li definition

  • noun:
    • a normal Chinese measure of length, today standardised at 500 meters (547 yards).
    • A traditional Chinese device of distance, today standardized to 500 metres.
    • a conventional Chinese device of body weight, corresponding to one-thousandth of a liang, or fifty milligrams.
    • A meaningful ceremony or ritual; etiquette, behavior.
    • a historical Chinese cauldron having three hollow legs.
    • A Chinese measure of length, being more than one third of a mile.
    • A Chinese copper money; a cash. See Money.
    • A Chinese body weight, corresponding to the one thousandth section of a liang or ounce.
    • A Chinese mile, equal to rather more than one third of an English mile, 27⅘ li being equal to 10 miles.
    • The chemical expression of lithium.
    • a soft silver-white univalent section of the alkali material team; the lightest steel understood; happens in lot of minerals
    • Chinese distance measure; about 0.5 kilometers
  • abbreviation:
    • link (measurement)
  • adjective:
    • becoming one more than fifty

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