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A.Word.A.Day--lee

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This week's theme: short words.

lee (lee) noun

1. Shelter.

2. The side (of a ship, for example) that's sheltered or away from the direction from which the wind blows.

adjective

Of or pertaining to the side that's away from the wind.

[From Middle English, from Old English hleo (shelter).]

See more usage examples of lee in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Sunlight spread in waves across eerily calm fields in the lee of the woods ..." Paul Evans; Wednesday Radio; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 30, 2002.

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