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lea

 (lē, lā) also ley (lā, lē)
n.
A grassland; a meadow.

[Middle English leie, from Old English lēah; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lea

(liː)
n
1. (Agriculture) poetic a meadow or field
2. (Agriculture) land that has been sown with grass seed
[Old English lēah; related to German dialect loh thicket]

lea

(liː)
n
1. (Units) a unit for measuring lengths of yarn, usually taken as 80 yards for wool, 120 yards for cotton and silk, and 300 yards for linen
2. (Units) a measure of yarn expressed as the length per unit weight, usually the number of leas per pound
[C14: of uncertain origin]

LEA

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Education) Local Education Authority

lea

(li, leɪ)

n.
grassland; meadow.
[before 900; Middle English lege, lei, Old English lēah, c. dial. Dutch loo (as in Waterloo), Old High German lōh, Latin lūcus]

lea.

1. league.
2. leather.

Lea

 a measure of yarn which varies according to type, i.e., worsted [80 yards] or cotton [120 yards], 1399.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lea - a unit of length of thread or yarn
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
yard, pace - a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
2.lea - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestocklea - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
common land, commons - a pasture subject to common use
cow pasture - a pasture for cows
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Translations

lea

[liː] N (poet) → prado m

LEA

[ˌɛliːˈeɪ] n abbr (British) (=local education authority) → académie f autorité locale chargée de l'enseignement

lea

n (poet)Au(e) f (poet), → Wiesengrund m (liter)

LEA

[ˌɛliːˈeɪ] n abbr (Brit) =Local Education AuthorityProvveditorato agli Studi
References in periodicals archive ?
Results showed that most LEAs offer al least some vocational programs; transition-oriented services are not as frequently available, particularly in smaller LEAS.
Very small LEAS, however, are much less likely than all others to have some or almost all of their handicapped students enrolled in vocational education or participating in an occupational or physical therapy program.
Group 4 LEAS, which offer most of the traditional vocational preparation programs and one of the transition-oriented ones, are second in average size to LEAs in Group 5.