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Definitions of lee

  1. United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films ( 1941- 1973)
  2. towards the side away from the wind
  3. United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s ( 1914- 1970)
  4. American Revolutionary soldier ( 1756- 1818)
  5. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black American culture ( born in 1957)
  6. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
  7. American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War ( 1807- 1870)
  8. American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies ( 1732- 1794)
  9. United States physicist ( born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity ( born in 1926)
  10. soldier of the American Revolution ( 1756- 1818)
  11. leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies ( 1732- 1794)
  12. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America ( born in 1957)
  13. To lie; to speak falsely.
  14. 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.
  15. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.
  16. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor ( esp. wine); sediment; dregs; - used now only in the plural.
  17. 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.
  18. The side towards which the wind blows; calm or sheltered side.
  19. The part toward which the wind blows.
  20. As in LEE- SIDE, the sheltered side of a ship: LEE- SHORE, the shore opposite to the lee- side of a ship.
  21. Sheltered side; side which the wind reaches last.
  22. Pertaining to the side sheltered from the wind.
  23. The direction opposite that from which the wind comes; the side sheltered, or that gives shelter, from wind.
  24. The quarter toward which the wind blows; part defended from the wind. Under the lee of defended from the wind. Lee- board, a frame of plank affixed to the side of a flat- bottomed vessel, to prevent it from falling to leeward when close- hauled. Lee- gage, a greater distance from the point whence the wind blows, than another vessel has. Lee- lurch, a sudden and violent roll of a ship to leeward in a high sea. Lee- shore. the shore under the lee of a ship, or that toward which the wind blows. Lee- side, the side of a vessel furthest from the point whence the wind blows. Lee- tide, a tide running in the same direction that the wind blows. A tide under the lee, a stream in an opposite direction to the wind.
  25. A calm or sheltered place; a place defended from the wind; under the lee, on the side which is sheltered from the wind; protected from the wind; lee shore, the shore not exposed to the wind- said by persons on the land; the shore or land to the leeward of a ship, that is, the land next the lee side- said by sailors on board a ship.
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Antonyms for lee

windward.

Quotes of lee

  1. I can't imagine that I would have been cast in the role, without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up. – Adam Arkin
  2. But Tommy Lee Jones is just smooth. He's just the real deal. I'm captivated by him because there's so little of that in Hollywood, and he just embodies it. – Lara Flynn Boyle
  3. I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we'd worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber. – Gerard Butler
  4. Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of. – Tia Carrere
  5. It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. – Charles Caleb Colton
  6. That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee And I really trusted Ron. It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about. – Jennifer Connelly
  7. When I worked with Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies, she told me, You need a plan B, because when you have six months to a year off, you can go nuts. You need to have another focus. – Eliza Dushku
  8. Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making. – Sugar Ray Leonard
  9. You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" to talk about love. – Jet Li
  10. I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career. – Donald Pleasence
  11. The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone. – Joe Rogan
  12. But Patsy, she was a great, great girl. And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person, and her mama Grace. I've known those folks for years and years and years. – Mel Tillis
  13. For years, I looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being a Chinese and Asian man living in this country. – Donnie Yen
  14. I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences. – Zhang Yimou

Usage examples for lee

  1. I pity men like Sidney Lee How jealous they must be of me! – Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham
  2. But Mrs. Ingraham had great reliance on Dorothy's common sense, and she left no lee way for uninitiation. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  3. Be this as it may, the vessel brought up under the lee of the rock and cast anchor. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  4. And Lee let him alone. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  5. I hope you're not hurt, Lee – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  6. Of course, Lee has a right to his own life. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. " No tellee me; no tellee Lee was the response, as the fellow jerked his head in the direction of his comrade. – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  8. " Mara, this is Lee we just got here. – Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
  9. In the dim light we could make out a vessel lying some hundreds of yards away and in the lee of that same land. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  10. I should think, Araminta Lee that you 'd be the last one on earth to ask what's wrong! – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  11. Jackson at once telegraphed to Lee I am of opinion that an attempt should be made to defeat Banks, but under instructions from General Johnston I do not feel at liberty to make an attack. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. " We wait, but the waiting is over," Jil- Lee said. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. He waited until Lee had entered, then closed the door and left. – Am I Still There? by James R. Hall
  14. Some report that, on hearing of the sad fall of his chief Captain, General Lee exclaimed, " I would rather have lost twenty thousand men!" – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  15. Send Sergeant Lee in here to me again. – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  16. A point on the lee bow, sir. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  17. He knew what Washington had ordered, but Lee said to him: " You don't know the British soldiers; we cannot stand against them." – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  18. Lee replied at once, asking the terms that would be offered on condition of surrender. – Ulysses S. Grant by Walter Allen
  19. He chose a spot under the lee of a box- car, and was soon rewarded by hearing a new movement from the working engine. – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  20. What's the matter, Lee – The Untamed by Max Brand

Rhymes for lee

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