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.
References in classic literature ?
Do as you pleased, she always made more leeway than anything else, and turning round and round was the manoeuvre she was best at.
“Ay, summat like it; it was a good half-hour by my own glass, and then there was the time lost in turning it, and some little allowance for leeway in not being over-smart about it.”
“Why, do you see, Squire, the parson was very solemn, and I just closed my eyes in order to think the better with myself, just the same as you’d put in the dead-lights to make all snug, and when I opened them agin I found the congregation were getting under way for home, so I calculated the ten minutes would cover the leeway after the glass was out.
''The leeway for cutting the rates of interests on these time deposits is small,'' an executive at a major ''city'' commercial bank said.
"As a Native humorist, I am willing to allow them a certain leeway in their satire, because that is the focus of the show -- to take segments of Canadian society and blow them completely out of proportion," continued Taylor.
However, like my father who assured me that I had ridden on my own, Harry Frankfurt has attacked that leeway requirement.
Trust, or voting leeway, occurs when the constituent gives a favorable evaluation to the representative (i.e.
On occasion, the Committee votes to hold steady, pending further information or developments, and wishes to give the Chairman extra leeway to act on his own before the next scheduled meeting.
"Both products pass UL requirements, though not with the leeway that lead did," he notes.
In this arena, very little leeway is afforded the artist who refuses to perform.
"Companies that have done well get more leeway," Mitchell explains, "while the analysts are skeptical of companies that didn't manage the projects effectively."
Chrysler was given more leeway to make work assignments for employees involved in assembling duties and in correcting abuses of the unlimited sick leave program at the plant.