Definition for leman (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for leman
Leman corresponds with many of them herself throughout her day, sometimes during a passing period in school.
As Dr. Leman says, "A conspiracy theorist is always going to see a conspiracy—whatever evidence you give to them."
General Leman gave orders to throw up entrenchments between forts and to fill the garrison.Lest We Forget|John Gilbert Thompson
We never tire of the Leman, but spend two or three hours every day in the boat.A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper
And what for thy honour did he give thee, When he made thee his leman beneath the sea?Romantic Ballads|George Borrow
General Leman considered that he had obtained from his troops the maximum effort of which they were capable and ordered a retreat.World's War Events, Vol. I|Various
And the first man that saw thee and had the might withal, would take thee straightway into his bed to be his leman.
British Dictionary definitions for leman (1 of 2)
Word Origin for leman
British Dictionary definitions for leman (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for leman
"sweetheart, paramour" (archaic), late 13c., from Middle English leofman (c.1200), from Old English leof "dear" (see lief) + man "human being, person" (see man (n.)). Originally of either gender, though deliberate archaic usage tends to limit it to women.