Meaning of lee
- protective shelter: The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm.
- the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind: We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain.
- the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
- accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail: Careless steering brought the wind by the lee.
- to leeward.
- pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.
- Usually,the insoluble matter that settles from a liquid, esp. from wine; sediment; dregs.
- 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
- 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
- born 1905, U.S. painter.
- 1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee; nephew of Robert E. Lee).
- 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).
- (Rose Louise Hovick), 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
- born 1926, U.S. novelist.
- (“Light-Horse Harry”), 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
- born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister since 1959.
- (“Ellery Queen”), 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
- 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
- 1807–70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
- 1859–1926, English biographer and critic.
- born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1957.
- a town in W Massachusetts: resort. 6247.
- a male or female given name.
- lee (Thesaurus)