li, fifty-one

(adjective) being one more than fifty


(noun) Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers

lithium, Li, atomic number

(noun) a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


li (plural lis or li)

The Chinese mile, a traditional unit of distance equal to 1500 chis or 150 zhangs, now standardized as a half-kilometer (500 meters).

Synonym: Chinese mile

The Korean mile, a traditional unit of distance equivalent to about 393 m.

Synonym: Korean mile

Etymology 2


li (plural li)

A traditional Chinese unit of weight, equal to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.

Etymology 3


li (plural li)

(Chinese philosophy) A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behaviour.

Etymology 4


li (plural li)

An ancient Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.

Etymology 5



(math) Logarithmic integral function

Etymology 6


li (uncountable)

(music) In solfège, the raised sixth note of a major scale (the note A-sharp in the fixed-do system).

Synonyms: A-sharp, B-flat, ta, te


• I'l, IL, il-

Proper noun


A surname of Chinese origin, a transcription of 李 ()

A surname of Chinese origin, a transcription of other less common names such as 黎 () and 理 ()

A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Lee and Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)

A county of Gansu, China


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Li is the 273rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 111,786 individuals. Li is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (96.8%) individuals.


• I'l, IL, il-

Source: Wiktionary


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