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lee (downwind)

Definition:

towards the side away from the wind

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more lee

Superlative:

most lee

Similar to:

leeward

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

downwind

Etymology:

Middle English, from Old English hlēow ("shelter, protection"), from...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of lee...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

lee | Lee | by the lee [sense-specific] | under the lee [sense-specific] | Ang Lee [sense-specific] | Ang æŋ Lee [sense-specific] | Bruce Lee [sense-specific] | Gypsy Rose Lee [sense-specific] | Laurie Lee [sense-specific] | ...

a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing | See "by the lee" | See "under the lee" | [prenominal, ... (26 of 637 words, 13 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lee

Random House Dictionary:

lee | Lee | Ann Lee [sense-specific] | Lee, Ann [sense-specific] | Lee, Charles [sense-specific] | Charles Lee [sense-specific] | Doris Emrick Lee [sense-specific] | Lee, Doris Emrick [sense-specific] | Lee, Fitzhugh [sense-specific] | ...

protective shelter. | the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind. | [nautical] the quarter or region toward which the wind blows. ... (25 of 328 words, 23 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lee

American Heritage Dictionary:

lee | Lee | Ann Lee | Charles Lee | Gypsy Rose Lee | Henry Lee | Kwan Yew Lee | (Nelle) Harper Lee | Richard Henry Lee | ...

[nautical] The side away from the direction from which the wind blows. | An area sheltered from the wind | Cover; shelter. | [nautical] Of or relating ... (24 of 298 words, 14 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

lee | Lee | Light-Horse Harry Lee [sense-specific]

shelter; protection | a sheltered place, especially one on that side of anything away from the wind | [nautical] the side or direction away from the ... (24 of 174 words, 12 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lee

Oxford Dictionary:

lee | lee side | weather [near antonym, sense-specific]

the sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind | shelter from wind or weather given by an object (20 of 91 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lee

Merriam-Webster:

lee [entry 1, noun]

protecting shelter | the side (as of a ship) or area that is sheltered from the wind (16 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lee

lee [entry 2, adjective]

of, relating to, or being the side sheltered from the wind | facing in the direction of motion of an overriding glacier [used especially of a ... (25 of 42 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lee show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lee [singular]

the side of a hill, wall, or other solid structure that provides shelter from the wind (16 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/lee

Cambridge Dictionary:

lee | the lees | lees

[singular] the side of hill, wall, etc. that provides shelter from the wind | "the lees": the substance which is left at the bottom of a container of ... (27 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lee

Wiktionary:

lee | lees [plural]

[sailing] A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind. | [sailing] The side of the ship away from the wind. (20 of 26 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lee

Wikipedia:

Windward and leeward | Windward | Leeward | lee side | weather

the direction upwind from the point of reference. Leeward is the direction downwind from the point of reference. The side of a ship that is towards the leeward is its lee side. If the vessel is heeling under the pressure of the wind, this will be the ... (47 of 761 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Windward and leeward

Encarta Dictionary:

lee

the side of a ship away from the source of the wind | shelter from the wind | on or toward the side of a ship, natural feature, or object that is away ... (31 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695964​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

lee | lees [plural]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hlēow ("shelter, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *hliwan (compare German Lee ("lee"), lau ("lukewarm"), Swedish , Danish , Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European ... (25 of 44 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lee

New World Dictionary:

lee

Origin: Middle English le from Old English hleo, shelter, akin to Old ... | variant of "Leigh"; also short for "Leroy" (19 of 39 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

lee

Origin: Old English hleo "shelter", from Proto-Germanic *khlewo- (compare Old Norse hle, Danish , Dutch lij "lee, ... (16 of 39 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=lee

American Heritage Dictionary:

lee

Origin: Middle English le, from Old English hlēo, shelter, protection; see kelə- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lee

Oxford Dictionary:

lee | lee side

Origin: Old English hlēo, hlēow "shelter", of Germanic origin; probably related to luke- in "lukewarm"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lee

Collins Dictionary:

lee | Lee

Origin: Old English hlēow shelter; related to Old Norse hle

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lee

Merriam-Webster:

lee [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hlēo; perhaps akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm, Latin calēre to be warm

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lee

Encarta Dictionary:

lee

Origin: Old English hlēo "shelter" from Indo-European, "warm"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695964​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

lee | lees [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lee"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lee

Collins Dictionary:

lee | Lee

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lee"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lee

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lee [singular]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lee"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/lee

Macmillan American Dictionary:

lee [singular, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lee"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/lee

Cambridge Dictionary:

lee

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lee"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lee"

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the Free Dictionary:

Lee

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Lee"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Lee"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Lee" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

lee

Audio: English pronunciation of "lee"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

lee

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lee" by speech synthesizer

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