LE

Definitions

  • Un cannonier marin sur le front
    Un cannonier marin sur le front
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n LE a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

le chien d'or le chien d'or
Vaux Le Vicomte——405a Vaux Le Vicomte——405a
Le Poussin and Claude Lorrain——675 Le Poussin and Claude Lorrain——675
Le Mans Cathedral, N.W Le Mans Cathedral, N.W
Interior of Le Mans Cathedral Interior of Le Mans Cathedral
Apse of La Couture, Le Mans Apse of La Couture, Le Mans
Notre-Dame-du-Pré, Le Mans, N.E Notre-Dame-du-Pré, Le Mans, N.E
LE MONDE LE MONDE

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Henri Matisse's Le Bateau hung in New York's Museum of Modern Art for 47 days in 1961 before someone noticed it was upside down.
    • n le The French definite article masculine (including the old neuter), much used in Middle English in names of French type, as Johan le Long, William le Bon, etc. (many of which survive in modern English), as well as in modern French names. It occurs contracted and unrecognized in lingot and other words.
    • n le See li.
    • n le A suffix or termination of very diverse origin, and now usually without obvious significance, occurring in adjectives or nouns of native English origin, as in fickle, mickle, brickle, brittle, etc., cockle, prickle, knuckle, etc., shackle, etc., or of other origin, as in battle, battle, bottle, buckle, mettle, etc. See the etymology of such words.
    • n le A suffix of frequentative, or originally frequentative, verbs, as babble, gabble, cackle, crackle, humble, mumble, ramble, scramble, scribble, etc. It is equivalent to -er, as in gibber, jabber, etc. It is more or less confused with similar suffixes of various origin, as in tremble, trouble, hamble, etc.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Elle est le moteur et la regle, la source de toute vie, et le principe de l'ordre.
"A Lecture on the Study of History" by Lord Acton
If the watch had neither lost or gained, it won the prize, which was in fact assigned to Le Roy.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Marly-le-Roi, at any rate, with Marly-le-Bourg and Marly-le-Chatel, was a royal dwelling from the days of Thierry III (678).
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
What could M. le Comte de Cambray do but receive me as a friend?
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Le Clear, living in this court, who might prove to be my aunt?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Miss Notley, Le's great-aunt, who owned the place and who left it to Le in her will, never lived here at all.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
On the south bank stood the church and monastery of St. Julien le Pauvre.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Le Guise presented himself at the door of Miss Arthur's dressing-room.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Le Souverain 74 Le Commandeur de Glandive.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
It is possible you may be of some use to us in Paris, and I have told Le Tellier where to find you.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
***

In poetry:

Gilthoniel A Elbereth!
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
O menel palan-diriel,
Le nallon si dinguruthos!
A tiro nin, Fanuilos!
"Elbereth" by J R R Tolkien
Aye she span at her rock o' tow,
An' twirl'd her spin'le free—
Aye she leukit owre muir an' moss
To see what she micht see.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
Egli stringea le labbra--e aveva chiuso gli occhi,
Che` il duolo ama le tenebre.
Le mani sui ginocchi
Tremavano, ed il mento--sul petto si appoggiava.
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
Cagliari e` fatta di case giallastre,
Come un branco d'agnelle a un monte appese;
E scivolan le scarpe sulle lastre
Delle sue strade ripide e scoscese.
"Cagliari" by Ferdinando Fontana
"Yett one shoote I'le shoote", sayes Little John,
"With Crist his might and mayne;
I'le make yond fellow that flyes soe fast
To be both glad and faine."
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
E contemplare i proprii stinchi ignudi
In una nicchia, messi insieme a mille,
O (peggio ancora) un poeta che sudi,
E cerchi un verso alzando le pupille...
"La Chiesetta Dei Morti" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Russian spy case 'right out of a John le Carré novel'.
"It's right out of a John le Carré novel," says Stan Twardy, a former US attorney for the state of Connecticut and now a partner at Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, Conn.
Absolute Friends by John le Carré Little, Brown, 455 pp.
The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré Scribner, 473 pp.
He's the anti-Bond in 'Tailor,' based on Le Carre thriller.
Pork work by John Cox and company will lead to Le Bicyclette specials this weekend—and housemade charcuterie.
At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, design team Angell Wyller Aarseth presented a selection of cast-iron kitchen tools worthy of giving Le Creuset a run for its money.
Homecoming celebration for C Troop, First Squadron, 113th Cavalry , Le Mars.
A technician from Technicolor works on the restoration of the 1902 movie 'Le voyage dans la lune' (A Trip to the Moon).
C'est Le Vin Restaurant Review.
With a fun and festive atmosphere, C'est Le Vin is looking to pull off the trifecta of art, wine and food.
Sure, we'd seen the painted C'est Le Vin sign in the Bottom before, but didn't think it was much more than a wine shop.
Jenny Q Chai at Le Poisson Rouge.
La cáscara alpino que le da más.
Le Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris is a vintage 1928 hotel near the Champs-Élysées that drew the fashion and entertainment elite, from Coco Chanel to Walt Disney.
***

In science:

Thus g must be an eigenvector of LE : LE g = (d − 1)g .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Using a De Vaucouleurs profile gives a slightly better χ2 value than using an exponential profile.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Les r´esultats math´ematiques existants portent sur le cas mono-dimensionnel et le r´egime de faisceaux ´etroits .
Time Reversal for Classical Waves in Random Media
In the second option a Mathematica file will be read in and translated into a C++ file.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The author may choose to organize the subroutine to generate the event ‘on the fly’, or to read the event from a file stream (with a separate file stream for each subprocess).
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
***