- (obsolete) That which is vapid, insipid, or lifeless; especially, the lifeless part of liquor or wine.
- In vain it is to wash a goblet, if you mean to put it nothing but the dead lees and vap of wine. "” Jeremy Taylor.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.