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Les \Les\ (l[e^]s), n. A leash. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

a. (context slang colloquial English) (form of Short form lesbian English) alt. (context slang colloquial English) (form of Short form lesbian English) n. (context slang colloquial English) (form of Short form lesbian English)


LES may refer to:

  • Lake-effect snow
  • Large eddy simulation, mathematical modelling of turbulence
  • Launch Entry Suit, worn by Space Shuttle crews
  • Launch Escape System, for spacecraft emergencies
  • Law Enforcement Sensitive, type of sensitive information used by US government, see Sensitive but unclassified
  • Lazy Eye Syndrome, or amblyopia, a disorder in the optic nerve connecting the eye and the brain.
  • Leave and Earnings Statement, a monthly statement given to members of the U.S. Military
  • L.E.S. (producer), hip hop producer
  • Lincoln Electric System, Lincoln, Nebraksa's semi-autonomous energy authority
  • Licensing Executives Society International, an intellectual property organisation in the U.S.
  • Life Extension Society, the first cryonics organization, founded in 1964 by Evan Cooper
  • Lifetime Entertainment Services, an American entertainment industry company
  • Lilliput Edison screw, 5mm diameter size of light bulb connection
  • Lincoln Experimental Satellite, a series of satellites launched in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Linear Equation System
  • Liverpool Epidemic Strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Locally-Enhanced-Sampling, "ensemble-averaged" restraints of system during SANDER program in AMBER software
  • Louisiana Energy Services, which operates the National Enrichment Facility
  • Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City
  • Lower esophageal sphincter
  • Lunar Escape Systems, a proposed escape from the moon if the Apollo Lunar Module had any major problems

Les may refer to:

  • Les, Catalonia, Spain
  • Leş, a village in Nojorid Commune, Bihor County, Romania
  • Les, the Hungarian name for Leșu Commune, Bistriţa-Năsăud County, Romania
  • Les (given name), including a list of people called Les
Les (given name)

Les is a given name, usually short for Lester or Leslie. Les may refer to:


  • Leslie Les Baxter (1922–1996), American musician and composer
  • Les Blank (1935-2013), American documentary filmmaker
  • Lester Les Brown (bandleader) (1912–2001), leader of Les Brown and the Band of Renown
  • Leslie Les Claypool (born 1963), American bassist and founding member of Primus
  • Lester Les Costello (1928–2002), Canadian ice hockey player and Catholic priest
  • Leslie Les Dawson (1931–1993), English comedian
  • Leslie Les Eaves (born c. 1967), American businessman and state legislator
  • Les Edwards (born 1949), British illustrator
  • Leslie Les Ferdinand (born 1966), English football coach and former player
  • Lester Les Goble (born 1932), American National Football League player
  • Les Kaufman, evolutionary ecologist, Professor of Biology at Boston University
  • Leslie Les McCann (born 1935), American soul jazz and R&B pianist and vocalist
  • Leslie Les McKeown (born 1955), Scottish pop singer, lead singer of the Bay City Rollers
  • Leslie Les Mills (born 1934), New Zealand shot putter, discus thrower and politician
  • Leslie Les Palmer (1923–2006), American National Football League player
  • Les Paul, stage name of American jazz guitarist and inventor Lester William Polsfuss (1915–2009)
  • Les Reed (footballer) (born 1932), Australian rules footballer
  • Leslie Les Reed (football coach) (born 1952), English football coach and manager
  • Leslie Les Reed (songwriter) (born 1935), English songwriter, arranger, musician and light orchestra leader
  • Leslie Les Shannon (1926–2007), English football player and manager
  • Les Stroud (born 1961), Canadian filmmaker and survival expert, creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series Survivorman
  • Leonid Les Tanyuk (1938-2016), Ukrainian theatre and film director, dissident and politician
  • Lester Les Tremayne (1913–2003), British radio, film, and television actor

Fictional characters:

  • Les Battersby, fictional Coronation Street character

Usage examples of "les".

La foule encombrait les abords du Palais-Bourbon, saluant de ses acclamations et des cris de Vive la Charte!

Saint Adjutor combla le gouffre en y jetant les chaines dont naguere il avait ete charge injustement par les infideles.

Apres dix-sept ans de travaux et de combats, Adjutor de Vernon fut pris par les Turcs, et enferme dans Jerusalem.

Copeaux regardait en sifflant tourner les ailes travailleuses de son moulin.

Il medite en son ame innocente les catastrophes qui frappent les grands et les forts.

Paradis terrestre etait un jardin tres agreable, avec de beaux arbres et tous les animaux de la creation.

Le cri des grillons dechirait le grand silence de la nuit, et la lune levee au-dessus des arbres argentait les allees du parc desert.

La veille du dimanche des brandons, les habitants des campagnes se rendent le soir dans les champs et se promenent sous les arbres avec des falots en chantant quelque vieille invocation.

Traversons la petite ville, ce sera fait en cinq minutes, et allons nous asseoir sous les grands arbres tailles en muraille du parc de Bizi.

That would put it just behind the Hotel Les Armures, where Marissa and I had once stayed in better days, before we were married.

Tom Harkness, Henry Ruess, Patricia Schroeder, Les Aspin, Ted Weiss, Don Edwards, Barbara Mikulski, Mary Rose Oakar, Ronald Dellums and Peter Rodino.

President Clinton nominated Inman to replace Les Aspin as secretary of defense.

In Salt Lake City, I made my case to the National Guard Convention, where I was well received, because my reputation for leading the Arkansas National Guard was good, and because I was introduced by Congressman Les Aspin, the respected chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

With congressional defeat inevitable, Les Aspin worked with Colin Powell and the Joint Chiefs on a compromise.

Ovide, Tibulle, Properce, pour ne nommer que les plus connus, Dante, Petrarque, Boccace, tous ces auteurs Italiens qui deje souillaient les ames et ruinaient les moeurs, en creant ou perfectionnant la langue.