Definition of ley noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//leɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//leɪ//
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  1. 1(also ley line) an imaginary line that is believed to follow the route of an ancient track and to have special powers
  2. 2(specialist) an area of land where grass is grown temporarily instead of crops
  3. Word Originsense 2 Old English lǣge ‘fallow’ (recorded in lǣghrycg ‘ridge left at the edge of a ploughed field)’; related to lay and lie.sense 1 1920s: variant of lea.
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