What does LILY mean?

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ˈlɪl iLILY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lily(noun)

    any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers


  1. lily(Noun)

    Any of several flowers in the genus Lilium of the family Liliaceae, which includes a great many ornamental species.

  2. lily(Noun)

    Any of several species of herbaceous flower which may or may not resemble the genus Lilium in some way, and which are not closely related to it or each other.

  3. lily(Adjective)

    White .

  4. Lily(ProperNoun)

    . Popular around 1900 and currently returning to favor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lily(noun)

    a plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary

    Etymology: [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de-luce.]

  2. Lily(noun)

    a name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc

    Etymology: [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de-luce.]

  3. Lily(noun)

    that end of a compass needle which should point to the north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis

    Etymology: [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de-luce.]


  1. Lily

    Lily is a town in Day County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 4 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lily

    lil′i, n. a bulbous plant, with showy and fragrant flowers.—adj. resembling a lily: pure.—adjs. Liliā′ceous, pertaining to lilies; Lil′ied, adorned with lilies: resembling lilies.—n. Lil′y-en′crinite, same as Stone-lily (see Encrinite).—adj. Lil′y-hand′ed, having hands white as the lily.—n. Lil′y-hy′acinth, a bulbous perennial plant with blue flowers.—adjs. Lil′y-liv′ered, white-livered: cowardly; Lil′y-white, white as the lily.—Lily of the valley, a very beautiful flower of the lily genus. [A.S. lilie—L. lilium—Gr. leirion, lily.]

Editors Contribution

  1. LILY

    A really good friend. Often Their zodiac sign is aquarius. Sometimes they have Pieces friends. Sadly they are sometimes upset or sad most of the time. Their friends always try to help with that. Most of the time, Lily's friends succeed in doing so.

    Submitted by rinat on May 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LILY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LILY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of LILY in a Sentence

  1. Hindu Poetess:

    The lake no longer water holds? Off fly the fowls, the lilies stay: If friends are friends when wealth is gone, The lily?s constancy they share.

  2. Lily Allen:

    I do remember immediately while it was happening thinking, even though I'd never met Cristiano Ronaldo mom, I was thinking about Cristiano Ronaldo mom and how she would deal with the news that her son was a sexual predator. I was prioritizing everybody else in this situation except for Lily Allen, i made a decision that I didn't want to go to the police, I didn't want to make a fuss.

  3. Song of Songs 21 Bible:

    I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. THE BELOVED.

  4. Steve Schale:

    Dr. Reed's leadership will prove invaluable as we continue to help Joe Biden build a national, diverse coalition that speaks to the needs of all Americans and will be key to success in November, we are very excited to have Lily on the team. She is a well-respected, veteran communications strategist who has held leadership roles on numerous high-profile races.

  5. Jk Rowling:

    Sirius: It's cruel that I got to spend so much time with James and Lily, and you so little. But know this; the ones that love us never really leave us. Dumbledore:Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. Ginny:“The thing about growing up with Fred and George [...] is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.”

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    • A. leaven
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