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Meaning of "lilac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LILAC

Via French from Spanish, from Arabic līlak, changed from Persian nīlak bluish, from nīl blue.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LILAC

lilac  [ˈlaɪlək] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LILAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lilac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LILAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe as well as much of North America. It is not regarded as an aggressive species, found in the wild in widely scattered sites, usually in the vicinity of past or present human habitations.

Definition of lilac in the English dictionary

The definition of lilac in the dictionary is Also called: syringa. any of various Eurasian oleaceous shrubs or small trees of the genus Syringa, esp S. vulgaris which has large sprays of purple or white fragrant flowers. Other definition of lilac is a light or moderate purple colour, sometimes with a bluish or reddish tinge.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LILAC


agalloch
əˈɡælək
bellock
ˈbɛlək
bollock
ˈbɒlək
bullock
ˈbʊlək
gallock
ˈɡælək
gavelock
ˈɡævələk
gralloch
ˈɡrælək
hillock
ˈhɪlək
hoolock
ˈhuːlək
killock
ˈkɪlək
mullock
ˈmʌlək
pellack
ˈpelək
pellock
ˈpɛlək
pillock
ˈpɪlək
pollack
ˈpɒlək
Pollock
ˈpɒlək
rowlock
ˈrɒlək
sillock
ˈsɪlək
tilak
ˈtɪlək

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LILAC

likuta
lilangeni
Lilburn
Lilburne
liliaceous
lilied
Lilienthal
lilies
lilies of the valley
Lilith
Liliuokalani
Lille
Lillee
lilliput
Lilliputian
lilly-pilly
Lilo
Lilongwe
lilt
lilting

WORDS THAT END LIKE LILAC

ac
almanac
bac
cardiac
Cognac
Condillac
cul-de-sac
French lilac
Isaac
lac
mac
maniac
Potomac
sac
Senlac
shellac
sign of the zodiac
tarmac
vac
zodiac

Synonyms and antonyms of lilac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lilac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LILAC

Find out the translation of lilac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lilac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lilac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

淡紫色的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lila
570 millions of speakers

English

lilac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बकाइन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَيْلَكٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сиреневый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lilás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেগুনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lilas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lilac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fliederfarben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ライラック色の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연보라색
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lilac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có màu hoa tử đinh hương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இளஞ்சிவப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फिकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

leylak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lilla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

liliowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бузковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lila
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιλά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lila
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lila
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lilla
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lilac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LILAC»

The term «lilac» is very widely used and occupies the 16.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LILAC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lilac» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lilac» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lilac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LILAC»

Discover the use of lilac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lilac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's ...
There was no lilac tree,and Papawasnot hereto sing his songs oflove. Memories flooded through my mind. I could almost see Papa's shell collection displayed inthe entry hall and the portraits of Grandmother Rosette and Grandfather Wolff ...
Laura Hillman, 2010
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Nancy Drew 04: The Mystery at Lilac Inn
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Carolyn Keene, 1930
3
The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales
Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World ...
Ruth Musick, 2010
4
Lilac
He deftly infuses humor and whimsy into a story of tragedy and rebirth. Breathless in scope, Lilac will linger with you long after finish it.
Helm Matthews, 2008
5
Lilac Loops
This elegant seed bead necklace, inspired by a 1930s example, was complicated to design but is actually extremely easy to make. The bead loops are simply added one at a time to a base
Editors of D&C, 2012
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Lombard's Lilac Time
By the time Plum passed away in 1927, he had amassed over 200 varieties of lilacs and had the largest collection of French hybrids in the world.
‎2010
7
The Lilac House: A Novel
Meera and of Jak's paths intertwine as they uncover the truth about the secrets of their pasts and the promise of the future. The Lilac House is a sweeping story of redemption, forgiveness and second chances.
Anita Nair, 2012
8
Lilac Bus
Once again, Maeve Binchy has conjured up a cast of very human characters with real joys and real sadnesses, portrayed with her trademark wit, compassion and warmth.
Maeve Binchy, 2010
9
Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek
When she ran away from the juvenile home she was raised in, Cat Barker left more than an unstable childhood behind.
Janet Tronstad, 2012
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Holy Bible: King James Version Lilac Flexisoft with Magnetic ...
For nearly 400 years, the Authorized Version of the Bible--popularly known as the King James Version--has been beloved for its majestic phrasing and stately cadences.
HENDRICKSON PUB, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LILAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lilac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is there any way to save this lilac tree? | The Kansas City Star The …
QUESTION: We planted this tree 14 years ago when we built our house. It has done very well, even bloomed this year. Now all of sudden it has ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
2
Analysts Set $56.00 Target Price for Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class A
Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
3
“Silk Brocade” - The New Yorker
Ann Gallagher was listening to the wireless, cutting out a boxy short jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves, in a pale-lilac wool flecked with ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
4
New movie theater to open at Lilac Mall
By the end of the month, they are planning to reopen the movie theater at the Lilac Mall, under the name Austin Cinemas. The four-screen ... «Foster's Daily Democrat, Jul 15»
5
Helen Mirren enjoys solo beach day in Ischia in lilac swimsuit
And 69-year-old Helen Mirren showed off her famous figure while wearing a flattering lilac swimsuit as she soaked up the sun in Ischia, Italy on ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Pivotal Initiates Buy On Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class A (LILA …
Pivotal has initiated coverage on the shares of Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class A (NASDAQ:LILA), and Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class C ... «InvestCorrectly, Jul 15»
7
Photo-Proof Taylor Swift Is Literally a Fairy Princess
The singer looked like a whimsical fairy princess, with her jeweled headband and lilac lace dress. She knows exactly how to turn the sidewalk ... «Twist Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Moving Stocks: Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Liberty LiLAC
Liberty LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) shares ended the day at $47.83. On 2 July, Liberty Global announced plans to spin off its Latin America ... «Stock Transcript, Jul 15»
9
Taylor Swift shows off legs in lilac mini dress while leaving New York …
Taylor rocked a lacy, lilac frock which showed off her mile-high legs and featured a sheer detailing on the sleeves which were rolled up. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
Miller holds on to win Lilac Invite
Miller was back in the fire Sunday at the 52nd Lilac City Invitational and for 15 holes he made it look like a carefree stroll. However, winning ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»

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