Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Lee"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lee \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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lee \Lee\ (l[=e]), v. i.,
To lie; to speak falsely. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lee \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lee \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : towards the side away from the wind [syn: {downwind}, {lee(a)}]
n 1: United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of
Black American culture (born in 1957) [syn: {Lee}, {Spike
Lee}, {Shelton Jackson Lee}]
2: United States striptease artist who became famous on
Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970) [syn: {Lee}, {Gypsy Rose
Lee}, {Rose Louise Hovick}]
3: United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred
in martial arts films (1941-1973) [syn: {Lee}, {Bruce Lee},
{Lee Yuen Kam}]
4: United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated
with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of
conservation of parity (born in 1926) [syn: {Lee}, {Tsung
Dao Lee}]
5: American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution
calling for independence of the American colonies
(1732-1794) [syn: {Lee}, {Richard Henry Lee}]
6: American Revolutionary soldier (1756-1818) [syn: {Lee}, {Henry
Lee}, {Lighthorse Harry Lee}]
7: American general who led the Confederate armies in the
American Civil War (1807-1870) [syn: {Lee}, {Robert E Lee},
{Robert Edward Lee}]
8: the side of something that is sheltered from the wind [syn:
{lee side}, {leeward}]

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