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Meaning of LEA

Pronunciation:  lee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
  2. [n]  a unit of length of thread or yarn

LEA is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: grazing land, ley, pasture, pastureland
 See Also: common land, commons, country, cow pasture, grassland, linear unit, pace, rural area, yard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lea\, n. [Cf. {Lay}, n. (that which is laid), 4.] (Textile
    (a) A measure of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120
        yards; a lay.
    (b) A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.
  2. \Lea\, n. [OE. ley, lay, As. le['a]h, le['a]; akin to Prov.
    G. lon bog, morass, grove, and perh. to L. lucus grove, E.
    light, n.]
    A meadow or sward land; a grassy field. ``Plow-torn leas.''
          The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: campo, grass, grass veld, grassland, grazing, haugh, haughland, llano, mead, meadow, meadow land, pampa, pampas, park, pasturage, pasture, pasture land, prairie, range, savanna, steppe, steppeland, swale, vega, veld