lee

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1lee

noun \ˈlē\

: the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

Full Definition of LEE

1
:  protecting shelter
2
:  the side (as of a ship) or area that is sheltered from the wind

Examples of LEE

  1. the lee of the ship

Origin of LEE

Middle English, from Old English hlēo; perhaps akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm, Latin calēre to be warm
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with LEE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee

2lee

adjective

Definition of LEE

1
:  of, relating to, or being the side sheltered from the wind — compare weather
2
:  facing in the direction of motion of an overriding glacier —used especially of a hillside

First Known Use of LEE

15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, port, starboard, stay

Lee

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Ann 1736–1784 Am. (Eng.-born) Shaker

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Charles 1731–1782 Am. (Eng.-born) gen.

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David Morris 1931– Am. physicist

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Fitzhugh 1835–1905 nephew of R.E. Am. gen.

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Francis Lightfoot 1734–1797 Am. statesman in Revolution

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(Nelle) Harper 1926– Am. nov.

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Henry 1756–1818 Light-Horse Harry; father of R.E. Am. gen.

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Myung-bak 1941– pres. of South Korea (2008–13)

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Richard Henry 1732–1794 bro. of F.L. Am. statesman in Revolution

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Robert E(dward) 1807–1870 Am. Confed. gen.

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Sir Sidney 1859–1926 Eng. editor & scholar

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Yuan Tseh 1936– Am. (Taiwanese-born) chem.

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