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lee

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noun \ˈlē\

Simple Definition of lee

  • : the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lee

  1. 1 :  protecting shelter

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

Examples of lee in a sentence

  1. the lee of the ship



Origin and Etymology 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


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lee

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Definition of lee

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being the side sheltered from the wind — compare weather

  2. 2 :  facing in the direction of motion of an overriding glacier —used especially of a hillside



15th Century

First Known Use of lee

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


Lee

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biographical name \ˈlē\

Definition of Lee

  1. Ann 1736–1784 Am. (Eng.-born) Shaker




Lee

biographical name

Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

  1. David Morris 1931–     Am. physicist




Lee

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Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

  1. Francis Lightfoot 1734–1797 Am. statesman in Revolution




Lee

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Definition of Lee

  1. (Nelle) Harper 1926–     Am. nov.




Lee

biographical name

Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

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




Lee

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Definition of Lee

  1. Sir Sidney 1859–1926 Eng. editor & scholar




Lee

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Definition of Lee

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




LEE Defined for Kids

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lee

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noun \ˈlē\

Definition of lee for Students

  1. 1 :  a protecting shelter

  2. 2 :  the side (as of a ship) sheltered from the wind




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lee

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adjective

Definition of lee for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the side sheltered from the wind




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