A horse grazes in a lea.
- An example of a lea is where a person might relax on a warm summer's day.
- An example of a lea is 80 yards of wool yarn, 120 yards of cotton or silk yarn or 300 yards of linen yarn.
The definition of a lea is a meadow or field, or a length measurement of yarn which depends on the type and density of the yarn.
- Old Poet. a meadow or grassy field
- ley (sense )
Origin of leaMiddle English leye ; from Old English leah, origin, originally , open ground in a wood, akin to Dutch -loo (in Waterloo), German -loh, grove ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leuk-, to light from source light and amp; Classical Latin lucus, grove, origin, originally , clearing, glade
a measure of yarn varying from 80 to 300 yards, according to the kind of yarn (usually 80 yards for wool, 120 yards for silk and cotton, 300 yards for linen)
Origin of leaMiddle English lee, probably taken as singular of leese ; from Old French lesse: see leash
A grassland; a meadow.
Origin of leaMiddle English leie, from Old English lēah; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
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