li

1
[lee]

Origin of li

1
alteration of la1

li

2
[lee]
noun, plural li.
  1. a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).

Origin of li

2
First recorded in 1580–90, li is from the Chinese word

li

3
[lee]
noun
  1. (in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.

Origin of li

3
First recorded in 1910–15, li is from the Chinese word

Li

[lee]
noun
  1. a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
  2. the Kadai language of the Li.
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British Dictionary definitions for lis

li

1
noun
  1. a Chinese unit of length, approximately equal to 590 yards

Word Origin for li

from Chinese

li

2
the internet domain name for
  1. Liechtenstein

Li

the chemical symbol for
  1. lithium

LI

abbreviation for
  1. Long Island
  2. Light Infantry
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lis in Medicine

Li

  1. The symbol for the elementlithium

Li

[lē]Choh Hao 1913-1987
  1. Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
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lis in Science

Li

  1. The symbol for lithium.
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