Lea meaning

lā, lē
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A grassland; a meadow.
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(old poet.) A meadow or grassy field.
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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.

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League (measurement)
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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)
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A female given name, latinized form of Leah.
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An English surname, a variant of Lee.
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Origin of lea

  • Middle English leie from Old English lēah leuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition