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Lee may refer to:

Given names or surnames

Place and river names

Great Britain

United States of America

Other countries

Other uses

  • M3 Lee, a medium tank used during WWII
  • Lee (Jeans), a clothing brand
  • Lee side, the side of a ship which is downwind, the side away from windward
  • Lee University, private coeducational university located in Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Lee waves, periodic changes of pressure in a stream of air when the wind moves over mountains

See also

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

There is more than one place called Lee:



  • Lee-on-the-Solent a small seaside town in Hampshire.

United States of America

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LEE. (r) (In O. Eng. hleo; cf. the pronunciation lew-ward of "leeward"; the word appears in several Teutonic languages; cf. Dutch lij, Dan. lae), properly a shelter or protection, chiefly used as a nautical term for that side of a ship, land, &c., which is farthest from the wind, hence a "lee shore," land under the lee of a ship, i.e. one on which the wind blows directly and which is unsheltered. A ship is said to make "leeway" when she drifts laterally away from her course. (2) A word now always used in the plural "lees," meaning dregs, sediment, particularly of wine. It comes through the O. Fr. lie from a Gaulish Lat. Ha, and is probably of Celtic origin.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also lee, and l'ee



Alternative spellings


Proper noun




  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  2. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of Li (See: ).
  3. A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
  4. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
  5. Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.

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Simple English

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