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Is ley a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ley is a Scrabble US word. The word ley is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

L1E1Y4

Is ley a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ley is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

L1E1Y4

Is ley a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word ley is a Words With Friends word. The word ley is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 5 words from 'ley' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'ley'

LEY 6LYE 6

2 letters words from 'ley'

EL 2YE 5

All 3 letters words made out of ley

ley ely lye yle eyl yel

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Definitions and meaning of ley

ley

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leɪ/, /liː/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ, -iː

Etymology 1

See lea.

Noun

ley (plural leys)

  1. Alternative spelling of lea
  2. A ley line.
    • 2010, Philip Carr-Gomm, Richard Heygate, The Book of English Magic
      For a ley hunter, local people – particularly the elderly – can be mines of information. Devereux and Thomson recount how they asked a septuagenarian in a remote village the location of an elusive stone, without mentioning the subject of leys: []
Derived terms
  • Blackbird Leys

Adjective

ley (not comparable)

  1. (agriculture) Fallow; unseeded.
  2. (agriculture) Rotated to pasture instead of cropping.

Etymology 2

Noun

ley

  1. Archaic form of lye.

Etymology 3

Noun

ley

  1. (obsolete) Law.

Anagrams

  • Ely, Lye, lye, yel

Chavacano

Etymology

From Spanish ley.

Noun

ley

  1. law

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English lēah, lēaġe (a clearing in the woods).

Noun

ley (plural leys)

  1. an open field or meadow

Descendants

  • English: ley, lea

Old Occitan

Etymology

From Latin lēgem, accusative of lēx. Compare Old French lei, loi.

Noun

ley f (oblique plural leys, nominative singular ley, nominative plural leys)

  1. law

Descendants

  • Occitan: lei

Portuguese

Noun

ley f (plural leys)

  1. Obsolete spelling of lei

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin lēgem, singular accusative of lēx (whence English legal and legitimate), from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlei/, [ˈlei̯]

Noun

ley f (plural leyes)

  1. law (a well-established characteristic of nature)
  2. law (body of rules issued by a legislative body)
  3. law (particular piece of legislation)
  4. religion, credence, worship of a god

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • leal
  • legal
  • legislar
  • legítimo
  • lindo

Further reading

  • “ley” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a meadow.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)