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Meaning of LEE

Pronunciation:  lee, lee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
  2. [n]  American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
  3. [n]  American Revolutionary soldier (1756-1818)
  4. [n]  American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794)
  5. [n]  United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
  6. [n]  United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
  7. [n]  United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
  8. [n]  United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black American culture (born in 1957)

LEE is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Bruce Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee, Henry Lee, lee side, Lee Yuen Kam, leeward, Lighthorse Harry Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Robert E Lee, Robert Edward Lee, Rose Louise Hovick, Shelton Jackson Lee, Spike Lee, Tsung Dao Lee
 See Also: actor, American Revolutionary leader, ecdysiast, exotic dancer, face, film maker, film producer, filmmaker, full general, general, histrion, movie maker, nuclear physicist, peeler, player, role player, side, soldier, stripper, striptease, striptease artist, stripteaser, thespian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lee\ (l[=e]), v. i.,
    To lie; to speak falsely. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Lee\, n.; pl. {Lees} (l[=e]z). [F. lie, perh. fr. L. levare
    to lift up, raise. Cf. {Lever}.]
    That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor
    (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.
    [Lees occurs also as a form of the singular.] ``The lees of
    wine.'' --Holland.
          A thousand demons lurk within the lee.   --Young.
          The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left
          this vault to brag of.                   --Shak.
  3. \Lee\, n. [OE. lee shelter, Icel. hl[=e], akin to AS.
    hle['o], hle['o]w, shelter, protection, OS. hl[`e]o, D. lij
    lee, Sw. l["a], Dan. l[ae].]
    1. A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind
       by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter;
       protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a
             We lurked under lee.                  --Morte
             Desiring me to take shelter in his lee. --Tyndall.
    2. (Naut.) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on
       shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See {Lee}, a.
    {By the lee}, {To bring by the lee}. See under {By}, and
    {Under the lee of}, on that side which is sheltered from the
       wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship.
  4. \Lee\, a. (Naut.)
    Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against
    which the wind blows; -- opposed to {weather}; as, the lee
    side or lee rail of a vessel.
    {Lee gauge}. See {Gauge}, n. (Naut.)
    {Lee shore}, the shore on the lee side of a vessel.
    {Lee tide}, a tide running in the same direction that the
       wind blows.
    {On the lee beam}, directly to the leeward; in a line at
       right angles to the length of the vessel and to the
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: cover, defense, eye, flanking, glancing, guard, lateral, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leeward, next-beside, preservation, protection, protective custody, refuge, safekeeping, safety, shade, shadow, shelter, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, watchful eye, weather, windward