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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ledger  \Ledg"er\(l[e^]j"[~e]r),  n.  [Akin  to  D.  legger  layer, 
  daybook  (fr.  leggen  to  lay,  liggen  to  lie),  E.  ledge,  lie. 
  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrate.] 
  1.  A  book  in  which  a  summary  of  accounts  is  laid  up  or 
  preserved;  the  final  book  of  record  in  business 
  transactions,  in  which  all  debits  and  credits  from  the 
  journal,  etc.,  are  placed  under  appropriate  heads. 
  [Written  also  {leger}.] 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  large  flat  stone,  esp.  one  laid  over  a  tomb.  --Oxf. 
  b  A  horizontal  piece  of  timber  secured  to  the  uprights 
  and  supporting  floor  timbers,  a  staircase, 
  scaffolding,  or  the  like  It  differs  from  an  intertie 
  in  being  intended  to  carry  weight.  [Written  also 
  {Ledger  bait},  fishing  bait  attached  to  a  floating  line 
  fastened  to  the  bank  of  a  stream,  pond,  etc  --Walton. 
  --J.  H.  Walsh. 
  {Ledger  blade},a  stationary  shearing  blade  in  a  machine  for 
  shearing  the  nap  of  cloth. 
  {Ledger  line}.  See  {Leger  line},  under  3d  {Leger},  a. 
  {Ledger  wall}  (Mining),  the  wall  under  a  vein;  the  foot  wall. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leger  \Leg"er\,  a. 
  Lying  or  remaining  in  a  place  hence  resident;  as  leger 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leger  \Leg"er\,  a.  [F.  l['e]ger,  fr  LL  (assumed)  leviarius 
  fr  L.  levis  light  in  weight.  See  {Levity}.] 
  Light;  slender;  slim;  trivial.  [Obs.  except  in  special 
  phrases.]  --Bacon. 
  {Leger  line}  (Mus.),  a  line  added  above  or  below  the  staff  to 
  extend  its  compass;  --  called  also  {added  line}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leger  \Leg"er\  (l[e^]j"[~e]r),  n.  [See  {Ledger}.] 
  1.  Anything  that  lies  in  a  place  that  which  or  one  who 
  remains  in  a  place  [Obs.] 
  2.  A  minister  or  ambassador  resident  at  a  court  or  seat  of 
  government.  [Written  also  {lieger},  {leiger}.]  [Obs.] 
  Sir  Edward  Carne,  the  queen's  leger  at  Rome. 
  3.  A  ledger. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  record  in  which  commercial  accounts  are  recorded;  "they 
  got  a  subpoena  to  examine  our  books"  [syn:  {ledger},  {account 
  book},  {book  of  account},  {book}] 

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