Definitions for LEEli; ˈdzʊŋˈdaʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the lee of a rock in a storm.
the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:
huts erected under the lee of the mountain.
Chiefly Naut. the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(adj.)pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.
Origin of lee:
bef. 900; ME; OE hlēo(w) shelter, c. OFris hli, hly, OS hleo, ON hlé
Usu., lees. the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine; sediment; dregs.
Origin of lee:
1350–1400; ME lie < MF < ML lia, prob. < Gaulish *lig(j)a; cf. OIr lige bed
Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
Francis Lightfoot, 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman.
Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
Manfred Bennington("Ellery Queen"), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
Robert E(dward), 1807–70, Confederate general in the Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
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United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
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United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
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United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
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leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
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soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee(noun)
American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
lee, lee side, leeward(adj)
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
towards the side away from the wind
A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
The side of the ship away from the wind.
for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
of Chinese origin, a variant of u674E (pinyin: Lu01D0) and other less common names such as u9ECE (Lu00ED) and u7406 (Lu01D0)
of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: u674E; Hangul: uC774 & uB9AC)
derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Origin: from hleo, from hliwan (compare German Lee, lau, Swedish lä, Danish læ, lij), from ḱley- (compare clyd, Latin caleo, šiltas, Sanskrit शरद्).
to lie; to speak falsely
that which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural
a sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship
that part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a
of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'LEE' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2872
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'LEE' among Written Corpus Frequency: #2543
Translations for LEE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the sheltered side, away from the wind
We sat in the lee of the rock.
- abrigoPortuguese (BR)
- windgeschützte Seite, LeeGerman
- abrigo, sotavento, socaireSpanish
- côté sous le ventFrench
- מַחסֶה מְהָרוּחHebrew
- zaštita, zaklonCroatian
- bagian terlindungIndonesian
- skjól, var, hléIcelandic
- riparo, sottoventoItalian
- (물건에 가려) 바람이 없는 곳Korean
- patvērums; aizvējšLatvian
- ،پناگاه بادپناهPersian
- په بيړى كښى استوګن ځاىPashto
- ferit de vântRomanian
- rüzgârdan korunmalı yer, rüzgâr altıTurkish
- 背風處Chinese (Trad.)
- захист; укриттяUkrainian
- سایہ ، پناہUrdu
- chỗ tránh gióVietnamese
- 背风处Chinese (Simp.)
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