By the lee
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["a], 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]


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  • By the lee — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring by the lee — 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[ a], Dan. l[ae].] 1. A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring by the lee — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the bye — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the head — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the run — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the way — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Lee Aaron Project — Infobox Album | Name = The Lee Aaron Project Type = Album Artist = Lee Aaron Released = November 13, 1982 Recorded = 1982, at Masters Workshop and Phase One Studios, Toronto Canada Genre = Heavy metal / rock Length = 41:06 Label = Freedom Records …   Wikipedia

  • By the Light of the Moon (album) — Infobox Album | Name = By the Light of the Moon Type = Album Artist = Los Lobos Released = 1987 Recorded = Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California Genre = Rock and roll Country Length = 40:29 Label = Slash Records, WB Records Producer = T Bone… …   Wikipedia

  • Under the lee — Under Un der, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries. under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel. undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below, inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. {Inferior}.] 1. Below or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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