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lei 1

 (lā, lā′ē)
n. pl. leis or lei
A wreath of flowers or other objects such as shells, nuts, and feathers, worn especially around the neck.


lei 2

Plural of leu.


(in Hawaii) a garland of flowers, worn around the neck
[from Hawaiian]


(Currencies) the plural of leu


(leɪ, ˈleɪ i)

n., pl. leis.
(in Hawaii) a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., worn around the neck.
[1835–45; < Hawaiian]



pl. of leu.


A Hawaiian word for a garland of flowers worn around the neck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lei - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposeslei - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
crown - a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
bay wreath, laurel wreath, laurel - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
References in classic literature ?
Lore (two syllables) was a water nymph who used to sit on a high rock called the Ley or Lei (pronounced like our word LIE) in the Rhine, and lure boatmen to destruction in a furious rapid which marred the channel at that spot.
So he used to wander to the neighborhood of the Lei, evenings, with his Zither and "Express his Longing in low Singing," as Garnham says.
It was on the evening before his departure, as he wished still once to visit the Lei and offer to the Nymph of the Rhine his Sighs, the tones of his Zither, and his Songs.
On the Lei rose flames, the Fairy stood above, at that time, and beckoned with her right hand clearly and urgently to the infatuated Knight, while with a staff in her left hand she called the waves to her service.
Also, they knew Hawaiian songs she had learned from Mercedes, and soon, to her accompaniment, all were singing: "Aloha Oe," "Honolulu Tomboy," and "Sweet Lei Lehua.
Total quantity or scope: ,, Financial Services Refinancing of bank credit lines "-by splitting in 8 lots Estimates of contracts: Lot 1-216400 lei Lot 2-247400 lei Lot 3-139500 lei Lot 4-172800 lei Lot 5-187200 lei.
The decision ends a protracted three year dispute between the Company and its former Chairman which began in April, 1995 when Noble's board of directors first became aware that Lei had entered into various unauthorized and undisclosed agreements with Noble's joint venture partner at its Zhaoqing Brewery in China.
Lei and Noble China prior to its decision of purchasing the 33% common shares owned by Mr.
CATIC has refused to disclose to Noble the terms of any agreement it has with Lei and Noble is unaware of the circumstances surrounding the purported sale of Lei's shares.
The shares are held by Noble as security for any liability of Lei to Noble arising from the outstanding disputes between Noble and Lei.
Lei wins the arbitration, all the money will be paid to Mr.
LEI designs, sells and leases high-security vending machines both domestically and internationally.