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View synonyms for lei

lei

1

[ ley, ley-ee ]

noun

, plural leis.
  1. (in the Hawaiian Islands) a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., for the neck or head.


lei

2

[ ley ]

noun

  1. plural of leu.

lei

1

/ leɪ /

noun

  1. (in Hawaii) a garland of flowers, worn around the neck


lei

2

/ leɪ /

noun

  1. the plural of leu
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lei1

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1835–45
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lei1

from Hawaiian
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Example Sentences

Lei Huazhen is a handsome woman and unusually tall for an inhabitant of Sichuan.

“Media concerned know in their heart what they did wrong,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei explained afterward.

If not for its political angles, the Lei exposé is hardly the most eye-catching of Chinese sex scandals.

Lei, 54, is now under investigation for allegedly giving profitable construction deals to both his mistress and his brother.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei advised mainland citizens to “express their appeals in a rational and legal way.”

Sumar lei af, ok frtti rhallr ekki til sauamanns, ok engi kunni skyn honum.

Heyru menn til sauamanns ǫndveran daginn, en mir er lei daginn.

Tk at fjka, ok geri hr um kveldit; kmu menn til ta, ok lei sv fram at dagsetri; eigi kom Glmr heim.

But her picture was not worth five lei, as you can see for yourself.

"A Lei non posso dar un rifiuto," said he, meeting her shining eyes; and he gravely gathered the money and slung his tray.

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