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.

Anagrams of leer

  1. Lere

  2. Reel

Translations for leer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an unpleasant kind of smile.

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