Definitions of lee

  1. soldier of the American Revolution ( 1756- 1818)
  2. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America ( born in 1957)
  3. United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films ( 1941- 1973)
  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. 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.
  10. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.
  11. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor ( esp. wine); sediment; dregs; - used now only in the plural.
  12. The side towards which the wind blows; calm or sheltered side.
  13. The part toward which the wind blows.
  14. Sheltered side; side which the wind reaches last.
  15. The direction opposite that from which the wind comes; the side sheltered, or that gives shelter, from wind.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. towards the side away from the wind
  19. 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.
  20. As in LEE- SIDE, the sheltered side of a ship: LEE- SHORE, the shore opposite to the lee- side of a ship.
  21. Pertaining to the side sheltered from the wind.