from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical The side away from the direction from which the wind blows.
- n. An area sheltered from the wind: in the lee of the boulder.
- n. Cover; shelter.
- adj. Nautical Of or relating to the side sheltered from the wind: the lee gunwale.
- adj. Located in or facing the path of an oncoming glacier. Used of a geologic formation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
- n. The side of the ship away from the wind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lie; to speak falsely.
- n. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.
- n. A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection.
- n. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shelter.
- n. The quarter toward which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds; also, the shelter afforded by an object interposed which keeps off the wind: almost exclusively a nautical term.
- Nautical, of or pertaining to the part or side toward which the wind blows, or which is sheltered from the wind: opposed to weather: as, the lee side of a vessel.
- n. An obsolete form of lea.
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of lie.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of lye.
- n. The grosser part of any liquor which has settled on the bottom of a vessel; dregs; sediment: as, the lees of wine: usually in the plural, lees, which is sometimes treated as a singular.
- n. In geology, the side of a ledge of rocks which is turned away from the approach of an eroding agent, such as a glacier. The other side is the stoss or shock side.
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- n. United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
- n. United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
- n. soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
- n. American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
- adj. towards the side away from the wind
- n. leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
- n. United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
- n. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
- n. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
Middle English le, from Old English hlēo, shelter, protection.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English hlēo(w) ("shelter, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *hliwan (compare German Lee ("lee"), lau ("lukewarm"), Swedish lä, Danish læ, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (compare Welsh clyd ("warm, cozy"), Latin calēre ("to warm up"), Lithuanian šiltas ("warm, pleasant"), Sanskrit शरद् (śarad, "autumn")). (Wiktionary)