from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To place under the lee, or unfavorably to the wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place on the lee, or in a position unfavorable to the wind.
  • An apocopated form of beleeve, now written believe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.