lea: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lē, lā), [key]
— n.
  1. a tract of open ground, esp. grassland; meadow.
  2. land used for a few years for pasture or for growing hay, then plowed over and replaced by another crop.
  3. a crop of hay on tillable land.
  1. untilled; fallow.


Pronunciation: (lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a measure of yarn of varying quantity, for wool usually 80 yards (73 m), cotton and silk 120 yards (110 m), linen 300 yards (274 m).
  2. a 20-lea yarn.
    1. a unit length used to ascertain the linear density of yarns.
    2. a count or number representing units of linear measure per pound in linen or cotton yarn:a 20-lea yarn.


Pronunciation: (lē for 1 lē&prim&schwa for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. 1876–1912, U.S. soldier and author: adviser 1911–12 to Sun Yat-sen in China.
  2. a female given name, form ofor


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. league.
  2. leather.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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