Pronunciation: (lē, lā),[key] —n. 1. a tract of open ground, esp. grassland; meadow.
2. land used for a few years for pasture or for growing hay, then plowed over and replaced by another crop.
3. a crop of hay on tillable land.
—adj. untilled; fallow. Also,ley.
Pronunciation: (lē),[key] —n. 1. a measure of yarn of varying quantity, for wool usually 80 yards (73 m), cotton and silk 120 yards (110 m), linen 300 yards (274 m).
2. Textiles. a. a unit length used to ascertain the linear density of yarns.
b. a count or number representing units of linear measure per pound in linen or cotton yarn: a 20-lea yarn.
Pronunciation: (lē for 1; lē'ufor 2),[key] —n. 1. Homer, 1876–1912, U.S. soldier and author: adviser 1911–12 to Sun Yat-sen in China.
2. a female given name, form of Leah or Lee.