• Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team
    Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lee towards the side away from the wind
    • n lee the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
    • n Lee American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
    • n Lee soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
    • n Lee leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
    • n Lee United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926)
    • n Lee United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    • n Lee United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    • n Lee United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • Lee A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship. "We lurked under lee .""Desiring me to take shelter in his lee ."
    • a Lee (Naut) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel.
    • Lee (Naut) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee a.
    • n Lee That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural. "The lees of wine.""A thousand demons lurk within the lee .""The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of."
    • v. i Lee To lie; to speak falsely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)
    • n lee Shelter.
    • n lee The quarter toward which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds; also, the shelter afforded by an object interposed which keeps off the wind: almost exclusively a nautical term.
    • lee Nautical, of or pertaining to the part or side toward which the wind blows, or which is sheltered from the wind: opposed to weather: as, the lee side of a vessel.
    • lee Lonely.
    • n lee An obsolete form of lea.
    • n lee A dialectal (Scotch) form of lie.
    • n lee An obsolete or dialectal form of lye.
    • n lee The grosser part of any liquor which has settled on the bottom of a vessel; dregs; sediment: as, the lees of wine: usually in the plural, lees, which is sometimes treated as a singular.
    • n lee In geology, the side of a ledge of rocks which is turned away from the approach of an eroding agent, such as a glacier. The other side is the stoss or shock side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
    • n Lee the quarter toward which the wind blows
    • adj Lee as in Lee′-side, the sheltered side of a ship
    • adv Lee toward the lee
    • n Lee (Spens.) a river: also the same as Lea.
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  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “Wrecked on the lee shore of age.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “I learned from Bruce Lee, "Be like water" and Gil Grissom from CSI, "Be like sponge."”


Settled on your lees - This is an old biblical idiom but still used. It refers to the lees (dregs, sediments) of wine or other liquids that settle in the bottom of the containing vessel if it is not disturbed. Hence, the idiom refers to someone or something that is at ease, not disturbed, or worried. Sometimes this also has reference to a false assurance.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lee, shelter, Icel. hlē, akin to AS. hleó, hleów, shelter, protection, OS. hlèo, D. lij, lee, Sw. , Dan. ,


In literature:

A fu' heart never lee'd.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Lee Virginia halted and turned.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
They rode into Lee's Falls and up to the bank entrance on horseback.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
General Lee's "Memoirs of the War" is a life-like and spirited narrative of events in which he was an actor.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
He had ridden twenty-seven miles to see Melissy Lee and he had not quite expected this sort of a greeting.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Madame had observed that Mrs. Lee was one of the rarely fortunate women who look as well in the morning as in the evening.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
She said that she must make it up to this girl, and she wished to see Lee about it immediately.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
Lee had on the 20th of April present for duty, armed and equipped, 53,891.
"Ulysses S. Grant" by Walter Allen
The Generals Washington and Lee are upon the lines every day.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
He knew what it was to have a fine orderly, and Lee was almost too good to be true at all.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb

In poetry:

"O Archie, Janet is my true love—
notna speir leave o' thee!"
"Gien that be true, the deevil's a sanct,
An' ye are no tellin a lee!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
O Robert Lee, you paladin,
I wonder how my words would strike you.
I know the portrait might have been
In many, many ways more like you.
"Robert E. Lee" by Gamaliel Bradford
"Thou shalt not yield to lord nor loun,
Nor yet shalt thou yield to me;
But yield thee to the braken-bush,
That grows upon yon lilye lee!"
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
Lord William lookit o'er his left shoulder,
To see what he could see,
And there be spy'd her seven brethren bold,
Come riding o'er the lee.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
"My wound is deep; I fain would sleep;
Take thou the vanguard of the three,
And hide me by the braken bush,
That grows on yonder lilye lee.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
'My wound is deep; I fain would sleep;
Take thou the vanguard of the three,
And hide me by the braken-bush,
That grows on yonder lilye lee.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British

In news:

Lee Marvin Be Thine Name The Prospect Theatre in Modesto has staged the world premiere of Nick Zagone's "Lee Marvin Be Thine Name".
LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Federal stimulus money set aside to weatherize homes is being used in Lee County.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is asking the Washington Nationals baseball team to trim down its wish list to improve City of Palms Park in Ft.
B) disclosed its position of 1.6 million shares in Lee Enterprises (LEE).
LEE COUNTY — For the second time in eight days, the Lee County Manager has been asked to resign.
Joe Lee Fisher, Jean Thomas Keeton, Gerry Webster, Brenda Thomas Thomas, Barbara Williams Johnson, Harry Spencer, Clariza Timmons, Lee Timmons.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The back-up medical helicopter service that is stationing a chopper in Lee County, says it will express interest in getting the franchise permanently.
Top players in the class of 2013 include Casey Danielson, Esther Lee and Alison Lee.
(l-r) Lea Doran and Hope Toelken of the Groton Rotary give a check to Brian Chidley Coach and Fitch Faculty member, Brady Lee, Jacob Lee, Finian O'Connor, Kush Kumar, Alex Kelleher, and Jacob Kowalski.
Lee Teschler As editor of Machine Design, Lee has been writing and editing technical information more.
Lee Anthony Ferguson was born April 20, 1954, the son of Lee Anthony and Charlean Berryhill Ferguson in Indianapolis.
Alicia and Dr Emad Salman (left) with Sanibel residents and Lee Memorial Hospital Board member Dr Steve Brown and his wife, Lena, at the Lee Memorial Foundation's appreciation night on Nov 27.
Lee County deputies responded to a warehouse off Lee Street in Lehigh Acres when someone reported hearing gunshots.
Danessa Lee, left, comforts her granddaughter Ashanti Lee, 12, after their family was rescued in Pearlington, Miss.
Koua Fong Lee embraces his wife, Panghoua Moua, outside of the Ramsey County jail, moments after learning that Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner would not seek a new case against Lee.

In science:

Another proof of reconstruction has been achieved with very different techniques and different formulas by Lee and Pandharipande .
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
An example of this behavior in statistical mechanics is the one-dimensional Yang-Lee edge .
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Moore, The Ising model, the Yang-Lee edge singularity and the 2D quantum gravity, Phys.
Phase transitions and random matrices
Lee, “Random lattice field theory: General formulation,” Nucl.
Statistical geometry of random weave states
Lee (1994ab) has a solution for the optimization problem for expected value in the case of simple path graphs and its continuous analogue.
Fast graphs for the random walker