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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lee /ˈli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lee, n.
 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.
    We lurked under lee.   --Morte d'Arthure.
    Desiring me to take shelter in his lee.   --Tyndall.
 2. Naut. That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lee v. i., To lie; to speak falsely. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lee, n.; pl. Lees   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.”
    A thousand demons lurk within the lee.   --Young.
 The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
 Is left this vault to brag of.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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: Spike Lee,
            Shelton Jackson Lee]
      2: United States striptease artist who became famous on
         Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970) [syn: 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: 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: Tsung Dao Lee]
      5: leader of the American Revolution who proposed the
         resolution calling for independence of the American
         colonies (1732-1794) [syn: Richard Henry Lee]
      6: soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818) [syn: Henry
         Lee, Lighthorse Harry Lee]
      7: American general who led the Confederate armies in the
         American Civil War (1807-1870) [syn: Robert E. Lee, Robert
         Edward Lee]
      8: the side of something that is sheltered from the wind [syn:
         lee side, leeward]