Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Shelter; a place sheltered from the wind.
  • noun An obsolete variant of lea.
  • Warm; lukewarm; tepid.
  • Weak; faint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Lukewarm; tepid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Northern England Lukewarm, tepid.

Etymologies

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Cognate with Old Norse hlýr ("warm, mild"), ( > Danish ly ("lukewarm")), hlær, German lau, which are themselves akin to Old Norse hlé ("lee") ( > Danish læ ("shelter"), compare lee).

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