List of Easy Words That Start With L (Great for Kids and Preschoolers)

In need of some easy words that start with L?

Maybe you’re a teacher or parent teaching a young kid new words, or have some kind of assignment – I can appreciate needing the correct words.

Whatever the reason, I’ve put together a list of easy and medium-difficulty words beginning with the letter L to help you out!

Easy Words That Start With L

Ladder – a piece of equipment consisting of a series of bars or steps between two upright lengths of wood, metal, or rope, used for climbing up or down something.

Lick – pass the tongue over (something) in order to taste, moisten, or clean it.

Lie – (of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.

Life – the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.

Light – the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.

Like – having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to.

Limit – a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass.

Line – a long, narrow mark or band.

Lion – a large tawny-colored cat that lives in prides, found in Africa and north-western India. The male has a flowing shaggy mane and takes little part in hunting, which is done cooperatively by the females.

Load – a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried.

Loaf – a quantity of bread that is shaped and baked in one piece and usually sliced before being eaten.

Lock – a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key.

Log – a part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off.

Long – measuring a great distance from end to end.

Lose – be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something).

Lot – a large number or amount; a great deal.

Lotus – either of two large water lilies.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With L

Labeled – attach a label to (something).

Lace – a fine open fabric of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments.

Landlord – a man (in legal use also a woman) who rents out land, a building, or accommodation.

Laser – a device that generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic light (or other electromagnetic radiation) by stimulated emission of photons from excited atoms or molecules. Lasers are used in drilling and cutting, alignment and guidance, and in surgery; the optical properties are exploited in holography, reading barcodes, and in recording and playing compact discs.

Lately – recently; not long ago.

Laugh – make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.

Lava – hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this.

Lavish – sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.

Lawyer – a person who practices or studies law, especially (in the UK) a solicitor or a barrister or (in the US) an attorney.

Leader – the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.

League – a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation.

Leather – a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process.

Leave – go away from.

Legally – in a way that conforms to or is permitted or required by the law.

Legible – (of handwriting or print) clear enough to read.

Lend – grant to (someone) the use of (something) on the understanding that it will be returned.

Lettuce – a cultivated plant of the daisy family, with edible leaves that are eaten in salads.

Leverage – the exertion of force by means of a lever.

Liaison – communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.

Library – a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for use or borrowing by the public or the members of an institution.

Licensing – relating to the granting of an official license.

Lighten – make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity.

Lightning – the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.

Likely – such as well might happen or be true; probable.

Lining – a layer of different material covering the inside surface of something.

Linked – make, form, or suggest a connection with or between.

Liver – a large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates, involved in many metabolic processes.

Loading – the application of a mechanical load or force to something.

Loan – a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest.

Loathe – feel intense dislike or disgust for.

Lobster – a large marine crustacean with a cylindrical body, stalked eyes, and the first of its five pairs of limbs modified as pincers.

Locate – discover the exact place or position of.

If there are any easy words beginning with L that you would like to see added to this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for – or maybe you just want more easy words – click any of the letters below to see a list of easy words starting with that letter of the alphabet:

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