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Meaning of LEES

Pronunciation:  leez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
 

LEES is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: deposit, sediment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lees\ (l[=e]z), n. pl.
    Dregs. See 2d {Lee}.
    
    
  2. \Lees\ (l[=e]s), n.
    A leash. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Heb. shemarim), from a word meaning to keep or preserve. It was applied to "lees" from the custom of allowing wine to stand on the lees that it might thereby be better preserved (Isa. 25:6). "Men settled on their lees" (Zeph. 1:12) are men "hardened or crusted." The image is derived from the crust formed at the bottom of wines long left undisturbed (Jer. 48:11). The effect of wealthy undisturbed ease on the ungodly is hardening. They become stupidly secure (comp. Ps. 55:19; Amos 6:1). To drink the lees (Ps. 75:8) denotes severe suffering.

 
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