Associations to the word «Li»


LI, noun. The Chinese mile, a traditional unit of distance equal to 1500 chis or 150 zhangs, now standardized as a half-kilometer (500 meters).
LI, noun. A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.
LI, noun. (Chinese philosophy) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.
LI, noun. An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.
LI, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Liechtenstein.
LI, symbol. A Roman numeral representing fifty-one (51).
LI, symbol. (element symbol) The symbol for lithium.
LI, proper noun. A surname​ of Chinese origin, a transcription of 李 (pinyin: Lǐ)
LI, proper noun. A surname​ of Chinese origin, a transcription of other less common names such as 黎 (Lí) and 理 (Lǐ)
LI, proper noun. A surname​ of Korean origin, a variant of Lee and Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)
LI, proper noun. A county in Gansu province in China
LI HING MUI, noun. Crack seed

Dictionary definition

LI, noun. A soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals.
LI, noun. Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers.
LI, adjective. Being one more than fifty.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats