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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 classic literature ?
It was a very grey day; a most opaque sky, "onding on snaw," canopied all; thence flakes felt it intervals, which settled on the hard path and on the hoary lea without melting.
Moreover, if the King's companies keep these prizes, the winning companies shall have, first, two tuns of Rhenish wine; second, two tuns of English beer; and, third, five of the fattest harts that run on Dallom Lea.
Boy, call hither Sir Richard of the Lea and my lord Bishop of Hereford
But when the Rhenish wine and English beer and harts of Dallom Lea were spoken of, Robin said:
A large launch, with two standing lugs, lay under the lea of the schooner; and into this the strange assortment of goods were swung.
Have slept with the bee - Arouse them my maiden, On moorland and lea - Go
The green lea was speckled as thickly with them as a canvas by Van Alsloot or Sallaert with burghers.
I devoted some three months to rafting, and, being then as proficient as there was any need to be at that branch of the art, I determined to go in for rowing proper, and joined one of the Lea boating clubs.
Being out in a boat on the river Lea, especially on Saturday afternoons, soon makes you smart at handling a craft, and spry at escaping being run down by roughs or swamped by barges; and it also affords plenty of opportunity for acquiring the most prompt and graceful method of lying down flat at the bottom of the boat so as to avoid being chucked out into the river by passing tow-lines.
Their eyes would be sad, and averted from their fate towards the Northern flats, their leader not Isis or Sabrina, but the slowly flowing Lea.
In green pavilions of warm trees The golden builders toil and sing; While swallows dip along the leas, And dabble in the ooze of Spring.
All cases including the terms above-knee amputation (AKA), through-knee amputation (TKA), below-knee amputation (BKA), supramalleolar amputation (SMA), forefoot/transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) and digit amputation (DA) were included as an LEA in this study.