Lee meaning

The definition of a lee is a sheltered or protected area, or the direction away from the wind.

An example of a lee is a basement in a tornado.

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The side away from the direction from which the wind blows.
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An area sheltered from the wind.

In the lee of the boulder.

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Cover; shelter.
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Of or relating to the side sheltered from the wind.

The lee gunwale.

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Located in or facing the path of an oncoming glacier. Used of a geologic formation.
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Shelter; protection.
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A sheltered place, esp. one on that side of anything away from the wind.
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The side or direction away from the wind.
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Designating, of, or on the side sheltered or away from the wind.
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Facing or located in the direction toward which a glacier moves.
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A masculine and feminine name.
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1736-84; Eng. mystic: founder of the Shakers in America (1776)
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1731-82; Am. general in the Revolutionary War, born in England.
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1756-1818; Am. general in the Revolutionary War & statesman.
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1732-94; Am. Revolutionary statesman: signer of the Declaration of Independence: cousin of Henry.
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1807-70; commander in chief of the Confederate army in the Civil War: son of Henry.
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(sailing) A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
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(sailing) The side of the ship froward the wind.
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A sheltered place, especially a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection.

The lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.

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An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
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A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of 李 (pinyin: Lǐ) and other less common names such as 黎 (Lí) and 理 (Lǐ)
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A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)
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A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy.
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A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
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Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.
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Origin of lee

From Middle English lee, from Old English hlÄ“o, hlÄ“ow (“shelter, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *hliwÄ… (compare German Lee (“lee"), lau (“lukewarm"), Swedish lä, Danish læ, Old Norse hlé, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (compare Welsh clyd (“warm, cozy"), Latin calÄ“re (“to warm up"), Lithuanian Å¡iltas (“warm, pleasant"), Sanskrit शरद् (Å›arad, “autumn")).