Lee Definition

Shelter; protection.
Webster's New World
The side or direction away from the wind.
Webster's New World
A sheltered place, esp. one on that side of anything away from the wind.
Webster's New World
A masculine and feminine name.
Webster's New World
  • robert edward lee
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Henry Lee
  • Lighthorse Harry Lee
  • richard henry lee
  • tsung-dao lee
  • Lee Yuen Kam
  • bruce lee
  • spike lee
  • Shelton Jackson Lee
  • Rose Louise Hovick
  • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • leeward
  • lee-side
  • shield

A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy.


An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).


A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of 李 (pinyin: ) and other less common names such as 黎 () and 理 ()


A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)

A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
Designating, of, or on the side sheltered or away from the wind.
Webster's New World
Facing or located in the direction toward which a glacier moves.
Webster's New World

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 , Danish , 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")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English le from Old English hlēo shelter, protection kelə-1 in Indo-European roots

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

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