What does leer mean?

Definitions for leerlɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word leer.

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

  12. Origin: [OE. lere; akin to G. leer, OHG. & OS. lri.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leer

    lēr, n. a sly, sidelong look: (Shak.) complexion, colour.—v.i. to look askance: to look archly or obliquely.—adv. Leer′ingly, with a leering look. [A.S. hleór, face, cheek; Ice. hlýr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. South Sudan military spokesperson:

    Fighting has not reached the area of Leer, and I don't think the populations should run.

  2. Franz Rauchenstein:

    Many people in Leer county( in Unity State) have eaten water lilies in the last weeks - their only meal, the only food available, malnutrition rates may further rise in areas that have already reported critical or serious malnutrition levels such as counties in Jonglei, northern Bahr al Ghazal and greater Upper Nile.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hay una línea muy sutil, difusa y multa de demarcación que separa los dos mundos de un lector y un escritor. En mi opinión, el lector cruza esa línea fina y se convierte en el escritor, ya sea cuando él / ella no encuentra el material adecuado de calidad para leer, o cuando se dan cuenta de que sus experiencias vividas y profundas enriquecerán y elevar la literature del status quo . Que siempre es bueno para compartir expresarse y compartir sus experiencias y pensamientos como el escritor, no importa lo trivial que los puede haber en los ojos de los demás. Es una maravillosa manera de devolver algo valioso para la sociedad, conservar la información valiosa, y salvar lo más valioso en este mundo más incierto.

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Translations for leer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rigardemiEsperanto
  • نگاه کج کردنPersian
  • mulkoilla, mulkaista, silmäilläFinnish
  • mater, lorgner, zieuterFrench
  • sbirciareItalian
  • glūnēt, lūrētLatvian
  • [[плотоя́дный]] [[взгляд]], [[смотре́ть]] с [[вожделение, [[ко́со]] [[смотре́ть]], [[косо́й]] [[взгляд]]Russian

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