from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wing of a building at right angles to the main structure.
- n. A right-angled bend in a pipe or conduit; an elbow.
- n. Any of several historical units of measure corresponding roughly to the length of the arm, especially the English measure equal to 45 inches (114 centimeters).
- n. Variant of el1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A measure for cloth. An English ell equals 1.25 yards, whereas a Scottish ell measures only 1.0335 yards (http://www.onlineunitconversion.com). A Flemish ell measured three quarters, (27 inches).
- n. An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
- n. Something that is L-shaped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure for cloth; -- now rarely used. It is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27, the Scotch about 37.
- n. See l.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long measure, chiefly used for cloth.
- n. The name of the letter L, l. It is rarely so written, the symbol being used instead.
- n. An addition to or wing of a house which gives it the shape of the capital letter L.
- n. A pipe-connection changing the direction at right angles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
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H ell is a real place, and Mahatma Gandhi is in it.
` I'll see you in 'ell first,' came the retort courteous.
12: 15 Watching: Red Riding: 1974 ... bleedin '' ell, it makes Yorkshire look like several circles of Hell.
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With hardwood floors (no linoleum over plywood here), custom doors and windows, a working fireplace and a REAL DINING ROOM (not the postwar dining 'ell'), this is a home that exudes character.
"Come on, come on, where the 'ell's the captain?" says one.