Words That Start With LA: Top Examples and Uses in English

In this article, you’ll discover a comprehensive list of words that start with “la,” enhancing your vocabulary for both writing and daily conversations.

  1. Labyrinth- A complex network of paths or passages.
  2. Lace- A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern.
  3. Lackadaisical- Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  4. Lacquer- A protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent.
  5. Lactose- A sugar present in milk, a disaccharide containing glucose and galactose units.
  6. Laden- Heavily loaded or weighed down.
  7. Ladle- A large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup, stew, or sauce.
  8. Lagoon- A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
  9. Lambaste- Criticize (someone or something) harshly.
  10. Lament- A passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
  11. Lampoon- Publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
  12. Lance- A long weapon for thrusting, typically having a wooden shaft and a pointed steel head.
  13. Landfall- The act of sighting or reaching land after a sea voyage.
  14. Landscape- All the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
  15. Languid- Displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed.
  16. Lantern- A lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, used to illuminate or signal.
  17. Lapel- The part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back on either side of the front opening.
  18. Lapse- A temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgment.
  19. Larceny- Theft of personal property.
  20. Larder- A room or large cupboard for storing food.
  21. Lariat- A rope used as a lasso or for tethering.
  22. Lascivious- Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire.
  23. Laser- A device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation.
  24. Lash- Strike (someone) with a whip or stick.
  25. Lassitude- A state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.
  26. Latch- A metal bar with a catch and lever used for fastening a door or gate.
  27. Latent- (of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed.
  28. Lateral- Relating to, situated at, or forming the side.
  29. Latitude- The angular distance of a place north or south of the earth’s equator.
  30. Laud- Praise (a person or their achievements) highly.
  31. Laundry- Clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been newly washed.
  32. Laureate- A person who is honored with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
  33. Lavender- A small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers.
  34. Lavish- Sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
  35. Lawful- Conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules.
  36. Laxity- Lack of strictness or care.
  37. Layer- A sheet, quantity, or thickness of material, typically one of several, covering a surface or body.
  38. Layman- A nonordained member of a church, or a person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject.
  39. Layoff- A discharge, especially temporary, of a worker or workers.
  40. Layover- A period of rest or waiting before a further stage in a journey.
  41. Laze- Spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner.
  42. Lazuli- Lapis lazuli, a bright blue metamorphic rock consisting largely of lazurite, used for decoration and in jewelry.
  43. Lazy- Unwilling to work or use energy.
  44. Leader- The person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
  45. Leaflet- A small flat or folded sheet of printed paper for distribution, usually advertising something.
  46. League- A collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation.
  47. Leak- (of a container or covering) accidentally lose or admit contents, especially liquid or gas, through a hole or crack.
  48. Lean- (of a person or animal) thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat.
  49. Leap- Jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force.
  50. Learn- Gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in (something) by study, experience, or being taught.
  51. Lease- A contract by which one party conveys land, property, services, etc., to another for a specified time, usually in return for a periodic payment.
  52. Leash- A strap or cord for restraining and leading a dog or other animal.
  53. Least- Smallest in amount, extent, or significance.
  54. Leather- A material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process.
  55. Leave- Go away from.
  56. Lecture- An educational talk to an audience, especially to students in a university or college.
  57. Ledger- A book or other collection of financial accounts of a particular type.
  58. Leech- A worm that feeds on blood.
  59. Leer- Look or gaze in an unpleasant, malicious, or lascivious way.
  60. Legacy- An amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
  61. Legal- Relating to the law.
  62. Legend- A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
  63. Legion- A unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army.
  64. Legitimate- Conforming to the law or to rules.
  65. Leisure- Free time.
  66. Lemon- A pale yellow oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice.
  67. Lend- Grant to (someone) the use of (something) on the understanding that it shall be returned.
  68. Length- The measurement or extent of something from end to end.
  69. Lens- A piece of glass or other transparent substance with curved sides for concentrating or dispersing light rays.
  70. Lentil- An edible pulse typically small, flat, and round, used in various dishes around the world.
  71. Leopard- A large solitary cat that has a fawn or brown coat with black spots, native to the forests of Africa and southern Asia.
  72. Lesion- A region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumor.
  73. Lessen- Make or become less; diminish.
  74. Lesson- An amount of teaching given at one time; a period of learning or instruction.
  75. Lethal- Sufficient to cause death.
  76. Letter- A written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger.
  77. Lettuce- A cultivated plant eaten as a leaf vegetable, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.
  78. Level- A specific height or line; a flat or even surface.
  79. Lever- A rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other.
  80. Levity- Humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect.
  81. Liable- Responsible by law; legally answerable.
  82. Liaison- Communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.
  83. Liar- A person who tells lies.
  84. Libation- A drink poured out as an offering to a deity.
  85. Libel- A published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation.
  86. Liberal- Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
  87. Liberty- The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s behavior or political views.
  88. Library- A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow.
  89. License- A permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade.
  90. Lichen- A simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees.
  91. Lick- Pass the tongue over (something) in order to taste, moisten, or clean it.
  92. Lieutenant- A deputy or substitute acting for a superior.
  93. Life- The existence of an individual human being or animal.
  94. Lift- Raise to a higher position or level.
  95. Light- The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
  96. Likable- Pleasant, friendly, and easy to like.
  97. Likelihood- The state or fact of something’s being likely; probability.
  98. Likely- Such as well might happen or be true; probable.
  99. Lilac- A shrub or small tree with fragrant violet, pink, or white blossoms.
  100. Limit- A point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass.

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