Origin of lee1
Origin of lee2
Examples from the Web for lees
Contemporary Examples of lees
The Lees were the 1st Black Family to move into the predominantly Italian-American Brooklyn Neighborhood of Cobble Hill.Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed
March 31, 2014
She sent at once for Lees and a séance was held in the Palace.
The voice phenomenon produced by Lees was instantly recognisable as that of the late Consort.
Lees refused the offer, apparently on the advice of his spirit guides, but did not leave the Queen without solace.
So, when she had their report, was the Queen, but before she could take action, she received a letter from the schoolboy Lees.
Historical Examples of lees
What work would they make with your Shakespears, Otways, and Lees?Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
She had tasted the lees of this on her arrival; in the darkness, after failure, they intoxicated her.Howards End
E. M. Forster
The lees of twenty ducats shabby in his fist told her how near the peril was.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
To her service he had dedicated the lees of his life and the ripeness of his knowledge.The God of Love
Justin Huntly McCarthy
If the wine boil over, put to it the lees of red wine, and that will cure it.
Word Origin for lees
Word Origin for lee
late 14c., from Old French lies, plural of lie "sediment," probably from Celtic (cf. Old Irish lige "a bed, a lying"), from PIE root *legh- "to lie" (see lie (v.2)).
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.