[loo-bri-kuh s] /ˈlu brɪ kəs/
(of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery.
unstable; shifty; fleeting.
1530s, “lascivious,” from Latin lubricus “slippery, smooth,” from lubricus “slippery” (see lubricant (adj.)). Literal meaning “slippery, oily” is from 1650s in English; figurative sense of “shifty, elusive” is from 1640s. Also lubricious (1580s).
/ˌluːbrɪˈtɔːrɪəm/ noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə) 1. (mainly US) a place, as in a service station, for the lubrication of motor vehicles n. “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