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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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Usage examples for lee

  1. And Lee let him alone. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  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. 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
  4. I hope you're not hurt, Lee? – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  5. 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
  6. What's the matter, Lee? – The Untamed by Max Brand
  7. Lee replied at once, asking the terms that would be offered on condition of surrender. – Ulysses S. Grant by Walter Allen
  8. Be this as it may, the vessel brought up under the lee of the rock and cast anchor. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  9. 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
  10. He waited until Lee had entered, then closed the door and left. – Am I Still There? by James R. Hall
  11. 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
  12. A point on the lee- bow, sir. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Send Sergeant Lee in here to me again. – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  16. Of course, Lee has a right to his own life. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. " 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
  18. I pity men like Sidney Lee; How jealous they must be of me! – Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham
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