AskDefine | Define lei

Dictionary Definition

lei n : flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes [syn: wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet]leu

Noun

1 the basic unit of money in Moldova
2 the basic unit of money in Romania [also: lei (pl)]lei See leu

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /leɪ/, /leI/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪ

Homophones

Noun

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.

Translations

garland of flowers in Hawaii

Noun

lei
  1. Plural of leu

Campidanese Sardinian

Etymology

From ley.

Noun

  1. law

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • a NL /lɛɪ/|lang=nl
  • a BE /lɛː/|lang=nl

Noun

  1. slate i material

Verb

Italian

Etymology

From illa.

Pronoun

lei (plural loro)

Synonyms

Latin

Etymology

From leo.

Noun

  1. Plural of leo, lions.
rfc Cmavo

Cmavo

lei
  1. short for lu'o le; a mass composed of

Mandarin

Pinyin

  1. : final particle

Pinyin syllable

lei
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, lēi, léi, lěi, or lèi.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Portuguese

Etymology

From lex.

Noun

  1. law

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • /lej/|lang=ro

Noun

lei m|p
  1. Plural of leu

Scots

Verb

  1. In the context of "South Scots|lang=sco": To tell a lie.
    Deh lei ti is!
  1. In the context of "South Scots|lang=sco": To lie (down).
    Div ee wa’i lei doon?

Extensive Definition

"Leis" redirects here. "LEIS" is an abbreviation for low-energy ion scattering.
Lei may refer to:
  • Lei, the singular formal form of "you" in Italian (informal : tu)
  • Lei, the plural form of Leu, the name of two currencies. See Romanian leu and Moldovan leu.
  • Lei (Hawaii), a Hawaiian flower necklace
  • Lei (surname), a Chinese name
  • Lei, Italy, a town in Sardinia
  • Lei Fang, a character in the Dead or Alive game series
  • Lei Wulong, a character in the Tekken game series
  • Lei (magazine), an Italian magazine
  • Lei, the Portuguese language word meaning "law"
  • L.e.i., a clothing company
LEI may refer to:
  • LEI, the ATA Airport Code for the Spanish city Almería
  • Legal Expenses Insurance, a policy which covers the holder for legal costs
lei in German: Lei
lei in French: Lei
lei in Italian: LEI
lei in Dutch: Lei
lei in Simple English: Lei
lei in Slovak: Lei
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