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adverb, adjective Nautical.
  1. upon or toward the lee side of a vessel; away from the wind (opposed to aweather).
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Origin of alee

1350–1400; Middle English. See a-1, lee1
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Related Words

onwards, along, onward, ahead, out, forward, forth, away, first, ante, fore, moving, on, alee, beyond, into, before, beforehand, previous, antecedently

Examples from the Web for alee

Historical Examples

  • Alee samee, Sherm did the business, Carol,” retorted Ernest.

    Chicken Little Jane

    Lily Munsell Ritchie

  • A shot followed; neither Alee nor my black horse did I ever see more.

    Saved from the Sea

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Alee threw himself upon my horse, while I gave Bu Saef the rein.

    Saved from the Sea

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The men put spurs to their mules, Alee gave the lash to my horse, and we started.

  • Alee, the guide, was at my right side settling my lumbering foot in my stirrup.

British Dictionary definitions for alee


adverb, adjective (postpositive)
  1. nautical on or towards the leewith the helm alee Compare aweather
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