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Definitions of lieu

  1. Place; room; stead; - used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is, instead of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Place; stead; used in the phrase in lieu of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Place, stead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Place; stead: in the phrase, in lieu of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Place; room; stead; used only in the phrase, in lieu of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lieu

  1. In some cases this gave place after a time to the plan of making the workmen regular partners, and giving them a certain percentage of the profits in lieu of wages. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  2. Having no cigars to bestow, I gave them in lieu thereof a small piece of silver. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
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