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Definitions and meaning of lee

lee

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophones: lea, Lea, Lee, leigh, Leigh, li, Li, Lie

Etymology 1

From Middle English lee, from Old English hlēo, hlēow (shelter, protection), from Proto-Germanic *hlaiwaz (compare German Lee (lee), Swedish , Danish , Norwegian le, Old Norse hlé, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (compare Welsh clyd (warm, cozy), Latin calēre (to warm up), Lithuanian šiltas (warm, pleasant), Sanskrit शरद् (śarad, autumn)).

Noun

lee (plural lees)

  1. (nautical) A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
  2. (nautical) The side of the ship away from the wind.
  3. A sheltered place, especially a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind (see also leeside); shelter; protection.
    the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship
    • We lurked under lee.
    • 1873, John Tyndall, "Niagara", in Fragments of Science (1907), page 182
      Desiring me to take shelter in his lee.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:[1]
      He turned into Cumberland street and, going on some paces, halted in the lee of the station wall. No-one.
Antonyms
  • (geology) stoss
  • (nautical) weather, windward
Derived terms
  • alee
  • leeward
  • leeway
Translations

Adjective

lee (not comparable)

  1. (nautical, geology) Facing away from the flow of a fluid, usually air.

Etymology 2

Noun

lee (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Lees; dregs.

Further reading

  • Lee in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
  • lee at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • lee in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ELE, eel

Afar

Etymology

Cognates include Saho lay.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleː/
  • Hyphenation: lee

Noun

lée f (plural lelwá f)

  1. water

Declension

References

  • Loren F. Bliese (1981) A Generative Grammar of Afar[2], Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics and University of Texas at Arlington (doctoral thesis)., page 5
  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “lee”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Tomoyuki Yabe, The Morphosyntax of Complex Verbal Expressions in the Horn of Africa (2007), which cites Hayward (1976) as the source of a usage example lee fax-te "the water boiled"
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 99

Belizean Creole

Adjective

lee

  1. little

References

  • Crosbie, Paul, ed. (2007), Kriol-Inglish Dikshineri: English-Kriol Dictionary. Belize City: Belize Kriol Project, p. 212.

Finnish

Etymology

< Swedish (lee)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleː/, [ˈle̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: lee

Noun

lee

  1. (nautical) lee (side of the ship away from the wind)
  2. (nautical) lee (place protected from the wind by some object)

Declension

Synonyms

  • (side of ship): suojanpuoli

Derived terms

  • leenpuoleinen

Anagrams

  • ele

Luxembourgish

Verb

lee

  1. second-person singular imperative of leeën

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English lēogan

Verb

lee

  1. To lie; to speak falsely.
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Northern Sotho

Noun

lee

  1. egg

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From ledd.

Verb

lee (present tense leer, past tense lea or leet, past participle lea or leet)

  1. to move; to make a body part, or a thing (such as a bolder), move

References

  • “lee” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “lee” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

lee (present tense lear, past tense lea, past participle lea, passive infinitive least, present participle leande, imperative le)

  1. Alternative form of lea

Scots

Etymology

From Old English lēogan

Verb

lee (third-person singular simple present lees, present participle leein, simple past leet, past participle leet)

  1. To lie (tell lies).

Spanish

Verb

lee

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of leer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of leer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of leer.

Tswana

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.ɪ/

Noun

lee 5 (plural mae)

  1. egg

Yola

Etymology 1

From Middle English lien, from Old English liċġan, from Proto-West Germanic *liggjan.

Verb

lee (second-person singular simple present leeesth)

  1. to lie, lay

Etymology 2

Verb

lee

  1. Alternative form of laave (leave)

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Scots) to lie, make a false statement.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)