Lek meaning

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The definition of a lek is money in Albania, or a place where male animals perform mating rituals.

An example of a lek is how people pay for food in Albania.

An example of a lek is an outdoor area where some chickens attract their mates.

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A location where male animals of the same species gather and often present displays and where females go to select a male to mate with.
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A group of males gathered at such a place.
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To have a mating system in which males form leks.

Mammals that lek.

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To participate in a lek.
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The basic monetary unit of Albania.
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An area where certain male animals, as the male of the prairie chicken, gather to perform their courtship displays.
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A location where male animals of the same species gather and often present displays and where females go to select a male to mate with.
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A group of males gathered at such a place.
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To have a mating system in which males form leks.

Mammals that lek.

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To participate in a lek.
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The currency unit of Albania, comprised of 100 qintar.
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(biology) An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display.
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(biology) To take part in the courtship and display behaviour of a lek.
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(UK, dialect, Yorkshire, colloquial) To play.

T'lads are lekkin in t'park.

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The currency unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka.
  • 1992, Mario I. Bléjer, Albania: From Isolation Toward Reform, page 56,
    With the loss of control by the Government over foreign exchange surrender requirements and the almost complete depletion of foreign exchange reserves, in early 1992 the official rate was further devalued to leks 50 = $1.
  • 1997, Igor Artimiev, Gary J. Fine, Country Studies: Albania, Ira W. Lieberman, Stilpon S. Nestor, Raj M. Desai, Between State and Market: Mass Privatization in Transition Economies, page 178,
    Enterprise shares are sold at voucher auctions in exchange for either immaterial privatization leks (through a bank transfer from the bidder's privatization lek account) or through privatization vouchers, which are submitted at the time of bidding.
  • 2003, Iraj Hoshi, Ewa Balcerowicz, Leszek Balcerowicz, Barriers to Entry and Growth of New Firms in Early Transition, page 253,
    Value Added Tax is another tax imposed on all enterprises with a yearly turnover of more than 2 million Leks. VAT was introduced in the Albanian tax system in 1995 replacing the old turnover tax.
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The northern arm of the River Rhine in the Netherlands.
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Origin of lek

  • Short for Swedish lekställe playground, mating ground (as of black grouse) lek play, sport, mating fartlek ställe place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Albanian after Lek Dukagjin, 15th-century Albanian feudal lord and lawgiver

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Germanic roots meaning "play". In the biology sense, it comes specifically from Swedish lek (“child's play") in 1871, by means of Swedish leka (“to play").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Albanian lek.

    From Wiktionary