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Definition of "ell" []

  • A wing of a building at right angles to the main structure. (noun)
  • A right-angled bend in a pipe or conduit; an elbow. (noun)
  • 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). (noun)
  • Variant of el1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ell" in a sentence
  • ""I'll see you in 'ell first," came the retort courteous."
  • "It will be a cold very cold day in - ell before i ever vote for Obama, any other African American would be fine, but not that sneaky, hypocritical lying racist."
  • "People Brian and i are good friends. let me tell you Dean Stockwall/well/all/ell is a darn dreamboat and heard about all his wives on “quantam leap”."