Leer



[leer] /lɪər/

verb (used without object)
1.
to look with a sideways or oblique glance, especially suggestive of lascivious interest or sly and malicious intention:
I can’t concentrate with you leering at me.
noun
2.
a lascivious or sly look.
[leer] /lɪər/
adjective, British Dialect.
1.
having no burden or load.
2.
faint for lack of food; hungry.
[leer] /lɪər/
noun
1.
.
[lee] /li/
noun
1.
protective shelter:
The lee of the rock gave us some protection against the storm.
2.
the side or part that is sheltered or turned away from the wind:
We erected our huts under the lee of the mountain.
3.
Chiefly Nautical. the quarter or region toward which the wind blows.
adjective
4.
pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the lee.
Idioms
5.
by the lee, Nautical. accidentally against what should be the lee side of a sail:
Careless steering brought the wind by the lee.
6.
under the lee, Nautical. to leeward.
/lɪə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to give an oblique, sneering, or suggestive look or grin
noun
2.
such a look
/liː/
noun
1.
a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
2.
(nautical) by the lee, so that the wind is blowing on the wrong side of the sail
3.
(nautical) under the lee, towards the lee
adjective
4.
(prenominal) (nautical) on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore Compare weather (sense 5)
/liː/
noun
1.
a river in SW Republic of Ireland, flowing east into Cork Harbour. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
/liː/
noun
1.
Ang (æŋ). born 1954, Taiwanese film director; his films include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Life of Pi (2012)
2.
Bruce, original name Lee Yuen Kam. 1940–73, US film actor and kung fu expert who starred in such films as Enter the Dragon (1973)
3.
Gypsy Rose, original name Rose Louise Hovick. 1914–70, US striptease and burlesque artiste, who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies (1936) and in films
4.
Laurie (ˈlɒrɪ). 1914–97, British poet and writer, best known for the autobiographical Cider with Rosie (1959)
5.
Richard Henry. 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman, who moved the resolution in favour of American independence (1776)
6.
Robert E(dward). 1807–70, American general; commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies in the Civil War
7.
Spike, real name Shelton Jackson Lee. born 1957, US film director: his films include She’s Gotta Have It (1985), Malcolm X (1992), and the documentary When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2008)
8.
T(sung)-D(ao) (tsuːŋ daʊ). born 1926, US physicist, born in China. With Yang he disproved the principle that that parity is always conserved and shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1957
v.

“to look obliquely” (now usually implying “with a lustful or malicious intent”), 1520s, probably from Middle English noun ler “cheek,” from Old English hleor “the cheek, the face,” from Proto-Germanic *khleuzas “near the ear,” from *kleuso- “ear,” from PIE root *kleu- “to hear” (see listen). The notion is probably of “looking askance” (cf. figurative development of cheek). Related: Leered; leering.
n.

1590s, from leer (v).
n.

Old English hleo “shelter, cover, defense, protection,” from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish læ, Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij “lee, shelter”). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been “warm” (cf. German lau “tepid,” Old Norse hly “shelter, warmth”), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) “warm.” As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.

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