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Definitions of lee

  1. United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. towards the side away from the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. American Revolutionary soldier (1756-1818) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black American culture (born in 1957) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America (born in 1957) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To lie; to speak falsely. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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 ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; - used now only in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The side towards which the wind blows; calm or sheltered side. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The part toward which the wind blows. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. As in LEE-SIDE, the sheltered side of a ship: LEE-SHORE, the shore opposite to the lee-side of a ship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Sheltered side; side which the wind reaches last. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Pertaining to the side sheltered from the wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The direction opposite that from which the wind comes; the side sheltered, or that gives shelter, from wind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The quarter toward which the wind blows; part defended from the wind. Under the lee of defended from the wind. Lee-board, a frame of plank affixed to the side of a flat-bottomed vessel, to prevent it from falling to leeward when close-hauled. Lee-gage, a greater distance from the point whence the wind blows, than another vessel has. Lee-lurch, a sudden and violent roll of a ship to leeward in a high sea. Lee-shore. the shore under the lee of a ship, or that toward which the wind blows. Lee-side, the side of a vessel furthest from the point whence the wind blows. Lee-tide, a tide running in the same direction that the wind blows. A tide under the lee, a stream in an opposite direction to the wind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A calm or sheltered place; a place defended from the wind; under the lee, on the side which is sheltered from the wind; protected from the wind; lee shore, the shore not exposed to the wind-said by persons on the land; the shore or land to the leeward of a ship, that is, the land next the lee side-said by sailors on board a ship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor esp. wine; sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  27. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; used now only in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  29. 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. dictgcide_fs
  30. l[=e], n. the quarter toward which the wind blows.--adj. as in LEE'-SIDE, the sheltered side of a ship.--ns. LEE'-BOARD, a board lowered on the lee-side of a vessel, and acting like a keel or centre-board to prevent her from drifting to leeward; LEE'-GAGE, the sheltered or safe side:--opp. to Weather-gage; LEE'-SHORE, the shore opposite to the lee-side of a ship; LEE'-TIDE, a tide running in the same direction as the wind is blowing.--adj. LEE'WARD, pertaining to, or in, the direction toward which the wind blows.--adv. toward the lee.--n. LEE'WAY, the distance a ship is driven to leeward of her true course: a falling behind.--MAKE UP LEEWAY, to make up for time lost; UNDER THE LEE, on the side sheltered from the wind, under shelter from the wind. [A.S. hleów, shelter; Ice. hlé, Low Ger. lee; prov. Eng. lew.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. l[=e], n. (Spens.) a river: also the same as LEA. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Feculence, Lixivium, Ley, Lye, Urine. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  33. Shelter given by neighbouring object (under the l. of); (also l. side) sheltered side, side a way from wind, (opp. windward, weather side; often attrib., lee or lee-, =belonging to ship\'s 1. side, or to leeward of other object, whence lee most a.); l.-board, plank frame fixed to side of flat-bottomed vessel& let down into water to diminish l.-way; l.-shore, shore to leeward, i.e. on to which wind blows; lee way, lateral drift of ship to lee ward of course (make up l.-w. fig., struggle out of bad position, often much l.-w. to make up). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. [A word common to many Aryan languages, denoting a sheltered place.] (Naut.) The side away from the wind. L. boards, strong frames of plank, fastened one to each side of flat-bottomed sailing-vessels, lowered, when on a wind, and giving a gripe of the water. L. gauge, To have the, to be to leeward of another vessel. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. n. [Icelandic] A place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphere toward which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds. Cabinet Dictionary

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