any scaly-bulbed plant of the genus Lilium, having showy, funnel-shaped or bell-shaped flowers.: Compare lily family.
the flower or the bulb of such a plant.
any of various related or similar plants or their flowers, as the mariposa lily or the calla lily.
fleur-de-lis, especially as the symbol of France.
Bowling. a split in which the five, seven, and ten pins remain standing.
white as a lily: her lily hands.
delicately fair: a lily maiden.
pure; unsullied: the lily truth.
pale; fragile; weak.
Idioms about lily
- lil·y·like, adjective
Other definitions for Lily (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use lily in a sentence
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And then, according to Lilly Ledbetter in the Washington Post of January 19, 2014, the President virtually stopped.
Days after his Inaugural, on January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay law.
“Lilly… Ledbetter…” we whisper to ourselves as we frown at men.
A travelogue of the drug-testing labs at Pfizer, Eli Lilly, or GlaxoSmithKline would likely be soporific.
"Me t'ink Massa Figgins getting lilly soft in him nut; him losing him hair turn him mad," he said to himself.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
So says Lilly; but it is certain that if an astrologer be in earnest, he must deceive himself, if he do not deceive others.
Lilly continued some time longer in the service of Master Gilbert Wright.
Lilly ran in hot haste under an old ash-tree, and immediately the cannon-shot came hissing over their heads.
The practice of astrology must have been exceedingly lucrative, for Lilly is known to have acquired a considerable fortune.
British Dictionary definitions for lily
any liliaceous perennial plant of the N temperate genus Lilium, such as the Turk's-cap lily and tiger lily, having scaly bulbs and showy typically pendulous flowers
the bulb or flower of any of these plants
any of various similar or related plants, such as the water lily, plantain lily, and day lily
- lily-like, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lily
see gild the lily.
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