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NOUN (8)

1. United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957);
[syn: Lee, Spike Lee, Shelton Jackson Lee]

2. United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970);
[syn: Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee, Rose Louise Hovick]

3. United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973);
[syn: Lee, Bruce Lee, Lee Yuen Kam]

4. United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926);
[syn: Lee, Tsung Dao Lee]

5. leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794);
[syn: Lee, Richard Henry Lee]

6. soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818);
[syn: Lee, Henry Lee, Lighthorse Harry Lee]

7. American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870);
[syn: Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee]

8. the side of something that is sheltered from the wind;
[syn: lee, lee side, leeward]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. towards the side away from the wind;
[syn: downwind, lee(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lee \Lee\, a. (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. [1913 Webster] Lee gauge. See Gauge, n. (Naut.) Lee shore, the shore on the lee side of a vessel. Lee tide, a tide running in the same direction that the wind blows. On the lee beam, directly to the leeward; in a line at right angles to the length of the vessel and to the leeward. [1913 Webster] Leeangle
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lee \Lee\ (l[=e]), v. i., To lie; to speak falsely. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lee \Lee\, n.; pl. Lees (l[=e]z). [F. lie, perh. fr. L. levare to lift up, raise. Cf. Lever.] That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural. [Lees occurs also as a form of the singular.] "The lees of wine." --Holland. [1913 Webster] A thousand demons lurk within the lee. --Young. [1913 Webster] The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lee \Lee\, n. [OE. lee shelter, Icel. hl[=e], akin to AS. hle['o], hle['o]w, shelter, protection, OS. hl[`e]o, D. lij lee, Sw. l[aum], Dan. l[ae].] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] We lurked under lee. --Morte d'Arthure. [1913 Webster] Desiring me to take shelter in his lee. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a. [1913 Webster] By the lee, To bring by the lee. See under By, and Bring. Under the lee of, on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Lee adj 1: towards the side away from the wind [syn: downwind, lee(a)] n 1: United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957) [syn: Lee, Spike Lee, Shelton Jackson Lee] 2: United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970) [syn: Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee, Rose Louise Hovick] 3: United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973) [syn: Lee, Bruce Lee, Lee Yuen Kam] 4: United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926) [syn: Lee, Tsung Dao Lee] 5: leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794) [syn: Lee, Richard Henry Lee] 6: soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818) [syn: Lee, Henry Lee, Lighthorse Harry Lee] 7: American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870) [syn: Lee, Robert E. Lee, Robert Edward Lee] 8: the side of something that is sheltered from the wind [syn: lee, lee side, leeward] [ant: windward]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "lee": cover, defense, eye, flanking, glancing, guard, lateral, lee sheet, lee shore, lee side, lee tack, leeward, next-beside, preservation, protection, protective custody, refuge, safekeeping, safety, shade, shadow, shelter, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, watchful eye, weather, windward
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Lee -- U.S. County in Georgia Population (2000): 24757 Housing Units (2000): 8813 Land area (2000): 355.769587 sq. miles (921.438960 sq. km) Water area (2000): 6.239461 sq. miles (16.160130 sq. km) Total area (2000): 362.009048 sq. miles (937.599090 sq. km) Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 31.745706 N, 84.178609 W Headwords: Lee Lee, GA Lee County Lee County, GA
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Lee -- U.S. County in Kentucky Population (2000): 7916 Housing Units (2000): 3321 Land area (2000): 209.859319 sq. miles (543.533117 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.357079 sq. miles (3.514818 sq. km) Total area (2000): 211.216398 sq. miles (547.047935 sq. km) Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21 Location: 37.591061 N, 83.697023 W Headwords: Lee Lee, KY Lee County Lee County, KY
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Lee -- U.S. County in Iowa Population (2000): 38052 Housing Units (2000): 16612 Land area (2000): 517.392436 sq. miles (1340.040200 sq. km) Water area (2000): 21.372774 sq. miles (55.355227 sq. km) Total area (2000): 538.765210 sq. miles (1395.395427 sq. km) Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19 Location: 40.576831 N, 91.416607 W Headwords: Lee Lee, IA Lee County Lee County, IA
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Lee -- U.S. County in Illinois Population (2000): 36062 Housing Units (2000): 14310 Land area (2000): 725.363845 sq. miles (1878.683655 sq. km) Water area (2000): 3.922337 sq. miles (10.158806 sq. km) Total area (2000): 729.286182 sq. miles (1888.842461 sq. km) Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 41.774245 N, 89.352013 W Headwords: Lee Lee, IL Lee County Lee County, IL
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Lee -- U.S. County in Mississippi Population (2000): 75755 Housing Units (2000): 31887 Land area (2000): 449.588992 sq. miles (1164.430094 sq. km) Water area (2000): 3.554216 sq. miles (9.205378 sq. km) Total area (2000): 453.143208 sq. miles (1173.635472 sq. km) Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28 Location: 34.276904 N, 88.682514 W Headwords: Lee Lee, MS Lee County Lee County, MS
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Lee -- U.S. County in North Carolina Population (2000): 49040 Housing Units (2000): 19909 Land area (2000): 257.261320 sq. miles (666.303731 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.068229 sq. miles (5.356687 sq. km) Total area (2000): 259.329549 sq. miles (671.660418 sq. km) Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 35.467286 N, 79.167664 W Headwords: Lee Lee, NC Lee County Lee County, NC
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Lee -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 15657 Housing Units (2000): 6851 Land area (2000): 628.500736 sq. miles (1627.809365 sq. km) Water area (2000): 5.534011 sq. miles (14.333023 sq. km) Total area (2000): 634.034747 sq. miles (1642.142388 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 30.272047 N, 96.947276 W Headwords: Lee Lee, TX Lee County Lee County, TX
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Lee -- U.S. County in South Carolina Population (2000): 20119 Housing Units (2000): 7670 Land area (2000): 410.298525 sq. miles (1062.668256 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.003945 sq. miles (2.600206 sq. km) Total area (2000): 411.302470 sq. miles (1065.268462 sq. km) Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45 Location: 34.185344 N, 80.265648 W Headwords: Lee Lee, SC Lee County Lee County, SC
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Lee -- U.S. County in Alabama Population (2000): 115092 Housing Units (2000): 50329 Land area (2000): 608.710255 sq. miles (1576.552257 sq. km) Water area (2000): 6.842925 sq. miles (17.723094 sq. km) Total area (2000): 615.553180 sq. miles (1594.275351 sq. km) Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 32.607485 N, 85.328947 W Headwords: Lee Lee, AL Lee County Lee County, AL
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Lee -- U.S. County in Virginia Population (2000): 23589 Housing Units (2000): 11086 Land area (2000): 437.134769 sq. miles (1132.173806 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.182976 sq. miles (0.473905 sq. km) Total area (2000): 437.317745 sq. miles (1132.647711 sq. km) Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51 Location: 36.737463 N, 83.097696 W Headwords: Lee Lee, VA Lee County Lee County, VA
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Lee -- U.S. County in Florida Population (2000): 440888 Housing Units (2000): 245405 Land area (2000): 803.630409 sq. miles (2081.393117 sq. km) Water area (2000): 408.258598 sq. miles (1057.384871 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1211.889007 sq. miles (3138.777988 sq. km) Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12 Location: 26.602541 N, 81.846262 W Headwords: Lee Lee, FL Lee County Lee County, FL
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Lee -- U.S. County in Arkansas Population (2000): 12580 Housing Units (2000): 4768 Land area (2000): 601.663481 sq. miles (1558.301195 sq. km) Water area (2000): 17.803104 sq. miles (46.109827 sq. km) Total area (2000): 619.466585 sq. miles (1604.411022 sq. km) Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 34.780126 N, 90.763960 W Headwords: Lee Lee, AR Lee County Lee County, AR
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Lee, FL -- U.S. town in Florida Population (2000): 352 Housing Units (2000): 154 Land area (2000): 1.223230 sq. miles (3.168152 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003405 sq. miles (0.008818 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.226635 sq. miles (3.176970 sq. km) FIPS code: 39850 Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12 Location: 30.419355 N, 83.299631 W ZIP Codes (1990): 32059 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Lee, FL Lee
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Lee, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 313 Housing Units (2000): 125 Land area (2000): 0.222907 sq. miles (0.577326 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.222907 sq. miles (0.577326 sq. km) FIPS code: 42587 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 41.794240 N, 88.940951 W ZIP Codes (1990): 60530 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Lee, IL Lee
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Lee, MA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 2021 Housing Units (2000): 953 Land area (2000): 1.363833 sq. miles (3.532312 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.363833 sq. miles (3.532312 sq. km) FIPS code: 34620 Located within: Massachusetts (MA), FIPS 25 Location: 42.306929 N, 73.247351 W ZIP Codes (1990): 01238 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Lee, MA Lee