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Definition of ELL

4 definitions found:



L \L\ ([e^]l), n.
     1. An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the main building; a wing. [Written also {ell}.] [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mech.) A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles. [Written also {ell}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ell \Ell\, n. [AS. eln; akin to D. el, elle, G. elle, OHG. elina, Icel. alin, Dan. alen, Sw. aln, Goth. alenia, L. ulna elbow, ell, Gr. ? elbow. Cf. {Elbow}, {Alnage}.] A measure for cloth; -- now rarely used. It is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27, the Scotch about 37. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ell \Ell\, n. (Arch.)
     See {L}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "ell":
     L, addition, angle, annex, apex, arm, bend, bifurcation, bight, block, cant, chevron, coin, corner, crank, crook, crotchet, deflection, dogleg, elbow, extension, fork, furcation, hook, inflection, knee, nook, point, quoin, swerve, veer, vertex, wing, zag, zig, zigzag


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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