[leej, leezh] /lidʒ, liʒ/
a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
a feudal vassal or subject.
owing primary allegiance and service to a feudal lord.
pertaining to the relation between a feudal vassal and lord.
the liege adherents of a cause.
[lee-eyzh; French lyezh] /liˈeɪʒ; French lyɛʒ/
a city in E Belgium, on the Meuse River: one of the first cities attacked in World War I.
a province in E Belgium. 1521 sq. mi. (3940 sq. km).
(of a lord) owed feudal allegiance (esp in the phrase liege lord)
(of a vassal or servant) owing feudal allegiance: a liege subject
of or relating to the relationship or bond between liege lord and liegeman: liege homage
a liege lord
a liegeman or true subject
/lɪˈeɪʒ; French ljɛʒ/
a province of E Belgium: formerly a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, much larger than the present-day province. Pop: 1 029 605 (2004 est). Area: 3877 sq km (1497 sq miles)
a city in E Belgium, capital of Liège province: the largest French-speaking city in Belgium; river port and industrial centre. Pop: 185 488 (2004 est)
word used by a vassal to address his superior or lord in the feudal system, c.1300, from Anglo-French lige (late 13c.), Old French lige “(feudal) liege, free, giving or receiving fidelity,” perhaps from Late Latin laeticus “cultivated by serfs,” from laetus “serf,” which probably is from Proto-Germanic *lethiga- “freed” (cf. Old English læt “half-freedman, serf;” Old High German laz, Old Frisian lethar “freedman”), from PIE root *le- “let go, slacken” (see let (v.)). Or the Middle English word may be directly from Old High German leidig “free.” As a noun from late 14c., both as “vassal” and “lord.” Hence, liege-man “a vassal sworn to the service and support of a lord, who in turn is obliged to protect him” (mid-14c.).
[leej-muh n, leezh-] /ˈlidʒ mən, ˈliʒ-/ noun, plural liegemen. 1. a vassal; subject. 2. a faithful follower. /ˈliːdʒˌmæn/ noun (pl) -men 1. (formerly) the subject of a sovereign or feudal lord; vassal 2. a loyal follower
[lee] /li/ noun, Mathematics. 1. a topological group that is a manifold.
[lahy-in] /ˈlaɪˌɪn/ noun 1. a protest demonstration in which participants lie down in a public place against regulations and resist being moved. [lahy-in] /ˈlaɪˌɪn/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. an act or instance of staying in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.
- Lie like a rug
verb phrase To be very mendacious: They say the truth is not in us, first of all. They say we lie like wet rugs (1940s+)