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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:

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Is ley a Scrabble UK word?

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

L1E1Y4

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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: []

Adjective

ley (not comparable)

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

Etymology 2

Noun

ley

  1. Archaic form of lye.

Etymology 3

Noun

ley

  1. (obsolete) Law.
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Anagrams

  • Ely, lye, yel

Interlingue

Noun

ley (plural leyes)

  1. (obsolete) law

Synonyms

  • lege

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

  • Catalan: llei
  • 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): /lei̯/, [le̞i̯]

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)