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Les

Les

(lĕs)
,
Noun.
A leash.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Definition 2021


Les

Les

See also: Appendix:Variations of "les"

English

Proper noun

Les

  1. A short form of the male given names Lester and Leslie.
  2. A short form of the female name Leslie.

Anagrams

les

les

See also: Appendix:Variations of "les"

English

Alternative forms

Noun

les (plural leses)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Short form of lesbian

Adjective

les (comparative more les, superlative most les)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Short form of lesbian

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch les.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/

Noun

les (plural lesse, diminutive lesje)

  1. lesson

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin illas.

Article

les f pl (masculine sg el, feminine sg la, neuter sg lo, masculine plural los)

  1. (definite) the

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin illas, from ille.

Article

les f pl (masculine plural els, masculine singular el, feminine singular la)

  1. the; feminine plural definite article

Pronoun

les (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. them (feminine, direct object)

Declension


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • Homophone: lez

Noun

les m

  1. forest

Declension

Related terms


Danish

Noun

les c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of le

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun

les f (plural lessen, diminutive lesje n)

  1. course, lesson

Derived terms

Anagrams

Verb

les

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lessen
  2. imperative of lessen

French

Etymology

From Old French les, from Latin illos (masculine) and illas (feminine) which are the accusative plurals of ille.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /le/

Article

les

  1. plural of le: the
  2. plural of la: the

Pronoun

les

  1. plural of le: them
  2. plural of la: them
Related terms

References

  1. Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “le, la, les”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Anagrams


Galician

Verb

les

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ler

Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Ugric *läćɜ (hiding place; lurk).[1][2]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛʃ]

Noun

les (plural lesek)

  1. (soccer) offside

Verb

les

  1. (transitive) to spy
  2. (transitive) to stare, goggle
  3. (transitive) to cheat at a test by looking at someone else's work

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • leselkedik

References

  1. Entry #1792 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Icelandic

Noun

les n (genitive singular less, nominative plural les)

  1. (linguistics) a lexeme; (set of inflected forms taken by a single word)
  2. (computing) a lexeme; an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis

Derived terms

  • lesgreining
  • lesgreinir

See also

  • tóki

Synonyms

  • (lexeme): flettiorð

Verb

les

  1. the first person singular form of lesa (to read)
    Ég les mikið af þýskum bókum.
    I read a lot of German books.
  2. the third person singular form of lesa (to read)
    Pálmi les alltaf sömu söguna, þótt hann eigi margar bækur.
    Pálmi always reads the same story, even though he has many books.

Interlingua

Pronoun

les

  1. (dative) to them

Usage notes

  • Precedes conjugated verbs.
  • Can be of mixed gender (not just masculine).

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin illas.

Article

les f (plural)

  1. the

See also


Middle French

Article

les m pl, f pl (masculine singular le, feminine singular la)

  1. the

Descendants


Norman

Pronunciation

Article

les pl (singular , and la)

  1. Alternative form of l's

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

les

  1. imperative of lese

Novial

Pronoun

les

  1. they; them

Related terms


Old French

Etymology

From Latin illas and illos.

Article

les

  1. the (feminine plural oblique definite article)
  2. the (feminine plural nominative definite article)
  3. the (masculine plural oblique definite article)

Inflection

Descendants


Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

les

  1. tail

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lêːs/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ (tree, forest).

Alternative forms

Noun

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. coffin
  2. (regionally) lumber
  3. (regionally) forest, woods
Declension

Etymology 2

From German Löss.

Noun

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. (geology) loess

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Noun

les m (genitive singular lesa, nominative plural lesy, declension pattern of dub)

  1. forest

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈléːs/
  • Tonal orthography: lẹ̑s

Noun

lés m inan (genitive lesá or lésa, nominative plural lesôvi or lési)

  1. wood

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin illis, dative plural of ille.

Pronoun

les

  1. dative of ellos and ellas; to them, for them
  2. dative of ustedes; to you all, for you all (formal)

See also