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- protective shelter:the lee of a rock in a storm.
- the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:the huts that were erected under the lee of the mountain.
- Nautical, Naval Terms[Chiefly Nautical.]the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
- of, on, or moving toward the lee.
- protective shelter:The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm.
- the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain.
- Nautical, Naval Terms[Chiefly Naut.]the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
- Nautical, Naval Termsby the lee, accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail:Careless steering brought the wind by the lee.
- Nautical, Naval Termsunder the lee, to leeward.
- 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.
- 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
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- a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
- (prenominal) on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore