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5 letter words starting with L

January 18, 2024
written by Areej Khan

Many 5-letter words in English start with the letter ‘L’. Learning these words can help you play word games and crossword puzzles better. Below is a list of 5-letter ‘L’ words to help you.

LabelA small piece of paper, fabric, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about itHe put a label on the box for identification.
LaborWork, especially physical workThe workers engaged in hard labor throughout the day.
LacedFastened or decorated with laceHer dress was laced at the back.
LacksDoes not haveThe room lacks adequate lighting.
LadleA large long-handled spoon used for serving soup, stew, or sauceShe served the soup with a ladle.
LaityLay people, as distinct from the clergyThe church welcomed members of the laity.
LakesLarge bodies of water surrounded by landThey visited several lakes during their trip.
LamasTibetan Buddhist monksThe lamas gathered for the ceremony.
LampsDevices for giving lightThe room was lit by two antique lamps.
LanceA long weapon with a wooden shaft and a pointed steel headKnights once fought with lance and shield.
LandsComes down onto the ground or another surfaceThe plane lands smoothly on the runway.
LanesNarrow roads or pathsThe countryside was crisscrossed with scenic lanes.
LankyUngracefully thin and tallThe lanky teenager had outgrown his clothes.
LapelThe part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collarHe pinned the flower to his lapel.
LapseA temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgmentA lapse in security led to the breach.
LarchA type of treeThe larch trees turned golden in the fall.
LardsFats from the abdomen of a pigLards were traditionally used in cooking.
LargeOf considerable or relatively great sizeThe painting was too large for the wall.
LarksSmall ground-dwelling songbirdsThe larks sang at dawn.
LaserA device that generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic lightHe used a laser for the precision cutting.
LassoA rope with a noose used for catching livestockThe cowboy expertly threw the lasso.
LastsContinues for a specified period of timeThe battery lasts for eight hours.
LatheA machine for shaping wood, metal, or other materialHe shaped the piece of wood on the lathe.
LatinThe language of ancient Rome and its empireThey studied Latin at school.
LaughMake the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusementThe joke made everyone laugh.
LavaMagma that has erupted onto the earth’s surfaceThe volcano spewed hot lava.
LawnsAreas of short, mown grassThe lawns were green and well-maintained.
LaxNot sufficiently strict, severe, or carefulThe security at the event was lax.
LayerA sheet, quantity, or thickness of material, typically one of several, covering a surface or bodyShe added a layer of paint to the canvas.
LeachDrain away from soil, ash, or similar material by the action of percolating liquid, especially rainwaterNutrients leach from the soil over time.
LeadsCauses (someone or something) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc. while moving forwardShe leads the horse back to its stable.
LeafyHaving lots of leaves or foliageThey walked down a leafy path.
LeaksAccidentally loses or admits contents, especially liquid or gas, through a hole or crackThe pipe leaks water.
LeansBe in or move into a sloping positionHe leans against the wall casually.
LeapsJumps or springs a long way, to a great height, or with great forceThe dancer leaps across the stage.
LearnGain or acquire knowledge of or skill in (something) by study, experience, or being taughtShe learns to play the piano.
LeaseA contract by which one party conveys land, property, services, etc., to another for a specified time, usually in return for a periodic paymentThey signed a lease for the new apartment.
LeastSmallest in amount, extent, or significanceIt was the least expensive option.
LeaveGo away fromHe will leave for New York tomorrow.
LedgeA narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surfaceShe found a small ledge to rest on during the climb.
LeechA worm that sucks bloodA leech attached itself to his skin.
LeedsA city in northern EnglandThey visited Leeds on their UK trip.
LeeksA type of vegetable with a mild onion-like flavorShe added leeks to the soup for extra flavor.
LeersLooks or gazes in an unpleasant, malicious, or lascivious wayHe leers at the painting suspiciously.
LeftyA left-handed personThe team’s best pitcher is a lefty.
LegalPermitted by lawThe document was deemed legal and binding.
LeggyHaving unusually long legsThe model was tall and leggy.
LemurA small to medium-sized primate found only in MadagascarWe saw a lemur during our visit to the zoo.
LendsGrants to someone on the understanding that it shall be returnedShe lends her books to her friends.
LenoxA brand of tableware and giftwareThey received Lenox dishes as a wedding gift.
LentoA musical term for slow tempoThe symphony’s second movement was lento.
LeoA constellation in the northern skyThe constellation Leo is visible in August.
LeperA person suffering from leprosyIn ancient times, a leper was often ostracized.
Let’sContraction of “let us”Let’s go to the movies tonight.
LetterA written, typed, or printed communication, especially one sent in an envelope by mail or messengerShe wrote a letter to her friend.
LevelA specific height or lineThe water reached a dangerous level in the river.
LeverA rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the otherHe used a lever to lift the rock.

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