Pronunciation: lēz
v. i.1.To lie; to speak falsely.
n.1.That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; - used now only in the plural.
A thousand demons lurk within the lee.
- Young.
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 ship.
We lurked under lee.
- Morte d'Arthure.
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
See under By, and Bring.
Under the lee of
on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship.
a.1.(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.
Lee shore
(Naut.) 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 leeward.
Noun1.Lee - United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America (born in 1957)
2.Lee - United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
3.Lee - United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
4.Lee - United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
Synonyms: Tsung Dao Lee
5.LeeLee - leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794)
6.Lee - soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
7.LeeLee - American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
8.lee - the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
Synonyms: lee side, leeward
Adj.1.lee - towards the side away from the wind
Synonyms: downwind
cover, defense, eye, flanking, glancing, guard, lateral, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leeward, next-beside, preservation, protection, protective custody, refuge, safekeeping, safety, shade, shadow, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, watchful eye, weather, windward
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