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lee

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Pronunciation: /liː
 
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Definition of lee in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1 (also lee side) The sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind: ducks were taking shelter on the lee of the island Contrasted with weather.
More example sentences
  • I chose instead to fish the lee shore, hoping for a picture fish.
  • I could see white caps in the channel, it was time to seek shelter on the lee shore.
  • You can normally tell the lee side from the windward side by looking for cornices.
1.1Shelter from wind or weather given by an object: he went round the front of the cab to be out of the wind and lit a cigarette in its lee
More example sentences
  • A single vessel can moor in the lee of either island but it is not a comfortable place to stay.
  • Choppy it was but as we got farther out into the lee of the outer islands the sea calmed considerably.
  • The pair had set up a tent in the lee of a dune.
Synonyms

Origin

Old English hlēo, hlēow 'shelter', of Germanic origin; probably related to luke- in lukewarm.

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