Definitions for LEEli; ˈdzʊŋˈdaʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. protective shelter:

    the lee of a rock in a storm.

  2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:

    huts erected under the lee of the mountain.

  3. Chiefly Naut. the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. (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


  1. Usu., lees. the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine; sediment; dregs.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of lee:

1350–1400; ME lie < MF < ML lia, prob. < Gaulish *lig(j)a; cf. OIr lige bed

Leeli; ˈdzʊŋˈdaʊ(n.)

  1. Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.

    Category: Biography

  2. Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.

    Category: Biography

  3. Francis Lightfoot, 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman.

    Category: Biography

  4. Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.

    Category: Biography

  5. Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).

    Category: Biography

  6. Manfred Bennington("Ellery Queen"), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.

    Category: Biography

  7. Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).

    Category: Biography

  8. Robert E(dward), 1807–70, Confederate general in the Civil War (son of Henry Lee).

    Category: Biography

  9. Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lee, Spike Lee, Shelton Jackson Lee(noun)

    United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)

  2. Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee, Rose Louise Hovick(noun)

    United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)

  3. Lee, Bruce Lee, Lee Yuen Kam(noun)

    United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)

  4. Lee, Tsung Dao Lee(noun)

    United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)

  5. Lee, Richard Henry Lee(noun)

    leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)

  6. Lee, Henry Lee, Lighthorse Harry Lee(noun)

    soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)

  7. Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee(noun)

    American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)

  8. lee, lee side, leeward(adj)

    the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

  9. downwind, lee(a)(adj)

    towards the side away from the wind


  1. lee(Noun)

    A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.

  2. lee(Noun)

    The side of the ship away from the wind.

  3. Lee(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).

  4. Lee(ProperNoun)

    of Chinese origin, a variant of u674E (pinyin: Lu01D0) and other less common names such as u9ECE (Lu00ED) and u7406 (Lu01D0)

  5. Lee(ProperNoun)

    of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: u674E; Hangul: uC774 & uB9AC)

  6. Lee(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy

  7. Lee(ProperNoun)

    popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.

  8. Lee(ProperNoun)

    Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.

  9. Origin: from hleo, from hliwan (compare German Lee, lau, Swedish lä, Danish læ, lij), from ḱley- (compare clyd, Latin caleo, šiltas, Sanskrit शरद्).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lee(verb)

    to lie; to speak falsely

  2. Lee(noun)

    that which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural

  3. Lee(noun)

    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

  4. Lee(noun)

    that part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a

  5. Lee(adj)

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2872

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2543

Anagrams of LEE

  1. ELE

  2. eel

Translations for LEE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the sheltered side, away from the wind

We sat in the lee of the rock.

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