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  • Lief — (l[=e]f), a. [Written also {lieve}.] [OE. leef, lef, leof, AS. le[ o]f; akin to OS. liof, OFries. liaf, D. lief, G. lieb, OHG. liob, Icel. lj?fr, Sw. ljuf, Goth. liubs, and E. love. [root]124. See {Love}, and cf. {Believe}, {Leave}, n.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lief — Lief, adv. Gladly; willingly; freely; now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not. [1913 Webster] All women liefest would Be sovereign of man s love. Gower. [1913 Webster] I had as lief the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lief — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English lief, lef, from Old English lēof; akin to Old English lufu love Date: before 12th century 1. archaic dear, beloved 2. archaic willing, glad II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lief — liefly, adv. /leef/, adv. 1. gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not. adj. Archaic. 2. willing; desirous. 3. dear; beloved; treasured. [bef. 900; ME leef, OE leof; c. D lief, G lieb, ON ljufr, Goth liufs; akin to LOVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lief — [[t]lif[/t]] adv. gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME leef, OE lēof, c. OS liof, OHG liob, ON ljūfr, Go liufs; akin to love lief′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • not hesitate — Synonyms and related words: acquiesce, agree, be agreeable to, be dying to, be eager, be game, be open to, be ready, be spoiling for, be willing, carry through, collaborate, consent, cooperate, face out, go along with, incline, lean, look kindly… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Had as lief — Had Had (h[a^]d), imp. & p. p. of {Have}. [OE. had, hafde, hefde, AS. h[ae]fde.] See {Have}. [1913 Webster] {Had as lief}, {Had rather}, {Had better}, {Had as soon}, etc., with a nominative and followed by the infinitive without to, are well… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Do not adjust your set — (DNAYS) (zu dt. etwa: Stellen Sie ihre (TV) Einstellung nicht nach) war in den 1960ern eine TV Serie des britischen Privatsenders ITV, die man ursprünglich als Kinderserie konzipiert hatte. Produziert wurde sie zu Beginn von Associated… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Do Not Adjust Your Set — (DNAYS) (zu dt. etwa: Stellen Sie ihre (TV) Einstellung nicht nach) war in den 1960ern eine TV Serie des britischen Privatsenders ITV, die man ursprünglich als Kinderserie konzipiert hatte. Produziert wurde sie zu Beginn von Associated… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dis·be·lief — /ˌdısbəˈliːf/ noun [noncount] : a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real The initial reports were met with widespread disbelief. [=many people did not believe the reports] She stared at him in utter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈdebt reˌlief — noun [U] the practice of allowing poor countries not to pay back what they owe to rich countries …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English