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Lee definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]
LEE, n.
Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphers towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds.
Under the lee, denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind.
Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind.
Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.
LEE, v.i. To lie. [Not used. See Lie.]
LEE'-BOARD, n. A frame of plant affixed to the side of a flat-bottomed vessel, to prevent it from falling to leeward when close-hauled.
LEE'-GAGE, n. A greater distance from the point whence the wind blows, than another vessel has.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: towards the side away from the wind [syn: downwind, lee] n
1: United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (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: leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794) [syn: Lee, Richard Henry Lee]
6: soldier of the American Revolution (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, lee side, leeward] [ant: windward]

Merriam Webster's

I. biographical name Ann 1736-1784 American (English-born) Shaker II. biographical name Charles 1731-1782 American (English-born) general III. biographical name David Morris 1931- American physicist IV. biographical name Fitzhugh 1835-1905 nephew of R.E. American general V. biographical name Francis Lightfoot 1734-1797 American statesman in Revolution VI. biographical name Henry 1756-1818 Light-Horse Harry; father of R.E. American general VII. biographical name Richard Henry 1732-1794 American statesman in Revolution VIII. biographical name Robert E(dward) 1807-1870 American Confederate general IX. biographical name Sir Sidney 1859-1926 English editor & scholar X. biographical name Yuan Tseh 1936- American (Taiwanese-born) chemist

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hl?o; perhaps akin to Old High German l?o lukewarm, Latin cal?re to be warm Date: before 12th century 1. protecting shelter 2. the side (as of a ship) or area that is sheltered from the wind II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or being the side sheltered from the wind compare weather 2. facing in the direction of motion of an overriding glacier used especially of a hillside

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 shelter given by a neighbouring object (under the lee of). 2 (in full lee side) the sheltered side, the side away from the wind (opp. weather side). Phrases and idioms: lee-board a plank frame fixed to the side of a flat-bottomed vessel and let down into the water to diminish leeway. lee shore the shore to leeward of a ship. Etymology: OE hleo f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 leeward.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 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, To bring 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lees) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. The lee of a place is the shelter that it gives from the wind or bad weather. (LITERARY) ...the cathedral, which nestles in the lee of a hill beneath the town... N-SING: with poss 2. In sailing, the lee side of a ship is the one that is away from the wind. (TECHNICAL) ADJ: ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. To leeward (opposed to weather). II. n. Leeward, lee-side, side sheltered from the wind.

Airports

Landing Facility TypeAIRPORT
Airport CodeLEE
EFF_DATE02/16/2006
FAA RegionASO
FAA DistrictORL
StateFL
StateFLORIDA
CountyLAKE
County StateFL
City NameLEESBURG
Full NameLEESBURG REGIONAL
Owner TypePU
Facility UsePU
Facility City, State, Zip"LEESBURG, FL 32749-0630"
Elevation77
Aeronautical chart on which the airport facility appearsJACKSONVILLE
Distance from the central business district of the associated city to the airport in nautical miles03
Direction of airport from the central business district of the associated cityNE
NASP/Federal Agreement CodeNGPY3
Customs international airportN
Customs Landing Rights AirportN
Joint UseN
Military Landing RightsY
Control TowerN
Based Single Engine General Aviation Aircraft124
Based Multi-engine general aviation aircraft043
Based Jet engine general aviation aircraft005
Based Helicopters005
Based Ultralight aircraft009
General Aviation, Local Operations062337
General Aviation - Itinerant Operations051462
Military Aircraft Operations000262
Latitude28.8227444444
Longitude-81.8090083333
State FIPS code12
State Postal CodeFL
Total domestic enplanements (inbound plus outbound)10
Version09

Moby Thesaurus

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, shelter, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, watchful eye, weather, windward



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