- link; links.
- the solmization syllable used for the semitone between the sixth and seventh degrees of a scale.
Origin of li1
alteration of la1
- a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).
Origin of li2
First recorded in 1580–90, li is from the Chinese word lǐ
- (in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.
Origin of li3
First recorded in 1910–15, li is from the Chinese word lǐ
- a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
- the Kadai language of the Li.
- British. light infantry.
- Long Island.
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Examples from the Web for li
The doctors did not tell the young man to his face; Li was left in the hallway while they spoke to his grandfather.
In March 2012, 17-year old Li Mengnan walked into a Beijing hospital.
If the doctor had time to work with Li, he might have seen that his back pain was atypical and detected AS in the first visit.
“Most of the fans gave their full understanding to Li's retirement decision,” Liu wrote in an email.
The celebrity of Li is hard to fathom in terms that American fans—tennis savvy or not—can fully comprehend.
His real name was Li, and he belonged to the ruling Tang dynasty.
Before him—it was Li Tia Guai—the man cast himself to earth.
Li Dsing was much frightened, and thought it was an apparition.
Li Dsing had an old friend, a companion of the Prince of Tang.
Then he arranged to meet Li Dsing on a certain day at a certain inn.
- a Chinese unit of length, approximately equal to 590 yards
- Long Island
- Light Infantry
- The symbol for the elementlithium
- Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
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- The symbol for lithium.
- A soft, silvery metallic element of the alkali group that occurs in small amounts in some minerals. It is the lightest of all metals and is highly reactive. Lithium is used to make alloys, batteries, glass for large telescopes, and ceramics. Atomic number 3; atomic weight 6.941; melting point 179°C; boiling point 1,317°C; specific gravity 0.534; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
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