- (n.) Learning; lesson; lore.
- (v. t. & i.) To learn; to teach.
- (a.) Empty.
- (n.) Flesh; skin.
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Definition for: LEER
- (a.) Empty; destitute; wanting
- (a.) Empty of contents.
- (a.) Destitute of a rider; and hence, led, not ridden; as, a leer horse.
- (a.) Wanting sense or seriousness; trifling; trivolous; as, leer words.
- (n.) An oven in which glassware is annealed.
- (n.) The cheek.
- (n.) Complexion; aspect; appearance.
- (n.) A distorted expression of the face, or an indirect glance of the eye, conveying a sinister or immodest suggestion.
- (v. i.) To look with a leer; to look askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust, etc. ; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look.
- (v. t.) To learn.
- (v. t.) To entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.
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- (n.) A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
- (n.) A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler's reel; a garden reel.
- (n.) A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, -- for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches.
- (n.) A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives.
- (v. t.) To roll.
- (v. t.) To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread.
- (v. i.) To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger.
- (v. i.) To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
- (n.) The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.