light at the end of the tunnel {n} (a better situation after long hardship) :: luce in fondo al tunnel {f}
light bulb {n} (evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament that produces light) :: lampadina {f}
lighten {v} /ˈlaɪ.tən/ (to alleviate) :: alleggerire
lighter {n} /ˈlaɪtɚ/ (fire making device) :: accendino {m}
light globe {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb ::
lighthouse {n} /ˈlaɪthaʊs/ (building containing a light to warn or guide ships) :: faro {m}
lighthouse keeper {n} (person who lives in a lighthouse and tends the light) :: farista {m} {f}, guardiano del faro
lightly {adv} /ˈlaɪtli/ (in a light manner) :: alla leggera, superficialmente, in maniera superficiale
lightning {n} /ˈlʌɪʔ.nɪŋ]/ (flash of light) :: fulmine {m}, folgore {m}, saetta {f}, lampo {m}
lightning bug {n} (firefly) SEE: firefly ::
lightning conductor {n} (metallic conductor) SEE: lightning rod ::
lightning fast {adv} (extremely quickly) SEE: quick as a flash ::
lightning fast {adj} (fast as lightning) :: fulmineo, veloce come un fulmine, veloce come un lampo
lightning-quick {adj} (incredibly fast) SEE: lightning fast ::
lightning rod {n} (metallic conductor that protects from lightning) :: parafulmine {m}
light pollution {n} (excess artificial light) :: inquinamento luminoso {m}
lightsaber {n} /laɪt.ˈseɪ.bə(ɹ)/ (a fictional type of sword) :: spada laser {f}
lights, camera, action {phrase} (tradicional cue at a beginning of a take) :: luci, motore, azione!
light source {n} (source of illumination) :: punto luce, sorgente luminosa
light spectrum {n} (range of colors) SEE: spectrum ::
lightspeed {n} (the speed of light) :: velocità della luce {f}
light year {n} /laɪtjɪɹ/ (astronomical distance) :: anno luce {m}
lignify {v} /ˈlɪɡnɪfaɪ/ (to become wood) :: lignificare
ligninase {n} (enzyme) :: ligninasi {f}
lignite {n} /lɪɡnaɪ̯t/ (coal) :: lignite
Liguria {prop} /lɪˈɡjʊɹiə/ (region) :: Liguria {f}
Ligurian {adj} (Of or pertaining to Liguria) :: ligure
Ligurian {n} (native or inhabitant) :: ligure {m} {f}
Ligurian Sea {prop} (arm of the Mediterranean Sea) :: Mar Ligure {m}
like {v} /laɪk/ (enjoy) :: piacere a [with subject and object reversed]
like {v} (find attractive) :: piacere
like {n} (something that a person likes) :: preferenza {f}
like {adj} (similar) :: simile
like {adv} (such as) :: come
like {prep} (similar to) :: come, quale
like a bull in a china shop {adj} (clumsy, aggressive) :: come un elefante in una cristalleria
like a bull in a china shop {adv} (clumsily, aggressively) :: come un elefante in una cristalleria
like father, like son {proverb} (a son will have traits similar to his father) :: tale padre, tale figlio
likelihood {n} /ˈlaɪklihʊd/ (probability) :: verosimiglianza {f}, verisimiglianza {f}
likelihood {n} (mathematical likelihood) :: verosimiglianza
likely {adv} (similarly) SEE: similarly ::
likely {adv} (probably) SEE: probably ::
likely {adj} /ˈlaɪkli/ (probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring) :: probabile
likely {adj} (displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable) :: adatto
likely {adj} (appropriate; believable; having a good potential) :: promettente
likely {adj} (plausible; within the realm of credibility) :: verosimile
likely {adj} (suitable; apparently appropriate or suitable) :: adatto
likely {adj} (promising; apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome) :: promettente
likely {adj} (attractive; pleasant) :: piacevole
likeness {n} (similarity) SEE: similarity ::
like that {prep} (in that particular manner) :: così
likewise {adv} (also; moreover; too) SEE: too ::
likewise {adv} /ˈlaɪk.waɪz/ (in like manner) :: ugualmente, similarmente
likewise {adv} (the same to you) :: altrettanto, idem
lilac {n} /ˈlaɪlək/ (shrub) :: lillà {m}
lilac {n} (flower) :: lillà {m}
lilac {n} (colour) :: lilla {n}
Lilian {prop} /ˈlɪli.ən/ (female given name) :: Liliana {f}
Liliana {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian ::
Lille {prop} /liːl/ (city in France) :: Lilla {f}
Lillian {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian ::
lily {n} /ˈlɪli/ (flower in the genus Lilium) :: giglio {m}
lily of the valley {n} (Convallaria majalis) :: mughetto {m}
Lima {prop} /ˈliːmə/ (the capital of Peru) :: Lima {f}
Lima {prop} (the letter "L") :: Livorno
lima bean {n} /ˈlaɪmə ˌbiːn/ (butter bean) :: fagiolo di Lima {m}
limaçon {n} (plane curve) :: limaçon {m}, limaçon di Pascal {m}, limaccia di Pascal {f}, chiocciola di Pascal {f}
limb {n} /lɪm/ (major appendage of human or animal) :: membra {f}, arto {m}, tentacolo {m}
limb {n} :: arto {m}
limb {n} (apparent visual edge) :: lembo bordo margine
limber {adj} (flexible) SEE: flexible ::
Limburgian {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish ::
Limburgic {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish ::
Limburgish {prop} (the Germanic language) :: limburghese {m}
lime {n} (linden tree) SEE: linden ::
lime {n} /laɪm/ :: calce spenta {f}
lime {n} :: calce {f}
lime {n} (green citrus fruit) :: lime {m}, limetta {f}
lime {n} (citrus tree) :: limetta {f}
limekiln {n} (a furnace used to produce lime from limestone) :: calcara {f}
limelight {n} /ˈlaɪm.laɪt/ (type of stage lighting) :: lucci della rabata {p}, luci della ribalta
lime mortar {n} (soft form of mortar) :: calcina {f}
limerence {n} /ˈlɪməɹəns/ (state of mind) :: limerence, ultrattaccamento
limestone {n} (abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments) :: calcare {m}
limicolous {adj} :: limicolo
liminal {adj} /ˈlɪmɪn(ə)l/ (pertaining to an entrance or threshold) :: liminare {m} {f}
limit {n} /ˈlɪmɪt/ (boundary) :: limite {m}
limit {n} (mathematics: value to which a sequence converges) :: limite {m}
limitable {adj} (able to be limited) :: limitabile
limitation {n} /lɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ (act of limiting) :: limitazione {f}
limitation {n} (restriction that limits) :: limitazione {f}
limited {adj} /ˈlɪmɪtɪd/ (with certain limits placed upon it) :: limitato
limited liability company {n} (type of company) :: società a responsabilità limitata {f}
limnodophyte {n} (helophyte) SEE: helophyte ::
limnonym {n} :: limnonimo {m}
limo {n} (limousine) SEE: limousine ::
Limousin {prop} (region) :: Limosino
limousine {n} (luxury sedan/saloon car) :: limousine
limp {v} /lɪmp/ (to walk lamely) :: zoppicare
limpid {adj} /ˈlɪmpɪd/ (clear) :: limpido
Limpopo {prop} (river in Africa) :: Limpopo {m}
linden {n} /ˈlɪn.dən/ (tree) :: tiglio {m}
lindgrenite {n} (mineral containing copper, hydrogen, molybdenum and oxygen) :: lindgrenite {f}
line {n} /laɪn/ (rope, cord, or string) :: corda {f}, fune {f}, cima {f}
line {n} (path through two or more points, threadlike mark) :: linea {f}, riga {f}
line {n} (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure) :: linea {f}
line {n} (geometry: continuous finite segment of such a figure) :: segmento {m}
line {n} (graph theory: edge of a graph) :: linea {f}, riga {f}, bordo {m}
line {n} (geography: circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map) :: meridiana {f}, meridiano {m}
line {n} (geography: equator) :: linea dell'equatore, equatore
line {n} (music: one of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed) :: linea {f}
line {n} (long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline) :: corda {f}, gomena {f}, sagola {f}
line {n} (cricket: horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman) :: linea {f}
line {n} (telephone or network connection) :: linea {f}
line {n} (letter, written form of communication) :: riga {f}
line {n} (connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.) :: linea {f}
line {n} (exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline) :: confine {m}, contorno {m}
line {n} (bible: that which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart) :: partizione {f}
line {n} (threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark) :: linea {f}, ruga {f}
line {n} (lineament; feature; figure) :: lineamento {m}, caratteri somatici, tratti somatici
line {n} (straight sequence of people, queue) :: coda {f}, fila {f}, linea {f}
line {n} (military: regular infantry of an army) :: fanteria d'assalto, reggimento {m}
line {n} (series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person) :: stirpe {f}, discendenza {f}, linea di parentela, lignaggio
line {n} (single horizontal row of text on a screen, printed paper, etc.) :: riga {f}
line {n} (poetic: verse) :: verso {m}
line {n} (sentence of dialogue, especially in a script or screenplay) :: verso {m}, riga {f}, battuta {f}
line {n} (course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy) :: linea di condotta, comportamento {m}
line {n} (official, stated position of an individual or political faction) :: linea {f}, posizione {f}
line {n} (products or services sold by a business, or the business itself) :: linea {f}, ramo {m}, gamma {f}
line {n} (engineering: proper relative position or adjustment of parts) :: fase {f}
line {n} (population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup) :: linea
line {n} (perfusion line) :: linea
line {n} :: linea {f}; linea {f}, binario {m}
line {v} (to place (objects) into a line) :: allineare
line {v} /laɪn/ (cover the inside surface of (something)) :: foderare
lineage {n} /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ (descent) :: discendenza {f}, lignaggio {m}, stirpe {f}
lineage {n} (number of lines) :: righe {f-p}
linear {adj} /ˈlɪ.ni.ɚ/ (having the form of a line) :: lineare
linear {adj} (in mathematics, of first-degree polynomial) :: lineare {m} {f}
linear algebra {n} (branch of mathematics) :: algebra lineare {f}
linear programming {n} (branch of mathematics) :: programmazione lineare {f}
linear space {n} (vector space) SEE: vector space ::
lined antshrike {n} (A passerine bird of the antbird family) :: averla formichiera lineata
lineic {adj} :: lineico
linen {n} /ˈlɪnɪn/ (thread or cloth made from flax fiber) :: lino {m}
line of scrimmage {n} (American football) :: linea di scrimmage {f}
line segment {n} (part of a line) :: segmento {m}
linesman {n} (soccer: previous name of an assistant referee) :: guardalinee {m}
-ling {suffix} (Diminutive) :: -ino {m}, -ina {f}, -etto {m}, -etta {f}, -ello {m}, -ella {f}
ling {n} /lɪŋ/ (Any of various varieties of heather or broom) :: brugo {m}
linger {v} (to stay or remain in a place or situation) :: indugiare, sostare, trattenersi, attardarsi, protrarsi
linger {v} (to remain alive or existent) :: restare vivo, sopravvivere, tirare avanti
lingerie {n} /ˌlɑn.(d)ʒəˈɹeɪ/ (women's underwear or nightclothes) :: biancheria {f}, lingerie {f}
lingua franca {n} /ˈlɪŋ.ɡwə fɹæŋ.kə/ (common language) :: lingua franca {f}
lingual {adj} (related to language) SEE: linguistic ::
linguiform {adj} (shaped like a tongue) :: linguiforme
linguine {n} /lɪŋˈɡwini/ (ribbons of pasta narrower than tagliatelle) :: linguine {f-p}
linguist {n} /ˈliŋɡwɪst/ (one who studies linguistics) :: linguista {m} {f}
linguistic {adj} /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/ (Relating to language) :: linguistico
linguistic {adj} (Relating to linguistics) :: linguistico
linguistics {n} /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ (scientific study of language) :: linguistica {f}
liniment {n} /ˈlɪnəmənt/ (topical medical preparation) :: linimento {m}
lining {n} (covering for the inside of something) :: rivestimento {m}, fodera {f}
link {n} /lɪŋk/ (connection) :: collegamento {m}, lega {f}, legame {m}, connessione {f}, rapporto {m}
link {n} (element of a chain) :: anello {m}, maglia {f}
link {n} (computing: connection between busses or systems) :: connessione {f}
link {n} (computing: hyperlink) :: link {m}, collegamento {m}
link {v} (connect things) :: collegare, connettere, [hyperlinks] linkare
linkage {n} (connection or relation between things or ideas) SEE: link ::
linkage {n} (in genetics) :: linkage
linoleic acid {n} (fatty acid) :: acido linoleico {m}
linolein {n} :: linoleina {f}
linseed oil {n} (oil extracted from flax seeds) :: olio di lino {m}
Linus {prop} /ˈlaɪnəs/ (male given name) :: Lino
Linz {prop} (city) :: Linz
lion {n} /ˈlaɪən/ (big cat Panthera leo) :: leone {m}
lion {n} (heraldic charge) :: leone {m}
lion cub {n} (young lion) :: leoncino {m}, leoncina {m}
lion dance {n} (Chinese dance) :: danza del leone {f}
Lionel {prop} (male given name) :: Lionello
lioness {n} (female lion) :: leonessa {f}
lion's den {n} (a dangerous or frightening place) :: antro {m}, tana {f}, covo {m}, fossa del leone {f}, fossa dei leoni
lion's leaf {n} (Leontice leontopetalum) :: leontopetalo {m}
lion's share {n} /ˈlaɪəns ʃɛə/ (the majority; a large or generous portion) :: la parte del leone
lip {n} /lɪp/ (fleshy protrusion framing the mouth) :: labbro {m}
lip {n} (rim of an open container) :: beccuccio {m}
Lipari Islands {prop} (group of islands of Italy) :: le isole Lipari {f-p} , le isole Eolie {f-p}
lipase {n} (group of enzymes) :: lipasi {f}
lipid {n} /ˈlɪpɪd/ (organic compound) :: lipide
lipidic {adj} (of lipids) :: lipidico
liplessness {n} (medical condition) :: acheilia
lipoic {adj} (Pertaining to lipoic acid) :: lipoico
lipoid {n} /ˈlɪpɔɪd/ (A lipid) :: lipoide {m}
lipophile {n} (lipophilic substance) :: lipofila {f}
lipoprotein {n} (complex of protein and lipid) :: lipoproteina
lipoprotein lipase {n} (enzyme) :: lipoproteina lipasi {f}
liposculpture {n} (form of liposuction that uses ultrasound to first break up the fat) :: liposcultura {f}
liposoluble {adj} (soluble in lipids) :: liposolubile
liposuction {n} /ˈlai.po.ˌsʌk.ʃn̩/ (cosmetic surgery procedure in which bodily fat is removed by suction) :: liposuzione {f}
lipreading {n} (the act of reading lips) :: lettura labiale {f}, lettura della voce {f}
lip service {n} (cunnilingus) SEE: cunnilingus ::
lip service {n} (Empty talk; words absent of action or intention) :: promessa vuota {f}, adesione di facciata {f}
lipstick {n} /ˈlɪpˌstɪk/ (make-up for the lips) :: rossetto {m}
lipstick {n} (stick of this make-up) :: rossetto {m}
lipstick tree {n} (Bixa orellana) SEE: annatto ::
lip sync {n} (synchronization of music with lips) :: playback {m}, play-back {m}
lip-sync {v} (to move lips in synchronization with sounds) :: cantare in playback
liquefaction {n} (Process of being made liquid) :: liquefazione {f}
liquefiable {adj} :: liquefacibile, liquefattibile
liquefied natural gas {n} (natural gas converted to liquid) :: gas naturale liquefatto {m}
liqueur {n} /lɪˈkjʊə/ (a flavored alcoholic beverage) :: liquore {m}
liquid {n} /ˈlɪkwɪd/ (substance that is liquid) :: liquido {m}
liquid {n} (sound) :: liquida {f}
liquid {adj} (fluid; not solid and not gaseous) :: liquido {m}, liquida {f}
liquidity {n} /lɪkˈwɪdəti/ (property of being able to be easily converted into cash) :: liquidità {f}
liquidity {n} (finance: availability of cash over short term) :: liquidità {f}
liquid nitrogen {n} (nitrogen in the liquid state) :: azoto liquido {m}
liquor {n} /ˈlɪk.ɚ/ (strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation) :: liquore {m}
liquorice {n} (plant) SEE: licorice ::
liquorice {n} (confection) SEE: licorice ::
lira {n} /ˈlɪəɹə/ (currency of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, former currency of Italy, etc.) :: lira
Lisbon {prop} /ˈlɪzbən/ (capital of Portugal) :: Lisbona {f}
lisp {n} /lɪsp/ (The habit or an act of lisping.) :: zeppola {f}, esse moscia {f}
lisp {v} (to pronounce the sibilant letter ‘s’ imperfectly) :: parlare con la zeppola, parlare con la esse moscia
lisp {v} (to speak with imperfect articulation) :: biascicare
lisp {v} (to speak hesitatingly and with a low voice) :: sussurrare
lis pendens {n} :: litispendenza {f}
list {n} /lɪst/ (enumeration or compilation of items) :: lista {f}
list box {n} (dropdown list) SEE: dropdown list ::
listel {n} (narrow fillet or border) :: listello {m}
listen {v} /ˈlɪs.ən/ (to pay attention to a sound) :: ascoltare
listen {v} (to expect or wait for a sound) :: stare in ascolto per sentire
listen {v} (to accept advice or obey instruction) :: dare ascolto, dar retta
listen {v} (to hear (something)) :: sentire
listen in {v} (to listen without participating) :: origliare
listen in {v} (to listen secretly) :: origliare
listless {adj} /ˈlɪstləs/ (Lacking enthusiasm) :: apatico, spento
litchi {n} (lychee) SEE: lychee ::
-lite {suffix} /lʌɪt/ (forms names of rocks or minerals) :: -lite
liter {n} (cubic decimeter) SEE: litre ::
literacy {n} /ˈlɪtəɹəsi/ (ability to read and write) :: alfabetismo {m}, alfabetizzazione {f}
literal {adj} /ˈlɪtəɹəl/ (exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation) :: letterale, alla lettera
literal {adj} (following the letter or exact words, not taking liberties) :: letterale, alla lettera
literal {adj} (consisting of, or expressed by, letters) :: letterale
literally {adv} /ˈlɪɾɚ(ɹ)əli]/ (not metaphorically) :: letteralmente
literary {adj} /ˈlɪtəɹɛ(ə)ɹi/ (relating to literature) :: letterario
Literary Chinese {prop} (Classical Chinese) SEE: Classical Chinese ::
literature {n} /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/ (body of all written works) :: letteratura {f}
literature {n} (all the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject) :: letteratura
lithic {adj} /ˈlɪθɪk/ (stone) :: litico
lithic {adj} (lithium) :: litioso
lithium {n} /ˈlɪθi.əm/ (chemical element) :: litio {m}
lithium aluminium hydride {n} (chemical compound, LiH) :: idruro di litio-alluminio {m}
lithograph {n} (noun) :: litografia {f}
lithographer {n} (a person who makes lithographs) :: litografo {m}, litografa {f}
lithographic {adj} (related to lithography) :: litografico
lithographical {adj} (lithographic) SEE: lithographic ::
lithography {n} (printing method) :: litografia {f}
lithology {n} (the study of rocks) :: litologia {f}
lithosome {n} :: litosoma {m}
lithosphere {n} (The outer layer of the Earth) :: litosfera {f}
lithostratigraphy {n} (the stratigraphy of rocks) :: litostratigrafia {f}
Lithuania {prop} /ˌlɪθ.(j)uˈeɪ.ni.ə/ (country) :: Lituania {f}
Lithuanian {n} /ˌlɪθʊˈeɪni.ən/ (language) :: lituano {m}
Lithuanian {n} (person from Lithuania) :: lituano
litigious {adj} :: litigioso
litmus {n} (dyestuff from lichen) :: tornasole {m}
litotes {n} /laɪˈtəʊ.tiːz/ (rhetoric: stating a point by denying its opposite) :: litote {f}
litre {n} /ˈliː.tə/ (unit of fluid measure) :: litro {m}
litter {n} /ˈlɪtɚ/ (platform designed to carry a person or a load) :: lettiga, portantina {f}, palanchino {m}
litter {n} (animals born in one birth) :: cucciolata {f}
litter {n} (bedding for animals) :: lettiera {f}
litter {n} (discarded items) :: rifiuti {m-p}, immondizia {f}, spazzatura {f}
litter {n} (material for litter tray) :: lettiera {f}
little {adj} /ˈlɪtl̩/ (small in size) :: piccolo
little {adj} ((of a sibling) younger) :: piccolo
little {adv} (not much) :: poco
little black dress {n} (woman's short black dress) :: tubino nero {m}
little boy {n} (a diminutive male child) :: bambino {m}
little by little {adv} (a small amount at a time) :: a poco a poco, man mano
little egret {n} (bird) :: garzetta {f}
little finger {n} (outermost and smallest finger of the hand) :: mignolo {m}, dito mignolo {m}
little girl {n} (a female child) :: bambina {f}
little gull {n} (gull) :: gabbianello {m}
little owl {n} /ˈlɪtəl ɑʊl/ (species of owl) :: civetta {f}
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} /ˈlɪtl̩ ɹɛd ɹaɪ.dɪŋ hʊd/ (a folktale) :: Cappuccetto Rosso {m}
little toe {n} (smallest toe of the foot) :: quinto dito {m}, mignolo {m}, dito mignolo {m}
littoral {adj} /ˈlɪtəɹəl/ (of or relating to the shore, especially the seashore) :: litoraneo
littoral {n} (the shore) :: litoraneo {m}, spiaggia {f}
littoral {n} (the zone of a coast between high tide and low tide levels) SEE: foreshore ::
littoralization {n} :: litoralizzazione {f}
liturgic {adj} (liturgical) SEE: liturgical ::
liturgical {adj} /lɨˈtɹ̩dʒɨkl̩/ (Pertaining to liturgy) :: liturgico
live {v} /lɪv/ (be alive) :: vivere
live {v} (have permanent residence) :: abitare
live {adj} /laɪv/ (having life) :: vivo
live {adj} ((broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens) :: in diretta
live {adv} (as it happens) :: dal vivo, live
live and let live {v} (be tolerant) :: vivi e lascia vivere
live by the sword, die by the sword {proverb} (one who uses violence can expect a violent response) :: chi di spada ferisce, di spada perisce
lively {adj} /ˈlaɪvli/ (full of life) :: vivace {m} {f}, brioso {m}, briosa {f}
liver {n} /lɪvə(ɹ)/ (organ of the body) :: fegato {m}
liver {n} (organ as food) :: fegato {m}
liverish {adj} (not feeling well due to an upset digestive system) :: fegatoso
liverwort {n} /ˈlɪv.ɚ.wɝːt/ (bryophyte with a leafy stem) :: epatiche
livery {n} /ˈlɪv.ə.ɹi/ (distinctive uniform worn by a group) :: livrea {f}, foggia {f}
livery {n} (paint scheme) :: livrea {f}
livestock {n} (farm animals) :: bestiame {m}
Livia {prop} (female given name) :: Livia
livid {adj} (pallid) SEE: pallid ::
livid {adj} /ˈlɪvɪd/ (very angry, furious) :: furibondo {m}, furibonda {f}
living room {n} (room in a private house) :: soggiorno {m}, salotto {m}
living will {n} (document expressing a desire to die naturally in certain medical circumstances) :: dichiarazione anticipata di trattamento
Livonia {prop} (historical region) :: Livonia
Livonian {prop} (language) :: livone, livonio
Livonian {n} (person) :: livone
Livornian {adj} (of or from Livorno) :: livornese, [literary] labronico
Livornian {n} (someone from Livorno) :: livornese {m} {f}, [literary] labronico {m}, labronica {f}
Livorno {prop} /ləˈvɔɹnoʊ/ (province of Italy) :: Livorno {f}
Livorno {prop} (city in Italy) :: Livorno {f}
lizard {n} /ˈlɪz.ɚd/ (reptile) :: lucertola {f}
lizard {n} (coward) SEE: coward ::
lizardlike {adj} (like a lizard) :: lacertiforme [similar shape]
Ljubljana {prop} /ˌl(j)ʊbliˈɑːnə/ (Capital city of Slovenia) :: Lubiana {f}
llama {n} /ˈjɑmə/ (South Americal mammal of the camel family, Lama glama) :: lama {m}
lo {contraction} /loʊ/ (look, see, behold) :: ecco
load {n} /loʊd/ (number of articles that can be transported or processed at one time) :: carica {f}
load {n} (a large number or amount) :: un sacco (of: di) m singular
load {v} (to put a load on or in) :: caricare
loadstone {n} (lodestone) SEE: lodestone ::
loaf {n} /loʊf/ (block of bread) :: pagnotta {f}, pan carrè {m}, pane in cassetta {m}
loaf {n} (head (slang)) :: capoccia {f}
loaf {n} (large block of soap) :: panetto {m}
loaf {v} (do nothing) :: oziare, bighellare, girovagare, vagabondare, trastullarsi
loafer {n} (idle person) :: fannullone {m}, perditempo {m}, perdigiorno {m}
loafer {n} (footwear) :: mocassino {m}
loan {n} /loʊn/ (borrowed sum of money or other valuables) :: prestito {m} (small sum), mutuo {m} (big amount/long term)
loan {n} (contract and array of legal or ethical obligations surrounding a loan) :: prestito {m} (small sum), mutuo {m} (big amount/long term)
loan {v} (to lend) :: prestare
lo and behold {interj} (used to express surprise) :: guarda caso
loan shark {n} (money lender; usurer) :: usuraio {m}, usuraia {f}, strozzino {m} [colloquial], strozzina {f}
loan translation {n} (calque) SEE: calque ::
loanword {n} /ˈloʊnwɝd/ (word taken from another language) :: calco {m}
loath {adj} /ləʊθ/ (unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined) :: riluttante, restio {m}, ritroso
loathe {v} /ˈloʊð/ (hate, detest, revile) :: detestare, odiare, aborrire, abominare
loathsome {adj} (highly offensive; sickening, abominable) :: laido
lob {v} /lɒb/ (to throw or hit a ball high into the air) :: tirare un pallonetto
lob {n} (high-arching pass or stroke) :: pallonetto {m}
lob {n} (lump) SEE: lump ::
lobby {n} /lɑbi/ (entryway or waiting area; vestibule) :: atrio {m}
lobby {n} (group of people who try to lobby) :: lobby {f}
lobe {n} /ləʊb/ (division of the brain) :: lobo {m}
lobotomy {n} (surgical operation) :: lobotomia {f}
lobster {n} /ˈlɑb.stɚ/ (crustacean) :: astice {m}, aragosta {f}
lobster pot {n} (a trap used to catch lobsters) :: nassa {f}
lobular {adj} (Of or relating to a lobule) :: lobulare
local {adj} /ˈloʊkl̩/ (of a nearby location) :: locale
local {adj} (medicine: of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism) :: locale
local {n} (a person who lives near a given place) :: locale
local {n} (a train that stops at all stations) :: locale
local derby {n} (a sports match between local rival teams) :: partita tra squadre locali
localist {adj} :: localistico
localist {n} :: localista {m} {f}
localization {n} (act of localizing) :: localizzazione
localization {n} (state of being localized) :: localizzazione
localization {n} :: localizzazione
localize {v} (make local) :: localizzare
Local Supercluster {prop} /ˌloʊkl̩ ˈsupɚˌklʌstɚ/ (Supercluster that includes the Milky Way) :: Superammasso Locale
locate {v} /ləʊˈkeɪt/ (designate the site or place of) :: localizzare
location {n} /loʊˈkeɪʃən/ (place) :: posizione {f}
Lochkovian {prop} :: Lochkoviano
lock {n} /lɑk/ (something used for fastening) :: serratura {f}, chiavistello {m}, lucchetto {m}
lock {n} (segment of a canal) :: chiusa {f}
lock {n} (firing mechanism of a gun) :: otturatore {m}
lock {v} (to become fastened in place) :: bloccarsi, incepparsi
lock {v} (to fasten with a lock) :: chiudere a chiave, chiudere, serrare
lock {n} (length of hair) :: ricciolo {m}, ciocca {f}, ciuffo {m}
locked {adj} /lɑkt/ (that has been locked (with a key)) :: chiuso a chiave {m}, chiusa a chiave {f}
locker {n} (storage compartment) :: armadietto {m}
locker room {n} (locker room) SEE: changing room ::
locket {n} /ˈlɑkɪt/ (chained ornament) :: medaglione
lock out {n} (an event in which an employer bars employees from working) :: serrata {f}
lock out {v} (to prevent from entering a place, particularly oneself, inadvertently) :: escludere, chiudersi fuori
lock out {v} (to prevent from accessing a data structure) :: escludere
lockout {n} (opposite of a strike) :: serrata {f}, esclusione {f}
locks {n} /lɑks/ (count of hair) :: ciocca {f}
locksmith {n} (one who practices locksmithing) :: serraturiere
lockup {n} (prison) SEE: prison ::
locomotion {n} (ability to move) :: locomozione {f}
locomotive {n} /ˌloʊkəˈmoʊtiv/ (self-propelled vehicle that runs on rails) :: locomotiva {f}, motrice {f}
Locris {prop} (region of ancient Greece) :: Locride
locust {n} /ˈloʊ.kəst/ (type of grasshopper) :: locusta {f}
lode {n} (loadstone) SEE: lodestone ::
lode {n} /ləʊd/ (vein of metallic ore) :: filone {m}
Lode Star {prop} (Polaris) SEE: Polaris ::
lodestone {n} /ˈloʊdˌstoʊn/ (natural magnet) :: calamita {f}
lodestone {n} (magnetite) :: magnetite {f}
lodge {n} (inn) SEE: inn ::
lodge {n} /lɑdʒ/ (recreational building) :: casino {m}
lodge {n} (porter's rooms) :: guardiola {f}, portineria {f}
lodge {n} (local chapter of freemasons) :: loggia {f}
lodge {v} (to supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time) :: alloggiare
lodge {v} :: alloggiare
lodging {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪŋ/ (place to live or lodge) :: alloggio {m}
lodging {n} (condition of a plant that has been flattened) :: allettamento {m}
Lodi {prop} (a province of Lombardy, Italy) :: Lodi {f}
Lodi {prop} (a town and capital of the province of Lodi) :: Lodi {f}
loess {n} /ˈloʊ.əs/ (sediment of eolian origin) :: loess {m}
loftiness {n} (arrogance) SEE: arrogance ::
lofty {adj} /ˈlɔːfti/ (high, having great height or stature) :: maestoso, alto
lofty {adj} (idealistic) :: nobile
log {n} /lɑɡ/ (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches) :: tronco
log {n} (bulky piece of timber) :: tronchetto, ceppo {m}
log {n} (nautical: device for measuring the speed of a vessel) :: solcometro
log {n} (very dumb person) SEE: blockhead ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook ::
loganberry {n} (raspberry-blackberry hybrid berry) :: mora logan {f}
logarithm {n} /ˈlɑ.ɡə.ɹɪ.ð(ə)m/ (The power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain a given number) :: logaritmo {m}
logarithmic {adj} (relating to logarithms) :: logaritmico
logarithmic spiral {n} (self-similar spiral) :: spirale logaritmica {f}
logbook {n} /ˈlɑɡ.bʊk/ (nautical: book in which details from journey are recorded) :: giornale di bordo
logbook {n} (record of the ownership of a motor car) :: libretto di circolazione
loge {n} (stall) SEE: stall ::
loge {n} (booth) SEE: booth ::
logger {n} /ˈlɑːɡɚ/ (worker whose occupation is to harvest trees) :: boscaiolo {m}, taglialegna {m}
loggia {n} (a roofed, open gallery) :: loggia {f}, portico {m}
logic {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪk/ (method of human thought) :: logica {f}, logica matematica {f}
logic {n} (mathematical study) :: logica {f}
logic {n} (any system of thought, irrespective of its rigor or productiveness) :: logica {f}
-logic {suffix} (-logical) SEE: -logical ::
logical {adj} /ˈlɑdʒɪkəɫ]/ (reasonable) :: logico
-logical {suffix} (used to form adjectival forms of nouns) :: -logico
logical fallacy {n} (clearly defined error in reasoning) :: errore logico, falso ragionamento, sofisma
logically {adv} (in a logical manner) :: logicamente, a rigor di logica
log in {v} (gain access to a computer system) :: registrarsi
logion {n} /ˈləʊ.ɡɪ.ən/ (a saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible) :: logion
logismography {n} :: logismografia {f}
-logist {suffix} (person who studies or is an expert in the related -logy) :: -logo {m-s}
logistic {adj} /ləˈdʒɪs.tɪk/ :: logistico
logistic {adj} (relating to logistics) :: logistico
logistics {n} (planning and implementing the flow of goods and services) :: logistica {f}
logistics {n} (military procurement, supply, maintenance, and transportation) :: logistica {f}
logo {n} /ˈloʊɡoʊ/ (symbol or emblem that acts as a trademark or a means of identification of an entity) :: logotipo {m}, logo {m}
logogram {n} /ˈlɔːɡəɡɹæm/ (character or symbol that represents a word or phrase) :: logogramma {m}
logograph {n} (character or symbol that represents a word or phrase) :: logogramma {m}
logogriph {n} (word puzzle with clues in verse) :: logogrifo {m}
log on {v} (log in) SEE: log in ::
logopedics {n} (study and correction of speech defects) :: logopedia {f}
logorrhea {n} (excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words) :: logorrea
logorrhea {n} (excessive talkativeness) :: logorrea
logorrheic {adj} (having excessive flow of words) :: logorroico {m}, ciarliero {m}, prolisso {m}, loquace {m} {f}, verboso {m}
logotype {n} (symbol used by organization, logo) :: logotipo {m}
logotype {n} (single type two letters, a ligature) :: legatura {f}
Logroño {prop} /ləˈɡɹoʊnjoʊ/ (capital city of La Rioja, Spain) :: Logroño {f}, Logrogno {f}
-logy {suffix} /ləd͡ʒi/ (branch of learning) :: -logia {f}
loin {n} /lɔɪn/ (part of the body) :: lombo {m}
loin {n} (cut of meat) :: lombata {f}
loins {n} (plural form of loin) SEE: loin ::
loins {n} /lɔɪnz/ (the lower abdomen, groin and genitalia) :: reni
Loire {prop} (river) :: Loira
Lois {prop} /ˈləʊ.ɪs/ (biblical character) :: Lois
loiter {v} /ˈlɔɪtɚ/ (to stand about without any aim or purpose) :: attardarsi, aggirarsi, gironzolare, vagabondare, oziare, sostare, indugiare
Lojban {prop} /ˈloʒban/ (artificial logical language based on Loglan) :: Lojban {m}
lokun {n} (doctor) SEE: doctor ::
lol {interj} (Used to express laughter) SEE: LOL ::
LOL {interj} /ɛl.oʊˈɛl/ (expression of laughter) :: lol
lollipop {n} /lɑ.li.pɑp/ (confectionery on a stick) :: lecca-lecca {m}
lolly {n} (money) SEE: money ::
lolly {n} (lollipop) SEE: lollipop ::
Lolol {prop} (city in Chile) :: Lolol {m}
Lombard {n} /ˈlɒmbɑː(ɹ)d/ (member of a Germanic people) :: longobardo {m}
Lombard {n} (native of Lombardy) :: lombardo {m}
Lombard {prop} (language of Lombardy) :: lombardo {m}
Lombard rate {n} (interest rate) :: tasso lombard {m}
Lombardy {prop} /ˈlɑːmbəɹdi/ (region in northern Italy) :: Lombardia {f}
Lombrosian {adj} :: lombrosiano
London {prop} /ˈlʌn.dən/ (in the United Kingdom) :: Londra {f}
London {prop} (of, from or pertaining to London in the UK) :: londinese {m} {f}, di Londra
Londoner {n} /ˈlʌn.dən.ə(ɹ)/ (person from or inhabitant of London) :: londinese {m} {f}
Londonian {n} (Londoner) SEE: Londoner ::
London Underground {prop} (the London underground) :: la metropolitana di Londra {f}
lone {adj} (having no companion) :: solo
loneliness {n} /ˈloʊnlinəs/ (condition of being lonely) :: solitudine {f}
lonely {adj} /ˈloʊnli/ (of person: unhappy by feeling isolated) :: solo {m}, solitario {m}, malinconico {m}
lonely {adj} (of place: desolate) :: desolato {m}, isolato {m}
loner {n} (one who lacks or avoids company) :: eremita {m}, solitario {m}
lonesome {adj} /ˈloʊnsəm/ (unhappy due to being alone) :: solitario {m}
long {adj} /ˈlɒŋ/ (having much distance from one point to another) :: lungo
long {adj} (having great duration) :: lungo
long {adv} (over a great distance) :: distante
long {adv} (particular duration) :: tempo {m}; [how long] quanto tempo
long {v} (to wait, to aspire) :: bramare
long {adj} (not short) SEE: tall ::
long absent, soon forgotten {proverb} (love fades away when people are distant) :: lontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore
longanimous {adj} (long-suffering) :: longanime
long arm of the law {n} (influence or effectiveness of law enforcement) :: braccio della legge
long-awaited {adj} (having been awaited for a long time) :: attesissimo
long ball {n} (kick) :: verticalizzazione {f}, lancio lungo {m}
long-eared owl {n} /ˌlɒŋɪədˈaʊl/ (Asio otus) :: gufo comune {m}
longeron {n} (thin strip of wood or metal) :: longarone {m}
longevity {n} /lɒŋˈdʒɛ.vɪ.ti/ (the quality of being long-lasting, especially of life) :: longevità
long for {v} (to have desire for; to yearn) :: bramare
long haul {adj} (travelling a long distance) :: a lungo raggio, a lunga distanza
longhouse {n} (outhouse) SEE: outhouse ::
longing {n} /ˈlɔːŋɪŋ/ (melancholic desire) :: brama {f}, nostalgia {f}, desiderio {m}, voglia {f}, anelito {m}, bramosia {f}
long in the tooth {adj} (old, aged) :: sbiadito, antiquato, in là con gli anni
longitude {n} /ˈlɑndʒəˌtud/ (angular distance) :: longitudine {f}
longitude {n} (imaginary line through North Pole and South Pole) :: longitudine {f}
longitudinal wave {n} (type of wave) :: onda longitudinale {f}
long johns {n} (garment for bottom half of the body) :: calzamaglia
long live {v} (prosper) :: evviva, urrà, viva
long-lived {adj} /ˈlɒŋˈlaɪvd/ (having a long lifespan; surviving for a long period of time) :: longevo
long primer {n} :: Garamona
long s {n} (the character ſ) :: esse lunga {f}
longship {n} (type of Viking vessel) :: drakar {m}, drakkar {m}
longshoreman {n} (man employed to load and unload ships) :: camallo {m}, scaricatore di porto {m}
long-suffering {adj} (having endured discomfort) :: longanime
long-tailed tit {n} (bird) :: codibugnolo {m}
long-term {adj} (extending over a relatively long time period) :: a lungo termine
long time no see {interj} (idiomatic: I (or we) have not seen you for a long time) :: da quanto tempo!
Longyearbyen {prop} (settlement) :: Longyearbyen
loo {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
loofah {n} (tropical vine) :: luffa {f}
look {v} /lʊk/ (to try to see) :: guardare
look {v} (to appear, to seem) :: sembrare, apparire
look {v} (to search) :: cercare
look {v} (to face) :: affacciarsi, guardare
look {v} (to expect) :: contare
look {n} (action of looking) :: occhiata {f}, sguardo {m}
look {n} (physical appearance) :: aspetto {m}
look {n} (facial expression) :: occhiataccia {f}
lookalike {n} /ˈlʊkəlaɪk/ (person physically resembling another person) :: sosia {m}
look at {v} (to observe or watch) :: guardare
look at {v} :: guardare, osservare
look before you leap {proverb} (think before taking actionn) :: medita prima di agire, non buttarti alla cieca
look down on {v} (to regard or treat as inferior) :: guardare in basso
look for {v} (search; seek) :: cercare, ricercare
look forward to {v} (anticipate, expect, or wait for) :: aspettarsi, attendere con ansia
looking glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror ::
look like {v} (be similar in appearance, resemble) :: somigliare, assomigliare, rassomigliare
look out {v} (to look from within to the outside) :: affacciarsi
look out {v} (to be vigilant and aware) :: fare attenzione, stare attento
look over {v} (to scan-read and check) :: esaminare
look the part {v} (appear suitable for a particular kind of work) :: avere il physique du rôle
look up {v} (to obtain information about something from a text source) :: cercare
look who's talking {phrase} :: senti chi parla
loom {n} /lum/ (weaving frame) :: telaio {m}
loom {v} (impend, threaten, hang over) :: incombere
loom {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes) SEE: loon ::
loon {n} /ˈluːn/ (a crazy person) :: matto, scemo, stolto, fannullone
loon {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes) :: gavia, strolaga, svasso, tuffetto
loop {n} /luːp/ (shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself) :: passante {m}
loop {n} (endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition) :: riccio {m}
loop {n} (complete circuit for an electric current) :: anello {m}
loop {n} (programmed sequence of instructions) :: blocco iterativo, richiesta di iterazione , ciclo {m}
loop {n} (loop-shaped intrauterine device) :: spirale {f}
loop {n} (aircraft maneuver) :: cerchio della morte, giro della morte
loop {n} :: cappio {m}, laccio {m}
loop {n} (ring road) SEE: ring road ::
loophole {n} /ˈluːphəʊl/ (method of escape) :: scappatoia {f}, cavillo {m}
loophole {n} (slit in a castle wall) :: feritoia {f}
loo roll {n} (toilet roll) SEE: toilet roll ::
loose {v} /luːs/ (to unfasten) :: disfare
loose {adj} (not fixed tightly) :: sciolto
loose {adj} (not packaged) :: sciolto, sfuso
loose {adj} :: sciolto
loose cannon {v} (unpredictable person) :: mina vagante
loose change {n} (coins kept in one's pocket or bag) :: spiccioli {m-p}, monetine {f-p}
loosen {v} /ˈluːsn̩/ (to make less tight) :: allentare
loosen the purse strings {v} (to increase or allow to increase spending) :: allentare i cordoni della borsa
loose-tongued {adj} (garrulous, gossipy) :: linguacciuto
loot {n} /luːt/ (the proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband) :: bottino, sacco {m}, saccheggio {m}
loot {n} (money) :: bottino {m}, maltolto {m}
loot {v} (to steal from) :: saccheggiare, depredare, predare, fare man bassa
looting {n} (act of looting) :: sciacallaggio {m}
lope {v} /loʊp/ (to travel an easy pace with long strides) :: procedere a lunghi salti
loppers {n} (pruning shears with long handles) :: troncarami {m}
loquacious {adj} /loʊˈkweɪʃəs/ (talkative, chatty) :: loquace
loquacity {n} (talkativeness) :: loquacità {f}
loquat {n} /ˈloʊkwɑt/ (fruit) :: nespola {f}
loquat {n} (tree) :: nespolo {m}
-loquy {suffix} /-ləkwi/ (speaking, speech) :: -loquio
lord {n} /lɔːd/ (master of a household) :: castellano
lord {n} (property owner) :: signore {m}
lord {n} (ruler, one having mastery over others) :: signore {m}
lord {n} (aristocrat) :: signore {m}
lord {n} (titled nobleman) :: nobile {m} {f}, nobiluomo {m}, nobildonna {f}
lord {v} (to lord over) :: dominare, governare
Lord {prop} /lɔɹd/ (God) :: Signore {m}
Lord {prop} (Jesus) :: Signore {m}
lord it over {v} ((idiomatic, transitive) To behave as if one is in control of; to make a display of having an advantage over or superiority to) :: darsi delle arie
lordship {n} /ˈlɔɹd.ʃɪp/ (title) :: il Signore {m}
lordship {n} (seigniory, domain, territory ruled by a lord) :: dominio {m}
Lord's Prayer {prop} (the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples) :: Padre nostro
Lord's Supper {prop} (Eucharist) SEE: Eucharist ::
Lord's Supper {prop} (Last Supper) SEE: Last Supper ::
lorgnette {n} /lɒɹnjɛt/ (an opera glass with a handle) :: occhialetto {m}, occhialino {m}, fassamano {m}
Lorraine {prop} /ləˈɹeɪn/ (region west of Alsace) :: Lorena {f}
lorry {n} (motor vehicle) SEE: truck ::
lorry driver {n} (person employed to drive a truck) SEE: truck driver ::
lose {v} /luːz/ (cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability) :: perdere, smarrire
lose {v} ((transitive) fail to win) :: perdere
lose {v} (shed (weight)) :: perdere
lose {v} (have (somebody of one's kin) die) :: perdere
lose {v} (be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer) :: perdere
lose {v} (fail to be the winner) :: perdere
lose heart {v} (to despair) :: accasciarsi, disperarsi, abbattersi, scoraggiarsi, sfiduciarsi
lose it {v} (to lose one's temper) :: perdere le staffe
lose one's head {v} /luːz wʌnz hɛd/ (behave irrationally or lose self-control) :: perdere la testa
lose one's temper {v} /luːz wʌnz tɛmpə(ɹ)/ (to be explosively angry) :: perdere le staffe, perdere la pazienza, perdere la calma, uscire dai gangheri
lose one's way {v} (get lost) SEE: get lost ::
loser {n} /luzɚ/ (person who fails to win) :: perdente {m} {f}
loser {n} (person who is frequently unsuccessful in life) :: sfigato {m}, fallito {m}
loser {n} (contemptible or unfashionable person) :: sfigato {m}
loss {n} /lɔs/ (The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body) :: perdita
loss leader {n} /ˈlɒs ˈliːdə(ɹ)/ (item sold at or below cost to stimulate sales) :: articolo civetta {m}
lost {adj} /lɔst/ (unable to find one's way) :: perso
lost {adj} (in an unknown location) :: perso, smarrito
lost and found {n} (department, service or location where items that are found can be claimed by their owners) :: oggetti smarriti {m-p}
lost property {n} (lost and found) SEE: lost and found ::
lost wax {n} (method of casting using wax) :: cera perduta {f}
lot {n} /lɒt/ (number of things taken collectively) :: gruppo {m}, insieme {m}, quantità {f}
lot {n} (that which happens without human design or forethought) :: destino {m}
lot {n} (large quantity or number) SEE: a lot ::
loth {adj} (reluctant) SEE: loath ::
lotic {adj} (living in flowing water; adapted to life in flowing water) :: lotico
lots {n} (lots) SEE: a lot ::
lottery {n} /ˈlɑtɚi/ (scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance) :: lotteria {f}
lottery ticket {n} (slip of paper drawn in a lottery) :: biglietto della lotteria {m}, biglietto {m}
lotus {n} (Nymphaea) SEE: water lily ::
lotus {n} /ˈloʊtəs/ (plant of the genus Nelumbo) :: loto {m}
loud {adj} /laʊd/ (of a sound) :: forte {m} {f}
loud {adj} (noisy) :: rumoroso {m}
loud and clear {adv} (in a clear and easily understandable manner) :: forte e chiaro {m}
loudly {adv} /ˈlaʊdli/ (in a loud manner) :: a voce alta, forte
loudmouth {n} (one who talks too much or too loudly) :: lingwacciuto {m}
loudspeaker {n} /ˈlaʊdspiːkɚ/ :: altoparlante {m}
Louis {prop} /lu.ɪs/ (male given name) :: Luigi {m}
Louisa {prop} (female given name) SEE: Louise ::
louis d'or {n} /ˌluːɪ ˈdɔː/ (any gold coin introduced in France by Louis XIII) :: luigi d'oro {m}
Louise {prop} /luːˈiːz/ (feminine form of Louis) :: Luisa
Louisiana {prop} /luːˌiːziˈænə/ (US state) :: Louisiana
lounge {n} /laʊndʒ/ (waiting room) :: sala d'attesa, sala d'aspetto
lounge {n} (living room) :: salotto {m}
lounge {n} (establishment) :: piano-bar, veranda {f}
lounge {v} (to relax) :: ciondolare, bighellare, bighellonare, oziare, poltrire, stare in panciolle, stare a pancia all'aria
lounger {n} (chair) :: lettino da spiaggia {m}, lettino {m}
louse {n} /laʊs/ (insect) :: pidocchio {m}
lousy {adj} (remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded) :: schifoso
lousy {adj} (Infested with lice) :: pidocchioso
lout {n} /laʊt/ (troublemaker) :: tanghero, villano, cafone, zoticone
lout {n} (bumpkin) :: goffo, maldestro, bifolco, zotico
Louvain {prop} (Belgian city) :: Lovanio
louvar {n} (Luvarus imperialis) :: luvaro {m}, pesce imperatore {m}
louver {n} /ˈluːvɚ/ (a ventilating turret or lantern) :: feritoia {f}
louver {n} (a slatted opening in a wall, door or window) :: feritoia {f}
louver {n} (a system of slits for ventilation) :: feritoia {f}
Louvre {prop} /luvʁ/ (an art museum in France) :: Museo (m) del Louvre (m)
lovage {n} /ˈlʌvɪdʒ/ (a Mediterranean herb) :: levistico {m}, sedano di montagna {m}
love {n} /lʌv/ (strong affection) :: amore {m}
love {n} (object of one's romantic feelings; darling or sweetheart) :: amore {m}
love {n} :: amore {m}
love {v} (have a strong affection for) :: [romantic] amare, [non-romantic] volere bene
love {v} (be strongly inclined towards doing) :: voler bene, amare, adorare
love {v} ((euphemistic): to have sex with) :: fare l'amore
love affair {n} (adulterous relationship) :: relazione amorosa {f}, affare di cuore {m}, tresca {f}, legame sentimentale {m}, storia {f}, avventura {f}
love affair {n} (fondness) :: passione {f}, predisposizione {f}
love at first sight {n} (an instantaneous attraction) :: amore a prima vista, colpo di fulmine
lovebird {n} (a parrot of the genus Agapornis) :: inseparabile {m}
lovebird {n} (an affectionate couple (or a person thereof)) :: piccioncini {m-p} (cf. piccioncino {m}, piccioncina {f})
love bite {n} (swelling on the skin) :: succhiotto {m}
love child {n} (child born as a result of a romantic liaison between unmarried parents) :: figlio illegittimo {m}
Lovecraftian {adj} /lʌvˈkɹæfti.ən/ (of, pertaining to, or emulating the style or works of author H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)) :: lovecraftiano
love-hate {adj} :: odiosamato
love-in-a-mist {n} (Nigella damascena) :: fanciullaccia {f}
love is blind {proverb} (proverb) :: l'amore è cieco
love letter {n} (letter about the author's love) :: lettera d'amore {f}
love-lies-bleeding {n} (plant) :: amaranto {m}
loveliness {n} (property of being lovely) :: amenità {f}
love potion {n} (philter) SEE: philter ::
lover {n} /ˈlʌvɚ/ (one who loves another person) :: amante {m} {f}
lover {n} (sexual partner) :: amante {m} {f}
lover {n} (person who loves something) :: amante {m} {f}
love rat {n} (adulterer) SEE: adulterer ::
love seat {n} (A sofa for two people) :: divano {m}, sofà {m}, divano a due posti {m}
love triangle {n} /ˈlʌv ˌtɹʌɪæŋɡəl/ (situation in which two people vie for the love of a third) :: triangolo amoroso
low {adj} /loʊ/ (in a position comparatively close to the ground) :: basso
low {adj} (small in height) :: basso
low {n} (flame) SEE: flame ::
low {v} (moo) SEE: moo ::
lower {v} /ˈloʊɚ/ (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail) :: abbassare
lower {v} (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature) :: abbassare
lowerable {adj} (that can be lowered) :: abbassabile
lower arm {n} (section of an arm) SEE: forearm ::
Lower Austria {prop} (the northeasternmost state of Austria) :: Bassa Austria
lower case {n} /ˈləʊ.ə(ɹ)ˌkeɪs/ (lower case letters, collectively) :: minuscolo {m}
lowercase {adj} /ˈləʊ.ə(ɹ)ˌkeɪs/ (in lower case) :: minuscolo {m}
Lower Saxony {prop} (state) :: Bassa Sassonia {f}
Low Saxon {prop} (language or language group) :: basso Sassone {m}
lox {n} /lɑks/ (smoked salmon) :: salmone affumicato {m}
loxodrome {n} (A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle) SEE: rhumb line ::
loyal {adj} /ˈlɔɪəl/ (firm in allegiance to a person or institution) :: leale, ligio {m}, fedele
loyalist {n} /ˈlɔɪəlɪst/ (a person who is loyal to a cause) :: lealista {m} {f}
loyalization {n} (The process or result of loyalizing) :: fidelizzazione {f}
loyalize {v} (make someone loyal to a cause) :: fidelizzare
loyally {adv} (in a loyal manner) :: lealmente
loyalness {n} (loyalty) SEE: loyalty ::
loyalty {n} (the state of being loyal; fidelity) :: lealtà {f}
loyalty {n} (faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation) :: lealtà {f}
lozenge {n} /ˈlɑzɪndʒ/ (rhombus) :: losanga {f}, rombo
lozenge {n} (medicated sweet) :: pastiglia
lubber {n} (inexperienced sailor) :: goffo, maldestro, zoticone, villano, marinaio inesperto, marinaio d'acqua dolce
lube {n} (lubricant) SEE: lubricant ::
lube {v} (lubricate) SEE: lubricate ::
Lublin {prop} (city in Poland) :: Lublino
lubricant {n} (substance used to reduce friction) :: lubrificante {m}
lubricate {v} (to make slippery or smooth) :: lubrificare
lubrication {n} /lubɹɪˈkeɪʃən/ (the application of lubricants) :: lubrificazione {f}
Lucan {prop} (a Roman poet) :: Lucano {m}
Lucas {prop} (male given name) SEE: Luke ::
Lucca {prop} (province) :: Lucca {f}
Lucca {prop} (city) :: Lucca {f}
Lucerne {prop} (canton) :: Canton Lucerna
Lucerne {prop} (city) :: Lucerna
Lucia {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lucy ::
Lucian {prop} /ˈluː.sɪən/ (sophist of Syrian origin) :: Luciano
Lucian {prop} (male given name) :: Luciano
lucid {adj} /ˈl(j)uːsɪd/ :: lucido
lucidly {adv} /ˈluːsɪdli/ (in a lucid manner) :: lucidamente
Lucifer {prop} /ˈluːsɪfə/ (figure mentioned in Isaiah 14:12) :: Lucifero {m}
Lucius {prop} /ˈluːsɪəs/ (male given name) :: Lucio
luck {n} /lʌk/ (something that happens to someone by chance) :: fortuna {f}
luckily {adv} /ˈlʌkɪli/ (in a lucky manner) :: fortunatamente
lucky {adj} /ˈlʌki/ (of people, having good fortune) :: fortunato
lucky {adj} (being good by chance) :: fortunato {m}, fortunata {f}
lucky charm {n} (object kept for good luck) :: portafortuna {m}, amuleto {m}, talismano {m}
lucrative {adj} (producing a surplus; profitable) :: redditizio {m}, remunerativo {m}, profittevole
Lucretius {prop} (male given name) :: Lucrezio {m}
Lucretius {prop} (Roman poet and philosopher) :: Lucrezio {m}
lucubration {n} (intense and prolonged study or meditation) :: elucubrazione {f}, meditazione {f}, cogitazione {f}, riflessione {f}, ponderazione {f}
lucumo {n} :: lucumone {m}
Lucy {prop} /ˈluːsi/ (female given name) :: Lucia
Ludfordian {prop} :: Ludfordiano
ludicrous {adj} /ˈluː.dɪ.kɹəs/ (idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny) :: ridicolo
luff {n} /lʌf/ (vertical edge of a sail) :: inferitura {f}
luggage {n} /ˈlʌɡɪd͡ʒ/ (traveller's containers) :: bagagli {m-p}
luggage rack {n} (rack attached to a car) :: portapacchi {m}
lugsail {n} (sail) :: aurica {f}, vela aurica {f}
lugubrious {adj} /ləˈɡuːbɹi.əs/ (gloomy) :: lugubre
Luhansk People's Republic {prop} (secessionist state in Luhanshchyna, the Ukraine) :: Repubblica Popolare di Lugansk
Lukas {prop} (given name) SEE: Luke ::
Luke {prop} /luk/ (given name) :: Luca
Luke {prop} (evangelist) :: Luca
Luke {prop} (gospel of Luke) :: Luca
lukewarm {adj} /ˌlukˈwɔɹm/ (temperature) :: tiepido {m}, tiepida {f}
lukewarm {adj} (not very enthusiastic) :: tiepido {m}, tiepida {f}
lull {v} /lʌl/ (to cause to rest) :: fare la ninna nanna, fare addormentare, indurre al sonno
lullaby {n} /ˈlʌləbaɪ/ (a soothing song to lull children to sleep) :: ninna nanna {f}
lumbago {n} /lʌmˈbeɪɡoʊ/ (lumbar-region backache, see also: backache) :: lombaggine {f}
lumbar {adj} /ˈlʌm.bɑːɹ/ (related to the lower back or loin) :: lombare
lumber {n} /ˈlʌm.bɚ/ (wood as building material) :: legname {m}
lumberjack {n} /ˈlʌm.bɚ.dʒæk/ (person who fells trees) :: boscaiolo
lumbermill {n} (mill for processing lumber) SEE: sawmill ::
lumenal {adj} (Relating to the cavity or channel within a tube or tubular organ) :: del lume
lumination {n} (illumination) SEE: illumination ::
luminescence {n} /luːmɪˈnɛs(ə)ns/ (emission) :: luminescenza {f}
luminescent {adj} /luːmɪˈnɛs(ə)nt/ (emitting light by luminescence) :: luminescente
luminiferous {adj} :: luminifero
luminol {n} (chemical that exhibits blue chemiluminescence) :: luminol
luminosity {n} (state of being luminous) :: luminosità {f}
luminosity {n} (ratio of luminous to radiant flux) :: luminosità {f}
luminosity {n} (rate at which a star radiates energy) :: luminosità {f}
luminous {adj} /ˈluːmɪnəs/ (emitting light; glowing brightly) :: luminoso
luminous {adj} :: luminoso
lump {n} /lʌmp/ (something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group) :: gonfiore {m}, gnocco {m}
lump {n} (A small, shaped mass of sugar) :: cucchiaino {m}, zolla {f}, zolletta {f}, forfait {m}
lumpfish {n} (lumpsucker) SEE: lumpsucker ::
lumpsucker {n} (scorpaeniform fish) :: ciclottero {m}, lompo {m}
lump sum {n} (large one-time payment) :: forfettario {m}
lump together {v} (to put items together) :: raggruppare
Luna {prop} (Earth's moon) SEE: Moon ::
lunacy {n} /ˈluː.nə.si / (state of being mad) :: pazzia {f}
lunar {adj} /ˈlu.nɚ/ (of, or pertaining to, the moon) :: lunare
lunar eclipse {n} (when the Earth casts its shadow over the Moon) :: eclisse lunare {f}, eclissi lunare {f}
lunar phase {n} (any one of the aspects presented by the moon) :: fase lunare {f}
lunatic {n} /ˈluːnətɪk/ (insane person) :: demente {m} {f}
lunatic asylum {n} (mental hospital) SEE: mental hospital ::
lunch {n} /lʌnt͡ʃ/ (meal around midday) :: pranzo {m}, seconda colazione {f}
lunch {v} (to eat lunch) :: pranzare
lunchbox {n} (male genitals enclosed in clothing) :: pacco {m}
luncheon {n} (a formal term for lunch) SEE: lunch ::
lung {n} /ˈlʌŋ/ (organ that extracts oxygen from the air) :: polmone {m}
lung cancer {n} (cancer of the lung(s)) :: carcinoma del polmone {m}
lunge {n} /lʌndʒ/ (sudden movement) :: allungo {m}, affondo {m}
lunge {n} (exercise) :: affondo {m}
lunge {v} (to work a horse in a circle around a handler) :: far girare il cavallo legato con lunga cavezza al palo
lungeing cavesson {n} (halter) :: capezzone {m}
lungfish {n} (air-breathing fish of the class Dipnoi) :: dipnoo {m}, pesce polmonato {m}
lupin {n} /ˈluːpɪn/ (any member of the genus Lupinus in the family Fabaceae) :: lupino {m}
lupine {n} (lupin) SEE: lupin ::
lupus {n} /ˈluːpəs/ (autoimmune disease) :: lupus {m}
lurch {n} (sudden or unsteady movement) :: barcollio, sbilanciamento
lurch {v} (to make a sudden, unsteady movement) :: barcollare
lure {n} /lʊəɹ/ (tempting or attractive object) :: attrazione {f}, attrattiva {f}, tentazione {f}, lusinga {f}, esca {f}, richiamo {m}
lure {n} (artificial fishing bait) :: esca {f}
lure {v} (to entice) :: sedurre, incantare, ammaliare, tentare, adescare
lurid {adj} (melodramatic) SEE: melodramatic ::
lurid {adj} /ˈlʊɹɪd/ (ghastly, pale or wan in appearance) :: livido
lurk {v} /lɝk/ (to remain concealed in order to ambush) :: appostarsi, acquattarsi, celarsi
Lusatia {prop} /luˈseɪʃə/ (region) :: Lusazia {f}
luser {n} /ˈluː.zə(ɹ)/ (incompetent computer user) :: utonto {m}, utonta {f}
Luserna {prop} (village) :: Luserna {f}
lush {adj} /lʌʃ/ (dense, teeming with life) :: rigoglioso {m}, rigogliosa {f}, lussureggiante
lush {n} (alcoholic) :: alcolizzato, beone, ubriaco {m}, ubriacone, spugna, alcolista
Lusitania {prop} /luːsɪˈteɪnɪə/ (ancient Roman province) :: Lusitania
lust {n} /lʌst/ (strong desire, especially of a sexual nature) :: libido, libidine, lussuria {f}
lust {n} (general want or longing) :: lussuria {f}
lust {n} (delightful cause of joy, pleasure) :: lussuria {f}
luster {n} (refinement, polish or quality) :: lustro {m}
luster {n} (A period of five years, lustrum) SEE: lustrum ::
lustful {adj} /ˈlʌst.fəl/ (full of lust) :: lussurioso {m}, libidinoso {m}
lustfully {adv} (in a lustful manner) :: lussuriosamente, libidinosamente
lustration {n} (restoration of credibility to a government by the purging earlier perpetrators) :: lustrismo
lustre {n} (luster) SEE: luster ::
lustre {v} (luster) SEE: luster ::
lustre {n} (lustrum) SEE: lustrum ::
lustrum {n} /ˈlʌstɹəm/ (period of five years) :: lustro {m}, lustra {f}, quinquennio {m}
lute {n} /l(j)uːt/ (stringed instrument) :: liuto {m}
luteal {adj} (of the corpus luteum) :: luteale, luteo
luteal phase {n} (part of the menstrual cycle) :: fase luteale {f}
lutein {n} (yellow carotenoid pigment) :: luteina {f}
luteinizing {adj} (causing development of the corpus luteum) :: luteinizzante
luteinizing hormone {n} (hormone) :: ormone luteinizzante {m}
lutenist {n} (one who plays the lute) :: liutista {m} {f}
Lutetian {prop} :: Luteziano
lutetium {n} /ljuːˈtiːʃiəm/ (chemical element with atomic number of 71) :: lutezio {m}
Luther {prop} /ˈluθɚ/ (Martin Luther) :: Martin Lutero {m}
Lutheran {adj} /ˈluːθəɹ(ə)n/ (pertaining to the theology of Martin Luther or his followers, or the Lutheran church) :: luterano
Lutheran {n} (member of any Christian church identifying with the theology of Martin Luther) :: luterano {m}, luterana {f}
Lutheranism {n} (branch of Christianity developed by Martin Luther) :: luteranesimo {m}
lutherie {n} (craft) :: liuteria {f}
luthier {n} /ˈluː.ti.ɚ/ (a person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instrument) :: liutaio {m}
lutist {n} (one who plays the lute) :: liutista {m} {f}
lutropin {n} (luteinizing hormone) :: lutropina {f}
lux {n} (the derived unit of illuminance) :: lux
Luxembourg {prop} /ˈlʌk.səm.bɝɡ/ (country) :: Lussemburgo
Luxembourgian {adj} (Luxembourgish) SEE: Luxembourgish ::
Luxembourgish {adj} /ˈlʌksəmˌbəːɡɪʃ/ (of, from, or pertaining to Luxembourg or its people) :: lussemburghese
Luxembourgish {prop} (language of Luxembourg) :: lussemburghese {m}
luxurious {adj} /lʌɡˈʒʊɹ.i.əs/ (being very fine and comfortable) :: lussuoso
luxurious {adj} (enjoying pleasures of luxury) :: lussurioso
luxury {n} /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/ (very wealthy and comfortable surroundings) :: lusso
luxury {n} (something desirable but expensive) :: lusso {f}
luxury {n} (something very pleasant but not really needed in life) :: lusso
luxury {n} :: lusso {m}
Lviv {prop} (Lviv) :: Leopoli
löwchen {n} (Löwchen) SEE: Löwchen ::
Löwchen {n} (Löwchen) :: piccolo cane leone {m}
-ly {suffix} /li/ (used to form adverbs from adjectives) :: -mente
lycanthrope {n} (werewolf) SEE: werewolf ::
lychee {n} /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃiː/ (tree) :: litchi {m}
lychee {n} (fruit) :: litchi {m}
Lydia {prop} /ˈlɪ.di.ə/ (biblical woman) :: Lidia
Lydia {prop} (female given name) :: Lidia
lye {n} /laɪ/ (caustic alkaline solution) :: liscivia {f}, cenerata {f}, ranno {m}
lye {n} (potassium or sodium hydroxide) :: idrossido di sodio {m}, soda caustica {f}
lymph {n} /lɪmf/ (the fluid carried by the lymphatic system) :: linfa {f}
lymphatic {adj} (pertaining to lymph or lymphatic system) :: linfatico
lymph node {n} (filtrating oval bodies of the lymphatic system) :: linfonodo {m}
lymphocyte {n} (type of white blood cell) :: linfocita {m}, linfocito
lymphoma {n} (malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue) :: linfoma {m}
lynching {n} /lɪntʃɪŋ/ (execution of a person without a proper legal trial) :: linciaggio {m}
lynx {n} /lɪŋks/ (wild cat) :: lince {f}
lyo- {prefix} :: lio-
Lyons {prop} (a city in France) :: Lione
lyophilize {v} (freeze-dry) :: liofilizzare
lyophobic {adj} (having no affinity for the dispersion medium) :: liofobo {m}
lyre {n} /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/ (stringed musical instrument) :: lira {f}
lyric {n} (words of a song) SEE: lyrics ::
lyric poetry {n} (lyric poetry) :: lirica {f}
lyrics {n} /ˈlɪɹ.ɪks/ (the words to a song) :: testo {m}, parole {f-p}, lirica {f}
lysergic {adj} (psychedelic) SEE: psychedelic ::
lysine {n} (essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2) :: lisina
lysosome {n} (digestive organelle) :: lisosoma {m}