- 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.
- 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.
A horse grazes in a lea.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Old Poet. a meadow or grassy field
- ley (sense )
Origin: Middle English leye from Old English leah, origin, originally , open ground inch(es) 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
Origin: Middle English lee, probably taken as singular of leese from Old French lesse: see leash
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Origin: Middle English leie, from Old English lēah; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.