How Do You Spell LICE?

Correct spelling for the English word "Lice" is [l_ˈaɪ_s], [lˈa͡ɪs], [lˈa‍ɪs]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of LICE

  1. (Heb. kinnim), the creatures employed in the third plague sent upon Egypt ( Exodus 8:16-18 ). They were miraculously produced from the dust of the land. "The entomologists Kirby and Spence place these minute but disgusting insects in the very front rank of those which inflict injury upon man. A terrible list of examples they have collected of the ravages of this and closely allied parasitic pests." The plague of lice is referred to in Psalms 105:31 . Some have supposed that the word denotes not lice properly, but gnats. Others, with greater probability, take it to mean the "tick" which is much larger than lice.

Common Misspellings for LICE

Below is the list of 368 misspellings for the word "lice".

Usage Examples for LICE

  1. Some say the name was suggested by the fact that when not otherwise employed, they are constantly cracking the lice which swarm in their never- combed hair; others ascribe it to the frequent cracking of their rifles and long whip- lashes as they pursue their game or drive their cattle. - "The Gentleman from Everywhere" by James Henry Foss
  2. Their women wear a bronze ring 150 upon each leg, and they have long hair on their heads, and when they catch their lice, each one bites her own in retaliation and then throws them away. - "The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2)" by Herodotus
  3. And here comes the po- lice! - "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
  4. If due to lice, treat the same as recommended under the heading of Lice. - "The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
  5. But on the way home the officer felt it crawl, and, removing it, found that it contained nine lice. - "A Prisoner in Turkey" by John Still