Dictionary.com

ley

[ ley ]
/ leɪ /
Save This Word!

noun

a pewter containing about 80 percent tin and 20 percent lead.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of ley

Aphetic variant of obsolete aleyalloy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for ley

British Dictionary definitions for ley

ley
/ (leɪ, liː) /

noun

arable land put down to grass; grassland or pastureland
Also called: ley line a line joining two prominent points in the landscape, thought to be the line of a prehistoric track

Word Origin for ley

C14: variant of lea 1
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
Book Your Online Tutor Now