leman

[ lem-uhn, lee-muhn ]
/ ˈlɛm ən, ˈli mən /

noun Archaic.

a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
a mistress.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of leman

1175–1225; Middle English lemman, earlier leofman.See lief, man

Definition for leman (2 of 2)

Leman
[ lee-muhn ]
/ ˈli mən /

noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for leman

British Dictionary definitions for leman (1 of 2)

leman
/ (ˈlɛmən, ˈliː-) /

noun archaic

a beloved; sweetheart
a lover or mistress

Word Origin for leman

C13 lemman, leofman, from leof dear, lief + man

British Dictionary definitions for leman (2 of 2)

Léman
/ (lemɑ̃) /

noun

Lac Léman the French name for (Lake) Geneva
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012