a weasel, Mustela nivalis, of northern regions, that grows to a length of about 6 inches (15 cm).
[leest-weyz] /ˈlistˌweɪz/ adverb, Dialect. 1. at least; at any rate; leastwise. /ˈliːstˌweɪz/ adverb 1. (informal) at least; anyway; at any rate 1825, colloquial, from least + way. Regarded as vulgar, but simply a one-word form of Chaucer’s leest weye (late 14c.).
noun, Mathematics. 1. an upper bound that is less than or equal to all the upper bounds of a particular set. 3 is the least upper bound of the set consisting of 1, 2, 3. Abbr.: lub.
[lek-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈlɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/ noun, plural lectionaries. 1. a book or a list of lections for reading in a divine service. /ˈlɛkʃənərɪ/ noun (pl) -aries 1. a book containing readings appointed to be read at divine services
[lek-ter] /ˈlɛk tər/ noun 1. a lecturer in a college or university. 2. Roman Catholic Church. /ˈlɛktɔː/ noun 1. a lecturer or reader in certain universities 2. (RC Church) n. late 14c., “reader, a cleric in one of the minor orders,” from Late Latin lector “reader,” agent noun from Latin legere “to read” (see lecture […]