'lee', 'Lee': [liː]

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lee1 /li/USA pronunciation   n. [countable;  usually singular;
often: the + ~]
  1. protective shelter:the lee of a rock in a storm.
  2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:the huts that were erected under the lee of the mountain.
  3. Nautical, Naval Terms[Chiefly Nautical.]the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.

  1. of, on, or moving toward the lee.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
lee1  (lē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. protective shelter:The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm.
  2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain.
  3. Nautical, Naval Terms[Chiefly Naut.]the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
  4. Nautical, Naval Termsby the lee, accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail:Careless steering brought the wind by the lee.
  5. Nautical, Naval Termsunder the lee, to leeward.

  1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English hlēo(w) shelter, cognate with Old Frisian hli, hly, Old Saxon hleo, Old Norse hlé

lee2  (lē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. WineUsually,  lees. the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine;
  • Gaulish *lig(j)a; compare Old Irish lige bed, akin to Old English gelege bed. See lie2
  • Medieval Latin lia, probably
  • Middle French
  • Middle English lie 1350–1400

Lee  (lē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalAnn, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
  2. BiographicalCharles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
  3. Doris Em•rick  (emrik),USA pronunciation born 1905, U.S. painter. Fitz•hugh  (fitshyo̅o̅′ or, often, -yo̅o̅′; fits hyo̅o̅ or, often, -yo̅o̅),USA pronunciation 1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee;
    nephew of Robert E. Lee).
    Francis Light•foot  (lītfŏŏt′),USA pronunciation 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).
  4. BiographicalGypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
  5. BiographicalHarper, born 1926, U.S. novelist.
  6. BiographicalHenry ("Light-Horse Harry''), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
  7. Kuan Yew  (kwän yo̅o̅),USA pronunciation born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister 1959–90. Man•fred Bennington  (manfrid),USA pronunciation ("Ellery Queen''), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
  8. BiographicalRichard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
  9. BiographicalRobert E(dward), 1807–70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
  10. BiographicalSir Sidney, 1859–1926, English biographer and critic.
  11. Tsung-Dao  (dzŏŏngdou),USA pronunciation born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1957.
  12. Place Namesa town in W Massachusetts: resort. 6247.
  13. a male or female given name.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
I•a•coc•ca  (ī′ə kōkə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Lee (Lido Anthony), born 1924, U.S. automobile executive.

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Lee /liː/ n
  1. a river in SW Republic of Ireland, flowing east into Cork Harbour. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
Lee /liː/ n
  1. Ang (æŋ). born 1954, Taiwanese film director; his films include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  2. Bruce, original name Lee Yuen Kam. 1940–73, US film actor and kung fu expert who starred in such films as Enter the Dragon (1973)
  3. Gypsy Rose, original name Rose Louise Hovick. 1914–70, US striptease and burlesque artiste, who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies (1936) and in films
  4. Laurie (ˈlɒrɪ). 1914–97, British poet and writer, best known for the autobiographical Cider with Rosie (1959)
  5. Richard Henry. 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman, who moved the resolution in favour of American independence (1776)
  6. Robert E(dward). 1807–70, American general; commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies in the Civil War
  7. Spike, real name Shelton Jackson Lee. born 1957, US film director: his films include She's Gotta Have It (1985), Malcolm X (1992), and 25th Hour (2002)
  8. T(sung)-D(ao) (tsuːŋ daʊ). born 1926, US physicist, born in China. With Yang he disproved the principle that that parity is always conserved and shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1957

lee /liː/ n
  1. a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
  1. (prenominal) on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore
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Etymology: Old English hlēow shelter; related to Old Norse hle

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