leeway

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lee·way

 (lē′wā′)
n.
1. The drift of a ship or aircraft to leeward of the course being steered.
2. A margin of freedom or variation, as of activity, time, or expenditure; latitude. See Synonyms at room.

leeway

(ˈliːˌweɪ)
n
1. room for free movement within limits, as in action or expenditure
2. (Aeronautics) sideways drift of a boat or aircraft

lee•way

(ˈliˌweɪ)

n.
1. extra time, space, materials, etc., within which to act; margin: to have ten minutes' leeway to act.
2. a degree of freedom of action or thought: The instructions give us plenty of leeway.
3. the drift of a ship leeward from its heading.
4. the amount an aircraft is blown off its normal course by crosswinds.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leeway - (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
drift - the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
2.leeway - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"

leeway

noun room, play, space, margin, scope, latitude, elbowroom Schoolteachers rarely have leeway to teach the way they want.

leeway

noun
Suitable opportunity to accept or allow something:
Translations
إنْحِرافوَقْت أو مكان إضافيوَقْت ضائِع
rezervasnoszpoždění
afdriftefterslæbekstra tidspillerum
eltérés széliránybapótolnivaló
drif, rekòaî sem hefur veriî vanræktsvigrúm
časová rezervaodchýlka od stanovenej dráhyzaostávanie
sapmasürüklenmeyedek zamanzaman kaybı

leeway

[ˈliːweɪ] N (Naut) → deriva f (fig) (= scope) → libertad f de acción
that doesn't give me much leeway (= scope) → eso no me deja mucha libertad de acción; (= time to spare) → eso no me deja mucho margen de tiempo

leeway

[ˈliːweɪ] n
(= freedom to act) to have some leeway → avoir une certaine liberté d'action
to make up leeway → rattraper son retard

leeway

n
(Naut) → Abtrift f, → Leeweg m
(fig: = flexibility) → Spielraum m; (in a decision) → Freiheit f; (= time lost)Zeitverlust m; he has given them too much leewayer hat ihnen zu viel Freiheit or Spielraum gelassen; to make up the leewayden Zeitverlust aufholen; there’s a lot of leeway to make upes gibt viel nachzuarbeiten, ein großer Rückstand muss aufgeholt werden

leeway

[ˈliːˌweɪ] n (Naut) → deriva (fig) → margine m
they gave him a great deal of leeway → gli hanno lasciato ampia libertà di azione

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.