Definitions for leerlɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to look with a sideways glance, esp. suggestive of lascivious interest or malicious intention.

  2. (n.)a lascivious or sly look.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneer, leer(noun)

    a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls

  2. leer(verb)

    a suggestive or sneering look or grin

  3. leer(verb)

    look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression

    "The men leered at the young women on the beach"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leer(verb)

    to learn

  2. Leer(adj)

    empty; destitute; wanting

  3. Leer(adj)

    empty of contents

  4. Leer(adj)

    destitute of a rider; and hence, led, not ridden; as, a leer horse

  5. Leer(adj)

    wanting sense or seriousness; trifling; trivolous; as, leer words

  6. Leer(noun)

    an oven in which glassware is annealed

  7. Leer(noun)

    the cheek

  8. Leer(noun)

    complexion; aspect; appearance

  9. Leer(noun)

    a distorted expression of the face, or an indirect glance of the eye, conveying a sinister or immodest suggestion

  10. Leer(verb)

    to look with a leer; to look askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust, etc. ; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look

  11. Leer(verb)

    to entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin


  1. Leer

    Leer is a town in the district of Leer, the northwestern part of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the river Ems, near the border with the Netherlands. It has a railway and autobahn connection to Groningen, Netherlands, Emden, Bremen and the South.

Translations for leer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an unpleasant kind of smile.

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