lees


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lees

 (lēz)
pl.n.
Sediment settling during fermentation, especially in wine; dregs.

[Middle English lies, pl. of lie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lia, probably of Celtic origin; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lees

(liːz)
pl n
the sediment from an alcoholic drink
[C14: plural of obsolete lee, from Old French, probably from Celtic; compare Irish lige bed]

lees

(liz)

n.
pl. of lee 2 .

Lees

 dregs; anything thrown away—Johnson, 1755.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lees - the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
sediment, deposit - matter that has been deposited by some natural process

lees

plural noun sediment, grounds, refuse, deposit, precipitate, dregs, settlings a glass-fronted barrel showing the wine resting on its lees.

lees

noun
Matter that settles on a bottom or collects on a surface by a natural process:
deposit, dreg (often used in plural), precipitate, precipitation, sediment.
Translations

lees

[liːz] NPLheces fpl, poso m

lees

plBodensatz m
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.