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[ley-tee; Spanish ley-te]
  1. an island in the E central Philippines: focal point of the U.S. invasion of the Philippines 1944. 3085 sq. mi. (7990 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • As late as February, 1902, an attempt was made to revive the war in Leyte Island.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • True, the peace certificate does not ignore the Leyte outbreak.

  • About the time that trouble ended in Samar it began in Leyte.

  • In the open sea off the coast of Leyte I took a specimen which measured sixty-four inches in length and weighed sixty-five pounds.

  • Some quantity is also exported to Leyte and Samar, but anything like an approximate value of the goods so shipped cannot be given.

British Dictionary definitions for leyte


  1. an island in the central Philippines, in the Visayan Islands. Chief town: Tacloban. Pop: 1 592 336 (2000). Area: 7215 sq km (2786 sq miles)
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