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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leileɪ, ˈleɪ i(n.)(pl.)leis.

  1. (in Hawaii) a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., worn around the neck.

Origin of lei:

1835–45; < Hawaiian


  1. pl. of

    Ref: leu 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet, lei(noun)

    flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes


  1. lei(Noun)

    Plural form of leu.


  1. Lei

    Lei is a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers draped around the neck presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. This concept was popularized through tourism between the Hawaiian Islands and the continental United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Children and sweethearts are poetically referred to as "lei" and many ancient and modern songs and chants refer to this imagery.

Anagrams of LEI

  1. Eli

  2. LIE

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a piece of) a type of easily split rock of a dull blue-grey colour, used for roofing etc

Slates fell off the roof in the wind; (also adjective) a slate roof.

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