Origin of lee1
Origin of lee2
Related Words for leesector, bottom, top, surface, hand, part, front, face, border, rear, view, verge, rim, aspect, flank, periphery, boundary, perimeter, division, direction
Examples from the Web for lee
Contemporary Examples of lee
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
What stuck in my mind were the two supporting actors, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.
In my opinion Lee was one of the greatest actors of all time.
Little did I know that Lee had actually been born into a wealthy family.
Lee would stay up late, unable to sleep from the pains he had in his back.
Historical Examples of lee
But Lee was of opinion it would lead them too far from Gen. Greene.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
A part of the time, our lee lower yard-arms were nearly in the water.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Sing Lee had been a silent listener to this strange conversation.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Lee, with his invincible legions, was still sweeping northward.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Now the little shop had been far distanced by the competition of Sothern and Lee.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin for lee
Old English hleo "shelter, cover, defense, protection," from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish læ, Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij "lee, shelter"). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been "warm" (cf. German lau "tepid," Old Norse hly "shelter, warmth"), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) "warm." As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.