from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A traditional Chinese measure of distance, today standardized at 500 meters (547 yards).
  • abbr. link (measurement)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional Chinese unit of distance, now standardized to 500 metres.
  • n. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.
  • n. A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.
  • n. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Chinese measure of distance, being a little more than one third of a mile.
  • n. A Chinese copper coin; a cash. See Cash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Chinese weight, equal to the one thousandth part of a liang or ounce.
  • n. A Chinese mile, equal to rather more than one third of an English mile, 27⅘ li being equal to 10 miles.
  • n. The chemical symbol of lithium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
  • n. Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers
  • adj. being one more than fifty


Chinese (Mandarin) .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mandarin  (). (Wiktionary)
From Mandarin 市厘 (). (Wiktionary)
From Mandarin  (). (Wiktionary)
From Mandarin  (). (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Li. Chemical element symbol for Lithium.

    December 16, 2007