Adjective "lee" definition and examples

(Lee may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/liː/

Definitions and examples

noun

The sheltered side of something; the side away from the wind.
  1. 'The locals keep saying the lee side (the sunny side).'
  2. 'I chose instead to fish the lee shore, hoping for a picture fish.'
  3. 'Canberra moved to the lee side of Christmas Island until the possible danger had passed.'
  4. 'Choppy it was but as we got farther out into the lee of the outer islands the sea calmed considerably.'
  5. 'Suddenly, in the lee of a large dune, she spotted the glow of a campfire.'
  6. 'The camp lies to the right in the lee of the cliff.'

More definitions

1. protective shelter: The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm.

2. the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind: We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain.

3. Chiefly Nautical. the quarter or region toward which the wind blows. adjective

4. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee. Idioms

5. by the lee, Nautical. accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail: Careless steering brought the wind by th

More examples(as adjective)

"lees can be lee."

"people/places/organizations can be lee."

"yews can be lee."

"koos can be lee."

"hos can be lee."

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Origin

(lee)Old English hlēo, hlēow ‘shelter’, of Germanic origin; probably related to luke- in lukewarm.