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lee

 (lē)
n.
1. Nautical The side away from the direction from which the wind blows.
2. An area sheltered from the wind: in the lee of the boulder.
3. Cover; shelter.
adj.
1. Nautical Of or relating to the side sheltered from the wind: the lee gunwale.
2. Located in or facing the path of an oncoming glacier. Used of a geologic formation.

[Middle English le, from Old English hlēo, shelter, protection; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

lee

(liː)
n
1. a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
2. (Nautical Terms) by the lee nautical so that the wind is blowing on the wrong side of the sail
3. (Nautical Terms) under the lee nautical towards the lee
adj
(Nautical Terms) (prenominal) nautical on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore. Compare weather5
[Old English hlēow shelter; related to Old Norse hle]

Lee

(liː)
n
(Placename) a river in SW Republic of Ireland, flowing east into Cork Harbour. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)

Lee

(liː)
n
1. (Biography) Ang (æŋ). born 1954, Taiwanese film director; his films include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Life of Pi (2012)
2. (Biography) Bruce, original name Lee Yuen Kam. 1940–73, US film actor and kung fu expert who starred in such films as Enter the Dragon (1973)
3. (Biography) Gypsy Rose, original name Rose Louise Hovick. 1914–70, US striptease and burlesque artiste, who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies (1936) and in films
4. (Biography) Laurie (ˈlɒrɪ). 1914–97, British poet and writer, best known for the autobiographical Cider with Rosie (1959)
5. (Biography) Richard Henry. 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman, who moved the resolution in favour of American independence (1776)
6. (Biography) Robert E(dward). 1807–70, American general; commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies in the Civil War
7. (Biography) Spike, real name Shelton Jackson Lee. born 1957, US film director: his films include She's Gotta Have It (1985), Malcolm X (1992), and the documentary When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2008)
8. (Biography) T(sung)-D(ao) (tsuːŋ daʊ). born 1926, US physicist, born in China. With Yang he disproved the principle that parity is always conserved and shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1957

lee1

(li)

n.
1. protective shelter: the lee of a rock in a storm.
2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind: huts erected under the lee of the mountain.
3. Chiefly Naut. the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
adj.
4. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hlēo(w) shelter, c. Old Frisian hli, hly, Old Saxon hleo, Old Norse hlé]

lee2

(li)

n.
Usu., lees. the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine; sediment; dregs.
[1350–1400; Middle English lie < Middle French < Medieval Latin lia, probably < Gaulish *lig(j)a; compare Old Irish lige bed]

Lee

(li)

n.
1. Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
2. Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
3. Francis Lightfoot, 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman.
4. Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
5. Henry ( “Light-Horse Harry” ), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
6. Manfred Bennington ("Ellery Queen"), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
7. Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
8. Robert E(dward), 1807–70, Confederate general in the Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
9. Tsung-Dao (ˈdzʊŋˈdaʊ) born 1926, Chinese physicist: Nobel prize 1957..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lee - United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
2.Lee - United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
3.Lee - United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
4.Lee - United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
5.lee - leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)Lee - leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
6.lee - soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)Lee - soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
7.lee - American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)Lee - American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
8.lee - the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
Adj.1.lee - towards the side away from the wind
leeward - on the side away from the wind; "on the leeward side of the island"

lee

noun shelter, cover, screen, protection, shadow, shade, shield, refuge The church nestles in the lee of a hill beneath the town.
Translations
závětří
szélárnyék
skjól, var, hlé
dreifaslaiko atsargaprarastas laikasužuovėja
aizvējšpatvērums
závetrie
rüzgâr altırüzgârdan korunmalı yer

lee

[liː]
A. Nsotavento m; (= shelter) → abrigo m, socaire m
in the lee ofal socaire or abrigo de
B. ADJde sotavento

lee

[ˈliː] ncôté m sous le vent
in the lee of → à l'abri de

lee

adjLee-; lee sideLeeseite f
n
(Naut) → Lee f
(= shelter)Schutz m, → Windschatten m

lee

[liː]
1. nlato m sottovento inv
in the lee of → a ridosso di, al riparo di
2. adjsottovento inv
to have a lee helm (ship) → essere poggiero/a

lee

(liː) noun
the sheltered side, away from the wind. We sat in the lee of the rock.
ˈleeway noun
1. the drifting of a ship etc away from its true course, or the amount of this.
2. lost time. He has a lot of leeway to make up at school after being away ill.
3. extra space, time etc allowed. Book the later flight so as to allow yourself some leeway in case you're delayed.
References in classic literature ?
I was a child and She was a child, In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my ANNABEL LEE - With a love that the wingéd seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me.
But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God --so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety
Sing Lee, the noonday meal having been disposed of, set forth with rod, string and bait to snare gulls upon the beach.
Lee - five times Mayor of Abingdon - was, no doubt, a benefactor to his generation, but I hope there are not many of his kind about in this overcrowded nineteenth century.
These verses from "Annabel Lee," written by Poe in 1849, the last year of his life, tell of his sorrow at the loss of his child-wife:
I was on the lee side of the forecastle, and the main- sail, which was still drawing, concealed from me a certain portion of the after-deck.
In the bungalow at Mill Valley he lived alone, save for Lee Sing, the Chinese cook and factotum, who knew much about the strangeness of his master, who was paid well for saying nothing, and who never did say anything.
Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee scuppers.
Norris, "which are both very important considerations; and it will be just the same to Miss Lee whether she has three girls to teach, or only two--there can be no difference.
A very excited officer yelled at them through a speaking- trumpet, and she lay and lollopped helplessly on the water while Disko ran the "We're Here" under her lee and gave the skipper a piece of his mind.
I put the Reindeer about on the other tack, ran up under the lee of a junk, shivered the mainsail into the wind and lost headway, and forged past the stern of the junk so slowly and so near that one of the patrolmen stepped lightly aboard.
I had been swept against the galley and around the steerage companion-way from the weather side into the lee scuppers.