LEER, v.i. 1. To look obliquely; to turn the eye and cast a look from a corner, either in contempt, defiance or frowning, or for a sly look.2. To look with a forced countenance.
LEER, v.t. To allure with smiles.
LEER, n.1. The cheek. Obs.2. Complexion; hue; face. Obs.3. An oblique view.- With jealous leer malign eyed them askance.4. An affected cast of countenance.Damn with faint praise, concede with civil leer.
LEER, a. Empty; also, trifling; frivolous. Obs.
LEER, a. [Sax. gelær.]
Empty; also, trilling; frivolous. [Obs.] – B. Jonson.
LEER, n. [Sax. hleare, hleor, the cheek.]
- The cheek. [Obs.]
- Complexion; hue; face. [Obs.] – Shak.
- An oblique view.
With jealous leer malign / Eyed them askance. – Milton.
- An affected cast of countenance.
Damn with faint praise, concede with civil leer. – Pope.
LEER, v.i. [D. gluuren, begluuren.]
- To look obliquely; to turn the eye and cast a look from a corner, either in contempt, defiance or frowning, or for a sly look. – Swift.
- To look with a forced countenance. – Dryden.
To allure with smiles. – Dryden.
- Empty; destitute; wanting
- An oven in which
glassware is annealed.
- The cheek.
- To look with a leer] to look
askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust,
etc.; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look.
- To entice with a leer,
or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.
- Complexion; aspect; appearance.
- A distorted expression of the face, or an
indirect glance of the eye, conveying a sinister or immodest