from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lee, Ann Known as "Mother Ann.” 1736-1784. British religious leader and founder (1776) of the Shakers in America.
  • Lee, Charles 1731-1782. British-born American Revolutionary general whose performance at the Battle of Monmouth (1778), when he ordered a retreat instead of attacking, brought about his court-martial and dismissal.
  • Lee, Gypsy Rose 1914-1970. American burlesque entertainer who also wrote best-selling mystery novels, including The G-String Murders (1941).
  • Lee, Henry Known as "Lighthorse Harry.” 1756-1818. American Revolutionary politician and soldier. He served in the Virginia legislature (1785-1788 and 1789-1791) and as governor of Virginia (1792-1795).
  • Lee, Kwan Yew Born 1923. Singaporean lawyer. Upon negotiating Singapore's independence from Great Britain, he became the republic's first prime minister (1959-1990).
  • Lee, (Nelle) Harper Born 1926. American writer. Her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), dealing with racial injustice in the South, won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Lee, Richard Henry 1732-1794. American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for the independence of the American colonies from England (1776).
  • Lee, Robert Edward 1807-1870. American Confederate general in the Civil War. He won victories at Bull Run (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), and Chancellorsville (1863) before surrendering to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox (1865).
  • Lee, Shelton Jackson Known as "Spike.” Born 1957. American director, screenwriter, and actor whose films, including Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), explore American racism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  • proper n. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of 李 (pinyin: Lǐ) and other less common names such as 黎 (Lí) and 理 (Lǐ)
  • proper n. A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
  • proper n. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
  • proper n. Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.


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  • LEE ANTHONY, UNCLE OF MISSING TODDLER: Casey began to break down and cry, and she said, Lee, do you want to know the truth?

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  • JEAN LAWRENCE, AUNT OF LEE BOYD MALVO: If Lee was a child who was rude and disobedient and would not listen to and break rule and regulation, I would never sit in this chair and talk to you.

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  • Volunteer In Epping Drove Old Police Cruiser LEE, N.H. -- A volunteer firefighter in Epping, N.H., has resigned after a prank in which he drove an old police cruiser and used an air horn to pull over a friend in another vehicle in Lee. - News

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  • AMOS LEE With an emotional vocabulary reminiscent of Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield that touches the heart and soul, Lee has established a well-deserved reputation as one of today's finest balladeers.

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  • LEE WANG, PRODUC.R, U.C. BERKELEY "NEWS21" (voice-over): That's my partner Emily, and I'm Lee.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2006


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  • The name Lee chose to write under was “Lucius,” likely a reference to Lucius Junius Brutus, who ended the rule of kings and founded the republic in Rome.

    Robert Morris

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