noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
(mainly US) a place, as in a service station, for the lubrication of motor vehicles
“place where automobiles are greased,” 1928; from lubrication + ending from auditorium. Mentioned as an overworked suffix in the late 1920s; Mencken also lists infantorium, shavatorium, restatorium, hatatorium, and odditorium (“a slide-show”).
[loo-boo m-bah-shee] /lʊˈbʊm bɑ ʃi/ noun 1. a city in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo. [shah-buh] /ˈʃɑ bə/ noun 1. a province in the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo: important mining area. 191,878 sq. mi. (496,964 sq. km). Capital: Lubumbashi. /ˌluːbʊmˈbæʃɪ/ noun 1. a city in the S Democratic Republic of Congo […]
[loo-byahng-kuh] /luˈbyɑŋ kə/ noun 1. a prison and secret-police headquarters in central Moscow.
[loo-kuh n] /ˈlu kən/ noun 1. (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus) a.d. 39–65, Roman poet, born in Spain. /ˈluːkən/ noun 1. Latin name Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. 39–65 ad, Roman poet. His epic poem Pharsalia describes the civil war between Caesar and Pompey /ˈluːkən/ adjective 1. of or relating to St Luke or St Luke’s gospel
[loo-key-nee-uh] /luˈkeɪ ni ə/ noun 1. an ancient region in S Italy, NW of the Gulf of Taranto. 2. a modern region in S Italy, comprising most of the ancient region. 3856 sq. mi. (9985 sq. km). 3. Mount, a mountain in the SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 17,147 feet (5226 […]