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3 letters words from 'les'

ELS 3LES 3
SEL 3 

2 letters words from 'les'

EL 2ES 2

All 3 letters words made out of les

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Definitions and meaning of les

les

Alternative forms

  • lez

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US), IPA(key): /lɛz/
  • Rhymes: -ɛz

Noun

les (plural leses)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

Adjective

les (comparative more les, superlative most les)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

Anagrams

  • ELs, ESL, LSE, SEL, SLE, els

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch les (lesson), from Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/

Noun

les (plural lesse, diminutive lesje)

  1. lesson

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin ille (that one).

Pronoun

les

  1. them (indirect object)

Synonyms

  • lis

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 1

From Latin illās, from ille.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ləs/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /les/
  • Rhymes: -es

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

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin laesus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈləs/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈlɛs/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈles/

Adjective

les (feminine lesa, masculine plural lesos, feminine plural leses)

  1. (law) harmed
Derived terms
  • crim de lesa humanitat
Related terms
  • il·lès

Further reading

  • “les” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Etymology

From Old Czech les, from Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛs]
  • Hyphenation: les
  • Rhymes: -ɛs
  • Homophone: lez

Noun

les m inan

  1. forest

Declension

Synonyms

  • hvozd

Related terms

  • lesní
  • lesník
  • jak se do lesa volá, tak se z lesa ozývá

Further reading

  • les in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • les in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Noun

les c

  1. indefinite genitive singular of le

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

Noun

les f (plural lessen, diminutive lesje n)

  1. course, lesson
Derived terms
  • gymles
  • gymnastiekles
  • lesgeven
  • lesplan
  • lesrooster
  • lessen
  • paardrijles
  • rijles
  • zangles
  • zwemles
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: les
  • Indonesian: les

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

les

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

Anagrams

  • els

French

Etymology

From Middle French les, from Old French les, from Latin illōs m and illās f which are the accusative plurals of ille.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /le/
  • Homophones: , lés

Article

les

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

Usage notes

  • de les is never used: contracted into des.
  • à les is never used: contracted into aux.

Pronoun

les ?

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

Related terms

References

Further reading

  • “les” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • sel

Galician

Verb

les

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ler

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leːs/

Verb

les

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular present of lesen
  2. (colloquial) singular imperative of lesen

Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Ugric *läćɜ (hiding place; lurk). Cognates include Southern Mansi [script needed] (lǟš-), Northern Mansi [script needed] (lāś-).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛʃ]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃ

Noun

les (plural lesek)

  1. cover, hideaway, ambush (the place where one is concealed, in wait to attack by surprise, or the act of concealing oneself there)
    Synonyms: lesállás, leshely
    Hypernyms: búvóhely, rejtekhely, (hiding place in general) rejtek
  2. (hunting) hide, blind
  3. (soccer) offside
    Synonyms: lesállás, leshelyzet

Declension

Verb

les

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

Conjugation

Derived terms

(With verbal prefixes):

References

Further reading

  • (ambush): les in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (to spy): les in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛːs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːs

Noun

les n (genitive singular less, nominative plural les)

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

Declension

Synonyms

  • (lexeme): flettiorð

Derived terms

  • lesgreining
  • lesgreinir

See also

  • tóki

Verb

les

  1. first-person singular of lesa (to read)
    Ég les mikið af þýskum bókum.
    I read a lot of German books.
  2. third-person singular 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.

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Dutch les (course, lesson), from Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛs]
  • Hyphenation: lès

Noun

lès (first-person possessive lesku, second-person possessive lesmu, third-person possessive lesnya)

  1. (education, colloquial) cram school, private tuition.

Verb

lès

  1. (education, colloquial) to cram, to study hard, to learn at cram school.

Etymology 2

From Dutch lis (reed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛs]
  • Hyphenation: lès

Noun

lès (first-person possessive lesku, second-person possessive lesmu, third-person possessive lesnya)

  1. rein.

Further reading

  • “les” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

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

  • l
  • la, l'
  • i

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • lese, lees, leas, leasse

Etymology

From Old English lēas (false, void, loose).

Cognate with Middle High German lōs (loose), Old Swedish lø̄s (loose); a doublet of loos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛːs/

Adjective

les

  1. false; lying; deceptive

Noun

les (uncountable)

  1. falsehood; a lie

Middle French

Etymology

from Old French les, from Latin illōs m and illās f

Article

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

  1. the

Descendants

  • French: les

Norman

Pronunciation

Article

les pl (singular , and la)

  1. Alternative form of l's

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

les

  1. imperative of lese

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

les

  1. present tense of lesa
  2. imperative of lesa

Old Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Noun

les m

  1. forest
    Synonym: hvozd

Declension

Descendants

  • Czech: les

Further reading

  • “les”, in Vokabulář webový: webové hnízdo pramenů k poznání historické češtiny [online][2], Praha: Ústav pro jazyk český AV ČR, 2006–2020

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

  • Middle French: les
    • French: les

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lʲesʲ/

Pronoun

les

  1. third-person singular masculine of la

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

les

  1. tail

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lêːs/

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • (Ijekavian) lijȇs

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛs/

Noun

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

  1. forest

Declension

Further reading

  • les in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /léːs/

Noun

lẹ̑s m inan

  1. wood

Inflection

Further reading

  • les”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈles/, [ˈles]

Etymology 1

From Latin illīs, 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

Etymology 2

Gender-neutral e replaces the gendered endings/elements a and o.

Article

les m pl or f pl

  1. (gender-neutral, neologism) the

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English lazy.

Adjective

les

  1. lazy
  2. tired, fed up

Verb

les

  1. be lazy
  2.  be tired, be fed up

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leːs/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English lace.

Noun

les f (plural lesau, not mutable)

  1. lace (light fabric patterned with holes)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle English lease, from Anglo-Norman les, from Old French lais, lez (a lease).

Noun

les f (plural lesoedd, not mutable)

  1. lease
Alternative forms
  • lês (obsolete)
Derived terms
  • lesddeiliad (leaseholder)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

les

  1. Soft mutation of lles.

Mutation

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “les”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) a lesbian.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)