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lee



Pronunciation: (lē), [key]
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. Chiefly Naut.the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
4. by the lee, Naut.accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail: Careless steering brought the wind by the lee.
5. under the lee, Naut.to leeward.

adj.
pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.

lee



Pronunciation: (lē), [key]
n.
Usually, lees. the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine; sediment; dregs.

Lee



Pronunciation: (lē), [key]
n.
1. Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
2. Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
3. Doris Em•rick Pronunciation: (em'rik), [key] born 1905, U.S. painter.
4. Fitz•hugh Pronunciation: (fits'hyOO" or, often, -yOO"; fits-hyOO' or, often, -yOO'), [key] 1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee; nephew of Robert E. Lee).
5. Francis Light•foot Pronunciation: (līt'foot"), [key] 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).
6. Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
7. Harper, born 1926, U.S. novelist.
8. Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
9. Kuan Yew Pronunciation: (kwän yOO), [key] born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister since 1959.
10. Man•fred Bennington Pronunciation: (man'frid), [key] (“Ellery Queen”), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
11. Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
12. Robert E(dward), 1807–70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
13. Sir Sidney, 1859–1926, English biographer and critic.
14. Tsung-Dao Pronunciation: (dzoong'dou'), [key] born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1957.
15. a town in W Massachusetts: resort. 6247.
16. a male or female given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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