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lee

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3 in 3 verses (in NT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

leev. i. 
     To lie; to speak falsely.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
leen. [F. lie, perh. fr. L. levare to lift up, raise. Cf. Lever.].
     That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.  Holland.  [1913 Webster]
    "A thousand demons lurk within the lee."  [1913 Webster]
    "The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
    Is left this vault to brag of.
    "  [1913 Webster]
leen. [OE. lee shelter, Icel. hl, akin to AS. hleó, hleów, shelter, protection, OS. hlèo, D. lij lee, Sw. , Dan. .].
  •  A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.  [1913 Webster]
    "We lurked under lee."  [1913 Webster]
    "Desiring me to take shelter in his lee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.  [1913 Webster]
By the lee, To bring by the lee. See under By, and Bring. -- Under the lee of, on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship.
leea. 
     Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel.  [1913 Webster]
Lee gauge. See Gauge, n. (Naut.) -- Lee shore, the shore on the lee side of a vessel. -- Lee tide, a tide running in the same direction that the wind blows. -- On the lee beam, directly to the leeward; in a line at right angles to the length of the vessel and to the leeward.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lee, n.
1 shelter given by a neighbouring object (under the lee of).
2 (in full lee side) the sheltered side, the side away from the wind (opp. weather side).

Idiom
lee-board a plank frame fixed to the side of a flat-bottomed vessel and let down into the water to diminish leeway. lee shore the shore to leeward of a ship.
Etymology
OE hleo f. Gmc

THESAURUS

lee

cover, defense, eye, flanking, glancing, guard, lateral, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leeward, next-beside, preservation, protection, protective custody, refuge, safekeeping, safety, shade, shadow, shelter, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, watchful eye, weather, windward

ROGET THESAURUS

lee

Laterality

N laterality, side, flank, quarter, lee, hand, cheek, jowl, jole, wing, profile, temple, parietes, loin, haunch, hip, beam, gable, gable end, broadside, lee side, points of the compass, East, Orient, Levant, West, orientation, lateral, sidelong, collateral, parietal, flanking, skirting, flanked, sideling, many sided, multilateral, bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral, Eastern, orient, oriental, Levantine, Western, occidental, Hesperian, sideways, sidelong, broadside on, on one side, abreast, alongside, beside, aside, by the side of, side by side, cheek by jowl, to windward, to leeward, laterally, right and left, on her beam ends, his cheek the may of days outworn.


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