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



    BrE BrE//liː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//liː//
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  1. 1[singular] the side or part of something that provides shelter from the wind We built the house in the lee of the hill. compare leeward, windward
  2. 2lees [plural] the substance that is left at the bottom of a bottle of wine, a container of beer, etc.
  3. synonym dregs
    Word OriginOld English hlēo, hlēow ‘shelter’, of Germanic origin; probably related to luke- in lukewarm.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lee