Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of LEEWAY

Pronunciation:  'lee`wey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits
  2. [n]  (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

LEEWAY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: allowance, margin, tolerance
 See Also: disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, drift, variance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lee"way`\ (l[=e]"w[=a]`), n. (Naut.)
The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course;

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aesthetic distance, air space, ample scope, blank check, caesura, carte blanche, clearance, compass, deep space, depths of space, discontinuity, distance, distance between, divergence, double space, drift, driftway, elbowroom, em space, en space, extent, farness, field, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freeboard, freedom, full scope, full swing, hair space, half space, headroom, headway, hiatus, infinity, interim, intermediate space, interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, jump, lacuna, latitude, leap, length, light-years, long rope, maneuvering space, margin, mileage, no holds barred, open space, parsecs, perspective, piece, play, progress, range, reach, remoteness, room, room to spare, rope, scope, sea room, separation, single space, slack, space, space between, span, spare room, steerageway, sternway, stretch, stride, swing, time interval, tolerance, way, ways, wide berth