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LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]

LEE, n.

Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphers towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds.

Under the lee, denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind.

Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind.

Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.

LEE, v.i. To lie. [Not used. See Lie.]




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LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]

LEE, n.

Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphers towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds.

Under the lee, denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind.

Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind.

Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.

LEE, v.i. To lie. [Not used. See Lie.]


LEE, n.1 [plur. Lees; Fr. lie.]

Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]


LEE, n.2 [Sw. ; Dan. . In Sax. hleo, hleow, is a bower or shelter; Scot. le, calm, sheltered; Ice. hle, D. ly, lee, and luw, sheltered from the wind; luwen, to cease blowing; W. clyd, sheltering, warn; Sp. lua, lee. If the Welsh is the same word, it connects these words with L. claudo, cluda, to shut or stop.]

Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphere toward which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds. Under the lee, denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind. Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind. Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.


LEE, v.i.

To lie. [Not used. See Lie.] – Chaucer.


Lee
  1. To lie; to speak falsely.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.

    [Lees occurs also as a form of the singular.] "The lees of wine." Holland.

    A thousand demons lurk within the lee. Young.

    The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
    Is left this vault to brag of.
    Shak.

  3. 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.

    We lurked under lee. Morte d'Arthure.

    Desiring me to take shelter in his lee. Tyndall.

  4. 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.

    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.

  5. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.

    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.

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Lee

LEE, noun plural less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]

LEE, noun

Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphers towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds.

Under the lee denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind.

Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind.

Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.

LEE, verb intransitive To lie. [Not used. See Lie.]

LEE'-BOARD, noun A frame of plant affixed to the side of a flat-bottomed vessel, to prevent it from falling to leeward when close-hauled.

LEE'-GAGE, noun A greater distance from the point whence the wind blows, than another vessel has.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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