Leda and the swan [(lee-duh)]
The subject of a story from classical mythology about the rape of Leda, a queen of Sparta, by Zeus, who had taken the form of a swan. Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda.
Note: W. B. Yeats wrote a famous poem entitled “Leda and the Swan.”
[led-bet-er] /ˈlɛd bɛt ər/ noun 1. Huddie [huhd-ee] /ˈhʌd i/ (Show IPA), (“Leadbelly”) 1885?–1949, U.S. folk singer.
n. by 1965, alternative spelling of lead (n.2) in the newspaper journalism sense (see lead (v.)), to distinguish this sense from other possible meanings of the written word, perhaps especially the molten lead (n.1) used in typesetting machines.
- Led display
noun 1. a flat-screen device in which an array of light-emitting diodes can be selectively activated to display numerical and alphabetical information, used esp in pocket calculators, digital timepieces, measuring instruments, and in some microcomputers
[led-er-burg] /ˈlɛd ərˌbɜrg/ noun 1. Joshua, 1925–2008, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1958. /ˈlɛdəˌbɜːɡ/ noun 1. Joshua. 1925–2008, US geneticist, who discovered the phenomenon of transduction in bacteria. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1958 with George Beadle and Edward Tatum Lederberg Led·er·berg (lěd’ər-bûrg’, lā’dər-), Joshua. Born 1925. American geneticist. He shared a 1958 […]